The Joy of Vector Programming

The Joy of Vector Programming

Register here: HONG KONG - SEPT 1 | SINGAPORE - SEPT 13

 

In this talk, Dave will explain why vector or array programming (technically applicative functional programming) is so empowering and important in a data driven world. Many experienced vector programmers will be surprised to learn how vector programming applies outside of finance to unstructured applications such as text analytics, graph analytics and visual analytics. Dave will also discuss recent hardware innovations that can be leveraged by vector programming. YOW Night attendees will have the opportunity to meet and talk with vector developers employed in both real-time streaming and big data analytics.

 

ABOUT THE PRESENTER: DAVE THOMAS

Dave Thomas

Our upcoming Hong Kong Meetup offers a great opportunity to hear from Dave Thomas, a highly regarded thought leader in the Big Fast Data Analytics space. Dave is the Chief Scientist/CSO of Kx Systems and has a long standing reputation in the software industry. He was also Co-Founder and past Chairman of Bedarra Research Labs (BRL) (creators of the Ivy visual analytics workbench and ACM Distinguished Engineer) and founder and past CEO of Object Technology International (OTI). YOW! was also founded by Dave in 2008, as a passion project focusing on shared learning.
 
Dave is a popular, humorous, albeit opinionated keynote speaker with an impressive breadth of business experience and technical depth. Dave currently heads Kx Labs and is dedicated to discovering new ideas and transforming them into innovative software solutions that build on existing Kx technologies.
 
ABOUT THE PRESENTER: THOMAS KEARNEY (SINGAPORE ONLY)
Thomas KearneyTom Kearney is an Australian kdb+ consultant with First Derivatives. His educational background is Mechatronic Engineering & Finance. Recently, he has been working on big, fast data with a focus on market surveillance systems, but is also interested in applying kdb+ to problems outside of finance.

 

 

THANK YOU TO OUR YOW! NIGHT SPONSOR

Kx

Register here: HONG KONG - SEPT 1 | SINGAPORE - SEPT 13

Lake, Swamp or Puddle: Data Quality at Scale – 22, 23, 24 Aug


SUMMARY

Data is a powerful tool. Data-driven systems leveraging modern analytical and predictive techniques can offer significant improvements over static or heuristic driven systems. The question is: how much can you trust your data?

Data collection, processing and aggregation is a challenging task. How do we build confidence in our data? Where did the data come from? How was it generated? What checks have or should be applied? What is affected when it all goes wrong?

This talk looks at the mechanics of maintaining data-quality at scale. Firstly looking at bad-data, what it is and where it comes from. Then diving into the techniques required to detect, avoid and ultimately deal with bad-data. At the end of this talk the audience should come away with an idea of how to design quality data-driven systems that ultimately build confidence and trust rather than inflate expectations.

 

ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Mark Hibberd

Chief Technical Architect at Ambiata
lunatractor.com
@markhibberd

Mark Hibberd spends his time working on large-scale data and machine learning problems for Ambiata. Mark takes software development seriously. Valuing correctness and reliability, he is constantly looking to learn tools and techniques to support these goals.

This approach has led to a history of building teams that utilise purely-functional programming techniques to help deliver robust products.

 

THANK YOU TO OUR YOW! NIGHT SPONSORS:

YOW! Night Venue and Food Sponsor YOW! Night Drinks Sponsor YOW! Gold Community Sponsor YOW! Gold Community Sponsor

 

The Power of the Network – ANDREW BETTS – 8, 10, 14 Aug

 

SUMMARY

Web developers are increasingly responsible for the performance of the sites they build, and there is now a plethora of advanced tools and services that allow developers to hone front end performance as never before. But the network can still be your biggest bottleneck.

This talk will discuss best practices and creative strategies for using caching, purging, preloading, server push, streaming, and other technologies to make sure your site hits your user’s browser at top speed.

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ABOUT THE PRESENTER: ANDREW BETTS

Andrew is a web developer and principal developer advocate for Fastly, working with developers across the world to help make the web faster, more secure, more reliable and easier to work with. He founded a web consultancy which was ultimately acquired by the Financial Times, led the team that created the FT’s pioneering HTML5 web app, and founded the FT’s Labs division. He is also an elected member of the W3C Technical Architecture Group, a committee of nine people who guide the development of the World Wide Web. He will be talking about the power of the network.

