Day 1 – Friday, OCT 15
Opening Session +
Keynote ‘Tech Market Trends in Portugal’
Diogo Oliveira, CEO @ Landing.Jobs
Vanda de Jesus, Executive Director @ Portugal Digital
José Paiva, Chairman @ Landing.Jobs
The opening session will be hosted by Diogo Oliveira (CEO Landing.Jobs) with Vanda de Jesus as guest (Executive Director Portugal Digital). There will also be a presentation about ‘Tech Market Trends in Portugal’ by José Paiva (Chairman Landing.Jobs) where questions all tech professionals have will be answered, like ‘Remote, Office or Hybrid work?’, ‘How will tech salaries change?’, ‘Should I work for a Portuguese or a Foreign Company?’, ‘How can I land a great tech job in Portugal’, ‘What skills should I develop?’ or ‘How to get my salary in Crypto?’. Don’t loose this session if you want to know the latest trends and tips on how to evolve your tech career.
How to become a Gaming Dev
André Proença, Game Developer @ FABAMAQ
Nuno Barbosa, Game Developer @ FABAMAQ
Hugo Rocha, Game Developer @ FABAMAQ
Gaming is one of the major tech industries, being responsible to a lot o tech advancements. Far from boring corporate information systems, a game is a piece of art. Join this workshop to learn which steps you should take to be a Gaming Developer.
Blockchain, the Decentralised Workforce and what it means for the Future of Work
Andrew Spence, Workforce Futurist
There are many ways to earn and learn in the 2020s – from labourers to playbourers, carers to sharers, preachers to teachers. A job contract with the associated boss, fixed hours, and salary is not the answer for everyone. There’s a lot of hype and jargon in the blockchain world. In this session, Andy Spence will break down some of the myths, cut through the noise and show how blockchain will change the world of work. With examples from Lionel Messi, James Bond, and $Andy. He’ll explain how digital credentials, peer-to-peer platforms, DAOs, NFTs and Web3 technology are transforming how we view work. The session will close with some implications for the future of work, society and careers.
Does Data Governance Equal Data Security?
Nir Chervoni, Head of Data Security @ Booking
In this talk, Nir is going to cover topics such as what do data governance frameworks look like in data-driven organizations, how should data security threats be evaluated, what does being a Data Owner or Data Steward mean, what are (or should be) their roles and responsibilities, and what are the technical and organizational challenges of identifying Data Owners or Stewards in the context of applying proper data security.
Taking Insights from Data
Margarida Campos, LeWagon
This workshop will help newcomers to the Data Science world to learn the first steps and tricks on tackling data and how to draw insights from it. An introduction to Data Science with no background requirements.
AI Future Trends: Utopia, Dystopia or just Business as Usual?
Dubravko Dolic, Global Lead Applied Analytics & AI @ Continental
Ekaterina Sirazitdinova, Data Scientist @ Nvidia
João Ascenção, Senior Director of Research, AI @ Feedzai
Pedro Balage, Director of Machine Learning @ aisle 3
Moderator: Pedro Moura, Chief Marketing Officer @ Landing Jobs
AI algorithms are booming, devising counter-intuive ways to address complex problems, even writting code. Will machine finally replace humans? What are the implications for tech professionals? Is this good or bad? Join the debate with our panelists.
The State Of The Web
Jeremy Keith, Web Stuff Do-er @ Clearleft
How to grow an evolving architecture
Eltjo Poort, Architect in the digital world @ CGI
As the Agile Manifesto says, “the best architectures emerge from self-organizing teams”. But this emergence is not a magical process: it’s hard work, and requires curiosity, creativity and an excellent sense of timing. In this session, you’ll see Eltjo discuss what’s needed to emerge an architecture and successfully evolve it amongst frequently changing insights, needs and goals.
Why frameworks suck (and how to get started with prioritization)
Andrea Saez, Senior Product Marketing Manager @ Airfocus
There’s a framework acronym for every type of prioritization style you can think of: ICE, RICE, SUP, WSJF … but do any of them actually help you decide on what to work on next? In this session, you’ll take a look at: a brief history of Agile, how prioritization came about, dismantling the myth of relying on frameworks to make decisions for you, applying product management best practices and applying the right context in your decision-making process..
