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Wednesday, February 20


KEYNOTE: Slack -- Building at Scale
Building popular sites can be a demanding job and require much more than fast hardware with lots of memory. It requires thinking about how to grow over time, and no one knows this better than Cal Henderson. As CTO and co-founder of Slack and author of “Building Scalable Websites”, Cal has tackled the challenges of building a software architecture that needs to scale at a level most of us could never imagine. Learn more about how Cal leads teams developers and engineers to architect one of the fastest growing business software services.

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Alex Handy

Technical Content Marketing Manager, OpenShift and CoreOS, Red Hat
Alex Handy is a technical content marketing manager at Red Hat and have over 20 years of experience in the technology industry. He previously was an enterprise technology reporter at The New Stack. Alex is also the founder and director of the Museum of Art and Digital Entertainment... Read More →
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Cal Henderson

CTO & Co-Founder, Slack
Cal Henderson is the co-founder and CTO of Slack. He is an experienced technology leader, having previously built and led the engineering team at Flickr, through its acquisition by Yahoo. As a popular speaker on engineering scalability, he authored the best-selling O’Reilly Media... Read More →

Wednesday February 20, 2019 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Main Stage
Thursday, February 21


KEYNOTE: Sure You’re Growing, but Are You Scaling?
Scalability is not just about building apps so that they don’t crash when a lot of users show up, it’s about designing your organization – products, services, engineering and culture – so that it doesn’t crash when it needs to seize new opportunities and sustainably grow. For startups and enterprises alike, the value of speed, the ability to pivot rapidly and to orient around customer behavior has increased– these abilities are now essential, some would argue - existential. Yet, growth brings an asymmetry: you now have to be stable, cost efficient, and keep customer promises, while disrupting yourself - building the next propositions for customer delight. Only a handful of companies in the world have experienced the growth-related challenges that Publicis.Sapient has navigated with its clients; fewer still have proven approaches to overcome such challenges. Sheldon and his teams are the thinkers, designers and builders of some of the largest digital platforms in the world, including two of the top 5 US retail e-commerce sites, the global mobile platform for the world’s largest restaurant operator, and the trading systems of one of largest oil majors. In this session, Sheldon will distill the true foundations of scalability - people, processes, and technology – and how to organize all three for increasing customer and business impact.

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Sheldon Monteiro

Global Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Publicis.Sapient
Publicis.Sapient’s global chief technology officer, Sheldon Monteiro, works with Sapient’s executive team and Global 1000 clients to stay on the forefront of applying technology to reimagine business. Monteiro, a 22-year Sapient veteran, is responsible for evolving Sapient’s... Read More →

Thursday February 21, 2019 9:30am - 10:00am
Main Stage


KEYNOTE: Enabling Business Agility Through Evolutionary Architecture
Software architecture is often known as "the parts that are hard to change later." That’s until microservices showed that when architects build evolvability into the architecture, change becomes easier. Based on a recent book co-authored by Dr. Parsons and Neal Ford, Building Evolutionary Architectures, this talk explores and offers practical advice on how to build evolvable systems. The software development ecosystem exists in a state of dynamic equilibrium, where any new tool, framework or technique leads to disruption and the establishment of a new equilibrium.

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Dr. Rebecca Parsons

CTO, ThoughtWorks
Dr. Rebecca Parsons is ThoughtWorks’ Chief Technology Officer with decades-long applications development experience across a range of industries and systems. Her technical experience includes leading the creation of large-scale distributed object applications and the integration... Read More →

Thursday February 21, 2019 10:30am - 11:00am
Main Stage


PLENARY KEYNOTE : Programmable Infrastructure: A New Opportunity for Developers
A significant technology transition is underway- the infrastructure is programmable... and this provides new opportunities for developers. While developers have been writing and deploying mobile and cloud applications, they are now empowered to build applications and solutions across the new infrastructure, which includes programmable networking and compute and extends to digitized physical spaces and the IoT edge. Susie Wee will discuss how this new paradigm in programmability brings opportunities for developers who are ready to create new applications that impact the physical world, from gaining business intelligence from the network to easily rolling out applications across wifi or industrial IoT environments. The programmable infrastructure is wide open and ripe for innovation. Susie will discuss how to get skilled up on the latest technologies and APIs so you can start building applications and solutions right away.

