If you would like to speak at the 2016 High Load Strategy Conference, please submit the following: Bio, headshot and your proposed keynote synopsis including case studies to email@example.com.
Technology Architect at Adform
<p>I am a seasoned IT professional with extensive experience across the full SDLC, product cycle and sales cycle. In addition to my technical skills I have worked in pre-sales, sales and management. I am an excellent communicator and presenter and I have the ability to explain and “sell” the technical value proposition across cultures and languages. I have managed small and large development teams, consultant groups and education. </p>
Technology Evangelist at ThoughtWorks
<p><span>Ken Mugrage has 25 years of experience in the IT industry, spending the last 7 at <a href="https://www.thoughtworks.com/" target="_blank" title="https://www.thoughtworks.com/">ThoughtWorks</a>. During his entire career, Ken has focused on using technology to increase business effectiveness, as opposed to using the ‘latest cool thing’. Ken has been focused on Continuous Delivery and DevOps for most of the past decade, working with organizations all over the world, ranging from startups to Fortune 50 companies. He now uses this experience to teach others how to get better at building, testing and deploying software.</span></p>
Solutions Engineer at GitHub
<p><span>Bas Peters is a Solutions Engineer at GitHub. He is fascinated by software and how it eats everything and enjoys helping people to understand the power and beauty of Git and GitHub.</span></p>
Developer & dev-trainer, blogger @devstyle.pl
<p>Passionate developer. A "goto guy" for anything related to programming.</p> <p>Pragmatic trainer on a mission to deliver extraordinary workshops that change the way people do their daily job and think about programming.</p> <p>Also, a very active member of polish dev-community. Author of one of the most popular polish dev-blogs: devstyle.pl. Creator and host of DevTalk - a podcast for programmers. Speaker invited to biggest polish conferences and meetups in all major polish cities. One of the leaders of Białystok .NET User Group and co-organizer of Programistok conference.</p> <p>One of the 3 polish Microsoft MVPs (Most Valuable Professionals) in .NET category. Since 2005: Microsoft Certified Professional.</p> <p>Personally: husband and father. Enjoys good music of all kinds. Loves driving cars and motorcycles.</p>
Independent consultant and entrepreneur
<p><span>Gregory Young coined the term “CQRS” (Command Query Responsibility Segregation) and it was instantly picked up by the community who have elaborated upon it ever since. Greg is an independent consultant and serial entrepreneur. He has 15+ years of varied experience in computer science from embedded operating systems to business systems and he brings a pragmatic and often times unusual viewpoint to discussions. He’s a frequent contributor to InfoQ, speaker/trainer at Skills Matter and also a well-known speaker at international conferences. Greg also writes about CQRS, DDD and other hot topics on <a href="http://codebetter.com/gregyoung/" target="_blank" title="http://codebetter.com/gregyoung/">codebetter.com</a> and on his personal blog <a href="https://goodenoughsoftware.net/" target="_blank" title="https://goodenoughsoftware.net/">goodenoughsoftware.net</a>.</span></p>
DevOps/Config mgmt. hacker at Red Hat
<p>James is a DevOps/Config mgmt. hacker and physiologist from Montreal, Canada. He often goes by @purpleidea on the internet, and writes "The Technical Blog of James".</p> <p>He currently works for Red Hat doing research and prototyping within systems engineering.</p> <p>He started a Next Generation Config Management prototype called mgmt.</p> <p>He studied Physiology at university and sometimes likes to talk about cardiology.</p>
Leader of the Norwegian Java User Group - javaBin
<p>Rustam is the leader of the Norwegian Java User Group - javaBin, and a competency network coordinator for databases and information management at work. One of the organizers of JavaZone and Arctic IoT Challenge. Speaker.</p> <p>He holds a master’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Oslo, and he has been working as a developer, lead programmer and architect for over 10 years. In addition to being passionate about agile development, web development, architecture and geographical information systems, he is also a guru of both Linux and Windows worlds.<br /> On his spare time he enjoys working out, as well as coding in Python and Java [but not simultaneously].<br /> Rustam frequently speaks at both national and international conferences, and events at various Norwegian universities.</p>
