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Tuesday, February 14
 

1:00pm PST

Registration Open: Badge Pick Up
Pick up your DeveloperWeek, ProductWorld or CloudConnect 2023 Attendee Badge at the Oakland Convention Center Lobby from 1:00pm - 5:00pm!


Tuesday February 14, 2023 1:00pm - 5:00pm PST
Oakland Convention Center - Lobby
 
Wednesday, February 15
 

10:00am PST

INVITE ONLY -- CloudBees Workshop: Continuous Integration & Release Orchestration for Modern Development Teams
Limited Capacity seats available

SEPERATE REIGISTRATION REQUIRED 
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/maximizing-release-train-efficiency-release-orchestration-software-registration-506807052537

Join CloudBees for a half-day workshop of fun and learning centered around Release Orchestration and Continuous Integration
 
Wednesday, February 15, 2023 | Oakland Convention Center, Oakland, CA
AM Registration Opens:  9:30 AM (PT)
AM Workshop: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM (PT)
OR
PM Registration Opens: 12:00 PM (PT)
PM Workshop: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (PT)
 
Co-located with DeveloperWeek 2023
 
INTRO:
Get actual hands-on training, hear from your peers, and see live demos from CloudBees. 
 
WORKSHOP LAYOUT:
With your choice of either a morning or afternoon hands-on workshop, the CloudBees team will detail how to improve your efficiency and effectiveness while increasing the reliability and quality of your releases.
The workshop will be repeated – the morning workshop will occur from 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM (PT), and the afternoon sessions 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (PT), giving you the opportunity to fit the workshop into your schedule.
 
Lunch & networking will be provided for both workshops: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (PT).  Snacks & networking will also be provided 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (PT) for the afternoon workshop
 
WORKSHOP SESSION 1: Maximizing Release Efficiency with Insights into Your Release
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (PT)
To deliver value to customers, Release Train Engineers and Release Managers coordinate and integrate the work of multiple Agile teams. This can be challenging and complex, especially as the number of teams and scope of work increase. 
In this workshop, you will learn how to develop insights using CloudBees RO SaaS to improve efficiency and effectiveness and how to use insights to track and analyze the progress of multiple teams, identify and resolve dependencies and communicate with stakeholders.
 
 
WORKSHOP SESSION 2: Improving Release Quality with Continuous Integration
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM and 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (PT)
Release Train Engineers and Release Managers are responsible for delivering high-quality software to their customers consistently. Through this workshop, you will learn how to enhance the reliability and quality of your releases by utilizing CloudBees Continuous Integration. 
In addition to automating build, test, and deployment processes, you will learn how CloudBees CI can enhance release orchestration.
 
SUMMARY
Don't miss this opportunity to meet and learn from CloudBees experts and your peers. Plus, have some fun along the way.
 
Please bring your laptop to the workshop sessions for the hands-on training; we will use a cloud-based training that will work on your notebook.
 
See you there!

Wednesday February 15, 2023 10:00am - 3:30pm PST
Cloudbees Workshop Room (Room 208 & 210/211)

11:00am PST

Registration Open: Badge Pick Up
Pick up your DeveloperWeek, ProductWorld or CloudConnect 2023 Attendee Badge at the Oakland Convention Center Lobby from 11:00am -9:00pm!


Wednesday February 15, 2023 11:00am - 9:00pm PST
Oakland Convention Center - Lobby

12:00pm PST

PRO WORKSHOP: How to MLOps Today - A Framework to Navigate the Ever-Expanding Tools Landscape.
Limited Capacity seats available

Charles Frye, Full Stack Deep Learning, Deep Learning Educator

Description
The MLOps landscape is exploding with new tools for specific needs. As a ML practitioner, it can be disorienting which tools to use, and even harder, how to do it in a production setting. Many resort to gluing together their preferred tools from scratch, and end up maintaining internal MLOps tooling with clunky abstractions and hard to extend modules. This begs the questions - What if you hit a limitation of the tool? Are you locked-in by vendors and what are the costs of switching? What about experimenting with new tools? These must be considered when building a future-proof production ML solution.

ZenML is an open source framework to develop tool-and-infrastructure agnostic ML pipelines. It lets you separate the ML logic and infrastructure code so you can build your pipelines without worrying about the stack early on. ZenML also provides integrations that let tools talk to one another seamlessly. As ZenML is a framework, you can write a custom integration for tools you don’t find on the list.

In this talk, we'll build an end-to-end ML pipeline from scratch and scale them into a production-ready stack. The pipeline contains built-in best practices using data validators such as Great Expectations, experiment trackers such as MLflow, and model serving tools such as Seldon. On top of that, we show how you can swap out each component independently. Finally, we'll demonstrate how you can scale your pipeline from a local run to full-fledged cloud infrastructure with just two simple commands.

Takeaways
1. It can be cumbersome to understand the burgeoning MLOps tooling landscape.
2. One way to manage the complexity is to derive abstractions from common workflows in MLOps.
3. ZenML is a framework that uses such abstractions to create tooling and cloud-agnostic ML pipelines.

Speakers
avatar for Charles Frye

Charles Frye

Deep Learning Educator, Full Stack Deep Learning
Charles teaches people how to build ML applications. After doing research in psychopharmacology and neurobiology, he pivoted to artificial neural networks and completed a PhD at the University of California, Berkeley in 2020. He then worked as an educator at Weights & Biases before... Read More →


Wednesday February 15, 2023 12:00pm - 12:50pm PST
PRO STAGE A
  AI & Machine Learning

12:00pm PST

PRO WORKSHOP: Formal Modeling and Analysis of Distributed Systems (Finding Critical Bugs Early!)
Limited Capacity seats available

Ankush Desai, Senior Applied Scientist , Amazon Web Services

Distributed systems are notoriously hard to get right. Programming these systems is challenging because of the need to reason about the myriad possible interleaving of messages and failures. Unsurprisingly, it is common to uncover bugs after deployment.

Formal methods (FM) can play an important role in addressing this challenge. But the key requirement for “success” in is the ability to integrate FM in all the phases of development process from system design, implementation, to unit and integration testing, and even in production through runtime monitoring.

In this talk, we will provide an overview of the P programming framework. P is a state machine-based programming language for modeling and specifying complex distributed systems. We will discuss how P is currently being used extensively inside Industry and Academia, addressing the challenges mentioned above. P is open-source: https://p-org.github.io/P/

P usage in Amazon S3: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/962963706?t=0h15m16s

Speakers
avatar for Ankush Desai

Ankush Desai

Senior Applied Scientist, Amazon Web Services
Ankush Desai is a Senior Applied Scientist in the Database Services (DBS) group at AWS. He is currently working onbuilding formal tools and techniques that help developers reason about the correctness of complex distributedservices across AWS (S3, DBS, EBS,). These techniques range... Read More →


Wednesday February 15, 2023 12:00pm - 12:50pm PST
PRO Stage C
  DevOps Summit

12:00pm PST

PRO WORKSHOP: Jakarta EE for Spring Developers
Limited Capacity seats available

Ivar Grimstad, Jakarta EE Developer Advocate, Eclipse Foundation

Description
**Jakarta EE 9** changed its package namespace from `javax.*` to `jakarta.*`. This may sound like a trivial change that mostly affects Jakarta EE. So, why should Spring developers care?

As it turns out, the namespace changes ripple throughout the entire Java ecosystem. And Spring is no exception. Spring Framework 6 and Spring Boot 3 raise their baseline to Jakarta EE 9 API level which is supported by Tomcat 10 and Jetty 11 for example.

Attending this session will teach you how to make this migration as smoothly as possible. A live coding demo will take you through the steps involved, and point out where to pay special attention.

We will also briefly examine some of the changes introduced in **Jakarta EE 10** that will prepare you for what to expect from Spring 6.x. Some pointers to what we can expect from **Jakarta EE 11** will also be given.
Takeaways
  • Learn how to handle the javax.* to jakarta.* migration
  • Get an understanding of Jakarta EE and how it relates to Spring
  • A sneak peek into what's coming next

Speakers
avatar for Ivar Grimstad

Ivar Grimstad

Jakarta EE Developer Advocate, Eclipse Foundation
Ivar Grimstad is the Jakarta EE Developer Advocate at Eclipse Foundation. He is a Java Champion and JUG Leader based in Sweden.Besides advocating the Jakarta EE technologies, Ivar is contributing to the Jakarta EE specifications as well as being the PMC Lead for Eclipse Enterprise... Read More →


Wednesday February 15, 2023 12:00pm - 12:50pm PST
PRO STAGE B

12:00pm PST

PRO WORKSHOP (ProductWorld): Data Driven Product Development Using A/B Testing
Limited Capacity filling up

Graham McNicoll, Experimentation Expert and Co-founder, GrowthBook

Running controlled experiments using A/B tests is one of the best ways to determine the impact of the products you are shipping. At high performance product teams, A/B testing has increasingly been adopted as an integral part of the product development process. In this talk you will learn what A/B testing is and why you should be A/B testing. We will then explore how to start adopting A/B testing into your process, how to grow to do A/B testing at scale, and the advantages of A/B testing on your culture. Finally I’ll share some best practices from top companies and common mistakes of experiment driven product development. At the end of this talk you will be able to understand why you should be A/B testing, and strategies on how to add this to your development process.

Speakers
avatar for Graham McNicoll

Graham McNicoll

Experimentation Expert and Co-founder, GrowthBook
Graham is the Co-founder and CEO of GrowthBook, an open source feature flagging and A/B testing platform. Before starting GrowthBook, Graham was the CTO of Education.com for 6 years. He helped grow Education.com from nothing into one of the largest Ed-tech platforms by focusing on... Read More →


Wednesday February 15, 2023 12:00pm - 12:50pm PST
ProductWorld Main Stage

12:00pm PST

DeveloperWeek Certificates
https://www.developerweek.com/certificates/

Wednesday February 15, 2023 12:00pm - 6:00pm PST

12:00pm PST

PRO Workshop Day: DeveloperWeek 2023 (+ ProductWorld 2023 & CloudConnect 2023)
PREMIUM & PRO Pass holders: Join us for PRO Workshop Day @ DeveloperWeek 2023 (+ ProductWorld 2023 & CloudConnect 2023)

REMINDER:
  • Wed, Feb 15 is PRO Workshop Day and is available ONLY to the following pass types:  PREMIUM, PRO, SPEAKER PRO, SPONSOR PRO, EXHIBITOR, and MEDIA.
  • OPEN Passes have access to DeveloperWeek 2023 only on Thu & Fri, Feb 16-17 to all 20+ Keynotes, 130+ OPEN Talks, and the 2-day Expo with 90+ exhibiting partners, games & swag challenges.

Wednesday February 15, 2023 12:00pm - 6:00pm PST
Oakland Convention Center - Lobby

1:00pm PST

PRO WORKSHOP: Preventing, Diagnosing & Curing Bad Data
Limited Capacity seats available

Shailvi Wakhlu, Former Head of Data & Analytics, Ex-Strava, Ex-Komodo Health

Description
Data insights can only be as good as the quality of the data they're based on. Inaccuracies and biases in your data can result in costly mistakes. In this talk, I highlight the typical lifecycle of data and the phases where bad data sneaks in. I also cover ways to prevent, diagnose & fix issues, using real-world and relatable examples from subscription businesses
Businesses use data to make good decisions that can help supercharge positive outcomes. If the data they use to make those decisions are of low quality, there is a high chance that the results will be low quality as well. Thus, it is very important to prevent bad data from occurring in the first place, by understanding how it gets created. The typical lifecycle of data, and the phases where bad data gets introduced help us with that deeper understanding. Having an intentional plan to find and fix bad data early in the pipeline is the best way businesses can protect themselves from potential dire outcomes
Takeaways
  • Proactive steps to preventing bad data
  • Identifying and diagnosing bad data
  • Fixing bad data problems in a scalable manner


Speakers
avatar for Shailvi Wakhlu

Shailvi Wakhlu

Former Head of Data & Analytics, Ex-Strava, Ex-Komodo Health
Shailvi is a Data Leader who has led large teams of Product Analysts and Machine Learning Engineers to enable data-informed product improvements in multiple companies. Previously, she has been the Head of Data & Analytics at companies such as Strava and Komodo Health. She has also... Read More →


Wednesday February 15, 2023 1:00pm - 1:50pm PST
PRO STAGE A

1:00pm PST

PRO WORKSHOP: Rules of Observability: The Data Edition
Limited Capacity seats available

Dave McAllister, OSS Technical Evangelist, NGINX

There are immutable laws and rules for many things, from nature to physics to karma. Observability, with its innate complexity, also has its own immutable rules, which transform elastic and ephemeral rote reactions to a clear and concise approach and understanding of your environment.

Join us to learn the rules you should understand with your approach to observability, including:

The impact of open and flexible data ingest and instrumentation
The impact of data retention and aggregation on blind spot analysis
The impact of data accuracy and precision on observability
The innate drive for seamless workflow integration, from alerts to resolution
Why drift and skew could lead to erroneous conclusions

Speakers
avatar for Dave McAllister

Dave McAllister

OSS Technical Evangelist, NGINX
At NGINX, Dave works with open source projects to promote the advantages of modern architectures and orchestration to solve large-scale distributed systems challenges, especially for today's fast-moving cycles.Dave has been a champion for open systems and open source from the early... Read More →


Wednesday February 15, 2023 1:00pm - 1:50pm PST
PRO Stage C

1:00pm PST

PRO WORKSHOP: Brain to the Cloud: Examining the Relationship Between Cognitive Function and Video Game Performance
Limited Capacity seats available

Todd Sharp, Principal Developer Advocate, Twitch

It’s probably no secret that a person’s focus and attention factor into their performance while playing video games. I recently wondered if there was a way to visualize the relationship between brain focus and video game scores, so I decided to upload my brain to the cloud and compare it with my performance in a popular console-based first-person shooter. To do this, I hacked a simple “MindFlex” toy with an EEG chip that I used to capture and analyze several factors, and save that data in the cloud. Once the brain activity was captured, I compared it to my personal game statistics obtained via the (unofficial) Call of Duty API and analyzed the results.

In this session, we’ll look at how I hacked the device and how the data was published to the cloud and combined with the game stats. We’ll look at both the hardware and software side of this fun project, as well as perform a demo of the brain capture and upload process with live audience participation. We'll also look at how I modified the project to embed my brain data in a live video stream and chart it in real-time to my stream viewers! It won’t require plutonium or even 1.21 gigawatts of electricity, so you don’t want to miss this session when we send our Brains to the Cloud!

Speakers
avatar for Todd Sharp

Todd Sharp

Principal Developer Advocate, Twitch
I’m a developer who advocates and evangelizes about interactive video streaming at Twitch. I’ve been writing code since 2004, and feel extremely lucky to be paid to do what I love and am truly passionate about. As part of my role as a Developer Advocate, I write lots of demos... Read More →


Wednesday February 15, 2023 1:00pm - 1:50pm PST
PRO STAGE B

1:00pm PST

PRO WORKSHOP (ProductWorld): Epic Budgeting for Product Leaders
Limited Capacity seats available

Peter Fagerstroem, VP of Consulting Services, IncrementOne

Epic budgeting is all about meeting deadlines. Working with agile teams that choose the work while meeting stakeholder expectations around what gets done by what date. The challenge is that teams don’t always pull as much as we want them to. Or they don't finish when we expected them to. So how do you hit a deadline without forcing work onto the team?
According to a recent State of Agile survey, 53% of respondents see the most common success measure for agile initiatives is on-time delivery. But if agile teams can choose how much work they take into a sprint, and sometimes underestimate the time required to complete a feature, how can teams be sure of delivering pre-committed scope on time and on budget? There is clearly more to agile delivery than product owners ordering a backlog of work for teams to pull work from.
Epic Budgeting allows the product owner to steer a product across the line, delivering the expected scope on time and on budget. Epic budgeting is about managing scope creep or avoiding an unsustainable focus on the perfect over the pragmatic. Learn how product owners and their teams work towards a fixed date or budget by applying double-loop learning to epic sizing and work breakdown. Expect some tales from real companies and a few lighthearted moments. And I’m at least 53% certain we will finish on time!

Speakers
avatar for Peter Fagerstroem

Peter Fagerstroem

VP of Consulting Services, IncrementOne
Peter Fagerstroem leads the consulting services for IncrementOne, working with clients to adopt agile and lean capabilities to improve their product delivery and customer satisfaction. He draws from a strong technical background covering multiple aspects of IT for business: research... Read More →


Wednesday February 15, 2023 1:00pm - 1:50pm PST
ProductWorld Main Stage

2:00pm PST

PRO WORKSHOP: Designing Secure API and Microservices-Based Applications
Limited Capacity filling up

Farshad Abasi, Founder and CEO, Forward Security

Many applications are being modernized by leveraging APIs and being decomposed into smaller units typically living in containers. These involve many new tools and technologies that are not always well understood, leading to a poor application security posture. Many application architects and developers who take advantage of these architectures lack the knowledge to apply the required security controls. The ideas, principles and concepts such as API gateways, end-to-end trust, authentication and authorization discussed in this presentation have existed for some time. But this presentation brings it all together to provide a blueprint for modern API and microservices-based application security.  

Speakers
avatar for Farshad Abasi

Farshad Abasi

Founder and CEO, Forward Security
Farshad Abasi is an innovative technologist with over twenty four years of experience in software design and development, network and system architecture, cybersecurity, management, and technical instruction. With a keen interest in security from the start, he has become an expert... Read More →


Wednesday February 15, 2023 2:00pm - 2:50pm PST
PRO STAGE A
  API & Microservices

2:00pm PST

PRO WORKSHOP: Why NFTs and APIs are Crucial for the Future of Web3
Limited Capacity seats available

Nayana Singh, GM of Product, ConsenSys

Description
Contrary to popular sentiment, creators don’t need to be expert developers to curate NFTs and participate in Web3. Application Programming Interfaces, or APIs, offer a low-code option to leverage blockchain technology but without code complexities, streamlining the point of entry to Web3 and acting as the perfect on-ramp to the space.
In this session, Nayana will discuss the future of Web3 and how NFTs and APIs are bridges for Web2 developers . Throughout her presentation, Nayana will break down the decentralized web and the opportunities it creates for Web2 developers to get more involved. She’ll cover the growing NFT landscape and how it will become more widely adopted for both the general population and developer audience.
To make Web3 more inclusive, and by building such APIs and SDKs to facilitate participation, Nayana can discuss the inclusivity of Web3 and the NFT solutions beyond collectibles, including auditing, loyalty tokens, gaming, ticketing, supply chain, track and trace and more.
Takeaways
  • How NFTs are bridging the gap in bringing developers from Web2 to Web3
  • How APIs are key to unlocking Web3
  • How developers can take advantage of the emerging space and the market opportunity that persists 

Speakers
avatar for Nayana Singh

Nayana Singh

GM of Product, ConsenSys
Nayana Singh is a General Manager of Product at ConsenSys responsible for the developer strategy for NFTs. Before ConsenSys, she worked at Microsoft for 10+ years in Product Management and Product Planning where she was also one of the first product managers focused on developing... Read More →


Wednesday February 15, 2023 2:00pm - 2:50pm PST
PRO STAGE B

2:00pm PST

PRO WORKSHOP (CloudConnect): Design for Costs, Four Pillars of Economic Cloud Design
Limited Capacity seats available

Twan Koot, Lead performance engineer & Codesmith, Ordina
Michiel Hamers,Microsoft (Azure) Cloud solution Lead & Codesmith, Ordina


Developers are being exposed to things like FinOps or a massive Azure bill. So let's start incorporating costs into our cloud design to make the best performance solution and the most economical solution!
In 2022 we see that security by design is common sense, why not incorporate the financial aspect.
In this session we will share our thoughts on maintaining grip on your cloud bill & maintaining high performance. By incorporating our four pillars of economic cloud design you are able to design cost efficient and high performant cloud solutions.
We will of course also explain "Zero User Costs" and "Geo Efficiency" so you can start today.

Speakers
avatar for twan koot

twan koot

Lead performance engineer & Codesmith, Ordina
Hi! My name is Twan Koot and I'm 29 years old from The Netherlands. I'm a performance engineer who's passion lies in creating and improving software to achieve high performing applications. I believe in a no nonsense testing approach in which quality should be number one. Apart from... Read More →
avatar for Michiel Hamers

Michiel Hamers

Microsoft (Azure) Cloud solution Lead & Codesmith, Ordina
Hi, my name is Michiel Hamers, 44 years old, and from The Netherlands.I am a (Azure) cloud specialist and I like to work on complex applications in the cloud.Some statistics: I'm since 2002 a Microsoft Certified Professional and since 2021 a Microsoft Certified Trainer.As a often... Read More →


Wednesday February 15, 2023 2:00pm - 2:50pm PST
PRO Stage C

2:00pm PST

PRO WORKSHOP (ProductWorld): Customer Interviewing for Product Teams
Limited Capacity seats available

Don't wait for a UX researcher. You can successfully interview customers. Learn when should you speak to customers and how can you get the most out of that precious time.

Speakers
avatar for Jim Morris

Jim Morris

Founder, Product Discovery Group
Jim is a coach for Product Management leaders and teams in early stage startups, tech companies and Fortune 100 corporations.Previously, Jim was an engineer, product manager and leader at startups where he developed raw ideas into successful products several times. He co-founded PowerReviews... Read More →


Wednesday February 15, 2023 2:00pm - 2:50pm PST
ProductWorld Main Stage

3:00pm PST

PRO WORKSHOP: Level up Your Value Delivery: Making Effective Choices
Limited Capacity seats available

Gil Broza, Agile Mindset & Leadership Expert, 3P Vantage

Description
What should you do to improve value delivery at your company?
Is it to upgrade the deployment pipeline, prioritize the backlog better, extend test automation coverage, restructure teams, or something else entirely?
How would you choose, from all possible improvements, the most strategic, realistic, and impactful ones to make now?
The answer requires a holistic look at Product Development – your company’s value delivery *system* that extends from idea to production.
It turns out that only 10 specific strategies are needed to optimize a system’s fitness for purpose (how well it helps the company achieve its vision and objectives). Even better news: these strategies are incremental. You need to execute only two or three new strategies to level up.
In this session, we’ll walk through a quick, process-agnostic, and metrics-free way to determine your Product Development’s fitness level. You’ll learn what the 10 strategies are and which of them apply to where you are now, with advice from both the speaker and your peers on implementing them. You’ll walk away from this session with a better understanding of Product Development as a system and how to make effective choices to improve it.
 Takeaways
  • Assess your Product Development’s fitness for purpose simply and quickly
  • Identify the most realistic and impactful strategies for improving it
  • Gain language and perspectives for useful discussions with executives and stakeholders who don’t want to hear about processes and tools 

Speakers
avatar for Gil Broza

Gil Broza

Agile Mindset & Leadership Expert, 3P Vantage
Gil Broza helps tech leaders achieve meaningful agility in product development. He also supports their non-software colleagues in creating real business agility in their teams. Gil has helped over 100 organizations make Agile work well in their unique contexts by using his Right-Fit... Read More →


Wednesday February 15, 2023 3:00pm - 3:50pm PST
ProductWorld Main Stage

3:00pm PST

PRO WORKSHOP: Don’t DIY PII. Five Data Privacy Challenges and How to Solve Them
Limited Capacity seats available

Sean Falconer, Head of Developer Relations, Skyflow

Manish Ahluwalia, Skyflow, Technology Executive, Skyflow


The growing landslide of privacy laws and regulations are ratcheting up the pressure on businesses to prioritize data privacy and security. However, companies are struggling to meet regulatory demands due to the technical complexity of specific data privacy challenges.

In this talk, we’ll discuss five of the biggest, gnarliest data privacy challenges facing companies today: secure storage, right to be forgotten, access control, data residency, and secure data utilization. We’ll present why these are technically difficult problems and walk through a radically different approach to solving these problems known as a data privacy vault.

This technology and architectural pattern was originally pioneered by companies like Netflix and Apple to help them address similar problems. We’ll deep dive into what a data privacy vault is and how it addresses each of the five biggest data privacy challenges facing companies today.

Speakers
avatar for Sean Falconer

Sean Falconer

Head of Developer Relations, Skyflow
Sean Falconer is Head of Developer Relations at Skyflow. Sean spends his time building, writing, speaking, and connecting with communities about engineering and data privacy. He has a wide range of interests and expertise, including full stack development, developer experience, and... Read More →
avatar for Manish Ahluwalia

Manish Ahluwalia

Technology Executive, Skyflow


Wednesday February 15, 2023 3:00pm - 3:50pm PST
PRO STAGE B

3:00pm PST

PRO TALK: If It Isn’t Hot, It Doesn’t Deliver: UberEats, and Why Real-Time Analytics Matter.
Limited Capacity seats available

Valarie Regas, Developer Advocate, StarTree

The world is data these days, and users need access to fresh data, delivered with low latency. Real-time analytics, specifically with Apache Pinot, is what makes it possible for Uber Eats to put fresh, reliable data into their users hands, and make sure the burger one orders arrives when expected, and is still hot! Developers looking to up their data game can expect great things from Pinot.

Speakers
avatar for Valarie Regas

Valarie Regas

Developer Advocate, StarTree
Valarie Regas is a DevOps fanatic, a Georgia Tech coding bootcamp graduate, and a veteran mommy. She holds a BA in Psychology and currently works as a Developer Advocate. After years being a stay-at-home mom, she decided to change her life by entering tech, and has learned a lot along... Read More →


Wednesday February 15, 2023 3:00pm - 3:50pm PST
PRO Stage C
  New Developer Technologies

3:00pm PST

PRO WORKSHOP: Build a Scalable 3D App in 10 Minutes or Less
Limited Capacity seats available

Bebe Agachevo, Developer Evangelist, echo3D

Learn how to quickly create real-time cloud-connected 3D/AR/VR apps in a few simple steps. Join to see how you can build apps for the Metaverse for Android, iOS, HoloLens, Magic Leap, Unity3D, Unreal Engine, and web browsers, all connected to the same cloud. In the session, we will learn how to change 3D content across all platforms simultaneously through the cloud without rebuilding the apps. We will look at why Metaverse developers are looking for new cloud solutions and why 3D-focused cloud infrastructure is needed. Participants are encouraged to either bring their laptops with Unity3D installed, bring their mobile devices, or follow the live demonstration.

Speakers
avatar for Bebe Agachevo

Bebe Agachevo

Developer Evangelist), echo3D


Wednesday February 15, 2023 3:00pm - 3:50pm PST
PRO STAGE A
  New Developer Technologies

4:00pm PST

PRO WORKSHOP: Chaos Engineering and How to Manage Data Stages in Large-Scale Complex Data Flow
Limited Capacity seats available

Vino Duraisamy, Data Engineer, Treeverse

A complex data flow is a set of operations to extract information from multiple sources, copy them into multiple data targets while using extract, transformations, joins, filters, and sorts to refine the results.

These are precisely the capabilities that the new open modern data stack provides us. Spark and other tools allow us to develop complex data flow on large-scale data.

Chaos Engineering concepts discuss the principles of experimenting on a distributed system to build confidence in the system’s capability to withstand turbulent conditions in production. Or, how stable is your distributed system?

Let's see how we combine these two worlds to build more stability and reliability into our dataops.

Speakers
avatar for Vino Duraisamy

Vino Duraisamy

Data Engineer, Treeverse


Wednesday February 15, 2023 4:00pm - 4:50pm PST
PRO STAGE A
  API & Microservices

4:00pm PST

PRO WORKSHOP: JSDocs: It’s Like Typescript but without All That Typescript
Limited Capacity seats available

Austin Gil, Developer Advocate, Akamai  

Description
If you’re a JavaScript developer, chances are, you’ve heard about TypeScript. In this talk, I want to share an iterative approach to enable TypeScript support with as little tooling as possible, using JSDocs.
Takeaways
  • Enabling TypeScript in a JavaScript file
    Enabling TypScript in a whole JavaScript project
    Integrating TypeScript into CI/CD Pipeline
    Generating Type Definitions for Open-Source Libraries

Speakers
avatar for Austin Gil

Austin Gil

Developer Advocate, Akamai
I help organizations create fast, secure, accessible websites for their customers.In my free time I write articles, create open-source projects like Vuetensils and Particles CSS, live stream on YouTube and Twitch, host The Function Call podcast, and speak at events.


Wednesday February 15, 2023 4:00pm - 4:50pm PST
PRO STAGE B
  JavaScript Conference

4:00pm PST

PRO WORKSHOP: You Apps Are under Attack
Limited Capacity seats available

Cory Gideon, Manager Consultant, Sogeti USA

Application security is becoming more and more important as our world becomes increasingly connected. But, is security being pushed aside in favor of new feature development and keeping ahead of competition? The unfortunate answer is yes, in favor of feature development and then security as an afterthought.

In this session we will go over why your application security needs to be a key part of your development focus, a few of the risks and vulnerabilities that are out there, and how you can track common vulnerabilities and make a judgement for yourself on how you will mitigating them. We will also cover some architectural patterns you can follow to reduce your attack vector.

Speakers
avatar for Cory Gideon

Cory Gideon

Manager Consultant, Sogeti USA
I have been in a professional development position for almost 10 years now, most of which has been in a consulting. I have a passion for teaching and sharing what I've learned in my career and hope to be able to impart some of that knowledge to other developers.


Wednesday February 15, 2023 4:00pm - 4:50pm PST
PRO Stage C

4:00pm PST

PRO WORKSHOP (ProductWorld): Design Tokens, Systems, and a Component’s Journey From Design to Deployment
Limited Capacity seats available

Cody Zuschlag, Staff Developer Relations Engineer, NearForm

Design systems reduce design inconsistencies, eliminate process bottlenecks, and allow teams and organizations to scale. A design system of systems is a platform that allows an organization to provide the same advantages across multiple platforms, channels, and even brands. Too often it can feel like designers and developers work in different worlds and speak different languages. These challenges are compounded multiple times when working with multiple user-facing interfaces across platforms, channels, or brands. We built a design system of systems using JS allowing all teams to stay on brand on all platforms and projects. This included a cross-brand and cross-platform components library for teams delivering digital experiences. At the core of the systems of systems is a common language, design tokens, that breaks down the barriers between designers and developers.

Speakers
avatar for Cody Zuschlag

Cody Zuschlag

Staff Developer Relations Engineer, NearForm
Cody is a software engineer consultant, developer relations engineer, and university instructor with a passion for learning and sharing technology. He teaches a university web development course and loves interacting with developers of all experience levels. He started speaking internationally... Read More →


Wednesday February 15, 2023 4:00pm - 4:50pm PST
ProductWorld Main Stage

5:00pm PST

PRO WORKSHOP: Best Practices for Ensuring Data Governance and Protection Is at the Heart of Your API-First Technol
Limited Capacity seats available

Crispen Maung, Chief Information Security Officer, Rapid

API-first strategies continue to radically transform the way in which applications are developed, so much that the ability to quickly leverage pre-existing resources to create new technology-based solutions at velocity is now a reality. However, the underlying security and privacy obligations tied to data as it traverses an API to internal or third-party resources is typically bypassed by the developer who is focused on creating new value. And yet this can be a major risk for falling out of compliance with federal and international security and privacy regulations. In essence the fiduciary responsibility for data governance fractures as the data passes onto third-party resource or service providers. This session will discuss the security and privacy issues associated with an API-first technology strategy and how it needs to include a resilient and scalable Information Security and Data Privacy initiative that allows for rapid application development, design flexibility, maximization of resources or services and solution release velocity that is ultimately ringfenced within an effective data governance program where data security and data privacy obligations are maintained.  

Speakers
avatar for Crispen Maung

Crispen Maung

Chief Information Security Officer, Rapid


Wednesday February 15, 2023 5:00pm - 5:50pm PST
PRO STAGE A

5:00pm PST

PRO WORKSHOP (CloudConnect): Kubernetes Cost Monitoring Best Practices
Limited Capacity seats available

Kunal Kushwaha, DevRel Manager, Civo

There have been scenarios in which companies struggle to understand where they spend their cloud budget. For example, distinguishing between projects, teams, and applications with infrastructure services utilising them. Starting with why cost monitoring is essential, in this session, we'll learn about some of the best practices for monitoring your Kubernetes costs to maximise efficiency and reduce spending across teams, followed by some of the approaches we have seen organisations follow. Cost allocation can be complex in Kubernetes; hence, we'll also discuss what cost allocation models should be used. Such a set of best practices can reduce cloud spend and increase awareness within one's organisation.

Speakers
avatar for Kunal Kushwaha

Kunal Kushwaha

DevRel Manager, Civo


Wednesday February 15, 2023 5:00pm - 5:50pm PST
ProductWorld Main Stage

5:00pm PST

PRO WORKSHOP: 5 Open Source Security Tools All Developers Should Know About
Limited Capacity seats available

Chris Koehnecke, VP Security Engineering and CISO, Jit

The minimum viable security (MVS) approach, enables us to easily bake security into our config files, apps, and CI/CD processes with a few simple controls - and the great part? It’s easily achievable through open source tooling.

In this talk we will focus on five critical security controls that will be integrated as part of the CI/CD pipeline by leveraging some excellent open source tools, including: Bandit or SEMGrep for static application security (SAST), Gitleaks to detect hard-coded or insufficiently secured secrets & dependency checks (SCA), KICS for infrastructure as code (IaC) and OWASP’s ZAP for API and dynamic application security (DAST), in addition to custom controls to ensure proper enforcement of MFA via Github Security. These controls will provide a foundational framework for securing your applications from the first line of code, that will make it possible to continuously iterate and evolve your security maturity all the way through advanced layers of security that comes with time, as well as increased experience with your deployments, stacks, and security posture.

Code examples & demos will be showcased as part of this session.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Koehnecke

Chris Koehnecke

VP Security Engineering and CISO, Jit
Chris Koehnecke is VP Security Engineering & CISO at Jit with over 20 years of experience in Cyber Security. Chris is focused on cloud security, security program development, security strategy, assessment and management of cyber risk.Chris holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business... Read More →


Wednesday February 15, 2023 5:00pm - 5:50pm PST
PRO STAGE B

5:00pm PST

PRO WORKSHOP (ProductWorld): How to Prioritize Customer Needs
Limited Capacity filling up

Dan Olsen, Product trainer & author, The Lean Product Playbook

We all know that most new product initiatives fail. A big reason why is because the team was focused on the solution they were building and weren’t as clear on the customer problem they were solving. In this talk, Dan Olsen will share advice from his bestselling product book The Lean Product Playbook on how to understand and define customer problems before you start building. Once you have a well defined problem space, the next question is: How do we prioritize the different opportunities we could pursue? To answer this question, Dan will share his powerful but easy to use Importance vs. Satisfaction framework, which will help your team prioritize the opportunities that will create the most value for your customers. Dan will illustrate his frameworks with real world examples and case studies. Come learn how to increase your odds of product success.

Speakers
avatar for Dan Olsen

Dan Olsen

Product trainer & author, The Lean Product Playbook


Wednesday February 15, 2023 5:00pm - 5:50pm PST
PRO Stage C

6:30pm PST

2023 DEVIES Awards Ceremony
Limited Capacity seats available

DeveloperWeek 2023 is the world’s largest developer expo & conference series, and the 2023 DEVIES Awards Ceremony & Opening Party will be the definitive awards night for the developer technology industry.

The 2023 DEVIES Awards Ceremony
6:30pm - 7:00pm | ProdcutWorld Main Stage -- (Marriott City Center)
(Open to these pass types: Premium, PRO, OPEN, EXPO, SPONSOR, SPEAKER, EXHIBITOR, MEDIA)

Wednesday February 15, 2023 6:30pm - 7:00pm PST
ProductWorld Main Stage

7:00pm PST

DeveloperWeek 2023 VIP Welcome Reception (Premium Passes & Invite Only)
7:00pm - 9:00pm | Skyline -  Oakland Convention Center

Join us as we celebrate the opening of DeveloperWeek 20203. Complimentary appetizers, beer and wine will be served.

The VIP Welcome Reception is open ONLY to Premium Pass holders, DeveloperWeek 2023 Sponsors (two attendees per Sponsor), Speakers, 2023 DEVIES Awards Winners, and Media.

The VIP Welcome Reception guest list will be strictly adhered to.

Wednesday February 15, 2023 7:00pm - 9:00pm PST
Skyline
 
Thursday, February 16
 

8:00am PST

Registration Open: Badge Pick Up
Pick up your DeveloperWeek, ProductWorld or CloudConnect 2023 Attendee Badge at the Oakland Convention Center Lobby from 8:00am -6:00pm!


Thursday February 16, 2023 8:00am - 6:00pm PST
Oakland Convention Center - Lobby

8:30am PST

"Dev Cash" Game -- Earn Prizes
See full details:  https://www.developerweek.com/devweek-cash/

Step 1:
By doing one of the activities outlined below, you can earn "Dev Cash" (FYI: it's not real cash!) You may only do each activity once.

Step 2:
You will claim your "Dev Cash" at the "Dev Cash" Desk in the Lobby or at the location of the specified activity.

Step 3:
"Dev Cash" can be traded in for different prizes at the Swag Shop located in the Expo Hall, Aisle 600.

