Code
Forward
conference

Cloud computing


April 7th, 2017
Warsaw

Sound Garden Hotel
18, Zwirki i Wigury street, Warsaw

About

After the great success of last year’s CodeForward in Wroclaw, we are proud to announce the 2nd edition of the event, this time taking place in Warsaw on Friday the 7th of April. Showcasing the arrival of Credit Suisse in Warsaw, the focus of CodeForward this year is to learn and share the latest trends in the area of Cloud Computing. We have the pleasure to host an impressive variety of speakers from tech-industry giants and market leading companies to local Cloud community experts. The line-up includes speakers representing Amazon, Ocado, New Voice Media, Excelian, Pepco, Luxoft and Credit Suisse. Presentations will also cover a range of topics associated with Cloud solutions such as DevOps, Micro services, Software Testing and Big Data.

Agenda


08:30-09:30 Registration @ Sound Garden Hotel
Main Stream
09:30-09:55 Opening - CS&Lux representatives
10:00-11:00 Jean-Pierre Le Goaller (AWS)
"Microservices/Devops in the Cloud"
11:10-12:10 Tomasz Stachlewski (AWS)
"Creating a serverless application"
12:20-13:20 Jim Fanning (AWS)
"Innovation at Amazon"
13:20-14:00 Lunch
Stream A Stream B Stream C Stream D
14:00-14:45 Tomasz Dubikowski
“Let’s Play – Quality Micro&Macro”
Filip Wojcik
"Water powered machine learning: gradient boosting machines in H2O AI"
Michal Buczko
“DevTest pairing in DevOps”
Sławomir Stanek
“Build business continuity and disaster recovery with Microsoft Azure”
14:45-15:00 Break
15:00-15:45 T. Olszewski/M. Firlej
"7 habits of highly effective IT specialists"
Ajay Singhal
“Big Data & Cloud : WOO!! ( World Of Opportunities!!)”
James Bowkett
“Blockchain: The important bits”
Bartosz Jankiewicz
"Using Akka to crunch fault tolerance challenges in the cloud"
15:45-16:00 Break 
16:00-17:00 Oleksii Fedorov
"Microservices and Mobile"
Darren Voisey
“Serverless in the Cloud”"
Piotr Boninski
“Azure – a cloud like any other?”

Speakers

Speech title: Microservices and Devops in the Cloud

BIO

Jean-Pierre (JP) Le Goaller is a cloud computing architect and IT manager. He joined Amazon Web Services (AWS) in 2011 where he is a Senior Manager of Solutions Architecture. At AWS he has been working with large global enterprises on cloud migration and digital transformation projects.

Prior to Amazon he worked in the US for 14 years: as a software development manager for large tech companies such as Oracle and Teradata in California, and as an IT director for an e-commerce start-up in Utah.

Abstract

In this session, Jean-Pierre Le Goaller, AWS Senior Manager of Solutions Architecture for Switzerland and Central & Eastern Europe, will discuss how companies can combine Cloud computing, devops processes and micro-services architectures in order to increase the agility and reliability of their solutions while reducing their IT costs.

Speech title: Innovation at Amazon

BIO

Jim Fanning is the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Country Manager for Central & Eastern Europe. Jim has over 20 years of sales, management, and technical experience. He started his career as a C/C++ developer on Unix platforms and he takes pride in staying detail-oriented on the latest technology trends. Today, Jim’s teams work with start-ups, mid-market and enterprise companies to maximize the innovation, power, and economic benefits of the AWS platform and help customers meet their most pressing technology and business needs.

Abstract

In this session Jim Fanning, AWS Country Manager for Switzerland, will discuss how the culture at Amazon has enabled rapid experimentation and innovation. Jim will talk about how Amazon has evolved over the years and how new technologies such as Cloud computing are enabling even the largest companies to innovate at startup speed.

Speech title: DevTest Pairing in DevOps

BIO

A certified tester with over 8 years of commercial experience. 6 years of providing Agile coaching and testing consulting services in multiple information technology domains. Experienced in test automation and non-functional testing. Since 2014, I have worked as a testing consultant in PCI projects. I’m currently working in the DevOps organization, helping fulfill all compliance and security requirements. In my free time I’m extending my knowledge of requirements engineering, product owner perspectives, and risk-based testing.

