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Wednesday, February 17, 2021

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OPENING KEYNOTE: Twilio -- Why Great Infrastructure is the Foundation of Innovation
Jeff Lawson
Jeff Lawson
Twilio, CEO and Co-Founder
Justin Kitagawa
Justin Kitagawa
Twilio, Senior Director of Engineering

Twilio’s CEO and Co-Founder, Jeff Lawson, and VP of Platform Engineering, Jason Hudak, will share details about Twilio’s OMM model, the importance of investing in infrastructure to help foster innovation to meet the demands of a digital economy and Jeff’s new book Ask Your Developer: How to Harness the Power of Software Developers and Win in the 21st Century

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Virtual Expo Preview

Join us for the Opening Keynote,  at 10 AM PT.

OPENING KEYNOTE: Twilio -- Why Great Infrastructure is the Foundation of Innovation

 Jeff Lawson (CEO and Co-Founder) & Jason Hudak (VP of Platform Engineering) of Twilio.

 Check out our virtual Expo Preview from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM PT.

Thursday, February 18, 2021

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FEATURED TALK: Expanding Your Developer Base - An Emerging Trend in Application Development
Srinivas Thummalapalli
Srinivas Thummalapalli
Fifth Third Bank, Senior VP - Chief Enterprise Architect

How can IT deliver the rapidly increasing feature backlog with not so rapidly increasing developer pool? How can IT leverage the legacy workforce that once was on the leading edge of tech but over the years became more known for business expertise than the cutting edge tech we need them to be experts on? How can we make that work force churn out code rapidly using latest tech without them having to learn intricate details of the underlying tech? How can we enable everyday deploy without having to hire a large pool of dev ops engineers? Come learn Low Code No Code Development that will address these issues.

While the Lo Code No Code movement has been evolving for a few years now, what’s really emerging is the pace at which the providers are increasing their market cap. Added to that trend is the acquisitions of some of these by the Cloud providers - AWS, Microsoft and Google. Enterprises will start looking at options beyond the Cloud in the next few years and this is why, it’s really important to fully evaluate this for applicability in your enterprise. IT Executives need to have their Strategy and Architecture teams evaluate this NOW to make an impact on planning for future.

In this session, we will go over those platform trends briefly but will focus on areas of an enterprise that can potentially benefit from this technology. Attendees an walk away with an understanding of the potential footprint this tech is best suited to occupy, potential benefits of this tech, ways to exploit the non-traditional workforce in IT development, and an understanding of potential pivot points in the tech transformation efforts that are currently underway in their organizations.

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OPEN TALK: From Containers to Kubernetes Operators
Philipp Krenn
Philipp Krenn
Elastic, Developer Advocate

Containers are the new ZIP format to distribute software" is a fitting description of today's development world. However, it's not always that easy and this talk highlights the development of Elastic's container strategy over time:
- Docker images: A new distribution model.
- Helm Chart: Going from demo to production.
- Kubernetes Operator: Day two operations with upgrades and scaling.

Besides the strategy, we'll discuss specific technical details and hurdles that appeared during the development. Or why the future is a combination of Helm Chart and Operator.

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KEYNOTE: Cloudsmith – Why Continuous Packaging Is Vital to Secure Pipelines
Dan McKinney
Dan McKinney
Cloudsmith, Developer Relations Lead

Building modern DevOps pipelines relies on using best-in-class developer tools, with a deep focus on providing real actionable developer value, and gluing them together. At Cloudsmith we believe good old package management needs a serious refresh, with a name befitting its focus on DevSecOps. We call it Continuous Packaging.

Today, building automation and security into software supply chains requires packaging source code, dependencies, and containers into logical, versioned units. Shift-Left security is not enough. Every organization needs a reliable Package Delivery Network, a single pane of glass through which you can see the flow of packages providing much-needed isolation and provenance. Two concepts we’ll outline as vital for managing secure distribution and deployments.

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KEYNOTE: Citrix – Your Chip Implant Is Ready, Are You?
PJ Hough
PJ Hough
Citrix, Executive Vice President and Chief Product Officer

As AI and machine learning advance, human augmentation becomes less a dystopian idea than a utilitarian one. There is definite trepidation about the increasing role of machines in the workforce, many fear for their livelihood, robotic overlords and other such dystopian visions of how a robot / AI future would look. Yet to remain competitive, some workers in the future may choose to augment themselves with under-the-skin chips to make themselves more competitive and take digital performance enhancement to previously unimaginable levels.

