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Dev Talks

Wednesday, September 3011:30am–4:30pm

Join us for an afternoon of high-level dev talks focused around problem solving and innovative solutions. You'll hear from over 10 dev experts talking about real world scenarios and the tools they're using. There will be a mix of 10 minute lightning presentations and 20 minute more in-depth talks.

Agenda

  • 12:30 p.m. Registration, Lunch & Networking
  • 1:00 p.m. Welcoming Remarks
  • 1:20 p.m. Program Begins
    • Rapid Application Development With Node.js and Kraken with Felipe Albertao, Software Engineer, PayPal
    • Tiny Components are Happy Components with John Bintz, Frontend Architect at Sonian
    • Debugging with Anthony Mattox, Founding Partner, Friends of the Web
    • Back to the Future: Creating and Testing Responsive Email Templates with Lyn Muldrow, Web Developer/Designer at Cactus Sky Digital and City Organizer of Lesbians Who Tech Baltimore
    • Building Stellar Dev Endurance with Daryl Berver, President of Publishing Services, Agora Inc.
    • From Relational to NoSql to Graph Databases, which one do you use? with Sa’ad Raouf, CTO and Brian Thompson, Lead Software Engineer, Mindgrub.
    • Time and Concurrency with Jason Lewis, Chief Technology Officer, Yet Analytics, Inc.
  • 3:10 p.m. BREAK
  • 3:40 p.m. Program Resumes
    • Flipping the Script on Threat Detection with Mike Price, Vice President of Engineering and Wes Verne, Director of Engineering, ZeroFOX
    • Superpowered Front-end Theming with Sass & SMACSS with Angelique Weger, Senior Front-End Developer at Detroit Trading and Organizer of the Girl Develop It Baltimore chapter
    • Python in the Cloud: Django & Flask with Alex Viana, Software Engineer at Terbium Labs
    • Puppet and the Enigma of DevOps with Richard McCluskey, Director of Developer Operations at Millennial Media
    • Product Development and Support with The Atlassian Suite with Dave Pelovitz, Director of Product Operations, RedOwl
    • A talk about Kubernetes with Eric Oestrich, Software Developer at SmartLogic
  • 5:30 p.m. Program Ends
  • 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Dev Conference After Party

Presentation Descriptions


Building Stellar Dev Endurance with Daryl Berver, President of Publishing Services, Agora Inc.

Find out why the man responsible for developing and maintaining all of the information systems and platforms for more than 40  direct marketing and publishing companies around the world is somehow never weary or worn out. Daryl Berver, president of Publishing Services, a subsidiary of Agora Inc., is energized by a good challenge, and despite the significant industry lead he’s given his businesses he consistently considers himself his own toughest critic. But he doesn’t attribute his unwavering hustle isn’t to any master plan. He doesn’t even have a goal. In this discussion, you’ll hear from Daryl how he feeds his endurance, his latest breakthrough, how it’s impacted the businesses he supports and why he’s already working on a better version.


Time and Concurrency with Jason Lewis, Chief Technology Officer, Yet Analytics, Inc.

Solving problems with Clojure(Script) and Datomic help to solve hard problems in software engineering by freeing us from the burden of mutable state and creating conditions for scalable systems we can trust. In this talk we'll demonstrate the benefits of functional programming versus the object-oriented paradigm that continues to prevail in our industry and build the case for making the transition.


From Relational to NoSql to Graph Databases, which one do you use? with Sa’ad Raouf, CTO and Brian Thompson, Lead Software Engineer, Mindgrub.

A myriad of database technologies have evolved over the last few years, raising the complexity of determining which database technology is the best fit for a specific solution. In this talk, we will provide an overview of the various current database technologies, and provide a in-depth demonstration of using a NoSql database within a web application.


Superpowered Front-end Theming with Sass & SMACSS with Angelique Weger, Senior Front-End Developer at Detroit Trading and Organizer of the Girl Develop It Baltimore chapter

The CSS preprocessor Sass brings programming concepts like if/else statements, for loops and lists to your stylesheets. Learn how Angelique uses Sass functions and Scalable and Modular Architecture for CSS (SMACSS) to organize projects in an efficient and DRY fashion, allowing for quick turnaround of custom themes for partners and clear, maintainable code for her team.