1:15 pm – 1:45 pm + add to calendar
How technology has driven Worten’s transformation into being the biggest Portuguese marketplace
Rui Cohen, Head of IT @ Worten
Worten is going through a huge transformational and challenging journey where technology plays the most relevant role to deliver the company vision which is to become a “Digital company, with physical stores and a Human touch”. Learn what they’re doing to accomplish this vision and how talent is key to our success.
The last 10 years in Data Science (2011-2021)
Leonardo De Marchi, European Commission External Expert
De Marchi will analyse what happened in the last ten years from a double point of view: the academic advances and how the industry adopted these innovations, seen through his own lenses. He’ll provide his unique point of view after having worked as a Machine Learning expert with many different organizations, from the New York Knicks to the European Commission and Bumble, who recently had a successful IPO.
1:45 pm – 2:30pm + add to calendar
From Dev to Product Manager – Should you really?
John Calian, Disruptor & Innovator @ Independent Consultant
Chris Lukassen, The Product Samurai @ CarePay
Pedro Prats, Product Manager @ Landing.Jobs
Moderator: André Marquet, Creator of Productized Conference @ Productized
In this panel the topic of Devs moving on to be Product Managers will be addressed. Is this really needed to upgrade careers and salaries? Does everybody have what it takes? Join and take part in the discussion. Co-organized with Productized
Become a Coach to Accelerate Your Career
Hilary Klassen, CEO & Co-founder @ bestselfy – AI pocket coach for work
Functional streams with FS2 (Scala)
Raitis Rusins Krikis, Scala Developer @ Evolution
An interactive workshop that will introduce FS2 and processing streams. You’ll be invited to solve small challenges/exercises to get a better view on the subject.
Analytics in Sports, Business and Life
André Amorim, Human Resources Professional & TV Commentator @ Philip Morris International & Eleven
We all follow a certain narrative in the development of our life. That narrative has an influence in the way we manage our life, either it be on a personal level or a professional one. For that narrative, we collect data to help us make and take the best decisions. But how many of those decisions are really influenced on a conscious level by the data we collect? How can we be more aware to use that data in a suitable way? With an eagerness for human interaction and passion for people management, André challenges you to join him to talk about the use of data for decision-making, in sports, business and in life.
Intuitive APIs and Developer Education
Bear Douglas, Director of Developer Relations @ Slack
API standards, from SOAP to REST to GraphQL, have evolved to meet the needs of API providers and developer consumers. They make APIs “intuitive” by making them predictable. When product designs bump up against the constraints of standards, you can choose to force a fit or break from convention and invest in educating developers about your choices. Through case studies (incl. Facebook’s Open Graph, Slack’s workspace apps project) Bear will examine the tradeoffs, consequences, and some learnings about how to get your developer community to come along with you.
How to nail a job interview and negotiate your salary
Margaret Buj, Lead Technical Recruiter at Typeform & Interview Coach @ Typeform
The job market has changed enormously over the last few years (especially in 2020 during Covid-19) and it’s a lot more competitive. Margaret will spill all her secrets: What do recruiters want to see on your CV? How do you identify your value proposition & quantify achievements on your CV and in your interviews? What questions should you ask the interviewer? How do you answer the salary question in a job interview & how to negotiate your best salary yet?
Running Design Sprint for Product Discoveries: Things I wish I learned Earlier
Luky Primadani, Strategic Designer @ BCG Platinion
One of the widely-known tools to facilitate Product Discovery is Design Sprint. It’s a highly structured step-by-step approach to tackling big challenges, especially within digital product development. The concept is highly collaborative and customer-centric to find new opportunities and test assumptions earlier when defining a product strategy. However, in reality, there are challenges when applying it, especially in a different organizational setup. What are they? And how can we adapt to the challenges and at the same time enable teams to continuously have product discoveries?