Lead Data Scientist and Data Platform Architect at INFARE Solutions
<p>Josef Habdank is a Lead Data Scientist and Data Platform Architect at INFARE Solutions and passionate champion of Apache Spark. He has experience from BigData practitioners such as Department of Defence, Thomson Reuters and Adform. He is an expert in Apache Spark and Spark enabled technologies such as Kafka, Kinesis, MemSql, Alluxio and others. Additionally he is a specialist in real time non linear forecasting, and has experience with with systems processing tens of billions of data points daily and data warehouses holding hundreds of billions of rows.</p>
Data Scientist at Adform
<p>Data Scientist working on computational advertising models at Adform in Copenhagen. I am part of the research team and help build data driven products using advanced statistical and machine learning methods. I am the proud winner of the KDD Cup competition in 2016, part of the ACM SIGKDD Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining. Previously I fought fraudulent user behavior and developed models to detect fake reviews at Trustpilot, a popular online review platform.</p>
IT Expert at mBank
<div>Blogger @ stapp.space</div> <div>Developer, engineer, craftsmen, designer and biker. </div> <div>User of every useful technology. Web lover.</div> <div>Adept of DevOps and automation.</div> <div>Working in mBank as IT Expert</div>
Staff Software Engineer at Schibsted Media Group
<p>Øyvind started his career as a consultant in the .com days building e-commerce sites such as <a href="http://www.pirelli.com/global/en-ww/homepage" target="_blank" title="http://www.pirelli.com/global/en-ww/homepage" class="external-link">Pirelli.com</a> and <a rel="nofollow" href="http://letsbuyit.com/" class="external-link">Letsbuyit.com</a> before joining Escenic in 2004. During his 9 years at Escenic he has worked closely with many large media sites and corporations. </p> <p>In 2013 he joined Schibsted to help bootstrap the new tech org, and led the technical implementation of an early proof of concept recommendation system serving VG and other Schibsted properties based on a pure stream processing architecture.</p>
<p><span>Lars Albertsson has worked with data-intensive and scalable applications throughout his corporate career - at Google, natural language processing startup Recorded Future, and with stock exchange systems. He rolled out the current data processing infrastructure at Spotify, and moved on to be engineer #2 (after Øyvind) hired for the central technology organisation at Schibsted Media Group, and was architect for data processing infrastructure and user modelling. He is now an independent consultant, helping companies build scalable data processing solutions.</span></p>
Agile Delivery Consultant at OpenCredo
<p><span>Antonio is an Agile Delivery Consultant for OpenCredo having joined the company in 2015. Antonio is responsible for the delivery of a number of projects across various clients for OpenCredo. Antonio comes from a technical background with experience in a number of countries where he acts a bridge between the business and the development team in order to maximise results and customer satisfaction. Before OpenCredo Antonio was a project manager for TUI group. Antonio is a certified Scrum Master and is passionate about creating and implementing the best solution while continually seeking to improve work methodologies.</span></p>
Senior Software Engineer at SoftwareMill
<p><span>I'm a passionate software engineer living in the JVM land - mainly, but not limited to. I also tend to play with electronics and hardware. When sharing my knowlegde, I always keep in mind that a working example is worth a thousand words.</span></p>
Senior Developer at Adform
<p>I'm a Senior Developer at Adform and working on backend data processing solutions. I primarily focus on distributed systems and how to make them scalable, fault tolerant and get the highest data throughputs.</p> <p>I joined Adform in early 2015 and immediately began working with Scala, which I absolutely love! </p>
Regular tickets available from August 1st!
Registration & Coffee
Welcome to the Event
Opening Keynote: A Day in the Life of High Load IT
Peter Milne, Technology Architect at Adform
Light hearted description of the daily events and challenges experienced by an IT department. What happens when High Load meets DevOps, Development, Security, Product Management and Customer Service; and how High Load adds a different perspective to traditional enterprise IT shops.
