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Wednesday, February 17, 2021

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Virtual Expo Preview

Join us for the Opening Keynote,  at 10 AM PT.

OPENING KEYNOTE: Twilio -- Why Great Infrastructure is the Foundation of Innovation

 Jeff Lawson (CEO and Co-Founder) & Jason Hudak (VP of Platform Engineering) of Twilio.

 Check out our virtual Expo Preview from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM PT.

Thursday, February 18, 2021

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OPEN TALK: From Containers to Kubernetes Operators
Philipp Krenn
Philipp Krenn
Elastic, Developer Advocate

Containers are the new ZIP format to distribute software" is a fitting description of today's development world. However, it's not always that easy and this talk highlights the development of Elastic's container strategy over time:
- Docker images: A new distribution model.
- Helm Chart: Going from demo to production.
- Kubernetes Operator: Day two operations with upgrades and scaling.

Besides the strategy, we'll discuss specific technical details and hurdles that appeared during the development. Or why the future is a combination of Helm Chart and Operator.

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OPEN TALK: Your Code, Your Responsibility
Martin Knobloch
Martin Knobloch
Micro Focus, Global AppSec Strategist

With the business increased the pressure and demand of flexibility of the development team, the agile movement was pushed to the limits. CI/CD was born to reduce manual step to reduce human errors and increase speed to go-live! Last not least, with DevOps the teams took application responsibilities, from cradle to grave. Nevertheless, software security is still missing in many full-stack developers resume and application security responsibilities are pushed off to the security department still. Petty, because the exactly agile, CI/CD and DevOps are security enabling practices.
This session is explaining Shift-left, early security enablement in the development Lifecycle. As the application development becomes more developer centric, the developer’s toolset must match the new challenges to have responsibilities matching capabilities. Learn from rugged software to supply chain cleanliness. Learn to avoid the common pitfalls and benefits of modern application development strategies. Hear why security champions programmes tend to fail, compliance driven security trainings are a waste of time and money. Take back the best practices, proven solutions and Shift Left beyond the development.

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VIP Networking AfterParty: Fireside Chat w/Featured Speakers
Jonathan Pasky
Jonathan Pasky
DevNetwork, Executive Producer & Co-Founder
Emily Freeman
Emily Freeman
Microsoft, Principal Cloud Advocate
Jason Simpson
Jason Simpson
Choice Hotels, Vice President, Engineering
Alex Hesterberg
Alex Hesterberg
Delphix, Chief Customer Officer
Cory Virok
Cory Virok
Rollbar, CTO, Co-founder

(PRO, PREMIUM, SPEAKER, SPONSOR, EXHIBITOR, and MEDIA Passes ONLY)

Join DevNetwork Executive Producer & Co-Founder Jonathan Pasky moderating this Fireside Chat with featured speakers on the topic:

ENGINEERING INNOVATION:  

  • What new emerging tech trends are you most excited about, and why? For example, Microservices, serverless, containers and Kubernetes, artificial intelligence, etc?

  • What are the major challenges in modern software development: Maintaining old code? Staying on top of new languages? How are you solving these challenges?

Friday, February 19, 2021

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OPEN TALK: SaaS-on-SaaS: The SaaS App Ecosystem That Silently Generates $5b+ Revenue for Developers
Albert Ho
Albert Ho
Sidr, Co-Founder
Tongbo Huang
Tongbo Huang
Chaser, Cofounder

Did you know that over $200M has been paid out to Shopify app developers in the past 4 years? That Salesforce AppExchange is a $4B+/year business? In this session, we're going to demystify this under-the-radar world of SaaS platform app ecosystems. We'll be discussing hot topics related to SaaS app ecosystems like:
* When does a SaaS platform open up for developers to build apps on?
* What kind of business models exist for these SaaS app ecosystems?
* What team should own this?
* What kind of internal apps do companies build on SaaS platforms?
* Can these apps become venture-scale businesses?

Bring your questions and get ready to learn about about this underdog world of SaaS-on-SaaS startups that is quietly generating several billion in revenue underneath the hood!