Abstract

We want to show you how efficient DevTest pairing can be in your projects! It doesn’t matter whether you work in Agile or waterfall, or whether you have your teammates sitting next to you or work in a distributed team. You can do it everywhere and always – it’s a matter of good will. Based on the DevOps setup in our organization and our Agile ceremonies, we want to show you the benefits we get from such pairings to survive in that DevOps environment, including how we manage parallel requirements from different directions combined with PCI compliance and complicated release processes requiring multiple divisions cooperating. DevTest pairings give us a way to move tasks more smoothly and efficiently, building a common goal for all team members. We will encourage you to try it in your teams and projects and enjoy the benefit.

Speech title: Build business continuity and disaster recovery with Microsoft Azure

BIO

Slawomir Stanek - engaged in IT professionally for 11 years. He’s a IT Systems Architect in Pepco Poland, Microsoft Azure User Group Poland leader in Greater Poland district. He's a passionate of Microsoft's technologies in the areas of private and public Azure clouds. As a promoter of modern solutions for Data Center, he talks every day about the need of IT development. Privately he’s a passionate about sport activities, especially winter sports.

Speech title: Blockchain: The important bits

BIO

James has over 15 years finance software experience spread across broad areas from retail banking to pricing.  His background is in various software houses, hedge funds and banks mostly leading projects using agile methodologies and is a firm advocate of TDD and BDD.  James is now the blockchain lead for Excelian, architecting blockchain-centric applications for our customers.  James is also a leader in our development community of practice where he facilitates workshops and seminars for our junior consultants.

Abstract

The presentation is a technical introduction to the blockchain data structure and ecosystem, as well as the different platform options that are available.  There will be examples of code as well as tips on how to think about blockchain architectures and what that means for application design.

Speech title: Water-Powered Machine Learning – Gradient Boosting Machines in H2O AI

BIO

Filip Wójcik, born in 1988. Senior Data Scientist, university lecturer (specialization in Big Data & Data Mining). Fascinated with machine learning algorithms for over 5 years. Worked on price modelling systems on travelling market for 2 years, data science consultant for one of the web browser companies, currently employed in developing analytical banking software – financial market recommendation engines and processing tools. Enthusiast of (widely understood) artificial intelligence, attempting to be technology - agnostic: not afraid to switch from Python to R, Scala or Java. After work: CrossFit fanatic, self-defense instructor and Aikido Master.

Abstract

Machine learning is getting more and more popular. Deep Learning in particular is getting a lot of attention, mostly because of Theano, TensorFlow, and other highly optimized libraries. And while Neural Networks are fascinating and very exciting, there are other algorithms that have been proven to be fast, scalable, and very accurate in practical applications. Extreme Gradient Boosting is one of them. As volumes of data grow, task machine learning is becoming more challenging – not only do you need to figure out which algorithm to use, but you have to crunch your data somehow. If it is a couple of megabytes in size – that’s fine. A gigabyte or two is still ok. But what if you have to analyze more? Balancing accuracy and predictive power with scalability and ease of use is not an easy task.

Speech title: Using Akka to crunch fault tolerance challenges in the cloud

BIO

Bartosz is a Java and Scala developer with over a decade of experience building complex and high-performance distributed systems. He is a contributor to known Scala libraries such as Phantom DSL and Reactive Neo.
He used to work for banks, internet ads startups, gaming platforms. He’s currently focused on building near-real-time BigData analytics platform using Apache Spark and Hadoop ecosystem.

Abstract

The idea of an actor model isn’t new – it originates in the early 1970s. The model addresses the challenges of concurrent computations and, one of the most prominent implementations of the model was done in the Erlang language designed in Ericsson laboratories by Joe Armstrong, Rober Virding, and Mike Williams over 30 years ago.

It enabled Ericsson to produce the most reliable switch device possible at that time. The qualities of the actor model have not passed unnoticed by Jonas Bonér, who, with Martin Odersky, founded Typesafe to promote reactive programming principles. Akka has become a flagship of Typesafe, quickly finding many adopters in the rapidly growing Web 2 industry. 

