Keynote: Engineering the Red Planet
Day of the Week:
On August 5th 2012, NASA landed its most capable robotic geologist on the surface of the Red Planet. The Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) mission landed a 2000 lb rover, the size of a compact car, to explore the planes of Mars. The rover, aptly named Curiosity, will search for organic compounds, characterize the climate and geology, and continue the search for life. One of the most challenging aspects of the mission, from an engineering perspective, was safely landing the rover on the surface. The entry descent and landing (EDL) system used a heat shield to accommodate its hypersonic entry conditions, followed by a supersonic parachute, and eight retro rockets for the powered descent phase. For its final terminal descent, a maneuver called the sky crane was used where the rover was lowered on tethers for touchdown. The talk will describe the motivation for Mars Exploration and how the MSL EDL engineering challenges were tackled with computational modeling and cutting edge experimental techniques.
Monday, 26 June
High Velocity Dev Teams
Working Smarter as a team. Improving value delivery of engineers. Lean and Agile principles.
Innovations in Fintech
Technology, tools and techniques supporting modern financial services.
Java - Propelling the Ecosystem Forward
Lessons from Java 8, prepping for Java 9, and looking ahead at Java 10. Innovators in Java.
Microservices: Patterns & Practices
Practical experiences and lessons with Microservices.
Modern Clientside Apps
Reactive, cross platform, progressive - webapp tech today.
Tuesday, 27 June
Architectures You've Always Wondered about
Case studies from the most relevant names in software.
Building Security Infrastructure
How our industry is being attacked and what you can do about it.
Chaos & Resilience
Failures, edge cases and how we're embracing them.
Developer Experience: Level up your engineering effectiveness
Trends, tools and projects that we're using to maximally empower your developers.
Stream Processing at Large
Rapidly moving data at scale.
Wednesday, 28 June
Immutable Infrastructures: Orchestration, Serverless, and More
What's next in infrastructure. How cloud function like lambda are making their way into production.
Machine Learning 2.0
Machine Learning 2.0, Deep Learning & Deep Learning Datasets.
Modern CS in the Real World
Applied, practical, & real-world dive into industry adoption of modern CS.
Next Gen APIs: Designs, Protocols, and Evolution
Practical deep-dives into public and internal API design, tooling and techniques for evolving them, and binary and graph-based protocols.
Maximizing your impact as an engineer, as a leader, and as a person.