Earn $5 in "Dev Cash" -- Pick up your badge at Registration
Eligible from 8:30AM-10:00AM on Thu, Feb 16 (Claim @ the "Dev Cash" Desk)

Earn $5 in "Dev Cash" --  Post to (2) different social media channels and tag #DevWeek2023
Facebook (@FacebookHQ), Instagram (@developerweek), Twitter (@DeveloperWeek)
Eligible anytime during during Expo Hours (Thu, Feb 16 & Fri, Feb 17 ONLY) (Claim @ the "Dev Cash" Desk)

Earn $10 in "Dev Cash" --  Be one for the first 100 attendees to show up at the Expo Block Party Thursday afternoon!
Eligible starting at 4:00 PM on Thu, Feb 16 (Claim @ the Swag Shop)

Earn $15 in "Dev Cash" --  Be one of the first 100 attendees to show up Friday morning
Eligible starting at 8:00 AM on Fri, Feb 17 (Claim @ the "Dev Cash" Desk)

Earn $15 in "Dev Cash" -- Don't leave early - be one of the first 100 to check in Friday afternoon
Eligible starting at 2:00 PM on Fri, Feb 17 (Claim @ the "Dev Cash" Desk)


Thursday February 16, 2023 8:30am - 6:00pm PST
Oakland Convention Center - Lobby

8:30am PST

EXPO Challenge (Win Rewards!)
Thursday February 16, 2023 8:30am - 6:00pm PST
Exhibit Hall West

8:30am PST

EXPO HALL OPEN
Thursday February 16, 2023 8:30am - 6:00pm PST
Exhibit Hall West
  3. Expo Hours

8:30am PST

DeveloperWeek 2023 Hackathon
Join 800+ Developers at the Nation's Largest Challenge-Driven Hackathon.

The DeveloperWeek 2020 Hackathon is San Francisco's largest hackathon. Join 800+ developers builidng new apps, bots -- in person or online. Participants can build any app of their choice and will compete for $50,000+ in cash, products and prizes.
Get all the details and the amazing challenges & prizes here: https://www.developerweek.com/events/hackathon/
Put yourself in the center of the developer world!

Register for your ticket here!

Thursday February 16, 2023 8:30am - Friday February 17, 2023 4:00pm PST
Exhibit Hall West

9:00am PST

Welcome Remarks
Jonathan Pasky, Executive Producer & Co-Founder, DevNetwork

Join us for Welcome Remarks from Jonathan Pasky (Executive Producer & Co-Founder) of DevNetwork, the producer of DeveloperWeek 2023.  

Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Pasky

Jonathan Pasky

Executive Producer & Co-Founder, DevNetwork
Jonathan Pasky is Executive Producer & Co-Founder of DevNetwork, the world's community for technical professionals, producing conferences for the software engineering, IT & tech industries, with 70,000+ community members and 25,000+ annual attendees. Jon is also a patent attorney... Read More →


Thursday February 16, 2023 9:00am - 9:05am PST
  5. KEYNOTES & FEATURED TALKS

9:00am PST

KEYNOTE (ProductWorld): Shipt -- Winning Is a Byproduct: Three Golden Rules to Build Great Products, and a Great Career.
Limited Capacity seats available

Vishal Kapoor, Director of Product, Shipt

Product Managers are central to creating and operating businesses today. But unfortunately, most PMs are trained to think of their career as a zero-sum game. This talk will highlight three golden rules for PMs to become successful product leaders: attributes of great PMs, focus on people, and focus on process. Among other things, it will discuss how to rally cross functional teams using frameworks (like OKRs), tips to influence others without authority especially when working remotely, and using data and experimentation to launch the "most valuable products". The talk will contain real life anecdotes, and should be useful and relatable to Product Managers and Leaders at all levels.

Speakers
avatar for Vishal Kapoor

Vishal Kapoor

Director of Product, Shipt
Vishal is a Product Leader who has built, launched, and scaled products for marketplaces, logistics, transportation, retail, advertising, search, and gaming, at companies like Amazon, Microsoft, Yahoo, Zynga, Lyft, and Shipt.He has been responsible for $Billions in P&L and opex and... Read More →


Thursday February 16, 2023 9:00am - 9:25am PST
DeveloperWeek Main Stage

9:00am PST

PRO TALK: Unleashing the Creative Power of AI: How to Use AI to Generate Stunning Art
Limited Capacity seats available

Tyler Suard, AI/ML/Python Developer  

Learn how to take advantage of the power of artificial intelligence to create beautiful, unique artwork. Discover the most effective techniques for incorporating AI into your art projects, and find out how to use AI to generate stunning results. Learn how to use AI to explore new creative possibilities, and see how you can use AI to create art that stands out from the crowd. Attend this talk to unlock the creative potential of AI and take your art to the next level.

Speakers
avatar for Tyler Suard

Tyler Suard

AI/ML/Python Developer
Tyler Suard is a Python software developer in the field of Machine Learning and AI. He loves spaceships, giant robots, and his cat Ridley.


Thursday February 16, 2023 9:00am - 9:25am PST
PRO STAGE A
  AI & Machine Learning

9:00am PST

PRO TALK (CloudConnect): Executing Cloud Strategy in a Down Economy
Clay Jackson, Principal Cloud Architect, Quest

With a down economy, all projects are receiving budget scrutiny, but the business outcomes are still critical. Based on what Quest is hearing from its own customers, Heath will present a framework for prioritizing and focusing efforts to achieve your cloud strategy, including highlighting where you cannot afford to compromise.

Speakers
avatar for Clay Jackson

Clay Jackson

Principal Cloud Architect, Quest
Clay Jackson is a Principal Cloud Architect for Quest, specializing in Database Performance Management and Data Movement Tools. Prior to joining Quest, Jackson was the DBA Manager at Darigold. He also spent over 10 years managing Oracle, SQLServer and DB2 databases and DBAs at Washington... Read More →


Thursday February 16, 2023 9:00am - 9:25am PST
PRO Stage C

9:00am PST

PRO TALK (CloudConnect): From Zero to GitOps! Make Developers More Productive with Openshift on AWS!
Limited Capacity seats available

Mohit Suman, Senior Product Manager, Red Hat

When our customers & developers think about modern cloud-native applications they often shy away from the felt complexity which seems to be inherent in the ecosystem. Open Hybrid Cloud using OpenShift presents the near-perfect, guard-railed approach which comes with a simple, integrated set of tools and services to help developers increase speed, agility and reliability for their development projects.

You’ll learn how productive developers are using OpenShift’s developer tools from trial and onboarding to application runtime environment and GitOps on OpenShift on AWS.

Key takeaways:
- How development teams use OpenShift and what we do to help them be more productive
- What Inner and Outer Loop development with Open Hybrid Cloud Developer Tools is and how the individual pieces fit together
- Why developers are important consumers of the open hybrid cloud platform

Speakers
avatar for Mohit Suman

Mohit Suman

Senior Product Manager, Red Hat
Mohit Suman is based out of beautiful country India. He works as a Senior Technical Product Manager at Red Hat, Developer Experience. He holds experience in Product Management, Software Engineering and Architecture in fields ranging from large-scale distributed computing and developer... Read More →


Thursday February 16, 2023 9:00am - 9:25am PST
PRO STAGE B

9:00am PST

OPEN TALK: Bring Your Own Logic: Unlocking the Power of SPI’s
Limited Capacity seats available

Amanda Martin, Developer Advocate, Wix

Description
This session will dive into Service Provider Interfaces (SPI), how they differ from API's, and how and why we use them at Wix to increase developer velocity and improve devex. The audience will learn about SPI's implementation on Wix through an eCommerce demo and leave with an understanding about how to use these and what to expect in the future when developing fullstack web applications on Wix.

Takeaways
1. An understanding of what SPI's are in relation to web development.
2. Knowledge of the full stack dev environment on Wix
3. The ability to utilize an SPI for customization of eCommerce logic

#webdev #devex

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Martin

Amanda Martin

Developer Advocate, Wix
Amanda is a developer advocate at Wix. She has a background primarily as a frontend developer but has been found all over the stack. She is a creative problem solver and passionate about facilitating developer wins. In her free time you can find her spoiling her dog, cycling, and... Read More →


Thursday February 16, 2023 9:00am - 9:25am PST
OPEN Expo Discovery Stage
  OPEN Talk

9:00am PST

OPEN TALK: WebAssembly is the Future of Serverless
Limited Capacity seats available

Matt Butcher, CEO, Fermyon

Description
As cloud developers, we are accustomed to working with virtual machines and containers. But there is an exciting new wave of cloud computing. WebAssembly, originally written for the browser, has the performance characteristics ideal for the next generation of serverless. And with the open source Spin project, you can build your first WebAssembly serverless function in two minutes.

For the last several years, two technologies have claimed the cloud compute space: Virtual machines (VMs) and containers. But there is a third class of cloud compute that has the ideal characteristics for underpinning serverless functions. And this technology is WebAssembly.

WebAssembly may have begun life in the browser, but like many promising technologies, it is useful well beyond. WebAssembly’s unique execution model and performance profile make it an excellent third wave of cloud computing. With lean memory and CPU usage, startup times under one millisecond, and a strong sandboxing model, WebAssembly is a great fit for the cloud.

The open source Spin project enables cloud native developers to go from a blinking cursor to a deployed serverless function in less than two minutes. We’ll look at the performance characteristics of this kind of serverless, and conclude with an exploration of what this means for the future of cloud computing.

Takeaways
  • WebAssembly is the next wave of cloud computing, alongside VMs and containers
  • Serverless functions illustrate the ideal usage pattern for WebAssembly
  • A developer can be up and running in as little as two minutes
#serverless #webassembly #wasm #cloud

Speakers
avatar for Matt Butcher

Matt Butcher

CEO, Fermyon
Matt Butcher is a founder of Fermyon. He is one of the original creators of Helm, Brigade, CNAB, OAM, Glide, and Krustlet. He has written or co-written many books, including "Learning Helm" and "Go in Practice." He is a co-creator of the "Illustrated Children’s Guide to Kubernetes... Read More →


Thursday February 16, 2023 9:00am - 9:25am PST
OPEN Expo Innovation Stage
  OPEN Talk

9:00am PST

OPEN TALK: Learn to Deploy, Manage and Troubleshoot your Service Mesh
Limited Capacity seats available

Stefan Braicu, Customer Success Manager, Cisco

Introducing Calisti: An enterprise-ready Istio platform for DevOps and SREs that automates lifecycle management and simplifies connectivity, security & observability for microservice-based applications.
During this session, our team will demonstrate how to:
-Deploy a service mesh and manage microservice based applications.
-Deploy a Kafka service and manage it within the same mesh.
-Use the same mesh to manage virtual machine-based workloads.

Speakers
avatar for Stefan Braicu

Stefan Braicu

Customer Success Manager, Cisco


Thursday February 16, 2023 9:00am - 9:50am PST
OPEN Workshop Stage 1
  OPEN Talk

9:00am PST

DeveloperWeek Certificates
https://www.developerweek.com/certificates/

Thursday February 16, 2023 9:00am - 4:30pm PST

9:30am PST

KEYNOTE: Stack Overflow -- Developer Trends and What They Signal About the Future of Tech
Limited Capacity seats available

Jody Bailey, Chief Technology Officer, Stack Overflow

Cloud, blockchain, and machine learning are three of the biggest trends right now. They are also prompting the most questions from the developer community. On Stack Overflow, technical questions around blockchain have increased by over 80% every year since 2010, cloud questions by over 50%, and machine learning questions by nearly 50%. Across the 50 million questions and answers from over 100 million visitors monthly, Stack Overflow is seeing an upswing in open source compiler languages and frameworks like Python and Svelte that fuel interactive tech, including machine learning, that thrive in cloud environments. So what does this tell us about what lies ahead? In this talk, Stack Overflow CTO Jody Bailey will share a deep dive into the top three trends he’s seeing across the developer community, how developers are learning new technologies, and what their behavior is signaling about the future of technology.

Speakers
avatar for Jody Bailey

Jody Bailey

Chief Technology Officer, Stack Overflow
 Jody Bailey is the Chief Technology Officer at Stack Overflow, leading the Product Engineering, Platform Engineering, InfoSec, and IT teams. Jody has spent the last eight years of his nearly 30-year career on tech-leading EdTech software development teams. Most recently, Jody served... Read More →


Thursday February 16, 2023 9:30am - 9:55am PST
DeveloperWeek Main Stage

9:30am PST

PRO TALK: Explainability and the Ethics of Using AI and ML at Scale
Limited Capacity seats available

George Mathew, Managing Director, Insight Partners

Description
We are rapidly accelerating towards a future where AI/ML models are becoming essential for how society makes decisions. Further, we find ourselves increasingly reliant upon ‘black box’ models and algorithmic techniques in our decision-making process. But how can we ensure that AI and ML models are ethical and transparent when making these decisions at scale? In this timely session, AI expert and Insight Partners Managing Director, George Mathew, will discuss how Explainability is creating a pathway to help us understand these models as they evolve to help humanity make better decisions.

Takeaways
  • It is important to consider all potential (positive & negative) impacts of AI/ML on individuals and society as we deploy these systems at scale.
  • Explainability is crucial for ensuring ethical use of AI/ML at scale. It allows for understanding of how algorithms make decisions and helps identify potential biases or unfairness in the system.
  • Organizations using AI/ML at scale must be transparent and accountable for their decisions and actions including regular evaluations of algorithms to ensure they are operating in an unbiased and fair manner.

Speakers
avatar for George Mathew

George Mathew

Managing Director, Insight Partners
George Mathew is a Managing Director at Insight Partners focused on venture stage investments in AI, ML, Analytics, and Data companies as they are establishing product/market Fit.He brings 20+ years of experience developing high-growth technology startups, including most recently... Read More →


Thursday February 16, 2023 9:30am - 9:55am PST
PRO STAGE A
  AI & Machine Learning

9:30am PST

OPEN TALK (CloudConnect): Upskilling for A Multi-Cloud World
Limited Capacity seats available

Tejas Chopra, Senior Software Engineer, Netflix

In this session, I would like to focus on the basic concepts of Cloud computing that apply to different cloud environments.
Azure, AWS, GCP, etc. share a lot of commonalities in how they're implemented on the backend, and the services and SLAs they expose to applications built on top of them.

Different organizations use different cloud offerings, for example, Box is built on top of GCP, Netflix heavily uses AWS, etc. In such a scenario, it is always best for a software developer to be aware of the different clouds, and learn about their nuances. In this session, I will cover some such basic ideas around Storage, Compute, Networking, and Serverless, and provide a flavor for how software development in cloud varies between organizations such as Box, and Netflix.

Speakers
avatar for Tejas Chopra

Tejas Chopra

Senior Software Engineer, Netflix
Tejas Chopra is a Senior Software Engineer, working in the Data Storage Platform team at Netflix, where he is responsible for architecting storage solutions to support Netflix Studios and Netflix Streaming Platform. Prior to Netflix, Tejas was working on designing and implementing... Read More →


Thursday February 16, 2023 9:30am - 9:55am PST
PRO STAGE B

9:30am PST

OPEN TALK (ProductWorld): Why 95% of Products Fail — And How to Build a Successful One
Limited Capacity full

Justin Bauer, Chief Product Officer, Amplitude

Today there are almost 10 million apps across Google Play & the Apple App store, with hundreds of thousands of apps added every month. And yet, according to Harvard Business School research, 95% of new products fail. Why? In reality, launching a product and finding success with that product are two very different things. In this talk, Amplitude Chief Product Officer Justin Bauer will share the three key mistakes founders and product leaders make when building products, as well as three key strategies for reaching the 5% of successful products. With Justin’s personal examples and industry anecdotes throughout, attendees will walk away with strategies and tactics for building customer-centric products that can survive — and thrive — in even the most crowded markets.

Speakers
avatar for Justin Bauer

Justin Bauer

Chief Product Officer, Amplitude
Justin is a product and analytics thought leader with experience scaling early-stage startups who believes that personalization starts with great data. As the Chief Product Officer at Amplitude, Justin builds robust product-led teams that develop deep customer understanding and strives... Read More →


Thursday February 16, 2023 9:30am - 9:55am PST
ProductWorld Main Stage

9:30am PST

OPEN TALK: Distributed SQL: The NEW Way of Scaling Large Databases
Limited Capacity seats available

Kathryn Sizemore, Senior Solutions Architect,  MariaDB

Description
There are too many writes. There’s just too many client connections. This is too expensive - I need to find something that scales out but can scale in on off days. Sound familiar? Join this session for an in depth overview of what Distributed SQL is and how it can help you run a more efficient, scalable database. We will walk through the different choices out there and the criteria we suggest you use to evaluate different scaling methods. We will close out the session with practical, real-world examples.

Takeaways
1. Learn what Distributed SQL is and how it works
2. Learn the different choices out there
3. See a successful use-case example

#Database #MySQL #DistributedSQL #MariaDB

Speakers
avatar for Kathryn Sizemore

Kathryn Sizemore

Senior Solutions Architect, MariaDB
Kathryn Sizemore is a Senior Solutions Architect for MariaDB. She worked as a Database Administrator for over a decade focused on cloud solutions, automation and scalability with specialization in Database migrations. She has a passion for seeing clients successfully implement production... Read More →


Thursday February 16, 2023 9:30am - 9:55am PST
OPEN Expo Discovery Stage
  OPEN Talk

9:30am PST

OPEN TALK: Habits of High Performing Teams
Limited Capacity seats available

Charity Majors, CTO and Co-Founder, Honeycomb

Description
There is a yawning gap opening up between the best and the rest -- the elite top few percent of engineering teams are making incredible gains year over year in reliability and lack of technical drag forces, while the bottom 50% are actually losing ground. And this has nothing to do with engineering ability. Take an engineer out of an elite-performing team and place them in the bottom 50%, and they become subpar too; take an engineer out of a mediocre team and embed them in an elite team, and they are pulling their weight within the year. These facts are startling and counterintuitive to us. There is no single silver bullet, but there are many obvious contributing factors, some of which have to do with culture, some with tooling, some with management, some with technical leadership. I don't think we have it all figured out as an industry by any means; but I've gotten to work on several high performing teams over the course of my career (as well as some duds) and I will share with you everything I know -- everything that went into building the team at Honeycomb, which is the highest performing team I know of (our metrics are an order of magnitude better than the elite teams category on the DORA report (https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/devops-sre/the-2019-accelerate-state-of-devops-elite-performance-productivity-and-scaling))

Takeaways
1. What are the habits of high performing teams.
2. The difference between elite teams and the bottom 50%.
3. How to upgrade your team performance.

#highperformingteams

Speakers
avatar for Charity Majors

Charity Majors

CTO and Co-Founder, Honeycomb
Charity is a co-founder and CTO at Honeycomb.io, a tool for software engineers to understand what happens when their code meets production. She has worked at companies like Facebook, Parse, and Linden Lab as a systems engineer and engineering manager but always seems to be responsible... Read More →


Thursday February 16, 2023 9:30am - 9:55am PST
OPEN Expo Innovation Stage
  OPEN Talk

10:00am PST

KEYNOTE: AWS -- Plan, Migrate, and Modernize your Microsoft Workloads on AWS
Steve Roberts, Snr. Developer Advocate, AWS

Customers have been running their Microsoft workloads on AWS for over 12 years, longer than any other cloud provider. Today, over 300,000 customers trust AWS with their Microsoft workloads. Over the years, AWS programs have helped our customers achieve substantial business benefit by providing an approach and investments to accelerate, reduce risks, and offset costs when migrating workloads to AWS. In this session, we’ll overview the typical journey Windows workloads take when moving to AWS, including the planning, tooling and guidance that AWS can provide.

Speakers
avatar for Steve Roberts

Steve Roberts

Snr. Developer Advocate, AWS
Steve Roberts is a Developer Advocate at AWS, focused on .NET and PowerShell development. Based in Seattle, Washington, Steve previously worked as a Senior Development Engineer on the AWS SDKs and tools for .NET and PowerShell developers. He was the development lead for the AWS Tools... Read More →


Thursday February 16, 2023 10:00am - 10:00am PST
DeveloperWeek Main Stage
  5. KEYNOTES & FEATURED TALKS

10:00am PST

PRO TALK: Explainable AI: Scalable Strategies for Production Systems
Limited Capacity seats available

Sam Stone,  Director of Product Management, Pricing & Data Products, Opendoor

Description
Stacking deep learning components is an increasingly attractive way to increase model accuracy - but it often comes at the cost of explainability. AI teams increasingly need to build explainability into their core model architecture or as an explicit post-processing layer. In this session, we'll discuss why AI teams should care about explainability and then dive into explainability strategies, detailing different solutions tailored for end customers vs operators vs developers. We'll draw on real examples from Opendoor systems used to buy and sell hundreds of thousands of homes algorithmically.

Takeaways
  • How to measure the business value of AI explainability 
  • How to decide when to invest in AI explainability and when not to 
  • How to tailor AI explainability strategies to best serve different user types

Speakers
avatar for Sam Stone

Sam Stone

Director of Product Management, Pricing & Data Products, Opendoor
Sam is passionate about building products at the intersection of finance and machine learning. He is currently the Director of Product Management, Pricing & Data at Opendoor, a real estate technology company. Sam played an integral part in developing AI/ML products related to home... Read More →


Thursday February 16, 2023 10:00am - 10:25am PST
PRO STAGE A
  AI & Machine Learning

10:00am PST

PRO TALK (CloudConnect): Building the Data Trust on Cloud - Confidential Computing, Sovereign Cloud and Secure Cloud
Limited Capacity seats available

Soumen Chatterjee,  Associate Vice President, HCLTech CloudSMART

Data trust is the highest priority in most enterprises. In today’s marketplace, almost all cloud providers and other data platforms provide Data at rest, in transit security. However, Data in use is an important phenomenon that must be addressed, refers to data being processed through the lowest layers of hardware, which can include operating systems, device drivers, ecosystem partners and many more in an unencrypted format. Confidential Computing, with the help of enclaves and a Trusted Execution Environment (TEE), minimizes the list of “trusted” parties and enables the highest level of secure computation.
On the other hand, Privacy Preserved Computing enables analytics and Machine Learning without compromising the data privacy of the users’ data.
Building a Sovereign Cloud and ensuring a secure cloud is on active agenda for all the cloud providers. How do we build a sovereign, secure cloud powered by Confidential Computing? What are the use cases most of the industry should think of Confidential computing?
In my session, you will learn technologies and architecture to build data trust in your organization and build the next-gen data platform. This session will also introduce the concept of sovereign cloud and its use in your industry. Let us build trust on cloud in your data platform and data together.

Speakers
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Soumen Chatterjee

Associate Vice President, HCLTech CloudSMART
Soumen Chatterjee is the Data Modernization Industry Principal for the HCLTech CloudSMART Data and AI business in Europe. In this capacity Mr. Chatterjee works with global enterprise business and IT leaders, across industry sectors, to leverage Cloud, Data and Cognitive Intelligence... Read More →


Thursday February 16, 2023 10:00am - 10:25am PST
PRO STAGE B

10:00am PST

PRO TALK: Stop Worrying about Vulnerabilities - A Practical Guide to Application Security in a DevSecOps World
Limited Capacity seats available

Ori Bendet, VP of Product Management, Checkmarx

Today’s organizations often have hundreds of applications they develop, secure, and maintain. However, what CISOs and AppSec managers lack is an easy-to-understand view of their actual AppSec risk. And looking at opened and closed vulnerability tickets, plus charts and graphs of scan results data, are not helping. They need something more.
What CISOs and AppSec managers really want is a holistic, correlated, and straightforward view of their AppSec risk posture, per application, that would immediately let them know what needs to be done to lower risk as much as possible. And instead of having developers running around fixing vulnerabilities that may be totally irrelevant when equipped with an App Risk Indicator, they would be laser-focused on what vulnerabilities need to be remedied to truly reduce cyber risk.

Speakers
avatar for Ori Bendet

Ori Bendet

VP of Product Management, Checkmarx
Ori brings more than 16 years of senior-level experience to his role as VP of Product Management at Checkmarx where he oversees the entire AST portfolio, serving thousands of customers worldwide. He is an experienced product leader combining his strong technical and go-to-marketing... Read More →


Thursday February 16, 2023 10:00am - 10:25am PST
PRO Stage C
  CTO World Congress

10:00am PST

OPEN TALK (ProductWorld): Jira Doesn't Have To Be Awful
Limited Capacity full

Matthijs van Leeuwen, Principal Customer Strategist, Jellyfish
Glenn Barnett, Head of Strategic Initiatives, Jellyfish


Description
Many software developers feel antipathy towards project tracking tools like Jira because they feel it adds unnecessary overhead and distracts them from their "real jobs".

It doesn't have to be this way! Embracing the right level of process, workflow and classification can turn Jira into a force for good for an entire org, from the execs to ICs.

Takeaways:
  • Indulge in some good old-fashioned Jira bashing (discuss anti-patterns)
  • Envision "the perfect bug report"
  • Talk about how to strike a balance between enough structure to produce good reporting, but not so much as to slow down teams
  • Identify ways to afford individuals and teams flexibility in how they work with Jira (or don't)
  • Describe the characteristics of an ideal task/workflow system setup
  • Consider the benefits to engineering ICs who adopt a Jira-tolerant engineering process

Speakers
avatar for Matthijs van Leeuwen

Matthijs van Leeuwen

Principal Customer Strategist, Jellyfish
An integration, implementation and training specialist with a knack for designing strategic solutions, out of the box thinking and creative problem solving. Over 15 years experience working across the globe to support partners and customers with complex software implementations, strategic... Read More →
avatar for Glenn Barnett

Glenn Barnett

Head of Strategic Initiatives, Jellyfish
Glenn is a software enthusiast and developer who joined Jellyfish as the first employee 5 years ago. He's been building web and mobile software for the past 22 years and is excited to be building a company where the focus is on how to help companies find better, more effective ways... Read More →


Thursday February 16, 2023 10:00am - 10:25am PST
ProductWorld Main Stage
  OPEN Talk

10:00am PST

OPEN TALK: Automating Security for Serverless Applications
Limited Capacity seats available

Steve Wilson, Chief Product Officer, Contrast Security

Description
Wilson will review serverless challenges and how to overcome them while eliminating security risks.

Takeaways
1. Why traditional application security tools don’t work for serverless.
2. Top serverless challenges and how to overcome them.
3. How to uncover vulnerabilities in custom code and open-source packages

#serverless #cloudnative #AWSLambda #AzureServerless #GCserverless #applicationsecurity #codesecurity

Speakers
avatar for Steve Wilson

Steve Wilson

Chief Product Officer, Contrast Security
Steve is currently the Chief Product Officer at Contrast Security. Today his team is responsible for Engineering, Product Management and Product Design for all products.Steve has over 25 years of experience developing and marketing products at multi-billion-dollar technology companies... Read More →


Thursday February 16, 2023 10:00am - 10:25am PST
OPEN Expo Discovery Stage
  OPEN Talk

10:00am PST

OPEN TALK: Building Greenfield NLP Products
Limited Capacity seats available

Adnan Al-Khatib,  Principal Product Manager,  Stream.io

Building greenfield Machine Learning systems is difficult. Most examples of successful NLP-based products are of systems that incrementally improve upon non-NLP based systems in quantifiable ways. How do we identify opportunities to build revolutionary Machine Learning products that provide value to customers in ways that aren't possible outside the realm of AI? And how do we quickly validate, develop and deliver such products?

Speakers
avatar for Adnan Al-Khatib

Adnan Al-Khatib

Principal Product Manager, Stream.io
Adnan is the Principal Product Manager for Automated Moderation at Stream.IO .


Thursday February 16, 2023 10:00am - 10:25am PST
OPEN Expo Innovation Stage
  OPEN Talk

10:00am PST

OPEN TALK: Deploying Real-Time Applications on Kubernetes using GitOps
Limited Capacity seats available

Evan Shortiss, Principal Developer Advocate, Red Hat

Description
The session will introduce attendees to cloud-native technologies, including Kubernetes, Apache Kafka, and GitOps with Argo CD. The session includes a live demo that encourages audience participation through gamification. Attendees will learn how to use Kubernetes to deploy and manage applications in a cloud environment, how Apache Kafka can be used for real-time data streaming and processing, and how GitOps with Argo CD can help automate the deployment and management of applications. Attendees will leave the session with a better understanding of these technologies and how that can be used to build and deploy modern cloud-native applications.

  • Takeaways
    How Kubernetes is an extensible platform for containerised workloads and services. 
  • How to enable GitOps using Argo CD to manage cloud-native applications on Kubernetes. 
  • How to use Apache Kafka for real-time event streaming architectures on Kubernetes.
gitops #java #kubernetes #apachekafka

Speakers
avatar for Evan Shortiss

Evan Shortiss

Principal Developer Advocate, Red Hat
Evan Shortiss is a Developer Advocate for Red Hat. He has a background in consulting, where he worked on the architecture and implementation of enterprise mobile applications and backend integrations with commercial customers in EMEA and NA. More recently, Evan has worked with Kubernetes... Read More →


Thursday February 16, 2023 10:00am - 10:50am PST
OPEN Workshop Stage 1
  OPEN Talk

10:30am PST

Hackathon Kickoff Talks
Sponsors
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Deepfactor

Deepfactor is a developer security platform that enables engineering teams to quickly discover and resolve security vulnerabilities, supply chain risks, and compliance violations early in development and testing. The platform requires zero code changes, agents, or privileged kernel... Read More →
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Foxit

Foxit delivers PDF products and services to help customers create high-quality PDFs, collect and create legally binding eSignatures, convert documents on an enterprise scale, and incorporate PDF technology into custom applications.
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Oracle

Whether you’re just getting started with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, diving into machine learning, searching for ways to simplify container orchestration practices, or streamlining software delivery methodologies, we have what you’re looking for.
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Pi Network

Pi Network is a developer platform and social cryptocurrency secured and backed by everyday people. Since 2018, Pi Network has grown to over 35M engaged users across 230+ countries and regions. Founded by a team of Stanford PhD’s, Pi Network addresses the preexisting accessibility... Read More →
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Red Hat

The Red Hat Developer program brings developers together to learn from each other and create more extraordinary things, faster. We serve the builders. Those who solve problems and create their careers with code. We chart a course for you, giving your career a path and your work purpose... Read More →
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RoMADE

Romania is one of the most attractive markets in Europe for technology investment and outsourcing, with a highly skilled and diversified workforce, competitive prices, and a stimulating business environment. Romania’s IT sector has seen continuous growth over the past decade, despite... Read More →
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Zoom

Zoom is for you. We help you express ideas, connect to others, and build toward a future limited only by your imagination. Our frictionless communications platform is the only one that started with video as its foundation, and we have set the standard for innovation ever since. That... Read More →


Thursday February 16, 2023 10:30am - 10:30am PST
OPEN Expo Discovery Stage

10:30am PST

PRO TALK: Democratizing Creation in the Metaverse with AI
Limited Capacity seats available

Stef Corazza, Head of Roblox Studio, Roblox

At Roblox, we envision a future where anyone can create anything, anywhere. With 32 million experiences already on the platform and over 60 thousand new experiences published daily, the Creator Team at Roblox is well on its way to bringing this future to life.

Before Roblox, it would have taken an entire team of specialists—trained in tools that take years to master—to build an immersive 3D experience. With Roblox Studio, anyone can build and publish an end-to-end experience with multi-user environments, regular updates, network analytics, matchmaking, monetization, and do it all seamlessly and quickly. Most people with even modest technical skills can create experiences that host millions of users in under an hour. It’s all backed by Roblox’s fully-managed cloud services and infrastructure, delivering scale and performance across the world on iOS, Android, Mac, PC, and consoles.

Building on this base, we are working to reduce friction further, to make creation even easier so that our creators can focus on their ideas. The next step in this journey is leveraging AI to help both professional game development studios push the limits of what’s possible on the platform and complete novices take their first steps as digital creators.

With advances in natural language processing and machine learning, we’ve identified techniques we may implement in the future. For instance, similar to how AI-powered art tools like Dall-E and Midjourney can take a prompt written in natural language and realize it as visual art, we’re looking at ways to have Studio build interactive objects and scenes without requiring any intricate modeling or coding from creators. We want to allow creators to use natural language or other intuitive expressions of intent to get closer to their creative vision.

In this session, Stefano (Stef) Corazza, head of Roblox Studio will share insights on how Roblox is leveraging AI to further democratize creation in the metaverse; talk to how scaling the metaverse can only happen with user generated content (UGC); and, building on recent new features such as Layered Clothing and Material variations, Stef will illustrate how AI is leveraged to create different types of content and how developers can leverage Roblox Studio to create their experiences.

Speakers
avatar for Stef Corazza

Stef Corazza

Head of Roblox Studio, Roblox
Stefano (Stef) Corazza joined Roblox in July 2022 as the new Head of Roblox Studio, one of the most used 3D immersive content creation software tools in the world. Prior to Roblox Stef led a team responsible for building out Adobe’s AR strategy. He was also involved in leveraging... Read More →


Thursday February 16, 2023 10:30am - 10:55am PST
PRO STAGE A
  AI & Machine Learning

10:30am PST

PRO TALK (CloudConnect): Secure Your Cloud Against Compliance Risk & Security Threats
Limited Capacity seats available

Juzer Ali,  Cloud Infrastructure Architect, Royal Cyber

Streamline Compliance Under One Platform
Securacloud is a SaaS-based CSPM tool that helps identify security vulnerabilities and meet Industry Standard Compliances by providing remediation & governance for your Cloud Assets. Contact our experts to learn more about how this tool can help you stay ahead of compliance and maintain data integrity while optimizing costs.

Speakers
avatar for Juzer Ali

Juzer Ali

Cloud Infrastructure Architect, Royal Cyber
I’m an experienced cloud solutions architect with focus on infrastructure and automation. I’m also skilled in using DevOps based practices to automate the deployment of infrastructure and applications.


Thursday February 16, 2023 10:30am - 10:55am PST
PRO STAGE B

10:30am PST

OPEN TALK (ProductWorld): Aligning the Product “Spine”: Day-To-Day Strategic Decision Making
Limited Capacity full

Chris Butler,  Product manager and Lead Product Manager, Google

The product spine is the way that we connect the high-level strategy to the day-to-day tasks, like the spine of our bodies, bad things happen when it isn’t aligned. When it gets out of alignment the team is no longer as effective as it could be. Decision making becomes scattered. Work that is shipped doesn’t contribute to the strategic aims of the organization. And the strategy gets stale and disconnected from the reality of the world.

In this talk Chris will introduce the concept of the spine, how to tell when it is out of alignment, and methods to rehabilitate the product spine without causing more harm. You will take away a valuable model and signals that will help you avoid the fate of an ineffective organization.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Butler

Chris Butler

Product manager and Lead Product Manager, Google
Chris Butler is a Chaotic Good Product Manager and Lead Product Manager for Google's Core Machine Learning team. His role focuses on strategy and PM'ing the PM experience. Chris has worked previously as a product leader at Microsoft, Facebook Reality Labs, Cognizant, KAYAK, and W... Read More →


Thursday February 16, 2023 10:30am - 10:55am PST
ProductWorld Main Stage

10:30am PST

OPEN TALK: Accelerate Your API Adoption by Business Flows-based Modeling
Limited Capacity seats available

Mahender Bist, SVP of Foxit eSign, Foxit

Description
API usage has exploded due to the ubiquitous adoption of cloud-based applications. Creating API is not sufficient to promote and popularize usage. This presentation covers the steps beyond the API design to:
• Make flow-based API models user-friendly for faster adoption
• Help business leaders understand the value addition of the APIs without understanding the technical
• Enable developers to use the API samples with very little coding and produce an integrated application Proof-of-concept (POC)
• Ensure business leaders and developers understand the possibilities of expanding the capabilities of the integrations even further

Takeaways
• Make flow-based API models user-friendly for faster adoption
• Help business leaders understand the value addition of the APIs without understanding the technical
• Enable developers to use the API samples with very little coding and produce an integrated application Proof-of-concept (POC)
• Ensure business leaders and developers understand the possibilities of expanding the capabilities of the integrations even further

Speakers
avatar for Mahender Bist

Mahender Bist

SVP of Foxit eSign, Foxit
Mahender Bist has established himself as an entrepreneur and business streamlining expert. In July of 2013, he created the successful time and billing software, AccountSight, before starting Foxit eSign in 2014 in response to the market need for an easy, collaborative, and secure... Read More →


Thursday February 16, 2023 10:30am - 10:55am PST
DeveloperWeek Main Stage

10:30am PST

OPEN TALK: The Confidence Behind Your Code
Limited Capacity seats available

Joanna Schloss, Sr. VP of Product Marketing and Open Source, SmartBear

Description
How do you make sure what you are building will meet your goals and objectives, while also taking advantage of the skills members of your team want to utilize? How do you manage your different deployment models correctly and with priority? Teams need visibility into analytics and key results but also must know how they relate to product quality and team confidence. Developers need the greatest amount of visibility into their own work, into their team's work, and into the organization's work to be successful.
Visibility works both ways with developer visibility falling on the shoulders of the teams themselves. Track your initiatives and tasks — how many are buggy? How many are working? And share with others. From knowing company objectives and goals to the analytics and what they mean, it is tough for success to come to fruition without teams having visibility and sharing with others.

Takeaways
1. Developer visibility is what you need
2. AI/ML can help you with that
3. Collaborative OKRs can be your friend

Speakers
avatar for Joanna Schloss

Joanna Schloss

SmartBear, Sr. VP of Product Marketing and Open Source
Joanna Schloss is Senior VP of Product Marketing at SmartBear and has more than 20 years of experience successfully transforming and evolving both global 500 companies and startups. She has extensive knowledge in big data analytics and business intelligence and has launched a variety... Read More →


Thursday February 16, 2023 10:30am - 10:55am PST
OPEN Expo Innovation Stage
  OPEN Talk

11:00am PST

KEYNOTE: Deepfactor -- Developer Security: Making it Developer-Friendly to Build Secure Apps
Limited Capacity seats available

Kiran Kamity, Founder & CEO, Deepfactor

Whether we like it or not, security is now a critical part of delivering quality code and applications – just as important as functionality, performance, and reliability. The data breaches caused by supply chain security attacks, the zero day vulnerabilities discovered in open source components like Log4J or Spring4Shell, are now regular occurrences. DevSecOps and shift left projects are making progress with engineering teams but the toolchain and processes rarely provide a developer-friendly experience that empowers them to find and fix vulnerabilities efficiently.

