Inventor of the Scala language, a professor at EPFL in Lausanne, Switzerland, and a founder of Lightbend. ACM fellow, co-designer of Java generics, and original author of the current javac reference Compiler.
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Yan is an experienced engineer who has worked with AWS for near 10 years. He has been an architect and lead developer with a variety of industries ranging from investment banks, e-commence to mobile gaming. In the last 2 years he has worked extensively with AWS Lambda in production, and he has been very active in sharing his experiences and the lessons he has learnt, some of his work has even made their way into the Well-Architected whitepaper published by AWS.
Yan is polyglot in both spoken and programming languages, he is fluent in both English and Mandarin, and counts C#, F#, Scala, Node.js and Erlang amongst programming languages that he has worked with professionally. Although he enjoys learning different programming languages and paradigms, he still holds F# as his undisputed favourite.
Yan is a regular speaker at user groups and conferences internationally, and he is also the author of AWS Lambda in Motion and a co-author of F# Deep Dives. In his spare time he keeps an active blog where he shares his thoughts on topics such as AWS, serverless, functional programming and chaos engineering.
Holly Cummins is the worldwide development practice lead for the IBM Cloud Garage. As part of the Cloud Garage, Holly delivers technology-enabled innovation to clients across a range of industries, from banking to catering to retail to NGOs. She has led projects to count fish, help a blind athlete run ultra-marathons in the desert solo, improve health care for the elderly, and change how city parking works. Holly is also a Java Champion, IBM Q Ambassador, and JavaOne Rock Star. Before joining the IBM Cloud Garage, she was Delivery Lead for the WebSphere Liberty Profile (now Open Liberty). Holly co-authored Manning’s Enterprise OSGi in Action. She is an active speaker and has spoken at JavaOne, Devoxx, JavaZone, JFokus, The ServerSide Java Symposium, JAX London, QCon, GeeCon, and the Great Indian Developer Summit, as well as a number of user groups.
Before joining IBM, Holly completed a DPhil in Quantum Computation.
Krzysztof is an unreformed explorer who works for the Leading Edge Forum as a researcher. Krzysztof’s passion for pursuing novel and emerging things made him abandon software development and go through a variety of jobs (from QA consulting, through the legal domain, to strategy advisory), and only LEF provided him with a safe harbour at LEF. At LEF, Chris can satisfy his curiosity while helping customers to prepare for the upcoming future.
Krzysztof learned how to use Wardley Maps long before joining LEF. For him, it was the essence of strategy, a tool that shaped his future actions and ordered all the exciting things to do into a coherent whole.
Krzysztof is an occasional speaker. Most of the time, he does research and talks to customers, but when there is an opportunity, he is always ready to talk about Wardley Maps.
Rossella De Gaetano
Rossella De Gaetano is a Senior Technical Staff Member at IBM. In the last ten years she worked on developing and architecting cloud platforms focused on scalability and resiliency. She’s been working in the business analytics area designing and building toolkits to easily enable software to generate analytics data to be consumed by data scientists. Passionate about big data and hence cognitive scenarios, she has been collaborating with various italian universities and high school to provide courses about cloud native applications development, and cognitive applications. She is currently one of the architects responsible for the IBM Cloud platform.
Enthusiastic presenter and keynote speaker to several international events, she has been one of the evangelists of cloud native applications, agile development, Blockchain and cognitive technologies.
Rory spends his life fighting to find a balance between writing ugly high performance code and beautiful maintainable code. He fights from the trenches to make software better, contributing to open source and has worked across the entire gamut of software from building a JVM to optimising grid computing. He believes that great tools are the key to unlocking the full potential of modern programming languages.
ScalaClean – deep code analysis
This talk introduces ScalaClean which applies whole program static analysis to larger codebases. By combining data available from ScalaMeta and SemanticDB we are able to generate a full graph of all packages, classes, functions and variables within a codebase. We are able to use graph colouring to provide interesting analysis of the graph to infer dead code and correct visibility scopes. We can apply these changes back to the code reducing the size of the codebase and improves incremental compilation and IDE completions. This talk explores current progress and future direction of this work
Robin is a Developer Advocate at Confluent, the company founded by the creators of Apache Kafka, as well as an Oracle ACE Director and Developer Champion. His career has always involved data, from the old worlds of COBOL and DB2, through the worlds of Oracle and Hadoop, and into the current world with Kafka.
His particular interests are analytics, systems architecture, performance testing and optimization.
He blogs at http://cnfl.io/rmoff and http://rmoff.net/ (and previously http://ritt.md/rmoff). Outside of work he enjoys drinking good beer and eating fried breakfasts, although generally not at the same time.
Giuseppe Angelo Porcelli
Giuseppe Angelo Porcelli works as Sr. Solutions Architect for Amazon Web Services in Italy. With several years engineering background, he helps enterprise customers designing flexible and resilient architectures using AWS services. His field of expertise covers Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. He works with customers to solve business challenges through AWS AI services which democratize Artificial Intelligence for both developers and data scientists.
Jon has been having fun riding the bleeding edge of Scala for over a decade, and he’s not finished yet.
While he’s not travelling the world attending Scala conferences, or organizing Scala World, Jon spends his time working on a variety of open-source Scala libraries, and providing professional Scala training services.
Tomasz Stachlewski is a Principal 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, IBM and at Accenture.
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Scala.sphere.it is a unique event devoted to important topic for every Scala Software Developer – Dev Tools. Our aim is to show how they can facilitate effective development of Scala-based systems, how they are written, and to discuss what could still be improved.
React.sphere.it is a conference focused on Reactive Programming and Reactive System Design. Microservice Architectures, Actors, Messaging Systems, methods for domain analysis – all this and more will be covered during lively talks.
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