· Welcome (start 16h30)
· Lightning talk (start 16h35) - 10min - The 2 minute rule – sharpening your mind with certifications
· Session 1 (start 16h50) - 20 min - AI Algorithms and Space Invaders
· Session 2 (start 17h15) - 40min - Event Sourcing, a practical example
Title: The 2 minute rule – sharpening your mind with certifications
Facilitator: Rory Preddy
The 2 minute rule is a rule meant to help people learn how to timely answer a certification question
Rory will be speaking on what he learnt while teaching java certifications to 150 developers
In essence he would like to give feedback on his experience on trying to teach them and what skill sets he found to be imperative to their success.
Rory managed to get his company to become the only south African based privately owned java standard and enterprise edition oracle partner by this process.
During Rory’s 16 years in IT, one thing has stuck out. Java developers who are certified are certified for life. He has worked in many of the blue chip companies in Johannesburg and has his Honors BSc. He is a Sun Certified Java Programmer & java developer since 2001
Rory works in the R&D department at BBD and is part of its in-house training and consulting.
Title: AI Algorithms and Space Invaders
Facilitator: Rishal Hurbans & Matt Van Der Westhuizen
This talks is all about Artificial Intelligence and the Space Invaders AI Challenge. It includes details around the dynamics of the game, and an introduction to artificial intelligence algorithms. The talk explains what artificial intelligence is, how we can build programs that learn, and where the specific algorithms are useful.
Rishal Hurbans ( https://twitter.com/RishalHurbans )
Rishal is currently fulfilling the role of a Team Lead at Entelect. He is a software engineer designing and building next generation solutions for various blue chip clients around the country and the world. He has a passion for web architecture, mobile development, and user experience design. MSc research in artificial life. He also enjoys developing games and producing music.ww.prolificidea.com (http://ww.prolificidea.com/)
Matt Van Der Westhuizen ( https://twitter.com/chaotikZA )
Title: Event Sourcing, a practical example
Facilitator: Pieter Germishuys
You’ve heard some talks, you’ve seen some videos, but what does an actual application look like. In this talk we will cover the basics of Event Sourcing and CQRS and then delve into some code (that’s what you want to see anyway, isn’t it?).
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