Conference Theme

Although the theme sets the general tone of the conference, it doesn’t preclude session topics that might be considered “off theme.” The goal of the theme is to stimulate ideas, not to prevent discussion.

Software Reliability

We’ve made dramatic advances in many areas of software development, but reliability seems like it’s the last to gain focus—probably because the topic is so challenging.

  • What are the different aspects of reliability?
  • What have we tried that hasn’t worked?
  • What needs to change before we start taking it seriously?
  • Are reliability and security connected?
  • How can type systems relate to reliability?
  • What architectures support reliability?
  • What are new ways to think about this problem (Such as Erlang/Elixir and Scala3/ZIO2)?

Recent Topics

Here are session topics from recent conferences, created by attendees:

  • Age/D+I in Tech
  • Ansible vs Salt at Massive Scale
  • Coding for Positive Social Impact
  • Exception Handling from Code to Client
  • Financial Independence
  • Functional Programming
  • Growing a Meetup Group
  • Help! I’m drowning in languages!
  • How do I hire better?
  • How to Initiate Change?
  • Change and Technical Leadership
  • Introduction to Pony Language
  • Job Offer Negotiation
  • Kubernetes
  • Lambdas or Longer (Serverless)
  • Low Level Programing Tips & Tricks
  • Machine Learning Framework (Image Recognition)
  • Microservices: When are they Macroservices?
  • Navigating from Proprietary to Open Source
  • Purging CI/CD Tech Debt
  • Real World Experiences in Spark
  • Scaling Orgs when Self-Organizing (Intentional Culture Creation)
  • Sharing Critical Data Between Services
  • Staying Happy, Healthy, and Patient in Software
  • Staying Motivated - What Drives You?
  • University to Software Engineer Pipeline
  • Up-front Design, Documentation, and Architecture
  • What book helped you grow?
  • What is a Code Review?
  • What makes a good interview question?
  • What makes for Satisfying Soft. Eng. Career Growth?
  • Where are your commits deployed?
  • Women’s Experiences in Tech
  • Working Remote

You can also create morning workshops.