DEVELOPER DAY

UNLEASHING THE DATA ECONOMY REVOLUTION

A day-long tech conference for those actively involved in creating solutions in AI, IoT, Machine Learning, AR/VR, Software, Hardware, and much more!

MAY 14, 2024 | RALEIGH, NC

Why Attend Developer Day

Get ready to level up your tech skills and network with industry leaders at Developer Day. This one-day technology conference is where innovation meets expertise in the ever-evolving landscape of the tech sector. This event is designed to bring together industry experts, thought leaders, and aspiring developers to explore the latest trends, tools, and techniques shaping the future of technology.

  • Engaging Workshops: Participate in hands-on workshops covering topics such as IoT development, machine learning, open source, artificial intelligence, and more.

  • Expert Speakers: Gain insights from industry leaders and experts sharing their knowledge and experiences in technology innovation.

  • Networking Opportunities: Meet and connect with a diverse group of professionals, expand your professional network, and collaborate on exciting projects – from start-up entrepreneurs to tech gurus and leading industry partners.

  • Demos and Exhibits: Experience live demonstrations of innovative technologies and explore cutting-edge products and solutions.

With multiple session tracks available, attendees can tailor their experience to their specific interests and expertise. From hands-on workshops to inspiring keynote speeches, from networking sessions to engaging discussions with industry experts, Developer Day is where you’ll find inspiration, education, and connections to fuel your passion for technology.

If you’re looking to deepen your expertise in your current role, explore new career opportunities, or simply stay abreast of the latest advancements in technology, Developer Day will deliver. Best part? It’s FREE!

JOIN US ON MAY 14!

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schedule

8:30 – 9:00

Registration & Check In

Doors open at 8:30am. Join us for Networking and coffee.

9:00 – 9:15

Welcome To Developer Day

Image of Tom SnyderSpeaker: Tom Snyder, Executive Director, RIoT

9:15 – 10:00

Creativity’s Evolution – Adapting to the AI Revolution

In his quest to extract value from waste streams and revolutionize recycling infrastructure, John founded MyMatR, a pioneering startup at the intersection of sustainability and technology. Despite starting with no formal training, he has gained the knowledge essential technologies crucial for his startup’s success, including electrical and mechanical engineering, coding, and communications. His story is a testament to the power of determination and the boundless possibilities of self-education.
John Starke Speaker: John Starke, Founder & CEO, MyMatR

10:00 – 10:15 Break

10:15 – 11:00

Beyond 4K HDTV – Unlocking the Lifesaving Potential of ATSC 3.0

ATSC 3.0 NextGen TV isn’t just about stunning 4K UHD visuals on your HDTV – it’s a game-changer with the potential to save lives. Join Tony Sammarco from Device Solutions as he shares their ATSC 3.0 technology innovation journey – from developing an ATSC 3.0 based emergency paging system and receiver, providing a secondary means of precise location in the event GPS is compromised, integration with drones to ensure delivery of Flight Critical Info and Temporary Flight Restrictions, and enabling the delivery of data to remote locations. See an eye-opening session that goes beyond the pixels, revealing how ATSC 3.0 NextGen TV is not just about entertainment – it could be the difference between life and death.

Speaker: Tony Sammarco, Director, Product Technology Strategy, Device Solutions

The State of WebXR on Vision Pro

Apple’s Vision Pro headset is in a class of its own but avenues for app development are limited and each have their own unique considerations. Dive into the realm of WebXR and its potential to revolutionize cross-platform experiences and streamline app delivery. But amidst the excitement, crucial questions linger: Is WebXR truly ready for prime time? Can it meet the demands of real-world applications on the Vision Pro headset? See a comparison of the various technologies for Vision Pro app development (native, Unity, WebXR), highlighting current limitations and untapped possibilities, and gain invaluable clarity on whether WebXR is a viable option for their Vision Pro projects today.