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Susie Wee

SVP and Chief Technology Officer,Cisco DevNet, Cisco
Susie is the Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of DevNet at Cisco Systems. She is the founder of DevNet, Cisco's developer program which catalyzes innovations created by a broader developer ecosystem. DevNet serves infrastructure and application developers across... Read More →

Thursday February 21, 2019 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Main Stage


KEYNOTE: The Essential Toolkit: Building the Next-Generation of AI Robots
AI, deep learning and the availability of affordable sensors have sparked a robotics revolution. This will enable new levels of autonomy, giving machines the ability to perceive and navigate the world as well as seamlessly interact with people and the environment.
Applications include manufacturing robots that can work safely alongside humans, logistics robots that can manage inventory and support retail operations, and last mile delivery robots that bring food and products on demand.
At DeveloperWeek we’ll discuss:
  • Key challenges when it comes to building these robots
  • How AI is critical to driving autonomous machine breakthroughs
  • Why NVIDIA’s platform, which includes a mix of hardware and software/sim, is ideal for robotics development
  • Why less code is more
  • How we’re paving the way for robotics through groundbreaking research

Our goal is to equip today's brilliant minds with the tools to build the world's greatest machines.

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Claire Delaunay

Vice President of Engineering, NVIDIA
Claire Delaunay is vice president of engineering at NVIDIA, where she is responsible for the Isaac robotics initiative and leads a team to bring Isaac to market for roboticists and developers around the world. Prior to joining NVIDIA, Delaunay was the director of engineering at Uber... Read More →

Thursday February 21, 2019 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Main Stage
Friday, February 22


KEYNOTE: Eventbrite’s 13-Year Technical Evolution: Transforming a Simple Product into a True Platform
During this fireside chat, Stripe’s Head of Developer Relations, Romain Huet, will interview Eventbrite’s founding technical architect, Renaud Visage, to hear first-hand how he navigated pitfalls and opportunities throughout Eventbrite’s 13-year evolution from a simple web product to the powerful global ticketing and event technology platform it is today. In this session, you’ll hear what it took to develop the company’s first API in 2008, build a scalable product, and overhaul a developer portal experience.

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Romain Huet

Head of Global Developer Relation, Stripe
Romain Huet is the Head of Global Developer Relations at Stripe, where he works with thousands of developers and entrepreneurs to build thriving internet businesses. He also leads efforts in creating elegant experiences and simplified tools for all developers. Before Stripe, he was... Read More →
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Renaud Visage

Technical Co-Founder, Eventbrite
Renaud Visage is the technical architect and co-founder at Eventbrite – 12 years and 1000 employees later, he continues to leverage his entrepreneurial nature by driving innovative projects and initiatives at the company. In 2006, he joined forces with Kevin & Julia Hartz to found... Read More →

Friday February 22, 2019 10:00am - 10:25am
Main Stage


KEYNOTE: A New Model of Knowledge Assessment and AI Adaptive Learning
In this talk, Dr. Dan Bindman will describe a powerful new multi-dimensional model for knowledge assessment and learning that he is now working to implement with Yixue Squirrel AI Learning for their adaptive learning products. This new model gives extremely accurate and high resolution predictions at the highest granularity level: after a student has answered only 20 to 25 questions in a given product, the system can accurately predict the student’s probability of answering each question in the product at the current time. And unlike systems such as ALEKS, the model does not require Knowledge Structures linking the topics, saving a huge amount of costs compared to adaptive learning systems that require this step. It also can be used “out of the box” with any mix of question formats (free response or multiple choice) from any mix of subject areas without any content tweaking. Finally, all results so far indicate each student’s knowledge (as represented by the model) can be accurately updated as the student learns and works on questions in the product without the need of periodic reassessments, eliminating a big “pain point” for students that occur with many adaptive learning systems. The results from a real-world large-scale application of the model will be given to show the model’s unprecedented accuracy and predictive power.

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Dan Bindman

Chief Data Scientist, Squirrel AI Learning
Dan Bindman received his Ph.D. from the Institute For Math Behavioral Sciences at UCI in 2002. He then spent the next 12 years at ALEKS, a pioneer in online adaptive learning focussed on Math and Chemistry, where he eventually became Editorial Director and Chief Architect for the... Read More →

Friday February 22, 2019 3:15pm - 3:35pm
Main Stage