Building the team that’s disrupting the Payments Industry
Diogo Antunes, Lisbon Development Hub Site Lead @ Mollie
In this session, Diogo will explore how Fintechs are disrupting and changing the traditional Payments sector. In the first few years of existence, Mollie was a developer-only adventure, and about 15 years later devs and techs still comprise roughly 30% of all Mollies. As a natural consequence, Mollie still is—and aims to be—highly tech-minded. Learn why and how people at Mollie are truly invested in building innovative world-class FinTech products!
The brain and Deep Learning
Dubravko Dolic, Global Lead Applied Analytics & AI @ Continental Tires
Dubravko believes we can be inspired by the brain to generate ideas that could help solve daily problems using Deep Learning methods. He will stimulate several short impulse talks which can then be used to generate ideas on your use cases. You’ll get to look into how vision, time and location can help us understand problems to be solved.
Emerging Autocracies and Pervasive Surveillance
Philip Zimmermann, Creator of the PGP Protocol
For years, there has been discussion about the erosion of privacy and the growth of surveillance technology and policies that enable it. But what does this mean in the new context of a worldwide trend of liberal democracies sliding into populist autocracies?
A guide to staying sane while starting a company
João Batalha, Co-founder & CEO @ Amplemarket
Starting a company can be incredibly challenging on a number of levels – getting investment, recruiting, finding product-market fit, etc (the problems are virtually endless). Regardless of the end result, the journey tends to be a rollercoaster of emotions with great highs and challenging lows. One of the most important skills to develop as a founder or early employee is to be good at managing your own psychology.
Efficient AI Video Analytics
Ekaterina Sirazitdinova, Data Scientist @ Nvidia
In recent years, AI has changed every industry. AI-based intelligent video analytics has uncovered a large number of opportunities in different domains: smart delivery vehicles, autonomous drones, robots performing complex surgeries. But video analytics systems usually come at a cost: developers often have to deal with lower throughput and large memory requirements. You’ll get to learn from Ekaterina the work NVIDIA has been developing to face this challenge, as well as some related free software tools.
Landing Your Dream Job as a Data Scientist
Pedro Balage, Director of Machine Learning @ aisle 3
This session will explore what it takes to pursue a career in Data Science. Do you want to know why Data Science is among the fastest-growing and highest-paying jobs in IT? What aspects will a company look at Data Science candidates before hiring them? What does a career in Data Science look like? What are the opportunities for data scientists in Portugal and Europe? These and many other topics will be covered in this session where Pedro plans to share his experience and insights on Data Science and related jobs.
Are Remote Work and Contracting great? Talking Pros and Cons
Andreia Tulcidás, Community Advocacy Lead @ OutSystems
Josue Doria, VP of Technology @ Amyris
Andy Spence, Workforce Futurist
Moderator: Mariana Barbosa, Head of PR & Communication @ Coverflex
Blockchain development skills beyond the 101’s
Bruno Martins, Crypto Engineer @ Uphold
Skills, methods, security & basic Cryptographic knowledge that engineering lacks when entering the Blockchain space. With current open source libraries available, it’s easy to overlook the basic core fundamentals that make Blockchains. From digital signatures, hashing functions, proper key management, security and tx orchestration are some of the missing skills that the basic tutorials don’t teach you. This session is meant to save you time by demonstrating the skills that engineering needs to understand in order to implement the systems that most architects and security engineers really want.
Strengths and weaknesses of no-code app building
Jerome Granados, CMO @ GoodBarber
6:00 pm – 6:30 pm + add to calendar
Product Design for Devs, by Devs
Tiago Franco, CEO @ Imaginary Cloud
André Santos, Senior Software Engineer @ Imaginary Cloud
Developing Web and Mobile apps is a complex endeavour where most companies follow inconsistent and inefficient processes. By over-focusing on the shiny design or on that amazing feature, most of the time the teams running the process have developers only as an after-though, meaning everything is pretty much set in stone before we get the Dev Teams in, leading to poor design and implementation. In this talk, Tiago and André will explore how to avoid this common pitfall and involve Developers from the get go and create quicker and seamless implementations.
No idea what you’re doing? Everything you need to know about AI Systems
João Ascensão, Senior Director of Research, AI @ Feedzai
The saying goes “you can’t manage what you don’t measure”, but does it apply to AI? Why manage AI at all, is it not the point for AI to manage itself? And, if it does, what needs to be measured and how? In this talk, João will explain why he defends that the current generation of AI systems require human oversight to operate effectively. But what do the human overseers need?
