"An Insider Look Inside the World’s Biggest Sports Videogame"Football is the most popular sport in the world, and EA SPORTS FIFA is the most popular sports video game. It allows fans to get immersed and to continue enjoying their passion for football like no other game. But, 8 years ago, right when transitioning from Xbox to Xbox 360 and PS2 to PS3, FIFA was criticized for a lack of quality, innovation and authenticity. In this talk, the vision, process, and steps that were taken year on year to turn that criticism into universal acclaims, exponential growth, and leadership in technology and entertainment innovation are explained: 8 years of FIFA development over a generation of consoles, leading to the new PS4 and Xbox One platforms.
"Dogged Determination: Insights Into the Development Process and Key Technologies Used by Naughty Dog"The talk will attempt to reveal some of the "secrets" of Naughty Dog's success as a game developer. I'll cover the high-level structure of the company, our overall development process and "best practices" that enable us to produce award-winning games. I'll also explore some of our keystone technologies -- the foundations upon which our game engine is built. These include optimization techniques for modern superscalar CPU architectures, best practices in memory allocation, empowering content creators through script and data-driven systems, and taking advantage of parallel hardware via concurrent jobs.
"Cloud delivers opportunity!"Cloud delivers opportunity: transforms the way technology supports an organization, through improved resource efficiency but also operating innovation, sometimes in surprising ways. Discuss how cloud is already a reality, how it delivers services that fulfill our personal and professional experiences through a world of devices is the goal for this session. Learn how this ecosystem supports entrepreneurship and what are the most common usage scenarios.
"Explicit and Implicit Semantics: Two Sides of One Coin"The challenge of understanding data has first been tackled by philosophers and linguistics who asked what it means if people say something. Traditionally, from Aristoteles to Wittgenstein I a logic representation perspective has been pursued that models categories and uses such categories to determine the meaning of words and sentences. In the 20th century empiricists in philosophy and linguistics took a new point of view that understood semantics of language as a social construct and tried to elicit semantics from the observation of language and communication context. In computer science in general and in the semantic web in particular we encounter the need to account for both explicit and implicit semantics of data. This task will give a perspective on this need and outline further research that needs to be accomplished to reconcile the two.
"The power of open APIs"The wide access to open APIs have changed the way applications are built. Nowadays, you don't need to "reinvent the wheel" to get your idea up and running. In this talk, Adam DuVander, will share the history of APIs and show how they are changing the web and enable the ever growing market of mobile apps.
"Making Mobile Apps: From Concept to App Store"Having a great idea for a mobile app does not equate to having a successful mobile app. Learn the latest trends in user interface design, monetization, marketing, prototyping, and development.
"Scaling for Millions"This talk will discuss how we scale Spotify technology to millions of users worldwide. It will approach several topics like architecture, infrastructure, backend systems, monitoring, operational tasks, load balancing, service qualities like redundancy and high availability and how we achieve those. It will also explain Spotify culture, how we build it with open source software and how we scale agile in order to build cool products and deliver music 24/7/365 to millions of people.
João Silva & Derek Mathieson
"CERN: From an IT Perspective"Information technologies, in all its forms, are key to CERN’s activities. In this presentation, Derek will give an overview of the organization’s mission, and highlight some of its ground-breaking activities from the perspective of an IT professional, beginning with the inception of the World Wide Web, to the Worldwide LHC Computing Grid, which provides the resources to store, distribute, and process the ~25 petabytes of data produced annually by the Large Hadron Collider, the world's largest and highest-energy particle accelerator.
Alan Shaw, Oli Evans & Chris Waring
"Meteor Framework"A beginner friendly workshop, getting reactive & real-timey with Node, Mongo DB, WebSockets & Meteor magic sauce. What's a Meteor made of? How Meteor fits together, and where it fits in the firmament. Database Everywhere: Client-side Mongo, data on the wire, pub/sub, access control and latency compensation. Reactivity: Automagic DOM updates, Handlebars++, Deps dependency tracking and custom CRUD event handlers. Users & Auth, Sessions & Smart Packages Deploying to meteor.com & custom hosting.