While some roles may disappear, others will emerge bringing employment to more people – but would need to be protected under government regulations, but the protections themselves could not be so stringent as to nullify the perceived benefits to the enterprise. This pathway might also lead to higher burnout, with workers never being able to fully “clock out.”

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KEYNOTE: PagerDuty – From Ticket-Time to Real-Time: Enabling Developers to Run What They Build
Damon Edwards
Damon Edwards
PagerDuty, Senior Director, Product


The DevOps movement has been undeniably pulling Developers into Operations. “Shift left” and “You build it, you run it” have become familiar rallying cries. But how do you actually enable developers to participate in Operations when so many policies, processes, and tools were designed to keep them out? This talk will look at how Real-Time Operations enables the safe (and sane) delegation of operational control, wherever it is needed.

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KEYNOTE: IBM – Supercharging the Developer Experience with an Enriched API Hub
Soumitra Limaye
Soumitra Limaye
IBM, Director, Digital Technology Lab & API Economy

With trillions of programmable endpoints to be interconnected and the “new” urgency to drive digitization, API’s role in the open, Hybrid Cloud world is poised to grow exponentially. In addition, APIs will create powerful ways for us to streamline how we engage with our ecosystem and together deliver new services and applications that empower our consumers and developers to build solutions. 

IBM API Hub is the platform to drive the API Economy and easily discover, try, adopt and consume APIs from all of IBM and an open ecosystem. Key highlights are – 
·      Built on Industry-proven platform of IBM API Connect in Cloud
·      Simplified onboarding
·      Subscription and Key management
·      Self-service lifecycle management
·      Cognitive based Recommendation
·      High availability infrastructure 

Explore the integrated Playground experience that comes loaded with code accelerators to start on a fast track to build solutions for their business needs.
This session will reinforce the importance of APIs in the “Digital” world and how IBM is driving the API Economy mission with a reimagined developer experience as well as ecosystem.

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KEYNOTE: Twilio -- Why Great Infrastructure is the Foundation of Innovation (duplicate)
Jeff Lawson
Jeff Lawson
Twilio, CEO and Co-Founder
Justin Kitagawa
Justin Kitagawa
Twilio, Senior Director of Engineering

Twilio’s CEO and Co-Founder, Jeff Lawson, and VP of Platform Engineering, Jason Hudak, will share details about Twilio’s OMM model, the importance of investing in infrastructure to help foster innovation to meet the demands of a digital economy and Jeff’s new book Ask Your Developer: How to Harness the Power of Software Developers and Win in the 21st Century

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OPEN TALK: Your Code, Your Responsibility
Martin Knobloch
Martin Knobloch
Micro Focus, Global AppSec Strategist

With the business increased the pressure and demand of flexibility of the development team, the agile movement was pushed to the limits. CI/CD was born to reduce manual step to reduce human errors and increase speed to go-live! Last not least, with DevOps the teams took application responsibilities, from cradle to grave. Nevertheless, software security is still missing in many full-stack developers resume and application security responsibilities are pushed off to the security department still. Petty, because the exactly agile, CI/CD and DevOps are security enabling practices.
This session is explaining Shift-left, early security enablement in the development Lifecycle. As the application development becomes more developer centric, the developer’s toolset must match the new challenges to have responsibilities matching capabilities. Learn from rugged software to supply chain cleanliness. Learn to avoid the common pitfalls and benefits of modern application development strategies. Hear why security champions programmes tend to fail, compliance driven security trainings are a waste of time and money. Take back the best practices, proven solutions and Shift Left beyond the development.

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KEYNOTE: Blockchain.com – The Blockchain.com Cryptoasset Investment Thesis: Trust, Want, Need
Dr. Garrick Hileman
Dr. Garrick Hileman
Blockchain, Head of Research

Since Blockchain.com was founded in 2011, we’ve seen bitcoin and other digital asset ownership grow from thousands of pioneers to over 50 million people today. Our investment thesis provides a comprehensive view of the factors driving that growth, and the remaining challenges ahead for cryptoassets to become more widely adopted and used.

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KEYNOTE: Microsoft – Are We There Yet?
Emily Freeman
Emily Freeman
Microsoft, Principal Cloud Advocate


When DevOps surfaced as a concept 10 years ago, the economy was struggling, the cloud was a toddler, servers lived in office closets, and deploys were a monthly — or quarterly — Saturday exercise. DevOps was a novel concept, focused on breaking down silos and reducing conflict between developers and operations folks. It was simple, yet difficult to understand and implement. A decade on, I find myself like a kid in the backseat asking, “Are we there yet?” And even if we were, how would we know? This talk explores the state of DevOps, cloud expansion, and what’s next for modern engineering organizations.

