We bring together a wide range of alternative technologies and programming languages and the wonderful crazy people who use them to solve real-world problems in software industry. We promote “the right tools for the job", as opposed to automatically choosing the tools at hand. And by ‘tools’ we mean technologies, languages, libraries, databases, operating systems, hardware platforms, or more generally techniques, styles or paradigms.
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|Time||Room 1||Room 2||Room 3||Room 4|
|09:00-12:30||Building Web Services in Haskell! - Alej Cabrera||Erlang - Inspiring Software - Francesco Cesarini & Garrett Smith||Functional Web Development with F# - Tomas Petricek||Tutorial to be announced|
|13:30-17:00||Real-life IoT Machine Classification System - Jan Machacek & Carl Pulley||CRDTs - Marc Shapiro & Nuno Preguiça||Tutorial to be announced|
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ILEC Conference Centre / Ibis Earls Court
47 Lillie Road, London, SW6 1UD
Situated a few minutes walk from Earls Court and Olympia Exhibition Centre, ILEC Conference Centre is a perfect base for business travellers. Its close proximity to the shopper’s paradise of Kensington and Knightsbridge and the stylish cafes and boutique of Chelsea also makes it a great place for leisure visitors to stay.
ILEC is a quarter of a mile (400m) from the A4, providing easy access to the M4, M5 and M40.
Heathrow (LHR): 21 km
Approximately 30 minutes in light traffic. You can also reach the airport directly by London Underground, on the Piccadilly line.
Gatwick (LGW): 45 Km
Approximately an hour in light traffic. It is 40 minutes by train from West Brompton station Direct shuttle available with Easy bus.
London City (LCY): 21 km
Approximately 45 minutes in light traffic.
Public transport: London Underground
West Brompton and Earls Court stations are both within walking distance giving easy access to all central district of London and Heathrow Airport.
Tutorials venue is yet to be announced.
Banking and finance sectors are generally considered conservative. But there are many innovations happening behind the stiff appearences. This track focuses on applied case studies on how banks and financial institutions are using non mainstream technologies to shave off microseconds in their computations, increase programmer productivity and improve quality while tackling present and future computational challenges.
Programming languages are in constant development, responding to the changing nature of computing problems and hardware infrastructure. Both old and new, languages have their strength and weaknesses, making them fit (or unfit) for particular jobs. Learn and exchange ideas with the inventors of today and tomorrow’s computing future, and ensure you equipped with the knowledge to make the right choice.
Gone are the days of the mainframe; infrastructure software for the 21st Century needs to be distributed, scalable and flexible. How useful is an effective big data analytics algorithm if you can't move the data cheaply and efficiently, and what is the point of an instant messaging cluster if it will not scale linearly with demand? The speakers in this track have used non mainstream technologies for messaging backbones, computing clouds and massive clusters, streaming media and instant messaging. Come and find out how.
The future of computing is Multi-core, massively multi-core. This track investigates hardware infrastructures, from embedded to super computers, from running programs on the bare metal to virtualization. When should you use what? What are the advantages and disadvantages of the various approaches? What is concurrent, and what is parallel?This track investigates them all, and is a must when deciding what hardware platform and technology stack to use.
What are cutting edge companies doing to solve difficult real world problems? In the Case Studies track we've asked technical leaders to share valuable lessons learned using alternative technologies. You'll gain practical skills and patterns to inspire your own work, as well as meet potential collaborators. Look for cases that apply directly to your interest, or just look for interesting cases - but don't miss the chance to benefit from others' hard-earned experience!
Information is at the heart of Information Technology - it's right there in the name! It more critical today than ever that engineers and architects are proficient at storing, retrieving and leveraging data. This track focuses on modern tools and techniques for drawing valuable meaning from data, as well as storing and retrieving massive quantities of it! Look for talks that cover new databases, data architecture, and tools and libraries for analysis.
Chances are good that you or the people you work with had your first exposure to computers by playing games. Today gaming is a huge business and places extreme demands on technology. This track examines tools, techniques and architectures that go into building games, whether they employ massively concurrent online engines, leverage GPU clusters, or use some new thing you've never heard of! You'll learn how cutting edge game designers innovate to bring unique compelling experiences to their users.
In our opinion, the Alternative Programming community is one of the most friendly and helpful tech communities out there. But, much as the rest of the tech world, it is nowhere near as diverse as its members would wish it to be. We are trying to add our bit towards building a technology scene where everybody, regardless of their gender, race, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, age, socioeconomic background etc. feels welcome and comfortable.
Our Scholarship Programme is primarily aimed at (but not restricted to) women, people from ethnic minorities and people with disabilities who would otherwise not be able to attend the conference due to financial reasons. While women, ethnic minorities and people with disabilities will be given priority, depending on our funding we will also consider students or others who cannot attend the event due to financial difficulties. A preference will be given to applicants based in the UK
Eligibility: A preference will be given to applicants based in the UK.
Selection: A committee will review applications on individual basis. All committee members will sign a confidentiality agreement to protect the anonymity of applicants. We will do our best to meet as many applications as possible.
Award: Applicants will receive a conference registration ticket for 3-4 November ( transport and accomodation not included).
Notification: All applicants will be notified via email with conference registration details.
Application: If you wish to apply for a scholarship, please fill in the form. All application information will be kept confidential. The deadline for applications is 19 October 2015. Recipients will be notified on a rolling basis, no later than 24 October 2015.
All conference and event attendees are expected to adhere to our Code of Conduct.
If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are interested in supporting the Scholarship Programme as an individual, you can donate on the Registration page.
As organizers, we pledge to match any donations towards the Scholarship. In order to help those interested in funding this cause, we prepared three Diversity Sponsorship packages. However, please feel free to contact us with any offer you have in mind, or just donate directly through our Registration page.
Tera Sponsor: minimum 4000 GBP
Giga Sponsor: minimum 2000 GBP
Mega Sponsor: minimum 1000 GBP