Official opening of the event. Compered by Irish Broadcaster and Tech Correspondent, Jess Kelly.
Why would a successful games company move from Silicon Valley to the Wild Atlantic Way?
For Brenda and John Romero, both long-time, award-winning game designers, the reasons were numerous. In this talk, Brenda and John discuss how they first came to Ireland on a Fulbright Fellowship, how a process of research became one of discovery, and ultimately, led to them founding Romero Games in Galway. From Ireland’s suitability to high tech, to its government support and quality of life, The Romeros give you insight into the why and how of moving a company from one west coast to another.
Bobby will talk about how CarTrawler currently processes over 3,000 searches a second on its low cost LINUX boxes, and what techniques and tech culture they used to achieve that. CarTrawler operate complex inventory and machine learning based (real-time) pricing to close to 1 billion active customers a year through the 100 or so airlines it powers. CarTrawler is mainly a Java shop on the backend and AngularJS and ReactNative on the frontend.
From Messenger Bots to Alexa there's so much going on right now in the conversational interface space. Sam will take a look at how we got here, where we are today, identify some emerging trends and common misconceptions as well as where things are going in the future.
The talk will be a mix of technical and product related content to help you understand what different platforms and technologies are out there today, what their capability and limitations are as well as starting to identify common models across the space
When you’re stuck while programming - who you gonna call? StackOverflow!
It’s an invaluable source of daily help to many. Interestingly, you can also download the entire data dump of StackOverflow and let machine learning loose on the dataset.
In the talk Evelina will look at what we can learn from the behaviour of developers worldwide. The dataset can give us answers to many questions - where should I move to find people who like my favourite programming language? And is my favourite language used also for hobby projects, or just for serious projects in the enterprise? We’ll look at how to answer these - and in the meanwhile you will also learn about ideas behind some machine learning algorithms that can give us insights into complex data.
Evelina will use a combination of functional language F# with statistical computing language R to show how you can easily access and process real-world data the functional way.
Company culture has a big impact on how software engineering teams build and ship products. Your development process, team, and product vision are all influenced by the values and beliefs of the company. So how can you build an engaging engineering culture that scales and encourages innovation? HubSpot is a software company with a unique approach to company culture that drives their engineering team structure and process.
In this talk, Director of Engineering at HubSpot, Barbara McCarthy, will share HubSpot's approach to development culture and how it's helped the company grow.
Line Wobbler is a one-dimensional dungeon crawler game with a unique wobble controller made out of a door-stopper spring and a several metre long ultrabright LED strip display.Line Wobbler
DEEP is a meditative and psychoactive VR game that is controlled by breathing. Players don the Oculus Rift and the custom DEEP controller to explore a beautiful and mysterious undersea world.DEEP
Opportunity to play against the creator of DOOM, John Romero.Doom Deathmatch
Dr Sorcha B Healy, Data Scientist at McAfee
Diarmuid Coyle, Manager Software Development Application at Workday
Rob Campion, Tech Lead at HubSpot
John Savage, Bioinformatician at Nuritas
Darragh Sherwin, Development Team Lead at Overstock
Colin Kane, Head of Analytics, BOI Retail Ireland at Bank of Ireland
Erin Khoo, Growth Manager at Indeed Prime
Pierre-Alain Bouchard, Senior Engineering Manager at Zendesk
Marcelo Costa, Senior Software Development Engineer at Workday
Pat Lynch, Software Architect at McAfee
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