Tracks
GOTO Amsterdam 2017

Machine Learning without a PhD

Track Host: Marleine van Kampen

Machine Learning is not the language of universities anymore, it is here. Machine Learning libraries are popping up everywhere and starting to be used widely.

In this track we want to show what can be done with all those algorithms. Of course we start with an introduction in the field, but after that we follow up with some nice applications of Machine Learning algorithms.

Cloud Native

Track Host: Pini Reznik

Today, a decade after the launch of AWS, cloud computing is ubiquitous and used by significant parts of the software industry. But, in recent years, with the introduction of Docker containers, raise of microservices and with growing popularity of new technologies such as unikernels and serverless, we see significant change in the way clouds are used.

In this track you'll have the opportunity to hear stories of successful implementations of all these new technologies as well as being exposed to new ideas in the field of cloud native applications.

Unhackable

Track Host: Ruben van Vreeland

On average, it takes a company 8 months to figure out it has been hacked. How do we build inherently secure and maintainable code and infrastructure to protect our data and identities?

In this track we will go into secure coding patterns, secure deployment strategies that you can implement right after. This practical track will also present new and cool attack vectors that you may have heard about in the news.

Solutions Tuesday

Track Host: Abraham van der Vyver

In ever-competitive markets, to have the coolest company or product is highest on most CEO's wish lists. Whether your launching a new startup or you are well established using many resources for R & D we all need to be innovative and cool to stay ahead and separate the competition.

The talks in this track are kindly provided by our sponsors.

This track provides an opportunity to share best practice with insights on the latest advancements from proven entrepreneurs and cool companies whose innovative technologies have allowed them not just to float to the top but more importantly stay there. Understand what it takes to be a cool company and continue to develop cool technologies. Topics will range from innovation, getting an idea off the ground, handling growth, having an entrepreneurial spirit and sharing best practice.

Herding Cats: Inclusive Collaboration

Track Host: Katherine Kirk

In order to meet market demand, the whole hierarchy in organizations and companies are now having to collaborate across all levels - right up and down the decision chain.

In a world where we changed from teams with managers towards squads, tribes and leaders, developers and specialists decide what is going to happen together with management. What are the cool and proven changes? How can we work together in this new landscape?

In this track you will hear talks about how to deal effectively with day to day practical difficulties of collaborating with the people around you when it is tough or outside your comfort zone.

The Herding Cats track is in support of the not-for-profit Inclusive Collaboration Campaign (@inclusivecollab), founded by Dr Sal Freudenberg and Katherine Kirk, which calls upon collaboration practitioners and thinkers in the technology industry to share real experience, learnings and perspectives to help generate solutions that help in a very real and practical way.

Microservices: Legacy of the Future

Track Host: Allard Buijze

Already heard too much about microservices and want to implement them in your own organization?

In this practical track you will learn from experts and practitioners about their experiences of implementing microservices on large scale in real-live situations.

Solutions Wednesday

Track Host: Sven Johann

In ever-competitive markets, to have the coolest company or product is highest on most CEO's wish lists. Whether your launching a new startup or you are well established using many resources for R & D we all need to be innovative and cool to stay ahead and separate the competition.

The talks in this track are kindly provided by our sponsors.

This track provides an opportunity to share best practice with insights on the latest advancements from proven entrepreneurs and cool companies whose innovative technologies have allowed them not just to float to the top but more importantly stay there. Understand what it takes to be a cool company and continue to develop cool technologies. Topics will range from innovation, getting an idea off the ground, handling growth, having an entrepreneurial spirit and sharing best practice.

IT & Society

Track Host: Katherine Kirk

This IT & Society track takes the popular "Philosophy Track" from GOTO Amsterdam 2016 to the next level by bringing together leading tech thinkers from around the globe to come and give practical, philosophical and sometimes controversial commentary and conjecture in order to gain deeper insights and discussion into the way tech influences the world and what that means for us as a community.

We will explore, challenge, ponder, question, propose and predict around questions like: What is Information technology’s effect on society? Is it always a good thing? What are the lessons learned? And where might we be headed next?

Programming Languages

Track Host: Abraham van der Vyver

Languages are our bread and butter in the Software Industry. The choice of a programming language influences the way you think about your problem domain and how you model and reason about it.

Many new programming languages are on the horizon, and it sometimes seems impossible to get a clear overview and to compare them against each other. Be aware of the programming languages topping the hype-curve and consider to start using the ones which have survived the initial hype and gained some traction.

In this track we will help you getting a better overview of what is out there and what to look out for in the future.

Cyber-Physical Systems

Track Host: Preben Thorø

The combined world of IoT has reached a state where it is close to being a ‘self-contained’ organism, with the ability to react to stimuli and maybe even grow and reproduce!

Now that everything is connected, we can use gadgets and devices for purposes they were not originally constructed for. We will be creating the unexpected, merging your brain with the virtual world, and connecting software services to hardware.

Being a developer is so much fun these days!

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