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PTA:Rapidly fire up apps Firebase/Spine Model/Cluster Computing using RasPi's

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· Welcome (start 18h00)

· Lightning talk (start 18h05) - 10min - Gareth Stephenson

· Session 1 (start 18h20) - 20 min - Kevin Trethewey & Danie Roux

· Session 2 (start 18h45) - 40min - Badi Sudhakaran

Title: Cluster Computing using Raspberry Pi's and Apache Spark

In 10 minutes, I'm going to take you on a whirlwind tour of Apache Spark and cluster computing, as well as how to build your own micro big data computing cluster. I'll also show you how bad Scala code turned better can affect run time performance

Facilitator: Gareth Stephenson

A developer at Driven Alliance, rage tweeting at @GarethStep

Title: A discussion of the Spine Model, the sensemaking framework for human work systems.

For information on Spine, please see and . In this session we will explain the model and answer any questions you may have about it.

Facilitator: Kevin Trethewey & Danie Roux

Kevin Founded Driven in 2008, and since then has grown it into a local consultancy with an international reputation. His specific fields of interest include creating learning organisations, optimising organisations for flow of value, and understanding how to assist people to better understand and change messy work systems.

Known in the industry as a good guy to have a conversation with, Danie has a habit of improving both the macro and micro flow within systems. Danie asks Why and How value is created.

Title: Rapidly fire up apps with Firebase

Building extraordinary user experience requires a database that is fast, scalable, supported by a world-class infrastructure that allows for clean code and needs less coding. Firebase provides just that – it is Google’s full stack NoSQL cloud platform that allows developers to build extraordinary realtime mobile and web apps.

In this session, Badi will take the audience through a brief introduction to Firebase followed by a live demo of building a real-world application using Firebase’s JavaScript SDK. The demo will showcase key features of the platform including realtime data synchronization, user authentication and session management, aiming to provide developers with a broad overview, yet with enough depth to quickly get up and running with Firebase for their current and future mobile and web projects.

Facilitator: Badi Sudhakaran

Badi is a developer with over 14 years of experience as a technologist and is currently based in Johannesburg, where he works as a tech lead for IQ Business, focusing on growing African businesses by solving problems and finding new and better ways of doing things.

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