Topconf Tallinn 2017

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Topconf Tallinn 2017

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Tracks of
Topconf Tallinn 2017:

"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 responsibilities 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?


Different angles:
- What to focus on a path of building a disruptive product?
- How to manage the risk of being disrupted as a successful traditional business?
- How to contribute most as an engineer in a company with an aim to change the world? 

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Mihkel Nõges

Product Engineer
TransferWise

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.
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Aivars Kalvāns

Lead Software Architect
SIA Tieto Latvia

Over the last few years data engineering technologies and analytical tools have significantly matured and become available to a wider audience. This has led to a situation where more and more organizations have realized that their rapidly growing volume of data is what lays the foundation to their future success. Nevertheless we can say that we are just in the beginning of this long journey of maximizing potential value from the data. Constant rise of new technologies and analytical methods allow companies to gain a competitive advantage over those who are lagging behind.


The goal of this track is to present the latest trends in data engineering & analytics domain and focus on real life applications of Big Data and Machine Learning. Lets transform data into value, together!

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Ergo Jõepere

IMS Site Manager
Playtech Estonia

Behind the facade of front-end hides a maze of intertwined services. These services do the heavy lifting of any software system. We strive for simplicity, maintainability, and robustness with our designs and technological choices for the backend services. This track covers various aspects of backend, from the core JVM to monitoring and scalability. More

Priit Liivak

Head of Engineering
Nortal

Sometimes when I'm writing Javascript I want to put up my hands and shout 'this is insane!' But I can never remember what 'this' refers to." JavaScript is no toy language anymore and designing in the browser with CSS is far beyond being just en vogue. But with the fast and ever moving ecosystem of native client-side technologies, a lot of questions arise. Which framework is here to stay, and what do web standards have in store for us? Which of these are responsive and can it be converted to "native" app. Find out as we explore the depths of next generation web and mobile applications. More

Priit Liivak

Head of Engineering
Nortal

Agile nowadays is focusing on business practices but that alone is not enough to deliver quality software. Software development is a craft and writing good software requires skill and careful attention. That is why Software Craftsmanship was introduced with focus on technical practices of software development.

This track is dedicated to practicing software craft and striving to become more skillful at it. Come and join our journey from apprentices to becoming masters and professionals of software development.
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Aivars Kalvāns

Lead Software Architect
SIA Tieto Latvia

Mihkel Nõges

Product Engineer
TransferWise

IT has changed beyond recognition, yet we are still challenged with developing and deploying software products in an acceptably timely, affordable, and predictable way. There's no single best practice but a box of organisational 'tools' that serve differing goals and it's up to you to decide which tools will work in your environment. So which tools should you choose and how should you use them? Do traditional temporary projects work for you, or do you prefer more product-oriented permanent teams? Before you can develop software, you have to develop a way of working with a team of motivated individuals. Learn about concepts, principles and practices that have worked for other organisations, and decide how you can adapt them to work for you.  
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Simona Bonghez

Owner
Colors in Projects

Mark Smalley

The IT Paradigmologist
ASL BiSL Foundation

If your organisation's products and services are based on software, then your success depends on much more than development alone. What's your product strategy? How do you understand and engage with your market? What are their needs and how can you provide an attractive customer experience? How do you ensure that your business people and IT people trust each other and collaborate effectively? How do you go about branding, marketing and launching the product? Learn about the whole product lifecycle and how to manage your products from ideation to replacement or retirement.

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Helin Toom

Development Manager
Telia Estonia

Simona Bonghez

Owner
Colors in Projects

Mark Smalley

The IT Paradigmologist
ASL BiSL Foundation