Topconf Duesseldorf 2017

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Topconf Duesseldorf 2017

TRACKS

Tracks of
Topconf Duesseldorf 2017:

Distributed Architecture, IOT, Reactive, Game Platforms and more

With the rise of cloud and digitization, new types of architectures emerged. A common property of these architectures is that they are all distributed by default, highly responsive, scalable, fault-tolerant and flexible. This way they are very different from traditional information system and batch architectures as well as from typical web application architectures. In this track we will have a look at selected aspects of these architectures, learn why they will eventually become predominant and which new challenges this means for all of us. More

Anna Löw

Head of People Operations
Giant Swarm GmbH

Uwe Friedrichsen

CTO
codecentric AG

Sibylle Ohm

General Manager
anderScore GmbH

Gerrit Grunwald

Senior Software Engineer
Canoo Engineering AG

Teams, Agile, DevOps, Lean product development vs lean product manufacturing, Complex adaptive systems (e.g. Cynefin), Digital enterprise / digital transformation, Organizational change management

Many organizations have progressed from using IT just as an internal productivity tool to using IT as a strategic resource to differentiate themselves from their competitors. These ‘digital enterprises’ have heavier (and conflicting) demands: business continuity versus time-to-market versus competitive advantage. These demands are reflected in IT: they need more resilient IT systems, quicker flow of work from development to production, and better product development. Yet most IT departments are organized along traditional lines: often centrally controlled, and with deterministic thinking about projects and processes. These are not the best starting points for an agile way of working in a dynamic and complex environment. This track recognizes this juxtaposition between the need for radical improvement and the traditional organization and culture. Traditional Project Management is changing. The talks in this track offer fundamental yet pragmatic guidance for moving towards a new way of changing IT. You will get a better understanding of the principles behind making such a radical organizational change. This insight will equip you to decide which parts of the practical guidance is applicable in your specific organization in its current state. This is not about defining a frustratingly distant utopia – it’s about developing the evolutionary potential of the present. - Teams (cross-functional, self-managing, self-organizing) - Agile, of course, and DevOps - both tie nicely into the team topic - Lean product development vs lean product manufacturing (e.g. Reinertsen) - Complex adaptive systems (e.g. Cynefin) - Digital enterprise / digital transformation - Organizational change management (soft skills) More

Anna Löw

Head of People Operations
Giant Swarm GmbH

Mark Smalley

The IT Paradigmologist
ASL BiSL Foundation

Sven Peters

Technology Evangelist
Atlassian

Programming Languages, development for the Web, mobile, serverside and more

Programming languages evolve and change. New languages show up, older ones get retrofit and some languages are designed to simplify tasks. For VM based languages also the VMs are modernized from time to time. This track presents talks for languages of any kind, no matter VM based, object oriented, functional, procedural or declarative. More

Gerrit Grunwald

Senior Software Engineer
Canoo Engineering AG

Christoph Engelbert

Manager Developer Relations
Hazelcast, Inc.

Angelika Langer

Instructor, Author, Coach
Angeliks Langer Training/Consulting

Lukas Eder

Founder and CEO
Data Geekery GmbH

Digital Disruption, FinTech, Omni Channel Architecture, Mobile Development, IOT

"Software is eating the world" - more and more disruptive changes are based on software innovations. They deliver a lot of amazing opportunities in many areas of our lives, but also raise the bar in terms of ethics for software developers. Not everything that can be done with today's technologies should be done. In this track we will take a deeper look at some the required responsibility and the possibilities that come with the disruptive changes. We will also shed some light on the related conflict areas and ethics - how can software developers act to live up to the required responsibility? More

Uwe Friedrichsen

CTO
codecentric AG

Stefan Tilkov

Co-founder & principal consultant
innoQ

Frank Mathy

Department Head
Commerzbank AG

Legacy, migration, refactoring, rationalisation, technical debt

Most people in software development in ‘real life’ organizations have felt themselves being seduced into applying a quick fix while – deep in their hearts – realizing that it is making the application less maintainable and therefore less valuable. This liability is called ‘technical debt’ and the talks in this track address how to prevent or limit it occurring, and how to repair any damage that has already been done. Various aspects will be covered: how to avoid making the wrong decision in the first place, techniques for application migration and other forms of application rationalization, organizational measures including culture, and business cases based on the economics of technical debt and the political reality of it being the next generation’s problem. More

Sibylle Ohm

General Manager
anderScore GmbH

Mark Smalley

The IT Paradigmologist
ASL BiSL Foundation

Stefan Tilkov

Co-founder & principal consultant
innoQ

The non-obvious in software development

When developing software solutions, a lot of effort is put into bringing the best possible functionality to the user and client. However beside the obvious, there are a lot of hidden challenges to be mastered. Not putting enough thought and effort into them can bring a project at risk. In this track we look at some real-world examples and learn how these challenges can be mastered. A wide range of topics including, but not limited to, user experience, user interface, usability over cyber security to performance or people’s communication will be covered. More

Stefan Tilkov

Co-founder & principal consultant
innoQ

Lukas Eder

Founder and CEO
Data Geekery GmbH

Christoph Engelbert

Manager Developer Relations
Hazelcast, Inc.

Frank Mathy

Department Head
Commerzbank AG

BigData, Fast Data, Data Ingestion, Data Science, Machine Learning

Information is the currency of the 21st century and it is extracted from data - lots of data. A whole new industry based on new possibilities of capturing, storing and processing data formed in the last years and it is gaining momentum and relevance every day. As a consequence, we are confronted with a multitude of new technologies and terms, including real-time analytics and machine learning. In this track we want to highlight some of the current trends around data in terms of technology and processing approaches as well as the implications for our industry and everyone of us. More

Christoph Engelbert

Manager Developer Relations
Hazelcast, Inc.

Lukas Eder

Founder and CEO
Data Geekery GmbH

Uwe Friedrichsen

CTO
codecentric AG

Specific talks selected by the program committee, offering insights in our industry hottest topics!

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Sibylle Ohm

General Manager
anderScore GmbH

Sven Peters

Technology Evangelist
Atlassian

Anna Löw

Head of People Operations
Giant Swarm GmbH