In this keynote, Deepfactor CEO and Founder Kiran Kamity will share developer security principles and real-world best practices that will help engineering teams reduce risk, improve release velocity, and save engineering time and resources. The talk will include engineering team strategies to deal with common challenges faced in DevSecOps programs:

Alert fatigue - prioritizing vulnerabilities reducing the volume of alerts by correlating runtime usage

Lack of actionability around remediation Information - giving developers the context and remediation information in their security alerts to eliminate additional research.

Tool sprawl - consolidating, automating, and integrating security into existing toolchains

Lack of developer security training - provide developers with guidance and training information that is relevant to their code on a regular basis.

Lack of security testing by QA teams - provide QA teams to test for security bugs and fixes just like how they test functionality or performance bugs.

Speakers
avatar for Kiran Kamity

Kiran Kamity

Founder & CEO, Deepfactor
Kiran Kamity is the Founder & CEO of Deepfactor. He is a serial Silicon Valley entrepreneur with a passion for building products that meet a need and make a business impact—with Deepfactor that’s empowering engineering teams to create secure cloud native applications. Prior to... Read More →


Thursday February 16, 2023 11:00am - 11:25am PST
DeveloperWeek Main Stage

11:00am PST

PRO TALK: CI/CD for Machine Learning: How and Why?
Limited Capacity seats available

Bob Glithero, Director, Product Marketing,  cnvrg.io

Description
Enterprises have an increasing appetite for velocity of insights across the business, to create new, better customer experiences, to realize operational efficiencies, among other initiatives. However, for machine learning applications, the inflexibility of traditional rules-based automation systems limit the ability of the enterprise to keep up with changing tastes and operational dynamics. These challenges lead to the rise of MLOps. It is a set of principles, tools, and techniques that ensure building, deploying, and maintaining machine learning models is scalable, flexible, collaborative, and reproducible.

An important part of MLOps is continuous integration and continuous deployment (CI/CD). This session will go over how automating machine learning CI/CD pipelines helps with scaling, experiment tracking, deployment and more. Furthermore, this session will go over some considerations for deploying machine learning into production.

Takeaways
1. What is MLOps, and what problems it solves.
2. How model development differs from other software projects
3. How CI/CD principles apply to AI development

Speakers
avatar for Bob Glithero

Bob Glithero

Director, Product Marketing, cnvrg.io
Bob leads product marketing at cnvrg.io, an automation platform for continuously training, monitoring, and deploying AI models. cnvrg.io makes it effortless to run AI jobs on the optimal computing resource, whether in the cloud or in the data center. Before joining cnvrg.io, Bob was... Read More →


Thursday February 16, 2023 11:00am - 11:25am PST
PRO STAGE A
  AI & Machine Learning

11:00am PST

PRO TALK: How Open APIs Are Innovating Payments
Limited Capacity seats available

David Goudreau, VP of Engineering, Marqeta

There is no “one-size-fits-all” for payments—every institution and every customer has a different need. Instead of fitting within a mold, David will discuss how and why financial institutions should create customizable payments solutions that meet consumer demands for modern payment experiences. An open API platform allows financial institutions to present customers with the right product, and the most appropriate payment method at the optimum time. David will also discuss specific innovations that open APIs and other tech advancements allow for, such as how Klarna leverages open APIs to give consumers a better shopping experience online, allowing them to make a purchase when they want, when, and how they want it.

Speakers
avatar for David Goudreau

David Goudreau

VP of Engineering, Marqeta
David Goudreau is VP of Engineering, Procession at Marqeta, a modern card issuer that launched a suite of BaaS products late last year. Prior to his current role, David held leadership roles at Carta and Pivotal Software, where he worked for more than 16 years. In addition to his... Read More →


Thursday February 16, 2023 11:00am - 11:25am PST
PRO Stage C
  API & Microservices

11:00am PST

PRO TALK (CloudConnect): Scaling Security when Deploying Globally
Limited Capacity seats available

Kerim Satirli, Senior developer advocate, HashiCorp,

When deploying across the globe, "we do this by hand" is not something that should be part of the conversation.

In this workshop, I look at patterns that minimize human input, while guaranteeing that security best practices are met BEFORE the security team gets upset.

I will use infrastructure as code as the underlying methodology to achieve security at scale, will provide attendees with a cheat sheet to apply to their own projects and have sample code that highlights the approaches I describe.

Speakers
avatar for Kerim Satirli

Kerim Satirli

Senior developer advocate, HashiCorp
Kerim is a senior developer advocate at HashiCorp, where he focuses on coaching operators and developers sustainable practices around infrastructure workflows.He enjoys the challenge of codifying the fragile bits of complex systems to create a more reliable and operator-friendly future.When... Read More →


Thursday February 16, 2023 11:00am - 11:25am PST
PRO STAGE B

11:00am PST

OPEN TALK (ProductWorld): Introspecting the Retrospectives
Limited Capacity filling up

Ketaki Vaidya, Product Manager-AI,  Oracle

Description
The majority of modern software development teams adhere to the Agile methodology to encourage continuous testing and development over the course of their product lifecycle. After every iteration, these teams usually conduct a Retrospective meeting.
The goal of this meeting is simple: reflect on the previous work increment and come up with a plan to improve the next one. Only a few teams, though, have mastered the art of running productive retrospectives. In this session, we'll examine the best practices for running retrospectives the right way.

Takeaways
1. Why should you have a Retrospective meeting?
2. How to draft a working agreement for your team?
3. Gathering Relevant Data before the meeting.
4. Key questions that can drive your retrospective discussion?
5. Connecting the dots: Use the takeaways from the last retrospective to guide the next one.
6. Having a retrospective meeting is not enough. Complement it with a follow-up action strategy.
7. (Bonus tip) Make it personal: Extend the retrospective practice to track your personal goals.

Speakers
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Glenn Block

Product Manager-AI, Oracle
I am an AI Product Manager at Oracle. As a part of my job, I am responsible for developing and incorporating Artificial Intelligence Solutions for an enterprise platform for hotel operations and distribution.My professional experience has exposed me to the importance of Personal Branding... Read More →


Thursday February 16, 2023 11:00am - 11:25am PST
ProductWorld Main Stage

11:00am PST

OPEN TALK: Death by 1000 Papercuts; Clearing the Roadblocks in Modern Engineering
Limited Capacity seats available

Eli Schleifer, Co-CEO, trunk.io

Description
A Ferrari and a Camry race from San Francisco to Oakland - which car wins? Well they’re racing on a Friday at 4PM… so, neither. Whether your team is stacked with 10x engineers or b-players, all of your engineers are constrained by poor workflows and errant tools.. No matter how productive your team is, if your CI system is prone to flaky tests, if your main branch is frequently broken, and if your engineers are bickering over coding style guidelines or idiomatic nitpicks - your team is going to be stuck in first gear. In this session, we’ll review real-world examples of engineering teams brought to their knees by bad processes and systems, and the tools and strategies to suck less.

Takeaways
1. Proven strategies to reduce pull request churn and merge faster
2. Metrics to track to understand the real cost of your engineering workflows
3. How to avoid “nit battles” during code review

#devex #trunk

Speakers
avatar for Eli Schleifer

Eli Schleifer

Co-CEO, trunk.io
Eli Schleifer is the Co-CEO and co-founder of Trunk.ioPrior to this role, he ran the Autonomy Systems team at Uber's Advanced Technology Group. He sold his first consumer-focused startup, Directr, to Google in 2014. Earlier in his career, he held engineering leadership roles at Microsoft... Read More →


Thursday February 16, 2023 11:00am - 11:25am PST
OPEN Expo Innovation Stage

11:00am PST

OPEN TALK: Building & Scaling Distributed Stateful Applications
Limited Capacity seats available

Viren Baraiya, CTO, Orkes

Description
Microservices adoption has gone mainstream beyond the tech giants. They have become even more relevant as the companies take on the cloud journey and start to break down their monolithic architecture into microservices. This transformation spans both business processes and data processing pipelines. Of course, instead of one big monolith application that can fail, you now have dozens of smaller applications, each with its own failure surface area.

In this talk, we will present strategies to build resilient, distributed stateful applications in a hybrid cloud environment at scales that companies like Netflix and many other businesses operate. During the session, we will also provide an overview of the popular open source Netflix Conductor microservices & workflow orchestration platform. This includes diving deep into the architecture of Conductor and how it allows you to seamlessly handle common challenges around failures, rate limits and scaling.

In summary, you will learn how to build high performing stateful systems spanning decoupled microsystems as easily as building a simple stateless service!

Takeaways
1. Learn how to build complex stateful distributed applications
2. Challenges of operationalizing distributed applications
3. Consistency and distributed applications

Speakers
avatar for Viren Baraiya

Viren Baraiya

CTO, Orkes
Viren is currently CTO and co-founder at Orkes – a company that works closely with the developer community and provides a cloud delivered SaaS offering for the popular Netflix Conductor orchestration platform.Viren was one of the original creators of Conductor while he was at Netflix... Read More →


Thursday February 16, 2023 11:00am - 11:50am PST
OPEN Workshop Stage 1
  OPEN Talk

11:30am PST

PRO TALK: How Can Devs Unlock All the Potential of GraphQL APIs?
Limited Capacity seats available

Shahar Binyamin, CEO and co-founder, Inigo  

Developers continue to turn to the open source GraphQL data query language to make APIs faster and more powerful—and with good reason. While a REST API needs to load data from multiple URLs, GraphQL APIs fuel applications that are quicker and more responsive by collecting all requisite data in a single request. This and other improvements on REST API limitations and inefficiencies have won GraphQL ever-growing popularity with developers and adoption at scale by many of the biggest companies in the world.

Yet while GraphQL is a clear path forward for modernizing API practices, it is often a headache to operate and secure. The lack of support platforms, developer tools, and security awareness forces developers to be self-reliant in building their own complex workarounds to issues. Limited visibility often results in poor developer experiences and DevOps challenges, while GraphQL security vulnerabilities have led to high-profile data exposure incidents.

Developers at this DeveloperWeek session will learn how to overcome these challenges and harness GraphQL’s full potential. From a discussion of CI/CD tools to improve the developer experience, to how to implement a universal security layer and get schema-based access control, to how to get the GraphQL analytics needed to track patterns and performance, attendees will come away ready to optimize their GraphQL strategies for safer and more efficient implementations. The talk will also cover how to boost GraphQL security in the context of compliance—including an understanding of both common and uncommon attack paths.

Speakers
avatar for Shahar Binyamin

Shahar Binyamin

co-founder and CEO, Inigo
Shahar Binyamin is the CEO and co-founder of Inigo. A software engineer by trade, he has extensive experience working on high-profile enterprise application and security projects. Among his roles, Shahar spent several years within the InfoSec Unit of the Israeli Defense Forces. He... Read More →


Thursday February 16, 2023 11:30am - 11:55am PST
PRO STAGE A
  API & Microservices

11:30am PST

PRO TALK (CloudConnect): Approaches in Cloud Development Ergonomics
Limited Capacity seats available

Aviram Hassan, CEO, MetalBear

In the talk, we discuss the toll that increasing complexity in microservice architecture is taking on the day to day of cloud developers, and some of the contemporary approaches and tools for combating it - namely local orchestrators, ephemeral developer environments, and working directly on shared environments.

Speakers
avatar for Aviram Hassan

Aviram Hassan

CEO, MetalBear
Aviram is a security researcher, hacker, software engineer, and the CEO of MetalBear. He started hacking software for fun when he was a kid, and his professional career started in high school as a freelancer doing coding gigs online. He then joined the IDF as a Security Researcher... Read More →


Thursday February 16, 2023 11:30am - 11:55am PST
PRO STAGE B

11:30am PST

OPEN TALK (ProductWorld): Practicing Continuous Discovery with the Product Science Method
Limited Capacity full

Holly Hester-Reilly, Founder and CEO,  H2R Product Science

Continuous Product Discovery has never been more popular, but doing it in practice can be a lot harder than it sounds.

Who should you invite to your research? How can you find the right people? When should you focus on problems and when on solutions? How much research is enough to make a decision? How do you communicate your research findings in a way that drives impact within your team and company? How do you deliver a product vision, strategy, and roadmap in a way that allows you to be agile as you continue to learn?

Join Holly Hester-Reilly, host of the Product Science Podcast and Founder of H2R Product Science, as she answers these questions and more. She will share her framework, the Product Science Method, for discovering the best opportunities and laying the foundations for high-growth products, teams, and companies.

Speakers
avatar for Holly Hester-Reilly

Holly Hester-Reilly

Founder and CEO, H2R Product Science
Holly Hester-Reilly is the Founder and CEO of H2R Product Science, a product management coaching and consulting firm that teaches the science of high-growth product development, and the host of the Product Science Podcast. Holly is a former Columbia University research scientist and... Read More →


Thursday February 16, 2023 11:30am - 11:55am PST
ProductWorld Main Stage

11:30am PST

OPEN TALK: Build Custom Tabletop Role-Playing Game Tools with JavaScript and Retool
Limited Capacity seats available

Kevin Whinnery, Head of Developer Experience, Retool

I enjoy playing tabletop role-playing games with friends and family, but running a game of D&D or Quest usually involves shuffling around a bunch of paper, or using heavyweight tools that do much more than I want and need for my group. As a software developer, I frequently imagined how I might build these tools differently - but like many side project ideas, I never found myself with enough time to build something out.

Thankfully, I recently began working for a company called Retool. Retool provides an integrated platform for building custom UIs visually, using JavaScript or SQL queries when required. In a business setting, Retool is great for building custom internal tools and admin software - personally, I have found it to be my secret weapon for building "that little app" I always wanted to build, but could never find the time to actually make progress.

In this session, I will show how I built out my own set of custom tabletop role-playing game tools on top of Retool. I will show how I implemented dice rolling using open source libraries, CRUD operations on Retool's integrated PostgreSQL database to manage characters and stats, and an inventory management system to keep track of every player's magical loot. Everything you'll see in the presentation is open source, so you can download the app's code and configuration to hack on it yourself.
Even if you're not into TTRPGs (hey, nobody is perfect), you will learn how you can quickly build CRUD apps to automate any kind of work or do any kind of job.


Speakers
avatar for Kevin Whinnery

Kevin Whinnery

Head of Developer Experience, Retool
Kevin is a JavaScript developer and Head of Developer Experience at Retool. Kevin loves working with developer communities, and has been in the developer tools space for over 15 years. In that time, Kevin created an educational PC game (TwilioQuest) that taught hundreds of thousands... Read More →


Thursday February 16, 2023 11:30am - 11:55am PST
OPEN Expo Discovery Stage
  OPEN Talk

11:30am PST

OPEN TALK: DevOps Challenges in a Microservices World
Limited Capacity seats available

Venkat Thiruvengadam, CEO and Founder, DuploCloud

Description
Microservices have significantly increased operations complexity and the security footprint. Even a small 50-virtual machine infrastructure comprises tens of microservices consuming dozens of cloud provider PaaS services. Developers feel productivity is hindered by DevSecOps teams who have blocked developer self-service, citing irresponsible behavior and security risks. Developers raising support tickets to DevSecOps wait days for responses. Organizations that allow developers unfettered access leave the security of their cloud infrastructure in disarray. Today, organizations face a challenge to create self-service automation that can abstract DevOps and security nuances, so that developers can focus on their applications. In other words: “Devops-as-a-Service”.

Takeaways
  • Organizations face many challenges against the increasing operations complexity and security footprint of microservices. 
  • Developers wants self-service.
  • But security has to be built in to the automation.
#devops #devsecops #platformengineering #cloudautomation

Speakers
avatar for Venkat Thiruvengadam

Venkat Thiruvengadam

CEO and Founder, DuploCloud
Venkat is among the handful of people who pioneered the public cloud technology more than a decade back. He was an early engineer at Microsoft Azure, the first developer and founding member in Azure’s networking team. He wrote significant parts of Azure compute and network controller... Read More →


Thursday February 16, 2023 11:30am - 11:55am PST
OPEN Expo Innovation Stage
  OPEN Talk

11:30am PST

OPEN TALK: Landscape 2023: How Software Leaders are Navigating the Choppy Waters
Limited Capacity seats available

Adam Dahlgren, Senior Vice President of Product, Allstacks
Hersh Tapadia, Co-Founder & CEO, Allstacks


In this session, Allstacks CEO and co-founder, Hersh Tapadia, and Adam Dahlgren, SVP of Product, will give an insider’s view on how product leaders and chief technologists are responding to new pressures from the market, an unpredictable economy, and demands from their Board of Directors, while still being able to deliver software that meets the needs of their end users. Allstacks has software development data from hundreds of organizations, and Hersh and Adam are constantly hearing from CEOs and CTOs about the challenges they are facing and how they are battling the headwinds to ensure the best possible outcomes for their organization. Take aways from this session will include challenges that product executives should be ready for in 2023, the benefits of giving software leaders more strategic voice in the board room, and advice for weathering the changing economy while still delivering software that meets customers’ needs.

Speakers
avatar for Adam Dahlgren

Adam Dahlgren

Senior Vice President of Product, Allstacks
Adam is a technology executive with more than a decade of experience leading startups and creating forward-thinking products. He currently is the Senior Vice President of Product at Allstacks, the value stream intelligence platform. In this role, Adam and his team craft and guide... Read More →
avatar for Hersh Tapadia

Hersh Tapadia

Co-Founder & CEO, Allstacks
Hersh Tapadia, co-founder and CEO at Allstacks, is a serial entrepreneur and engineer who is interested in solving problems that are at the heart of customer challenges. Hersh co-created Allstacks with the belief that engineering should be a leader in the boardroom. That leadership... Read More →


Thursday February 16, 2023 11:30am - 11:55am PST
DeveloperWeek Main Stage
  OPEN Talk

11:30am PST

INVITE ONLY -- Dev Evangelism & Advocacy Lunch & Town Hall – "What's Next for Developer Evangelism & Advocacy"
Limited Capacity seats available

Rob Zazueta, Executive Producer & Founder, DevNetwork

**INVITE ONLY**

Join us for our complimentary developer evangelism/advocacy lunch & town hall panel: "What's Next for Developer Evangelism & Advocacy" – an industry town hall event during DeveloperWeek 2023 – from 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM (PT) on Thursday, February 16, at the Oakland Convention Center, CA.
This year’s event will address:
  • Developer Evangelists/Advocates used to fill their weekends with hackathons, conferences, and other in-person events, but many find themselves now focused primarily on documentation and developer customer support activities.
  • We'll talk with experts across the industry to hear how we can transform developer relations activities to best advocate for our developer customers while still delivering on organizational goals.
  • We'll discuss how successful developer outreach programs have implemented winning strategies, how they measure success, and what the landscape looks like for developer evangelism in 2023 and beyond.
Schedule:
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM: Welcome & Networking
12:00 PM - 12:50 PM: Developer Evangelism/Advocacy Lunch & Town Hall Panel (Lunch is provided -- there is no cost to you)
1:00 PM  -  1:30 PM: Keynote from Robin Grochol, VP of Product Management, Twilio Engage (or more Networking)


Speakers
avatar for Rob Zazueta

Rob Zazueta

Executive Producer & Founder, DevNetwork
Throughout his extensive career in the IT industry, Rob Z has held a number of roles encompassing the buzziest of words - front end developer, full stack web application engineer, marketing technologist, technical marketer, developer advocate and evangelist, and technical strategic... Read More →


Thursday February 16, 2023 11:30am - 1:30pm PST
ProductWorld Main Stage

1:00pm PST

KEYNOTE (ProductWorld): Twilio -- Whole Product Thinking
Limited Capacity seats available

Robin Grochol, VP Product Management Twilio Engage, Twilio

This mindset sets apart the difference between good product leaders and great product leaders. Good product leaders can ship features and ‘new, shiny’ releases, but great product leaders think about the whole end to end product experience for its end users. This is beyond building and shipping the product – including how we sell it, market it, and how customers adopt and eventually renew.

In each software category, there are many choices available to businesses and customers. How do you differentiate? This comes down to whole product thinking. It’s not enough to have a unique product and feature advantages, product leaders need to focus on the end to end customer journey – to better understand how to sell, market and customer adoption. Since product leaders don't often "own" all these processes, it also requires a tremendous amount of collaboration across teams and leaders.

In this session, Robin will share how product teams can build their products in the whole product thinking mindset and enhance the end-user journey across every stage: marketing, sales and CX. She will speak to how a focus on building and scaling integrated products with the end to end experience top of mind will ultimately lead to success in offering customers personalized and unique experiences.

Speakers
avatar for Robin Grochol

Robin Grochol

VP Product Management Twilio Engage, Twilio
Robin leads Product Management for the Twilio Engage organization which includes Twilio Engage, Twilio-SendGrid Marketing Campaigns, and Twilio-SendGrid Email. Robin spent 14 years at Salesforce, where, as SVP of Product Management for Sales Cloud, she played an integral role in launching... Read More →


Thursday February 16, 2023 1:00pm - 1:25pm PST
DeveloperWeek Main Stage
  5. KEYNOTES & FEATURED TALKS

1:00pm PST

PRO TALK: What You Need to Know Before Launching Your API
Limited Capacity seats available

Tom Hacohen, Founder and CEO, Svix

Description
APIs are everywhere. It doesn't matter whether you're building a CRM, a chat platform, or an e-commerce product, your customers will want an API. It's no wonder, as APIs are powerful and enable integrations, automations (both code and no-code), and a variety of other use-cases. In fact, APIs are so useful, that there are now many examples of successful API-only products.
Building an API product, however, comes with its own unique set of challenges, which unlike their UI-driven counterparts, are much harder to fix once done wrong. In a world where developer experience is king, and security issues are rampant, getting any of these wrong may mean the life or death of your product.
In this talk Tom will cover the main things you need to consider when building an API product, covering topics such as high-availability, API design, SDKs, security, and compliance. Tom will draw examples from his experience building a successful API business, and the experiences of fellow founders of API driven products and companies.

Takeaways
In this talk Tom will cover the main things you need to consider when building an API product, covering topics such as high-availability, API design, SDKs, security, and compliance. Tom will draw examples from his experience building a successful API business, and the experiences of fellow founders of API driven products and companies.

Speakers
avatar for Tom Hacohen

Tom Hacohen

Founder and CEO, Svix
Tom is the Founder and CEO of Svix, the enterprise ready webhook service.


Thursday February 16, 2023 1:00pm - 1:25pm PST
PRO STAGE A
  API & Microservices

1:00pm PST

PRO WORKSHOP: The Key to Developer Productivity? Happy Developers
Limited Capacity seats available

Aaron Upright, Co-Founder, Zenhub

Speakers
avatar for Aaron Upright

Aaron Upright

Co-Founder, Zenhub
Aaron Upright co-founded ZenHub in 2015 as a company to empower software development with flexible workflow and organization within GitHub using a fully featured integrated project management platform for Agile development. ZenHub helps development teams build better software faster... Read More →


Thursday February 16, 2023 1:00pm - 1:25pm PST
PRO STAGE B

1:00pm PST

PRO TALK: Six Ways to Do Authentication Better
Limited Capacity seats available

Julianna Lamb, Co Founder and CTO, Stytch

Six Ways to Do Authentication Better

There are a lot of problems with how auth is done in today’s web, from insecure login flows to frustratingly difficult UX that confounds real users and lowers conversion. This talk introduces authentication concepts, techniques, and UX flows which you can leverage to revamp your application and delight your users.

Julianna will touch on specifics such as deliverability and provider stability of email magic links; better multi-factor authentication flows like just-in-time, TOTP, and WebAuthn rather than SMS; and modern upgrades to passwords, including automatic passwordless after failures, human centric reset flows, and strength checking done right.

If you are looking to decrease friction in the authentication flow to improve conversion, this is the talk for you. Join Julianna from Stytch, the authentication platform for developers, to learn six ways to do authentication better.


Speakers
avatar for Julianna Lamb

Julianna Lamb

Co Founder and CTO, Stytch
Julianna Lamb is the co-founder and CTO of Stytch. Stytch builds user infrastructure and passwordless login to make it easy for developers to engage and authenticate their users.Julianna and her co-founder Reed McGinley-Stempel both worked on fraud and authentication at Plaid. Julianna... Read More →


Thursday February 16, 2023 1:00pm - 1:25pm PST
PRO Stage C
  Enterprise Summit

1:00pm PST

OPEN TALK: Don’t Fret. Low Code Is Never Going to Take Your Jobs.
Limited Capacity seats available

Ismaen Aboubakare, Developer Advocate, Airkit

Description
Low code isn’t about eliminating dev work, it’s about eliminating the repetitive parts creating applications via component-based development.

How much time do engineers spend prototyping and building new technology vs waiting for approvals, environments, and team handoffs? Enterprise software has gotten painful to create and painful to maintain.

Low code unlocks productivity in your organization, empowering engineers to quickly build applications with composable infrastructure, focusing their efforts on business differentiating technology.

This presentation walks through how low code gives your organization velocity, and shows you how to think about leveraging low code to enable your people, process and technology.

Takeaways
  • How to increase your prototyping and deployment process by 4x, while also streamlining security and compliance reviews. 
  • Does low code break or fit in with your existing processes?

#lowcode #enterprisetech #appdev

Speakers
avatar for Ismaen Aboubakare

Ismaen Aboubakare

Developer Advocate, Airkit


Thursday February 16, 2023 1:00pm - 1:25pm PST
OPEN Expo Innovation Stage
  OPEN Talk

1:00pm PST

OPEN TALK: Why Holistic DevSecOps is Critical
Limited Capacity seats available

Mike Hogan, CEO, Carbonetes

Description
DevSecOps, like medicine, suffers from a philosophical division between symptomatic presentation and a holistic or systemic approach. Like western medicine, traditional DevSecOps has focused on a collection of distinct threats that are treated in isolation. However, there are benefits to a holistic or systemic model, where the various threats are evaluated in context, resulting in better policies, prioritization, and auto-remediation. This presentation compares and contrasts both models.

Takeaways
1. Threats cannot be evaluated in isolation, deployment parameters can compound or reduce risk.
2. The holistic approach provides a true risk profile
3. Both asset management and security policies require a systemic approach to security.

#DevSecOps #ContainerSecurity #ShiftLeft #SoftwareAssetManagement #OpenSource

Speakers
avatar for Mike Hogan

Mike Hogan

CEO, Carbonetes
Mike Hogan is a parallel entrepreneur who currently runs nine software companies, including Carbonetes. He has taken a company IPO and had three companies acquired, the last one by Microsoft. Carbonetes provides comprehensive container security as a cloud service addressing bill of... Read More →


Thursday February 16, 2023 1:00pm - 1:25pm PST
OPEN Expo Discovery Stage
  OPEN Talk

1:00pm PST

OPEN TALK: A Developer Centric Experience with CloudBees CI
Limited Capacity seats available

Ian Kurtz, Solutions Architect, Cloudbees

These labs will provide hands-on examples that will show you how CloudBees CI enables developers to spend less time on administrative tasks and more time coding. These labs will explore how the CloudBee CI developer centric features provide contextual Jenkins pipeline feedback, in tools such as GitHub and Slack, resulting in less context-switching. These labs will also explore how the scalability and central management of CloudBees CI allows developers to focus on writing and delivering software without being slowed down by their continuous integration tools and processes.

Speakers
avatar for Ian Kurtz

Ian Kurtz

Solutions Architect, Cloudbees


Thursday February 16, 2023 1:00pm - 1:50pm PST
OPEN Workshop Stage 1
  OPEN Talk

1:30pm PST

KEYNOTE: Red Hat -- Hybrid Cloud: Increasing Developer Productivity
Limited Capacity seats available

Ignacio Riesgo, Senior Director, Developer Marketing & Strategy, Red Hat

Containerisation and container orchestration platforms are becoming the standard deployment mechanism for organisations embracing a hybrid cloud strategy. The transition to such platforms is not frictionless, particularly for the operations and development teams that need to adjust their process to support the platform and applications running on top of it.

This session will discuss best practices that organisations and application delivery teams can adopt to reduce friction in their journey to hybrid cloud nirvana. We will discuss common challenges such as configuring development environments, deployment pipelines, and connectivity with existing tools and services. You'll leave this session with an understanding of the benefits of containerisation, Kubernetes, automation, platform engineering and GitOps and the cultural and workflow changes needed to ensure developer experience and effectiveness is maintained when adopting a hybrid cloud strategy.

Speakers
avatar for Ignacio Riesgo

Ignacio Riesgo

Senior Director, Developer Marketing & Strategy, Red Hat
Ignacio Riesgo is Senior Director, Developer Marketing & Strategy, Global, for Red Hat. In his role, he leads all Developer Outreach Programs, Content and Advocacy initiatives.


Thursday February 16, 2023 1:30pm - 1:55pm PST
DeveloperWeek Main Stage

1:30pm PST

PRO TALK: Kubernetes Spending in the Enterprise: Slash Costs the Open Source Way
Limited Capacity seats available

Ajay Tripathy, CTO, Kubecost

If you feel like you’re spending a pretty penny on Kubernetes-related cloud costs these days…well, at least you’re not alone. A recent Cloud Native Computing Foundation report—the first of its kind—recently found that 68% of enterprises are spending considerably more on Kubernetes than they were even a year ago. Kubernetes spending has been skyrocketing, stemming from a combination of overprovisioning coupled with low accountability and a lack of visibility into ever-higher costs.But writing increasingly bigger checks isn’t the only option for enterprise teams. By understanding different Kubernetes cost monitoring techniques and implementing best practices for allocation and efficiency, you can drastically rein in Kubernetes costs without a ton of effort (and improve relations between finance and engineering teams in the process).This DeveloperWeek Enterprise session will guide you through the various Kubernetes cost monitoring models at your disposal, such as showback and chargeback, and help frame the decision about which model is best suited for your organization (these solutions aren’t one-size-fits-all). The talk will also present best practices for implementing a Kubernetes cost monitoring strategy that’ll tick all the boxes for cost transparency, visibility, and accuracy. Attendees will come away with a clear plan of attack for how they can champion better Kubernetes cost controls within their organizations.

Speakers
avatar for Ajay Tripathy

Ajay Tripathy

CTO, Kubecost
Tripathy is the Chief Technology Officer and a co-founder at Kubecost, a project that provides cost visibility into cloud native workloads. Prior to Kubecost, Ajay was an engineer at Google working on Google Cloud. He has also held software engineering and development roles at Plumfare... Read More →


Thursday February 16, 2023 1:30pm - 1:55pm PST
PRO STAGE A
  API & Microservices

1:30pm PST

PRO TALK: Applying Responsible AI in Real-World Projects
Limited Capacity seats available

David Talby, CTO, John Snow Labs

While there's a lot of work done on defining the risks, goals, and policies for Responsible AI, much less is known about what you can apply today to build safe, fair, and reliable models. This session introduces open-source tools, best practices, and lessons learned from using them in real-world projects - for addressing four common challenges.

The first is robustness - testing & improving a model's ability to handle accidental or intentional minor changes in input that can uncover model fragility and failure points. The second is the detection & fixing of labeling errors, which provide an upper limit to accuracy and exist in most widely used datasets. The third is bias - testing that a model performs equally across gender, age, race, ethnicity, or other critical groups. The fourth is data leakage, in particular in combination with leakage caused by using personally identifiable information in training data.

This session is intended for data science leaders and practitioners who need to know what they can & should do today to build AI systems that work safety & correctly in the real world.

Speakers
avatar for David Talby

David Talby

CTO, John Snow Labs
David Talby is a chief technology officer at Pacific AI, helping fast-growing companies apply big data and data science techniques to solve real-world problems in healthcare, life science, and related fields. David has extensive experience in building and operating web-scale data... Read More →


Thursday February 16, 2023 1:30pm - 1:55pm PST
PRO Stage C
  CTO World Congress

1:30pm PST

PRO TALK (ProductWorld): Hype and Hazards: Lessons learned from Building a Product-led SaaS business
Limited Capacity seats available

Om Vyas, Chief Product Officer & Co-Founder, oak9

PLG is all the rage today! Many companies are investing heavily in the product-led growth model on the heels of the success of companies like Slack, Click Up, and Figma. Companies see product-led growth as the silver bullet that will enable them to be the next on the list.

Product-led models put emphasis on building a fully featured product that enables users to get started quickly and is easy to use. In addition, product and engineering teams are also tasked with tracking complex pricing models and analytics. This often puts product and engineering teams under the microscope to simplify complex interactions and make rapid changes. In all the hype, other functions of the organizations like sales, marketing, and customer success are often overlooked and not positioned to support the product-led model.

In this talk, we discuss the lessons learned on building a product-led SaaS business at oak9 ranging from how to identify if a product-led model is right for you, what challenges you will face as you embark on the journey to metrics to use for measuring progress and how to build a product that can scale.

Speakers
avatar for Om Vyas

Om Vyas

Chief Product Officer & Co-Founder, oak9
Om is chief product officer, co-founder, and DevOps Jedi at oak9.io, cloud-native trailblazers known for leading IaC security. Om leads oak9's product strategy, looking after product development and cloud ops, oak9’s global workforce strategy, and product-led growth motions (PLG... Read More →


Thursday February 16, 2023 1:30pm - 1:55pm PST
ProductWorld Main Stage

1:30pm PST

OPEN TALK (CloudConnect): Developing For The Web Without Leaving The Browser
Limited Capacity seats available

Dwayne McDaniel,  Developer Advocate, GitGuardian

One of the most daunting parts of getting started as a developer is setting up your local dev environment. Sorting out all the needed parts can take hours or days, depending on the speed of your machine and the complexity of the project. For non-developers, the learning curve is terrifying and stops a lot of aspiring devs before they even have a chance to write HELLO WORLD.

Fortunately, as technology has shifted to the cloud, things have gotten a lot better! The limitations of needing a hearty processor and a ton of RAM need no longer be an obstacle. On-demand pre-configured development environments are now a reality thanks to platforms like Gitpod, Microsoft's VS Code for the Web, and GitHub's CodeSpaces.

This shift in technology is enabling an entirely new generation of coders to learn and develop without needing to overcome the hurdles of buying and setting up a new dedicated machine. For enterprises with dozens or hundreds of developers, the potential upside to shifting to browser-based development is enormous and should not be ignored!

Walk away from this session with a better idea about:
- How traditional local dev environments are secretly draining your resources
- Overcoming onboarding dread
- The reality of no more underpowered local machines
- Why "it worked on my machine" will soon mean it worked in Dev and Production
- Making your own transition plan

Speakers
avatar for Dwayne McDaniel

Dwayne McDaniel

Developer Advocate, GitGuardian
Dwayne McDaniel has been working as a Developer Relations professional since 2015 and has been involved in the wider tech community since 2005. He loves sharing his knowledge and enthusiasm about Git, Security, Open Source tools, and tech in general and he has done so at over a hundred... Read More →


Thursday February 16, 2023 1:30pm - 1:55pm PST
PRO STAGE B

1:30pm PST

OPEN TALK: From Zero to Hero - Jumpstart Your App Sec Program with SCA
Limited Capacity seats available

Eric Allard, Chief Technology Officer, SOOS

Description
These days, everyone agrees that software security is important. But how do we take that abstract notion, and create a culture where the marriage of security and the SDLC is second nature? It comes down to stakeholder buy-in, access to tools, a sense of urgency, and an eye for opportunities. In this talk, Eric will provide actionable guidance so software teams can begin securing their supply chain today, starting with the most fundamental approach: Software Composition Analysis (SCA). Implementing SCA allows an org to understand its exposure to vulnerabilities, document its use of open source licenses, establish policies to control software dependencies, remediate technical debt, and share up-to-date information about its software via SBOM (Software Bill of Materials).

Takeaways
1. OSS is awesome BUT it can get out of control: Abandoned projects, vulns (hacks!), and legal issues.
2. Start with SCA to expose vulnerabilities, reduce tech debt, and govern your application builds.
3. You can "crawl, walk, run" your way to a more robust AppSec program. Get started today!

#DevSecOps #SCA #SDLC #softwaresecurity #softwarecompositionanalysis

Speakers
avatar for Eric Allard

Eric Allard

Chief Technology Officer, SOOS
Eric Allard is on a mission to democratize software security. As Chief Technology Officer at SOOS, Eric and his team are breaking down barriers and making it easy and affordable to identify and remediate software vulnerabilities. In a field crowded with convoluted pricing schemes... Read More →


Thursday February 16, 2023 1:30pm - 1:55pm PST
OPEN Expo Discovery Stage

1:30pm PST

OPEN TALK: Reducing Alert Fatigue With Container Scans: Correlate, Prioritize, and Filter Based on Usage
Limited Capacity seats available

Kiran Kamity, Founder & CEO, Deepfactor

Your application is composed of 12 Docker containers. Together they have 400 packages. When you run a container scan with an SCA (software composition analysis) tool, you notice that 120 of them have vulnerabilities. Your security team is asking you to fix all the critical and high vulnerabilities, but your dev/devops team doesn’t have the cycles. What do you do?

