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Fri, 2014-12-19 13:56

KEYNOTE: An Open Planet (Grand Peninsula DEFG)

Planet Labs is a new startup with a bold mission: To image the entire planet every day. In the last year alone, the company has built and launched 67 satellites, made possible with an "Agile Aerospace" approach.

The current operational constellation is successfully imaging the earth at a resolution of 3 to 5 meters. The goal is to create a much greater awareness of all that is happening on our planet. Key to this mission is greatly increasing the world's access to satellite imagery and the valuable information that can be derived from it.

Fri, 2014-12-19 13:22

KEYNOTE: Infinite Possibilities (Grand Peninsula DEFG)

Sometimes making choices in our career paths is difficult. Wouldn't it be helpful to have guidelines to help us make decisions that expand options rather than restrict them? Discover how choosing creativity, a growth mindset, finding your Flow, and being a Maker puts you on the path of having infinite possibilities in your career, creating a clear path to a future where you can not only be awesome, but also do meaningful work.

Mon, 2014-11-17 18:45

Git Mission to Mars

JGit and EGit 3.4 shipped with Luna and publish new releases every 3 months. Curious what's in on the journey to Mars?

More and more advanced Git features and options are implemented in JGit and enable EGit and other JGit based applications to catch up with the functionality advanced users are used from native Git.

Thu, 2014-11-06 11:53

Quality without QA

It's hard (and expensive) to hire good QA engineers. Atlassian went for many years before hiring our first QA, and today developers still outnumber them 25:1. The secret to scaling QA is to bake quality assurance into every step of the workflow and ensure developers analyze and test not just their own work, but each other's as well. Of course, developer time is a precious resource and developers can be a proud bunch so the trick is to ration it carefully - ideally not letting them realize they're doing QA at all.

Tue, 2014-11-04 10:59

WebApp controlled Parrot Drone with Vaadin and Spring Boot

Wouldn't it be crazy to fly a small drone or helicopter with your phone or tablet running nothing but a web browser? This session will tell you all about it!

Imagine a fully functional touch based user interface for remote controlling a small drone or a helicopter. This is doable with latest experimental integrations around drone controlling backend applications over WIFI with touch based control interface built with GWT or Vaadin.

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