Inner Source: practices of open source used internally
Bernardus Peters, Solutions Engineer at GitHub
In this session we will talk about how adopting open source principles helps organizations to improve code quality, ship earlier and more often, increase developer happiness and help to attract and retain talent.
We will first talk about what these principles are, then focus on how they can be beneficial to organizations and individual developers and finally we will discuss some next steps to adopt these principles.
Next Generation Config Mgmt
James Shubin, DevOps/Config mgmt. hacker at Red Hat
Next gen config management tool, and the specific problems this project solves.
Three of the main design features of the tool include:
* Parallel execution
* Event driven mechanism
* Distributed architecture
This talk will demo a prototype I've built that implements these ideas and which is written in golang. I will also show the automatic edge, automatic grouping and automatic elastic etcd clustering management features.
An introductory blog post on the subject is available here. Attendees are encouraged to read it before the talk if they are interested!
What we’re learning about burnout and how a DevOps culture can help
Ken Mugrage, Technology Evangelist at ThoughtWorks
One of the most overlooked advantages of converting to a DevOps culture can be the reduction of stress. This could be due to “sharing the load” as a whole team, the feeling of joint ownership in solving a business problem, or many other things.
If you’re asked to support somebody else’s application without any insight to how it was built and what problems it’s trying to solve you’re likely to experience more than a little stress. The same is true if you’ve toiled away creating the perfect application only to see it deployed in a way that makes it unable to perform.
The combination of stress and burnout is perhaps the biggest health threat in our industry. In fact, recent research has found that burnout--and the related concept of ""vital exhaustion""--increases your risk of cardiovascular disease as much as body mass index, smoking and lipid levels. Unfortunately there are also well-known stories of burnout-related suicides in our industry, making this literally a life and death issue.
If that isn’t reason enough to address the issue, we also know from the State of DevOps survey that the #1 indicator of company success is job satisfaction.
In this talk Ken will go over some of the leading research in the area of burnout. We’ll talk about some of the more common causes of burnout as identified by clinical research and talk about how you can learn from organizations with solid DevOps cultural practices to help alleviate them.
Field Notes of a Command Line Ninja
Rustam Mehmandarov, Leader of the Norwegian Java User Group - javaBin
Have you ever witnessed someone write fancy commands and perform magic from the console. Have you ever wished you could learn, or brush up on, those skills too? Maybe you want to be more effective at your everyday tasks, or need a new topic for the next family dinner?
Join us and learn some awesome command line ninja skills. You will be able to find something new no matter your level of experience. The audience will get a chance to show off their skills as well, and there will be small prizes to contributors. The black belt and a little surprise await you at the end of this talk.
You can bring your PC with you and hack-along! All you need is a PC or a Mac running OS of your choice - Windows, Linux, or Mac OS. Windows users are advised to have their cmd.exe ready, and to install Cygwin.
Is DevOps in banking possible?
Piotr Stapp, IT Expert at mBank
Project Management: from Stone Age to DevOps
Antonio Cobo, Agile Delivery Consultant
The DevOps movement is gradually changing IT organisations. Project managers are often forgotten on this change, but they also need to change. Are project managers ready for the DevOps change? In this talk we will cover the changes project managers are experiencing, first with Agile and now with DevOps.
Greg Young, Independent consultant and entrepreneur
Peter Milne, Technology Architect at Adform
Registration & Coffee
Scalable prediction as a service using apache spark and python scikit learn
Josef Habdank, Lead Data Scientist and Data Platform Architect at INFARE Solutions
Developing and deploying a scalable Prediction-as-a-Service platform on a very challanging task that many big data practitioners are struggling with. The holy grail of data science/prediction infrastructure is to train the prediction models in real time as the data is collected and streamed into the data center, and serving the prediction results in an on-demand fashion via a service. This can be achieved by using Apache Spark and Spark Streaming with Python Scikt Learn.
