Track: Sponsored Solutions Track III

Location: Pacific BC

Day of week: Tuesday

Industry practitioners and technical product managers from leading vendors demonstrate solutions to some of today's toughest software development challenges in the areas of performance monitoring, Big Data, software delivery, scalability, and more.

Track Host:
Nitin Bharti
Managing Editor and Product Manager C4Media

Nitin has helped build several notable online developer communities including, DZone, and The Code Project. He is known for his extensive editorial work in the Enterprise Java, .NET, SOA, and Agile communities. As Managing Editor and Product Manager at C4Media - the producer of and QCon events - Nitin continues to pursue his primary passion: helping spread knowledge and innovation throughout the enterprise software development community.

10:35am - 11:25am

by Roshan Kumar
Sr. Product Marketing Manager @RedisLabs

Software solutions, such as those for personalization, metering, IoT require processing of extremely large volumes of data in real time. High-speed data ingest and processing poses several challenges such as

  1. Managing large volume of data sometimes arriving in bursts
  2. Receiving data from multiple sources
  3. Filtering, analyzing or forwarding data with different formats


Redis, the high-speed, open source in-memory database platform offers...

11:50am - 12:40pm

by Dan Debrunner
STSM, IBM Streams Programming Model Architect

Apache Beam is an emerging programming API for streaming applications. This talk will discuss experience with Apache Beam from the "outside", including developing a runner for an existing streaming engine and how well Beam supports low latency streaming paradigms including complex analytics.

1:40pm - 2:30pm

by Edith Harbaugh
CEO & Co-Founder @LaunchDarkly

The cultural change of “DevOps” beyond just developers and operations is just at the beginning.

What happens when an entire organization changes from shipping once a year to once a month, then multiple times a month, week or even daily?

How do developers approach a sprint when their code can be live in real time?

How does product management change when features can evolve daily?

How does marketing change when the features of tomorrow can be immediately influenced...

2:55pm - 3:45pm

by Paul Allen
Senior Integration Engineer @Perforce

Like most development teams, it is likely your team has adopted Git to manage code. If your team is large, distributed, or you are trying to combine the work of teams using different Git tools, it is also likely you are experiencing challenges. Challenges of scale, performance, and repository management are common in mid to large development teams.
Perforce Software, an enterprise favorite for securely managing code and large binary files, is inaugurating a new era for large-scale...

4:10pm - 5:00pm

by Jonathan Schabowsky
Sr Architect @Solace

Microservices may be small in size, but they have huge potential, especially when you pair them with the idea of event-driven architecture (EDA). Today developers are using microservices as the building blocks behind all kinds of cloud and enterprise applications, but most still think microservices = REST, which limits you to polling/reactive interactions.

5:25pm - 6:15pm

by Balwinder Kaur
Principal Software Engineer @AppDynamics

As more and more Enterprise Software companies build solutions for the Internet-of-Things market, enterprise software engineers and embedded engineers come together on product teams. While Cloud developers debate issues like horizontal scale and canary deployments, embedded engineers deliberate power budgets and direct memory access. Without conscious effort, the cultural gap can lead to friction, delayed projects and frustration. This talk highlights best practices on how to successfully...



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  • Security: Attacking and Defending

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  • 21st Century Languages

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  • 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.