DEV DAY 2019 had it all: talented speakers who gave 10 (+2) thoroughly crafted, insightful and entertaining talks, 2 panel discussions staffed by our partners and speakers and two amazing spaces for networking, exchanging knowledge and bringing people closer together. Being live broadcasted between Faro/Portugal and Berlin audiences could talk to each other and participate in a Coding Challenge simultaneously.

We'd like to thank all sponsors, partners, the whole organization team and of course you, our attendees, friends and colleagues, for making DEV DAY 2019 as unique as it has been. We hope you had as much fun attending it as we had setting it up. To sweeten up the waiting time for DEV DAY 2020 we've put all the talks and lots of impressions on this page. Have fun clicking through! We're happy to receive any feedback that you might have for us.

Impressions 2019

Talks 2019

It is still a common misconception for many professionals in the industry (IT) to consider design to be "art", but as a UI/UX designer, I feel the need to explain that Design is NOT art. Design in general, but more specifically so, UI and UX, is probably more Tech than Art. Art is raw, personal and without rules, and that is beautiful. But design is neither raw, personal or without rules. Just like developers and fellow engineers, designers rely on guiding rules, process documentations and creative thinking to do their job. But more importantly, UX Design needs to be kind, smart and emotional. Let's understand why :)

Empathy & cross-collaboration are at the heart of success
Cristina Tulcidas
Cristina Tulcidas

UI & UX Designer

Self-Employed

What does Unity offer in terms of audio? Do you know and exploit the full potential of the tools given, and what are the limitations that you need to be aware of? After many projects as Audio Director, Composer and Sound Designer, I'd like to shine a light on the most important and/or overlooked aspects of creating an efficient audio pipeline, in order to speed up the set up process and focus on the important thing: making your game sound great. I'll share my experiences and tips regarding audio production from beginning (organising soundlists, communicating with audio talent) to end (final mix, delivery) . I'll be bringing real-world examples from a variety of games such as Mimimi Games' "Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun", Bonus Level Entertainment "FOX N FORESTS", and several other titles.

Started out recording Mega Man 2 songs from TV to tape as a kid
Filippo Beck Peccoz
Filippo Beck Peccoz

Freelancer

Since Thiago unfortunately had to cancel his talk, Bernd has jumped in with less than 2 hours of preparation to give a talk on API platform and how he and his team used it on a hackathon to win one of the grand prizes.

Bernd Alter
Bernd Alter

Technical Director

Turbine Kreuzberg

Learning to say no is hard. Saying no to your colleagues when they ask you if you have a minute while you are working s.th. is even harder. But knowing the biological, neuronal and social mechanisms that are involved in this "1 minute" (and it never is only that) we might consider saying "not now" more often and also refrain from asking our colleagues that question. In this talk i will make a small introduction to the inner workings of the human brain during a context switch and how it influences your work, your perception of it, your well-being and your social interaction. Additionally I will introduce tools (technical and process related ) that might reduce context switches and general distractions. Whether from the outside our your inside.

Nichts von dem hier macht die Welt in irgendeiner Weise besser!
Moritz Deißner
Moritz Deißner

Developer

Turbine Kreuzberg

Best Speaker Award 2019

Frontend and JavaScript technologies are moving fast. So fast that it's always hard to keep track of all the new things that are coming up. This talk will show new tools, workflows, ways to develop and give advice on how to stay up to date.

Write it down, or it didn't happen!
Stefan Judis
Stefan Judis

Developer Evangelist

Twilio Inc.

Lately, it seems like everyone is talking about Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning (ML), Deep Learning… When this hype started, I got a little stressed by all these new terms. What does it all mean for me as a developer? In this talk we will end the confusion and look at some of the ML fundamentals. We will be learning the fundamentals by building a simple sentiment classifier. A sentiment classifier can determine whether a written review was positive or negative. The goal is not to make you a data scientist, but to teach you some of the ML fundamentals. You will get a better idea of which of your problems might be solved by using ML.

Difference between machine learning and AI: If it is written in Python, it's probably machine learning. If it is written in PowerPoint, it's probably AI
Fabian Reich
Fabian Reich

Data Scientist

AI Coaching

There is no "I" in Team, so when teaming up we should to leave our ego at the door. You are not your code! The goal of a code review is not to prove your code has no defects! So don't be that guy or girl and join me in learning the human principles of software.