Today, developers and devops engineers are being asked to address vulnerabilities and supply chain risks in container images. However, the volume of noisy security alerts often leads to developers ignoring them entirely or wasting valuable sprint time researching “false positives.”
This session will focus on how engineering teams can correlate vulnerabilities with runtime information, prioritize alerts based on usage, and filter out false positives that don’t represent a true exposure of a vulnerability. Prioritizing security updates to only used packages in your container image is a highly effective approach to reducing alert fatigue with your container scans. In addition, your devops team can even consider removing some of the unused packages and shrink your container images.
As an example, this session will include a demonstration of a typical SCA static container scan of a sample open-source test application and then show how an engineering team can filter alerts to reduce the number of vulnerable and used alerts that actually need to be fixed by developers by up to 90%.  

Speakers
avatar for Kiran Kamity

Kiran Kamity

Founder & CEO, Deepfactor
Kiran Kamity is the Founder & CEO of Deepfactor. He is a serial Silicon Valley entrepreneur with a passion for building products that meet a need and make a business impact—with Deepfactor that’s empowering engineering teams to create secure cloud native applications. Prior to... Read More →


Thursday February 16, 2023 1:30pm - 1:55pm PST
OPEN Expo Innovation Stage

2:00pm PST

OPEN TALK: How To Make Your Technical Hiring Processes More Equitable
Limited Capacity filling up

Jason Wodicka,  Principle Developer Advocate,  Karat

Despite how vital technical hiring is to business success, the status quo remains fundamentally flawed and woefully inequitable. Today, too many business and engineering leaders are struggling to hire the technical talent they need to succeed, and too many talented people are not getting a fair shot at the professional opportunities they are qualified for. In this talk, Jason will lay out some of the ways inequity can sneak into our processes, and share concrete actions that business and engineering leaders can use to make their technical hiring more efficient, equitable, and effective.

Speakers
avatar for Jason Wodicka

Jason Wodicka

Principal Developer Advocate, Karat
Jason has spent almost twenty years in the tech industry. In that time, they've been a teacher, a test engineer, a development manager, a software engineer, and performed one ill-advised attempt at program management.  In their time at Amazon, Instructure, and Karat, they've performed... Read More →


Thursday February 16, 2023 2:00pm - 2:25pm PST
PRO Stage C

2:00pm PST

OPEN TALK: Learnings of Shipping Daemonsets to Customers at Scale.
Limited Capacity seats available

Fatih Yildiz, CTO / Co-Founder, Edge Delta

Description
If your company is like Edge Delta, you need to run software in your customers’ environments. Over the past few years, an increasing amount of our customers have found it easiest to deploy Edge Delta’s data plane as a Kubernetes daemonset. While this approach provides several benefits, there are also some hurdles the vendor needs to overcome. Specifically, you need to support large-scale environments without surpassing infrastructure limits. And, you must ensure your software doesn’t impact the CPU and memory of the underlying resources.

Through real-world experience, Edge Delta has landed on several best practices for running daemonsets in customer environments. In this session, Edge Delta’s co-founder and CTO, Fatih Yildiz will explain how you can do so in a way that is scalable, performant, and maintainable for the vendor.

Takeaways
1. Challenges of shipping large fleet of daemon sets
2. Leader election in K8S
3. Profiling agents.

k8s #daemonsets #scale

Speakers
avatar for Fatih YILDIZ

Fatih YILDIZ

CTO / Co-Founder, Edge Delta
Fatih Yildiz is the CTO and co-founder of Edge Delta – a platform that gives teams more insight into and control over their observability data. It does so by automatically analyzing data as it’s created at the source. Yildiz started his journey at Microsoft, working to improve... Read More →


Thursday February 16, 2023 2:00pm - 2:25pm PST
OPEN Expo Innovation Stage
  OPEN Talk

2:00pm PST

OPEN TALK: Managed Kubernetes: Why You Need It Now
Limited Capacity seats available

Ajay Chhabria, Principal Product Manager, Oracle

Description
Kubernetes has become a standard way for organizations to innovate and modernize their application portfolio. A managed Kubernetes Service makes Kubernetes more accessible to organizations of all sizes, allowing them to free up resources and focus on what matters most: their businesses. With Managed Kubernetes, developers can spend time developing applications and not managing the Kubernetes. Managed Kubernetes on cloud empowers developers to focus on deploying and scaling microservices without dealing with the installation and configuration of clusters. In this talk you will learn what is a managed Kubernetes service and the advantages of using it. We will understand the differences between an unmanaged (create your own cluster from scratch) vs managed Kubernetes cluster on a cloud platform. We will cover how a cloud managed Kubernetes platform abstracts away the infrastructure responsibilities of service owners, meets internal requirements around availability and security, and simplifies the developer experience.

Key Takeaways
1. A managed Kubernetes Service makes Kubernetes more accessible to organizations of all sizes, allowing them to free up resources and focus on what matters most: their businesses.
2. With Managed Kubernetes, developers can spend time developing applications and not managing the Kubernetes.
3. Managed Kubernetes on cloud empowers developers to focus on deploying and scaling microservices without dealing with the installation and configuration of clusters.

#kubernetes #devops

Speakers
avatar for Ajay Chhabria

Ajay Chhabria

Principal Product Manager, Oracle
Ajay Chhabria is a Product Manager in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure where he is responsible for Managed Kubernetes service and other key cross-product initiatives that help customers transition on-premises workloads to the cloud. He is focused on building new features, sharing best... Read More →


Thursday February 16, 2023 2:00pm - 2:25pm PST
DeveloperWeek Main Stage
  OPEN Talk

2:00pm PST

OPEN TALK: Simplifying Reporting in JavaScript Applications
Limited Capacity seats available

Justin Mack, Director of Customer Engagement, GrapeCity

Description
With so much data flowing through organizations, reports can get confusing. Not only that but creating those reports and integrating them into your app in a meaningful way is an even bigger challenge.

In this talk, we’ll discuss some of the challenges of integrating reporting into Javascript apps as well as try and find some innovative and scalable ways to address those challenges.

Takeaways
1.) Develop an understanding of why reporting is important in JavaScript apps
2.) Reporting best practices
3.) Learn how to integrate third-party tools into JavaScript apps

#javascript #reporting #bestpractices #enterprisedevelopment #b2b

Speakers
avatar for Justin Mack

Justin Mack

Director of Customer Engagement, GrapeCity
As Director of Customer Engagement, Justin Mack is a GrapeCity veteran who enjoys the company culture that promotes innovation and working on the bleeding edge of technology. When he’s not serving customers, he enjoys coding, making wine, and spending time with his family. Justin... Read More →


Thursday February 16, 2023 2:00pm - 2:25pm PST
OPEN Expo Discovery Stage
  OPEN Talk

2:00pm PST

PRO TALK (ProductWorld): Building Experiment-Driven Growth Teams
Limited Capacity filling up

Gabriel Birnbaum, Product Designer, Substack

Growth teams have a tough job. While our metrics are well-defined, of methods of reaching them require imagination and innovative thinking. How can a team be built to do growth work in an experiment-driven, quantitative way?

In this talk, I will discuss the best practices of building a growth team that knows how and when to run experiments that impact key business metrics. I will speak about the experimentation methodology for software companies and how to scale a team of experimentalists.

Speakers
avatar for gabriel Birnbaum

gabriel Birnbaum

Product Designer, Substack
I am a product designer and engineer currently working at Substack – where I lead growth design. I am an active contributor to the JuliaLang open source community and am fascinated with decentralized media. Before Substack, I co-founded Barbra – a tool that used AI to automatically... Read More →


Thursday February 16, 2023 2:00pm - 2:25pm PST
ProductWorld Main Stage

2:00pm PST

OPEN TALK (CloudConnect): Azure Management for the Enterprise
Limited Capacity seats available

Jared Rhodes, Principal Consultant, Epam Systems

Enterprise environments can span thousands of applications with even more teams, team members, and management. Within those are different business units, data classifications, cost centers, reports, alerts, and on and on.
In this session, we will cover how to use Azure Policy to simplify the management of an Azure environment. This will be a look at Initiatives, Policies, and Management Groups; exploring how they can be used to make management of IT systems.... manageable.

Speakers
avatar for Jared Rhodes

Jared Rhodes

Principal Consultant, Epam Systems
Jared Rhodes has been in the IT industry for over fifteen years and got his big break by when a team of mechanicals and electrical engineers needed "that coded in C". He now is a leader in Microsoft Technologies helping to deliver everything from Security to Cloud Native solutions... Read More →


Thursday February 16, 2023 2:00pm - 2:50pm PST
PRO STAGE B

2:00pm PST

OPEN TALK: What Is a Software Supply Chain? How Do You Secure It?
Limited Capacity seats available

Mark Galpin, Head of Solutions Architecture, Tidelift

Description
“Software Supply Chain” is used so much in so many different ways that it sometimes feels like a meaningless buzzword. But the analogy to physical good supply chains has real merit, and like physical good supply chains, software supply chains increase in complexity to allow higher quality and faster delivery. The foundation of much of the modern software supply chain is open source software. What are the supply chain implications of this? What does it mean for your software, and for the industry as a whole?

Takeaways
1. How to secure software supply chain.
2. What are supply chain implications when using open source.
3. What does it mean for the industry as a whole.

#softwaresupplychainsecurity

Speakers
avatar for Mark Galpin

Mark Galpin

Head of Solutions Architecture, Tidelift
Mark Galpin has been a passionate student of the software supply chain for a decade, although he wouldn't have always described it that way. Currently, he has brought that passion to Tidelift, focusing on how industry and open source maintainers can work together to help secure the... Read More →


Thursday February 16, 2023 2:00pm - 2:50pm PST
OPEN Workshop Stage 1
  OPEN Talk

2:30pm PST

PRO TALK: Going Decoupled; Why Do We Need Messaging?
Limited Capacity seats available

Eldert Grootenboer, Senior Program Manager, Microsoft

Have you ever wondered why you should implement a messaging strategy in your solutions, or when you should introduce this? As a Program Manager for Service Bus, this is a question I get asked frequently by our customers. It is true that implementing a messaging strategy can bring its own challenges. However, if implemented correctly, it will help you solve a myriad of architectural challenges. In this session we will dive into the reasons of when and why we should use a messaging strategy, as well as the different types of messaging we can distinguish. You will learn about different patterns which will help solve various architectural challenges, and how to implement these using Azure. This session will empower you, by giving a better understanding when to implement messaging in your solutions, and how to can identify patterns where this will help. The concepts from this session are not product specific and can be applied to most messaging services, although we will use the Azure services to explain most of them.

Speakers
avatar for Eldert Grootenboer

Eldert Grootenboer

Senior Program Manager, Microsoft
Eldert is always enthusiastic about embarking on new journeys with the Cloud, and Azure in particular. He is very passionate about growing his dreams and teams, and goes above and beyond to help those with the same spark. Eldert comes from a background as a cloud solution architect... Read More →


Thursday February 16, 2023 2:30pm - 2:55pm PST
PRO STAGE A
  API & Microservices

2:30pm PST

PRO TALK: Trust No One but the AI-Powered Model
Limited Capacity seats available

Pradeep Kathail, CTO, Cisco

Speakers
avatar for Pradeep Kathail

Pradeep Kathail

CTO, Cisco


Thursday February 16, 2023 2:30pm - 2:55pm PST
PRO Stage C
  CTO World Congress

2:30pm PST

OPEN TALK: A Developers Journey to a Zero-Trust Secure Application Delivery
Limited Capacity seats available

Cameron Seader, Director, Technical Sales, SUSE

Description
As a developer I'm not too experienced in low-level kubernetes, or other topics like... security. I'm scared I might mess up!
No worries, the admins of the platform can set a series of rules and checks that prevent me from screwing up. They can also reach out to me if something I've deployed has to be fixed (for example, there are vulnerabilities inside of my container images).

Join us as we explore the journey of a developer as they navigate how to effectively secure their application delivery from code, test, build, create container, and deploy. This will include topics around automated scanning, container creation, zero-trust protection, admission control, and network policy.

Takeaways
  • Secure Kubernetes applications using a zero-trust model. 
  • Automated admission control. 
  • Network policy and hardening for Kubernetes.
#zerotrust #security #devops #kubernetes #neuvector #suse #rancher

Speakers
avatar for Cameron Seader

Cameron Seader

Director, Technical Sales, SUSE
Cameron Seader is a Technology Strategist at SUSE, working with the most strategic opportunities and premium customers around open source technologies like Linux, Kubernetes, Ceph, Cloud Foundry, and more. With over 20 years of experience in data center systems to application platforms... Read More →


Thursday February 16, 2023 2:30pm - 2:55pm PST
OPEN Expo Innovation Stage
  OPEN Talk

2:30pm PST

OPEN TALK: Are Your APIs Rugged?
Limited Capacity seats available

Colin Domoney, Chief Technology Evangelist,  42Crunch

The Rugged Manifesto threw down the gauntlet to developers – is your code more than secure, is it also rugged? Is it resilient and able to withstand attacks from talented and well-funded adversaries? If you're an API developer you are on the frontline when it comes to building rugged software since your APIs are likely to be public-facing, well-documented, discoverable, and constantly under attack.

In this session, we explore the OWASP API Top 10 vulnerabilities and other challenges that face API developers when building a secure API. We show how to leverage the power of the OpenAPI specification to better understand how to protect specific endpoints and responses, how to constrain input and output data, and how to use a variety of API test tooling to verify the specification and the API implementation.

Speakers
avatar for Colin Domoney

Colin Domoney

Chief Technology Evangelist, 42Crunch
Colin Domoney is an API security research specialist and developer advocate with 42Crunch. He oversees the development of the 42Crunch community and curates the ApiSecurity.io industry newsletter. Colin has a long and varied career in producing secure, rugged, and trustable software... Read More →


Thursday February 16, 2023 2:30pm - 2:55pm PST
DeveloperWeek Main Stage
  OPEN Talk

2:30pm PST

OPEN TALK: Overcoming Software Development Challenges
Limited Capacity seats available

Steve Taplin, CEO, Sonatafy Technology

Description
This session will dive deeply into the challenges Executives face when hiring and retaining software developers in the US. We will discuss the following key areas:
1) Limited talent pool of qualified software engineer
2) Fierce Market Competition
3) Inefficient company recruiting processes
4) Reputation and desirability of your company for Software Engineers
5) Keeping staff at market rates

Takeaways

1. Hiring and Retention in the US
2. Onshore vs. Offshore vs. Nearshore
3. Making sure your hiring processes and company reputation and desirability align with engineer goals.


#culture, #entrepreneurship, #softwaredevelopment, #softwareengineerjobs, and #nearshoresoftwaredevelopment


Speakers
avatar for Steve Taplin

Steve Taplin

CEO, Sonatafy Technology
Steve Taplin is the CEO of Sonatafy Technology (www.sonatafy.com), a premier nearshore software-development-services firm that provides its clients with expertise in cloud solutions, web and mobile applications, eCommerce, big data, DevOps practices, QA, IoT, and machine learning.Steve writes for Forbes and Entrepreneur Magazine and is known as... Read More →


Thursday February 16, 2023 2:30pm - 2:55pm PST
OPEN Expo Discovery Stage

2:30pm PST

PRO TALK (ProductWorld): Leveraging Hackathons to Maximize Product Success
Limited Capacity seats available

Elisha Tan, AR/MR DevRel, Independent Consultant

Hackathons go beyond just product adoption and feedback, fun, pizzas, and swags for developers. In this talk, I will tap into my decade-long developer experience to share how you can leverage hackathons to validate product hypotheses, surface key user insights, and drive adoption at scale for developer products.

I will also teach you the best practices to partner with ecosystem and community leaders to host effective hackathons globally and locally, virtual and in-person, that is applicable across various developer products. You will walk away with tangible next steps to build, grow, and maximize your product's success via hackathons.

Speakers
avatar for Elisha Tan

Elisha Tan

AR/MR DevRel, Independent Consultant
I am passionate about bringing people together to solve big problems. My passion led me to find roles that empower people with new skills and opportunities, enabling them to achieve career success with emerging technology such as AR, MR, and VR. I’m currently a senior DevRel leader... Read More →


Thursday February 16, 2023 2:30pm - 2:55pm PST
ProductWorld Main Stage

2:30pm PST

Popcorn Networking Break
Join us for networking & Popcorn in the Networking Lounge on the Expo Hall Floor!

Thursday February 16, 2023 2:30pm - 3:30pm PST
Exhibit Hall West

3:00pm PST

KEYNOTE (CloudConnect): mimik -- A Pragmatic Approach for Decentralized Cloud Computing
Limited Capacity seats available

Fay Arjomandi, Founder and CEO, mimik

based on article published in IEEE Communications Magazine Sept 2022 issue https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/9846938
The centralized cloud architecture adopted in the early days of mobile Internet was designed primarily to allow access to data stored on the worldwide web. Today, use cases have evolved significantly. Humans and devices are now producing most of the data consumed on the Internet. As a result, the existing centralized cloud infrastructure is no longer efficient or sustainable. There is significant waste of network bandwidth to send terabytes of data to server farms that may be hundreds of kilometers away. The prevalent centralized cloud architecture does not adequately leverage massive amounts of computing resources on smart devices, which are idle most of the time. Moreover, despite all the efforts to reduce network latencies, communication to server farms is a major bottleneck for latency in many applications. We introduce a novel architectural approach to cloud decentralization called hybrid edge cloud (HEC) that minimizes network bandwidth usage, reduces communication latencies, and leverages resources on smart devices to reduce the burden on server farms and other centralized computing resources. HEC combines the benefits of new network technologies such as 5G and WiFi 6 to leverage computing resources on smart devices to build a sustainable decentralized infrastructure for the hyper-connected world.

Speakers
avatar for Fay Arjomandi

Fay Arjomandi

Founder and CEO, mimik
Fay Arjomandi is the Founder and CEO of the pioneering edge cloud company mimik. From 2016-2018, she was the executive chairman of H2 Wellness, a software company based in Los Angeles. Between Aug 2014 to Oct 2016, she was the CEO of digital health company NantMobile and led its Augmented... Read More →


Thursday February 16, 2023 3:00pm - 3:25pm PST
DeveloperWeek Main Stage

3:00pm PST

PRO TALK: Comparing Rust with Go, Java, and Python in AWS lambdas
Limited Capacity seats available

Cliff Crosland, CEO, Co-founder, Scanner.dev

Description
Given the extremely fast startup time and low memory usage of Rust binaries, using Rust in a serverless environment like AWS Lambdas is appealing. Rust launches extremely quickly from a cold start and uses little memory compared to other languages.

Our team wanted to use Lambda functions to scan through terabytes of data in S3 extremely quickly, and we needed to choose the fastest language for the job.

In this talk, I'll show how we compared Rust's performance in AWS Lambda functions against other languages, specifically Go, Java, and Python. I'll also cover some surprising ways you can tune Lambda performance, like how increasing lambda memory allocation will actually increase network bandwidth to S3, and more.

Takeaways
  1. Rust's cold-start time is the lowest, but with recently released features like Lambda SnapStart, the gap is closing for languages like Java (although there are many limitations). Go is not far either.
  2. For highest multi-threaded performance for CPU-intensive tasks, Rust wins, but Go and Java work fine for many of these use cases.
  3. Network bandwidth to S3 increases as you increase memory allocation, but it eventually plateaus at 90 MBps when memory allocated is between 512MB and 1024MB.

Speakers
avatar for Cliff Crosland

Cliff Crosland

CEO, Co-founder, Scanner.dev
Cliff is the CEO and co-founder of Scanner.dev, a log analytics tool built for high speed and cost efficiency. Prior to founding Scanner, he was a Principal Engineer at Cisco where he led the backend infrastructure team for the Webex People Graph (previously called Accompany before... Read More →


Thursday February 16, 2023 3:00pm - 3:25pm PST
PRO STAGE A
  API & Microservices

3:00pm PST

PRO TALK: Measuring the Productivity of Engineering Teams
Limited Capacity seats available

Alberto Silveira Jr, Head of Engineering, LawnStarter

Measuring the productivity of the teams that build software has never been an easy task. Over the decades, we have progressed from simple measurements like "lines of code" to more robust approaches like DORA's Four Keys metrics. But regardless of the method, there has always remained a gap — a misalignment of expectations between upper management and the teams performing the work about what constitutes real productivity and value delivered.

In this session, the software executive and author Alberto Silveira expands on an innovative concept that he calls Elephant Carpaccio, an efficient way of slicing the work into valuable delightful pieces, where all the great work teams produce can be measured and not just code deployed. Alberto will introduce two new metrics that expand on Deployment Frequency that will allow teams to calculate the "productivity ratio", a metric that aims to demonstrate the ROI on engineering teams.

Speakers
avatar for Alberto Silveira Jr

Alberto Silveira Jr

Head of Engineering, LawnStarter
Alberto Silveira is a thought leader, successful executive, and technology enthusiast, who is passionate about building high-performance teams that can deliver value to organizations. From his youngest years disassembling and rebuilding broken computer hardware, to his early professional... Read More →


Thursday February 16, 2023 3:00pm - 3:25pm PST
PRO Stage C
  CTO World Congress

3:00pm PST

OPEN TALK: Avoiding Catastrophic Outages
Limited Capacity seats available

Ian Tien, CEO, Mattermost

If you're coming to this talk either you've been hit by a catastrophic outage, or you're worried about failures that could bring down your services, safeguards and reliability teams simultaneously, confounding recovery. In this talk we'll discuss root causes of catastrophic outage, and approaches to prevention using open source technologies you can deploy in less than a day. We'll talk through real life case studies from manufacturing plants to global media companies to the world's largest banks and other mission-critical technical teams."

Speakers
avatar for Ian Tien

Ian Tien

CEO, Mattermost


Thursday February 16, 2023 3:00pm - 3:25pm PST
PRO STAGE B
  OPEN Talk

3:00pm PST

OPEN TALK: Data Therapy with JSON-LD
Limited Capacity seats available

Andrew Johnson, Lead Software Engineer, Fluree

Description
Data today is put through a lot – it may start out as a simple store of record, but most likely will be yanked out of the very database it calls home and piped through to an analytics dashboard or any other number of operational applications. You may not realize it until it's too late, but your data needs to cope with any number of unknown future situations. It needs “data therapy.”

And truth be told, if you are involved today in making data from one system useful to another system, you probably deal with your fair share of headaches.
This talk will introduce a wonderful coping mechanism – for you and your data – to save time and frustration down the line: JSON-LD.

JSON-LD is a long-term solution to so many of the problems developers face when trying to collaborate around their data or share their data with other systems or users.

In this talk, we'll introduce you to the world of JSON-LD and how it can transform the way you work with data. We'll cover what JSON-LD is (hint: it stands for JavaScript Object Notation for Linked Data), how it differs from traditional JSON, and why it's quickly becoming the go-to choice for formatting data that might need to be shared and used across multiple applications.
Your future self will thank you for making the switch to JSON-LD. And so will your data.

Takeaways
1. JSON-LD is linked data for JSON
2. JSON-LD is familiar but powerful. It allows data to be re-used in different systems without many of the pains of schema translation
3. For developers collaborating around data or sharing it externally, JSON-LD is a perfect choice for the developer

#database #linkeddata

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Johnson

Andrew Johnson

Lead Software Engineer, Fluree


Thursday February 16, 2023 3:00pm - 3:25pm PST
OPEN Expo Discovery Stage
  OPEN Talk

3:00pm PST

OPEN TALK: Leveling Up Your Organization With Spec-First Development
Limited Capacity seats available

Nikhil Unni, Co-Founder & Chief Architect, Cortex


Description
APIs act as a lingua franca between disparate internal systems. As engineering organizations increasingly adopt microservice architectures, there is an increased demand for API documentation to make sense of the overall service architecture. And as developers continually change and update services, this documentation inevitably becomes out of date.

But what if software development started with documentation and we worked backwards from there?

This presentation will provide an overview of spec-first development, and how it can accelerate software development, reduce bugs, and ultimately lead to happier, more productive developers.

Takeaways
1.) Overview of spec-first development
2.) How spec-first development can accelerate software development and reduce bugs
3.) How spec-first development leads to happier and more productive developers

#microservices #developerexperience

Speakers
avatar for Nikhil Unni

Nikhil Unni

Co-Founder & Chief Architect, Cortex
Nikhil is the Co-Founder and Chief Architect of Cortex, and a Fortune 30 Under 30 Enterprise Technology 2022 honoree. Cortex is the first-ever Software Engineering Platform that lets engineering teams build reliable and innovative software at scale, funded by Sequoia Capital and YCombinator... Read More →


Thursday February 16, 2023 3:00pm - 3:25pm PST
OPEN Expo Innovation Stage
  OPEN Talk

3:00pm PST

PRO TALK (ProductWorld): Building an Experimentation Culture
Limited Capacity seats available

Stephanie Pancoast, Senior Analytics Manager,  Ex-Strava, Ex-Airbnb

You have an experimentation platform- whether a third party platform or an internally built tool, you’re excited to understand the impact of product changes on your user and make data-informed decisions. Awesome! But there’s a problem- the company isn't actually running that many A/B tests. In this talk we’ll discuss common blockers to a healthy experimentation culture and how to address them.

Speakers
avatar for Stephanie Pancoast

Stephanie Pancoast

Senior Analytics Manager, Ex-Strava, Ex-Airbnb
A data leader with 7+ years of experience, Steph most recently led the core product data team as a Senior Analytics Manager at Strava. Prior to Strava, she focused on supply growth as Senior Data Scientist at Airbnb and obtained her PhD in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University... Read More →


Thursday February 16, 2023 3:00pm - 3:25pm PST
ProductWorld Main Stage

3:00pm PST

OPEN TALK: Identifying through the Noise: Why Browser Fingerprinting Is Your Missing Fraud Prevention Link
Limited Capacity seats available

Martin Makarsky, Head of Developer Experience, Fingerprint

Description
Even though malicious website visitors account for a small percentage of your total visitors, they can make the loudest noise when committing various fraudulent actions. As developers, however, you're responsible for identifying, verifying, and blocking them when needed.

We'll introduce the concept of browser fingerprinting as a means of fraud detection. We'll walk through various fingerprinting techniques, how they work together, and how you apply highly accurate device identification in real-life situations from account creation to checkout.

Takeaways
  • Overview & Introduction to Browser Fingerprint Techniques 
  • How to generate a highly accurate fingerprint 
  • Real-life applications of fingerprinting for fraud detection and prevention
#fraudprevention #browserfingerprinting

Speakers
avatar for Martin Makarsky

Martin Makarsky

Head of Developer Experience, Fingerprint
Developer Advocate and hacker with 10 years of experience working in technology. Avid user of JavaScript with a penchant for everything web and web security. By day, I try to find ways to help people with code. At night, I'm hacking at first glance incompatible pieces into meaningful... Read More →


Thursday February 16, 2023 3:00pm - 3:50pm PST
OPEN Workshop Stage 1
  OPEN Talk

3:30pm PST

KEYNOTE (ProductWorld): SF AppWorks -- Rapid Prototyping as a Way to Validate Your Idea
Limited Capacity seats available

Andrew Greenstein, CEO and Head of Product, SF AppWorks

Rapid Prototyping is an approach to software development that emphasizes quick, iterative development cycles and minimal feature sets. The goal in rapid prototyping is not to develop a product. The goal is to, as quickly as possible, build something that utilizes a technology or platform to the point that you can understand the strengths and weaknesses of that technology or platform.
This is where Rapid Prototyping is most valuable. Rather than picking one platform to heavily invest in, perhaps for years to come, Rapid Prototyping allows you to integrate a proof of concept on each platform to see exactly how they perform in different scenarios. You may spend a sprint or two upfront doing that work, but you may save months switching platforms down the road.
Rapid Prototyping is the best way to develop digital products for your business. I'll walk you through a real-world case study, a concrete example from our time working with the Innovation team at West Elm.

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Greenstein

Andrew Greenstein

CEO and Head of Product, SF AppWorks
Andrew Greenstein is the CEO and Head of Product for SF AppWorks, an Innovation Agency. Andrew is (weirdly) passionate about uncomplicating the IT process for business enterprises, adapting to new technologies and trends, and helping to make technology accessible to anyone who can... Read More →


Thursday February 16, 2023 3:30pm - 3:55pm PST
DeveloperWeek Main Stage

3:30pm PST

PRO TALK: Implementing Resilient Applications with an API Gateway
Limited Capacity seats available

Bobur Umurzokov, Developer Advocate,  Api7.ai

Description
We know that API services fail due to any number of reasons, such as networks issues, connection (failed to open a connection to a data source like a SQL Server database) and API performance issues, failure to authenticate to dependencies, outage of a shared dependency, crash because of critical bugs, memory leaks and many more. In such scenarios, our services should be resilient enough to deal with predictable failures when they happen before they become more significant headaches than they need to be. Dealing with single server failures is more effortless, as the number of applications grows, you face new challenges in monitoring the health of each microservice to understand how your microservices-based application behaves when any of them becomes unavailable.

In this talk, we are going to present briefly how we can improve the stability and resiliency of an application with the help of an API Gateway. By considering the fact that the modern API Gateway supports almost all modern resiliency patterns like timeouts, fallbacks, retry, health check endpoints, and circuit breakers.

Takeaways
1. Use simple and built-in APIM solutions to efficiently observe your APIs.
2. Resilience design patterns are a rescuer.
3. Test the resiliency of APIs with the FIT (Fault Injection Testing).

Speakers
avatar for Bobur Umurzokov

Bobur Umurzokov

Developer Advocate, Api7.ai
Bobur is a technology evangelist and developer advocate. He was contributing mainly to the world's most active open-source projects of the biggest Apache Software Foundation which connects the world and hundreds of enterprise users worldwide, and has been working as a Software Engineering... Read More →


Thursday February 16, 2023 3:30pm - 3:55pm PST
PRO STAGE A
  API & Microservices

3:30pm PST

PRO TALK: Building Tier-0: Architecture and Culture from the Front Lines of SaaS
Limited Capacity seats available

Bhawna Singh, SVP of Engineering, Okta
Mark Voelker, Chief Architect,Okta


As a provider of login solutions to customers running mission critical applications, we actively innovate to architect a highly resilient tech stack to serve our customer needs. To build a highly resilient infrastructure in a high growth environment, we have built rigor around our architectural and cultural practices. In this session we will share our learnings and key practices to deliver highly trusted (resilient, secure, & compliant) products fast in the hands of our customers.

Speakers
avatar for Bhawna SINGH

Bhawna SINGH

SVP of Engineering, Okta
Bhawna Singh is a senior technology executive with 20 years of experience in successfully building and leading talented teams of engineers to transform and scale technology for a global user base. Bhawna has led multiple tech transformations, scaled systems from 0 to 100 million monthly... Read More →
avatar for Mark Voelker

Mark Voelker

VP Architecture & Chief Architect, Okta
Mark Voelker is the Vice President, Architecture and Chief Architect in the Customer Identity Cloud product unit at Okta (formerly Auth0), where his team works across the engineering organization to deliver billions of secure logins per month. Prior to joining Auth0 in 2021, Mark... Read More →


Thursday February 16, 2023 3:30pm - 3:55pm PST
PRO Stage C
  CTO World Congress

3:30pm PST

OPEN TALK (CloudConnect): Open Source or Open Core? How to Evaluate Your Cloud Strategy.
Limited Capacity seats available

Anil Inamdar, Head of Data Solutions,  Instaclustr

Most organizations considering open source and open core cloud technologies understand they need to rigorously evaluate the software’s licensing terms and gauge the long-term health of its community and ecosystem. What still happens less frequently—but is just as crucial to these risk assessments—is developing a thorough understanding of the business models governing the commercial organizations attached to each cloud solution being considered. You must discern the underlying motivations of the vendors or technology providers you depend on to deliver or support open source cloud software (as well as those vendors with strong influence over its development and maintenance). By acutely understanding these incentives, you can identify if, where, and how they may map to possible risks to your enterprise’s adoption and ongoing open source implementation. Don’t limit the assessment to licenses and community health—although both are still very key variables!

This CloudConnect 2023 session will discuss specifics on what you need to look for and consider when vetting open source technologies in the cloud as offered by:

-- Businesses using OSS as the foundation of their own intellectual property
-- Businesses that maintain total control offer the OSS they offer
-- Major cloud providers

Speakers
avatar for Anil Inamdar

Anil Inamdar

Head of Data Solutions, Instaclustr
Anil Inamdar is the VP & Head of Data Solutions at Instaclustr. Anil has 20+ years of experience in data and analytics roles. Joining Instaclustr in 2019, he works with organizations to drive successful data-centric digital transformations via the right cultural, operational, architectural... Read More →


Thursday February 16, 2023 3:30pm - 3:55pm PST
PRO STAGE B

3:30pm PST

OPEN TALK: Content APIs Are More than Just Simple Storage
Limited Capacity seats available

Chris Jensen, Lead Solution Consultant, OpenText

We offer a rich set of unique services that will allow you to provide content in context, compliance and retention, case management/workflow, risk assessment, universal viewing, signature, capture, OCR, and more. This session will cover how to leverage these services in your applications.

OpenText, a recognized leader in helping organizations across the world securely manage and compliantly protect their business information, bring these capabilities in the form of services to help you easily enrich your applications.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Jensen

Chris Jensen

Lead Solution Consultant, OpenText
Chris has a software development and architecture background with extensive Content Management experience in a variety of industries including Automotive, Pharmaceutical, Aerospace and Insurance. He is a technologist that loves solving complex problems with technology. Chris is a... Read More →


Thursday February 16, 2023 3:30pm - 3:55pm PST
OPEN Expo Innovation Stage
  OPEN Talk

3:30pm PST

OPEN TALK: Top 3 Tips for Maximizing Mobile App Performance
Limited Capacity seats available

Anuj Jaiswal, VP of Engineering, Embrace

Delivering seamless mobile experiences is about way more than eliminating crashes and errors. It requires removing obstacles like slowdowns and freezes that lead to user frustration and churn. This presentation will cover what you need to deliver optimized startup times, proactively address frozen experiences before they lead to costly ANRs, and surface device-side networking issues before they impact your users.

Speakers
avatar for Anuj Jaiswal

Anuj Jaiswal

VP of Engineering, Embrace
Anuj Jaiswal is an engineering and product leader with over two decades of experience. He has built and launched innovative products at several high technology companies — from startups to multi-billion dollar organizations. He is an accomplished developer evangelist that can speak... Read More →


Thursday February 16, 2023 3:30pm - 3:55pm PST
OPEN Expo Discovery Stage
  OPEN Talk

4:00pm PST

KEYNOTE: Slack -- Democratizing Automation for Developers and Builders
Limited Capacity seats available

Alex Handy, Principal Program Marketing Manager, Red Hat
Steve Wood, SVP of Product & Developer Platform, Slack


The way companies, teams and individuals work has changed more in the past two years than at any period in history, requiring companies of all sizes to readjust their approach to improving efficiencies and productivity, while making work more pleasant for everyone. This all begins with the infrastructure we work on.

A truly transformative enterprise platform must be created with all users in mind – from technical to nontechnical – to create an agile workplace where work is frictionless and less noisy. At Slack, we believe low-code and no-code automation holds the key to supercharging productivity both by helping developers of all levels deploy new applications quicker and easier than ever before, and making it easier for everyday users to build and use the tools they need to get work done.

During this session, Steve and Alex will share insight on:

How companies and developers can enable more users to problem solve and build sophisticated workflows and applications without a single line of code
The benefits developers will realize with more low-code/no-code functionality, including faster outcomes, more efficiency, and less bottleneck.

Speakers
avatar for Alex Handy

Alex Handy

Principal Program Marketing Manager, Red Hat
After 20 years as a technology journalist, Alex crossed over to join Red Hat. His writings have been used in classes at USF, SFSU, AAU, Hastings, and Harvard Law. In his capacity as the Founder of the Museum of Art and Digital Entertainment (themade.org located across the street from Developer Week) Alex has worked with the EFF, Stanford, MIT, and Archive.org to brief the US Copyright Office; This work won multiple exemptions to the DMCA, accepted and implemented by the Librarian of Congress. Alex's writings have appeared in Wired... Read More →
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Steve Wood

SVP of Product & Developer Platform, Slack
Steve Wood is the SVP Product, Platform at Slack, where he oversees Slack’s vision to be an automation platform for work. Steve drives the continued success of the Slack platform and popular no-code tool Workflow Builder, which gives users the tools to integrate their unique mix... Read More →


Thursday February 16, 2023 4:00pm - 4:25pm PST
DeveloperWeek Main Stage
  5. KEYNOTES & FEATURED TALKS

4:00pm PST

PRO TALK: The Future of Microservices: Low Code Infrastructure
Limited Capacity seats available

Gal Zabib, Founder & CEO, Altostra

The digital transformation era is pushing organizations to migrate to the cloud. Dev teams will have to design, develop and deploy not only their business logic but their infrastructure as well. How can millions of developers adjust to the new era without spending resources on learning, building, and maintaining Infrastructure as Code? No-code/low-code approach that was most common in the past decade in web-applications development is expanding to backend development and infrastructure. This session will explain how no-code/low-code can be used to simplify the architecture and design of complex microservices to accelerate digital transformation and leverage the most cutting-edge cloud services.

Speakers
avatar for Gal Zabib

Gal Zabib

Founder & CEO, Altostra


Thursday February 16, 2023 4:00pm - 4:25pm PST
PRO STAGE A
  API & Microservices

4:00pm PST

PRO TALK: Openziti: Put Your App on Top of a Network You Don’t Control, or Embed an Overlay Network in Your App?
Limited Capacity seats available

Galeal Zino, CEO, NetFoundry

Is your software development, remote management and ops automation slowed down by VPNs, cloud VPNs (AWS PrivateLink, Azure Private Link, etc), cloud MPLS (AWS Direct Connect, Azure ExpressRoute, etc), managing whitelisted ports and IPs in your ACLs, RFC 1918 overlap problems, port forwarding, etc?