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VIP Networking AfterParty: Fireside Chat w/Featured Speakers
Jonathan Pasky
Jonathan Pasky
DevNetwork, Executive Producer & Co-Founder
Emily Freeman
Emily Freeman
Microsoft, Principal Cloud Advocate
Jason Simpson
Jason Simpson
Choice Hotels, Vice President, Engineering
Alex Hesterberg
Alex Hesterberg
Delphix, Chief Customer Officer
Cory Virok
Cory Virok
Rollbar, CTO, Co-founder

(PRO, PREMIUM, SPEAKER, SPONSOR, EXHIBITOR, and MEDIA Passes ONLY)

Join DevNetwork Executive Producer & Co-Founder Jonathan Pasky moderating this Fireside Chat with featured speakers on the topic:

ENGINEERING INNOVATION:  

  • What new emerging tech trends are you most excited about, and why? For example, Microservices, serverless, containers and Kubernetes, artificial intelligence, etc?

  • What are the major challenges in modern software development: Maintaining old code? Staying on top of new languages? How are you solving these challenges?

Friday, February 19, 2021

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OPEN TALK: SaaS-on-SaaS: The SaaS App Ecosystem That Silently Generates $5b+ Revenue for Developers
Albert Ho
Albert Ho
Sidr, Co-Founder
Tongbo Huang
Tongbo Huang
Chaser, Cofounder

Did you know that over $200M has been paid out to Shopify app developers in the past 4 years? That Salesforce AppExchange is a $4B+/year business? In this session, we're going to demystify this under-the-radar world of SaaS platform app ecosystems. We'll be discussing hot topics related to SaaS app ecosystems like:
* When does a SaaS platform open up for developers to build apps on?
* What kind of business models exist for these SaaS app ecosystems?
* What team should own this?
* What kind of internal apps do companies build on SaaS platforms?
* Can these apps become venture-scale businesses?

Bring your questions and get ready to learn about about this underdog world of SaaS-on-SaaS startups that is quietly generating several billion in revenue underneath the hood!

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OPEN TALK: The Secret to Achieving Tech Giant Innovation Velocity
Dan Graves
Dan Graves
Delphix, Chief Technology Officer

Tech giants like Amazon, Google, and Microsoft have set a north star for companies around the world to stay competitive. They engineer away every impediment to fast, reliable software releases.

To achieve Internet and cloud speed and scale, everything, including data, has to be programmable and API-driven.

Over the last two decades, storage, compute, and code have all been automated, but data remains heavy, complex, and filled with security and compliance risks.

Join this session to learn how to solve your most daunting data challenges the modern way— with programmable data infrastructure.

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OPEN TALK: AI — Used Right — will Accelerate Cloud Development by 100X
Gonçalo Gaiolas
Gonçalo Gaiolas
OutSystems, VP of Product

AI is at the peak of its hype cycle. Too often, ‘AI-capable’ refers to marketing claims instead of practical value add. For this reason, developers tend to be skeptical about AI-driven development. Slapdash application of AI ends up diminishing developer’s creativity and effectiveness.

When implemented in inventive, unique ways, AI dramatically improves the productivity of developers and opens up new opportunities for creativity – especially when applied to cloud app development. Furthermore, beyond the initial development process, AI has the potential to completely transform the entire application lifecycle. Pairing AI with visual, model-driven development enables guidance to be both more powerful and less obtrusive and can compress CI/CD pipelines into days or even hours, instead of weeks.

Come join us as we discuss the three most fundamental design decisions regarding integrating AI into an application platform, our experience analyzing models based on 10s of millions of application graphs and flows, and explore the implications for improving your cloud development productivity by 100x.

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KEYNOTE: Roblox -- How to Scale and Manage a Thriving Developer Community
Matthew Curtis
Matthew Curtis
Roblox, Vice President of Developer Relations

In the last few years, Roblox has grown into a massive online platform of users and diverse global developers. Roblox has thoughtfully scaled to create a thriving, inclusive environment that makes it easy for developers of all ages and skill levels to create compelling content for millions of users across the globe. In this talk, Roblox VP of Developer Relations Matthew Curtis will highlight the key management principles that have helped Roblox foster its thriving developer community. In addition, he’ll outline key Roblox initiatives his team leads that are designed to support and enable self-organization, remove friction, and encourage cooperation among the developer community.