"Yippie-ki-yay, motherf***er!"
André Jonas
André Jonas

Software Engineer

YLD

The talk is an overview of shallow and deep learning methods used in NLP for finance. Examples are given in Python and are presented using Jupyter. We go through topics like word2vec, sentiment analysis, text summarization, text generation, and chatbots. A docker image is provided to try the methods later at home.

"Don’t trust the buzzwords"
Karol Przystalski
Karol Przystalski

Founder and CTO

Codete

The rise of IoT and smart infrastructure has led to the generation of massive amounts of complex data. In this session, we will talk about time-series data, the challenges of working with time series data, ingestion of this data using data from NYC cabs and running real time queries to gather insights. By the end of the session, we will have an understanding of what time-series data is, how to build streaming data pipelines for massive time series data using Flink, Kafka and CrateDB, and visualising all this data with the help of a dashboard.

Tanay Pant
Tanay Pant

Developer Advocate

Crate.io

There are plenty of options if you need to translate one language into another (for example English to German). But what about programming languages? Is it possible to translate JavaScript to Python? Is there any way to customize this process? Where should you start?

Let's talk about language compilers and basic principles behind it. It sounds a bit scientific, but it can also be very interesting and probably significantly different from your routine programming tasks.

Alena Khineika
Alena Khineika

Full-Stack Engineer

MongoDB

Best Speaker Award 2019

In our office we try to always innovate by bringing the latest tech into it. New processes and devices are managed by a decentralized brain. In this presentation we will talk about problems of an Enterprise IoT environment and the solutions we found to tackle them. We will show you some pratical examples that can be usefull in an office environment and let you interact with our smart office system.

"Fake it until you make it".
Jorge Murta, Flávio Rosa, João Ximenes
Jorge Murta, Flávio Rosa, João Ximenes

Senior Developers

Turbine Kreuzberg

Blockstack is an open source network and development platform that makes it easy to build scalable apps that put identity and data back in the hands of its users. With Blockstack, developers no longer need to manage an identity system or secure centralized databases of users’ information. Blockstack also launched their 'App Mining' program that rewards developers building Apps on the platform.In this talk I will give an overview of the platform and show how to integrate authentication and storage into an existing web app build with react and redux that does not need any servers (apart from static file hosting).

Friedger Müffke
Friedger Müffke

OpenIntents UG

Faro: Dev Day After Party

The DEV DAY 2019 After Party event consisted of an artistic-cultural circuit promoted by Turbine Kreuzberg PT, covering visual and digital arts, design, experimentalism, gastronomy, music and innovation, aiming to boost the work of local artists, producers and creatives. Strengthening interconnections between IT & artistic areas was its motto. Showing that oftenly the best solutions happen when there are synergies & teamwork.

All Day: Coding Challenge

This year we're proud to have platform.sh aboard who make our Coding Challenge possible. To make it really challenging, we're offering you 5 preconfigured notebooks with preinstalled platform.sh tools, IDEs and activated evaluation accounts.

The idea is to collaborate on a microservice oriented aggregation platform for news, events, repos, profiles, xkcds or anything coding related piece of information you can think of. You're invited to hack along no matter your grade of experience. A platform.sh evangelist will be around all time to get you onboarded and help you with any questions.

Our Partners

This year great partners are supporting DEV DAY'19 and they will also dispatch their evangelists to be present at DEV DAY in Berlin! Come and meet them in person and ask all the questions you always wanted to ask!

Twilio is a cloud communications platform as a service (CPaaS) company based in San Francisco. Twilio has democratized communications channels like voice, text, chat, and video by virtualizing the world’s telecommunications infrastructure through APIs that are simple enough for any developer to use, yet robust enough to power the world’s most demanding applications. Their mission is to fuel the future of communications.
Jolocom is developing a solution which provides users with a decentralised infrastructure for self sovereign identity based on hierarchically deterministic keys (HD keys) generated, provisioned and controlled by the users themselves. They're the creators of the Jolocom Identity Protocol, an open source protocol for people and smart agents to autonomously create and interact with digital, self-sovereign, interoperable identities.
Blockstack is a new internet for decentralized apps that you access through the Blockstack Browser and where users own their data. They provide key tools and infrastructure to developers enabling decentralized storage and decentralized authentication & identity. Their App Mining program pays developers building apps on Blockstack, paying out $100k each month across all registered apps. Follow the Zero to Dapp tutorial to learn how to get started.

Media Partners

Besides our regular partnerships DEV DAY'19 gets some support by media partners. We'd like to thank all of them very much to give their best to support us and spread the news.

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