The Actor programming model has proven to address not only concurrency challenges, but has also been extended to run distributed systems – a.k.a. Akka Cluster. During my talk I will present the main qualities of Akka that have paved its road into the minds and hearts of developers. I will focus on resolving concurrency issues as well as the patterns that you can apply in your daily work to improve your system reliability.

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Speech title: Serverless in the Cloud

BIO

Darren is a solution architect and software engineer with 10 years design, agile development and delivery experience within the Financial sector.

He enjoys designing and implementing scalable solutions that are often Grid & Cloud based.

He joined Excelian Luxoft in 2012 working within commodities and financial services.

Abstract

In this presentation we’ll open up the cloud toolbox. Take a look at some PaaS and FaaS components that the cloud vendors offer and then walk-through how to build your first serverless application.

Speech title: Creating a serverless application

BIO

Tomasz is a Solutions Architect at Amazon Web Services, where he helps companies of all sizes (from startups to enterprises) in their Cloud journey. He provides guidelines for creating cloud solutions that deliver the most value to his customers, and help take their IT to the next level. He is a big believer in innovative technology such as serverless architecture, which allows organizations to accelerate their digital transformation. Before joining Amazon, he worked at LOT Polish Airlines, where he architected their first cloud projects, and at Accenture

Abstract

Is it possible to create a fully scalable, highly available application and deploy it into the Cloud in only one hour? We will find out during a real-time coding session. During one hour we will dive deep into the Cloud and create an application without using a single server. We will also create microservices, databases and Artificial Intelligence services for the text-to-speech and image analysis functionality of our application.

Speech title: Let’s Play – Quality Micro and Macro

BIO

Tomek is a Software Development Manager at Ocado Technology. He has 5 years experience working as a Software Engineer, Scrum Master and Agile Trainer. As an engineer, he is passionate about craftsmanship, propagating clean code, automated tests, behaviour driven development and domain driven design. As a leader, he helps to build an organizational culture based upon autonomy, collaboration and trust so that developers are equipped with both the hard and soft skills necessary to build truly awesome products. Tomek loves to change the reality around him. He is highly pragmatic, challenges orthodoxy at all levels and believes that there is always room for improvement. He is always eager to discuss and share his ideas.

Abstract

Cloud-based micro service architecture has seized our tech world. The new approach promises a quick, convenient development of modular, reliable and, most important, easily scalable systems. Sounds like the holy grails of IT, right? Surprisingly, the promise is actually true, but with a catch. Micro services, when done aright, solve significant amount of issues we faced, while working with monolithic applications. The key thing here - done aright. When done incorrect, can bring more harm than good to your project. And that's a quite common case, as we don't have much experience with the new architectural approach, and do still learn how to use micro services properly. While focusing on tools, best practices and code, it's still worth having in mind, that the new architectural approach requires new approach to quality as well. In my presentation I would like to share an overview of the product I work on, which is based on micro services architecture. However, I don't want to focus on tools and patterns we used, but rather on what we have learned in terms of quality of the solution. Both on micro level, meaning single services, and macro - meaning entire product, which consists of over two hundred micro services

Speech title: Big Data & Cloud: WOO!!( World Of Opportunities!!)

BIO

Ajay Singhal is a Big Data Consultant at Luxoft. He has 15+yrs of IT experience which involves working on various technologies: Structured databases such as IBM DB2, MySQL & NoSQL datastores which include: Hbase, MongoDB, Neo4j on Linux, Windows & Mainframes. His rich work experience includes working on Big Data Technology stack on physical machines & cloud environments and thus equips him with the knowledge on cutting edge technologies. As a consultant he has worked in various countries and domains in technical & Techno-mangament roles. He believes in focused approach and loves to deep dive into problems to find an efficient solution. He is self learner, apt leader and believer of “where there is will there is a way”. In Addition to his work, he has delivered trainings/conferences on topics which include: Big Data ecosystem and its components, RDBMs & virtualization solutions at corporate environments and online platforms. He believes “if right logic & analytical thinking is used with right solutions it can lead us to wonders”. He would like to share his ideas and knowledge on how “Big Data & cloud” are shaping up future and bring to us a new World Of Opportunities.

