Adam Blum covers the latest smartphone capabilities, advising developers to stay ahead of the pack with examples of hardware and applications that are at the forefront of this ever-changing frontier.
Robert Annett explores some of the issues of upgrading, maintaining or replacing legacy Java and .NET applications that haven't been touched in a decade, providing advice on solving common problems.
Jesper Richter-Reichhelm shares lessons learned from failures while scaling Wooga games to millions of daily users.
The authors explore engaging audiences through play, and how open source software, interactive video, and 3D projection mapping invites a dialogue with the participants in a multi-media environment.
The speakers tell stories on recruiting technical people: what they do, what drives their decisions, and why they feel it's important to leave recruitment completely in the hands of the HR department.
Martijn Verburg and Zoe Slattery explain how to make the best use of community resources to find the ideal employee as well as sharing some horror stories.
Trisha Gee and Dan North explain how to effectively assess job candidates, treating them fairly and evenhandedly, gathering evidence to support a hiring, or passing, decision.
Romilly Cocking explains how to make Pi interact with the outside world, from flashing LEDs to autonomous robots, with examples of how to connect to lights, motors, and sensors.
Rain Ashford discusses how wearable technology has emerged from its early roots in cybernetics and sci-fi and how projects are developing outside the current bubble of media hyperbole.
Andrew Clegg overviews methods and provides use cases for performing data sets operations like membership testing, distinct counts, and nearest-neighbour finding more efficiently.
John O’Hara discusses banking business and technology integration, covering: low-latency, high-frequency trading, in-memory caches, multi-terabyte time-series databases, and contracts in NoSQL stores.
Chris Swan discusses user experience for banking and financial mobile applications, architectures, and the frameworks and containers that ease the way to secure deployment into production.