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.
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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 slightly cold autumn months (expect between 8°C and 14°C/46.4°F to 57.2°F) will not stop the bravest members of the communities to enjoy a beer outside!
You will have a full weekend to enjoy the city and its surroundings.
Our call for papers is available here and we will update the list of speakers until the end of September.
“Small events can have large, widespread consequences”. Are the small decisions we take during a project able to create a wave of problems for which the causes would be impossible to pinpoint? We’ll try to show you how everything in web development is connected and interdependent. (Session with Angela Ricci)
In this session, you will see a new application factory infrastructure built to avoid the limitations of multi-tenancy, using customized Docker containers deployed on demand for each tenant, while still being able to manage this as a single application.
For three years, Docker's hype has rocketed, everyone is speaking about it, all the big players have attempted to create products around this technology. Managers think that they'll eventually dockerize their infrastructure and their companies will suddenly become unicorns. It sounds wrong doesn't it? What's the reality?
Last year we read a lot about ES6, or ES2015. Some have started using it using Babel or other tools, and browsers have started implementing it. But what about the new stuff happening this year? What about ES2016 (and further)? And how can you keep up to date by understanding the spec and it’s different stages?
The IoT world is slowly getting rid of the central server piece but let's face it, we are not there yet. In the future, devices should be able to talk to each other without any central component. This talk is an attempt to speed up this process. I will explain how I created a simple chat app as an example to demonstrate this with the help of Couchbase Lite.
Is betting on complex, heavily integrated frontend stacks (hi! React) always the best available choice? (spoiler: nope). Let's go back to small agnostic librairies, using standards, and thinking our core logics differently, to build next performant Webapps.
If you interest on new technologies and Elixir, this talk is perfect for you. We'll go trough basics and dive into the language by checking its ecosystem that is emerging around web development. We'll talk about Elixir's greatest features and also about what is Functional Programming and how elixir is driven by it.
This talk is about how financially minded management of companies lead to split the IT management into several business units, each with its own goals and management. This split creates misalignment and conflicts between teams that were supposed to work together. This is a toolbox designed to help you bring proper implementation of devops.
How Algolia built its worldwide search API in 15 regions. What were the steps, the failings and the learnings.
CSS Flags is a crazy project where I recreate all the flags of the world in pure CSS, with only one `div` per flag. In this talk I'll walk you through the various secret techniques to use a single div to its fullest. We'll also see why crazy stupid projects like this can also be the more important to achieve.
“Small events can have large, widespread consequences”. Are the small decisions we take during a project able to create a wave of problems for which the causes would be impossible to pinpoint? We’ll try to show you how everything in web development is connected and interdependent. (Session with Emmanuel Demey)
Random Forest, Cross Validation, Clustering... This is the new language of the developer! When we look closer, Machine Learning is simple: we clean data, we assemble datasets and we evaluate algorithms. It's a lot of experiments. I'll introduce you to this universe by the example.
The bot economy is booming and It's happening thanks to APIs provided by the platform like Slack, Telegram or Facebook. An easy way to launch your own bot is to piggy back on top on an existing API. But is this API bot-ready? It is appropriate to be consumed by bots? How does the conversional aspect of bots impact the API design?
An exploration by example of what the React JS library and its ecosystem have to offer, from Web to Native apps, by mastering very few concepts.
Google has recently open-sourced its framework for machine learning and neural networks called Tensorflow. With this new tool, deep machine learning transitions from an area of research into mainstream software engineering. In this session, we will teach you how to choose the right neural network for your problem and how to make it behave.
Chatops and bots are our best friends, they won’t replace us but they can help us have a better life. How? Let’s investigate some use cases. From pages at night to auditing for CVEs, what can a bot do that you will probably forget? Let's take a look at our journey towards ChatOps and bots and see how we managed to increase the whole company productivity thanks to that.
Android security is nowhere near where it should be. I have been able to hack and get sensitive information from a few different apps and I’m just an amateur hacker at best. In this session we will explore a number of ways an Android app can be exploited and most importantly methods that we can use to avoid these attacks.
Today, building a web app usually includes building a web API. In Ruby, you can pick one of common options, Rails or Sinatra, or a new interesting one: Hanami. I'll present in the talk the reasons that pushed me to pick Hanami to develop a web API, a quick tour of the framework and its basics, and how to use it to develop a web API.
3 stars or 4 stars? This is your call. There are several convenient solutions like the Mercure Lille Centre or Why Hotel. 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:
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.