Open Source North

Speakers

Amy Cullen

Executive Director of UX and Design

Creed Interactive

People navigate digital products and digital worlds primarily subconsciously. Harnessing the power of the subconscious and understanding the ethics of designing and building for the subconscious mind–as much as for the conscious–is key to making products that are best in class.

Ashley Berry

Lead Software Engineer, Software Engineering Manager

Monkeyjump Labs

This session will delve into the importance of cultivating compassion and understanding in tech teams. It will explore the benefits of understanding and accommodating different communication styles and sensitivities in software development teams, leading to enhanced team performance and well-being. The presentation will also discuss practical techniques for creating a compassionate work environment, including active […]

Ashok Palaniswamy

Sr. Product Development Lead

Cargill

Putting “Customer” in the center becomes a top priority for product engineering teams, these days. One key element to that mindset is product “support” & quick turnaround time is crucial to keep customers happy. While modern engineering practices excel in agility to deliver working software, the frameworks don’t focus directly on attending to customers’ needs. […]

Ayisha Tabbassum

Cloud Operations Lead

Otis

Google’s Gemini AI -New Era New Technology. Webinar Content: Gemini AI Product Overview; Technologies Behind Gemini AI; Capabilities of Gemini AI; Live demo on Google AI Studio; Adaptability of Gemini AI with tech stack; Integration Landscape in Retail, Healthcare and Cloud; Growth Trajectory

Benjamin Spain

Engineering Manager

Thrivent

The debate around the eventual adoption of AI for software engineering tasks is over: it’s happening, and more businesses will adopt Large Language Model and Prompt Engineering in the future for software development needs. As modern day Software Engineers, what pivots should we make, in our skillset to transition accordingly? Having spent a significant time […]

Bill Zhang

Sr. Director, Product Management

Cloudera

As organizations grapple with ever-growing volumes of data, managing and querying large-scale datasets efficiently becomes a critical challenge. Apache Iceberg, an open-source table format for large, slow-changing datasets, emerges as a promising solution to address these Big Data challenges. This session aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of how Apache Iceberg revolutionizes data management, offering […]

Casie Siekman

Director of Engineering

Coforma

Humans are full of bias and we know it, it’s our job to recognize our biases and address them proactively. In our professional lives as developers, one of the first places people run into bias is the interview process. Bias can affect how the pipeline gets filled, how applications are reviewed, how interview templates are […]

Chad Juettner

Sr. Solution Architect

SDG

Generative AI has taken the world by storm because we’ve been able to see – through consumer applications — how powerful the latest machine learning models have become. While a lot of attention has been given to how consumers are using generative AI, we think there is an even bigger opportunity in how businesses will […]

Christopher Gerber

Solution Architect

Keyva, Inc.

Toil was coined by Google in its SRE book as service operations work that is manual, repetitive, automate-able, interrupts other work, and though necessary, doesn’t result in a permanent improvement to the system or service. Work like running a script to fix a load balancer or logging in to update resource limits on a service […]

Cooper Melgreen

Sr. Solutions Engineer

HashiCorp

In this session, we’ll discuss how platform teams can use the Terraform Testing Framework to ensure consistent delivery of Infrastructure as Code regardless of how the infrastructure is requested by business consumers and developers.

Éamon Ryan

Senior Principal Field Engineer

Grafana Labs

Are you still running apps by the seat of your pants with no insights into how they’re really doing? Or perhaps you’ve got some insights, but they’re incomplete, too expensive, too narrow, too wide or too hard to correlate against actual application behavior or problems? Then join us as we guide you live through the […]

Erika Von Kampen

Enterprise Risk and Compliance Senior Security Consultant

Best Buy

Many people have wondered whether GitHub Copilot generates mostly secure or vulnerable code — and I’ll talk about that — but the field of security can, and should, encompass so much more. Copilot interacts with software reliability, privacy, legal risks (not just copyright), developer behavior, complicated ethical questions, and human power structures, right down to […]

Greg Case

Principal Engineer

Target

I pride myself on being a lazy engineer, and trying to automate my day to day work as much as possible. In this talk, I’ll give a brief overview of the history of automation, before going on a math based explanation on how to associate a dollar mount to the value of laziness and how […]

Jason Bock

Staff Software Engineer

Rocket Mortgage

NuGet is the standard packaging system in .NET. Most of us use it on a daily basis, but have you ever looked under the hood to see what a NuGet package really is? In this session, I’ll cover the details of NuGet packages, including creating packages, global tools, SourceLink, and so much more.

