During two days, more than 250 people will enjoy a single track of hot topics.
How will our favourite technological platform – namely the Web – change in the upcoming months? Learn everything from the best sources in the industry — the community members that make all the magic happen.
A major rail and highway hub, the former Flemish city is directly connected to London, Paris, CDG airport and Brussels with a high speed train line.
Beautifully restored, the center of the city is full of small shops and nice restaurants.We picked one of the most amazing locations for the conference. The two days will be spent at Euratechnologies, a former textile factory refurbished into a large incubator and accelerator. Parties will also be taking place throughout the whole city.
The cold weather (expect between -9°C and 0°C/15.8°F to 32°F) will not stop the bravest members of the communities to run in the snow among the woods!
The web was initially built around location based patterns, such as 'sites' or 'addresses'. It's now turning into a time-based experience with 'timelines' and 'events'. This changes everything! This discussion will highlight how this change of paradigm has impacts up to the languages and algorithms we use to build our beloved web!
Google BigQuery is a data analysis service that can crunch through terabytes of data in a couple tens of seconds, even with complex SQL queries. It is one of the most used tools at Google internally. This session goes through the algorithms behind it in a simplified and hopefully accessible way.
Design a Thingy. Set up a website to sell them. Debuts are hard, so sell them also at meetups, face-to-face. Build a community of Thingies designers, set up a marketplace. A winding road, paved with code.
In the past couple of years everyone evangelised 3D printing fuelling tons of discussions, ideas, hopes: Let's go over what has happened, the good, the bad and the ugly, in the 3D printing world. From printing airplanes to villas, what's to be expected from this industry in 2014 and the next couple of years?!
From SEO to a highly performant infinite scrolling implementation, I will show you a handful collection of tips & tricks gathered by working on the largest Ember.js open-source application: Discourse.
If you would like to see how Bluetooth, NFC, sensors and the latest mobile computing technologies can turn everyday actions into games which blur the lines between people and their phones join us for this breathtaking (literally) demo session.
Unleash the true power of your datacenter ; next generation resource management systems will make your code run where it has to. Code once, scale and run everywhere
Node.js is awesome. But some libraries are made by egocentric people : how to contain all DB interaction to the connection callback ? This talk help you to use data structure to keep safe your code.
When the technical ignorance of investigative journalists puts their informants in harms way, when poorly designed software infrastructures causes millions of customer passwords and credit cards to be leaked, it's time to take a rational approach to security
Hypermedia will liberate your mind and give wings to the soul of your code. In this talk I will present the rational behind REST Hypermedia APIs through concrete examples from real world projects.
Learn why should care about layout rendering in the browser, and how your webapp can benefit from some understanding of the role played by the CPU and GPU.
IT technology is shared by all developers and developers in the world, but does it mean that cultures and nationalities do not play a role anymore ? shall we avoid taking care about the difference between a German customer, an Indian or a Japanese one ? When doing business cross-border, we better care about the cultural factor ! There is no international development without cultural competencies.
Many of us dream about being our own boss, and shipping code from a beach in Thailand. This is a state beyond a mortal programmer's existence, I call this state: Consulting Zen. The path to the state of Consulting Zen is long and arduous. It is a path marked by 7 am conference calls, absurd clients, and high stress. In my talk, I will show you how to effectively achieve Consulting Zen.
One of our bigger problems at the moment is finding great developers. But instead of finding the best of the best, we should find the motivated and make them the best.
The challenging and exciting world of Data Visualisation using D3 and Rickshaw. I'll share my experience building Server Density's Time-Series Graphs, I'll say why Data Visualisation is interesting to both designers and developers and I'll cover how to get started with D3.
All the world's a stage... including the world of code. Here's what we can learn from the "open source" performance arts about collaboration, experimentation, and shipping creative projects.
While releasing Azure in 2008, Microsoft transformed itself from a software company to a device and service company. Scaling databases, finding equilibrium between network performances and availability, morphing from .NET only to a much broader set of services including Hadoop as a service, you will soon know everything about Azure's birth and growth.