Predicting the future relevance of research institutions - The winning solution of the KDD Cup 2016
Vlad Sandulescu, Data Scientist at Adform
I will present the winning solution to this year’s KDD Cup competition, part of the KDD conference, one of the largest academic conferences on data mining and machine learning. The challenge was to rank research institutions based on the number of accepted papers at academic conferences in 2016.
Competition participants were given a snapshot of the Microsoft Academic Graph dataset, a publicly available dataset organized as a heterogeneous graph which contains historical information about academic papers.
This talk will walk you through the entire thought process, including how we modeled the problem and systematically improved our predictions during the competition.
A Practical Introduction to Akka Streams (live coding session)
Jacek Kunicki, Senior Software Engineer at SoftwareMill
Stream processing is a hot topic today and it’s easy to get lost among all the possibilities. In this live coding session (in Scala) we will explore the Reactive Streams approach used by the Akka Streams project. On an almost real-life example, we’re going to walk through both the basics and some more advanced usages of the library.
Stream processing as a service
Ernestas Vaiciukevičius, Senior Developer at Adform
Sometime age we started building Apache Storm based stream processing platform and offer it as a service for other teams in Adform.
Let's look how it went, what were the challenges and what's the end result.
Registration & Coffee
Myths about microservices
Maciej Aniserowicz, Developer & dev-trainer, blogger @devstyle.pl
A Practical Primer on Building Real-time Data-driven Products
Øyvind Løkling, Lars Albertsson
There is a lot of buzz around stream data processing these days, new frameworks are appearing at high speed, and the web is full of tutorials on how to count words with different technologies. This presentation will describe how to go beyond a “Hello world” stream application and build a real-time data-driven product. We will present architectural patterns, go through tradeoffs and considerations when deciding on technology and implementation strategy, describe how to put the pieces together, and how to evolve products over time.
Test strategies for data processing pipelines
Lars Albertsson, Øyvind Løkling
A good automated testing strategy is crucial for achieving good product development productivity, and for quickly launching new features with continuous deployment. Although there is high awareness in backend software development for the need of good test structures and disciplining, it is often added as an afterthought in data processing environments, resulting in slow code-test-debug cycles and long delays getting data-driven features out the door. The time it takes from deciding to collect a new type of data, adapting the data collection and data processing pipelines involved, to creating a feature based on the data is often measured in weeks or months.
This talk will present recommended patterns and corresponding anti-patterns for testing data processing pipelines. We will suggest technology and architecture to improve testability, both for batch and streaming processing pipelines. We will primarily focus on testing for the purpose of development productivity and product iteration speed, but briefly also cover data quality testing.
Lithuanian Exhibition and Congress Centre LITEXPO, Laisves ave. 5, LT-04215 Vilnius, Lithuania
GitHub is how people build software. Millions of individuals and organisations around the world use GitHub to discover, share, and contribute to software—from games and experiments to popular frameworks and leading applications. Together, we're defining how software is built today.
Couchbase delivers the database for the Digital Economy. Developers around the world choose Couchbase for its advantages in data model flexibility, elastic scalability, performance, and 24x365 availability to build enterprise web, mobile, and IoT applications. The Couchbase platform includes Couchbase, Couchbase Lite - the first mobile NoSQL database, and Couchbase Sync Gateway. Couchbase is designed for global deployments, with configurable cross datacenter replication to increase data locality and availability. All Couchbase products are open source projects. Couchbase customers include industry leaders like AOL, Amadeus, AT&T, Cisco, Comcast, Concur, Disney, Dixons, eBay, General Electric, Marriott, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, PayPal, Ryanair, Rakuten / Viber, Tesco, Verizon, Wells Fargo, as well as hundreds of other household names.
Santa Monica Networks has been working in the IT market since 1989. During all the years of its activity the company has accumulated great experience in the fields of data transmission networks, IT security and IP communications and recently started development of Data Center solutions business. Successful activity, mental outfit, the technical basis, expertise, and high qualification ensure quality solutions of Santa Monica Networks (SMN) offered to the customer as well as their versatile implementation and service. With a view to the expansion of the activity and its more active development in the IT markets of the Baltic States the company group Santa Monica Networks Group was created in three Baltic States – Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia – and Finland. We work with people sharing the same vision and employ the appropriate technology, which ensures us the competitive advantage and sustainability in this ever-changing business world. Sustainable success of operations, knowledge, technical equipment, specialist expertise and high qualification enables the Company to supply quality solutions, their overall implementation and servicing in Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Finland.
