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Conference Day 1

Thursday, November 21st

  1. A photo of Ian Murphy
    9:00am - 9:05am


    Ian Murphy

    Welcome to the Ultimate Developer Event!

  2. A photo of Cali Lewis and John P.
    9:05am - 9:45am

    Keynote - The Interconnected Future of Everything

    Cali Lewis and John P.

    Gesture control. Wearable technology. The Connected Home. Google Glass. Induction Charging. Smart health devices. How will all this technology impact our future in a decade? Technology gurus Cali Lewis and John P. from GeekBeat.TV give you a sneak peek into the future, and give you insight into what you should be developing today to be prepared for tomorrow.

  3. A photo of Joe McCann
    9:55am - 10:35am

    Consumer vs. Enterprise - Why Your Startup Will Either Be Sexy or Successful

    Joe McCann

    Everyone, especially the media, loves a great story -- Instagram exiting for $1 Billion, Zuckerburg's success with Facebook, Dennis Crowley and Foursquare's explosion and dominance in the geolocation space -- but great stories don't always make great companies. Let's explore the where opportunities may exist in the less sexy, but certainly more sustainable enterprise, or industry-specific, startup space and why companies are begging for entrepreneurs to build their next suite of products.

  4. 10:35am - 11:05am

    Coffee Break

    Delicious hot coffee in the Expo Hall. Mmmmmm .... coffee.

  5. A photo of Todd Garland
    11:05am - 11:45am

    Doing it Our Way: Bootstrapped, Remote, and Built to Scale

    Todd Garland

    The most popular way isn't the only way. In this session, the founder of BuySellAds shares why he skipped the accelerators and venture capitalists to build a large scalable business with a remote, bootstrapped team.

  6. A photo of Julia Ferraioli
    11:55am - 12:25pm

    Spinning Up Your Developer Ecosystem (in Waterfront 2)

    Julia Ferraioli

  7. 12:25pm - 1:40pm

    Lunch and Spotlight Sessions: PayPal and modern.IE

    Get your noms, and check out these sessions from our sponsor friends in Beacon Hill: 12:50 - 1:10 p.m. Designing JavaScript APIs - Jonathan LeBlanc of PayPal 1:15 - 1:35 p.m. Introducing modern.IE: Tools for Building Compatible Web Sites - Jason McConnell of modern.IE

  8. A photo of Josh Holmes
    1:40pm - 2:10pm

    Keynote - Groking Perf in Browser

    Josh Holmes

    Building a high performance front end is a balancing act. You need to understand all the different moving parts and subsystems in the browser and how they interact with each other. Small changes can significantly impact page and app load time, memory consumption, and processor use which has a huge impact on your user’s experience! In this session, we will dive into the subsystems of the browser and learn to optimize performance on sites and in web apps. We will also deep dive into the new performance analyzing tools available expose good and bad run-time patterns for your sites and web apps, and provide users with a fast and fluid experience.

  9. A photo of Panel of Speakers
    2:20pm - 3:00pm

    Panel: The Incubator

    Panel of Speakers

    Discuss with a panel of Venture Capital veterans what it takes to get your idea funded. After the panel discussion, you will have the opportunity to meet with a panel member to get some one-on-one advice to taking the next steps toward achieving funding for your great idea.

  10. A photo of Gregg Pollack
    3:10pm - 3:50pm

    The Future of Online Learning

    Gregg Pollack

    Everyone at some point in their career will need to create teaching material online. This could be teaching your customers to use your product, or teaching other developers how to use your API. In this talk we'll take a look at in person teaching techniques and how they're being migrated online by looking at eight different EdTech startups.

  11. 3:50pm - 4:10pm

    Coffee Break and Spotlight Session: Code School

    Get an afternoon pick-me-up and check out this session from our friends at Code School in Beacon Hill: Catching a Moving Train - Carlos Souza

  12. A photo of Jeff Burlin
    4:10pm - 4:50pm

    The Culture War Myth: Startups in the Enterprise

    Jeff Burlin

    The typical Enterprise business is traditional, slow to change, process-centric, and full of bureaucracy, but many companies today are taking lessons from the startup world and applying it to form more agile, innovation focused internal organizations that are attempting to change the way they do business. As a result, the culture gap between the two business models is beginning to narrow and in fact the two cultures can be complementary and greatly enhance the quality and quantity of the output/products of each. This talk will focus on exploring the reality of the perceived culture gap, the factors influencing corporate cultural changes, and discussing some real world examples of companies who are becoming more startup like.

  13. A photo of Russ Reeder
    5:00pm - 5:40pm

    Keynote - "It Depends" Is Not an Answer

    Russ Reeder,  Russ Reeder

    What does a successful next-gen web developer look like and how do they achieve success and keep building on it? Russell Reeder, President and COO of web hosting and cloud services provider (mt) Media Temple, will share insightful business advice that will help web developers take charge to reach ultimate success. Reeder will talk about why “It Depends” is neither an acceptable answer nor a winning state of mind, and why developers should put their business hat on when they approach their work. He will then walk the audience through different scenarios to show that, when developers put blinders on, they are not aiming for success, but for failure. Through collaboration with all elements of the business, developers can be the key to sustainable success. Reeder will also explain how developers should look beyond the code and identify the problem they are addressing. How? By fully understanding their competitive advantage and the market they are targeting.