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OPEN TALK: The Secret to Achieving Tech Giant Innovation Velocity
Dan Graves
Dan Graves
Delphix, Chief Technology Officer

Tech giants like Amazon, Google, and Microsoft have set a north star for companies around the world to stay competitive. They engineer away every impediment to fast, reliable software releases.

To achieve Internet and cloud speed and scale, everything, including data, has to be programmable and API-driven.

Over the last two decades, storage, compute, and code have all been automated, but data remains heavy, complex, and filled with security and compliance risks.

Join this session to learn how to solve your most daunting data challenges the modern way— with programmable data infrastructure.

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OPEN TALK: AI — Used Right — will Accelerate Cloud Development by 100X
Gonçalo Gaiolas
Gonçalo Gaiolas
OutSystems, VP of Product

AI is at the peak of its hype cycle. Too often, ‘AI-capable’ refers to marketing claims instead of practical value add. For this reason, developers tend to be skeptical about AI-driven development. Slapdash application of AI ends up diminishing developer’s creativity and effectiveness.

When implemented in inventive, unique ways, AI dramatically improves the productivity of developers and opens up new opportunities for creativity – especially when applied to cloud app development. Furthermore, beyond the initial development process, AI has the potential to completely transform the entire application lifecycle. Pairing AI with visual, model-driven development enables guidance to be both more powerful and less obtrusive and can compress CI/CD pipelines into days or even hours, instead of weeks.

Come join us as we discuss the three most fundamental design decisions regarding integrating AI into an application platform, our experience analyzing models based on 10s of millions of application graphs and flows, and explore the implications for improving your cloud development productivity by 100x.

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OPEN TALK: Lessons in Platform Engineering
Samir Naik
Samir Naik
Plaid, Director of Engineering

Fintech is changing at a rapid pace and developers are always iterating and building on platforms to create new features and tools to make better user experiences. At Plaid, we’ve been uniquely positioned to build a platform to help developers start and grow their apps and services to solve for some of the most challenging problems in financial services.

Over the last few years since we first launched Plaid Link, the interface that connects users with fintech apps that integrates directly with the Plaid API, we’ve learned a lot of valuable lessons about how to build a platform that’s optimized for growth and user experience. Samir Naik, Director of Engineering at Plaid is going to share some of the key lessons that Plaid has learned over the years building alongside this community of developers and navigating the ever changing fintech landscape. He’ll talk about how Plaid thinks about the developer experience and building an API that has enabled thousands of apps in the ecosystem to connect to over 11,000 financial institutions in North America

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OPEN TALK: Rebirth After Death: How Developers Create The Tech Renaissance Post COVID-19
Chris Hilton
Chris Hilton
Galvanize, San Francisco Technology Evangelist

We now stand on fertile soil ready for new businesses and business models to take root in 2021 & beyond.

Facts:
-Companies have raised more capital in 2020 than ever before.
-In Q3 2020, applications for Employer Identification Numbers, an indication of Start-Up business creation, reached the largest number ever recorded.
-COVID-19 was a very destructive force, but at the heart of capitalism is ‘creative destruction’

This is the cusp of the 1st major wave of the 4th Industrial Revolution which has been spoken about in rarefied places like the World Economic Forum as early as 2014. This revolution is characterized by connectivity and is faster and further reaching than the previous revolutions.

This time period inherently carries immense risk with jobs being destroyed at an unprecedented rate, technology rapidly accelerating, environmental degradation, social unrest, geopolitical changes, and mental health spiraling downward.

Yet in the midst of chaos there is also opportunity.

One of the most notable heroes of this age are Developers. People who know how to program are some of the leaders of the 4th Industrial Revolution and are, as Eric Schmidt calls us, “Smart Creatives”. When presented with problems, each of us has the ability to quickly pivot, build our technology skill stack, & create solutions that will save our communities from collapse.

In this talk we will discuss:
-Why 2021-2031 are the most important 10 years of your life
-How to focus, and what to focus on during the next 10 years
-Discuss necessary skill sets, industries, and technologies for the 4th Industrial Revolution
-How to save humanity from the Dark Ages and bring us into the Tech Renaissance