Polish Java User Group is a group of Java technology developers and enthusiasts. The main goal of the group is to popularize Java and modern software development methodologies. Since the beginning in 1999, the group had great impact on the Polish Java community growth. They main activity are meetings with students, programmers and project managers as well as conferences with famous professionals.
Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) is one the largest technological universities in the Baltics. Known for its linkages with business, leadership in scientific research, flexible interdisciplinary study programmes and unforgettable study experience, KTU is fast forwarding to becoming an internationally acknowledged institution of higher education. KTU invites its students to enrich their knowledge and increase competencies in variety of scientific and research activities, tutoring, projects, to take part in competitions like Technorama, Robots competition, Hacker games. Innovative ideas are supported by KTU’s Startup Space. Sports Centre, art societies and student organisations invite both local and international students.
We are one of the largest innovative higher education institutions in Lithuania. Our goal is to educate socially responsible, creative personalities, receptive to the latest scientific discoveries and modern technologies. While promoting the advancement of science, our aim is to contribute to the social and economic welfare of Lithuania, to the development of our country and the entire region. The university's mission is to develop a publicly responsible, creative, competitive individual who is receptive to science, the latest technologies and cultural values; to promote scientific progress, social and economic well-being; to create value that ensures the development of both Lithuania and the region in the global context.
Coffeeshop.lt will take care of the best quality and taste coffee in your office, home or event. Our coffee beans come from various coffee farms of the world and are fresh-roasted here in Lithuania. Freshness is the key to revealing all of what coffee has to offer and our clients can enjoy that with every cup they drink. We are sure, NO COFFEE - NO WORK!
Aresi Labs is a multidisciplinary startup focusing on the areas of innovation and digital development. We provide services in 3 major areas: Intelligence & Consulting, Research and Software Development.
Foosin - foosball pioneers in Lithuania since 2008. We represent rapidly growing foosball community and ensure playing quality. Foosball is for everyone and we try to express this everyday. Join us and let's play!
We follow a philosophy that people do not need big changes or investments in their lives to be happy, because we believe there is something to be glad about in everyone's life. Those joyful moments when you fall into a bean bag and dream a bit, or share your thoughts and stories about the day with your loved ones, are natural forms of happiness in which we can all participate. Inspired by this view, we offer a choice of more than 1200 different bean bags created for modern people who seek new designs and uniqueness in every detail. www.puskupusku.lt
Neptūnas is extremely light and pure lithuanian natural mineral water.
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Four Topics: Gaming, Social Networks, Digital Advertising and Stock Exchange.
This event was the first major event of its type in the Baltics. The event featured 17 speakers from all over the world representing companies such as Aerospike, IBM, Amazon, RabbitMQ, and many others. More than 600 data-minded individuals attended the event, shared their experiences, and had a great time.
Director of Application Engineering at Aerospike
This is the premier conference for IT and computing in the Baltic States.
Senior Software Engineer at Tokutek
I came to High Load today to see some of Lithuania, meet the people here and find out how they are using large scale systems and solve interesting problems. The conference is exciting and full of fun people.
Technical Lead at Starling
Big, there is a huge amount of modern things going on and it’s really interesting.
The event attracted around 500+ people, and 25 speakers from eight countries: Lithuania, Poland, United Kingdom, Germany, Austria, Spain, Latvia, Denmark. Representatives from various companies, such as Microsoft, IBM, HP, Couchbase, 8kdata, Exacaster and reach.ly also attended.
The event attracted around 350 people, and 11 speakers from four different countries: Lithuania, Belarus, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Representatives from various companies, such as HP Vertica, Aerospike, Exacaster, Bing!, Expedia, and Altoros, also attended.