Philly ETE 2019 – Rob Napier – Kids Today

Abstract An inspiring talk about mentoring the next generation. About Rob Napier Rob is co-author of iOS Programming Pushing the Limits, and maintainer of the RNCryptor encryption format. Before coming to Cocoa, he made his living sneaking into Chinese facilities in broad daylight. Today, he shapes music over Bluetooth for Logitech, explores old ideas in … Read More

Philly ETE 2019 – Leemay Nassery – Neural Networks IRL (In Real Life)

Abstract What exactly is a Neural Network? How do you go from experimenting with a deep learning model in the notebook of your choice to deploying your model to production? What is the secret sauce to a successful feature or platform that utilizes “AI” to accomplish the business goals or needs of your platform? And … Read More

Philly ETE 2019 – Richard Feldman – From Rails to Elm and Haskell

Abstract When I joined NoRedInk in 2013, we had a typical Ruby on Rails web application. In 2015 we introduced Elm, a pure functional programming language for building Web UIs, and it spread like wildfire to become our primary tool for front-end programming. In 2019 we have over 300,000 lines of Elm code powering the … Read More

Philly ETE 2019 – Burr Sutter – Supersonic, Subatomic Java with Quarkus

Abstract Introducing The rise in popularity of the linux container as the primary way to package your application seemed like a simple change on the surface. Yet, as we saw with the Java Docker Fail problem, it was not a transition completely without challenges for the Java community. Furthermore, we have now seen a … Read More

Philly ETE 2019 – Dan Koch – Getting Out of Cloud Jail

Abstract AWS has made our life easier. And it has made scaling easier – but too often, when you go to scale, it’s a matter of reaching for the credit card to add more, more, more. Soon, you’re in Cloud Jail. Learn how we dealt with this at TUNE, and how we ultimately did a … Read More

Philly ETE 2019 – Andrew Kelley – The Road to Zig 1.0

Abstract Despite being one of the youngest programming languages, Zig is progressing rapidly toward its first production-ready release. Join creator Andrew Kelley for a justification of Zig’s existence and a tour of the unique features of Zig. See what people have already built with it today, and explore what will be possible when Zig reaches … Read More

Philly ETE 2019 – Burr Sutter – Kubernetes: Your Next Java Application Server

Abstract In the Java ecosystem, we have historically been enamored by the concept of the “Application Server,” the runtime engine that not only gave us portable APIs (e.g. JMS, JAX-RS, JSF, EJB) but also gave us critical runtime infrastructure for things like farm deployments, configuration, load-balancing, fail-over, distributed management and monitoring. In this session, we … Read More

Philly ETE 2019 – Linda Nichols – Serverless Architecture: A Love Story

Abstract Serverless applications are the future of lightweight, scalable, and performant application development. Developers are breaking apart their monolith applications into smaller, purpose-focused microservices. They are quickly and purposefully prototyping application ideas. Moving to a “Serverless” environment really means to migrating a fully-hosted environment to using a fully-managed compute or persistence service from one of … Read More

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