July 2015 - Northeast PHP - August 22 & 23, 2015

Speaker Spotlight # 9

We have Great speakers coming this year to our conference. Here is a spotlight on one of them.

Samantha Quiñones is a polyglot hacker and systems architecture expert. Over the course of her 17-year career, she has built software and led teams for some of the largest names in financial services and digital media and is currently a Principal Software Engineer on the content platform team at AOL. Samantha is an accomplished writer and frequent speaker at technology conferences, a participant in the White House Data Jam on STEM Workforce Quality, Flow, and Diversity and has been recognized by the Huffington Post as one of the top Latinas in American Media.

Samantha will be speaking on:  Drinking from the Firehose – Real-time Metrics

To understand an application’s performance, first you have to know what to measure. That’s the easy part. How do you take those measurements? Store them? Analyze them? Get them to the people who need them? Well, that’s where things get complicated, especially in the high-traffic distributed systems of the modern web! Like careful scientists, we must observe our subjects without altering them, and we must report our findings quickly so that we have the data necessary to make smart choices about the health and growth of the system.

Let’s explore the lessons learned by engineers at one of the world’s top web companies in their quest to find meaning at 5 MB/s. We’ll discuss the tools and techniques that enable the collection, indexing, and analysis of billions or more datapoints each hour, and learn how these same approaches can empower your applications and your business, no matter the scale.

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Speaker Spotlight # 7

We have Great speakers coming this year to our conference. Here is a spotlight on one of them.

Viraj Khatavkar is Founder & Head of Technology at Tantra-Gyan (I) Business Solutions. Been in PHP for last 3 years and am great enthusiast for mastering the same. Prefers designing architectural planning of an application and researching new architectural solutions. I have developed various solutions logical as well as architectural for service industry web ERPs and recently a Scraping API for a client. Fascinated about SOA, web services and believes “Good design increases software life and your leisure time as well :)” Loves spending time for creating solutions for the betterment of society namely focusing on Education, Employment & Civic Rights.

Viraj will be speaking on: Embracing TDD – A Beginner’s approach to get acquainted with TDD workflow

Developers, hate testing with the common reason of boredom, ego or “waste of time”. TDD looks overwhelming at first. But, it gives you more than what it takes from you. TDD is considered to be a methodology, but moreover it is an approach, a process that we need to embrace. It’s a rather a shift of paradigm, a BIG change, and from my experience, I can say that no change is easy. I believe, any good change goes through following stages -> Rejection, Ignorance and then, finally ACCEPTANCE. I will share my journey with you on how I embraced TDD; the difficulties I faced and how it made me a better developer. In this talk, I will also give a glimpse of basics of TDD as well as what would be a good place to start implementing it.

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