*** How we built a global search engine for genetic data - Miro Cupak ***
The sensitive nature of genetic data causes a major concern in genetics - a lot of life-saving information, despite having been collected, is inaccessible. Data discovery is believed to be the key to new breakthroughs.
Miro is a senior software engineer at DNAstack, where he develops a leading genomics cloud platform. He is a Java enthusiast with expertise in distributed systems and middleware, the creator of the largest search and discovery engine of human genetic data, and the author of a book on parallelization of genomic queries. In his spare time, he blogs and contributes to several open-source projects.
*** Leading Technical Change - John Grant ***
We’re surrounded by new and ever changing technologies and development tools. What do we do when we find a new technology we like? This talk is about how individuals at any level can drive change, large or small, to the development tools and methodologies that we use daily. We don’t always have to be stuck with legacy systems - providing we have the right mindset and the right strategy to lead our teams through a transition.