Event sourcing in the wild with Akka Persistence
Mikhail Sokolov, Software Engineer @ Evolution
Event Sourcing is an event-centric approach to building applications with persistent state. Even though it’s not exactly new, it’s still a hot topic in software development. So is the actor model, a concurrency model based on message-passing, popularised by Erlang and its JVM counterpart – Akka framework. Akka Persistence naturally combines the two approaches. Together with other parts of the Akka family, it gives us superpowers for building resilient, scalable services. In this talk, Mikhail will teach the basics of Event Sourcing with Akka Persistence and how EVO used its superpowers to build a reliable financial transaction processing engine.
7:00 pm – 7:20 pm + add to calendar
How one little chip is disrupting the entire telecommunications industry
Ralph Steffens, CEO @ Truphone
Michael Moorfield, CTO @ Truphone
Join Ralph Steffens [CEO] and Michael Moorfield [CTO] of Truphone to learn about how eSIM is disrupting the way we get connected and communicate on mobile devices. Working with major manufacturers – Apple, Samsung, Google and Microsoft to deploy eSIM, Truphone is on a mission to make the SIM cards a thing of the past and making it possible to create smaller, faster and smarter connected products for the world.
The black belt of Product Management
Chris Lukassen, The Product Samurai @ CarePay
There’s a problem in the industry today: people strive for agility rather than effectiveness. Just look at the average conference agenda, why don’t we share stories of companies that failed or succeeded to create real product (business) success? Over the last 5 years I’ve created real life case studies of product companies that reveal the 6 levers that make the difference between agility and effectiveness. In many ways it’s like jujutsu, where agility matters, but winning matters more. Learn how to use the 6 levers to forge your path to the black belt!
Day 2 – Saturday, OCT 16
Cybercrime: Devs against the Dark side
Steve Poole, Developer Advocate @ SonaType
Cybercrime, in all its aspects, is rising rapidly and it’s now more about when you get attacked not if. The world of the cybercriminal is much closer than you realize. Hear how at risk your application may be, see practical examples of how you can inadvertently leave the doors open, and understand what you can do to make your solution more secure. In this session, learn about a few of the simple actions you can take (and some behaviours you must change) to create a more secure application.
How we designed a PM school for non-PMs: Why we need more newly trained PMs
André Marquet, Creator of Productized Conference @ Productized
The rise of Amazon, Google, Uber, and many other scaleups over the past several years has put a new light on the role of the Product Manager (PM) and made it in high demand in the tech jobs market. However, the number of professional PMs is not keeping up with the demand from this growing trend in product-led companies. What if we could train many more non-PMs with the necessary skills and tactics to become functional PMs? Pretty much the same way, that coding schools kicked started this movement for developers a few years ago. Then many more companies would be able to satisfy their needs with competent, trained in the basics, rather newly minted PMs.
Which techniques could these freshly trained PMs apply to set the strategy and execution of all product-related activities inside startups and more established companies alike? Establishing a product vision, product innovation, caring for product development, interfacing product design, and helping to build product-led organizations. In this talk, André Marquet, creator of Productized, argues that we need to train a new generation of PMs and explains how he and his team have designed an open-sourced curriculum to train new PMs, in partnership with leading business, and coding schools, having already trained dozens of new PMs, and how companies can embrace APM roles as a way for our industry to keep developing, by training more professionals on the job.
With practical examples, this talk will take you on a journey, on how leading companies are facilitating the training of new PMs delivering more value to the tech ecosystem as a whole while arguing on the importance of giving formal training to create a common education standard for the PM community.
Consent vs Consensus: how it affects decision-making
Pietro Basso, iOS Engineer @ N26
A consensus-based decision-making process usually leads to amending the proposer’s decision by making someone happy. It’s also often assumed and implicit. Sometimes it can be beneficial, but it’s not always the case. In this session, Pietro will talk about how the future of an organization would be if it was focused on consent (i.e. there are no valid objections) instead of consensus (i.e. we are all of the same opinion), using real world examples from the developer perspective, in order to build it in the present with that in mind.