Abstract

A brief on the Big Data Stack and how it’s shaping the world – Use Cases Big Data and Analytics – what's the future? Cloud computing solutions and what is intended. The newest technologies in this space. A quick walk-through/demo on a couple of these technologies.

Speech title: 7 habits of highly effective IT specialists

BIO

Marta started her journey with software testing in 2006. During her work she is focused on the product, the process and the team. She is engaged in quality assurance with a particular emphasis on the usability testing, functional testing and the test management. She had the opportunity to not only build and develop testing teams, but also work with customers to create, develop and design software. A Member of the committee of judges in Polish TesingCup Chapionships in 2013 and 2014. The initiator of Testing Conference Test:Fest in Wroclaw. Besides working, she likes traveling, cooking and cycling.

Abstract

Based on Steven Covey's Habits of highly effective people we’d like to map those habits onto software development teams. Author of the book identifies and organizes the principles that are universal, timeless and self-evident. These can be introduced into our personal life as well as into our daily work. Let’s face it - organisations are based on synergies. That means we are dependent on others work outcomes. Look around we have the same situation is in IT where team has to collaborate to achieve goals. Principals identified by Steven Covey can add a huge value into our project, the way we are working or cooperating. Let’s introduce them into our lives to help us and our teams to be effective.

Speech title: 7 habits of highly effective IT specialists

BIO

Test manager keenly aware of the power of strong teamwork and good working relationships built on trust and understanding. Introducing and actively improving testing process in projects he is involved in. Interested in risk based testing and agile methodologies. Huge fan of exploratory testing, usability and improvement of testing process. Fast learner, open to feedback, willing and able to adapt. Unafraid to be a lone voice if circumstances dictate. Huge fan of Star Wars, Testing and gaining new life experience. Co-organizer of testing conference TestFest in Wrocław Poland

Abstract

Based on Steven Covey's Habits of highly effective people we’d like to map those habits onto software development teams. Author of the book identifies and organizes the principles that are universal, timeless and self-evident. These can be introduced into our personal life as well as into our daily work. Let’s face it - organisations are based on synergies. That means we are dependent on others work outcomes. Look around we have the same situation is in IT where team has to collaborate to achieve goals. Principals identified by Steven Covey can add a huge value into our project, the way we are working or cooperating. Let’s introduce them into our lives to help us and our teams to be effective.

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Speech title: Azure – a cloud like any other?

BIO

Cloud Solution Architect at Microsoft, former architect of identity and security management solutions. Member of the Industrial Transformation Team at the Ministry of Development. PhD in Computer Science, more than 15 years in the in the industry. Daily, he is supporting largest customers with getting the most from Cloud in terms of business value, but also with special attention to cyber security. Privately - former bridge player and current photo, snooker and team games enthusiast.

Abstract

During the session’ we’ll show what Azure is and what is not. We’ll show what kind of services you can find there with some practical examples, in particular related to AI

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Speech title: Microservices and Mobile

BIO

Oleksii Fedorov is a software craftsperson, mentor, blogger and public speaker with a passion for professional, healthy and sustainable software development. As a software engineer at Pivotal Labs, Oleksii is helping clients learn how to successfully apply modern software development practices in an Agile and LEAN environment. Oleksii speaks internationally at software development conferences about microservices, test-driven development, and pairing. Oleksii tweets as @waterlink000 and blogs at http://tddfellow.com.

Abstract

MicroServices focus on rapid deployments. But we still live in a world of slow deployments via Google Play and Apple's AppStore. So what's the good of it? Even correcting small errors can take time. That drives most developers to use very extensive testing to minimize the risks. That is a Waterfall thinking! That drives us to MicroServices approach on mobile platforms: independent MicroServices – easy to test and deploy. That's Agile thinking! We will discuss an architecture to create MicroServices on mobile platforms and demonstrate the ease of which such a system can be changed


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