This is the second blog in a series of 3 blogs about the Velocity Conference 2019 in Berlin. Read the second blog here!
Thursday: Even more keynotes, sessions and the inevitable trip back home
How to deploy infrastructure in just 13.8 billion years Ingrid Burrington (Independent)
A talk about the history of the universe and how we got to computer. It was a very abstract talk, but in the end, I think the gist is that computers are still a very young field and we should work on the future of the technology instead of maintaining the status-quo of the systems of today.
Bas LangenbergBAS @O’REILLY’S VELOCITY CONFERENCE 2019 – Last Day
This is the first blog in a series of 3 blogs about the Velocity Conference 2019 in Berlin.
Within SynTouch, I try to be on top of the next big thing from infrastructure perspective. Therefore, I went to O’Reilly’s Velocity conference, in my opinion one of the best conferences someone in my area of expertise can go to. This blog is my report on my experience. I wrote down what I took away from the conference and most important, my lessons learned. This blog is a mixture of my own opinions and those of the speakers.
Bas LangenbergBas @O’Reilly’s Velocity Conference 2019 – Berlin
Although I have never read “Clean Code”, by Robert “Uncle Bob” Martin, it’s known as one of the books you have to read if you want to grow as a developer. Writing code that’s doing it’s job is one thing, making sure it is understandable and maintainable by yourself and other developers in your team is essential to keep the ability to deliver business requirements in a timely fasion.
It did not take me long to sign up after I saw Java Usergroup Utrecht, together with my old customer Rabobank, posting 2 meetups with Uncle Bob. One is about Clean Code, the other one is about Clean Architecture. After I was confirmed, I checked with my employer, who thought it was no problem at all to attend. Normally I do this the other way around, but I reckoned this would sell out really quickly. Turned out I was right. There were 400 slots for each day, with a big waitlist eager to jump in if someone could not make it.
In this blog, I share what I have learned on these two very interesting days.