Sydney and Brisbane’s events are in Partnership with

WebDirections

www.webdirections.org/events

 

In Sydney, this Andrew Betts’s presentation will be followed by Jessica Edwards

The JavaScript Workers: An Introduction to Web & Service Workers

Historically, we have developed web applications with the assumption that the end user is connected to the internet. With the ever increasing browser support of Service Workers, however, this assumption is quickly becoming outdated: developers now have the opportunity to create websites that can work offline, independent of network status, with great flexibility.

But let’s take a step back: what is the Service Worker API? How does it enable developers to develop web applications with offline capabilities? To help answer these questions, one should look to its predecessor: the Web Worker API. By understanding what the Web Worker API provides us (and what it doesn’t), we can better understand Service Workers and how to use them.

 

ABOUT THE PRESENTER: JESSICA EDWARDS

Jessica Edwards

Jessica is a front-end developer at Holler, based in Sydney, Australia. She is passionate about delivering performant websites without compromising visual experiences. In her spare time, she helps organise the Node Sydney and Creative Coding Sydney meetup groups.

 

 

ABOUT THE MC: JOHN ALLSOPP

John Allsopp runs the Web Directions conference series. He has a background in computer science and mathematics, has developed software and written books, courses, tutorials, and articles for web designers and developers. He also speaks not infrequently on all things web in Australia and around the world.

In Brisbane, this Andrew Betts’s presentation will be followed by Hannah –

Delivering a Web Experience in 10KB

With the average size of a web page growing larger every year, is it possible to deliver a compelling web experience in less than 10KB, without the need for JavaScript? Learn about the challenges and breakthroughs in designing and building an entry for the 2016 A List Apart Competition that ended up winning Best Design.

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ABOUT THE PRESENTER: HANNAH MALCOLM

Hannah

Hannah Malcolm loves pixels and code. She can usually be found in front of a screen, researching front end techniques, or embarking on a new digital project. When she isn’t in front of a screen, she loves exploring national parks with her family and travels everywhere with a notebook for sketching out ideas, or scribbling down thoughts.

 

 

ABOUT THE MC: JOHN ALLSOPP

John Allsopp runs the Web Directions conference series. He has a background in computer science and mathematics, has developed software and written books, courses, tutorials, and articles for web designers and developers. He also speaks not infrequently on all things web in Australia and around the world.

 

 

VIDEOS

YOW! Nights August 2017 Hannah Malcolm:

Andrew Betts – The Power of the Network

 

THANK YOU TO OUR YOW! NIGHT SPONSORS AND PARTNERS

YOW! Brisbane & Sydney Night Partner:
YOW! Brisbane & Sydney Gold Community Sponsor:
YOW! Brisbane Venue Sponsor:
thoughtworks
YOW! Sydney Gold Community Sponsor:
Simple Machines logo

 

Singapore YOW! Night Sponsor:

 

Application Delivery and Release Management – VINCENT DE SMET – 9 Aug

 

SUMMARY

Adoption of Agile methodologies for application development requires companies to adopt a culture of shared responsibilities between Developers and Operators. A major facilitator in adopting this DevOps culture has been the rise of Linux Containers. A new ecosystem of tools and systems around Linux Containers is evolving at a fast pace to simplify the Developer experience, CI/CD pipeline setup as well as Application release rollouts, rollbacks, autoscaling and configuration.In this talk, we will focus on selected frameworks and how these simplify the creation of a cluster of load balanced, resilient and self healing web applications. We will look at key requirements for container adoption and how the Kubernetes orchestration system and Helm deployment manager fulfil these. We will start with the base concept of Linux Containers and the tools introduced by Docker and look at the underlying concepts Kubernetes and Helm are built on.

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ABOUT THE PRESENTER: VINCENT DE SMET

Vincent De Smet is a DevOps Engineer for Honestbee, a startup based in Singapore. Currently a Docker Captain as well as a Kubernetes Advocate for GCP Singapore User Group. Vincent is an active contributor to the user groups in Vietnam and Singapore.

 

 

PROGRAM

7:00 pm   Welcome networking with refreshments

7:30 pm   Presentation followed by Q&A

 


THANK YOU TO OUR YOW! NIGHT SPONSORS  

YOW! Night venue Sponsor YOW! Night Usergroup Partner
Cocoon HK

 

Register here: HONG KONG – 9 AUG