You'll learn how to leave those nightmares in the past by moving from configuration to code. Embed zero trust network overlays into your application, as code. You'll see examples for APIs, SaaS apps, Prometheus, NGINX, individual web browsers, IoT remote management, Logstash and more.

This is all done by leveraging OpenZiti, the open source zero trust networking platform.

Speakers
avatar for Galeal Zino

Galeal Zino

CEO, NetFoundry


Thursday February 16, 2023 4:00pm - 4:25pm PST
PRO Stage C
  New Developer Technologies

4:00pm PST

OPEN TALK (ProductWorld): How to Build Internal Tools Without Jeopardizing the Roadmap
Limited Capacity filling up

Arisa Amano, CEO/co-founder, Internal

“We need to build an internal tool, but with what resources? How are we going to fit it into the roadmap? What's dropping from the roadmap?” are questions that product managers face when allocating resources for their roadmaps. For internal tools, oftentimes the answer is to build, but potentially at the cost of a customer-facing, revenue-generating product. Whether it’s an admin panel to manage user accounts or a refund management tool, how much resources and time are spent on features that customers will never see?

In this session, we’ll cover the opportunities and trade-offs of building internal tools and show you how to build tools that will help internal teams work more efficiently. You’ll learn how to build, scale, and maintain tools that empower cross-functional teams to operate without jeopardizing your roadmap.

Speakers
avatar for Arisa Amano

Arisa Amano

CEO/co-founder, Internal
Arisa Amano is the CEO and co-founder of Internal, an all-in-one platform for internal tools. She is a product and product marketing executive with over 13 years of experience at hyper growth companies. Prior to Internal, Arisa was the Chief Product Officer and co-founder at Harbor... Read More →


Thursday February 16, 2023 4:00pm - 4:25pm PST
ProductWorld Main Stage

4:00pm PST

OPEN TALK: How to Get Your Documents Done with eSignature APIs
Limited Capacity seats available

Colin teubner, Sr. Director of Customer Solutions, signNow

Description
This session will show you how to build a basic application with embedded eSignature capabilities. The signNow eSignature API offers endpoints to upload, merge, and pre-fill documents before sending out invitations to sign by email, SMS, or embedded methods. Hear about successful customers with eSignature use cases and how they quickly implemented a cloud eSignature API to meet their needs.

Takeaways
1. eSignature APIs give you legally binding eSignature capabilities with a detailed audit trail.
2. Modern API documentation greatly speeds development with generated code samples in many languages
3. Send documents for signing via email, sms, a shareable link, or an embeddable signing session

#api

Speakers
avatar for Colin teubner

Colin teubner

Sr. Director of Customer Solutions, signNow
Colin Teubner is Sr Director of Customer Solutions at airSlate / signNow, where his teams help customers understand and implement powerful document automation solutions. Colin started his career at Forrester Research, where he was a Senior Analyst covering business process management... Read More →


Thursday February 16, 2023 4:00pm - 4:25pm PST
OPEN Workshop Stage 1
  OPEN Talk

4:00pm PST

OPEN TALK: How to Use Natural Language Processing (NLP) To Power Everyday Apps and Experiences
Limited Capacity seats available

Saurabh Baji, Senior Vice President of Engineering, Cohere

Machine language understanding and generation have been undergoing rapid improvements due to recent breakthroughs in machine learning (e.g. large language models like GPT and BERT). And while big tech and NLP engineers were quick to capitalize on these models, the broader developer community lags in adopting these models and realizing their potential in their business domains.
This talk provides a gentle and highly visual overview of some of the main intuitions and real-world applications of large language models. It aims to bring attendees up to date with the fundamental intuitions and applications of large language models.

Speakers
avatar for Saurabh Baji

Saurabh Baji

Senior Vice President of Engineering, Cohere


Thursday February 16, 2023 4:00pm - 4:25pm PST
OPEN Expo Innovation Stage
  OPEN Talk

4:00pm PST

OPEN TALK: Unleashing the Power of Stream Processing in Backend SQL Queries
Limited Capacity seats available

Maor Kern, CTO, Epsio

Description
With larger datasets, more complex queries, and increased demand, making databases performant is harder than ever. Companies continuously spill resources and R&D time chasing their tail trying to figure out how to withstand the load. Instead of trying to improve upon the current model of databases, in this talk we’ll delve into the power of stream processing, and how it can be brought into your database seamlessly.

Takeaways
1. Why your database queries today are so costly in latency and compute
2. How to flip the equation and make your heaviest queries speedy and cheap
3. What methods exist in the world of stream processing SQL queries

#databases #SQL #streamprocessing #data #backend #web

Speakers
avatar for Maor Kern

Maor Kern

CTO, Epsio
Served in the 8200 Cyber Unit, creating new attack vectors before moving on to work on creation of data processing systems. Fell in love with data processing, and moved on to work at Adaptive Shield and Laminar (creating their Big Data systems in the cyber realm), before co-authoring... Read More →


Thursday February 16, 2023 4:00pm - 4:25pm PST
OPEN Expo Discovery Stage
  OPEN Talk

4:00pm PST

DeveloperWeek 2023 Hiring Expo
With 1,000+ hireable candidates, the DeveloperWeek 2023 Hiring Expo is one of the San Francisco Bay Area's largest tech hiring events and career fairs.

Featuring developers, designers, data scientists, engineers, software architects and more -- hireable candidates can network with sponsors, learn more about and get interviewed in our meeting areas.

Schedule:
  • 4:00 PM | Registration Open
  • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM | Hiring Expo Open / Networking
  • 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM | Hiring Talks w/ Exhibiting Companies
  • 6:00 PM | Doors Close
http://www.developerweek.com/hiringmixer/

Separate Ticket Registration Required- Register Here!

Thursday February 16, 2023 4:00pm - 6:00pm PST
Exhibit Hall West

4:30pm PST

DeveloperWeek 2023 Expo Block Party
Join us for the DeveloperWeek 2023 Expo Block Party!

The Expo Block Party gives registrants the chance to visit participating DeveloperWeek exhibitors, while enjoying free drinks & food.

Additionally, participants are encouraged to play our Expo Game, where visiting exhibitors during the show will allow you to win great

Thursday February 16, 2023 4:30pm - 6:00pm PST
Exhibit Hall West

6:00pm PST

Dev AfterHours
Join us for Dev AfterHours @ DeveloperWeek 2023!  

After the Expo Block Party -- come and network with other attendees at Emporium Oakland (Arcade + Bar) (https://www.emporiumarcadebar.com/locations/oakland/). 10 free game tokens for every attendee!

Emporium Oakland has a large collection of pinball games, arcade games, foosball, skeeball, and more. Our bar features craft beer on tap, an innovative cocktail program, and a full bar.

All guests must be at least 21yr old with a valid physical photo ID.


Thursday February 16, 2023 6:00pm - 9:00pm PST
Emporium Oakland
 
Friday, February 17
 

8:00am PST

Registration Open: Badge Pick Up
Pick up your DeveloperWeek, ProductWorld or CloudConnect 2023 Attendee Badge at the Oakland Convention Center Lobby from 8:00am -4:00pm!


Friday February 17, 2023 8:00am - 4:00pm PST
Oakland Convention Center - Lobby

8:30am PST

Dev Cash -- Earn Prizes
https://www.developerweek.com/devweek-cash/

Step 1 By doing one of the activities outlined below, you can earn "Dev Cash" (FYI it's not real cash!) You may only do each activity once.
 
Step 2 You will claim your "Dev Cash" at the "Dev Cash" Desk in the Lobby or at the location of the specified activity.

Step 3 "Dev Cash" can be traded in for different prizes at the Swag Shop located in the Expo Hall, Aisle 600.

$5 Pick up your badge at Registration
Eligible from 8:30-10 AM on Thu, Feb 16 (Claim @ "Dev Cash" Desk)

$5 Post to (2) different social media channels and tag #DevWeek2023
Facebook (@FacebookHQ), Instagram (@developerweek), Twitter (@DeveloperWeek) Eligible anytime during during Expo Hours (Thu, Feb 16 & Fri, Feb 17 ONLY) (Claim @ "Dev Cash" Desk)

$10 Be one for the first 100 attendees to show up at the Expo Block Party Thursday afternoon!
Eligible starting at 4 PM on Thu, Feb 16 (Claim @ Swag Shop)

$15 Be one of the first 100 attendees to show up Friday morning
Eligible starting at 8 AM on Fri, Feb 17 (Claim @ "Dev Cash" Desk)

$15 Don't leave early - be one of the first
Eligible starting at 2 PM on Fri, Feb 17 100 to check in Friday afternoon (Claim @ "Dev Cash" Desk)

Friday February 17, 2023 8:30am - 4:00pm PST
Oakland Convention Center - Lobby

8:30am PST

EXPO Challenge (Win Rewards!)
Friday February 17, 2023 8:30am - 4:00pm PST
Exhibit Hall West

8:30am PST

EXPO HALL OPEN
Friday February 17, 2023 8:30am - 4:00pm PST
Exhibit Hall West
  3. Expo Hours

9:00am PST

PRO TALK: Presenting Technical Ideas to Business Audiences
Limited Capacity seats available

Kimberley Morrison, Automation & Integrated Platforms Leader,  Aurecon

Have you received looks of confusion, concern, stress, bewilderment or even a vacant expression when presenting technical ideas and solutions to business audiences? I know I have!

What I have learned is that these expressions are not a result of these audiences being 'non-technical' as we're quick to divide from the 'technical' side. Our business audiences and stakeholders have different drivers, measures and ideas of what value looks like.

Learning effective techniques to communicate technical information with business audiences not only helps to achieve the best outcome but also foster healthy, beneficial relationships with them. This session will share tips to presenting technical ideas to business audiences.

Speakers
avatar for Kimberley Morrison

Kimberley Morrison

Automation & Integrated Platforms Leader, Aurecon
Kimberley is a passionate problem solver. She has years of experience in the use of SharePoint and Office 365 to improve team and personal productivity, communication and collaboration through intranets, document management systems, crowd sourced campaigns and unifying technology... Read More →


Friday February 17, 2023 9:00am - 9:25am PST
PRO STAGE A

9:00am PST

PRO TALK: The Ever-Present Requirements to Speed Development and Reduce Operating Costs
Limited Capacity seats available

Mike Eisterer, Senior Solutions Engineer, DiffusionData

Description
As companies everywhere move to and create new applications in the cloud, the ability to deliver personalized real-time experiences is no longer a “nice-to-have” – it’s a competitive necessity for every digital service. However, with new experiences come new challenges, especially when handling high volume data for real-time delivery. This talk will cover the ways in which traditional methods of data distribution must transition to innovative event-driven architectures, and we will walk through examples of how data wrangling-at-the-edge augments traditional stream processing to assure efficient delivery of hyper-personalized data at Internet scale.

Takeaways
  • The differences between traditional distribution integration solutions and data brokers. 
  • The differences between the various data broker types. 
  • The use of data wrangling in hybrid cloud environments to meet today’s real-time requirements.

Speakers
avatar for Mike Eisterer

Mike Eisterer

Senior Solutions Engineer, DiffusionData


Friday February 17, 2023 9:00am - 9:25am PST
PRO STAGE B
  DevOps Summit

9:00am PST

OPEN TALK (ProductWorld): People-First Product Leadership
Limited Capacity filling up

Diana Stepner, Head of Product, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

Build an empowered product team by becoming a stronger leader and putting your people first.

Speakers
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Diana Stepner

Head of Product, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
Diana is a Silicon Valley native and annual skateboarder with 15+ years of international product leadership experience running diverse global digital teams.Diana's background includes leading teams in startups (E.piphany, Cheapflights - bought by Kayak, and SimplePractice), enterprise... Read More →


Friday February 17, 2023 9:00am - 9:25am PST
ProductWorld Main Stage
  OPEN Talk

9:00am PST

OPEN TALK: How We Halved Our CI Execution Time Using Data
Limited Capacity seats available

Aitana Azcona, Lead Data Engineer, Tinybird

When building software, we need to be able to experiment, iterate, succeed and fail…fast. At Tinybird, we found that over time, as our project and team grew, so did the size and complexity of our CI pipeline. The quality of the tests began to decline, which made the pipeline slow and unreliable, which in turn led to less test coverage.

Manually trawling through millions of logs isn't a scalable solution, so we invested the time to utilize the data generated by our tests and built analytics pipelines to give us better insights into what was going on. Using this, we could focus our efforts where it mattered most, iterating over the most problematic tests first and working our way down.

In this session, Aitana Azcona will talk about how we used data to halve the total execution time of our CI pipeline, eliminate random failures, and give our team the confidence to improve overall test coverage. Not only does this let us move faster, but it's eliminated a source of friction within the team, so we can focus on arguing about things that matter.

Speakers
avatar for Aitana Azcona

Aitana Azcona

Lead Data Engineer, Tinybird


Friday February 17, 2023 9:00am - 9:25am PST
OPEN Expo Discovery Stage
  OPEN Talk

9:00am PST

OPEN TALK: Pro-code vs Low-Code/No-Code in 2023
Limited Capacity seats available

Shiva Nathan, Founder & CEO, Onymos

Description
App development is inefficient — just ask, well, anybody who does it. It’s no wonder no-code tools that enable rapid application development, like Webflow and Bubble, are so popular.

But for enterprises building complex web and mobile apps, the hype might not be warranted. Vendor lock-ins, security risks, and pricey consultants for all of those “edge cases” just mean swapping one set of (costly) problems for another.

So what options do tech decision-makers have? When your team needs to build innovative apps fast, can pro-code fulfill the promises no-code can’t keep? In this session, we’ll dig into the tools, platforms, and emerging tech pro-code enterprises can leverage to address the challenges of “traditional” app development.

Takeaways
1. What's the best path for my organization.
2. How you can do rapid app development with pro-code
3. What pro code means in a low code world

#lowcode
#procode
#scalability
#hiring
#technicaldebt

Speakers
avatar for Shiva Nathan

Shiva Nathan

Founder & CEO, Onymos
A seasoned technology executive and entrepreneur, Shiva Nathan draws upon his experience as a software innovator to empower businesses to reach their mobile-first digital goals. As the former head of Intuit’s Platform & Services organization, his organization defined the cloud-hosted... Read More →


Friday February 17, 2023 9:00am - 9:25am PST
DeveloperWeek Main Stage

9:00am PST

OPEN TALK: The Latin America Talent Rush - Pack Your Explorer Gear, We Go Hunting for IT Talent.
Limited Capacity seats available

Alcides López, CEO & Owner, Sapiens Development

Description
The Nearshore Software Development market is growing rapidly. It's not only about cost savings, it's about having access to an international pool of skilled professionals who can help you reach your business goals faster than ever before. The Latin American talent pool is booming. The region is home to some of the world's fastest-growing economies, and that's driving an influx of companies looking for skilled IT workers.

But if you think you've got what it takes to compete in this market, be prepared to be challenged. Nearshore software development has a different set of rules than the traditional onshore model. And it's not just about finding talent — it's also about keeping them happy and engaged so they stay with your company for years to come.

Takeaways
1- Find out which countries have the best talent and how they generate more.
2- Understand how to avoid getting into trouble with regulations in foreign countries.
3- Learn how to find a partner who can make your team successful and overcome limitations.
4- Learn how to measure your team's success.
5- Understand why in order to improve it is important to hand over some processes to your partner.

#nearshore #development #latinamerica #softwaredevelopment #businessdevelopment

Speakers
avatar for Alcides López

Alcides López

CEO & Owner, Sapiens Development
Alcides Lopez is a leading expert in the nearshore software development industry.He has been leading large technology teams in Latin America for over 15 years, using his expertise and skills as a Software Engineer to help companies grow their teams and make them successful.Alcides... Read More →


Friday February 17, 2023 9:00am - 9:25am PST
OPEN Expo Innovation Stage

9:00am PST

OPEN TALK: Developers' Inside Look at Cloud Storage in Successful Cloud Solutions, Including E-commerce, Gaming and SaaS
Limited Capacity seats available

Greg Hamer, Senior Developer Evangelist, Backblaze

Description
This session showcases how API-driven developers are leveraging the Backblaze ecosystem. Real-world examples include SaaS, e-commerce, gaming, and other platforms. Central to each is Backblaze B2 cloud object storage. Backblaze B2 reliably supports demanding customers' needs for scaling their applications and services worldwide, while maintaining high availability and data durability. All with among the lowest storage costs in the industry.

Takeaways
1. A rare inside look into how and why successful companies are using cloud object storage today.
2. Cloud object storage is frequently the best and most reliable option for storing application data.
3. Object storage's API driven architecture makes it easy to leverage in even most demanding workloads.

#cloudstorage
#backblazeb2
#publiccloud
#multicloud
#hybridcloud

Speakers
avatar for Greg Hamer

Greg Hamer

Principal Developer Evangelist, Backblaze
Greg is a software development specialist in cloud, data, and application architectures. At Backblaze, Greg works with customers and developers delivering on a wide variety of API-driven applications leveraging the incredible power of the Backblaze ecosystem. Backblaze B2 Cloud Storage... Read More →


Friday February 17, 2023 9:00am - 9:50am PST
OPEN Workshop Stage 1
  OPEN Talk

9:00am PST

DeveloperWeek Certificates
https://www.developerweek.com/certificates/

Friday February 17, 2023 9:00am - 4:00pm PST

9:30am PST

KEYNOTE (ProductWorld): Card 79 -- Applied Intuition in Decision Making
Limited Capacity full

Afshin Mehin, Chief Creative Officer, Card 79

How do you leverage intuition when you're making product decisions. Where does intuition come from? What is intuition? Where and when does it make sense to leverage intuition vs leaning on Data? Digging into the do's and don't of how to use intuition during product decisions will be what this session covers

Speakers
avatar for Afshin Mehin

Afshin Mehin

Chief Creative Officer, Card 79
Card 79 was founded in 2014 by Afshin Mehin as a vehicle for exploring future forms. With a background in engineering and design, Afshin consistently blurs the boundaries between the digital and the physical, and between the old and the new. He’s worked with visionary startups like... Read More →


Friday February 17, 2023 9:30am - 9:55am PST
ProductWorld Main Stage

9:30am PST

PRO TALK: But What Does an Engineering Manager Actually Do?
Limited Capacity seats available

Alex Peattie, Senior Engineering Manager, Front

Engineering managers (both new and tenured) are often faced with this question for their reports, colleagues or friends: "what exactly do you do all day?". The answer isn't always obvious! Should an EM be contributing to their company's codebase? How do they efficiently juggle their time between their different commitments? Should an EM at a 20 person company be working on different priorities as someone in the same role at a 20,000 person company?

In this session, we unpack the role of an EM, and walk through the 6 buckets of where their time should be spent: People, Process, Planning & execution, Hiring, Technical leadership and Interfacing. We'll share best-practices from EMs at FAANG, scaleups and unicorns on how best to split your time and maintain focus as an EM - and see how an EMs role evolves according to their seniority and company's stage.

Finally, we'll invert the question, and look at what an engineering manager should not spend their time on. We'll see how well-intentioned EMs can end up distracting and demotivating their teams by putting their focus in the wrong areas, and give actionable advice on how to avoid these common pitfalls.

Speakers
avatar for Alex Peattie

Alex Peattie

Senior Engineering Manager, Front
Alex Peattie is a Senior Engineering Manager at Front, a B2B SaaS unicorn. Front provides a powerful customer communication hub, with over 8,000 customers globally.Alex was previously the co-founder and CTO of Peg (exited), a technology platform helping multinational brands and agencies... Read More →


Friday February 17, 2023 9:30am - 9:55am PST
PRO STAGE A

9:30am PST

PRO WORKSHOP: Goodbye Dockerfiles: Build Secure & Optimised Node.js Container Images with Cloud Native Buildpacks.
Limited Capacity seats available

Alejandro Mercado, Solutions Engineer, Dynatrace

Buildpacks were first conceived by Heroku in 2011. Since then, they have been adopted by Cloud Foundry and other PaaS such as Google App Engine, Gitlab, Knative, Deis, Dokku, and Drie, and joined the Cloud Native Computing Foundation in October 2018.

Cloud Native Buildpacks transform your application source code into images that can run on any cloud.
So we can have a balanced control between App Devs and Operators so we can guarantee apps meet security and compliance requirements and eventully perform upgrades with minimal effort and intervention.

In this talk we will explore how lifecycle - the binary at the heart of buildpacks - makes all this possible.

Speakers
avatar for Alejandro Mercado

Alejandro Mercado

Solutions Engineer, Dynatrace
Alex's current role is Solutions Engineer at Dynatrace.Former DevOps Manager.Web & Mobile Developer with more than 20 years of experience.Technical Writer and International Speaker.Proudly a member of the following programs: DevOps Institute Ambassador, GitHub Campus Advisor, GitKraken... Read More →


Friday February 17, 2023 9:30am - 9:55am PST
PRO Stage C
  JavaScript Conference

9:30am PST

OPEN TALK: How to Survive the War for It Talent - A Guide to Navigate Unharmed in the It Talent War.
Limited Capacity seats available

Karen Mora, Engagement and Communications leader, Sapiens Development
Alcides López, CEO & Owner, Sapiens Development


Description
You may have heard about the “War for Talent” which refers to the intense competition between companies trying to attract and retain talented employees.
The world is changing and technology is changing. The first thing you need to do is understand what's happening in the IT talent world. How did we end up here? Where are we going? What can we do?

In short: they need people who can deliver real value in today's marketplace by providing high-quality services that meet real needs.

Takeaways
1- Understand what your existing development team and your future candidates expect from you nowadays
2- Learn where to put more Time and Money to reduce attrition efficiently
3- Learn how a good Nearshore partner could help your reduce attrition
4- Understand how the company culture and Management affect the team's success
5- Understand why your internal Customer is as important as your External Customer


#itcandidates #ittalent # #softwaredevelopment #businessdevelopment

Speakers
avatar for Karen Mora

Karen Mora

Engagement and Communications leader, Sapiens Development
Karen is an Engagement and Communications leader with over seven years of experience in the technology sector. She has a background in Public Relations, is passionate about making connections and believes in the power of belonging and creating a workplace where people feel a strong... Read More →
avatar for Alcides López

Alcides López

CEO & Owner, Sapiens Development
Alcides Lopez is a leading expert in the nearshore software development industry.He has been leading large technology teams in Latin America for over 15 years, using his expertise and skills as a Software Engineer to help companies grow their teams and make them successful.Alcides... Read More →


Friday February 17, 2023 9:30am - 9:55am PST
OPEN Expo Innovation Stage

9:30am PST

OPEN TALK: Introducing meshIQ: Industry’s First Purpose-Built Observability Platform for Messaging, Event Processing and Streaming across Hybrid Cloud
Limited Capacity seats available

Hari Mohanan, Head of Global Sales, meshIQ

Description
Application and integration DevOps professionals rely heavily on messaging, event processing, and streaming to build mission-critical applications. meshIQ delivers a single pane of glass that provides visibility into complex M/E/S/H environments, significantly reducing the risks to application stability and performance. This speeds up mean-time-to-resolution (MTTR) and improves mean-time-between-failures (MTBF), ultimately improving application SLAs and customer experience. From modern Kafka-based streaming to legacy messaging technologies like IBM MQ, meshIQ supports every major platform out there.

Takeaways
1. meshIQ Platform’s full capabilities to move beyond monitoring to comprehensive observability and management.
2. Obtaining actionable insights from middleware mesh, bringing focus and clarity to complex hybrid environments.
3. Benefits of multi-middleware management and using a single pane of glass to achieve operational excellence.

#nastel #meshIQ #observability #messaging #eventprocessing #streaming #hybridcloud #devOps #ibmmq #multimiddleware #middleware #monitoring #apachekafka #kafka

Speakers
avatar for Hari Mohanan

Hari Mohanan

Head of Global Sales, meshIQ
Hari Mohanan is the Head of Global Sales at meshIQ (previously known as Nastel Technologies), driving innovation in integration observability. He is passionate about solving problems for customers that have critical applications with high level of dependency on the integration mesh... Read More →


Friday February 17, 2023 9:30am - 9:55am PST
OPEN Expo Discovery Stage
  OPEN Talk

9:30am PST

New Member Breakfast
Friday February 17, 2023 9:30am - 10:00am PST
DeveloperWeek Main Stage

10:00am PST

PRO TALK: Building Applications with Infrastructure as Code
Limited Capacity seats available

Talia Nassi, Lead Developer Advocate, Cloud, Akamai Technologies

How do you ensure consistency in your environments? How do you make sure the resources you deploy have the same configurations across different accounts? How can I see all of the configurations for all of my resources in one place? Infrastructure as code is the answer. Many developers start building applications from their cloud console. While great for learning, this is not a scalable method for building applications. In this session, learn how to move from the console to using infrastructure as code. You will learn how to construct applications that can be versioned and deployed repeatedly across multiple environments.

Speakers
avatar for Talia Nassi

Talia Nassi

Lead Developer Advocate, Cloud, Akamai Technologies
Talia Nassi is a Lead Developer Advocate at Akamai Technologies and international keynote speaker who delivers content on building in the cloud, testing, and Linode. She enjoys helping developers understand how to build efficient applications in the cloud seamlessly and at scale... Read More →


Friday February 17, 2023 10:00am - 10:25am PST
PRO STAGE B
  DevOps Summit

10:00am PST

PRO TALK: It’s Time to Ditch Micromanaging and Embrace Data-Driven Transparency
Limited Capacity seats available

Marilyn Cole, Engineering Manager, Jellyfish

Description
Micromanagement wastes resources and destroys morale, but a new approach — “data-driven” management — has proven to drive productivity, innovation and alignment as well as trust.

Silicon Valley's dog-eat-dog mentality has created a hostile environment for tech startups, making micromanagement and competition a part of tech culture. Enterprises need to move away from this mentality and instead foster a team culture that inspires innovation and plays to each employee's strengths.

Engineering leaders must be able to trust the people they hire, and the explosion of metrics and data-backed strategies equips them with the tools they need to do so. In this session, 15-year engineering veteran and leader, Marilyn Cole, will explain how leaders can use specific metrics to assess and guide their teams without micromanaging. She will lay out the quantitative and qualitative benefits of a data-backed management approach — from measurable increases in productivity to satisfied engineering teams that are engaged in work that excites them — making the case for why today’s engineering teams can no longer afford to ignore their data.

Takeaways
  • How using hands-off management allows for innovation and alignment amongst engineering and developer teams. 
  • By utilizing the right tools, engineering leaders can communicate a cohesive story about the value of their teams’ work to the rest of the company 
  • Without data, engineering managers can't assess what to improve without increased visibility into the work of their teams. But selecting the right data to track most frequently means the difference between mediocre leadership and great leadership.

Speakers
avatar for Marilyn Cole

Marilyn Cole

Engineering Manager, Jellyfish
Marilyn Cole’s impressive career as an engineering professional spans two decades. She became an engineering manager at Jellyfish in April 2022, joining the company’s team of innovators focused on revolutionizing the tools of engineering leadership. Previously, she held positions... Read More →


Friday February 17, 2023 10:00am - 10:25am PST
PRO STAGE A

10:00am PST

PRO TALK: Do Not Break GraphQL, Extend It!
Limited Capacity seats available

Paolo Insogna, Senior Developer Experience Engineer, NearForm

GraphQL is powerful technology to retrieve and send complex structures from remote locations with a simple and effective syntax. One of its perks is avoid under-fetching and over-fetching as the client specifically requests the fields it’s interested in.
But what happens if we need to enrich or customize the data set and we can’t modify the upstream GraphQL server? Shall we break the spec?
In this talk I will show you how to use the resources the GraphQL specification already gives us to solve this issue without having to break the rules.

Speakers
avatar for Paolo Insogna

Paolo Insogna

Senior Developer Experience Engineer, NearForm


Friday February 17, 2023 10:00am - 10:25am PST
PRO Stage C
  JavaScript Conference

10:00am PST

OPEN TALK (ProductWorld): Culture Clash: How to Make Product and Engineering Work Together Effectively
Limited Capacity full

David Subar, Interim CTO and CPO, Interna

Product Management and Engineering are most commonly seen as two separate groups with separate and inward-facing measures of effectiveness. When the effectiveness of these teams are not evaluated together, the two groups are typically driven out of alignment with each other and, worse, with the rest of the company. Although not commonly practiced, there are better measures of effectiveness that will not only align Product Management with Engineering and align both groups with the rest of the company but will also aid in alignment among executives and recruiting.

In this talk, we discuss common evaluation metrics of Product Management and of Engineering, why they fail, and propose a better structure that aligns their goals and unites them, as opposed to setting them at odds with each other.

Speakers
avatar for David Subar

David Subar

Interim CTO and CPO, Interna
“Better Products Faster,” has always been my mission. Coupled with the strategic implementation of the lean start-up method, this mission has led to major valuation increases for a quickly growing list of more than 30 technology companies. My strategies are becoming the standard... Read More →


Friday February 17, 2023 10:00am - 10:25am PST
ProductWorld Main Stage
  OPEN Talk

10:00am PST

OPEN TALK: A Journey into Building a Powerful Developer Platform
Limited Capacity seats available

Tim Slagle, Head of Developer Relations, Zoom

This session will touch on the evolution of Zoom, including how and why Zoom’s founder and CEO, Eric S. Yuan, decided to build Zoom. The session will include insights on how today, Zoom is more than meetings and how what started as a meetings app has quickly evolved into a comprehensive platform, including our Developer Tools. Touching on the Zoom Developer Platform, it will highlight how the platform enables developers, platform integrators, service providers, and customers to easily build apps and integrations that use Zoom’s video communication solutions or integrate Zoom’s core technology into their products and services. Then, we will discuss how Zoom is building flexible developer solutions, such as Zoom’s Meeting SDKs/APIs and Video SDKs/APIs that extend the value Zoom provides across more and more tasks, and in turn, increase the platform’s differentiation as the future of communications. To close the session, we will discuss the Zoom ISV Partner Program and the GTM approach that was launched to promote ISVs and leverage a full partner ecosystem for developers using the Zoom APIs/SDKs.

Speakers
avatar for Tim Slagle

Tim Slagle

Head of Developer Relations, Zoom
Tim has worked in tech for over 10 years and is passionate about building great developer and customer experiences that allow developers to create meaningful experiences for their customers.


Friday February 17, 2023 10:00am - 10:25am PST
DeveloperWeek Main Stage
  OPEN Talk

10:00am PST

OPEN TALK: ChatGPT: Using a Natural Language Processing Model for Testing and Continuous Integration
Limited Capacity filling up

Nikolay Advolodkin, Principal Developer Advocate, Sauce Labs

Description
In this talk, we will explore the potential of using ChatGPT, a natural language processing (NLP) model, to aid in web application testing and continuous integration (CI). ChatGPT, developed by OpenAI, is a variant of the GPT (Generative Pre-trained Transformer) model designed explicitly for generating human-like text in chatbot applications.

Creating test cases is one potential use case for ChatGPT in the testing and CI process. By providing ChatGPT with information about the functionality of a web application, it is possible to generate a set of test cases that cover a wide range of scenarios and edge cases. This can save time and effort in testing, reducing the need for manual test case creation.

In addition to test case creation, ChatGPT can also be used to automate the execution of test cases. By providing the model with test case descriptions and expected results, it is possible to use ChatGPT to generate commands that can be used to interact with the web application and verify that it is functioning as expected. This can further streamline the testing process and make it easier to continuously integrate new changes into the application.

Overall, the use of ChatGPT in the testing and CI process has the potential to significantly improve the efficiency and effectiveness of these activities. In this talk, we will delve into the details of how ChatGPT can be used for these purposes and provide examples of its use in real-world applications.

Takeaways
1. ChatGPT can generate test cases for web applications, saving time and effort in the testing process.
2. Using ChatGPT in testing and CI can significantly improve the efficiency and effectiveness of these activities.
3. ChatGPT can generate automated tests and CI pipelines across numerous technologies

#machinelearning #ai #testing #automation

Speakers
avatar for Nikolay Advolodkin

Nikolay Advolodkin

Principal Developer Advocate, Sauce Labs
Nikolay Advolodkin is a renowned software development and test automation expert, serving as a Principal Developer Advocate at Sauce Labs. With a deep-seated passion for all things tech, Nikolay has made it his mission to spread knowledge and expertise to others, having taught over... Read More →


Friday February 17, 2023 10:00am - 10:25am PST
OPEN Expo Innovation Stage
  OPEN Talk

10:00am PST

FEATURED TALK: The Tech Stack for the Metaverse
Limited Capacity seats available

David Singleton, Chief Technology Officer, Stripe
Daniel Sturman, Chief Technology Officer, Roblox

Description
The Tech Stack for the Metaverse: We are in a shift toward people socializing with one another and sharing experiences with each other within immersive 3D environments. Companies that have been building big, reliable cloud systems to support social media and other web apps will need to adapt their tech stacks if they want to support these massive-scale 3D-social experiences.

Takeaways
1. We are on the cusp of a change in the technology landscape akin to the invention of the internet
2. Learn about the critical elements behind a tech stack that can support massive-scale 3D social experiences
3. Learn how companies will need to adapt to meet the changing technology landscape of the future internet

#techstack #metaverse

Speakers
avatar for David Singleton

David Singleton

Chief Technology Officer, Stripe
David Singleton is chief technology officer at Stripe, where he is responsible for guiding its engineering and design teams as they build economic infrastructure for the internet. Since joining Stripe, David has helped grow the technology org across the US and developed new engineering... Read More →
avatar for Daniel Sturman

Daniel Sturman

Chief Technology Officer, Roblox
As Chief Technology Officer at Roblox, Dan Sturman heads up a world-class team of engineering leaders in our App, Engine, Developer, International, Economy, Safety, and Platform Engineering groups.Prior to joining Roblox, Dan served as Vice President of Engineering & Support at Cloudera... Read More →


Friday February 17, 2023 10:00am - 10:50am PST
OPEN Expo Discovery Stage

10:00am PST

OPEN TALK: Guerrilla Tactics for Scalable E-commerce Services
Limited Capacity seats available

Aaron Ploetz, Developer Advocate, DataStax

Description
Are you building or do you support an e-commerce website? If so, then this session is for you! Worldwide digital sales in 2020 eclipsed four trillion dollars (USD). Most consumers will leave a web page or a mobile app if it takes longer than a few seconds to load. Businesses that want to compete, need a high performing e-commerce website. In this session, we will cover how to architect high-performing data models and services, showing how to build an e-commerce site with high throughput and low latency. We'll cover how to support common use cases like product navigation, shopping carts, single sign-on, as well as checkout and order processing while leveraging the following tech to your advantage: Java Spring Boot, OAuth, distributed databases (Apache Cassandra), cloud native streaming (Apache Pulsar).

Takeaways
1.Build your own high performing e-commerce website
2.Architect data models with low latency and high throughput
3.Support use cases like product navigation, shopping carts, checkout and order processing.

#kubernetes #api #apachecassandra #nosql #opensource #serverless

Speakers
avatar for Aaron Ploetz

Aaron Ploetz

Developer Advocate, DataStax
Aaron Ploetz is a developer advocate at DataStax. He's been a professional software developer since 1997 and has several years of experience working on and leading DevOps teams for startups and Fortune 50 enterprises. He is a three-time Cassandra MVP, and has worked as an author on... Read More →


Friday February 17, 2023 10:00am - 10:50am PST
OPEN Workshop Stage 1
  OPEN Talk

10:30am PST

KEYNOTE: RoMade -- Romania as a Source of Innovation and Creativity
Limited Capacity seats available

George Roth, Technology Evangelist,  Uipath

Romania has a long tradition in technology.
Romania's Education System
Successes of Romanian companies launched globally
The importance of the Romanian Diaspora
The Global Romania: Romania + Diaspora
Romania a destination for innovation and creativity, regional leader in AI
The Romanian IT is a success story
Romania an Investment Target

Speakers
avatar for George Roth

George Roth

Technology Evangelist, Uipath
I am the Technology Evangelist at UiPath, specialized in AI in automation and Document Understanding. I live in Silicon Valley and I founded multiple companies.I joined UiPath through an acquisition, the Document Understanding platform developed by my previous company was aquired... Read More →


Friday February 17, 2023 10:30am - 10:55am PST
DeveloperWeek Main Stage

10:30am PST

PRO TALK: High-Performing Engineering Teams and the Holy Grail
Limited Capacity seats available

Jeremy Meiss, Director of DevRel & Community, CircleCI

"High-performing engineering teams" are the Holy Grail for every CTO. But what are they, are they attainable, and if so, how? In this talk we'll look at anonymous data collected each year since 2019, and explore this rare specimen in its native habitat - right there in your organization, and how to activate them. We'll also gain some interesting insights into better DevOps practices along the way.

Speakers
avatar for Jeremy Meiss

Jeremy Meiss

Director of DevRel & Community, CircleCI
Jeremy is the Director of DevRel & Community at CircleCI, formerly at Solace, Auth0, and XDA. With over 27 years in Tech, covering just about every functional area including Support, SysAdmin, Application Developer, Program Manager, and Business Analyst, Jeremy is active in the DevRel... Read More →


Friday February 17, 2023 10:30am - 10:55am PST
PRO STAGE B

10:30am PST

PRO TALK: How to Evolve Infrastructure for Enterprise Customers
Limited Capacity seats available

Alex Smith, Head of Infrastructure Engineering, Asana

As an organization scales to work with larger and more complex customers, evolving infrastructure is critical. Building technology for enterprises is an exciting challenge when it comes to developing sustainable product development practices, and there are key areas that organizations must focus around. As Head of Infrastructure Engineering at Asana and with 15 years of experience in engineering and data, Alex Smith will offer five key best practices that organizations can implement as they grow product usage among some of the world’s largest companies.

