Traversing the Org Chart – KRIS HOWARD – 22 Feb

Traversing the Org Chart

SUMMARY

Like many techies, Kris spent her career studiously avoiding going into management. Then over the course of three years, she embarked on two radical experiments: The first was to make the leap from an individual contributor on a tech team in a traditional hierarchical company to the person in charge. Then a year and a half later, she took a role as an “all rounder” in a hip startup dedicated to staying as flat and managerless as possible. She’ll walk you through the lessons she learned along the way, like: What do managers actually *do* all day long? Is “good manager” an oxymoron? And are you really better off without one? (Spoiler: holacracy isn’t all it’s cracked up to be!)

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ABOUT THE PRESENTER: KRIS HOWARD

Kris Howard has been building websites in one form or another for over twenty years. She’s been a developer, a business analyst, and a manager at technology startups in the UK and Australia, most recently at Canva in Sydney. She now heads up Developer Relations for YOW Conferences, meeting and working with developers around Australia.
Read more about Kris  on twitter and her website.

 

PROGRAM

7:00 pm   Welcome networking with refreshments

7:30 pm   Presentation followed by Q&A

8:15 pm   Open discussion

 

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GOOGLE CLOUD DATA PIPELINE PATTERNS – LYNN LANGIT – 9, 15, 20 Feb

GOOGLE CLOUD DATA PIPELINE PATTERNS

In 2017, Google will open a cloud data center in Australia. GCP includes a number of services (BigQuery, BigTable, Cloud SQL…) to consider for your project. Which service(s) are most commonly used and in what combination(s)?

Hear details of GCP pipeline architecture patterns that have been successful for Lynn’s customers. Verticals / use cases discussed will include bioinformatics, IoT (event streams) and enterprise data warehouses.

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ABOUT THE PRESENTER: LYNN LANGIT

Lynn is an independent software architect and educator. She is an AWS Community Hero, Google Cloud Developer Expert, Microsoft MVP and technical author for LinkedIn Learning.

She has most recently worked as a lead architect on AWS IoT Enterprise project, here she coded side-by-side last year in a Mob Programming team using Agile practices – CI/CD, TDD/BDD. Lynn is also Director and Lead Courseware Author for ‘Teaching Kids Programming.’ TKPJava is a modernized version of Logo with materials for middle school teachers to use in their classrooms in introducing kids (ages 10+) to computational thinking.

 

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Knit One, Compute One – YOW! Night Feb with Kris Howard – 7 Feb

SUMMARY

Can a programming language describe art? Is knitting Turing complete? And just how many bytes of data does the average knitted scarf hold, anyway?

These are the questions that motivate Kris as both a knitter and a technologist. As an art form, knitting is inherently binary – just knit and purl. That means you can use sticks and string to encode data in a lot of different ways – like recording the day’s weather, noting enemy troop movements, or even knitting a computer virus. But that’s just the start! Through the act of knitting, the crafter becomes a kind of human CPU, utilising objects and data structures (needles) and free memory (ball of wool) to implement instructions (the pattern). Knitting patterns themselves are very similar to computer languages, with new syntax proposals emerging with innovative constructs and even compilers.

If you thought knitting was just an old-fashioned hobby for grandmas, this talk will open your eyes to the many ways this traditional craft is still relevant in the digital age.

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ABOUT THE PRESENTER: KRIS HOWARD

Kris Howard has been building websites in one form or another for over twenty years. She’s been a developer, a business analyst, and a manager at technology startups in the UK and Australia, most recently at Canva in Sydney. She now heads up Developer Relations for YOW Conferences, meeting and working with developers around Australia. In her spare time she knits and sews, hacks on her personal sites, and helps organise events for the local Girl Geeks chapter. Her Instagram account is pretty much all selfies and food.
Read more about Kris Howard on twitter and website.

 

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Martin Odersky – YOW! Night – Sydney 7 feb

 

From DOT to Dotty
Sydney, 7 February

SUMMARY

In this talk Martin Odersky will present some recent developments that pave the way for where Scala is going. The first part covers foundations: We can move confidently ahead only when working on a thoroughly understood basis.

2016 has seen great progress in this respect. Martin presented DOT, a particularly simple calculus that is intended to serve as the foundation of the next version of Scala. Using DOT, he will show that the language core is sound, and can be used to identify unsound features, and develop an intuitive approach to dealing with them.

The second part is about `dotty`, a new Scala compiler that implements the constructs of DOT in its core data structures and that uses the lessons learned to drive Scala’s evolution. He will concentrate in particular on one novel feature – implicit function types, which are a fundamentally new way to abstract over contexts.

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ABOUT THE PRESENTER: MARTIN ODERSKY

Martin Odersky

Martin Odersky is a professor at EPFL in Lausanne, Switzerland. He is best known as the creator of the Scala programming language. Prior to that, he made several contributions to the development of Java. He created the Pizza and GJ languages, designed the original version of generics for Java, and wrote the javac reference compiler.

More generally, Martin is interested in programing languages and methods, in particular, how object-oriented and functional programming can be made to work seamlessly together. He believes that the two paradigms are two sides of the same coin and should be unified as much as possible.

He was named an ACM fellow for his achievements in this area.

PROGRAM

5.30 PM Welcome networking with refreshments.
6.30 PM Presentation starts followed by Q&A

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YOW! Night 2017 Sydney – Martin Odersky – 7 Feb

SUMMARY

In this talk Martin Odersky will present some recent developments that pave the way for where Scala is going. The first part covers foundations: We can move confidently ahead only when working on a thoroughly understood basis.

2016 has seen great progress in this respect. Martin presented DOT, a particularly simple calculus that is intended to serve as the foundation of the next version of Scala. Using DOT, he will show that the language core is sound, and can be used to identify unsound features, and develop an intuitive approach to dealing with them.

The second part is about `dotty`, a new Scala compiler that implements the constructs of DOT in its core data structures and that uses the lessons learned to drive Scala’s evolution. He will concentrate in particular on one novel feature – implicit function types, which are a fundamentally new way to abstract over contexts.

 

ABOUT THE PRESENTER: MARTIN ODERSKY

Martin Odersky is a professor at EPFL in Lausanne, Switzerland. He is best known as the creator of the Scala programming language. Prior to that, he made several contributions to the development of Java. He created the Pizza and GJ languages, designed the original version of generics for Java, and wrote the javac reference compiler.

More generally, Martin is interested in programing languages and methods, in particular, how object-oriented and functional programming can be made to work seamlessly together. He believes that the two paradigms are two sides of the same coin and should be unified as much as possible.

He was named an ACM fellow for his achievements in this area.

 

PROGRAM

5:30 pm Welcome networking with refreshments

6:30 pm Presentation starts followed by Q&A

 

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