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FEATURED TALK: Transitioning to the Internet of Intelligence (IoI): How to Leverage IoT as an Enablement Layer to Develop IoI Solutions
Drew Ehlers
Drew Ehlers
Zebra Technologies, Global Futurist

Join Zebra Technologies’ Global Futurist, Drew Ehlers, to further understand global trends influencing the current supply chain landscape and the emerging use case problems that need to be solved. Discussion will include an in-depth look at the evolving development approaches to solving problems, as well as best practices and use cases for leveraging IoT as an enablement layer to create opportunities for IoI solutions. Drew will illustrate usage of sensors, on-premises software, hybrid, cloud, microservices, edge computing, computer vision, machine vision, point cloud data, and Machine learning, to name a few, used to solve these problems.

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OPEN TALK: Lessons in Platform Engineering
Samir Naik
Samir Naik
Plaid, Director of Engineering

Fintech is changing at a rapid pace and developers are always iterating and building on platforms to create new features and tools to make better user experiences. At Plaid, we’ve been uniquely positioned to build a platform to help developers start and grow their apps and services to solve for some of the most challenging problems in financial services.

Over the last few years since we first launched Plaid Link, the interface that connects users with fintech apps that integrates directly with the Plaid API, we’ve learned a lot of valuable lessons about how to build a platform that’s optimized for growth and user experience. Samir Naik, Director of Engineering at Plaid is going to share some of the key lessons that Plaid has learned over the years building alongside this community of developers and navigating the ever changing fintech landscape. He’ll talk about how Plaid thinks about the developer experience and building an API that has enabled thousands of apps in the ecosystem to connect to over 11,000 financial institutions in North America

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KEYNOTE: Oracle -- Simplifying Data-Driven Microservices with a Converged Data Architecture
Sanjay Goil
Sanjay Goil
Oracle Database Cloud, Vice President, Product
Paul Parkinson
Paul Parkinson
Oracle, Oracle Microservices Platform Data and Transaction Processing Dev Lead

A technical talk on architecture choices that help build data-driven microservices with loose coupling and bounded contexts. The workflow and data flows have to be architected together, as concepts of CRUD, CQRS, Event sourcing, and Sagas come to the forefront of app, message, and data scaling. Built on a modern cloud platform, we illustrate a sample food ordering application with microservices patterns that can be applied in any project. A containerized converged database architecture with a variety of data types on the cloud can make it simple to build and operate the data layer, but these principles can be applied to special purpose databases too. The app and data interfaces are explored with support from the data layer making the app coding simpler, especially with Messaging patterns and Saga APIs that reduce the load on the Java developer using a Microservices framework. A free self-service hands-on-lab is available for developers to go through on their own to test these.

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OPEN TALK: Rebirth After Death: How Developers Create The Tech Renaissance Post COVID-19
Chris Hilton
Chris Hilton
Galvanize, San Francisco Technology Evangelist

We now stand on fertile soil ready for new businesses and business models to take root in 2021 & beyond.

Facts:
-Companies have raised more capital in 2020 than ever before.
-In Q3 2020, applications for Employer Identification Numbers, an indication of Start-Up business creation, reached the largest number ever recorded.
-COVID-19 was a very destructive force, but at the heart of capitalism is ‘creative destruction’

This is the cusp of the 1st major wave of the 4th Industrial Revolution which has been spoken about in rarefied places like the World Economic Forum as early as 2014. This revolution is characterized by connectivity and is faster and further reaching than the previous revolutions.

This time period inherently carries immense risk with jobs being destroyed at an unprecedented rate, technology rapidly accelerating, environmental degradation, social unrest, geopolitical changes, and mental health spiraling downward.

Yet in the midst of chaos there is also opportunity.

One of the most notable heroes of this age are Developers. People who know how to program are some of the leaders of the 4th Industrial Revolution and are, as Eric Schmidt calls us, “Smart Creatives”. When presented with problems, each of us has the ability to quickly pivot, build our technology skill stack, & create solutions that will save our communities from collapse.

In this talk we will discuss:
-Why 2021-2031 are the most important 10 years of your life
-How to focus, and what to focus on during the next 10 years
-Discuss necessary skill sets, industries, and technologies for the 4th Industrial Revolution
-How to save humanity from the Dark Ages and bring us into the Tech Renaissance

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CLOSING KEYNOTE: Rippling -- How an Entrepreneurial Culture Shapes an Engineering Team
Jeremy Henrickson
Jeremy Henrickson
Rippling, VP of Product and Engineering

Is it possible for a tech company to have an entrepreneurial, engineering-first culture? Jeremy will speak to why Rippling recruits failed founders, prioritizes engineering, and is executing a playbook that runs counter to the conventional wisdom of how to start and scale a company.