-- Building trust with customers: With enterprise tool proliferation, data security is a critical component of building robust infrastructure that earns customers trust. Alex will cover how organizations can invest wisely in security, acquiring both general security and industry-specific certifications, developing a committed level of uptime, as well as putting regular backups and disaster recovery testing in place. He will share the example of how Asana worked with a customer to pursue HIPAA compliance, and how solving this pain point gave the organization an opportunity to reach hundreds of thousands of offices worldwide over the life of this partnership.
-- Building data and computing isolation into architecture: Another critical step in architecting your infrastructure for enterprise companies is data and computing isolation. Join Alex as he shares more about how to isolate customer data and services into “compartments” to diminish “noisy neighbor” performance problems, reduce the number of customers impacted by particular failures to increase overall reliability, and narrow the impact of security incidents.
-- Interconnecting the enterprise tech stack to drive connected workflows: Workers switch between 9 apps 25+ times a day, and enterprises deal with hundreds of applications that their employees want to use. Alex will share how to enable workflows across apps with powerful integrations and simple APIs to provide a large customer benefit.
-- Designing a team that understands enterprise needs: Lastly, Alex will share thoughts on how to hire and develop a team that truly understands enterprise needs, from training and development to understanding customer pain points, getting customer feedback, and distributing results across engineering teams.

Speakers
avatar for Alex Smith

Alex Smith

Head of Infrastructure Engineering, Asana
Alex Smith is Asana’s Infrastructure Engineering Lead. Alex is responsible for the team which builds and operates Asana’s infrastructure as its customer base grows. Prior to Asana, he was a Data Scientist at Facebook. He holds a BA in Mathematics from Cornell and a Ph.D. in Mathematics... Read More →


Friday February 17, 2023 10:30am - 10:55am PST
PRO STAGE A

10:30am PST

PRO TALK: From Event Driven & Service based Monolith to DDD & CQRS
Limited Capacity seats available

Marius Ambayrac, Engineering Manager & Internal Training Coordinator, Gojob

Description
In most advanced DDD literature we learn how to implement strategic patterns and reflexion inside a non-DDD Environment. At Gojob, this always has been considered as the hardest thing to do in our DDD practices. Whilst creating a new bounded context may be easy after a few years of practice, refactoring large out-of-order applications to make them usable is still a challenge for most experienced developers. In this talk, we will share our journey and attempt to refactor one of our monolith in a more testable, maintainable and evolutive application thanks to the DDD practice !

Takeaways
1. Understand typical goals of DDD
2. Learn how to start building DDD in a complex non-DDD monolith
3. What is CQRS and how deep you should go

Speakers
avatar for Marius Ambayrac

Marius Ambayrac

Engineering Manager & Internal Training Coordinator, Gojob
Marius works as an Engineering Manager, teaching Clean Architecture and DDD in a Tech Powered Scale Up in the South of France.Previously he tackled various roles, from helping the French Head of Nuclear Division with Elastic Search to leveraging Cybersecurity Assets in due diligences... Read More →


Friday February 17, 2023 10:30am - 10:55am PST
PRO Stage C
  JavaScript Conference

10:30am PST

OPEN TALK (ProductWorld): How Great Product Teams Make Storytelling a Team Sport
Limited Capacity full

Connie Kwan, CEO, Product Maestro

As a great product team, you execute and ship. To keep shipping, you need team and executive buy-in. That’s why there are two sides to the Great Product Team: Execution and Storytelling.

Storytelling is a team sport in an Ideal Product Team. Engineering, Product and Design all get involved in shaping the narrative that drives next quarter’s roadmap. You need that narrative to secure team, executive and customer buy-in. From formation of the narrative to delivery of that narrative, the whole team plays a part. But how do you leverage the whole team for optimal storytelling?

There are 6 Storyteller types. Each of your team members is one of the 6. By finding out, you can leverage your combined powers for optimal storytelling.

In this session, you’ll discover:

1. Your own Storyteller type 🎩
2. Your team and audience’s Storyteller Types 👩‍👩‍👦‍👦
3. How to combine your team’s Storytelling powers in executive pitches and beyond.

Speakers
avatar for CONNIE Kwan

CONNIE Kwan

Product Maestro
Connie Kwan is the 🎤Storyteller and CEO of Product Maestro. Kwan accelerates 🚀 Seed to Series A startups in B2B as their Fractional Chief Product Officer. A 3x Product Executive in healthtech, crypto-blockchain and enterprise SaaS, Kwan brings a product-led and GYSHIDO approach... Read More →


Friday February 17, 2023 10:30am - 10:55am PST
ProductWorld Main Stage
  OPEN Talk

10:30am PST

OPEN TALK: Simplifying Cloud Native Connectivity and Observability with Calisti
Limited Capacity seats available

Tim Szigeti, Principal Engineer, Cisco Systems

Description
Businesses are shifting to microservice-based application architectures, as these support rapid development with flexibility, stability, security, and scale. However, these architectures present new connectivity challenges that traditional networking approaches simply cannot meet. Many businesses are deploying or considering service mesh technology to meet these challenges, but are daunted by their inherent technical complexity. In this session, we will show how Cisco is applying its 30 years of networking leadership to Cloud Native application architectures, by introducing a new technology solution called Calisti. Specifically, we will see how Calisti simplifies the management of a service mesh, how it integrates visibility and provides early insights into application performance issues, as well as how it easily enables advanced use-cases, such as canary deployments with traffic management, circuit breaking, interconnection-encryption, multi-tenancy and others.

Takeaways
1. Calisti enables powerful observability, encryption and traffic management capabilities for cloud native applications
2. Calisti supports both synchronous and asynchronous applications, such as Apache Kafka
3. Calisti reduces developer toil

#kafka #service-mesh #slos

Speakers
avatar for Tim Szigeti

Tim Szigeti

Principal Engineer, Cisco Systems
Tim Szigeti, CCIE #9794, is a Principal Engineer and is leading technical marketing for Cisco’s Emerging Technologies & Incubation (ET&I) group, which is Cisco's leading-edge research & development team. In this role he serves to drive innovative technology solutions to solve top-of-mind... Read More →


Friday February 17, 2023 10:30am - 10:55am PST
OPEN Expo Discovery Stage
  OPEN Talk

11:00am PST

KEYNOTE: Cloudbees -- Maintaining Compliance and Security without Losing Development Velocity!
Limited Capacity seats available

Shawn Ahmed, Chief Product Officer, CloudBees

In today's world, we have to develop software that meets regulations and compliance requirements before it hits production. In the classic shift-left scenario, the cognitive load on developers becomes untenable when the shift-left demand asks developers to become experts in implementing software specific regulatory requirements. However, what does a shift-left scenario done right look like?
It’s when a developer doesn’t have to be an expert in compliance and security, yet, still meets every regulatory compliance requirement without sacrificing development velocity. Join us in this keynote to see how many organizations are increasingly achieving this seemingly impossible outcome.

Speakers
avatar for Shawn Ahmed

Shawn Ahmed

Chief Product Officer, CloudBees
Shawn Ahmed is Chief Marketing Officer Interim Chief Product Officer. He is responsible for the CloudBees marketing and product engineering organizations.In his role as CMO, Shawn is responsible for the CloudBees brand and the company's go-to-market strategy in helping enterprises... Read More →


Friday February 17, 2023 11:00am - 11:25am PST
DeveloperWeek Main Stage
  5. KEYNOTES & FEATURED TALKS

11:00am PST

PRO TALK: Stop Using Dev Metrics!
Limited Capacity seats available

Gal Bashan, Director of Engineering, Cisco

You manage the company's best team: the fastest cycle time, the highest planning accuracy, and the least amount of re-work. Your team has the lowest review time, the most weekly deploys, and the best bugs / KLOC ratio. And then someone high up shuts down your project - what just happened?

In the software industry, we have created a set of KPIs to measure the efficiency of our development teams. While these KPIs do a good job of measuring efficiency, they are usually not enough to measure success. The main reason is that they are completely disconnected from the business KPIs. This disconnection often leads to ineffective communication between organizations in the company, mainly product and engineering.
In this session, we will discuss overcoming these challenges by measuring development teams using business KPIs. We will understand what business metrics can development teams impact and how, and what frameworks and organizational structures can support that. We will also discuss when dev metrics are appropriate, and when they are effective at helping us impact our business KPIs.

In this session you will learn:
* Types of metrics you should use to measure the success of your team
* Using the OKR framework to:
* Align engineering and product organizations
* Empower teams to innovate and collaborate
* When you should use dev metrics

Speakers
avatar for Gal Bashan

Gal Bashan

Director of Engineering, Cisco
Gal is the Director of Engineering at Epsagon, recently acquired by Cisco. Gal has a cyber-security background, experience in reverse engineering, and network analysis. Gal was part of an elite army intelligence unit before joining Epsagon.


Friday February 17, 2023 11:00am - 11:25am PST
PRO STAGE A

11:00am PST

PRO TALK: Looking for Trouble: Logging and Monitoring Dos and Don'ts in a Cloud-Native World
Limited Capacity seats available

randon Nicoll, Software Architect, oak9

Logging and monitoring are two of the most important (only?) ways to determine how our software operates in the real world with real users. In an industry long absent of practices such as logging into production machines and looking around, how can we know if our software does what we ask it to do? Most importantly, how do we make it easy for our fellow developers to consume these logs in real time and prioritize the insights we gain from them? How do we encourage our team members to write log messages that provide actionable information? Here, we'll not only look at techniques for transforming log messages into love letters to our future selves, but also explore ways to expose these messages in clear and concise manners and additionally put them into the hands of the right people to solve issues as they surface.

Speakers
avatar for Brandon Nicoll

Brandon Nicoll

Software Architect, oak9
Brandon has had the misfortune of being a professional software engineer since 2008. As a hands-on early cloud adopter, he has had the advantage of ears and boots to the ground to be aware of industry changes, coupled with the real world experience required to make a difference in... Read More →


Friday February 17, 2023 11:00am - 11:25am PST
PRO STAGE B
  DevOps Summit

11:00am PST

PRO TALK: Functional Programming, Monads and ReactJS
Limited Capacity seats available

Ian Schwartz, Principal JavaScript Engineer, CarGurus

ReactJS uses many principals from functional programming. You're probably already writing functional JavaScript without intending to!

I will talk about the history and philosophy of functional programming, specifically trying to explain what a monad is. I will give examples of how monadic data structures can DRY up your code, focusing on the extremely useful Maybe monad. Examples will be in React with TypeScript, but are applicable to other languages and frameworks.

Speakers
avatar for Ian Schwartz

Ian Schwartz

Principal JavaScript Engineer, CarGurus
Ian Schwartz taught himself JavaScript in his 30s, and has never stopped learning since then. He has since worked in several other languages whose paradigms differ wildly from JS, including Rust, Elm, Forth and Python, always bringing his favorite pieces of those languages back to... Read More →


Friday February 17, 2023 11:00am - 11:25am PST
PRO Stage C
  JavaScript Conference

11:00am PST

OPEN TALK (ProductWorld): What I Learned about Product Management by Teaching It
Limited Capacity filling up

Mike Belsito, Co-Founder, Product Collective

None of us went to school for product management. Well — almost none of us. As the Co-Founder of Product Collective — one of the largest independent communities for Product Managers anywhere — I was honored to be asked to start (and teach) the first-ever undergraduate product management class at a leading national university. What I wasn't expecting, however, was to learn just as much about product management by teaching the class as the students who were there to learn. In this talk, I'll share what I learned along with why teaching may be more useful to product people than one would think.

Speakers
avatar for Mike Belsito

Mike Belsito

Co-Founder, Product Collective
Mike is the Co-Founder of Product Collective -- the leading independent community for product management professionals -- and Co-Organizer of INDUSTRY: The Product Conference, one of the largest and top rated product management conference series anywhere in the world. Today, INDUSTRY... Read More →


Friday February 17, 2023 11:00am - 11:25am PST
ProductWorld Main Stage

11:00am PST

OPEN TALK: Don’t Waste a Release! Complete Testing Coverage for Mobile 101
Limited Capacity seats available

Shannon Lee, Team Lead, Sales Engineer, Kobiton

There is an app for everything! Yet mobile app development and testing is hard. It may not seem that way at first; however, when you think about the number of mobile devices in the world, plus the number of different operating systems and versions they run…suddenly the idea of testing your app may seem incredibly daunting.

Would you be surprised if we told you it doesn’t have to be as difficult as it seems? Fear not!

Join Shannon Lee as she dives into the world of mobile testing to discuss how unit & integration testing on real mobile devices, complete test coverage, and the philosophy of shift-left testing for mobile is easier than you may think.

With the right technologies in hand, you can enable anyone on your team to test your mobile app at scale.

Mobile is the future, so let’s make it easier together!

Speakers
avatar for Shannon Lee

Shannon Lee

Team Lead, Sales Engineer, Kobiton
Shannon Lee is an Atlanta, GA native working as a Developer Evangelist for Kobiton to help bring the good word of innovative technology! Shannon is an avid learner who enjoys challenging herself in learning new trends in software development, test automation, and applied data science... Read More →


Friday February 17, 2023 11:00am - 11:50am PST
OPEN Expo Innovation Stage
  OPEN Talk

11:00am PST

OPEN TALK: The Data behind “Good” Engineering Teams
Limited Capacity seats available

Christina Forney, VP of Product, Uplevel

Description
Engineering teams have an opportunity to rethink how they measure performance. Productivity and output metrics alone don’t tell the whole story or inspire action. Even DORA metrics — a widely accepted standard for measuring software development performance — leave out some key insights. In her session, Uplevel VP of product Christina Forney will discuss why prioritization planning and burnout insights are needed to add context to engineering efforts. She’ll share how successful teams are using data-driven insights to not only measure effectiveness but also align priorities and quantify burnout, providing a more comprehensive view of engineering performance.

Takeaways
  •  See how successful teams are using data-driven insights to measure effectiveness & quantify burnout.
  • Even DORA metrics leave out some key insights. 
  • Prioritization planning and burnout insights are needed to add context to engineering efforts.

Speakers
avatar for Christina Forney

Christina Forney

VP of Product, Uplevel
Christina Forney is the new VP of Product at Uplevel. She was a top 5 finalist for Most Admired Product Leader as part of Amplitude’s Product 50 in 2022. Christina’s career has been focused in the internal tools space, first helping engineers and teammates within her organization... Read More →


Friday February 17, 2023 11:00am - 11:50am PST
OPEN Workshop Stage 1

11:30am PST

FEATURED TALK: Modernizing Software with Feature Management
Limited Capacity seats available

John Kodumal, CTO and Cofounder, LaunchDarkly

Change is the only constant in a software system. One of the biggest challenges facing software developers is to deliver this change safely and without stress, whether it’s a “big bang” modernization effort or gradual evolution. In the session, we’ll dive into how software teams can leverage feature management to manage the risks in modernizing and evolving software systems. We’ll also explore how these tools can transform IT and business operations, tackling overwork across entire organizations.

Speakers
avatar for John Kodumal

John Kodumal

CTO and Cofounder, LaunchDarkly
John is the Co-Founder & CTO of LaunchDarkly, a feature management platform fundamentally changing how developers deliver software and empowering them to experiment fearlessly and deploy faster


Friday February 17, 2023 11:30am - 11:55am PST
PRO STAGE A

11:30am PST

PRO TALK: Observability vs. Performance Monitoring: What’s the Difference and Why Should I Care?
Limited Capacity seats available

Sarah Morgan, Senior Product Manager, Scout

What do you do with all of the data coming out of your systems? Are you spending time diagnosing issues in your distributed systems without a good understanding of how your microservices are built? As system complexity increases, the ability to understand the sum of the outputs becomes more and more difficult and the volume of data about your services becomes overwhelming. Luckily, having an observability mindset when instrumenting your outputs and leveraging the right tool for your team can help you cut through the noise and identify key offenders in your system and resolve them quickly and efficiently. In this talk, we will discuss the differences between traditional performance monitoring and observability and how to understand how they can independently and together ensure the health of your team and keep your end users (and your developers!) happy and focused on the right things.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Morgan

Sarah Morgan

Senior Product Manager, Scout
Sarah brings with her more than 18 years of experience in the software industry, primarily at Boston based ventures. In addition to her current role as a Sr. Product Manager at Scout, she is a featured speaker at Product School and a product strategy consultant for Tapple.io.Sarah... Read More →


Friday February 17, 2023 11:30am - 11:55am PST
PRO STAGE B
  DevOps Summit

11:30am PST

PRO TALK: Building an Enterprise Database from the Ground Up
Limited Capacity seats available

Jaxon Repp, SVP Product & Marketing, HarperDB

There are plenty of databases in the world, so why on earth would anyone want to add one more? We built HarperDB from the ground up to address the challenges we were fighting using cloud-native solutions at scale and the dynamic, complex application architectures that were making us miserable.

On our quest to solve these problems, we started with a core belief that managing data shouldn't be as hard or expensive as it always seems to be. In pursuit of that objective, we made several questionable decisions, and (hopefully) a few more really clever ones. We'll walk you through the challenges and opportunities of building an enterprise-class database using NodeJS: where we guessed right, where we could have done better, and how we stayed together as a team through it all.

Far more than discussing Disk IO and Indexing Strategies, this is a story about how a handful of individuals became more than the sum of their parts and created a distributed application platform that anyone can use. How a relentless focus on keeping it simple reduced customer friction, lowered costs, and taught us all a lot about what makes a company work.

Speakers
avatar for Jaxon Repp

Jaxon Repp

Field CTO / Chief Evangelist, HarperDB
Jaxon has over 25 years of experience architecting, designing, and developing enterprise software. He is the founder of three technology startups and has consulted with multiple Fortune 500 companies on IoT and Digital Transformation initiatives. A partially-reformed developer, he... Read More →


Friday February 17, 2023 11:30am - 11:55am PST
PRO Stage C
  JavaScript Conference

11:30am PST

OPEN TALK (ProductWorld): Why Data Science and UX Research should be Best Friends
Limited Capacity full

Grishma Jena, Data Scientist, IBM

Today’s world generates data at unbelievably rapid rates. It is important to leverage the available data to better understand the bigger picture. Data scientists and UX researchers often have the same destination but different routes. This talk gives an overview of how Data Science can complement UX research, including quantitative and qualitative methods. It introduces the Data Science pipeline along with describing useful applications for UX research like identifying users to interview, finding different segments of customers and generating data for usability studies. It highlights interesting instances of how the two fields can help each using real-life examples from Spotify, Airbnb, Tesla, etc.

By the end of this session, audience members will have a better grasp of the capabilities and processes of Data Science. They will be able to identify opportunities where Data Science can support and enhance UX research. They will feel motivated to encourage their UX research and Data Science teams to work closer together to understand business and user needs.

Speakers
avatar for Grishma Jena

Grishma Jena

Data Scientist, IBM
Grishma Jena is a Data Scientist with the UX Research and Design team at IBM Data & AI in San Francisco. She works across portfolios in conjunction with user research and design teams and uses data to understand users' struggles and opportunities to enhance their experiences. She... Read More →


Friday February 17, 2023 11:30am - 11:55am PST
ProductWorld Main Stage
  OPEN Talk

11:30am PST

OPEN TALK: Best Practices Monetizing APIs
Limited Capacity seats available

Derric Gilling, CEO, Moesif

Description
This talk discusses how to monetize APIs and different usage-based billing models. Should you do prepaid or postpaid billing, when do you invoice customers, and how do you prevent unpleasant billing surprises from customers. This talk is targeted towards for product owners and engineering leaders of API products.

Takeaways
1. Selling an API is different than selling traditional SaaS
2. Different pricing models are for different business needs (like prepaid vs postpaid and PAYG vs tiered)
3. Important to scale support using self-service

Speakers
avatar for Derric Gilling

Derric Gilling

CEO, Moesif
Derric Gilling is the CEO of Moesif, the leading API analytics and monetization platform. He enjoys working with both startups and large enterprises on launching and scaling an API-first strategy. Gilling is a frequent speaker at developer conferences, including API World, Developer... Read More →


Friday February 17, 2023 11:30am - 11:55am PST
DeveloperWeek Main Stage

11:30am PST

OPEN TALK: Top 10 Security Pitfalls Caused by Unaware Javascript Coding
Limited Capacity seats available

Taylor Krusen, Developer Relations Engineer, Frontegg

Javascript is by far the most used programming language on the planet. It is so simple and easy to start coding, we sometimes forget simple and basic rules that make our javascript applications a nightmare and easy prey for attackers out there.

In this session, we will cover the most repetitive pitfalls every javascript developer has done (most of us still do) and how devastating they can be.

But wait - It’s not that bad. Fixing them is SUPER easy too!

Speakers
avatar for Taylor Krusen

Taylor Krusen

Developer Relations Engineer, Frontegg
Taylor Krusen is a Senior Developer Relations Engineer at Frontegg, based out of Seattle. He loves working on documentation and has spent the past 5 years teaching developers to build with public APIs through writing, coding, and speaking. Taylor’s been writing bugs in JavaScript... Read More →


Friday February 17, 2023 11:30am - 11:55am PST
OPEN Expo Discovery Stage
  OPEN Talk

11:30am PST

INVITE ONLY -- Developer Leaders Lunch & Industry Town Hall -- "Leadership in the New Global Dev Reality"
Limited Capacity seats available

Marilyn Cole, Engineering Manager, Jellyfish
Crispen Maung, Chief Information Security Officer, Rapid
Bhawna Singh, SVP of Engineering, Okta
Alex Smith, Head of Infrastructure Engineering, Asana
Paul Twigg, CTO, Digital Commerce Bank
Rob Zazueta, Geek at Large, RobZazueta.com

Details:
Developer Leaders Lunch & Industry Town Hall -- "Leadership in the New Global Dev Reality"
Friday, February 17, 2023
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM (PT)
Oakland Convention Center (Grand Ballroom

We will explore the massive shifts in the way most everyone works. Remote work, distributed teams, digital ordering, delivery of goods, and AI-driven automation everywhere appear to be the new normal, and we will discuss adjusting to these changes and finding new opportunities to grow business while enhancing the efficiency of existing staff and operations.  Moderated by industry veteran Rob Zazueta, the panel will be presented to a curated audience of developer & engineering leaders at DeveloperWeek 2023.

The panel will be comprised of 3-5 other industry leaders in a Q&A/conversation format, and 50 minutes in length from 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM (PT).  (A talk by John Kodumal, CTO & Co-Founder of LaunchDarkly precedes the lunch panel at 11:30 AM - 11:55 AM, and a keynote presentation by Savinay Berry, Executive VP, Product & Engineering, at Vonage follows from 1:00 PM - 1:25 PM).  Lunch will be provided.



Speakers
avatar for Marilyn Cole

Marilyn Cole

Engineering Manager, Jellyfish
Marilyn Cole’s impressive career as an engineering professional spans two decades. She became an engineering manager at Jellyfish in April 2022, joining the company’s team of innovators focused on revolutionizing the tools of engineering leadership. Previously, she held positions... Read More →
avatar for Crispen Maung

Crispen Maung

Chief Information Security Officer, Rapid
avatar for Bhawna SINGH

Bhawna SINGH

SVP of Engineering, Okta
Bhawna Singh is a senior technology executive with 20 years of experience in successfully building and leading talented teams of engineers to transform and scale technology for a global user base. Bhawna has led multiple tech transformations, scaled systems from 0 to 100 million monthly... Read More →
avatar for Alex Smith

Alex Smith

Head of Infrastructure Engineering, Asana
Alex Smith is Asana’s Infrastructure Engineering Lead. Alex is responsible for the team which builds and operates Asana’s infrastructure as its customer base grows. Prior to Asana, he was a Data Scientist at Facebook. He holds a BA in Mathematics from Cornell and a Ph.D. in Mathematics... Read More →
avatar for Paul Twigg

Paul Twigg

CTO, Digital Commerce Bank
Geek! A dynamic, experienced, award winning and security cleared (Canadian Secret Level) technology delivery executive who specialises in leading strong innovative technology teams. Possesses a successful track record in the planning and delivery of projects as well as the strategic... Read More →
avatar for Rob Zazueta

Rob Zazueta

Executive Producer & Founder, DevNetwork
Throughout his extensive career in the IT industry, Rob Z has held a number of roles encompassing the buzziest of words - front end developer, full stack web application engineer, marketing technologist, technical marketer, developer advocate and evangelist, and technical strategic... Read More →


Friday February 17, 2023 11:30am - 1:30pm PST
PRO STAGE A

1:00pm PST

KEYNOTE: Vonage --The Important Role of Low Code/No Code in the Future of Developer Innovation
Limited Capacity seats available

Savinay Berry, Executive Vice President, Product and Engineering, Vonage

In today’s fast paced, digital world, time is of the essence. Developers are facing increasing pressure to implement new communications features, but limited team resources (and individual developer time) can make it difficult to implement these changes as quickly as leaders would like. In fact, industry analyst firm IDC expects a global shortage of full-time developers by 4 million in 2025. Low code/no code APIs, though, offer a valuable tool for limited developer teams across skill sets to speed up their innovation process and implement communications features at a faster pace. With low code/no code solutions, a junior product manager can build a basic prototype, freeing up more senior engineers to focus on customized, higher code solutions. Low code/no code tools are not just for early-stage or beginner developers though, but also enable sophisticated, senior developers to save valuable time and effort. In this session, Savinay Berry, EVP of Product and Engineering, will discuss the value of low code/no code APIs for developer teams to save time and rapidly iterate on their innovations.

Attendees will walk away with the following insights:
- As a company or developer, time is the one thing you can never get back, so it’s important to utilize tools that help build products quickly and avoid boilerplate.
- Early high code development forces companies to make complex and concrete decisions that are difficult to change as opposed to low code/no code which allows teams to quickly implement basic features and redesign as needed.
- Low code/no code tools give developer teams the flexibility to develop, test and innovate quickly, while still being able to transition to more complex, high code solutions following a proof of concept. As EVP, Product and Engineering, Savinay Berry is responsible for global leadership of Vonage’s engineering, product management, IT, and security teams, focused on driving the Company’s technology strategy and innovation of the Vonage Communications Platform (VCP) and its portfolio of solutions. Overseeing both product and engineering, Berry is committed to driving growth at Vonage by delivering communications solutions that empower customers to advance their business objectives by changing the way they work, connect and engage. A seasoned technology executive, Berry has more than 20 years of experience in technology and software, with extensive cloud expertise, and a track record of developing highly innovative products and spearheading results-driven transformational change.

Speakers
avatar for Savinay Berry

Savinay Berry

Executive Vice President, Product and Engineering, Vonage
As EVP, Product and Engineering, Savinay Berry is responsible for global leadership of Vonage’s engineering, product management, IT, and security teams, focused on driving the Company’s technology strategy and innovation of the Vonage Communications Platform (VCP) and its portfolio... Read More →


Friday February 17, 2023 1:00pm - 1:25pm PST
DeveloperWeek Main Stage

1:00pm PST

PRO TALK (ProductWorld): Donut or Pizza - Feeding Development Teams to Achieve Excellence
Limited Capacity seats available

Paul Twigg, CTO, Digital Commerce Bank

Description
Pivoting your IT team from a traditional platform to a product is tough. It means retraining, refocus, and org structure changes. But it should be exciting and pivotal for your developers. Join us as we take you on a journey of best practices for pivoting your developers to focus on product. It is our believe that any company can become a product company with the right strategy and focus. Maybe it is donuts and maybe it is pizza, or maybe it is all about putting the right vision in place.

Takeaways
  • Best practices for converting Developer teams into Product teams
  • Strategy in creating high performing teams on a low budget
  • Development team strategic planning ideas.

Speakers
avatar for Paul Twigg

Paul Twigg

CTO, Digital Commerce Bank
Geek! A dynamic, experienced, award winning and security cleared (Canadian Secret Level) technology delivery executive who specialises in leading strong innovative technology teams. Possesses a successful track record in the planning and delivery of projects as well as the strategic... Read More →


Friday February 17, 2023 1:00pm - 1:25pm PST
ProductWorld Main Stage

1:00pm PST

PRO TALK: How Technology Leaders Can Build Inclusive, High-Performing Teams
Limited Capacity seats available

Jossie Haines, Executive Coach for Engineering Leaders, Jossie Haines Consulting

Description
Let’s face it: Technology teams today aren’t exactly known for being the most diverse or inclusive organizational units in the world.
And I don’t say that to make anybody wrong, but if you ask anyone who’s worked in the industry for any period of time, most would agree that generally speaking, teams pretty much “look” the same.
And while that might not sound like a big deal, here’s the problem: That lack of diversity and inclusion decreases team creativity and productivity, which translates into lower business revenue.
Why?
Because most people who “look” the same have a tendency to think the same, and problem solve the same, and do a lot of other things similarly, which can significantly impact product design, innovation and customer satisfaction.
Conversely, when you have a more diverse and inclusive culture inside that team, you’re problem solving and innovating with individuals that have a varied set of skills, beliefs and experience levels.
It’s no longer just the same old same old when it comes to product innovation or problem solving or just team dynamics in general, because now you have a team culture that prioritizes the inclusion of a whole host of experiences, point of views and creative abilities that can absolutely become a legitimate competitive advantage for your business.
And it’s during this session where I show participants how diversity and inclusion is a key ingredient for building and leading high performing teams, as well as some do’s and don’ts for operationalizing those learnings and making them work inside their organization.

Takeaways
  • How diversity and inclusion are key to building high-performing teams 
  • A 3-phase framework for building an inclusive organization 
  • The 6 aspect of inclusive leadership

Speakers
avatar for Jossie Haines

Jossie Haines

Executive Coach for Engineering Leaders, Jossie Haines Consulting
Jossie Haines is an executive and engineering leadership coach focused on empowering high-performing leadership through empathy and compassion. Her mission is to retain women in tech and break the statistic that 56% of women leave tech after 10-20 years by empowering engineering leaders... Read More →


Friday February 17, 2023 1:00pm - 1:25pm PST
PRO Stage C

1:00pm PST

PRO TALK: How to Sabotage Your Software Development with Agile? - 10 Pro Tips for Guaranteed Success
Limited Capacity seats available

Marlene Roth, Enterprise Architect, Lufthansa Technik
Tobias Mohr, Head of IT Architecture & Production System, Lufthansa Technik


21 years after the development of the Manifesto for Agile Software Development, which originally aimed to bring software development back into the spotlight, we shifted focus once again. Nowadays, the software development industry is saturated with agile practices and methodologies. Instead of inventing exotic meeting structures and distracting developers with excessive synchronization, it’s time to revert to the basic principles that uncover the real potential of agile software development. This approach enables economies of speed, reduces uncertainty and drives innovation. If however you just aim to follow the newest trends and inventions of the agile industry we offer 10 fool-proof and entertaining strategies to follow that totally screw up your software development. We strive to reveal agile overhead and reduce agile practices to the essentials in order to bring the art of agile software development back into focus.

Speakers
avatar for Marlene Roth

Marlene Roth

Enterprise Architect, Lufthansa Technik
Working as an Enterprise Architect at Lufthansa Technik I strive to unleash the full potential of the Digitalization and transform Lufthansa Technik towards a software company. For this purpose I focus on state-of-the-art architectures and technologies as well as a suitable team topologies... Read More →
avatar for Tobias Mohr

Tobias Mohr

Head of IT Architecture & Production System, Lufthansa Technik
Working as Head of IT Architecture & Prodution System I strive to shape the future IT landscape & organisation of Lufthansa Technik to unleash the full potential of digital transformation on it's way to become a software company.I fam passionate about technology, software architecture... Read More →


Friday February 17, 2023 1:00pm - 1:25pm PST
PRO STAGE A

1:00pm PST

OPEN TALK: Continuous Delivery for Micro-Service and Composable Architectures
Limited Capacity seats available

Angel Rivera, Senior Developer Advocate,  CircleCI

Digital transformation initiatives drive teams and organizations to transition their technology architectures to more modern concepts such as microservices, APIs and serverless frameworks. The distributed nature of these composed architectures are surfacing significant obstacles in developing continuous delivery strategies that orchestrate and support effective CI/CD practices. In this talk, Angel will discuss some challenges associated with CI/CD and composed architectures. He will also offer some strategies on how to understand and potentially solve common challenges teams face.

Speakers
avatar for Angel Rivera

Angel Rivera

Senior Developer Advocate, CircleCI
Angel started his career as an US Air Force Space Systems Operations specialist in Cape Canaveral AF Station where he realized his passion for technology and software development. He has extensive experience in the private, public and military sectors and his technical experience... Read More →


Friday February 17, 2023 1:00pm - 1:25pm PST
PRO STAGE B
  OPEN Talk

1:00pm PST

OPEN TALK: Navigating the Complexities of Generating Unstructured Synthetic Data
Limited Capacity seats available

Andrew Colombi, CTO, Tonic.ai

ChatGPT, Dall-E and Stable Diffusion are making waves, using generative AI to create synthetic unstructured data. In this talk we explore what makes applying the same techniques to structured data synthesis so challenging and exploring synthetic data in detail.

#fakedata #syntheticdata #deidentification #datamasking #datascience

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Colombi

Andrew Colombi

CTO, Tonic.ai
Andrew is the Co-founder and CTO of Tonic, the fake data company. Previously at Palantir, he led the team of engineers that launched the successful Foundry product. Andrew is an accomplished pianist, composer, and cyclist.PhD, Computer Science & Astrodynamics, University of Illinois... Read More →


Friday February 17, 2023 1:00pm - 1:25pm PST
OPEN Expo Discovery Stage
  OPEN Talk

1:00pm PST

OPEN TALK: Are We Still Friends? Five Things We Learned Scaling an Open Source Project into a Global Business
Limited Capacity seats available

Emma Burstow, Director of Developer Relations, Umbraco

Description
There’s no denying that in the modern technical landscape, an engaged and growing community is on a lot of people’s wishlist, but nowhere is that more true than in the open source world where a project’s future is tied to the effectiveness of the collaboration between those on the payroll and those submitting pull requests in their free time. At Umbraco we have watched in awe as our community has grown from a group of 50 or so diehard fans to 200,000 people in their orbit in just a few years.

Now the Director of Developer Relations, Emma claims to have grown up in the Umbraco community, learning the ropes in collaboration with other community members, only to go on and lead that community. She will share with you her learnings from that journey, looking at everything from safe merging processes to automation with a human feel; how they created and maintain symbiosis between paid products and their free OS offering; what her predictions are for the future of Open Source.

Ultimately, she’ll look at how Umbraco ensured that the Friendly CMS tagline is one that is as true now as it was in those days when contributors were all on a first name basis.

Takeaways
1. Learn to create secure processes for open source contributions that allow for innovation without compromising security
2. Discover what forms of automation are effective when you need a human touch that can scale
3. Explore how you can tweak your own processes to aid collaboration in a community of contributors with diverse skill sets, backgrounds and experience levels

#opensource

Speakers
avatar for Emma Burstow

Emma Burstow

Director of Developer Relations, Umbraco
As a Developer Advocate and open source maintainer, Emma is a firm believer in the importance of tech communities. A .NET developer and Microsoft MVP, Emma spends her free time open water swimming, playing video games with her children and walking in the Danish countryside with her... Read More →


Friday February 17, 2023 1:00pm - 1:50pm PST
OPEN Expo Innovation Stage
  OPEN Talk

1:00pm PST

OPEN TALK: Everything You Need to Know About API Security
Limited Capacity seats available

Colin Domoney, Chief Technology Evangelist,  42Crunch

In this practical talk, we will explore the OWASP API Security Top 10 in detail, showing how attackers can exploit common coding errors. We will look at vulnerable code snippets and understand how to avoid falling into the same traps.

We then review several recent high-profile API breaches and recreate the underlying issues to gain a deeper insight into the root cause and how to defend against such errors.

Finally, we will review coding and architecture patterns to defend and protect against common API vulnerabilities.

Speakers
avatar for Colin Domoney

Colin Domoney

Chief Technology Evangelist, 42Crunch
Colin Domoney is an API security research specialist and developer advocate with 42Crunch. He oversees the development of the 42Crunch community and curates the ApiSecurity.io industry newsletter. Colin has a long and varied career in producing secure, rugged, and trustable software... Read More →


Friday February 17, 2023 1:00pm - 1:50pm PST
OPEN Workshop Stage 1
  OPEN Talk

1:00pm PST

Founders Dev
The DeveloperWeek team will hosting our Free FounderDev Mixer on Friday, February 17: Where startup founders meet hireable designers and developers! These mixers usually attract 200+ startup founders and developers.


Schedule
1:00pm - 3:00 PM Networking
3:00pm - 3:30- CLOSING KEYNOTE: Uplevel -- The Data behind “Good” Engineering Teams w/
Christina Forney (VP of Product)
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM - Closing Ceremony & Raffle Giveaways
4:00pm - Event Ends

Friday February 17, 2023 1:00pm - 4:00pm PST
DeveloperWeek Main Stage

1:30pm PST

PRO TALK (ProductWorld): How to Juggle Engineering Priorities with the Balance Framework
Limited Capacity seats available

Otto Hilska, Founder & CEO, Swarmia

Leading an engineering organization is a constant balancing act between keeping the existing software operational, building new features, improving existing features, and increasing the overall productivity of engineering teams.