Exploring different ways to handle data upgrades, light schemas and stay sane and productive along the way. All of this done while enjoying the schema free NoSQL countryside.
Internet of the things is almost everywhere now, let's discover two of the up and coming key messaging protocols, specified and standardised for "M2M" applications.
Every 3 years, the open web application security project (OWASP) releases a new Top 10 vulnerabilities, this talk will walk you through 2013s list.
Client Libraries that wrap your API are useful, but painful to maintain. I'll cover techniques that will help you build maintainable, testable libraries and help you build a better HTTP API.
Surveillance agencies around the world are all seeing , all hearing. They hoover up all your data. This discussion will give an overview of what the 'bad guys' see and how to protect yourself.
Being a Web addict in big enterprises can lead to experiences hard times. The talk will presents the new generation of tools which allows JS dev to head up: Yeoman, Grunt, Bower, Angular, Mocha, Karma
DevOps is the new black. Everybody is talking about it. But what's DevOps and what it isn't ? Figure out the truth and wrong assumptions about it!
Convincing your client on investing in continuous, real-device testing can be quite tedious. Join me in sharing and completing an ultimate guide to convince the uninformed !
It takes a lot of energy to keep the Web's engines idling ! In this talk, I'll show you just how much energy your designs consume and offer easy tips to help you craft energy-efficient experiences.
writing is very close to what you're doing, so you should not be afraid of it. And for coders, writing is a very important skill: to share your expertise with the rest of the world. And more important: to write * exciting * functional specs that people want to read.
Many of these new databases do away with SQL and are lumped together as NoSQL. NoSQL is a bad name. I have a NoSQL toaster. Over roughly 30 minutes I'll look at the different types of NoSQL database, when you would use them and what strengths/weaknesses they each have.
How much code is required to build Angular's headline features? I'll take you through a minimal rewrite of Angular to learn more about Angular and the design tradeoffs in MVC framework design.
Where do you start when designing children's game or app for mobile? Come learn the best practices for building engaging experiences that minimize frustration and maximize fun.
This talk is a demonstration on how Go's concurrency features and standard library can make sound processing fun and efficient.
Using new research and real world examples, I will cover a range of techniques the Guardian is using to make their CSS load as fast as possible, and ultimately keeping it off the critical path.
We've all been to hack days, but we decided to do something different. We made something crazy, fun, and dangerous. We broke a laser, skinned a robot cat, we were taught to use a fire extinguisher.
Web technology is increasingly built to be extensible by every developer instead of just browser vendors and standards committees. Welcome to hacking in the Own-Adventure Web!
3 stars or 4 stars? This is your call. Mention the Take Off Conference when booking your hotel at the Mercure Lille Centre or Why Hotel and you will be able to claim up a discount. Plus, we will run a shuttle bus in the morning between these hotels and the conference center. Cheaper options can include AirBnB hosts, but try to stay around the Railway stations and the Rihour square!
Do you enjoy parties? We do.
But do not be afraid, nothing is mandatory. We are trying to create a cool and respectful atmosphere for each of these events:
Plus! There is a water canal running from the center of the city to the conference venue. If you are healthy enough, join our 5K run on Friday morning for fun and PROFIT!
Lille is a bike-friendly city and the conference center is close to two subway stops: Canteleu or Bois-Blancs.
Our favorite places in the cities are two small bars. If you enjoy electronic music and are into graphical arts, jump into Le Monde Moderne and visit the second floor. If you want to be reminded of the Belle Epoque and 30’s, the Illustration will suits you. And finally, we are not sure that everyone should know this amazing bar, but the best Belgian [beware — strong beers] and Europeans beer are on tap at La Capsule.
We will have you covered but keep two addresses in mind. Chez La Vieille (rue de Gand) will stuff you with delicious local food while Le Broc will probably win the minds of the most exclusive cheese lovers. Should you want more, our team curated a nice list of cool bars, restaurants and places to visit.