• Clustering and Distributed Data: The Winning Combination?

    For a mission-critical system such as payment processing for a bank, you need complete assurance that the system is fault-tolerant and can gracefully handle periods of unavailability, network SNAFUs, and other associated software fun and games.

    This presentation makes a powerful case for a combination of two Akka concepts - clustering and distributed data - to demonstrate how you can persist state across the cluster and therefore not need to worry about individual nodes going down for maintenance, or indeed for unforeseen reasons. We also deal with the fact that we might need to only be able to run one instance of an actor in a cluster, by introducing the concept of a cluster singleton.

    We then go on to write a simple TFTP server in Akka, which runs in an Akka cluster and uses Akka Distributed Data to distribute client data. So any member of the cluster that receives a request for data is able to handle it independently.


  • How can we support the development of new digital co-operatives? What options are there in terms of investment, funding and developing sustainable financial models? How are people overcoming the current challenges, and what support do they need from each other, and the wider political landscape?

    We'll hear from Leo Sammallahti, who will be discussing Coop Exchange - A global platform cooperative for investing to cooperatives. Leo will be presenting:

    - How did Coop Exchange start?
    - What are the problems with venture capital model for platform cooperatives?
    - How does Coop Exchange solve this?
    - What makes Coop Exchange unique?
    - Where do we go from here?
    - How to get involved

    Next we'll hear from John Evans, who is part of and CodeOperative and will discuss his latest project WeCo – A platform cooperative replacement for Reddit. John will discuss:

    - Introduction to Codeoperative
    - WeCo basic features
    - WeCo decision making
    - WeCo ownership and business
    - WeCo future features and pl...

  • Shaping the Future of Java, Faster

    The Java SE Platform and the JDK have moved to a rapid, six-month release cadence, with the Java 11 release in September 2018 and the next release later in March 2019. We’ll review the motivations for this change and discuss how this impacts users.

    About the speaker

    Donald Smith, MBA, MSc, is Senior Director of Product Management for Oracle. He brings global enterprise software experience, ranging from startups through Fortune 500 companies. Donald has decades of experience speaking about Java, open source, community development, business models, business integration and software development politics at conferences and events worldwide. Donald's background includes helping develop the first commercially successful Object-Relational Mapping products for Smalltalk and Java, transitioning to Java EE Application Servers and driving the Eclipse Foundation through years of rapid growth where he still sits on the IP Advisory Committee. For the past six ye...

  • Smart IoT delivers the case studies that the market demands: what’s working and how? what’s not and why? barriers to adoption and how to overcome them, creating opportunities and revenue streams. It’s cutting edge and it delivers you customers. It’s THE platform for the industry.

    Smart IoT will return to ExCeL London on 12-13 March 2019 with the biggest and best programme to date.

    Over 100 dedicated sessions, in 5 conference theatres, hosted by practitioners, experts and visionaries.

  • Including two conference theatres, over 60 sessions from leading industry speakers & the newest innovative technologies in this space.

    This is the opportunity to be part of the most important event in the world of big data & AI.

    Big Data World welcomed record-breaking numbers of decision makers from across the entire IT ecosystem in 2018.
    Join us this year on March 12-13, 2019 at ExCeL London!

  • Blockchain Technology World - A 'real world' blockchain event

    Blockchain Technology World is a new major event dedicated to fast-forwarding the adoption of blockchain and distributed ledger technology (DLT) across businesses of all sizes and in all industries – the core focus of Blockchain Technology World is the ‘real-world’ application and integration of the technology.

    The event will play host to many of the brightest and best blockchain vendors, decision makers from some of the world's biggest and most innovative companies which are looking to invest in blockchain technology, and leading blockchain experts in the conference programme.

  • Embrace the Anarchy : Apache Kafka's Role in Modern Data Architectures

    Building a flexible, scalable, real-time data architecture for the enterprise is no simple matter. Rarely does one single technology suit for all requirements, and frequently many different teams are involved which drives solutions with varying levels of [dis-]integration.

    Apache Kafka is a streaming platform that acts as the 'data backbone' for the enterprise. By streaming events into Kafka as they occur, they can be used in any dependent system, in real time or batch. Search replicas, NoSQL stores, caches, graph databases - these all have their place in solving specific requirements, and all need to be fed with data! Kafka is the enabling platform that supports the real-time, high performance, scalable integration of data throughout the enterprise, whilst also providing the messaging capabilities to drive applications directly.

    This talk will discuss the role and benefits of Kafka in an architecture, the Kafka...

  • iOSCon 2019 is the go-to conference to discover and learn all the latest developments in the iOS and Swift world. Join leading experts in the iOS & Swift realm, who will share the latest technologies, tools, ideas and practices developing and evolving within iOS, Swift and Mobile Technology.

    We are very excited to announce that 2019's programme will include keynotes from John Sundell, Gwendolyn Weston and Jaimee Newberry. Keep an eye on the programme for all the updates to the line-up!

  • Join F# eXchange 2019, the go-to conference to discover and learn all the latest developments in the F# world. Curious about running F# on .NET Core, compiling it to Javascript, deploying F# actors with Akka.NET on Docker, creating cross-platform Xamarin apps, and much, much more? Then come and join us at the F# eXchange in London: meet the international F# community and bring your skills to the next level with some of the world's top experts.

    We are excited to announce that Evelina Gabasova and Kit Eason will be sharing keynotes at F# eXchange 2019. We're looking forward to learning from these F# champs and we hope you are too!

  • BeyondTech is a forum for layered discussions on diversity and accessibility, tech ethics, and tech for good.

    Across two days, speakers will look at what enterprises and individuals can do to encourage, manage and communicate diversity. The conference is an open conversation to dissect the paths taken in tech, the decisions we make and where they are leading society as a whole.

    Discussions will dive into our accountability for what we create, and for who, why, and how we ship new software and concepts. Through these discussions, we hope we can learn how all of us can benefit from diverse perspectives to create products that have a lasting and positive impact on the future.

  • The National DevOps Conference is targeted towards C-level executives interested in learning about the professional movement and its cultural variations that assist, promote and guide a collaborative working relationship between Development and Operations.

    The National DevOps Conference is an annual, UK-based conference that provides the IT community at home and abroad with invaluable content from revered industry speakers; practical presentations; executive workshops, facilitated and led by key figures; as well as a market leading exhibition, which will enable delegates to view the latest products and services available to them.

  • Blockchain Summit London is the leading blockchain for business event in Europe.

    Connecting over 5,000 industry leaders, business decision makers and tech innovators, Blockchain Summit London is a 2 day conference and exhibition dedicated to the business of blockchain and distributed ledger technology (DLT).

    Based on unrivalled content, 200 visionary speakers and exceptional networking opportunities, Blockchain Summit London is a must-attend event to understand the challenges and opportunities of our blockchain future.

  • Big Data LDN (London) is a free to attend conference and exhibition, hosting leading data and analytics experts, ready to arm you with the tools to deliver your most effective data-driven strategy.
    Discuss your business requirements with 130 leading technology vendors and consultants and hear from 150 expert speakers in 9 technical and business-led conference theatres, with real-world use-cases and panel debates. Network with your peers and view the latest product launches & demos.
    Big Data LDN attendees have access to free on-site data consultancy and interactive evening community meetups.
    Join the #DataRevolution and learn how to build a bright data-driven future for your business.