Over- or under-invest in any of the categories for too long, and your developer experience, customer satisfaction, and revenue will suffer.

In this talk, we’ll show how the Balance Framework (originally introduced by a former Dropbox VP of Engineering, Matt Eccleston) can help engineering leaders, managers, and teams categorize their work — and more importantly, intentionally allocate a proportionate amount of effort to each of the categories.

We then discuss how to use the Balance Framework to:

- Figure out a realistic level for each category based on your context
- React to situations where too much of the engineering teams’ time goes to keeping the lights on
- Know when you’re building too many features too fast
- Make informed decisions related to hiring and team structure
- And ultimately, build a happier, more productive engineering organization

Speakers
avatar for Otto Hilska

Otto Hilska

Founder & CEO, Swarmia
Otto Hilska is the founder and CEO of Swarmia, an engineering productivity platform that allows software development teams to see what’s slowing them down, remove blockers, and ship better software faster. Before Swarmia, Otto founded Flowdock, which was acquired by Rally Software... Read More →


Friday February 17, 2023 1:30pm - 1:55pm PST
ProductWorld Main Stage

1:30pm PST

PRO TALK: Platform Engineering – To Embrace or Erase?
Limited Capacity seats available

Samuel Des Baux, Director of Product Management, VMware

Speakers
avatar for Samuel Des Baux

Samuel Des Baux

Director of Product Management, VMware
Samuel des Baux has held multiple roles at enterprise software companies and has worked closely with customers and partners around the world. Currently, Samuel works as a Director of Product Management at VMware and helps organizations improve their end-to-end application development... Read More →


Friday February 17, 2023 1:30pm - 1:55pm PST
PRO STAGE A

1:30pm PST

PRO TALK: Reliable Merge Strategies at Scale
Limited Capacity seats available

Ankit Jain, Co-founder & CEO, Aviator Technologies

Code submission processes can highly impact developer productivity, especially as engineering teams scale and codebase complexity grows. And if not done well, this can also cause failures or introduce vulnerabilities.

Often, teams that work on a monorepo struggle with keeping their main branch stable, especially as the number of engineers merging changes (and consequently, the number of code-submissions per day) grows. This happens because incompatibilities merge when multiple changes are combined, causing builds to break frequently.

In addition, merging changes post approval can introduce unknown vulnerabilities in the system.

This talk will feature a distillation of various merge strategies that help teams scale, and identify cases where vulnerabilities can be avoided using automation.

Speakers
avatar for Ankit Jain

Ankit Jain

Co-founder & CEO, Aviator Technologies
Ankit is a cofounder and CEO of dev-productivity startup Aviator Technologies and also leads the ex-Google alumni network (Xoogler.co). Previously he led engineering teams at Sunshine, Homejoy and Shippo. Prior to that, Ankit was also an EIR at Unshackled Ventures and an engineer... Read More →


Friday February 17, 2023 1:30pm - 1:55pm PST
PRO Stage C
  Enterprise Summit

1:30pm PST

OPEN TALK (CloudConnect): Decentralized Data Collaboration in the Cloud
Limited Capacity seats available

Jake Parsell, Senior Platform Engeineer, Fluree

This session will explore how developers can build data collaboration platforms using decentralized technologies. We'll explore how a combination of key technologies -- blockchain cryptography, JSON-LD (linked JSON), and distributed database technology within the cloud stack can unlock trusted big data sharing for open or closed data apps. We'll explore the architecture of a cloud-based blockchain database-sharing solution within a real-world use case.

Speakers
avatar for Jake Parsell

Jake Parsell

Senior Platform Engeineer, Fluree
Jacob is a Senior Platform Engineer for Fluree. He has over 20 years experience in IT with a focus on cloud operations, data management and data driven applications. At Fluree, Jacob is working on making data more accessible and interoperable by helping create their cloud product... Read More →


Friday February 17, 2023 1:30pm - 1:55pm PST
PRO STAGE B

1:30pm PST

OPEN TALK: Overcoming Scaling Challenges for Complex Systems with Toloka
Limited Capacity seats available

Artem Grigorev, CTO, Toloka

Description
Toloka’s crowdsourcing platform unites the individual efforts of millions of people around the world to label and process data for clients. The results are used in machine learning, research, software testing, technical support, content moderation, and other tasks.

Toloka's backend is a complex service for managing a huge "computing cluster", where people performing tasks act as nodes.
Artem will describe how we work out the problem of managing the "cluster" using the mechanism responsible for creating a list of available tasks for each Toloker (crowd worker).

He’ll share three stories about developing various parts of the system. You’ll also hear about the challenges we faced while scaling and how we solved them.

Takeaways
1 How to find proper scaling points in a complex system
2 Data sharding and replication options and blockers
3 Real task examples from developing Toloka’s distributed backend services

#machinelearning #crowdsourcing #data

Speakers
avatar for Artem Grigorev

Artem Grigorev

CTO, Toloka
Artem Grigorev is CTO at Toloka AI, a global tech company that offers a data-centric environment to support fast and scalable AI development with the help of human insight.Previously, Artem developed data production infrastructure and implemented effective crowdsourced data labeling... Read More →


Friday February 17, 2023 1:30pm - 1:55pm PST
OPEN Expo Discovery Stage
  OPEN Talk

1:30pm PST

OPEN TALK: Streaming Data has an Application Problem
Limited Capacity seats available

Chris Sachs, Founder and CTO, Nstream

Confluent CEO, Jay Kreps said, "Data streaming is a requirement to create the real-time digital experiences and efficient operations that are needed to compete and win."

However, enterprise organizations are limited to delivering that real-time digital experience when it comes to streaming data or data-in-motion. Streaming data is limited in its potential value due to the sheer volume, speed, and inability to provide real-time observability. Additionally, streaming analytics, while a critical input, look "down" at the organization's past performance, which results in the "tyranny of averages" and zero the operational efficiency Jay mentions.

Where does that leave an organization looking to compete and win? These are application problems. During this Keynote session, hear how streaming data applications an organization can "look up" to their business and its objectives and deliver on the promises of streaming data. It's the application layer where a company gets a true real-time view of its entire digital and physical landscape via digital twins, situational awareness of the information, and the ability to automate responsive business logic. Solving the application problem lets you know what's happening with your streaming data right now in a way that you can understand, act on, and automate.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Sachs

Chris Sachs

Founder and CTO, Nstream
Chris Sachs is the co-founder and CTO of Nstream (formally Swim.inc), and the creator and lead developer of Nstream, the first open-source, full-stack streaming application platform. Chris excels at building vertically integrated software stacks from first principles. Leveraging the... Read More →


Friday February 17, 2023 1:30pm - 1:55pm PST
DeveloperWeek Main Stage
  OPEN Talk

2:00pm PST

PRO TALK: Digital Dim Sum: Mastering Microservices for Many Palates
Limited Capacity seats available

Spencer Carver, Software Engineer, Bloomberg Media

This talk, which is inspired by Epicurious’ “4 Levels” video series, aims to equate different styles of building microservice architectures to the “Amateur”, “Home Chef”, and “Professional” labels, while also providing a compare-and-contrast view from the perspective of the “Food Scientist”. We will use a simplified example as a common thread, as each level of professional examines the problem and prepares their version of the “dish”.

Notably, this talk is not trying to say everyone should follow the methods of a “Professional” if they have the resources to do so, but rather the goal is to highlight patterns where each style of approach makes the most sense. In the culinary world, you don’t always need to be a professional chef to prepare a dish; sometimes an amateur approach is sufficient. In fact, the dish of a skilled “Home Chef” is often more appreciated when served in the right setting.

Speakers
avatar for Spencer Carver

Spencer Carver

Software Engineer, Bloomberg Media
Spencer Carver has been passionate about web development since joining Bloomberg in 2015. He is responsible for various aspects of bloomberg.com’s subscription products, and is consistently working to improve the first-touch experience of new visitors on the news site through experimentation... Read More →


Friday February 17, 2023 2:00pm - 2:25pm PST
PRO Stage C
  API & Microservices

2:00pm PST

PRO TALK: Why Developers Should Be More Like Imagineers
Limited Capacity seats available

Becky Gandillon, Data strategist, Centric Consulting

The goals of many developers are the same - learn and implement new technologies to better serve people. Any good Disney geek would tell you that those goals sound remarkably like the definition of an imagineer, a term that Disney coined but is now recognized more broadly as "a person who devises or implements a new or highly imaginative concept or technology". But is there really room for imagination when you're building and executing code? During this session, attendees will hear quotes and concepts from some of the most famous imagineers and learn how to apply those same ideas to their daily work.

Speakers
avatar for Becky Gandillon

Becky Gandillon

Data strategist, Centric Consulting
Becky Gandillon is the Practice Lead for Data & Analytics for Centric Consulting in St. Louis, and she specializes in data storytelling, data strategy and visualization. She is a big Disney nerd that spends some of her free time analyzing and predicting crowd patterns at Disney World... Read More →


Friday February 17, 2023 2:00pm - 2:25pm PST
PRO STAGE A

2:00pm PST

OPEN TALK: Invest In IAȘI - ROMANIA
Limited Capacity seats available

Alexandru George Popescu, CEO, INVEST IN IAȘI

Iași is a city in northeastern Romania that has a lot to offer investors. Here are some key reasons why Iași is a great choice for investment:

1. Strong economy: Iași has a diverse and growing economy, with sectors such as IT, education, healthcare, and manufacturing all contributing to the city's growth.

2. Skilled workforce: Iași is home to several prestigious universities, which means that there is a large pool of highly educated and skilled workers available for businesses.

3. Favorable business environment: Iași has a pro-business government that offers various incentives and support for investors, including tax breaks and funding for research and development.

4. Strong transportation infrastructure: Iași has a well-developed transportation infrastructure, including a modern airport, making it easy to travel to and from the city.

5. Growing tourism industry: Iași is a historic city with a rich cultural heritage, which makes it an attractive destination for tourists. This presents opportunities for businesses in the hospitality and tourism sectors.

6. Favorable location: Iași is located in northeastern Romania, which puts it in close proximity to several major European markets, including those in the EU and Eastern Europe. This makes it an ideal location for businesses looking to expand into new markets.

7. Competitive costs: Compared to other major European cities, the cost of living and doing business in Iași is relatively low, which can help businesses to reduce costs and increase profits.

Speakers
avatar for Alexandru George Popescu

Alexandru George Popescu

CEO, INVEST IN IAȘI
Alexandru is an expert in regional development and tourism industry. He is currently studying bigdata in tourism as a PhD student and works as an inspector for the City Hall in Iași, Romania. He travelled in over 40 countries, lived in 10, had scholarships in Iceland and Belgium... Read More →


Friday February 17, 2023 2:00pm - 2:25pm PST
DeveloperWeek Main Stage
  OPEN Talk

2:00pm PST

OPEN TALK: Unified Observability for Modern Applications
Limited Capacity seats available

Pankaj Thakkar, CTO, Co-Founder, Kloudfuse

Description
Modern applications produce tons of observability data including metrics, events, logs and traces. Kubernetes, micro-services and faster CI/CD velocity put greater load on existing solutions. Many companies end up with a fractured and costly observability solution that does not scale with organization growth. Kloudfuse provides a unified observability solution that can be hosted within your VPC and runs at a significantly reduced cost with operational ease of a SaaS service. Learn how to transition to the unified observability platform provided by Kloudfuse to reduce your troubleshooting time and manage your observability spend with full control of your data.

Takeaways
1. Need for unified and scalable observability platform for modern applications and teams.
2. Control observability cost by running a cloud-native observability stack within your VPC.
3. Troubleshoot faster with Kloudfuse unified platform and analytics.

#observability, #microservices, #kubernetes, #monitoring, #sre, #devops

Speakers
avatar for Pankaj Thakkar

Pankaj Thakkar

CTO, co-founder, Kloudfuse
Pankaj is the co-founder and CTO of the unified observability company: Kloudfuse. He has deep experience in observability, distributed systems, virtualization and operating systems and he loves to solve tough infrastructure problems. He was the Chief Architect for the NSX product... Read More →


Friday February 17, 2023 2:00pm - 2:25pm PST
OPEN Expo Discovery Stage
  OPEN Talk

2:00pm PST

OPEN TALK: Recording the DOM for Playback: Use Cases, Methods, and Pitfalls
Limited Capacity seats available

Josh Ferge, Software Engineer, Sentry

Session recording technologies have proliferated over the last few years. In this talk, Josh Ferge will go over common use cases of session recording, how DOM recording works using the RRWeb framework, and pitfalls to consider before integrating any replay technology into your company’s product development cycle. Plus, learn about the replay product that Sentry built to help developers more effectively troubleshoot errors and performance issues.

Speakers
avatar for Josh Ferge

Josh Ferge

Software Engineer, Sentry
Josh Ferge is a Full Stack Software Engineer at Sentry working on Session Replays. Josh is passionate about making developers' lives easier through better tooling.


Friday February 17, 2023 2:00pm - 2:50pm PST
OPEN Workshop Stage 1
  OPEN Talk

2:00pm PST

OPEN TALK: Refactoring Strategies for .NET Applications as You Migrate to the Cloud
Limited Capacity seats available

Sunanda Saxena, Sr. Product Manager, AWS
Rasheed Abdul, Sr. Product Manager, AWS


Modernizing your legacy .NET applications helps maximize business value and ROI for your most important applications. As developers, we often inherit code we didn't write. Even just evaluating if the code can be refactored for the cloud incurs the sunk cost of understanding its current architecture first. In this session, learn about the various refactoring strategies for modernizing your legacy .NET applications through our tools AWS Toolkit for .NET Refactoring and AWS Microservice Extractor for .NET.

Speakers
avatar for Sunanda Saxena

Sunanda Saxena

Sr. Product Manager, AWS
Sunanda is a Sr. PMT at AWS working on building products to help customers modernize their legacy .NET applications on AWS.
avatar for Rasheed Abdul

Rasheed Abdul

Sr. Product Manager, AWS
Rasheed Abdul specializes on building services and tools to help organizations modernize applications and databases while migrating to AWS. Prior to AWS, Rasheed led product management for data platform centric products for three startups and a large ISV. His passion is not only in... Read More →


Friday February 17, 2023 2:00pm - 2:50pm PST
OPEN Expo Innovation Stage
  OPEN Talk

2:30pm PST

KEYNOTE (ProductWorld): Yelp -- The First 90 Days: Product Leader vs Product Manager
Limited Capacity full

Shubhansha Agrawal, Head of Product, Yelp

You just moved into a Product Leadership/People management role! How to be successful in your new position? Transitioning from a product manager as an individual contributor, to a product leader can be overwhelming. You spend half your time ensuring your product is booming and the other half keeping your directs, and other stakeholders motivated. Most companies don't have training explicitly designed for this space. You need to create a learning plan to conquer your first 90 days. These first three months set the foundation for what kind of thought leader you would be. In this session, Shubhansha will share her learnings and challenges and provide concrete tips on what to do and not do in your first 90 days to be a successful leader.

Speakers
avatar for Shubhansha Agrawal

Shubhansha Agrawal

Head of Product, Yelp
Product leader with 12+ years of experience, speaker, coach. Her mission is to empower anyone to grow their product careers with confidence and tools under their belt.Currently she is the Head of Product, Consumer Contributions at Yelp, leading a global team of product managers responsible... Read More →


Friday February 17, 2023 2:30pm - 2:55pm PST
ProductWorld Main Stage

2:30pm PST

OPEN TALK: Build What Matters Most: S-Turbo Framework
Limited Capacity seats available

Shailesh Nalawadi, Head of Product, Sendbird

As product leaders we make tough decisions all the time that impact my company's growth trajectory. Because these decisions are hard - and even harder if our team are not aligned with our engineering colleagues - I’ve developed a framework for how product and engineering teams can come together to decide what’s core for us to build and what we can buy.

In this session, I’m presenting this framework today in hopes it can help you and your teams to build what matters most.

Speakers
avatar for Shailesh Nalawadi

Shailesh Nalawadi

Head of Product, Sendbird
Shailesh is a Product Leader and Entrepreneur that has built consumer internet products with a particular focus on geo, local, and mobile areas. Currently, he is the Head of Product at Sendbird. Prior to this, Shailesh was the Head of Firebase Growth Products at Google, responsible... Read More →


Friday February 17, 2023 2:30pm - 2:55pm PST
PRO STAGE B

2:30pm PST

OPEN TALK: Observability Pipelines, the Secret Weapon in Your O11y Stack
Limited Capacity seats available

Sasikanth Vadlamudi, Senior Product Manager, Mezmo

Observability data is mission-critical for businesses that want to provide stellar customer experiences, remain secure and compliant, and mitigate risk. However, organizations are creating more data as they expand their digital presence. Its increasing volume and complexity have teams looking for solutions that enable them to control that data better, derive more value by making it actionable, and keep their costs under control.

In this session, we’ll introduce the concept of an observability pipeline, define its key components, and highlight a few business impacts that should motivate organizations to take charge of their telemetry data using observability pipelines.

Speakers
avatar for Sasikanth Vadlamudi

Sasikanth Vadlamudi

Senior Product Manager, Mezmo
Sasikanth Vadlamudi is a Senior Product Manager at Mezmo working on Observability Pipeline. He has close to 15 years of experience in product development and product management. Sasikanth brings strong expertise in building and rolling out observability platform solutions using a... Read More →


Friday February 17, 2023 2:30pm - 2:55pm PST
OPEN Expo Discovery Stage
  OPEN Talk

2:30pm PST

OPEN TALK: Hackathon Top 5 Demo
Limited Capacity seats available

See the DeveloperWeek Hackathon Top 5 team demo their Projects.

Friday February 17, 2023 2:30pm - 3:00pm PST
DeveloperWeek Main Stage

2:30pm PST

Popcorn Networking Break
Join us for networking & Popcorn in the Networking Lounge on the Expo Hall Floor!

Friday February 17, 2023 2:30pm - 3:30pm PST
Exhibit Hall West

3:00pm PST

KEYNOTE: Uplevel -- The Creative Art of Software Development
Limited Capacity seats available

Christina Forney, VP of Product, Uplevel

I’ll talk about how software development is similar to the work of an artist, and how it is hard to measure the productivity of an artist, tying back to my core topic (subtly) of engineering metrics.

Speakers
avatar for Christina Forney

Christina Forney

VP of Product, Uplevel
Christina Forney is the new VP of Product at Uplevel. She was a top 5 finalist for Most Admired Product Leader as part of Amplitude’s Product 50 in 2022. Christina’s career has been focused in the internal tools space, first helping engineers and teammates within her organization... Read More →


Friday February 17, 2023 3:00pm - 3:25pm PST
DeveloperWeek Main Stage

3:00pm PST

PRO TALK: Bridging the Gap between Business and Engineering - How to Pick Kpis That Don’t Suck
Limited Capacity seats available

Jeremy Freeman, Co-Founder & CTO, Allstacks

As engineering leaders, there’s no doubt that creating, tracking, and reporting on engineering KPIs is important, for both the engineering team and the company as a whole. However, tracking the right metrics, establishing outcome-based KPIs, and wrangling data from disparate sources can be a challenge for many engineering-minded leaders. This talk will offer practical solutions to overcome these challenges and drive continuous improvement.

Traditional engineering-sourced KPIs often fall flat with non-technical senior leadership. To be effective, what you measure should matter to both the engineering team AND other executives. Output metrics, like velocity, merged PRs, and sprint success are essential for your team to track and improve on, but don’t map to key objectives. You should instead focus on metrics that bridge the gap, like roadmap attainment, app performance, user capacity for reporting out.

Key Takeaways
● How to develop and track the right engineering metrics and ensure they directly support overarching company goals
● How to create a single source of truth, benchmark efforts, and keep everyone aligned to work towards the highest level priorities
● How to use data to advocate for engineering needs, coach individuals and teams, and manage internal and external stakeholder expectations

Speakers
avatar for Jeremy Freeman

Jeremy Freeman

Co-Founder & CTO, Allstacks
Jeremy is the Co-Founder & CTO of Allstacks. He is a software developer with a background in computer vision & a passion for creating and building things. Jeremy has more than 10 years of engineering, leadership, & entrepreneurship experience. He offers his internal team & clients... Read More →


Friday February 17, 2023 3:00pm - 3:25pm PST
PRO STAGE A

3:00pm PST

OPEN TALK: Are You Optimizing Your Cassandra Compaction Strategy?
Bassam Chahine, Principal Consultant & Open Source SME, Instaclustr, Part of Spot by NetApp

When setting up Cassandra table schema and anticipating how you’ll use the table, you need to simultaneously formulate a thoughtful compaction strategy. While a Cassandra table’s compaction strategy can be adjusted after its creation, doing so invites costly cluster performance penalties because Cassandra will need to rewrite all of that table’s data. Taking the right approach to compactions—and doing so as early on as possible—is a key determining factor in efficient Cassandra operations.

This talk will walk attendees through:
-Understanding how Cassandra writes data to disk and how that affects efficient compactions.
-A rundown on the four types of Cassandra compaction and the uses cases that match each of them
-How to configure your Cassandra compaction strategy

Speakers
avatar for Bassam Chahine

Bassam Chahine

Senior Consultant, Instaclustr by NetApp
Bassam Chahine is a senior consultant at Instaclustr (by NetApp), which provides a managed platform around open-source data technologies. Bassam joined Instaclustr from Intuit, where he held several database engineering and database administration roles over his 15-plus years with... Read More →


Friday February 17, 2023 3:00pm - 3:25pm PST
OPEN Expo Discovery Stage
  OPEN Talk

3:00pm PST

OPEN TALK: Why Onboarding to a Company's Legacy Codebase Sucks, and How to Make it Work for Your Team
Limited Capacity seats available

Shanea Leven, CEO and Co-founder, CodeSee

Description
It’s not uncommon to hear from engineers and their managers on how difficult it is to onboard a company’s legacy codebase. We’ve all heard horror stories about untangling spaghetti code and spending hours on self onboarding just to realize that you still have no idea on what areas require the most attention. This kind of experience creates hesitation and friction for new engineers to review code and requires more resources from engineering managers to onboard new engineers.

In this talk, I will be discussing the history and context of the problems that plague codebase onboarding. And with problems comes solutions such as tips and tools that make it easier for engineers to onboard a legacy codebase. My goal for more senior engineering leaders is to provide a solution that helps deliver more value and make engineering teams more efficient during the current economic reality that we’re facing.

Takeaways
1. The history and context on why when starting a new role onboarding to your company's code is hard
2. Tips, tricks and tools to make onboarding easier
3. Your mental health when dealing with code overwhelm

#onboarding #refactor #codevisibility #codemap #shipping code #devtools #legacycodeonboarding

Speakers
avatar for Shanea Leven

Shanea Leven

CEO and Co-founder, CodeSee
Shanea Leven is the founder and CEO of CodeSee, a developer tool that helps developers and teams better onboard, refactor, and understand codebases. Prior to CodeSee, Shanea led teams that delivered high-quality products and features for leading companies including Google, Docker... Read More →


Friday February 17, 2023 3:00pm - 3:25pm PST
OPEN Expo Innovation Stage
  OPEN Talk

3:00pm PST

PRO TALK (ProductWorld): Product Information; Expensive, Cheap, or Priceless?
Limited Capacity seats available

Matt Reiner, Customer Advocate,  K15t

When growing a product company, we're often focused on the typical business resources required: human resources, development tools, and customer support. This talk looks into the massive hidden resource of information that's created, shared, and discarded throughout the product development process. If we're not careful, too much, or too little of it can make or break the team. Learn what information investments you can make to empower your organization and enable your users.

Speakers
avatar for Matt Reiner

Matt Reiner

Customer Advocate, K15t
Throughout his time on multiple product teams, Matt has contributed as a scrum master, technical writer, marketer, content designer, video producer, and speaker. He specializes in those weird ways content brings the world together.He likes using his skills to connect people to the... Read More →


Friday February 17, 2023 3:00pm - 3:25pm PST
ProductWorld Main Stage

3:30pm PST

Closing Remarks + Hackathon Winners
Limited Capacity seats available

Friday February 17, 2023 3:30pm - 4:00pm PST
DeveloperWeek Main Stage

4:00pm PST

Dev AfterHours
Join and network with other attendees at District Oakland.

Friday February 17, 2023 4:00pm - 6:00pm PST
District Oakland
 
Tuesday, February 21
 

9:00am PST

[VIRTUAL] PRO WORKSHOP: How to MLOps Today - A Framework to Navigate the Ever-Expanding Tools Landscape.
Hamza Tahir, Co-creator, ZenML

Description
The MLOps landscape is exploding with new tools for specific needs. As a ML practitioner, it can be disorienting which tools to use, and even harder, how to do it in a production setting. Many resort to gluing together their preferred tools from scratch, and end up maintaining internal MLOps tooling with clunky abstractions and hard to extend modules. This begs the questions - What if you hit a limitation of the tool? Are you locked-in by vendors and what are the costs of switching? What about experimenting with new tools? These must be considered when building a future-proof production ML solution.

ZenML is an open source framework to develop tool-and-infrastructure agnostic ML pipelines. It lets you separate the ML logic and infrastructure code so you can build your pipelines without worrying about the stack early on. ZenML also provides integrations that let tools talk to one another seamlessly. As ZenML is a framework, you can write a custom integration for tools you don’t find on the list.

In this talk, we'll build an end-to-end ML pipeline from scratch and scale them into a production-ready stack. The pipeline contains built-in best practices using data validators such as Great Expectations, experiment trackers such as MLflow, and model serving tools such as Seldon. On top of that, we show how you can swap out each component independently. Finally, we'll demonstrate how you can scale your pipeline from a local run to full-fledged cloud infrastructure with just two simple commands.

Takeaways
1. It can be cumbersome to understand the burgeoning MLOps tooling landscape.
2. One way to manage the complexity is to derive abstractions from common workflows in MLOps.
3. ZenML is a framework that uses such abstractions to create tooling and cloud-agnostic ML pipelines.

Speakers
avatar for Hamza Tahir

Hamza Tahir

Co-creator, ZenML
I’ve had multiple speaking experiences, especially focused in the domain of MLOps over the last few years. Here are a few talks I have given:MLOps workshop, Building an open-source MLOps stack from scratch:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8Jj9gzQ3xA&ab_channel=MLOps.communityBu... Read More →


Tuesday February 21, 2023 9:00am - 9:50am PST
VIRTUAL PRO STAGE A

9:00am PST

[Virtual] PRO WORKSHOP: Serverless Everything!
Ricardo Covo, Cloud Solution Architect, Microsoft

Forget about infrastructure and boost your productivity with serverless.

The next evolution of the cloud is here! Frontends, backends, messaging and even databases are now offered as serverless services that can enable rapid, powerful development, with built-in resiliency and scalability.

Serverless services have grown very quickly and broadly. Today you can build modern applications quickly with Serverless offerings for your frontend, your backend, and even your database, without worrying about or managing servers. It is safe to say, the serverless development model helps developers deliver more business value, quicker.

In this session, we will go through a completely serverless application, explaining each layer along the way, including a React JS Front End hosted on Azure Static Web Apps, a C# backend build on Azure Functions and a No-Sql Database on Azure CosmosDB. All Serverless services, with built-in resiliency and scalability.

While we will be using Azure for demonstration purposes, other similar offerings will be mentioned.

Speakers
avatar for Ricardo Covo

Ricardo Covo

Principal Consultant - App Dev/Modernization, Centrilogic | xMicrosoft
I have been in the software development industry for more than 20 years, most of them as an architect and developer, but also as a development lead, and agile coach. I have worked in Colombia, California, and Canada with clients all around the world in different business categories... Read More →


Tuesday February 21, 2023 9:00am - 9:50am PST
VIRTUAL PRO STAGE B

9:00am PST

[Virtual Exclusive] PRO WORKSHOP: Hidden Hacks in Linters for Better & More Secure Code
Gabriel L. Manor, Tech Lead, Jit

Linters are a great tool that enable developers to create static analysis rules for their code base. While most coders use pre-built sets of rules baked into their linter of choice, these can also be adapted to custom needs.

Today's linters are highly evolved and make it possible to avoid static code and even to run SA checks through the development and CI cycles, but they are even more powerful and few developers take advantage of their many advanced features. With ESLint it is quite easy to create custom rules that can for both general usage––such as duck typing, code styling, or type checks, through more customized usage like maintaining clarity around internals, and enforcing org guidelines.

With custom rules, you can proactively help your developers write better in their native IDEs, create much more stable apps, and have security tools leverage them for manual vulnerability checks. This talk will demonstrate how you can apply all of this to your JS with ESLint.

Speakers
avatar for Gabriel L. Manor

Gabriel L. Manor

Director of DevRel, Permit.io
I'm a senior full-stack developer with a favorite kid named Frontend.For over ten years now, I've enjoyed writing clean code, simplifying complex problems, leading feature development, and influencing innovation every day.When I’m not busy with code, you’ll find me talking about... Read More →


Tuesday February 21, 2023 9:00am - 9:50am PST
VIRTUAL ONLY DEVELOPERWEEK STAGE

9:00am PST

[Virtual] PRO WORKSHOP (ProductWorld): Data Driven Product Development Using A/B Testing
Graham McNicoll, Experimentation Expert and Co-founder, GrowthBook

Running controlled experiments using A/B tests is one of the best ways to determine the impact of the products you are shipping. At high performance product teams, A/B testing has increasingly been adopted as an integral part of the product development process. In this talk you will learn what A/B testing is and why you should be A/B testing. We will then explore how to start adopting A/B testing into your process, how to grow to do A/B testing at scale, and the advantages of A/B testing on your culture. Finally I’ll share some best practices from top companies and common mistakes of experiment driven product development. At the end of this talk you will be able to understand why you should be A/B testing, and strategies on how to add this to your development process.

Speakers
avatar for Graham McNicoll

Graham McNicoll

Experimentation Expert and Co-founder, GrowthBook
Graham is the Co-founder and CEO of GrowthBook, an open source feature flagging and A/B testing platform. Before starting GrowthBook, Graham was the CTO of Education.com for 6 years. He helped grow Education.com from nothing into one of the largest Ed-tech platforms by focusing on... Read More →


Tuesday February 21, 2023 9:00am - 9:50am PST
VIRTUAL ProductWorld Main Stage

9:00am PST

PRO Workshop Day: DeveloperWeek 2023 (+ ProductWorld 2023 & CloudConnect 2023)
PREMIUM & PRO Pass holders: Join us for PRO Workshop Day @ DeveloperWeek 2023 (+ ProductWorld 2023 & CloudConnect 2023)

REMINDER:
  • Tue, Feb 21 is PRO Workshop Day and is available ONLY to the following pass types:  PREMIUM, PRO, SPEAKER PRO, SPONSOR PRO, EXHIBITOR, and MEDIA.
  • OPEN Passes have virtual access to DeveloperWeek 2023 only on Wed & Thu, Feb 22-23 to all 20+ Keynotes, 130+ OPEN Talks, and the 2-day Expo with 90+ exhibiting partners, games & prize challenges.

Tuesday February 21, 2023 9:00am - 3:00pm PST
Hopin

10:00am PST

[Virtual] PRO WORKSHOP: Stop Polling, Let’s go Streaming – A More Efficient API Paradigm
Phil Wilkins, Cloud Developer Evangelist, Oracle

For many years APIs have been implemented so that the client has to keep calling the server for the latest data. The API version of needing to refresh your browser. But this can be inefficient, and wasteful in addition to risking clients using old data.

Techniques like Webhooks and network sockets have been around for a while, but new ways to implement API streams have come along.

In this session, we’ll look at how the different common options are, how they work, and their drawbacks. By the end of this session, you will have the knowledge to make a more informed decision on whether streaming APIs are right for you and which approach may support your needs best.

Speakers
avatar for Phil Wilkins

Phil Wilkins

Cloud Developer Evangelist, Oracle
Phil Wilkins has spent over 25 years in the software industry with a breadth of experience in different types of businesses and environments from multinationals to software startups and consumer organizations including a global optical and auditory healthcare provider. He started... Read More →


Tuesday February 21, 2023 10:00am - 10:50am PST
VIRTUAL PRO STAGE B
  API & Microservices

10:00am PST

[Virtual] PRO WORKSHOP (CloudConnect): Infrastructure is Code: An Introduction to the AWS CDK
Kendra Neil, Software Development Engineer, AWS

The AWS Cloud Development Kit (AWS CDK) is a multi-language, open-source framework from AWS that enables developers to harness the full power of modern programming languages to define reusable cloud components and provision applications built from those components using AWS CloudFormation.

This talk will cover the basic concepts of the CDK and will provide a demo live coding an application with the CDK.

Learning Objectives:
- Learn about AWS CDK TypeScript and Python and core concepts of the CDK framework
- Learn how to build reusable components
- Learn how to engage with the open source community and start contributing to CDK code

Speakers
avatar for Kendra Neil

Kendra Neil

Software Development Engineer, AWS
Kendra is a software engineer with the AWS Cloud Development Kit. Prior to joining the CDK, she worked on AWS CodePipeline and AWS CodeCommit. She is staunchly in favor of CI/CD and loves working on projects that make the development process better.As someone with a non-traditional... Read More →


Tuesday February 21, 2023 10:00am - 10:50am PST
VIRTUAL ProductWorld Main Stage

10:00am PST

[Virtual] PRO WORKSHOP: Rules of Observability: The Data Edition
Dave McAllister, OSS Technical Evangelist, NGINX

There are immutable laws and rules for many things, from nature to physics to karma. Observability, with its innate complexity, also has its own immutable rules, which transform elastic and ephemeral rote reactions to a clear and concise approach and understanding of your environment.

Join us to learn the rules you should understand with your approach to observability, including:

The impact of open and flexible data ingest and instrumentation
The impact of data retention and aggregation on blind spot analysis
The impact of data accuracy and precision on observability
The innate drive for seamless workflow integration, from alerts to resolution
Why drift and skew could lead to erroneous conclusions

Speakers
avatar for Dave McAllister

Dave McAllister

OSS Technical Evangelist, NGINX
At NGINX, Dave works with open source projects to promote the advantages of modern architectures and orchestration to solve large-scale distributed systems challenges, especially for today's fast-moving cycles.Dave has been a champion for open systems and open source from the early... Read More →


Tuesday February 21, 2023 10:00am - 10:50am PST
VIRTUAL PRO Stage C
  DevOps Summit

10:00am PST

[Virtual Exclusive] PRO WORKSHOP: Practical Pipelines: A Houseplant Soil Alerting System with ksqlDB
Danica Fine, Senior Developer Advocate, Confluent

Houseplants can be hard – in many cases, over- and under-watering can have the same symptoms. Take away the guesswork involved in caring for your houseplants while also gaining valuable experience in building a practical, event-driven pipeline in your own home! This talk explores the process of building a houseplant monitoring and alerting system using a Raspberry Pi and Apache Kafka.

Moisture and temperature readings are captured from sensors in the soil and streamed into Kafka. From here, we’ll use stream processing to transform the data, creating a summary view of the current state and driving real-time push alerts to your phone through Telegram. In this session, I’ll talk about how I ingest the data, followed by the tools – including ksqlDB and Kafka Connect – that help transform the raw data into useful information, and finally I’ll show how to use Kafka Producers and Consumers to make the entire application more interactive.

By the end of the talk, you’ll have everything you need to start building practical streaming pipelines in your own home. Roll up your sleeves – let’s get our hands dirty!

Speakers
avatar for Danica Fine

Danica Fine

Senior Developer Advocate, Confluent
Danica began her career as a software engineer in data visualization and warehousing with a business intelligence team where she served as a point-person for standards and best practices in data visualization across her company. In 2018, Danica moved to San Francisco and pivoted to... Read More →


Tuesday February 21, 2023 10:00am - 10:50am PST
VIRTUAL ONLY DEVELOPERWEEK STAGE

10:00am PST

Virtual Expo Preview
 Check out our virtual Expo Preview from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM PT.

Tuesday February 21, 2023 10:00am - 2:00pm PST
Hopin
  3. Expo Hours

11:00am PST

[Virtual] PRO WORKSHOP: Designing Secure API and Microservices-Based Applications
Farshad Abasi, Founder and CEO, Forward Security

Many applications are being modernized by leveraging APIs and being decomposed into smaller units typically living in containers. These involve many new tools and technologies that are not always well understood, leading to a poor application security posture. Many application architects and developers who take advantage of these architectures lack the knowledge to apply the required security controls. The ideas, principles and concepts such as API gateways, end-to-end trust, authentication and authorization discussed in this presentation have existed for some time. But this presentation brings it all together to provide a blueprint for modern API and microservices-based application security.

Speakers
avatar for Farshad Abasi

Farshad Abasi

Founder and CEO, Forward Security
Farshad Abasi is an innovative technologist with over twenty four years of experience in software design and development, network and system architecture, cybersecurity, management, and technical instruction. With a keen interest in security from the start, he has become an expert... Read More →


Tuesday February 21, 2023 11:00am - 11:50am PST
VIRTUAL PRO STAGE A
  API & Microservices

11:00am PST

[Virtual Exclusive] PRO WORKSHOP: How to Write and Deploy a Smart Contract
Anastasia Lalamentik, Full Stack Engineer, Kaleido

If you want to build a blockchain app, one of the most important things to know is how to write a smart contract.

Anastasia Lalamentik, Full Stack Engineer at Kaleido, will walk through how Ethereum smart contracts work and go over related concepts like gas fees, the Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM), the block explorer, and the Solidity programming language.

