Presentation: The Whole Engineer Panel

Track: The Whole Engineer

Location: Bayview AB

Duration: 4:10pm - 5:00pm

Day of week: Tuesday

Level: Beginner

Persona: Architect, Chaos/Resiliency/SRE, CTO/CIO/Leadership, Data Engineering, Data Scientist, Developer, Developer, .NET, Developer, JVM, DevOps Engineer, Front-end Developer, General Software, ML Engineer, Mobile Developer, Security Professional, Technical Engineering Manager, UX Designer

Abstract

An engineer does more than write code. An engineer must work with a diverse array of people, and be a leader, a mentor, a presenter, a marketer, and a whole person. By building yourself beyond just writing code, you'll become an effective engineer. Come ask our speakers about how to make that happen. Let us hear your challenges and offer some tips, techniques, and new ways of thinking that have worked for us. Improving yourself beyond coding skills isn't as daunting as it sounds, and it's worth it to do your best work.

Speaker: Justin Becker

Engineering Manager @Netflix

Justin Becker is an Engineering Manager for the Playback API team at Netflix. He has worked at Netflix for 7 years, the first 5 years as an Engineer. His focus is building scalable, high availability, services running in a cloud environment.

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Speaker: Dave Copeland

Director of Engineering & Senior Most Developer @Stitchfix

David Copeland is a programmer and author. He's the author of “Rails, Angular, Postgres, and Bootstrap”, "The Senior Software Engineer" and "Build Awesome Command-Line Applications in Ruby". He has over 18 years of professional development experience from managing high-performance, high-traffic systems at LivingSocial or building the engineering team at Opower to working consulting gigs large and small. Currently, he's Director of Engineering at fashion start-up Stitch Fix.

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Speaker: Kevin Stewart

VP of Engineering @Heptio

Kevin Stewart is Vice President of Engineering at Heptio, an emerging leader in the cloud native computing space started by two of the founders of Google Compute Engine and the Kubernetes open source project. He held a similar role at NodeSource where he helped create NodeSource N|Solid, an enterprise grade Node.js runtime. Kevin is a 10-year veteran at Adobe and one of the original engineering leaders for Creative Cloud where his team built the very first service offering, Creative Cloud Assets. Prior to Adobe, Kevin held leadership roles at multiple software companies and digital agencies, where he helped shape the engineering culture by improving development and delivery practices and encouraged cross-functional teams. While currently residing in Seattle, Kevin is a lifelong New Yorker with dreams of relocating to a sunny island in the Caribbean. When he’s not helping teams build great products, Kevin can be found spending time with his family or at the gym trying to stay (get) in shape.

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Speaker: Anjuan Simmons

Technical Program Manager @Questback

Anjuan operates at the intersection of business and technology by relentlessly focusing on delivering delight to customers while effectively using engineering resources. He was a Technical Program Manager at Assemble Systems. When leading projects, he prefers Agile practices but will choose the right approach for the conditions on the ground. Anjuan works primarily in Swift and contributes to open source projects as often as possible.

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Tracks

  • Architectures You've Always Wondered About

    Architectural practices from the world's most well-known properties, featuring startups, massive scale, evolving architectures, and software tools used by nearly all of us.

  • Going Serverless

    Learn about the state of Serverless & how to successfully leverage it! Lessons learned in the track hit on security, scalability, IoT, and offer warnings to watch out for.

  • Microservices: Patterns and Practices

    Stories of success and failure building modern Microservices, including event sourcing, reactive, decomposition, & more.

  • DevOps: You Build It, You Run It

    Pushing DevOps beyond adoption into cultural change. Hear about designing resilience, managing alerting, CI/CD lessons, & security. Features lessons from open source, Linkedin, Netflix, Financial Times, & more. 

  • The Art of Chaos Engineering

    Failure is going to happen - Are you ready? Chaos engineering is an emerging discipline - What is the state of the art?

  • The Whole Engineer

    Success as an engineer is more than writing code. Hear inward looking thoughts on inclusion, attitude, leadership, remote working, and not becoming the brilliant jerk.

  • Evolving Java

    Java continues to evolve & change. Track covers Spring 5, async, Kotlin, serverless, the 6-month cadence plans, & AI/ML use cases.

  • Security: Attacking and Defending

    Offense and defensive security evolution that application developers should know about including SGX Enclaves, effects of AI, software exploitation techniques, & crowd defense

  • The Practice & Frontiers of AI

    Learn about machine learning in practice and on the horizon. Learn about ML at Quora, Uber's Michelangelo, ML workflow with Netflix Meson and topics on Bots, Conversational interfaces, automation, and deployment practices in the space.

  • 21st Century Languages

    Compile to Native, Microservices, Machine learning... tailor-made languages solving modern challenges, featuring use cases around Go, Rust, C#, and Elm.

  • Modern CS in the Real World

    Applied trends in Computer Science that are likely to affect Software Engineers today. Topics include category theory, crypto, CRDT's, logic-based automated reasoning, and more.

  • Stream Processing In The Modern Age

    Compelling applications of stream processing using Flink, Beam, Spark, Strymon & recent advances in the field, including Custom Windowing, Stateful Streaming, SQL over Streams.  

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