Join us for Ignite on Wednesday, 31 October, following the afternoon tutorials. Nicole Forsgren leads us in a fun, high-energy evening of speed talks—all aspiring to live up to the Ignite motto: Enlighten us, but make it quick. Ignite is free and open to the public.
Opening Remarks, Nicole Forsgren, Host
Plato would be a programmer, Fred Fisher
Philosophy is to programming what physics is to engineering. Fred explains how things we use every day (like classes and objects) are described in Plato’s metaphysics. If Plato were alive today, he would be awestruck by the power we have to shape the world around us using logic alone, by programming machines. He would also be horrified by some of our algorithms that make moral judgments.
Silence isn’t golden; it’s deadly, Paula Kennedy
When your team is wholly distributed, it can be tough to develop a team spirit, strong culture, and shared approach. Paula highlights the challenges she’s seen and shares tips and tricks to improve this situation.
Deploying radically, democratizing release, Heidi Waterhouse
The state of software is driving to get software out the door at an ever-accelerating pace. We admire companies doing continuous integration and continuous deployment, even if we aren’t there ourselves. Heidi discusses what you can do as one person in an organization or one team in a company to make your software ready for the world more quickly.
Killing your inner techbro, Dan Sparks
The transition from perpetuating exclusionary behavior to actively working for inclusion is easier than you think. Dan explores how to contribute in valuable ways to discussions on culture and inclusivity, as well as how not to do it.
Building blocks for functional programming, Daisy Shih
Daisy explores the basic building blocks for functional programming and shares why it’s an exciting and useful developer tool to have, in a way that’s accessible to everyone.
Implementing Kubernetes: Tales from an ops engineer, Michael Hobbs
Everyone’s talking about Kubernetes, but what about the team that has to run it? How different is it from your traditional LAMP stack, and what should you expect? Michael gives you an ops engineer’s perspective on implementing Kubernetes in a modern ecommerce business.
Speaker’s ballads, Jo Pearce
Jo shares speaker’s ballads: On losing your innocence by speaking at a conference. On the trials of taking to the stage and fretting how your words are guaged. On coming to the end, relinquishing your mic, and then not knowing what they’re going to say, as you stand and suffer Q&A.
Closing remarks, Nicole Forsgren, Host
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