By the end, attendees will know how to:
- Write a simple smart contract
- Deploy their smart contract to an Ethereum test network through tools like Hardhat and the MetaMask wallet
- Test interactions with their deployed smart contract and ensure that everything is working properly

https://github.com/lanasta/deploy-smart-contract/tree/developerweek2023

Speakers
avatar for Anastasia Lalamentik

Anastasia Lalamentik

Full Stack Engineer, Kaleido
Anastasia Lalamentik is a full-stack engineer at Kaleido, she obtained her undergraduate degree at UNC Chapel-Hill and her graduate degree at the University of Virginia, where she did Human-Computer Interaction research in haptics and accessibility.


Tuesday February 21, 2023 11:00am - 11:50am PST
VIRTUAL ONLY DEVELOPERWEEK STAGE

11:00am PST

[Virtual] PRO WORKSHOP: Why NFTs and APIs are Crucial for the Future of Web3
Nayana Singh, GM of Product, ConsenSys

Contrary to popular sentiment, creators don’t need to be expert developers to curate NFTs and participate in Web3. Application Programming Interfaces, or APIs, offer a low-code option to leverage blockchain technology but without code complexities, streamlining the point of entry to Web3 and acting as the perfect on-ramp to the space.
In this session, Nayana will discuss the future of Web3 and how NFTs and APIs are bridges for Web2 developers . Throughout her presentation, Nayana will break down the decentralized web and the opportunities it creates for Web2 developers to get more involved. She’ll cover the growing NFT landscape and how it will become more widely adopted for both the general population and developer audience.
To make Web3 more inclusive, and by building such APIs and SDKs to facilitate participation, Nayana can discuss the inclusivity of Web3 and the NFT solutions beyond collectibles, including auditing, loyalty tokens, gaming, ticketing, supply chain, track and trace and more.
Some key takeaways will be:
How NFTs are bridging the gap in bringing developers from Web2 to Web3
How APIs are key to unlocking Web3
How developers can take advantage of the emerging space and the market opportunity that persists

Speakers
avatar for Nayana Singh

Nayana Singh

GM of Product, ConsenSys
Nayana Singh is a General Manager of Product at ConsenSys responsible for the developer strategy for NFTs. Before ConsenSys, she worked at Microsoft for 10+ years in Product Management and Product Planning where she was also one of the first product managers focused on developing... Read More →


Tuesday February 21, 2023 11:00am - 11:50am PST
VIRTUAL PRO STAGE B

11:00am PST

[Virtual] PRO WORKSHOP (CloudConnect): Design for Costs, Four Pillars of Economic Cloud Design
Twan Koot, Lead performance engineer & Codesmith, Ordina
Michiel Hamers, Microsoft (Azure) Cloud solution Lead & Codesmith, Ordina

Developers are being exposed to things like FinOps or a massive Azure bill. So let's start incorporating costs into our cloud design to make the best performance solution and the most economical solution!
In 2022 we see that security by design is common sense, why not incorporate the financial aspect.
In this session we will share our thoughts on maintaining grip on your cloud bill & maintaining high performance. By incorporating our four pillars of economic cloud design you are able to design cost efficient and high performant cloud solutions.
We will of course also explain "Zero User Costs" and "Geo Efficiency" so you can start today.

Speakers
avatar for twan koot

twan koot

Lead performance engineer & Codesmith, Ordina
Hi! My name is Twan Koot and I'm 29 years old from The Netherlands. I'm a performance engineer who's passion lies in creating and improving software to achieve high performing applications. I believe in a no nonsense testing approach in which quality should be number one. Apart from... Read More →
avatar for Michiel Hamers

Michiel Hamers

Microsoft (Azure) Cloud solution Lead & Codesmith, Ordina
Hi, my name is Michiel Hamers, 44 years old, and from The Netherlands.I am a (Azure) cloud specialist and I like to work on complex applications in the cloud.Some statistics: I'm since 2002 a Microsoft Certified Professional and since 2021 a Microsoft Certified Trainer.As a often... Read More →


Tuesday February 21, 2023 11:00am - 11:50am PST
VIRTUAL PRO Stage C

11:00am PST

[Virtual] PRO WORKSHOP (ProductWorld): Customer Interviewing for Product Teams
Jim Morris, Founder, Product Discovery Group

Don't wait for a UX researcher. You can successfully interview customers. Learn when should you speak to customers and how can you get the most out of that precious time.

Speakers
avatar for Jim Morris

Jim Morris

Founder, Product Discovery Group
Jim is a coach for Product Management leaders and teams in early stage startups, tech companies and Fortune 100 corporations.Previously, Jim was an engineer, product manager and leader at startups where he developed raw ideas into successful products several times. He co-founded PowerReviews... Read More →


Tuesday February 21, 2023 11:00am - 11:50am PST
VIRTUAL ProductWorld Main Stage

12:00pm PST

[Virtual] PRO WORKSHOP: Level up Your Value Delivery: Making Effective Choices
Gil Broza, Agile Mindset & Leadership Expert, 3P Vantage

What should you do to improve value delivery at your company?

Is it to upgrade the deployment pipeline, prioritize the backlog better, extend test automation coverage, restructure teams, or something else entirely?

How would you choose, from all possible improvements, the most strategic, realistic, and impactful ones to make now?

The answer requires a holistic look at Product Development – your company’s value delivery *system* that extends from idea to production.

It turns out that only 10 specific strategies are needed to optimize a system’s fitness for purpose (how well it helps the company achieve its vision and objectives). Even better news: these strategies are incremental. You need to execute only two or three new strategies to level up.

In this session, we’ll walk through a quick, process-agnostic, and metrics-free way to determine your Product Development’s fitness level. You’ll learn what the 10 strategies are and which of them apply to where you are now, with advice from both the speaker and your peers on implementing them. You’ll walk away from this session with a better understanding of Product Development as a system and how to make effective choices to improve it.

Speakers
avatar for Gil Broza

Gil Broza

Agile Mindset & Leadership Expert, 3P Vantage
Gil Broza helps tech leaders achieve meaningful agility in product development. He also supports their non-software colleagues in creating real business agility in their teams. Gil has helped over 100 organizations make Agile work well in their unique contexts by using his Right-Fit... Read More →


Tuesday February 21, 2023 12:00pm - 12:50pm PST
VIRTUAL ProductWorld Main Stage

12:00pm PST

[Virtual Exclusive] PRO WORKSHOP: Feature Flags - The Art of the IF and Deployment
Chris Ayers, Senior Customer Engineer, Microsoft

Feature flags have gained a lot of popularity with the rise of cloud-native applications. Feature Flags help increase agility, allowing you to deploy new features into a production environment for selected users. Feature Flags allow you to release features without restarting the app or deploying new code. They separate the release of new features from their code deployment.

After this session you'll not only be able to start implementing feature flags, but you'll also want to separate your releases from your deployments. You will understand:
- What feature flags are
- The types of feature flags
- Operationalizing Feature Flags
- Best practices around feature flags
- Implementing feature flags using
- Azure Application Configuration
- Launch Darkly

Speakers
avatar for Chris Ayers

Chris Ayers

Senior Customer Engineer, Microsoft
Chris is a Senior Customer Engineer on the Fast Track for Azure team at Microsoft. He has a focus in modern applications built with DevOps, microservices, containers, Single Page Apps, RESTful APIs, and cloud technologies following agile practices. In his free time, Chris is a speaker... Read More →


Tuesday February 21, 2023 12:00pm - 12:50pm PST
VIRTUAL ONLY DEVELOPERWEEK STAGE

12:00pm PST

[Virtual] PRO WORKSHOP: Don’t DIY PII. Five Data Privacy Challenges and How to Solve Them
Sean Falconer, Head of Developer Relations, Skyflow
Manish Ahluwalia, Technology Executive, Skyflow


The growing landslide of privacy laws and regulations are ratcheting up the pressure on businesses to prioritize data privacy and security. However, companies are struggling to meet regulatory demands due to the technical complexity of specific data privacy challenges.

In this talk, we’ll discuss five of the biggest, gnarliest data privacy challenges facing companies today: secure storage, right to be forgotten, access control, data residency, and secure data utilization. We’ll present why these are technically difficult problems and walk through a radically different approach to solving these problems known as a data privacy vault.

This technology and architectural pattern was originally pioneered by companies like Netflix and Apple to help them address similar problems. We’ll deep dive into what a data privacy vault is and how it addresses each of the five biggest data privacy challenges facing companies today.

Speakers
avatar for Sean Falconer

Sean Falconer

Head of Developer Relations, Skyflow
Sean Falconer is Head of Developer Relations at Skyflow. Sean spends his time building, writing, speaking, and connecting with communities about engineering and data privacy. He has a wide range of interests and expertise, including full stack development, developer experience, and... Read More →
avatar for Manish Ahluwalia

Manish Ahluwalia

Technology Executive, Skyflow


Tuesday February 21, 2023 12:00pm - 12:50pm PST
VIRTUAL PRO STAGE B

12:00pm PST

CANCELLED -- [Virtual] PRO WORKSHOP: Build a Scalable 3D App in 10 Minutes or Less
Ben Pedazur, CTO, echo3D

Learn how to quickly create real-time cloud-connected 3D/AR/VR apps in a few simple steps. Join to see how you can build apps for the Metaverse for Android, iOS, HoloLens, Magic Leap, Unity3D, Unreal Engine, and web browsers, all connected to the same cloud. In the session, we will learn how to change 3D content across all platforms simultaneously through the cloud without rebuilding the apps. We will look at why Metaverse developers are looking for new cloud solutions and why 3D-focused cloud infrastructure is needed. Participants are encouraged to either bring their laptops with Unity3D installed, bring their mobile devices, or follow the live demonstration.


Speakers
avatar for Ben Pedazur

Ben Pedazur

CTO, echo3D
Ben Pedazur is the Co-Founder and CTO of echo3D. He is a former engineering manager at Cisco and a former founder of dARwing, a startup in the augmented reality space, with over 12 years of experience working in software development and computer networks. Ben holds an MSc in Electrical... Read More →


Tuesday February 21, 2023 12:00pm - 12:50pm PST
VIRTUAL PRO STAGE A
  New Developer Technologies

12:00pm PST

[Virtual] PRO TALK: If It Isn’t Hot, It Doesn’t Deliver: UberEats, and Why Real-Time Analytics Matter.
Valarie Regas, Developer Advocate, StarTree

The world is data these days, and users need access to fresh data, delivered with low latency. Real-time analytics, specifically with Apache Pinot, is what makes it possible for Uber Eats to put fresh, reliable data into their users hands, and make sure the burger one orders arrives when expected, and is still hot! Developers looking to up their data game can expect great things from Pinot.

Speakers
avatar for Valarie Regas

Valarie Regas

Developer Advocate, StarTree
Valarie Regas is a DevOps fanatic, a Georgia Tech coding bootcamp graduate, and a veteran mommy. She holds a BA in Psychology and currently works as a Developer Advocate. After years being a stay-at-home mom, she decided to change her life by entering tech, and has learned a lot along... Read More →


Tuesday February 21, 2023 12:00pm - 12:50pm PST
VIRTUAL PRO Stage C
  New Developer Technologies

1:00pm PST

[Virtual] PRO WORKSHOP: Chaos Engineering and How to Manage Data Stages in Large-Scale Complex Data Flow
Vino Duraisamy, Data Engineer, Treeverse


A complex data flow is a set of operations to extract information from multiple sources, copy them into multiple data targets while using extract, transformations, joins, filters, and sorts to refine the results.

These are precisely the capabilities that the new open modern data stack provides us. Spark and other tools allow us to develop complex data flow on large-scale data.

Chaos Engineering concepts discuss the principles of experimenting on a distributed system to build confidence in the system’s capability to withstand turbulent conditions in production. Or, how stable is your distributed system?

Let's see how we combine these two worlds to build more stability and reliability into our dataops.

Speakers
avatar for Vino Duraisamy

Vino Duraisamy

Data Engineer, Treeverse


Tuesday February 21, 2023 1:00pm - 1:50pm PST
VIRTUAL PRO STAGE A
  API & Microservices

1:00pm PST

[Virtual] PRO WORKSHOP: JSDocs: It’s Like Typescript but without All That Typescript
Austin Gil, Developer Advocate,  Akamai

If you’re a JavaScript developer, chances are, you’ve heard about TypeScript. In this talk, I want to share an iterative approach to enable TypeScript support with as little tooling as possible, using JSDocs. I break it into four stages:

Enabling TypeScript in a JavaScript file
Enabling TypScript in a whole JavaScript project
Integrating TypeScript into CI/CD Pipeline
Generating Type Definitions for Open-Source Libraries

Speakers
avatar for Austin Gil

Austin Gil

Developer Advocate, Akamai
I help organizations create fast, secure, accessible websites for their customers.In my free time I write articles, create open-source projects like Vuetensils and Particles CSS, live stream on YouTube and Twitch, host The Function Call podcast, and speak at events.


Tuesday February 21, 2023 1:00pm - 1:50pm PST
VIRTUAL PRO STAGE B
  JavaScript Conference

1:00pm PST

[Virtual Exclusive] PRO WORKSHOP: R for Web Apps & Data Analysis
Ysis Tarter, Senior data engineer, Absci

R is the most popular programming language in the world of data science, and is used in almost every industry for comprehensive statistical analysis. This workshop demonstrates how to design, run, and deploy web applications in minutes using open source R packages. Explore how to take advantage of R’s parallelization features to deliver highly scalable solutions and learn best practices for deployment.

Speakers
avatar for Ysis Tarter

Ysis Tarter

Senior data engineer, Absci
Ysis Tarter is a senior data engineer at Absci, where deep learning AI and synthetic biology are harnessed to translate ideas into drugs. She leads the development of data platforms and pipelines for high-throughput biological data, as well as scientific tools for data analysis. Ysis... Read More →


Tuesday February 21, 2023 1:00pm - 1:50pm PST
VIRTUAL ONLY DEVELOPERWEEK STAGE

1:00pm PST

[Virtual] PRO WORKSHOP (ProductWorld): Design Tokens, Systems, and a Component’s Journey From Design to Deployment
Cody Zuschlag, Staff Developer Relations Engineer, NearForm

Design systems reduce design inconsistencies, eliminate process bottlenecks, and allow teams and organizations to scale. A design system of systems is a platform that allows an organization to provide the same advantages across multiple platforms, channels, and even brands. Too often it can feel like designers and developers work in different worlds and speak different languages. These challenges are compounded multiple times when working with multiple user-facing interfaces across platforms, channels, or brands. We built a design system of systems using JS allowing all teams to stay on brand on all platforms and projects. This included a cross-brand and cross-platform components library for teams delivering digital experiences. At the core of the systems of systems is a common language, design tokens, that breaks down the barriers between designers and developers.

Speakers
avatar for Cody Zuschlag

Cody Zuschlag

Staff Developer Relations Engineer, NearForm
Cody is a software engineer consultant, developer relations engineer, and university instructor with a passion for learning and sharing technology. He teaches a university web development course and loves interacting with developers of all experience levels. He started speaking internationally... Read More →


Tuesday February 21, 2023 1:00pm - 1:50pm PST
VIRTUAL ProductWorld Main Stage

2:00pm PST

[Virtual] PRO WORKSHOP: Best Practices for Ensuring Data Governance and Protection Is at the Heart of Your API-First Technol
Crispen Maung, Chief Information Security Officer, Rapid

API-first strategies continue to radically transform the way in which applications are developed, so much that the ability to quickly leverage pre-existing resources to create new technology-based solutions at velocity is now a reality. However, the underlying security and privacy obligations tied to data as it traverses an API to internal or third-party resources is typically bypassed by the developer who is focused on creating new value. And yet this can be a major risk for falling out of compliance with federal and international security and privacy regulations. In essence the fiduciary responsibility for data governance fractures as the data passes onto third-party resource or service providers.This session will discuss the security and privacy issues associated with an API-first technology strategy and how it needs to include a resilient and scaleable Information Security and Data Privacy initiative that allows for rapid application development, design flexibility, maximization of resources or services and solution release velocity that is ultimately ringfenced within an effective data governance program where data security and data privacy obligations are maintained.

Speakers
avatar for Crispen Maung

Crispen Maung

Chief Information Security Officer, Rapid


Tuesday February 21, 2023 2:00pm - 2:50pm PST
VIRTUAL PRO STAGE A

2:00pm PST

[Virtual] PRO WORKSHOP (CloudConnect): Kubernetes Cost Monitoring Best Practices
Kunal Kushwaha, DevRel Manager, Civo

There have been scenarios in which companies struggle to understand where they spend their cloud budget. For example, distinguishing between projects, teams, and applications with infrastructure services utilising them. Starting with why cost monitoring is essential, in this session, we'll learn about some of the best practices for monitoring your Kubernetes costs to maximise efficiency and reduce spending across teams, followed by some of the approaches we have seen organisations follow. Cost allocation can be complex in Kubernetes; hence, we'll also discuss what cost allocation models should be used. Such a set of best practices can reduce cloud spend and increase awareness within one's organisation.

Speakers
avatar for Kunal Kushwaha

Kunal Kushwaha

DevRel Manager, Civo


Tuesday February 21, 2023 2:00pm - 2:50pm PST
VIRTUAL ProductWorld Main Stage

2:00pm PST

[Virtual] PRO WORKSHOP: 5 Open Source Security Tools All Developers Should Know About
Chris Koehnecke, VP Security Engineering and CISO,  Jit

The minimum viable security (MVS) approach, enables us to easily bake security into our config files, apps, and CI/CD processes with a few simple controls - and the great part? It’s easily achievable through open source tooling.

In this talk we will focus on five critical security controls that will be integrated as part of the CI/CD pipeline by leveraging some excellent open source tools, including: Bandit or SEMGrep for static application security (SAST), Gitleaks to detect hard-coded or insufficiently secured secrets & dependency checks (SCA), KICS for infrastructure as code (IaC) and OWASP’s ZAP for API and dynamic application security (DAST), in addition to custom controls to ensure proper enforcement of MFA via Github Security. These controls will provide a foundational framework for securing your applications from the first line of code, that will make it possible to continuously iterate and evolve your security maturity all the way through advanced layers of security that comes with time, as well as increased experience with your deployments, stacks, and security posture.

Code examples & demos will be showcased as part of this session.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Koehnecke

Chris Koehnecke

VP Security Engineering and CISO, Jit
Chris Koehnecke is VP Security Engineering & CISO at Jit with over 20 years of experience in Cyber Security. Chris is focused on cloud security, security program development, security strategy, assessment and management of cyber risk.Chris holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business... Read More →


Tuesday February 21, 2023 2:00pm - 2:50pm PST
VIRTUAL PRO STAGE B

2:00pm PST

[Virtual Exclusive] PRO WORKSHOP: Floating and Sinking Promises: Let's Fix Your Broken Async Code
Josh Goldberg, Developer, Open Source Development

Promises and async/await are the right way to work with asynchronous code in Node.js. They're also both the easiest code constructs to introduce bugs with -- and can be some of the hardest code to debug. We'll walk through:

* Refactoring pre-Promise callback hell to Promises
* Refactoring pre-async/await Promises to async/await
* Debugging with console logs and node --inspect
* "Floating" Promises (those created and not handled): detection with TypeScript ESLint, and error handling
* "Sinking" Promises (those created and handled improperly): detection with TypeScript ESLint, and error handling

By the end of this workshop, you'll be fully prepared to debug even the gnarliest asynchronous shenanigans and write production quality asynchronous code.

Speakers
avatar for Josh Goldberg

Josh Goldberg

Developer, Open Source Development
Hi, I'm Josh! I'm a frontend developer from New York with a passion for open source, static analysis, and the web. I'm a full time open source maintainer and work on projects in the TypeScript ecosystem such as typescript-eslint and TypeStat. I'm also the author of the Learning TypeScript... Read More →


Tuesday February 21, 2023 2:00pm - 2:50pm PST
VIRTUAL ONLY DEVELOPERWEEK STAGE
 
Wednesday, February 22
 

8:00am PST

EXPO, OPEN TALK & BONUS Challenges (Win Rewards!)
Play the DeveloperWeek 2023 Challenges – and receive up to digital E-Gift Cards; and enter to win our $5,000+ in prizes.

Wednesday February 22, 2023 8:00am - 5:00pm PST
Hopin

8:00am PST

Virtual Expo Open
Visit 65+ tools & solutions partners

Wednesday February 22, 2023 8:00am - 5:00pm PST
Hopin
  3. Expo Hours

9:00am PST

[Virtual] KEYNOTE (ProductWorld): Shipt -- Winning Is a Byproduct: Three Golden Rules to Build Great Products, and a Great Career.
Vishal Kapoor, Director of Product, Shipt

Product Managers are central to creating and operating businesses today. But unfortunately, most PMs are trained to think of their career as a zero-sum game. This talk will highlight three golden rules for PMs to become successful product leaders: attributes of great PMs, focus on people, and focus on process. Among other things, it will discuss how to rally cross functional teams using frameworks (like OKRs), tips to influence others without authority especially when working remotely, and using data and experimentation to launch the "most valuable products". The talk will contain real life anecdotes, and should be useful and relatable to Product Managers and Leaders at all levels.

Speakers
avatar for Vishal Kapoor

Vishal Kapoor

Director of Product, Shipt
Vishal is a Product Leader who has built, launched, and scaled products for marketplaces, logistics, transportation, retail, advertising, search, and gaming, at companies like Amazon, Microsoft, Yahoo, Zynga, Lyft, and Shipt.He has been responsible for $Billions in P&L and opex and... Read More →


Wednesday February 22, 2023 9:00am - 9:25am PST
DeveloperWeek Main Stage

9:00am PST

[Virtual Exclusive] PRO TALK: May I Interest You in ... R?
Mihailo Joksimovic, Senior Software Engineer, Microsoft

One of the reasons we love visiting conferences is to hear and learn something new, right? So, why not learn something brand new? Why not learn a bit or two about ... R language?

R is most widely used for statistics and machine learning. And yet, I think that's a pity. It's a pity because language is beautiful, has amazing set of packages and libraries and is built as purely functional language (although you can use OOP if you want).

Additionally, one beautiful thing about learning new languages is that you, usually, get inspired. You get inspired to try something new in your language of choice and, who knows, we might end up with something revolutionary, can't we?

Speakers
avatar for Mihailo Joksimovic

Mihailo Joksimovic

Senior Software Engineer, Microsoft
Software Architect by choice, Engineering Manager by accident and REBT practitioner by need. Thirteen plus years in the industry have taught me stuff and I'm willing to share them!


Wednesday February 22, 2023 9:00am - 9:25am PST
VIRTUAL ONLY DEVELOPERWEEK STAGE

9:00am PST

[Virtual] PRO TALK: Unleashing the Creative Power of AI: How to Use AI to Generate Stunning Art
Tyler Suard, AI/ML/Python Developer

Learn how to take advantage of the power of artificial intelligence to create beautiful, unique artwork. Discover the most effective techniques for incorporating AI into your art projects, and find out how to use AI to generate stunning results. Learn how to use AI to explore new creative possibilities, and see how you can use AI to create art that stands out from the crowd. Attend this talk to unlock the creative potential of AI and take your art to the next level.

Speakers
avatar for Tyler Suard

Tyler Suard

AI/ML/Python Developer
Tyler Suard is a Python software developer in the field of Machine Learning and AI. He loves spaceships, giant robots, and his cat Ridley.


Wednesday February 22, 2023 9:00am - 9:25am PST
VIRTUAL PRO STAGE A
  AI & Machine Learning

9:00am PST

[Virtual] PRO TALK (CloudConnect): Executing Cloud Strategy in a Down Economy
Clay Jackson, Principal Cloud Architect, Quest

With a down economy, all projects are receiving budget scrutiny, but the business outcomes are still critical. Based on what Quest is hearing from its own customers, Heath will present a framework for prioritizing and focusing efforts to achieve your cloud strategy, including highlighting where you cannot afford to compromise

Speakers
avatar for Clay Jackson

Clay Jackson

Principal Cloud Architect, Quest
Clay Jackson is a Principal Cloud Architect for Quest, specializing in Database Performance Management and Data Movement Tools. Prior to joining Quest, Jackson was the DBA Manager at Darigold. He also spent over 10 years managing Oracle, SQLServer and DB2 databases and DBAs at Washington... Read More →


Wednesday February 22, 2023 9:00am - 9:25am PST
VIRTUAL PRO Stage C

9:00am PST

[Virtual] PRO TALK (CloudConnect): From Zero to GitOps! Make Developers More Productive with Openshift on AWS!
Mohit Suman, Senior Product Manager, Red Hat

When our customers & developers think about modern cloud-native applications they often shy away from the felt complexity which seems to be inherent in the ecosystem. Open Hybrid Cloud using OpenShift presents the near-perfect, guard-railed approach which comes with a simple, integrated set of tools and services to help developers increase speed, agility and reliability for their development projects.

You’ll learn how productive developers are using OpenShift’s developer tools from trial and onboarding to application runtime environment and GitOps on OpenShift on AWS.

Key takeaways:
- How development teams use OpenShift and what we do to help them be more productive
- What Inner and Outer Loop development with Open Hybrid Cloud Developer Tools is and how the individual pieces fit together
- Why developers are important consumers of the open hybrid cloud platform

Speakers
avatar for Mohit Suman

Mohit Suman

Senior Product Manager, Red Hat
Mohit Suman is based out of beautiful country India. He works as a Senior Technical Product Manager at Red Hat, Developer Experience. He holds experience in Product Management, Software Engineering and Architecture in fields ranging from large-scale distributed computing and developer... Read More →


Wednesday February 22, 2023 9:00am - 9:25am PST
VIRTUAL PRO STAGE B

9:00am PST

[Virtual] OPEN TALK: Bring Your Own Logic: Unlocking the Power of SPI’s
Amanda Martin, Developer Advocate, Wix

Description
This session will dive into Service Provider Interfaces (SPI), how they differ from API's, and how and why we use them at Wix to increase developer velocity and improve devex. The audience will learn about SPI's implementation on Wix through an eCommerce demo and leave with an understanding about how to use these and what to expect in the future when developing fullstack web applications on Wix.

Takeaways
1. An understanding of what SPI's are in relation to web development.
2. Knowledge of the full stack dev environment on Wix
3. The ability to utilize an SPI for customization of eCommerce logic

#webdev #devex

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Martin

Amanda Martin

Developer Advocate, Wix
Amanda is a developer advocate at Wix. She has a background primarily as a frontend developer but has been found all over the stack. She is a creative problem solver and passionate about facilitating developer wins. In her free time you can find her spoiling her dog, cycling, and... Read More →


Wednesday February 22, 2023 9:00am - 9:25am PST
VIRTUAL OPEN Expo Discovery Stage
  OPEN Talk

9:00am PST

[Virtual] OPEN TALK: WebAssembly is the Future of Serverless
Matt Butcher, CEO, Fermyon

Description
As cloud developers, we are accustomed to working with virtual machines and containers. But there is an exciting new wave of cloud computing. WebAssembly, originally written for the browser, has the performance characteristics ideal for the next generation of serverless. And with the open source Spin project, you can build your first WebAssembly serverless function in two minutes.

For the last several years, two technologies have claimed the cloud compute space: Virtual machines (VMs) and containers. But there is a third class of cloud compute that has the ideal characteristics for underpinning serverless functions. And this technology is WebAssembly.

WebAssembly may have begun life in the browser, but like many promising technologies, it is useful well beyond. WebAssembly’s unique execution model and performance profile make it an excellent third wave of cloud computing. With lean memory and CPU usage, startup times under one millisecond, and a strong sandboxing model, WebAssembly is a great fit for the cloud.

The open source Spin project enables cloud native developers to go from a blinking cursor to a deployed serverless function in less than two minutes. We’ll look at the performance characteristics of this kind of serverless, and conclude with an exploration of what this means for the future of cloud computing.

Takeaways
  • WebAssembly is the next wave of cloud computing, alongside VMs and containers
  • Serverless functions illustrate the ideal usage pattern for WebAssembly
  • A developer can be up and running in as little as two minutes
#serverless #webassembly #wasm #cloud

Speakers
avatar for Matt Butcher

Matt Butcher

CEO, Fermyon
Matt Butcher is a founder of Fermyon. He is one of the original creators of Helm, Brigade, CNAB, OAM, Glide, and Krustlet. He has written or co-written many books, including "Learning Helm" and "Go in Practice." He is a co-creator of the "Illustrated Children’s Guide to Kubernetes... Read More →


Wednesday February 22, 2023 9:00am - 9:25am PST
VIRTUAL OPEN Expo Innovation Stage

9:00am PST

Sponsor Spotlight: Sentry
A Sentry engineer will demo Sentry Performance Issues product, which allows developers to get alerted on critical performance issues and triage, assign, and resolve them directly in their issues feed. We will explain the latest performance issue types Sentry is automatically detecting, demo a potential workflow, how to understand the details of a performance issue, and engage in any Q&A in the remainder of time.

Sponsors
avatar for Sentry

Sentry

For software teams, Sentry is essential for monitoring application code health. From Error tracking to Performance monitoring, developers can see clearer, solve quicker, and learn continuously about their applications - from the frontend to the backend. Loved by over 3.5 million developers... Read More →


Wednesday February 22, 2023 9:00am - 9:30am PST

9:00am PST

Sponsor Spotlight: Stream
Live Demo!

Sponsors
avatar for Stream

Stream

Powering Chat & Feeds for the World’s Largest Platforms 


Wednesday February 22, 2023 9:00am - 9:30am PST

9:00am PST

[Virtual] OPEN TALK: Learn to Deploy, Manage and Troubleshoot your Service Mesh
Stefan Braicu, Customer Success Manager, Cisco

Introducing Calisti: An enterprise-ready Istio platform for DevOps and SREs that automates lifecycle management and simplifies connectivity, security & observability for microservice-based applications.
During this session, our team will demonstrate how to:
-Deploy a service mesh and manage microservice based applications.
-Deploy a Kafka service and manage it within the same mesh.
-Use the same mesh to manage virtual machine-based workloads.

Speakers
avatar for Stefan Braicu

Stefan Braicu

Customer Success Manager, Cisco


Wednesday February 22, 2023 9:00am - 9:50am PST
VIRTUAL OPEN Workshop Stage 1
  OPEN Talk

9:30am PST

[Virtual] KEYNOTE: Stack Overflow -- Developer Trends and What They Signal About the Future of Tech
Jody Bailey, Chief Technology Officer, Stack Overflow

Cloud, blockchain, and machine learning are three of the biggest trends right now. They are also prompting the most questions from the developer community. On Stack Overflow, technical questions around blockchain have increased by over 80% every year since 2010, cloud questions by over 50%, and machine learning questions by nearly 50%. Across the 50 million questions and answers from over 100 million visitors monthly, Stack Overflow is seeing an upswing in open source compiler languages and frameworks like Python and Svelte that fuel interactive tech, including machine learning, that thrive in cloud environments. So what does this tell us about what lies ahead? In this talk, Stack Overflow CTO Jody Bailey will share a deep dive into the top three trends he’s seeing across the developer community, how developers are learning new technologies, and what their behavior is signaling about the future of technology.

Speakers
avatar for Jody Bailey

Jody Bailey

Chief Technology Officer, Stack Overflow
 Jody Bailey is the Chief Technology Officer at Stack Overflow, leading the Product Engineering, Platform Engineering, InfoSec, and IT teams. Jody has spent the last eight years of his nearly 30-year career on tech-leading EdTech software development teams. Most recently, Jody served... Read More →


Wednesday February 22, 2023 9:30am - 9:55am PST
VIRTUAL DeveloperWeek Main Stage https://app.hopin.com/events/developerweek-2023/stages/4847f580-c7d4-48b6-a7d1-351dc96bc450

9:30am PST

[Virtual] OPEN TALK (ProductWorld): Why 95% of Products Fail — And How to Build a Successful One
Justin Bauer, Chief Product Officer, Amplitude

Today there are almost 10 million apps across Google Play & the Apple App store, with hundreds of thousands of apps added every month. And yet, according to Harvard Business School research, 95% of new products fail. Why? In reality, launching a product and finding success with that product are two very different things. In this talk, Amplitude Chief Product Officer Justin Bauer will share the three key mistakes founders and product leaders make when building products, as well as three key strategies for reaching the 5% of successful products. With Justin’s personal examples and industry anecdotes throughout, attendees will walk away with strategies and tactics for building customer-centric products that can survive — and thrive — in even the most crowded markets.

Speakers
avatar for Justin Bauer

Justin Bauer

Chief Product Officer, Amplitude
Justin is a product and analytics thought leader with experience scaling early-stage startups who believes that personalization starts with great data. As the Chief Product Officer at Amplitude, Justin builds robust product-led teams that develop deep customer understanding and strives... Read More →


Wednesday February 22, 2023 9:30am - 9:55am PST
VIRTUAL ProductWorld Main Stage

9:30am PST

[Virtual] OPEN TALK (ProductWorld): You Never Get a Second Chance at a First Impression or How to Nail the Onboarding Process
Noa Goldman, Lead Product Manager, Dagshub

The Onboarding Process focuses on introducing the product to the users. Its purpose is to allow users to learn about the product, how to use it’s features, and develop their first impressions. As we all know there’s nothing like a first impression. As PMs, we also know that we are nothing without our users and how important it is to create a good first impression that will make our users want to come back.
Improving the onboarding flow can be a rough process, it can take time and may not be successful on the first try, but patience and teamwork are the keys.
In this talk, I will share my personal success story in the long journey from a 15% conversion rate to a 90% conversion rate in our users’ onboarding funnel. We will talk about the wrongs and rights with real-life examples, and share practical tips on how to keep the team together while increasing your onboarding funnel conversion rates.

Speakers
avatar for Noa Goldman

Noa Goldman

Lead Product Manager, Dagshub
Product Manager at heart. Noa’s forte is creating products specially made for engineers and tech-savvy geeks. With her strong technical background as a former software engineer, her main passion is to simplify complicated technological pains into intuitive solutions and easy-to-use... Read More →


Wednesday February 22, 2023 9:30am - 9:55am PST
VIRTUAL ONLY DEVELOPERWEEK STAGE

9:30am PST

[Virtual] OPEN TALK: Distributed SQL: The NEW Way of Scaling Large Databases
Kathryn Sizemore, Senior Solutions Architect, MariaDB

Description
There are too many writes. There’s just too many client connections. This is too expensive - I need to find something that scales out but can scale in on off days. Sound familiar? Join this session for an in depth overview of what Distributed SQL is and how it can help you run a more efficient, scalable database. We will walk through the different choices out there and the criteria we suggest you use to evaluate different scaling methods. We will close out the session with practical, real-world examples.

Takeaways
1. Learn what Distributed SQL is and how it works
2. Learn the different choices out there
3. See a successful use-case example

#Database #MySQL #DistributedSQL #MariaDB

Speakers
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Kathryn Sizemore

Senior Solutions Architect, MariaDB
Kathryn Sizemore is a Senior Solutions Architect for MariaDB. She worked as a Database Administrator for over a decade focused on cloud solutions, automation and scalability with specialization in Database migrations. She has a passion for seeing clients successfully implement production... Read More →


Wednesday February 22, 2023 9:30am - 9:55am PST
VIRTUAL OPEN Expo Discovery Stage
  OPEN Talk

9:30am PST

[Virtual] OPEN TALK: Habits of High Performing Teams
Charity Majors, CTO and Co-Founder, Honeycomb

Description
There is a yawning gap opening up between the best and the rest -- the elite top few percent of engineering teams are making incredible gains year over year in reliability and lack of technical drag forces, while the bottom 50% are actually losing ground. And this has nothing to do with engineering ability. Take an engineer out of an elite-performing team and place them in the bottom 50%, and they become subpar too; take an engineer out of a mediocre team and embed them in an elite team, and they are pulling their weight within the year. These facts are startling and counterintuitive to us. There is no single silver bullet, but there are many obvious contributing factors, some of which have to do with culture, some with tooling, some with management, some with technical leadership. I don't think we have it all figured out as an industry by any means; but I've gotten to work on several high performing teams over the course of my career (as well as some duds) and I will share with you everything I know -- everything that went into building the team at Honeycomb, which is the highest performing team I know of (our metrics are an order of magnitude better than the elite teams category on the DORA report (https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/devops-sre/the-2019-accelerate-state-of-devops-elite-performance-productivity-and-scaling))

Takeaways
1. What are the habits of high performing teams.
2. The difference between elite teams and the bottom 50%.
3. How to upgrade your team performance.

#highperformingteams

Speakers
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Charity Majors

CTO and Co-Founder, Honeycomb
Charity is a co-founder and CTO at Honeycomb.io, a tool for software engineers to understand what happens when their code meets production. She has worked at companies like Facebook, Parse, and Linden Lab as a systems engineer and engineering manager but always seems to be responsible... Read More →


Wednesday February 22, 2023 9:30am - 9:55am PST
VIRTUAL OPEN Expo Innovation Stage
  OPEN Talk

10:00am PST

Sponsor Spotlight: Oracle - AI and ML on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure for Gaming with Ignacio Martinez, Data Scientist Advocate
Live Fireside chat with Ignacio Martinez, Data Scientist Advocate. He will discuss AI and Machine Learning on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, especially as it applies to gaming scenarios.

Speakers
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Ignacio Martinez

Data Scientist Advocate, Oracle
 Ignacio is a natural born programmer who started life in tech as a hobby, though that hobby became more serious. His purpose is to help the world grow through new technologies.

Sponsors