March 9, 2018

Schedule

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Digital Transformation

Room: 153A&B

What is Digital Transformation … really?

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Succeeding with DevOps: The Culture of Code

Room: Auditorium

Because DevOps shifts the focus of software development to a collaboration between development, operations, and testing, there isn’t really a single tool that your company can implement and be brought into best practices. Instead, it involves deploying a complete cultural shift in the approach towards software development.

  • patrick-turner Profile Patrick Turner
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Docker, .NET Core, and macOS: An Unusual, Hands-on Introduction to Docker

Room: 153A&B

  • Introduction to Docker and .NET Core (on a Mac)
  • Step-by-step walk through on how to get started (hands-on, bring your laptops)
  • How to integrate this in your development projects and teams
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Migrating to Microservice Databases: From Relational Monolith to Distributed Data

Room: 153A&B

In a Microservices architecture with multiple moving parts we can’t allow that a single complement downtime breaks down the entire system. Dealing with stateless code is easy, but it gets much harder when we have to deal with persistent state. In this scenario, zero downtime migrations are paramount to guarantee integrity and consistency.

Within all the Microservices characteristics, undoubtedly the one that creates more perplexity is the “one database per Microservice”. However, very few teams have the privilege of starting something from scratch: most of the times they have a legacy database that will survive any new implementation.

In legacy systems you traditionally have a model that adopts transactions and CRUD. Now we must reassess some of these concepts. In this talk we’ll discuss consistency, CRUD and CQRS, Event Sourcing, and how these techniques relate to each other in many different integration strategies for databases. We’ll explore Views, Materialized Views, Mirror Tables, Event Sourcing, Data Virtualization, Change Data Capture, and how these strategies enable you to build up a Microservices architecture from a legacy monolithic relational database.

 

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How DevOps affects current tech stacks

Room: 153A&B

Does DevOps mean that you have to swap out your current technology stacks for newer technology?

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Predictive Analytics

Room: 153A&B

Learn from the experience of one company in developing predictive analytics algorithms.

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Artificial Intelligence

Room: 155A&B

What AI technology is being used today and how.

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UX Design Best Practices

Room: 153A&B

Learn what are the current best approaches to doing User Experience design.

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Using Prototyping Tools for UX Design

Room: 150

What tools are available and how do you use them?

  • steve-vest Profile Steve Vest
11:30 - 12:30

Lunch

Room: Atrium

Please pick up your boxed lunch and browse the exhibits in the Atrium.

12:30 - 1:20

ALL CONFERENCE PRESENTATION

Room: Atrium

A Keynote Speaker shares experiences about culture change in the organization.

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Internet of Things

Room: 155A&B

What’s new with IoT?

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Issues in Big Data / Data Science

Room: 155A&B

Learn what is going on these days with applying data science to Big Data.

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Creating an Agile Culture

Room: 155A&B

How do we create organizational support for Agile?

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Changing Culture and Managing Engineers

Room: 155A&B

How are software engineers reacting to today’s agile culture and do engineering leaders deal with it?

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Women in Technology Panel

Room: Auditorium

A panel discussion  about successes and challenges women face in the industry.

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Telecommuting vs Onsite Working

Room: Auditorium

A panel discussion about the challenges and successes of where you work.

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Technology Trends Panel

Room: Auditorium

A panel of CTOs at Triad companies discuss important technology trends they are pursuing.

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IT Management Culture Panel

Room: Auditorium

IT leaders in the Triad discuss current issues and trends in managing IT folk such as: Do Millenials need to be managed differently? Does Agile create disruption? How should technical debt be managed?