Becca Refford

Philly ETE 2019 – Carol Nichols – Rust: A Language for the Next 40 Years

Abstract Learn what makes the programming language Rust a unique technology, such as the memory safety guarantees that enable more people to write performant systems-level code. Hear about how Rust Editions evolve the language and the compiler without breaking existing code. See who’s trusting Rust for critical products today. Join us on Rust’s journey to … Read More

Philly ETE 2019 – Ken Rimple – Making SPA Smarter with GraphQL

Abstract GraphQL is a client/server API specification for submitting queries, updates and subscribing to data, and it’s been an interesting replacement technology for JSON in single page applications. Originally created for the Facebook application in 2012, it began life serving the graph of connections between people, posts, and other related data. Ultimately, Facebook open-sourced the … Read More

Philly ETE 2019 – Peter Fleming – Less Code, More Impact! A Workshop

Abstract Let’s have some fun! No prior design experience required. This will be a lively, interactive exercise where we explore a user-centric and pencil-first approach to software design & development. In this hands-on workshop we will walk through some tried-and-true methods to: Listen to users to ensure we are focusing on their needs Wireframe to … Read More

Philly ETE 2019 – Anatoly Polinsky – Machine Learning: from ABCs to DEFs

Abstract I’d like to introduce you to this new, 60 year old, kid on the block: “Machine Learning”. Some math + some stats, but mostly “what”s, “why”s and “how”s of different problems it solves, and of course some code, since that’s what machines speak best. While we’ll ride along with mouthfuls such as “stochastic gradient … Read More

Philly ETE 2019 – Dorothy Danforth – Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should: selecting the best technologies (AR, VR, Voice, etc) for your use case

Abstract As technologists, it’s our job to stay on top of, and advocate for, new approaches. There are many valid reasons an enterprise might want to adopt cutting edge or experimental technology. That said, gratuitous use of technology without a well-vetted business case can be exceedingly costly and more likely to stifle innovation than support … Read More

Philly ETE 2019 Keynote – Brian Goetz – FP vs. OOP: Choose Two

Abstract This talk is about the fictitious divisions we invent, and how they harm the progress of our industry. In particular, we’ll look at the supposed tension between Functional Programming and Object-Oriented Programming, and hopefully see that the tension is all in our heads. About Brian Goetz Brian Goetz is the Java Language Architect at … Read More

Philly ETE 2019 – Don Coleman – WTF IoT or IoT FTW?

Abstract What is the Internet of Things? Does adding the internet to a device (or thing) make it better or does it just create more problems? What has IoT done well? What are some problem with IoT? What can be done better? About Don: Don is a software developer who enjoys hacking with phones, Arduino, … Read More

Philly ETE 2019 – Ken Rimple – Making SPA Smarter with GraphQL

Abstract GraphQL is a client/server API specification for submitting queries, updates and subscribing to data, and it’s been an interesting replacement technology for JSON in single page applications. Originally created for the Facebook application in 2012, it began life serving the graph of connections between people, posts, and other related data. Ultimately, Facebook open-sourced the … Read More