17–19 October 2016: Conference & Tutorials
19–20 October 2016: Training
London, UK

Schedule: In real life (IRL) sessions

10:50–11:30 Monday, 17/10/2016
Location: Blenheim Room
Chi Onwurah (Parliament)
Average rating: ***..
(3.33, 3 ratings)
The fourth industrial age is driven by technology, particularly software and algorithms. Chi Onwurah explores how open source is helping to deliver the industrial landscape we want. Read more.
11:40–12:20 Monday, 17/10/2016
Location: Blenheim Room Level: Non-technical
Laura Czajkowski (Couchbase)
Average rating: **...
(2.67, 3 ratings)
Scaling company culture can be difficult even when the majority of your company is in the same office. Nowadays, this is rarely the case; most of the time you’re split over multiple continents. Laura Czajkowski breaks down the cultural challenges faced when working in a distributed team and looks at some solutions that can be brought in to help. Read more.
13:35–14:15 Monday, 17/10/2016
Location: Blenheim Room Level: Intermediate
Daniel Bryant (Datawire)
Average rating: ****.
(4.38, 8 ratings)
All is not completely rosy in microservice-land. It's often a sign of an architectural approach’s maturity that anti-patterns begin to be identified and classified alongside well-established principles and practices. Daniel Bryant introduces seven deadly sins from real projects, which left unchecked could easily ruin your next microservices project. Read more.
14:25–15:05 Monday, 17/10/2016
Location: Blenheim Room Level: Non-technical
lebron james (Doteveryone)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 3 ratings)
Doteveryone’s work with the NHS aims to improve care for older people in the final phases of life by demonstrating what's possible with new technologies, targeting the furthest first—the most socially and digitally excluded. Laura James shares experiences and lessons learned navigating complicated organizations and IT systems, people and ethics, and standards and prototyping. Read more.
16:05–16:45 Monday, 17/10/2016
Location: Blenheim Room Level: Beginner
Wade Minter (Custom Communications)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
Any hiring manager in a technology company knows that the hardest problem to solve is hiring. There never seem to be enough experienced developers available at any given point in time. But many of those same hiring managers will say, "We don't hire junior developers." Tech team-builder Wade Minter makes the case for why your company should hire and train junior developers. Read more.
16:55–17:35 Monday, 17/10/2016
Location: Blenheim Room Level: Intermediate
Alasdair Allan (Babilim Light Industries)
Average rating: ****.
(4.33, 3 ratings)
The ESP8266 is a microcontroller with WiFi and GPIO that is sold for as little as two dollars. After 50 years of Moore's Law, we're getting to a place where computing is not just cheap—it’s essentially free. The Internet of Things, which puts both general-purpose computing and sensors everywhere, will be built from blocks like these. Alasdair Allan shows you how. Read more.