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// Tom Richards - Domain & Event Driven Development in Financial Services Reflection on the challenges faced by designing data structures within Financial Services, and how taking a domain/event driven approach can mitigate many of these challenges - whilst providing a bunch of new ones too! // About Tom Tom Richards looks after Redington’s Bristol office and development team. Tom has a passion for optimizing application development, focussing not just on technology but on the process and people that make it happen. Away from work, when he’s not chasing after his two sons, or cycling through the Mendips, Tom loves smashing shuttlecocks at unfortunate victims playing badminton! // Sam Williams - Consensus Algos Today I will talk about something that is provably impossible, making computers agree on stuff. Then I’ll go over some ways of doing it anyway. I’m fascinated by consensus (making computers agree). I think it can dramatically simplify systems, is often over looked, covered in FUD and in need of some attention. Let’s give it some! // About Sam Sam is the Chief Engineer at BJSS Bristol where he works with their awesome teams across a bunch of clients. He’s spent a fair while working in Financial Services, rebuilding a tier 1 global investment banks trading platform, then in a leadership capacity building out a digital delivery department from scratch. There was also a gaming start-up, building a distributed gaming platform and a bunch of digital agencies.
// Katie Koschland - Load Testing: Ready, Steady, Crash! This talk will cover the core concepts behind load testing. It will look at what it means to ‘load test’ your application, how to get started with writing your first script and provide you with a case study and an insight into the tools and techniques that we use at the FT to help identify performance issues. // About Katie Katie Koschland is a Junior Engineer at the Financial Times in London. She is currently working in the Internal Products team building tools for employees of the company. // David Barton - Solving the Travelling Salesman Problem with a Neo4j Graph “As a Bath Christmas Market shopper, I would like to visit the chalets from where I want to buy gifts as efficiently as possible, so that I can get home before Christmas starts.” This requirement can be framed as something similar to the Travelling Salesman Problem (TSP). After some introduction to Neo4j the talk will look at how we can solve problem using a Neo4j graph. // About David David has been working in software for around 25 years, in companies ranging from startups to large corporates. His expertise includes software development, database design, system integration and functional architecture. As well as working on his own software, he offers freelance, contract and consultancy services.