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Conference

September 19th

Speakers

Cristiano Betta

Cristiano Betta

Loves to code in Ruby, Rails & JS. Appreciates web standards, continuous integration, distributed version control systems, test driven development, and coffee.

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Andrew Nesbitt

Andrew Nesbitt

Andrew is Freelance developer based in Bath, England. He spends most of his days programming in Ruby, playing with Node.js, contributing to open source projects and organising local developer user groups. He also aspires to one day take over the world with a fleet of JavaScript powered quadcopters.

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Andrew Lindsay

Andrew Lindsay

Andrew is a freelance software developer with an active interest in embedded hardware hacking and the "Internet of Things". He has been tinkering with electronics and computers for almost 35 years. His first computer was a Sinclair ZX80. Andrew has worked as a software developer for over 25 years working in industries as diverse as Cable TV, Water instrumentation, Networking, ISP, Telecoms and Finance systems. Outside of work, Andrew enjoys real ale good food, gadgets, heavy metal, motorcycles, 3D printing and of course his family. Andrews current projects include designing and building river level sensors for the Oxford Flood network system, building a CNC cutter, upgrading his 3D printer and trying to 'bluetooth enable' a radio controlled toilet!

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Matthew Revell

Matthew Revell

Despite appearances, Matthew is coming to realise he could be a hipster. The evidence: a love of NoSQL, a simmering plan to switch to full-stack JS and too much time spent considering the perfect proportions in a G&T.

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John Stevenson

John Stevenson

John is a developer in the community who loves learning new stuff and helping others get the most out of technology. He is the author of Clojure made Simple and blogs on developer tools & Clojure

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Robin Johnson

Robin Johnson

A Polyglot Programmer and Developer Evangelist at SendGrid, currently working amongst the World-wide Developer Community to ease the adoption of the technology. Having spoken at some of the world's leading technical conferences, Robin is building his way to being a player in the London tech scene; attending, speaking at, and even helping organise multiple large events. Over the last few years Robin Johnson has been involved with some of the Leading Database Providers and Social Gaming and Betting applications to grace the world wide web. After playing a key part in bootstrapping an Award-Winning Social Gaming startup, Robin is a seasoned Programmer, API Enthusiast and NoSQL advocate.

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David Brooks

David Brooks

David is a full-stack developer with a love of language. At Whisk, he builds web-services in Scala and single-page web applications in AngularJS. He is a programming language nerd, and loves the functional freedom of Scala and Racket. In a former life, he gained a PhD in machine learning and natural language processing, which he now puts to work powering Whisk's recipe understanding engines. Loves learning.

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Laurence E. Day

Laurence E. Day

Laurence is a PhD student at the University of Nottingham. His research revolves around the notion of 'modular compilation' on an axis not usually undertaken by software developers - according to the computational features that a source language can support, rather than designing standalone lexers, parsers, and code generators. Whilst he is currently writing up his doctoral thesis, more generally he is a lazy man, interested in finding the least subset of generic code that will let him do as much as possible so he can browse pictures of doge on Reddit instead. Recently, Laurence spent four months working at Intel Labs with the Programming Systems Laboratory on the Intel Functional Language Compiler, designing an API and runtime for dispatching parallel kernel computations for execution on GPU.

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Melinda Seckington

Melinda Seckington

Melinda is a Ruby developer at FutureLearn, a social learning platform. She loves attending BarCamps, Hackdays and other tech meet ups, and since 2009 has been organising them at Geeks of London. She also writes at MissGeeky, a blog about all things geeky and girly.

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Andy Piper

Andy Piper

Andy Piper is widely known as a Social Bridgebuilder and speaker, and is a Developer Advocate at Twitter. His passions span a wide variety of areas: cloud, devops, mobile devices, the Internet of Things, Arduino and similar technologies, social computing, education, LEGO, and photography. He is project lead and developer on the Eclipse Paho lightweight messaging project.

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Dan Jenkins

Dan Jenkins

Dan's been hacking with node for years, since it's infancy. He's just started up his own consultancy business called Nimble Ape. Dan contributes to open source as much as he can, with interests in both Web and VoIP platforms. He once controlled a nodecopter via VoIP and the phone's number keypad. Dan loves architecting solutions, as well as integrating pesky legacy apps with new shiny stuff.

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Viktor Taranenko

Viktor Taranenko

Viktor is a developer looking after Whisk's backend and infrastructure. Functional programming addict. Working primarily with Scala, he loves it's academic nature and incredible type system. But at the same time he might enjoy the Clojure's elegance and simplicity. Being curious about modern tech (including databases) he is always trying to make Whisk more scalable, performant and reliable.

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Nicholas O`'Leary

Nicholas O`'Leary

Nick is an Emerging Technology Specialist at IBM where he gets to do interesting things with interesting technologies and also play with toys. With a background in pervasive messaging, he is a developer on the Eclipse Paho project and sits on the OASIS MQTT Technical Committee. He is the creator of Node-RED, an open source tool for wiring the Internet of Things.

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Joe Nash

Joe Nash

Unrepentant Haskell addict and prog-lang enthusiast. Having learnt the dark arts of functional programming at the University of Nottingham, Joe will soon be starting a PhD in parallel and heterogeneous systems at St Andrews. Joe is also a UK team member at Major League Hacking, the student hackathon league.

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Erika Heidi

Erika Heidi

Erika is a web developer / devOp working with PHP and Linux for over a decade. Author of Vagrant Cookbook on Leanpub, she works mostly with independent projects monetized by advertisement. This gives her the opportunity to experiment with many different kinds of projects and tools, while also being an active open source contributor, speaker and writer.

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David Mytton

David Mytton

David Mytton is the founder of server monitoring tool, Server Density, where he has been using MongoDB in production for almost 4 years. He has been programming in PHP and Python for over 10 years, regularly speaks about MongoDB (including starting the London MongoDB User Group), co-founded the Open Rights Group and can often be found cycling in London or drinking tea in Japan.

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Jack Franklin

Jack Franklin

Jack is a Ruby and JavaScript developer at GoCardless in London. He writes regularly online at http://javascriptplayground.com/ and can be found tweeting as @Jack_Franklin or obsessing over his Vim configuration files.

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Sam Phippen

Sam Phippen

Sam is a swashbuckling hacker from London, UK. He fixes every size of data problem at Fun and Plausible Solutions. He helps fight for the forces of justice as a member of the RSpec core team. He's sad that he can't hug every cat.

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Schedule Background

Conference Schedule

Track 1
Track 2
Cristiano Betta
Hacking through time and space
09:30
10:20
Andy Piper
Connecting to the pulse of the planet with Twitter APIs
10:35
11:25
Melinda Seckington
Hacking data visualisations
11:40
12:30
Lunch
Panel
SPA, JS Frameworks and JS Applications
13:30
14:20
Andrew Lindsay
After the Hack Day
14:35
15:25
Nick O'Leary
Wiring the Internet of Things with Node-RED
15:40
16:30
Andrew Nesbitt
Robotics 101
16:45
17:35
John Stevenson
Functional Programming for Everyone with Clojure
09:30
10:20
Dan Jenkins
Node.js: the awesome parts
10:35
11:25
Joe Nash
Showing the Way with Fay: Haskell for the clientside
11:40
12:30
Lunch
Panel
Many flavours of NoSQL
13:30
14:20
Laurence E. Day
Sorry, You're Not My Type: Writing Effectful Programs in Pure Languages
14:35
15:25
Erika Heidi
Portable development environments with Vagrant
15:40
16:30
Robin Johnson
Introduction to Golang (And why I love it)
16:45
17:35
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