Don’t take too long to define your career targets
Ricardo Gomes, CTO @ Petrotec Group
The idea is to, looking to (but not only) my example, make the audience perceive that our career can be managed based in simple things: defining short and medium term goals, making intermediate evaluations and choose your next move, based on the gap (where do I´m and where I did define to be?)…but…never wait too much to decide. On the other side, the idea of “…if you think you will be fully prepared to apply for the next job, them this is not the right one for you…” will be explored, to show the importance of knowing your strengths, but also your limitations. Finally, analyze the portuguese case, specifically, the quality and flexibility of our students, to motivate young professionals to “explore, before decide”.
The World of Web3: from React to Smart Contracts
Francisco Leal, Lead & Fullstack Developer @ TalentProtocol
Francisco will take you through the prominent world of web3, in particular introducing you to Smart Contract development in Solidity and using React to build a frontend that communicates with those smart contracts. You’ll get a chance to see how TalentProtocol leverages smart contracts to build decentralized careers through the creation of ERC20 personal tokens.
Be your own boss – From Employee to Contractor
Rui Sampainho, Founder @ Headbrand, Lda.
Working as a contractor (instead of being a regular employee) has a lot of advantages, in terms of salary and freedom. Naturally it also has problems, and definitelly is not for everyone. But if you’re curious how to follow this career path, this workshop is for you.
Holly Williams, Founder @ Akimbo Core
Holly Williams’ talk will be all about security: the different kinds of security tests, from penetration testing to red teaming, and how companies can keep their systems safe by using ethical hacking techniques. How does one make sure methodologies closely follow what cyber criminals are likely to attempt against systems? Find out soon!
Conquer your freedom: how to work for a company abroad and receive salary anywhere you want?
João Moita, Product Manager @ Landing.Jobs
João Carreiro, Chief Product Officer @ Landing.Jobs
What happens when a company loves you but doesn’t have a legal entity to hire you in the country you choose to party, chill and have a family? What are the costs of this so-called freedom? How to ensure a retirement pension if you keep changing geography? What about unemployment insurance? Or health insurance for those 5 years in North America before coming back to Europe? What about crypto? We have a long way to go, but the job market is becoming truly global and remote, and Landing.Jobs will help it happen in the next few months! We’ll show you how.
Bridging the culture gap in a remote workplace
Lara Próspero, Global Director of Delivery Excellence for L&D @ Microsoft
2020 has shown that remote work is here to stay, and with it, several benefits, hurdles, and challenges. While dealing with cultural differences was something that used to happen when you were travelling, today you may live it in your living room. Being prepared to act on a global stage and deal positively with different cultures is a futureproof skill that all of us should care about. Lara will take you through her journey, leading multi-cultural teams remotely for almost a decade, and share some of her tips and tricks to manage high-performant, positively engaged and valued team members.
1:00 pm – 1:30 pm + add to calendar
Messaging at scale
Marcus Ionker, Product and Line Manager Fax & SMS @ Retarus
Designing and developing a scalable and feature rich transactional email service.
Distributed Architecture: dockerization, cloud providers, security, data access
Tiago Silva, Senior Software Developer @ Amyris
When approaching distributed architectures, questions start to pop: “What cloud provider should I use?”, “What technological stack to pick?”, “How do I develop in a large-scale environment?”, “How do I keep my data secure?” There is a myriad of possible answers to these questions. Different use-cases, different needs dictate different approaches. Nevertheless, all of them have in common the fact that they all require a site to deploy artifacts, a set of access rules to enforce security across all tiers, strong and reliable quality assurance, and fast, dependable, automated delivery. In this talk, we will focus on these common needs and one possible implementation.
