The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly: 2 Contrasting Approaches for Tech Transformation
There are multiple paths you can take when transforming the technology stack: do you make the change in pieces or at once? Do you build out a POC or the framework first? Should the transformation be mandatory or optional? @WalmartLabs tried two completely different approaches in tech transformation and learned some surprising information and valuable lessons for the future.
Speaker: Alex Grigoryan, Walmart
Speaker: Garth Henson, The Walt Disney Company
Building Websites for the Invisible Majority
The Internet is still a luxury in certain parts of the developing world.Barely half the world is connected online but this is a trend that is rapidly changing. It is estimated that from South Asia alone, nearly a billion users are set to be added to this ecosystem by 2020, bringing with it a ton of new challenges including:
* How can we build websites for someone who is illiterate?
* How can we improve our current internationalization models until they fit seamlessly into our website experience?
* How are our current designs and methods failing in creating a welcoming experience for brand new users, especially those who have never used the Web before in any form?
The talk will provide specific case studies and user stories to illustrate these points so we can begin to examine the Internet as being a truly global medium that has no borders
Speaker: Keerthana Krishnan, Baker Hughes
Don’t Break the Web! – Evolving JS without Ruining Your Day
Speakers: Maggie Pint, Microsoft; Myles Borins, Google; Brian Terlson, Microsoft; Dan Ehrenberg, Igalia
Speaker: Joyee Cheung, Alibaba Cloud
What’s New in Node Core?
Node 10 just entered Long Term Support (LTS). Let’s look at some exciting new features and what the future holds for Node Core.
Speaker: Franziska Hinkelmann, Google
Please Wait… Loading: a Tale of Two Loaders
Speaker: Myles Borins, Google
Going FaaSter: Function as a Service at Netflix
The FaaS revolution is taking the world by storm. Customers love the no-ops and ergonomics of this new paradigm. They enable a revolution in developer velocity, allowing engineers to deploy code to production much faster than before. At Netflix, these features are a perfect fit for the Netflix API Platform, which provides engineers the ability to write and deploy tier-1 services using JS without having to manage infrastructure or operations. However, there are trade-offs to consider. Most offerings today are great for latency intensive tasks, but not for fully fledged services that need to be latency sensitive, reliable, and elastically scalable. Learn about the architecture and internals of Netflix’s JS FaaS platform, which lets engineers deploy JS functions as production services, capable of delivering latency-sensitive services right in the heart of every request to Netflix.
Speaker: Yunong Xiao, Netflix
Internationalize Your Web Applications with Globalize.js
Speaker: Alolita Sharma, AWS
Building a Secure Ecosystem for Node.js
Over the last year, the Node.js security working group has been working to build trust and make the ecosystem safer through a number of initiatives. During this panel discussion, members of the working group, security researchers, and companies deploying Node.js will discuss some of the key challenges and progress to make the Node.js platform and ecosystem safer. We’ll cover it all including security reporting, internal triaging processes, CVE assignment, and current and future initiatives to strengthen security measures in the ecosystem.
Speaker: Liran Tal, Nielsen; Michael Dawson, IBM; Vladimir de Turckheim, Sqreen; Stephanie Evans, LinkedIn
Offline First: Making Your App Awesome When the Network Isn’t
Speaker: Teri Chadbourne, IBM
Speaker: Jory Burson, Bocoup