Speaker: Don Shin, Founder & CEO, CrossComm

What Developers Should Know About Observability

As a Developer, you want your application to stay up and perform well, and if things go wrong, find the root cause of the issue and resolve it quickly. This is achieved through robust Observability, enabling insight into both application and infrastructure components. In this presentation, we will explore modern observability and instrumentation approaches, focusing on the Pillars of Observability – “Metrics, Logs, Traces”. We’ll delve into the OpenTelemetry (OTEL) framework and dynamic instrumentation with eBPF. Additionally, we’ll address challenges posed by modern architectures, such as microservices, and discuss strategies to overcome them.

Speaker: Peter Zaitsev, Founder, Percona

11:00 – 11:10 Break

11:10 – 11:55

Brand YOU: Transforming Tech Skills into a Powerful Personal Brand

In a world where a mere resume is not enough, discover the transformative power of crafting a compelling professional identity. This session goes beyond technical skills, delving into the realm of personal branding strategies that will propel you forward in your career journey. Learn how to authentically show up, confidently speak up, effectively lead up, and ultimately, LEVEL UP your career trajectory. Through an exploration of branding fundamentals, participants will gain the tools to develop their own personalized brand strategy.

Speaker: Denitresse Ferrell, Founder & CEO, Culture Refinery

Unlock the Power of Generative AI: Strategies for Crafting Effective Prompts & Maximizing Performance

As generative AI tools become increasingly prevalent, mastering the art of leveraging them effectively is essential. In this presentation, we’ll embark on a journey through tactics and techniques tailored to empower you in harnessing the true potential of generative AI. From fundamental prompting principles to advanced strategies, we’ll explore every facet, including task decomposition, prompt clarity, and the revolutionary concepts of prompt chaining and agent utilization. Whether you’re a novice or a seasoned professional, this session promises invaluable insights.

Speaker: Julio Barros, AI Architect & Advisor, E-String Technologies, Inc.

Transferrable Computation: WebAssembly from Microcontrollers to the Browser

While WebAssembly (Wasm) is frequently described as an alternative to running JavaScript in the browser, it has started to gain traction in other areas, including embedded systems. Because of features like a lean runtime, robust sandboxing, and compilation support in many languages, Wasm can make securely executing dynamic code in constrained environments significantly simpler. This versatility is especially compelling in systems where it is desirable to execute the same code in multiple environments, or to dynamically migrate execution from one environment to another. However, reaching for Wasm is not always the right decision, and in this talk we’ll explore how it works, when you should use it, and when you probably shouldn’t.

Speaker: Dan Mangum, Head of Engineering, Golioth

12:00 – 12:45  Lunch Break & Exhibition Viewing

12:45 – 1:30

From Start to Finish: Understanding the Process for Effective IT and Cybersecurity Audits

The rise of cyberattacks and data breaches has made cybersecurity a critical issue for businesses of all sizes. Cybersecurity audits are now an essential tool for organizations to ensure their security measures are up to par and to demonstrate to business partners and clients that their data is protected. Is your organization secure? Find out what the testing and reporting process entails and learn from real-world examples that will arm you with practical tips to address areas for improvement.

Speaker: Lauren Ross, CISA, Senior Manager, Cherry Bekaert and Dan Sembler, CPA, CISA, Partner, Cherry Bekaert

Speaker: Dan Sembler, CPA, CISA, Partner, Cherry Bekaert

Legacy Apps in Kubernetes – OpenNMS Horizon in K8

Kubernetes is the new kid in town when it comes to deploying and managing infrastructure but not every app is an easy fit for the K8s paradigms. Join us on a journey as we explore what it’s like to set up and run the world’s oldest enterprise grade network monitoring platform in Kubernetes.

Speaker: Marshall Massengill, Principal Solutions Delivery Architect, OpenNMS

A Java Space Quest: Roam the Universe using hand gestures, sensors, Arduinos, and API’s

The Space Rover Mission is an interactive, table top IoT game in which you take control of a 3D-printed spaceship, and guide it home by using simple hand gestures interpreted by a laptop camera. Along the way, you have to navigate obstacles like meteor showers and the sun that cause damage to the ship, while visiting neighboring planets to gather supplies. The game uses popular IoT hardware (Arduino, ESP WiFi modules, and sensors) and a Java microservice architecture built with the rich set of API’s from both MicroProfile and Jakarta EE.