Jeannie Warner, CISSP

Director- PMM

Exabeam

There seems to be a new article every day in techie media indicating renewed interest in the intersection of artificial intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), and the security industry. Vendors are suggesting that AI has the potential to act as a team member, replace missing expertise, and reduce headcount for detecting, investigating, responding to, and […]

Jeff Kaiserman

Practice Director, Security and Risk

Slalom

This presentation will give the attendees an understanding of some of the more popular open source penetration testing tools and how they align to the Lockheed Martin Kill Chain. Tools will include Metasploit, BurpSuite, Pacu, Shodan and others. We will also cover tools that require that the user already has access to the environment, like […]

Jenna Pederson

Principal Developer Advocate

AWS

Watching Grey’s Anatomy doesn’t make me a doctor and using generative AI doesn’t make me a software engineer. Our work as software engineers requires critical thinking, problem solving, and empathy in a way that AI isn’t capable of. In this talk, we’ll look at generative AI as an amplifier of our work, one tool in […]

Jesse Hall

Developer Advocate

MongoDB

2024 will see a record amount of GenAI applications in production. This also means 2024 will see a lot of investment go into AI infrastructure and pipeline optimization. AI Engineers are going to be at the center of it all. This talk provides you with the mindset and tools to get ahead of the curve […]

Jessica Garson

Senior Developer Advocate

Elastic

A little over a year ago, while going through a stressful time, I got into basketball to shift focus. I wanted to dive deeper and learn more about my favorite Boston Celtics team, so I built a dashboard with Elasticsearch and Kibana. This talk will show you how to load data in Elastic using Python, […]

Joel Tosi

Co-Founder

Dojo and Co

Too much design up front and you are bumping into the design all of the time (and losing time). Not enough design and your system can crumble in reality. How do you blend architecture so you have the right decisions at the right time, and give them enough due dilligence? In this session we will […]

John Russ

Software Engineer

Chewy

In a world of containerized everything, why not your database? No more pasting queries into config and crossing your fingers that they’ll work once your app is in dev. This talk will attempt to convince you to stop mocking your database layer and instead write tests that actually utilize it. You’ll learn about simple tools […]

John Stupka

Principal Software Engineer

Microsoft

So you’ve just built your very first application and it’s running on a couple free credits you got to use a no-name cloud provider. You’ve got three servers. One of them is your database server that you run a backup job on it with a cron job. Another is in charge of the Frontend running […]

Justin Grammens

Managing Partner

Recursive Awesome

This presentation will explore innovative applications of LLMs across the engineering lifecycle, from ideation and design to implementation and testing. We’ll showcase practical examples, including automated requirements gathering, design optimization, code generation, and model testing, highlighting how LLMs can streamline processes, enhance team productivity, and drive project success. Join us to learn how anyone can […]

Kassie Gibbons

UX Designer

RBA

Do you want to tap into the potential of a wider audience, drive innovation, and create a more positive impact on the world? In this presentation, we will explore the principles of inclusive design and how they can be applied to create products, services, and environments that are accessible and usable by everyone. We will […]

Keith Resar

Integration Engineer

Confluent

This compelling session, crafted for data enthusiasts and system architects alike, is your golden ticket to mastering Kafka Connect. Learn what Connectors bring to Kafka and your realtime data integration strategy. Get your first look at the underling code to implement a custom Connector to compare with other integration techniques like native Kafka clients or […]

Kyle Marek-Spartz

Director of Site Reliability Engineering

Shipt

Like many reliability investments, the value of observability often isn’t appreciated until things go wrong, so figuring out who gets the bill can be difficult. Mapping usage to specific teams is helpful, but the ever-increasing surface area of observability capabilities across tracing, logs, metrics, error tracking, real user monitoring, and more, complicates the mapping. Getting […]

Levi Geinert

SVP, Head of Engineering Advocacy and Innovation

U.S. Bank

Exploring how U.S. Bank is building a developer platform to improve developer experience while also impacting the way they develop and operate their products. In this talk, we will share details about the U.S. Bank Shield Platform which is a unified application development platform that automates infrastructure services to enable rapid, reliable, repeatable and secure […]

Luke A Schlangen

Developer Advocate

Google

Deploying an application can be intimidating. Let’s make it fun! The JavaScript ecosystem moves so quickly that it can leave you wondering: Can I actually deploy [JavaScript framework] to the internet? Yes. Let’s prove it by deploying as many JavaScript Frameworks as we can as quickly as we can.