Rapid Application Development With Node.js and Kraken with Felipe Albertao, Software Engineer, PayPal

Kraken is an open source framework that enhances Node.js and Express by combining templating, security, configuration management, internationalization and best practices into a structured toolset focused on simplicity and quick adoption. Kraken was built by PayPal and powers highly critical live applications since 2013. This talk will explain why Kraken makes Express apps more solid and easier to maintain, and how to get started.


A talk about Kubernetes with Eric Oestrich, Software Developer at SmartLogic

Kubernetes is a webscale cluster manager. By the end of the talk we will have a Rails application hosted inside of Kubernetes, Google's new cluster manager.


Puppet and the Enigma of DevOps with Richard McCluskey, Director of Developer Operations at Millennial Media

An overview of Puppet and how it fits into the DevOps equation


Python in the Cloud: Django & Flask with Alex Viana, Software Engineer at Terbium Labs

In creating Matchlight, a first-of-its-kind data intelligence platform from Terbium Labs, the company weighed the benefits of the two main Python web frameworks: Flask and Django. Understanding the contrasting strengths and weaknesses of the two frameworks allowed Terbium to create a product that uses the best of both. This presentation will explain how.


Flipping the Script on Threat Detection with Mike Price, Vice President of Engineering and Wes Verne, Director of Engineering, ZeroFOX

The explosive rise of social media has spawned a legion of new and dangerous security risks, making social media one of the largest threats to organizational security that we’ve faced in decades. In this talk, we'll introduce a scripting language that provides customized Social Media Threat Detection for organizations.


Back to the Future: Creating and Testing Responsive Email Templates with Lyn Muldrow, Web Developer/Designer at Cactus Sky Digital and City Organizer of Lesbians Who Tech Baltimore

Creating email campaigns that look good across platforms and devices can seem like a chore, but with a few good tricks you'll be creating attention grabbing, responsive emails that seal the deal. In this talk we'll chat about conventions, explore some of the common pain points when creating responsive emails, and touch on how to overcome pitfalls quickly.


Debugging with Anthony Mattox, Founding Partner, Friends of the Web

A brief discussion of the development of a programmer's techniques for debugging: this talk will present a personal history of methods used to better understand the structure of a program. We will dissect common practices to understand their strengths and weaknesses, and also to better understand the underlying process of debugging so we can proactively avoid it.


Product Development and Support with The Atlassian Suite with Dave Pelovitz, Director of Product Operations, RedOwl

Come hear Dave discuss how RedOwl uses the Atlassian Suite (Jira, Confluence, HipChat and Bitbucket) to manage operations across client environments and development. Other topics will involve RedOwl's use of the Atlassian suite for collaboration and integration across their company.


Tiny Components are Happy Components with John Bintz, Frontend Architect at Sonian

React's component architecture allows you to define your app's hierarchy as shallow or as deep as you like. I make the case for deep, where your frontend is built from many tiny components that do one thing and do it well. The talk will break down a complex component into many smaller ones, showing off several different techniques in React for composing the components in your interface.

This event is a part of Baltimore Innovation Week's Dev Day Conference. Check out the full list of Dev Conference events.


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Speakers

  • Jason Lewis

    Jason Lewis

    Jason is the Chief Technology Officer of Yet Analytics, Inc. Based in Baltimore, MD, the firm builds

  • Daryl Berver

    Daryl Berver

    Daryl Berver is the President of Publishing Services, a subsidiary of Agora Inc. His role today is

  • Lyn Muldrow

    Lyn Muldrow

    Lyn Muldrow is a Web Developer/Designer at Cactus Sky Digital and City Organizer of Lesbians

  • Felipe Albertao

    Felipe Albertao

    Felipe Albertao is a software engineer at PayPal Credit in North Baltimore, member of the team

  • Sa'ad Raouf

    Sa'ad Raouf

    In his role as the Chief Technology Officer, Sa'ad provides oversight to the software development

  • Brian Thompson

    Brian Thompson

    Brian joined the Mindgrub team in the summer of 2012 after graduating from Towson University.

  • Angelique Weger

    Angelique Weger

    Angelique Weger is a senior front-end developer at Detroit Trading and leader of the Baltimore

  • Eric Oestrich

    Eric Oestrich

    I’m Eric Oestrich, a software developer at SmartLogic. I blog about development for

  • Richard McCluskey

    Richard McCluskey

    Richard McCluskey oversees Millennial Media’s developer operations team and manages the

  • Alex Viana

    Alex Viana

    Alex Viana is a Software Engineer at Terbium Labs. Previously he was an Analyst at the Space Telescope

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