A Lifetime in Games: The Past, Present and Future of the Industry
John Romero, Creator of Doom and Quake
As a young child in Tucson, Arizona, young John Romero discovers the magic of arcades. Whenever he can, he drops his quarters into the machines and, to make the experience last as long as possible, he concentrates on being good, really good. By the time the family moves to California, his initials, “AJR”, are on the top of every machine’s leaderboard all over town. That love of games leads to a love for programming, and by the age of 11, Romero is making his first game. Nearly four decades later, he is still making them. From arcade to college mainframe, from the Apple II to the Apple iPhone, from Dangerous Dave to DOOM, Romero’s career has both followed and forged the industry as we know it. In this talk, Romero explores the industry through the lens of his career, past and present, and speculates on its future.
1:30 pm – 2:00 pm + add to calendar
Building a Data Culture
João Neto, Data Platform Manager @ Clarity AI
Clarity AI is on a mission to bring societal and environmental impact to financial markets worldwide. This requires massive data collection and processing that can only scale through great engineering practices and high-performance engineering teams. In this talk, João will tell the story of Clarity AI and how they’re building a strong culture of Data Engineering in order to enable the company to deliver on its mission.
Let’s craft an AI in 45 minutes
Toni Vanhala, Software Architect @ Reaktor
Welcome to the AI renaissance! Join Toni for a live session of hand-crafting an artisanal AI to solve our problems. No previous experience in AI or Lisp(!) needed. For the full, hands-on, experience of making your own AI, please clone the materials at: https://github.com/reaktor/future-ai-works
The skills we need for post-pandemic tech careers
Bethan Vincent, Founder & Marketing Consultant @ Bethan Vincent
The tech sector is rapidly evolving and as a result, job roles are becoming far more complex, with multiple departments working together, in person and remotely. Bethan will discuss the skills that’ll help us make our post pandemic careers fruitful and enjoyable, as well as explore how core communication skills can be nurtured and developed, and the importance of developing personal resilience and better work habits to avoid burnout. Aimed at all departments and career levels, this talk contains practical advice for anyone wishing to build their career in the tech industry.
Robots in the cloud
Nádia Fernandes, IoT Specialist @ Zoi
This session will be showcasing Zoi’s enterprise software experience by presenting and implementing a basic, practical End-to-End IoT example. Nádia will show the process by using a simulated device that sends its data to the cloud, processes it, saves it, and delivers it to external clients via Event Bridge.
How to become a Product Manager
Paulo Gaudêncio, Director @ Productized
Teresa Segismundo, Design Manager @ Productized
For those who are attracted by the prospect of becoming Product Manager, join this workshop to learn how to enter that career path.
2:30 pm – 3:00 pm + add to calendar
10 organizational experiments that helped PandaDoc to scale product delivery
Ilya Kazimirovskiy, SVP of Engineering @ PandaDoc
Evgeniy Labunskiy, Head of Agile Practices @ PandaDoc
Does LeSS works for 35+ teams? Is it possible team work without Team Leads? We will tell you about 10 experiments that have made our company better. Don’t be afraid to be wrong – failed experiments speed up learning!
Test Driven Development and Pair Programming
Hugo Ferreira, Principal Software Engineer @ Springer Nature
Pair Programming and Test Driven Development are practices that still raise quite a few eyebrows, with a mix of curiosity and concern. A lot has been written about them, but using them in practice is quite a different thing. Come and experience the basics of Pairing and TDD in this interactive session. Hugo will share their experience of developing software using these practices on a daily basis, clarify common misconceptions, and answer your questions on how to apply professionally.
Mommy, is Blockchain really the future? Should I be a Blockchain Dev?
Phil Zimmermann, Creator of the PGP Protocol
Bruno Martins, Crypto Engineer @ Uphold
Eion Connoly, Founder @ gekho
Moderator: João Carreiro, Chief Product Officer @ Landing Jobs
Blockchain promises to deliver a revolution in the way we organize our life and societies. For a Dev, the question is “should I move into being a Blockchain Dev? And how?”. Join this debate to learn Blockchain future trends, what’s in it for a Dev, and how to get in the game.
Automating a service worker with Workbox 6
Maxim Salnikov, Developer Engagement Lead @ Microsoft
“I deployed a service worker, now I need to buy a new domain” – a well-known joke about the difficulty of implementing your own caching logic. With the arrival of the sixth version of the Workbox library, the trade-off between flexibility and ease of automation of network tasks for PWA is no longer needed. In this talk, Maxim will tell you how to get started with Workbox 6, implement typical functionality for an offline web application, and add your own caching logic.