Lynn Wehrman

President and CEO

Digital Accessibility by WeCo

Being digitally accessible to the public, customers and employees is so much more than a legal requirement. It’s a necessary part of being an inclusive business and organization. It’s easy to assume that only orgs with deep pockets have the power to overhaul inaccessible websites and revamp software programs for users who live with disabilities. […]

Maggie Krummel

Senior Field Engineer

Grafana Labs

Are you still running apps by the seat of your pants with no insights into how they’re really doing? Or perhaps you’ve got some insights, but they’re incomplete, too expensive, too narrow, too wide or too hard to correlate against actual application behavior or problems? Then join us as we guide you live through the […]

Matt Schroeder

Director of Technology, Real-Time Data

Improving

In the dynamic and demanding world of software engineering, we frequently overlook the hidden lessons and skills honed outside of the office – particularly, those gained from parenting. I’ve discovered that the chaos and daily challenges of parenting are remarkably similar to those of software development. From dealing with unpredictable behavior to learning the art […]

Matt Vaughn

Frontend Solutions Architect

Build Motion, Patterson Companies

I have spent the majority of my career studying and implementing enterprise and application architectures using SOLID principles, design patterns, domain-driven design, test-driven development, pragmatic programming, code generation, web/service APIs, micro-service structures, etc. This session will demonstrate how to use and implement these enterprise/application elements to build powerful applications using Angular and Typescript that are […]

Matthew Schroer

Associate Energy Efficiency Engineer

Xcel Energy

Xcel Energy has been rolling out smart meters to all of its customers that unlock new abilities. if you have gotten yours you may be wondering what can they do, And how does this new meter benefit me? In this presentation, Matthew will be discussing how Xcel smart meters allow customers to communicate directly with […]

Meagan Taylor

UX Designer II

Riot Games

In the thrilling world of gaming, the dichotomy between design goals and outcomes can be as perplexing as navigating a maze with multiple paths. As a UX designer immersed in this landscape, this talk delves into the playful yet intricate dance between our intended design goals and the unpredictable outcomes in gaming experiences. Through amusing […]

Mike Benkovich

Principle Cloud Architect

BenkoTIPS Consulting Services

An application is an idea that has code, data and infrastructure, and choosing whether to build a conveyor belt or to put up guard rails along the path is important in maintaining velocity to the cloud. In this session, we explore the tools available in Azure for creating and enforcing governance policy, standards and infrastructure, […]

Nick Krantz

Software Developer

Livefront

Codebases have an indefinite lifespan, and they are always expanding. Over time, features multiply, requirements change, and there is developer turnover. Without proactive maintenance or planning, tasks such as adding new features, fixing bugs, or onboarding new developers can become daunting. Join us to discover strategies for maintaining your own codebase and gain tips to […]

Nikhil Barthwal

Sr. Software Engineer

Self employed

Knative is a Kubernetes-based platform to build, deploy, and manage modern serverless workloads. It provides a set of middleware components that are essential to build modern, source-centric, and container-based applications that can run anywhere: on-premises, in the cloud, or even in a third-party data center. Knative components are built on Kubernetes and codify the best […]

Norbert Kuchenmeister

Manager of Consulting

Camunda

Microservices, Kubernetes, and geographically distributed applications can sound like an organizational nightmare. A recent (2022) poll by Kong placed the average number of microservices for a single enterprise at 184! Modern architecture patterns are great at optimizing resource usage, but what happens when you need to make a critical change to one process that spans […]

Paul DeLaria

Partner Solution Architect

AWS

Generative AI has taken the world by storm because we’ve been able to see – through consumer applications — how powerful the latest machine learning models have become. While a lot of attention has been given to how consumers are using generative AI, we think there is an even bigger opportunity in how businesses will […]

