Michael Carducci - Magician, Software Engineer, NFJS Speaker

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5:30pm - Networking and pizza. Pizza and soft drinks provided by Maddie Spilman of TEKsystems. Beer and water provided by Trevor Richards of PeerSource.

6:00pm - Announcements

6:05pm - Two talks by Michael Carducci. He is a featured speaker at UberConf. After the talks we will be giving away one UberConf ticket for July 18-21 in Denver. Thanks to Jay Zimmerman of UberConf.

Scalable MySQL architecture with Galera and MaxScale -

In this session you'll learn how to build a truly scalable, truly robust database cluster using Galera and MaxScale.

Galera Cluster for MySQL is a true Multimaster Cluster based on synchronous replication. Galera Cluster is an easy-to-use, high-availability solution, which provides high system uptime, no data loss and scalability for future growth.

MaxScale as an Application-to-Database dynamic data routing platform insulates client applications from complexities of backend database cluster to improve database availability, security and scalability. MaxScale as a Database-to-Database dynamic data routing platform simplifies interoperability across databases.

Influential Engineer: Overcoming resistance to change

Over your career, you will learn many new tools and technologies. That is the easy; now for the hard part: getting the rest of the team-and management-on board with the new ideas. Easier said than done.

Whether you want to effect culture change in your organization, lead the transition toward a new technology, or are simply asking for better tools; you must first understand that having a “good idea” is just the beginning. How can you dramatically increase your odds of success?

You will learn 12 concrete strategies to build consensus within your team as well as 6 technique to dramatically increase the odds that the other person will say “Yes” to your requests.

As a professional mentalist, Michael has been a student of psychology, human behavior and the principles of influence for nearly two decades. There are universal principles of influence that neccessary to both understand and leverage if you want to be more effective leader of change in your organization.

In this session we discuss strategies for getting your team on board as well as when/how to approach management within the department and also higher-up in the organization.

Michael Carducci
Magician, CTO Mago:Tech

For nearly 20 years, Michael was a software engineer moonlighting as a magician. Now he's a magician moonlighting as a software engineer. In both endeavors he has dedicated himself to mastery and has gained deep insights both from his eclectic interests, entrepreneurial spirit, and experience that spans the full stack, the entire project lifecycle, and several technologies,

His time is equally divided between performing around the world, jumping out of perfectly good airplanes, and building software that doesn't suck.