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Tuesday, February 8, 2022

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OPEN TALK: Extending Real-Time Data and Compute to the Cloud, Edge, and Beyond
Jeremy Pollock
Jeremy Pollock
Lightbend, VP of Product & Developer Platforms

What will the future of the Cloud and Edge look like for us as developers? We have great infrastructure nowadays, but that only solves half of the problem. The Serverless developer experience shows the way, but it’s clear that FaaS is not the final answer. What we need is a programming model and developer UX that takes full advantage of new Cloud and Edge infrastructure, allowing us to build general-purpose applications, without needless complexity.

What if you only had to think about your business logic, public API, and how your domain data is structured, not worry about how to store and manage it? What if you could become “databaseless” and forget about databases, storage APIs, and message brokers?

Instead, what if your data just existed wherever it needed to be, co-located with the service and its user, at the edge, in the cloud, or in your own private network—always there and available, always correct and consistent? Where the data is injected into your services on an as-needed basis, automatically, timely, efficiently, and intelligently.

Services, powered with this “data fabric” of application state—attached to and available throughout the network—can run anywhere in the world: from the public Cloud to 1000s of PoPs out at the Edge of the network, in close physical approximation to its users, where the co-location of state, processing, and end-user, ensures ultra-low latency and high throughput.

Sounds exciting? Let me show you how we are making this vision a reality using technologies like Akka, Kubernetes, gRPC, Linkerd, and more.

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OPEN TALK: Breaking Deep Learning Models with Adversarial Examples
Pau Labarta Bajo
Pau Labarta Bajo
Toptal, Developer

Computer vision models based on neural networks have become so good in the last 10 years that nowadays serve as the “eyes” behind many mission-critical systems, like self-driving cars, automatic video surveillance, or face recognition systems in airports. What you probably do not know is that there are easy methods to fool them, forcing them to produce wrong predictions. These methods are theoretically simple and computational feasible and open the door to potentially critical security issues. 

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OPEN TALK: Quantum Computing with Qiskit
James Weaver
James Weaver
IBM, Quantum Developer Advocate

 This brief talk by IBM Quantum Developer Advocate James Weaver introduces quantum computing with Qiskit to classical developers, and touches on the following concepts:

  •             Contrasting classical and quantum computing
  •             Axioms of quantum mechanics with Grumpy Cat
  •             Using IBM Quantum Circuit Composer
  •             Using IBM Quantum Lab (Python notebooks)
  •             Resources and next steps for attendees
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OPEN TALK: The 10,000 Steps of Open Source Project Health
Dmitry Vinnik
Dmitry Vinnik
Facebook, Open Source Developer Advocate

Human health is complex - it's not something we can buy; it's something we have to earn! This exact approach goes for open source projects and their communities. A truly dedicated and loyal fanbase cannot be bought; it has to be nurtured. But what do we mean when we call a community and the open source project "healthy"? This question is what we are trying to answer at Facebook!

In this talk, we will look at the approach that the Facebook Open Source team takes to measure the current state of Facebook open source projects, and how we use these metrics to prioritize and to direct our DevRel focus. Ultimately, we aim to show how by looking at information about your open source communities, your team can concentrate on the quality of the projects instead of only the quantity of repositories that you make public. 

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VIP Networking AfterParty: Fireside Chat w/Featured Speakers
Jonathan Pasky
Jonathan Pasky
DevNetwork, Executive Producer & Co-Founder
Sanjeev Mervana
Sanjeev Mervana
Cisco Systems, Vice President Products, Emerging Technologies & Incubation
Gerta Sheganaku
Gerta Sheganaku
LocalStack, Co-Founder and COO
Cem Yildirim
Cem Yildirim
Fast, VP & Head of Engineering
Brad Powers
Brad Powers
Passport, Chief Innovation Officer

Wednesday, February 9, 2022

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OPEN TALK: Batten Down The Hatches: Using Open Source for Smooth (and Secure) Sailing Through K8s
Steve Giguere
Steve Giguere
Bridgecrew, Developer Advocate

Creating functional deployments for k8s is hard enough without even beginning to think about doing it securely. Part of your team are at war backing Helm vs Kustomize and your dirty secret is that you love straight up yaml!

