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, complex contracts in NoSQL stores and advanced systems integration.
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.
Tormod Varhaugvik provides a design and rationale for an In Memory and Big Data architecture for live equity and risk assessment, using Tax Norway’ new architecture as an example.
Peter Niederwieser demonstrates how to do functional web testing with Spock and Geb, two testing tools from the Groovy/Java world.
Steven Sanderson explains how to write abstract and testable application logic without any DOM clutter with Knockout.js and how Knockout automatically updates app’s UI whenever needed.