The Psychology of UX
Fábio Pereira, Innovation Executive @ RedHat
35 thousand! That’s the average number of decisions a person makes every day. Imagine if you could hack the brain and the mind, these complex decision-making systems. Have you ever wondered how many digital decisions people make (the ones we make using technology devices like smartphones, wearables, laptops)? For decades, scientists have been studying so we can better understand how it’s possible not only to predict but also influence decisions through interventions on the environment where decisions are made. Yes, it’s possible! And Fabio will teach you the secrets behind it.
Wrecked Wide Web
Rowdy Rabouw, Front-End Focused Senior DevOps Engineer @ double-R webdevelopment
Things have changed in the past 30+ years, ever since the WWW was created in 1989, haven’t they? We shop online, watch videos, order our food, have conversations, play games, navigate to our destination, listen to music, manage our finances and whatnot. You’d think we built something magnificent in those three decades, but alas, we often did a lousy job and even got the basics right. Get ready to look to the past, present and future of web development and learn from Rowdy how we can fix what we’ve wrecked.
Principles for a Successful Career in Startups and Scaleups
Ferdinand Goetzen, Co-founder & CEO @ Reveall
Goetzen will draw from his own experience of leading marketing at several companies, including 2 exits before turning 30. He’ll offer concrete principles that you can apply to advance your career in the world of startups and scale-ups. This session will challenge the common advice professionals are given and focus on the real fundamentals of success, including: questioning success; how to leave your comfort zone; why you need to choose the right company; having a healthy attitude towards risk; the role of luck; and the importance of preventing burnout.
How to get a tech job in Europe (remote or relocation)
Shannon Griffin, Director of Global Operations and Country Manager Portugal @ Amyris
Working in Europe is a dream to many. With the scarcity of tech talent in Europe, companies are progressively recruiting international talent for remote jobs, or even to relocate. In this workshop you’ll understand better the Europen tech scene and learn the best way to land your dream job in Europe.
Ethical Hacking 101 – An Introduction
Luis Grangeia, Principal Research Scientist @ BitSight
In this two hour workshop we will provide an introduction to ethical hacking as well as the hacker’s mindset. What does it take to become an ethical hacker and where can we start? We will provide some introductory topics and tools, and provide a framework for conducting a security audit, from reconnaissance, scanning, exploitation, evidence collecting to report writing. A laptop is recommended but not required to follow this workshop.
5:00 pm – 5:30 pm + add to calendar
Shielding applications from a microservice architecture
Hugo Raimundo, Head of Architecture @ Sky
When we’re building a (very!) large-scale platform, with an incredibly high number of requests per second, we usually adopt a fragmented approach. This also creates a much more complex, yet manageable and ideally clearer architecture and system. On top of all this, we build the client applications, but how do we keep the applications performant and ready for this large of a scale? How do the applications contribute to it and how do we guarantee that these are not exposed to the high complexity of the systems we create? In this talk, Hugo will attempt to give you a glimpse into the highly complex challenges they face as well as the alternatives and solutions they’ve found to address them.
Evolving the Innovation Culture in Corporates (and building beautiful products)
John Calian, Disruptor & Innovator @ Independent Consultant
Large companies often talk a lot about ‘innovation’, but it’s actually rare for most companies to actually innovate. To enable ‘innovative’ change means embracing innovation culture and moving ahead to replace the very products and services that made the company successful in the first place. There will be resistance on many levels, making this a difficult endeavour. This talk will focus on how product teams need to implement strategies that allow for innovation within established company cultures in order to deliver innovative products.
From Engineer to Engineering Manager
Dana Aonofriesei, Director of Engineering @ Trustpilot
What are the things that you wish you knew when you started as an Engineering Manager? Are you considering an Engineering Manager path for your career development? Let’s get you equipped for this journey! In this session, Dana will teach you what you need to become an Engineering Manager, how success looks like and the main challenges along the way. Key takeaways: how to develop and own an Engineering Manager toolkit; key areas to focus on when you’re a first-time Engineering Manager.