Raj Gogenini

Sr. Product Development Lead

Cargill

Putting “Customer” in the center becomes a top priority for product engineering teams, these days. One key element to that mindset is product “support” & quick turnaround time is crucial to keep customers happy. While modern engineering practices excel in agility to deliver working software, the frameworks don’t focus directly on attending to customers’ needs. […]

Rich Hagarty

Developer Advocate

IBM

Java was never built to run in the cloud. Controversial, but true. With slow start-up and ramp-up times, traditional Java workloads running in conventional JVMs just aren’t optimized for cloud-native distributed architectures like microservices and serverless. So, what innovations have been developed that could enable us to continue to take advantage of these powerful tools, […]

Ruchi Batra

SVP, Software Engineering

U.S. Bank

Exploring how U.S. Bank is building a developer platform to improve developer experience while also impacting the way they develop and operate their products. In this talk, we will share details about the U.S. Bank Shield Platform which is a unified application development platform that automates infrastructure services to enable rapid, reliable, repeatable and secure […]

Rylie Johnson

Software Engineer

Plural

Open States strives to improve civic engagement at the state and federal level by providing data and tools regarding state legislatures by aggregating legislative information from all 50 states, Congress, Washington, D.C., and Territories. This information is then standardized, cleaned, and published to the public for free. Collecting all that legislative data from official sources […]

Senthil Kumaran

CTO

Virtuwell by Healthpartners

In today’s rapidly evolving healthcare landscape, the integration of technology has become imperative for enhancing patient care and access. This presentation explores the transformative potential of Hybrid Care, a novel approach that combines the convenience of virtual care with the human touch of in-person interactions. We delve into the challenges of traditional telehealth and elucidate […]

Soumya D. Morse-Sanyal

Senior Engineering Manager

Like many reliability investments, the value of observability often isn’t appreciated until things go wrong, so figuring out who gets the bill can be difficult. Mapping usage to specific teams is helpful, but the ever-increasing surface area of observability capabilities across tracing, logs, metrics, error tracking, real user monitoring, and more, complicates the mapping. Getting […]

Sri Harsha Gajavalli

PPML Researcher

Arizona State University

The power of machine learning (ML) has transformed numerous industries, but its reliance on vast amounts of data raises critical privacy concerns. This talk dives into real-world examples where ML poses privacy risks, showcasing how seemingly harmless data collection can lead to sensitive information exposure. Through compelling case studies, we’ll explore scenarios where: – Personal […]

Tarun Bhatia

Senior Engineering Program Manager

Medtronic

In highly Globalized teams, how do you collaborate with Technology, Marketing, Sales, Operations, Strategy, and other disciplines as you build your products? What happens when those folks are residing in another State? What if they are in another Continent? The presentation will discuss best practices for leading and partnering across business boundaries.

Todd Larson

Chief Technology Officer

Human Powered Health

Join Todd as he takes you on a candid exploration of his decade long entrepreneurial journey as co-founder of TeamGenius, a Minnesota-based tech startup specializing in youth sports and athlete evaluations. In this presentation, Todd will share the highs and lows, hard lessons learned, and nuggets of wisdom that any aspiring tech founder should know. […]

Tom Wheeler

Principal Curriculum Developer

Temporal Technologies

As developers, we strive for scalability, availability, and reliability in our applications. Conventional wisdom suggests that we must make tradeoffs, because we can achieve only two of them at most. If we favor scalability and availability, for example, we might redesign a monolithic application as a cloud native application distributed across multiple regions. This sacrifices […]

Travis Gosselin

Distinguished Software Engineer

SPS Commerce

Modern HTTP APIs run the contemporary tech world. As a result, every organization is now required to produce and consume APIs in some way. The need for your organization to productively design, build, deploy and operate RESTful APIs is higher than it has ever been for you to stay competitive. Developing the processes and tools […]

Zach Hughes

Vice President, Information Technology

CHS

The cult classic, Office Space, was released in 1999. Back then, I was early in my professional IT career. I was living the hilarity that I saw on the screen. Even though we’ve come so far as an industry and profession, there’s still so much truth that rings through today. The Bobs The boss of […]

Showing all 51 results