In this talk, you will learn how to bring your Arduino projects online using modern Java technologies by discussing the following topics:

  • How the Space Rover game came about.
  • The architecture of the game from both a hardware and software standpoint.
  • The developer benefits of using the API’s provided by the Eclipse foundations’ MicroProfile and JakartaEE specifications to rapidly create your Cloud applications.

Speaker: Harry L. Hoots, Software Engineer, IBM

Speaker: Chuck Bridgham, Senior Software Engineer, IBM

1:30 – 1:40  Break

1:40 – 2:25

Unraveling the Myth of Open Source Security: Debunking Myths, Embracing Truths, and Navigating Challenge

Open source software has become the backbone of modern technological advancements, powering everything from operating systems to cutting-edge applications. However, despite its widespread adoption, open source software often finds itself shrouded in a veil of uncertainty when it comes to security. In this session, we embark on a journey to demystify the intricate relationship between open source software and security. Whether you’re a seasoned developer, a cybersecurity professional, or a technology enthusiast eager to unravel the mysteries of open source security, this presentation promises to enlighten, inspire, and empower.

Speaker: Jeff Jancula, Former CISO, OpenNMS (formerly)

GoodBot: Opensource Robot Navigation in a World of Curbs & Kids

GoodBot is an open source quest to master autonomous sidewalk navigation. Through community collaboration, we’re teaching robots to traverse urban terrain while dodging obstacles like curbs and crazy kids. Join us to explore GoodBot’s evolution, from humble beginnings to its current hardware platform, datasets and ML models. Discover how you can contribute to this exciting project and help pave the way for a future where robots confidently navigate our sidewalks, neighborhoods and campuses.

Speaker: Charlie West, Founder, GoodBot

Taking Your IoT Hardware To Production (With Zephyr)

Building any piece of electronics is difficult, but when you’re looking to scale to large numbers and connect the product to the internet, you need a bigger toolbox. The open source RTOS and Ecosystem Zephyr can help engineers to take on their problems. This talk will go through 5 stages of product development and many of the tools that will help to migrate a product from 1 to 1 million units.

Speaker: Chris Gammell

2:30 – 3:30   Check Out The Expo!

Our Speakers

The speakers at Developer Day 2024 represents the forefront of innovation across AI, IoT, Machine Learning, AR/VR, Software, Hardware, and beyond. Each speaker brings a unique perspective and unparalleled expertise, you won’t want to miss. Here are just a few of our confirmed speakers!

Tony Sammarco
Tony Sammarco

Director, Product Technology Strategy
Device Solutions Inc

Beyond 4K HDTV – Unlocking the Lifesaving Potential of ATSC 3.0

ATSC 3.0 NextGen TV isn’t just about stunning 4K UHD visuals on your HDTV – it’s a game-changer with the potential to save lives. Join Tony Sammarco from Device Solutions as he shares their ATSC 3.0 technology innovation journey – from developing an ATSC 3.0 based emergency paging system and receiver, providing a secondary means of precise location in the event GPS is compromised, integration with drones to ensure delivery of Flight Critical Info and Temporary Flight Restrictions, and enabling the delivery of data to remote locations. See an eye-opening session that goes beyond the pixels, revealing how ATSC 3.0 NextGen TV is not just about entertainment – it could be the difference between life and death.

Julio Barros
Julio Barros

AI Architect & Advisor
E-String Technologies, Inc.

Unlock the Power of Generative AI: Strategies for Crafting Effective Prompts and Maximizing Performance

As generative AI tools become increasingly prevalent, mastering the art of leveraging them effectively is essential. In this presentation, we’ll embark on a journey through tactics and techniques tailored to empower you in harnessing the true potential of generative AI. From fundamental prompting principles to advanced strategies, we’ll explore every facet, including task decomposition, prompt clarity, and the revolutionary concepts of prompt chaining and agent utilization. Whether you’re a novice or a seasoned professional, this session promises invaluable insights.

