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Past Presentations

21st Century Languages Open Space

Ballerina - Cloud Native Programming Language

Crazy customer demand has caused companies like Google and Amazon to build massively disaggregated architectures in order to scale. Massively disaggregated approaches like microservices, serverless, and APIs are becoming the norm for us all. These disaggregated components are network accessible...

Sameera Jayasoma Director, Platform Architecture @wso2
TypeScript for Enterprise Developers

With TypeScript, the JavaScript + Node ecosystem becomes a serious contender for backend development. This talk describes why: maturity, strong language features, and Enterprise-quality open source tools. Once you know how cool and fun it is,  I'll reveal some less-pleasant surprises. Get...

Jessica Kerr Polyglot Functional Developer @atomist
Building a Reliable Cloud Based Bank in Java

Consumer banking is a risk adverse industry when it comes to new technology. So how do you build a bank in the cloud with a rapid release cycle while still maintaining the reliability that consumers need?This talk will be about the experience of Starling Bank, a mobile-only, cloud-based bank that...

Jason Maude Lead Engineer @StarlingBank
Developing Great Web APIs Architectures w/ ASP.NET Core 2.1

You know you have to have a great experience when you develop your apps, right? The greatest experience for your user's centers around their data. That's why developing a great set of Web APIs is so important. Using ASP.NET Core Web API is a modern cross-platform framework for the...

Christopher Woodruff Platform Strategist @QuickenLoans
The Most Secure Program Is One That Doesn’t Exist

Rust is a programming language that started with the explicit goal of preventing segfaults and guaranteeing thread safety to create a fearlessly concurrent systems language. The compiler enforces type- and memory- safety to achieve this. There’s a significant overlap between critical security...

Diane Hosfelt Research Engineer @mozilla

Interviews

Mads Torgersen Chief Language Designer of C# & Contributor to TypeScript, Visual Basic, Roslyn, LINQ

Herding Nulls and Other C# Stories From the Future

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Roman Elizarov Software Engineer Developing Kotlin @JetBrains

Fresh Async With Kotlin

What is the primary role that you have with Kotlin at JetBrains?

I'm currently leading the team of Kotlin libraries. We are working in close cooperation with Kotlin language team, the design, etc..

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Jason Maude Lead Engineer @StarlingBank

Building a Reliable Cloud Based Bank in Java

When you selected Java to build a modern, cloud-based architecture for Starling, is it correct to say that you went for the guarantee of Java's longevity rather than for the rapid iteration cycle you might get from a smaller, more opinionated language?

Yes, absolutely. Our aim and focus are much more long-term than many startups, and because of that, we are prioritizing the aspect of reliability. This goes to the heart of my talk. We want to guarantee stability because we will be around in years to come.

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Christopher Woodruff Platform Strategist @QuickenLoans

Developing Great Web APIs Architectures w/ ASP.NET Core 2.1

What's the focus of the work that you do today?

Over the last five years, I've been busy getting solutions out to people. I work more on the backend doing API work, but that’s also meant I help mobile application and web application developers utilize the APIs I’m developing.

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Diane Hosfelt Research Engineer @mozilla

The Most Secure Program Is One That Doesn’t Exist

QCon: What’s the focus of the work you do today?

Diane: I am the security and privacy lead on the mixed reality team. The focus of my work is building a browser that provides a secure, immersive web experience. I also work very closely with the Rust team. I lead the formal verification effort which is determining how we leverage the unique properties of Rust to allow people to use...

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Laurie Voss Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer @npmjs

npm and the Future of JavaScript

Can you tell me more about what your talk is about?

I'll talk more about server-side stuff, and I’ll emphasize Node. We've found that the security message is important to people, so there will be quite a bit there. There's been this huge shift in how JavaScript is used and enterprises are only just beginning to catch up to that. There are many people working on JavaScript, and they're...

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