February 27, 2018 | Bespoke, San Francisco, California

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Build the best apps. Be the best developer.

About the Conference

The way we build applications has changed dramatically over the last few years. Gone are the days of developers building every part of their application. Modern development teams are instead assembling their applications using a compilation of API services like Twilio, Stripe, and AWS.


Come learn how to build better, build faster, and build smarter – and have fun doing it.


Brought to you by Okta, Twilio, Atlassian, Algolia and the JS Foundation, Iterate will explore cutting-edge technology and the tools and services you need to build an app that just works.

Why Attend?

Registration for Iterate Developer Conference 2018 is now closed. Please stay tuned for next year!

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Iterate will feature the following tracks.

Build

What are you building today? Learn how the latest technology tools and services can help you build better apps.

Evolve

Work smarter, not harder. Learn how other teams are improving company processes, collaborating, managing up, and building more efficiency every day.

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Keynote Speaker

Jeff Atwood

StackOverflow Founder

Agenda

11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Registration and Lunch
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Keynote
1:45 pm - 2:45 pm
  • Evolve
How to be a Passionate Programmer

Exciting details coming soon!

Emily Morehouse-Valcarcel

Emily Morehouse-Valcarcel

Co-founder and Director of Engineering, Cuttlesoft


Emily is the co-founder and Director of Engineering at Cuttlesoft, a software development company focused on building beauifully designed, highly scalable custom software. She graduated in the summer of 2014 from Florida State University with degrees in Theatre, Criminology, and Computer Science as well as minoring in Mathematics and Psychology (yeah, she was busy!). Since then she's dabbled in graduate-level courses and CPython core development while deepening her level of experience with programming and running a business. She's interested in pursuing further research in the realm of programming language theory, particularly formal verification and parallelization, as well as application development with OSS.
Frank Valcarcel

Frank Valcarcel

Co-founder and Director of Operations, Cuttlesoft


Frank Valcarcel is a born entrepreneur with over a decade of practical IT experience. He has helped lead Cuttlesoft to two states and 10x growth in just three years. That doesn’t mean that he doesn’t get his hands dirty. As a fullstack developer and systems expert, Frank likes to roll up his sleeves and get to work. His motto; “Iterate towards perfection” is emblazoned on the company’s masthead and in his team’s minds.
1:45 pm - 2:45 pm
  • Build
API Throwdown: RPC vs. REST vs. GraphQL

Choosing an API design style can be downright daunting. The RPC vs. REST debate has raged for years, and now there's a new kid on the block: GraphQL. Which is right for your application? I'll demystify these API styles in clear terms and help you decide how to design your API.

Nate Barbettini

Nate Barbettini

Developer Advocate, Okta


Nate is a Microsoft MVP and author who specializes in full-stack .NET and JavaScript. He's a Developer Advocate at Okta and is passionate about helping others write better, more secure code. Nate is the author of The Little ASP.NET Core Book, a popular free e-book for learning the ASP.NET Core framework. He hails from San Francisco but calls Texas home.
2:45 pm - 3:45 pm
  • Build
The Reusable JavaScript Revolution

Three ground-breaking shifts are occurring in the world of JavaScript: Package management, starter kits, and reusable components. These innovations are coalescing to fuel a revolution in the way we write JS. In this session, you'll learn why you can no longer afford to build JavaScript in the old paradigm, and we'll explore how you can make the shift to join the reusable revolution.

Cory House

Cory House

Software architect


Cory House is a software architect, JavaScript specialist, and principal consultant at reactjsconsulting.com. I'm a Microsoft MVP, Pluralsight author, and international speaker. I believe in clean code, pragmatic development, and responsive native UIs. I'm a retired wedding singer, lousy golfer, and lover of fine automobiles.
2:45 pm - 3:45 pm
  • Evolve
Becoming a 10x Developer

How to improve one of the most important and under-discussed skills any engineer can develop: teamwork. Kate will talk about 10 concrete ways you can be a better teammate and help make your engineering team more productive and inclusive.

Kate Heddleston

Kate Heddleston

3:45 pm - 4:15 pm
Networking Break
4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
  • Evolve
Skunkworks: Structures for Highly Efficient Engineering

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Many of us care deeply about the craft of engineering and quality of our work. But we're not the first industry to try to accomplish new advanced things. What can we learn from others that have a proven model? We'll look into one area, aerospace and how truly remarkable things were built to see if we can learn things that could apply the same the software engineering.

Craig Kerstiens

Craig Kerstiens

Head of Cloud, Citus Data


Craig joined the team at Citus Data to help create Citus Cloud, their fully-managed database as a service. As head of cloud, he's responsible for product, engineering, and operations for the cloud database. His goal at Citus: to give developers the experience of having the best DBA in the world. Before Citus, Craig ran product at Heroku Postgres and for Heroku core languages and APIs, where he launched support for Python, PHP, and Go. He also worked on Postgres’y things at Truviso, where he extended Postgres to be a streaming database. He has a degree in Management Information Systems from the University of Alabama, which is where he fell in love with bbq and football.
4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
  • Build
Observability and the Glorious Future

Monitoring hasn't changed in 20+ years, and it doesn't help much when you need to understand modern systems or debug a particular client's issues.  An emerging set of observability tools and practices target this gap by being event-driven, high-cardinality and exploratory... and built for software engineers.

 
Charity Majors

Charity Majors

Engineer, CEO, and Co-founder, honeycomb.io


Charity Majors, CEO and co-founder at honeycomb.io, has been on call since age 17, a terrifying thought. She has been every sort of systems engineer and manager at Facebook, Parse, Linden Lab etc, but somehow always ends up responsible for the databases. She likes free software, free speech, and peaty single-malts
5:15 pm - 6:15 pm
  • Evolve
Optimize Your Life

How can you measure and quantify your life with the intent of improving and optimizing everything you do? How can you use tools to automate the boring parts of your life and become a more efficient/effective person?

Mahdi Yusuf

Mahdi Yusuf

CTO, Gyroscope


Mahdi has been obsessed with tracking and quantifying what it means to be a human for the past few years as the CTO of Gyroscope. In that time he and his team have been obsessed with building the operating system for the human body! That being said, they have also been super focused on making that OS approachable and beautiful for everyone as well as gleaning insights.
5:15 pm - 6:15 pm
  • Build
Deconstructing REST Security

A practical overview of OAuth, JWTs, and bleeding-edge security for REST

David Blevins

David Blevins


David is a veteran of Open Source Java EE in both implementing and defining Java EE specifications for over 10 years with a strong drive to see Java EE simple, testable and as light as Java SE. He is the co-founder of OpenEJB (1999), Geronimo (2003), TomEE (2011). His awards, accolades, and associations include: JavaOne 2012, 2013 & 2015 RockStar award winner, Java Champion 2015, member of the EJB 3.0, EJB 3.1, 3.2, Java EE 6, 7 and 8 Expert Groups, member of the Apache Software Foundation, contributing author to Component-Based Software Engineering: Putting the Pieces Together from Addison Wesley. David is a regular speaker at JavaOne, Devoxx, ApacheCon, OSCon, JAX, and Java-focused conferences.
6:15 pm - 8:00 pm
Reception

Have questions about Iterate? Contact us at [email protected]

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