Take Off Conference 2016

Purpose

The Take Off Conference is an exclusive community event, targeting developers and designers who enjoy their craft.

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.

Take Off conf Conference dedicated to a harassment-free conference experience for everyone. Our code of conduct can be found here.

Location

Lille, an active startup community, is located between London and Paris.

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!

ETA

The conference will take place on Thursday, October 20th and Friday, October 21th 2016.

You will have a full weekend to enjoy the city and its surroundings.

Speakers

Sessions
one single track
SCHE
Day 1
8:00
Door opening and breakfast
Morning Talks
Auditorium
9:15
Opening talk
Takeoffconf Team
9:30
The Web and the Butterfly Effect
Angela Ricci & Emmanuel Demey
10:00
Discover how machine can predict the future!
Fabien Vauchelles
10:30
Docker, from Utopia to Reality
Leo Unbekandt
11:00
Coffee break
11:30
Why and how bookkeepers fucked up IT
Quentin Adam
12:00
Beyond Multi-Tenancy: Introducing a New Container-Based Application Factory
Damien Metzler
12:30
Algolias Fury Road to a Worldwide API
Olivier Lance
13:00
Lunch
Afternoon Talks
Auditorium
14:30
I just hacked your app!
Marcos Placona
15:00
All those bots are gonna steal your job
Yannick Schutz
15:30
Coffee break
16:00
APIs and the Bot Revolution
Nicolas Grenié
16:30
Craftmanship, CSS and Vexillology
Tim Carry
17:30
Ending talk
18:00
Apero #JDMC2016 @Switch
19:30
Party (beers and dinner)
DULE
Day 2
07:30
5K
8:00
Door opening and breakfast
Morning Talks
Auditorium
9:15
Opening talk
Takeoffconf Team
9:30
How to rescue tech migrants from Brexit
Dan Garland
10:00
Create modern web APIs in minutes
Kevin Dunglas
10:30
Sharing Code Between Web and Native Apps
Sebastian Witalec
11:00
Coffee break
11:30
Let your devices talk to each other
Laurent Doguin
12:00
Building a Web API with Hanami
Christophe Philemotte
12:30
Elixir a language for the Future
Joao Moura
13:00
Lunch
Afternoon Talks
Auditorium
14:30
Tensorflow and deep learning, without at PhD
Martin Görner
15:00
Life Beyond Relational Database
Arnaud Bailly
15:30
Functional Webapps : What's next?
Matthias Dugué
16:00
Coffee break
16:30
ECMAScript 6 is so 2015! Meet ES2016
Paul Verbeek
17:00
React : From the Web to Native and back
Hugo Agbonon
17:30
Persistent storage tailored for containers
Quentin Hocquet
18:00
Ending talk
19:00
After in town

Flight Plan

Your stay in Lille...

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!

Cocktail, party, run and surprise

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:

  • on the 20th, the official party will take place in an amazing location, including local food and music
  • on the 21st — the local community will throw unofficial parties, locations to be announced later

And your venue

Lille is a bike-friendly city and the conference center is close to two subway stops: Canteleu or Bois-Blancs.

Out of space

  • Drinks

    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.

  • Museums

    Art Brut or Beaux arts? Either option works with us. Visit the LaM or the Palais des Beaux Arts and be impressed by the regional cultural heritage. We are in the heart of Europe and our cultural and industrial heritage was a fertile ground for many artists.

  • Food

    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.

Kindly supported by

  • Twilio
  • Algolia
  • Clevercloud
  • Tymate
  • Les-Tilleuls
  • Critizr
  • Talkus
  • Euratechnologies