Denitresse Ferrell
Denitresse Ferrell

Founder & CEO
Culture Refinery

Brand YOU: Transforming Tech Skills into a Powerful Personal Brand

In a world where a mere resume is not enough, discover the transformative power of crafting a compelling professional identity. This session goes beyond technical skills, delving into the realm of personal branding strategies that will propel you forward in your career journey. Learn how to authentically show up, confidently speak up, effectively lead up, and ultimately, LEVEL UP your career trajectory. Through an exploration of branding fundamentals, participants will gain the tools to develop their own personalized brand strategy.

Don Shin
Don Shin

Founder & CEO
CrossComm

The State of WebXR on Vision Pro

Apple’s Vision Pro headset is in a class of its own but avenues for app development are limited and each have their own unique considerations. Dive into the realm of WebXR and its potential to revolutionize cross-platform experiences and streamline app delivery. But amidst the excitement, crucial questions linger: Is WebXR truly ready for prime time? Can it meet the demands of real-world applications on the Vision Pro headset? See a comparison of the various technologies for Vision Pro app development (native, Unity, WebXR), highlighting current limitations and untapped possibilities, and gain invaluable clarity on whether WebXR is a viable option for their Vision Pro projects today.

Jeff Jancula
Jeff Jancula

Former CISO
OpenNMS (formerly)

Unraveling the Myth of Open Source Security: Debunking Myths, Embracing Truths, and Navigating Challenges

Open source software has become the backbone of modern technological advancements, powering everything from operating systems to cutting-edge applications. However, despite its widespread adoption, open source software often finds itself shrouded in a veil of uncertainty when it comes to security. In this session, we embark on a journey to demystify the intricate relationship between open source software and security. Whether you’re a seasoned developer, a cybersecurity professional, or a technology enthusiast eager to unravel the mysteries of open source security, this presentation promises to enlighten, inspire, and empower.

Charlie West
Charlie West

Founder
GoodBot

GoodBot: Open Source Robot Navigation in a World of Curbs & Kids

GoodBot is an open source quest to master autonomous sidewalk navigation. Through community collaboration, we’re teaching robots to traverse urban terrain while dodging obstacles like curbs and crazy kids. Join us to explore GoodBot’s evolution, from humble beginnings to its current hardware platform, datasets and ML models. Discover how you can contribute to this exciting project and help pave the way for a future where robots confidently navigate our sidewalks, neighborhoods and campuses.

Lauren Ross, CISA
Lauren Ross, CISA

Senior Manager
Cherry Bekaert

Dan Sembler, CPA, CISA
Dan Sembler, CPA, CISA
From Start to Finish: Understanding the Process for Effective IT and Cybersecurity Audits

The rise of cyberattacks and data breaches has made cybersecurity a critical issue for businesses of all sizes. Cybersecurity audits are now an essential tool for organizations to ensure their security measures are up to par and to demonstrate to business partners and clients that their data is protected. Is your organization secure? Find out what the testing and reporting process entails and learn from real-world examples that will arm you with practical tips to address areas for improvement.

Marshall Massengill
Marshall Massengill

Principal Solutions Delivery Architect
OpenNMS

Legacy Apps in Kubernetes – OpenNMS Horizon in K8s

Kubernetes is the new kid in town when it comes to deploying and managing infrastructure but not every app is an easy fit for the K8s paradigms. Join us on a journey as we explore what it’s like to set up and run the world’s oldest enterprise grade network monitoring platform in Kubernetes.

Check Out The Exhibitors

We’re thrilled to showcase some of the most innovative companies and organizations at Developer Day 2024. Take this opportunity to connect with industry leaders, discover groundbreaking technologies, and explore exciting opportunities for collaboration. Here are just a few of our confirmed exhibitors!

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Whether you’re seeking to stay ahead in their roles, learn what’s new, or explore new opportunities, Developer Day is hub of knowledge exchange, networking, and skill enhancement. Come join us and experience the power of technology, first-hand.

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