As a security fan you’re looking for an easy win with zero budget to help make sure the “Department of No” doesn’t block the deployment regardless of your Infrastructure as Code choice.

In this live demo, we’ll see how Checkov (you love Star Trek too!), the open source IaC scanning tool by Bridgecrew, can handle all of that AND do so right in your IDE.

DevOps + Security = SomethingSomething… let’s figure it out together. 

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OPEN TALK: DevSecOps Principles
Stephen Walters
Stephen Walters
xMatters, an Everbridge Company, Solutions Architect

DevOps involves integrating development, testing, deployment, and release cycles into a collaborative process. Security is often considered an afterthought; something to be inserted just before release.Thinking ahead to integrate security throughout the DevOps cycles involves intelligence, situational awareness, and collaboration. This is called DevSecOps.Join this session to learn about the importance of DevSecOps, the practicalities of implementing a strong solution and hear a couple of use cases to demonstrate why.

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OPEN TALK: Embracing Open Talent
Dan Reitz
Dan Reitz
Topcoder, Head of Public Sector

Topcoder has been helping developers learn, earn and connect for over 20 years. Adam takes a look at crowdsourcing, remote work, and open talent. What was only cutting edge a few years ago is now the new way of working. What other opportunities exist in a talent-short market for developers and companies beyond the conventional full-time role?

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OPEN TALK: The Open Source Path to Developing Enterprise Blockchain Platforms and Tools
David Boswell
David Boswell
Hyperledger Foundation, Senior Director of Community Architecture
Hart Montgomery
Hart Montgomery
Fujitsu Research, Cryptographer
Peter Somogyvari
Peter Somogyvari
Accenture, Technology Architect Manager

Enterprise blockchain is a team sport. The technology serves as shared de facto infrastructure for stakeholders across and between organizations. Community-built DLTs serve as the foundation for decentralizing critical processes and creating transparent operations with trust built in at the core.

Increasingly, enterprises are looking to deploy blockchain platforms in larger systems and more complex solutions. This means integrating with other systems and even other blockchains. The open source development model is now delivering on a new generation of tools and technologies to make deployments simpler, to help networks interoperate and more.

In this talk, David Boswell, Senior Director of Community Architecture at the Hyperledger Foundation, will sit down with Hart Montgomery of Fujitsu and Peter Somogyvari
from Accenture, two long-time leaders in the Hyperledger developer community, to talk about how development happens in the open source community and the latest developments in the current enterprise blockchain ecosystem. Hart and Peter are contributors to Hyperledger Cactus, a blockchain integration tool designed to allow users to securely integrate different blockchains. They are also members of the Hyperledger Technical Steering committee. The discussion will cover:

- Business and technical drivers for expanding blockchain networks into extensible multiparty systems capable of exchanging data in secure, transparent ways across a mix of platforms
- The growing pipeline of technologies for cross chain, off chain and legacy system interoperability
- The value of an open ecosystem in driving innovation and trusted software
- The opportunities to get involved in the community of communities developing and deploying the increasingly diverse technologies in the enterprise blockchain space

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OPEN TALK: Demystifying NFTs
Tejas Chopra
Tejas Chopra
Netflix, Senior Software Engineer

Non-fungible tokens have taken the world of digital art by storm. The growth in NFTs this year is a staggering 1500%+, and is set to revolutionize art & collectibles. In this session, I present the basics of NFTs, and delve into industries disrupted by NFTs: art, collectibles, gaming. I will discuss how to dip your toes into the NFT world by minting your unique collectible as an NFT on platforms such as OpenSea.
NFTs started off on Ethereum blockchain, but soon, Ethereum ran into scalability issues since it only allowed 10-15 TPS. This sparked a surge in different blockchains designed specifically for NFTs, such as WAX, FLOW, etc. We will discuss about how they open up new types of dApps and marketplaces, such as NBA Top Shots.
Finally, we will touch upon some of the perceived environmental impacts of NFTs for users to make informed decisions about platforms they use for trading.

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OPEN TALK: Hackathon Top 5 Demo
Jonathan Pasky
Jonathan Pasky
DevNetwork, Executive Producer & Co-Founder

See the DeveloperWeek Hackathon Top 5 team demo their Projects.