  14. 5:40pm - 8:00pm

    Attendee Party!

    After a hard day's learning, come join us in the Expo Hall for a chance to catch up with speakers and attendees, relax, and have a few complimentary beverages courtesy of our friends at Media Temple.

Conference Day 2

Friday, November 22nd

  1. A photo of Ian Murphy
    9:00am - 9:05am


    Ian Murphy

    Welcome to Day Two!

  2. A photo of Jamie Turner
    9:05am - 9:45am

    Keynote - How Consumers Engage with Apps

    Jamie Turner

    Apps come in many forms - games, e-commerce platforms, educational tools and many other variations. But critical to any app is understanding how consumers engage with apps and the companies that create them. Jamie Turner will take you on an interesting and engaging exploration of how humans connect with businesses via apps and what makes some apps succeed while others fail, with special attention paid to monetizing apps and trends and strategies for creating business apps.

  3. A photo of Ryan Carson
    9:55am - 10:35am

    #NoBoss - How We Removed Managers at Treehouse

    Ryan Carson

    You've all heard that Valve, GitHub, Medium and more are operating without Managers. How does it actually work though? In this session, Ryan will share all the behind-the-scenes information on how Treehouse, which has 60 employees, operates without any Managers. He'll show you the software, strategy and information you need to start thinking about this in your startup.

  4. 10:35am - 11:05am

    Coffee Break and Spotlight Session: Red Hat

    Come get some coffee in the Expo Hall, or check out the session from our friends from Red Hat in Beacon Hill: Wake Me Up! A Tale of (not) a Startup - Langdon D. White

  5. A photo of Gary Whitehill
    11:05am - 11:45am

    The Reality of Business: How to Achieve Success Through Personal Growth

    Gary Whitehill

    The majority of our time is spent wondering about operational questions. But here’s the thing: Do you want to make a difference in the world? If so, let’s learn together how - and why - it’s important to look at yourself as a product.

  6. A photo of Andy Sterland
    11:55am - 12:25pm

    A Tour of F12 Developer Tools In Internet Explorer 11

    Andy Sterland

    The developer tools in Internet Explorer were re-written from the ground up. In this session, we’ll give you a glimpse at the new tools including the UI Responsiveness and memory profiling tools, new JavaScript debugging and the live DOM explorer and CSS inspector.

  7. 12:25pm - 1:40pm

    Lunch and Spotlight Session: Bloomberg

    Delicious delights and a great spotlight session from our friends at Bloomberg in Beacon Hill: 1:15 - 1:35 p.m. Object-Oriented Directives in Angular.js - Wade Tandy and Chaz Chandler

  8. A photo of Jonathan LeBlanc
    1:40pm - 2:10pm

    Keynote: The Hardware to Web Commerce Revolution

    Jonathan LeBlanc

    Hardware technology is driving a significant revolution in the commerce world, where inexpensive hardware and revitalized standards, like Arduino, Raspberry Pi, and Bluetooth Low Energy, are enabling a hack space for payment technology. As we explore these technology standards, we'll see how the startups and small scale developers are the ones changing the path of the future of commerce.

  9. A photo of Drew Willams
    2:20pm - 3:00pm

    You've Got To Be a Marketer (Like It Or Not)

    Drew Willams

    Only 5 percent of startups ever achieve their dream of rapid growth. Why? One of two reasons: 1) the market doesn't really want your product, or; 2) the market does want your product but just doesn't know about it. Drew Williams, serial entrepreneur and author of “Feed The Startup Beast”, will give you a proven 7-step marketing roadmap that lets you focus on the 20% of marketing that actually pays back, so you can hit your growth goals (even on an uber-tight budget), and then get back to what it is you really got into business to do (which probably wasn't marketing).

  10. A photo of Nigel Jacob
    3:10pm - 3:50pm

    Using Civic Technology to Encourage Civic Behavior

    Nigel Jacob

    Over the last several years there’s been tremendous energy behind the movement to change the way that local governments use technology to better connect with residents. Civic hackers, Code for America Fellows, concerned residents, and offices line mine, the Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics in Boston, are working together to create a more collaborative environment in which these various players can develop new kinds of solutions to urban challenges.

  11. 3:50pm - 4:10pm

    Coffee Break and Spotlight Session: Zumba Fitness

    Sweet, sweet liquid refreshment and a great spotlight session from our friends at Zumba Fitness in Beacon Hill: Building a Websocket Game with node.js and socket.io - Stephen Young, Chris Saylor and Ralph Valdes

  12. A photo of Panel of Speakers
    4:10pm - 4:50pm

    Panel: Ask An Entrepreneur - A No Limits Q&A

    Panel of Speakers

    Come armed with questions: attendees will get their chance to ask our panel anything they want. No limits! (Just don't be jerks.)

  13. A photo of Junior Barrett
    5:00pm - 5:50pm

    Automotive Connectivity: More Than Just a Phone with Wheels

    Junior Barrett,  Junior Barrett

    Automakers are re-thinking their structure and business models to move in-sync with the broader connected ecosystem and consumer trends. GM's dev kit will expand access to the infotainment environment, bringing developers new ways to make money on their apps. It's a flexible software framework that includes HTML5 and JavaScript. We don't want you to build apps for today's vehicle; we're looking for apps that will be fresh well into the future.

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