DevFest Scotland 2023! 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

The Boardwalk, 105 Brunswick Street, Glasgow City, G1 1TF

DevFests are local tech conferences hosted by Google Developer Groups (GDGs) around the world, filled with talks, demos, and workshops about the latest in tech. This year, the GDG squads from Glasgow and Edinburgh are teaming up for DevFest Scotland 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 right in the heart of Glasgow. Dive into Google's newest stuff and more, learn from the experts, and network with the community!

Nov 25, 2023, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

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Key Themes

AIAR/VRAccessibilityAndroidCareer DevelopmentCloudDataDesignDevFestDevOpsFirebaseFlutterInclusionIoTMachine LearningMobile

About this event

DevFests are global tech events run by Google Developer Groups (GDGs) that offer a mix of talks, hands-on sessions, workshops, and a deep dive into the latest from Google and the world of open source. In 2022 alone, over 550 DevFests took place, reaching 320k+ tech enthusiasts.

For this year's celebration, GDG Glasgow, GDG EdinburghGDSC Glasgow Uni and StrathclydeWomen Techmakers Scotland are teaming up for DevFest Scotland 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿, aiming to bring together the brilliant Scottish tech community in Glasgow's vibrant center for a jam-packed day 🎉

** AGENDA **

09:00 - 09:15 - 🥳 * WELCOME * 🥳

Main Room

09:15 - 09:45 - 10 reasons you should care about the OWASP Top 10 - Carole Logan

09:45 - 10:15 - Build amazing web apps with WebAssembly - Önder Ceylan

10:15 - 10:45 - A love letter to long lines and other DX stories - Jo Franchetti

10:45 - 11:00 - Spaced repetition for engineers - Carlos Pérez

11:00 - 11:30 - Bringing the Cloud down to earth and making sense of the nebulous - a GCP perspective - Wiktor Jurek

11:30 - 12:00 - A journey of the text field API in Jetpack Compose - Anastasia Soboleva

12:00 - 13:00 - 🍔 * LUNCH BREAK * 🍔

13:00 - 13:30 - Into The Metaverse - Marzia Deodato

13:30 - 14:00 - Prompt Engineering with Vertex AI - Nishi Ajmera & Srivalsan Mannoor Sudhagar

14:00 - 14:30 - Android apps: be your own architect! - Slobodan Manojlović

14:30 - 15:00 - Supercharging Your Fitness with Wearables, Analytics, and the cloud with a pinch of PaLM - Steven Gray

15:00 - 16:00 - Revolutionizing Collaboration: AI and Architecture Decisions - Jose Calderón

16:00 - 16:30 - ☕️ * COFFEE BREAK * ☕️

16:30 - 17:00 - Our future without passwords - Milica Mihajlija

17:00 - 18:00 - Beyond the Stage Lights: Freddie Mercury's Electric Encore as a Software Developer - Peter Aitken

Room 1

09:15 - 09:30 - Code Your Future - Partners

09:30 - 09:45 - What can you do to become a greener technologist? - Anna Rasburn

09:45 - 10:00 - 

10:00 - 10:15 - Coding in no-code: Extending AppSheet functionality ... with code - Martin Hawksey

10:15 - 10:30 - Data and Ethics - how applying ethical thinking can make handling data easy - Nicholas Shearer

10:30 - 11:30 - Langchain zero shot fired - Let AI agents interact with your APIs using plain English - Charles-Philippe Bernard

11:30 - 12:00 - What's new and What's next in Web UI - Cleyra Uzcátegui & Delia Paternina

12:00 - 13:00 - 🍔 * LUNCH BREAK * 🍔

13:00 - 13:30 - Extending the Web - getting more out of the web with WebExtensions - Oliver Dunk

13:30 - 14:00 - From big to small. Which path I choose and why? - Vadym Pinchuk

14:00 - 14:30 - Potential of opensource LLM - H2OGPT / Offline alternative for ChatGPT - Sudipto Ghosh

14:30 - 15:30 - Krakend: One Gateway to Rule Them All - Octavio Antonelli

15:30 - 16:00 - Should you pay down technical debt? - Arron Edwards

16:00 - 16:30 - ☕️ * COFFEE BREAK * ☕️

16:30 - 17:30 - What comes after ChatGPT? Vector Databases - the Simple and powerful future of ML? - Erik Bamberg

17:30 - 18:00 - GDG Academy - Stefano Le Pera

Students track

09:15 - 09:45 - Why you should learn Rust - Aidan Kelly

09:45 - 10:15 - The GenAI Revolution in Further Education - Beyond Classroom Boundaries, a case study - Lisa Carpenter

10:15 - 10:30 - From Code to Pixels: Understanding Web rendering Techniques - Habib Ogunsola

10:30- 11:30 - Location Lab: Build your own store locator using Google Maps Platform - Sophie McCartney

11:30 - 12:00 - My Journey Into Open Source ( and how I oversee 250 repositories! ) - Goudham Suresh

12:00 - 13:00 - 🍔 * LUNCH BREAK * 🍔

13:00 - 13:30 - The sustainability of developing and using AI systems - Akshay Srivats Venkataramana

13:30 - 14:00 - The Ultimate Way to Build Web Applications - Svelte - Piotr Kazała

14:00 - 14:15 - Edufem: Harnessing VR for women's safety awareness - Holly Hewitt and Joanna Gabrys

14:30 - 15:00 - Responsible AI: Prioritizing people, values, and ethics in a data-driven world - Patty O’Callaghan

15:00 - 15:30 - The Web in 2023: How Far We've Come - James Milner

15:30 - 15:45 - Navigating the Tech Ecosystem: The Power of Allyship, Sponsorship, and Mentorship - Deepali Narsiker

15:45 - 16:15 - ☕️ * COFFEE BREAK * ☕️

16:15 - 17:00 - Introduction to PyGame with snake - Emma Petrie

17:00 - 17:30 - Year of 2023 - is argument to chose Flutter - Vadym Pinchuk

17:30 - 18:00 - Get PartyRock-ing! - How you can be a no code prompt engineer


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When

When

Saturday, November 25, 2023
9:00 AM – 6:00 PM UTC

Speakers

  • Jo Franchetti

    Ably

    Developer Advocate

  • Milica Mihajlija

    Google

    Technical Writer, Chrome

  • James Milner

    NearForm

    Senior Software Developer

  • Vadym Pinchuk

    Labrys

    Mobile Software Engineer

  • Elliott Lyu

    Barclays

    Software Developer

  • Stefano Le Pera

    Virgin Red

    Senior Front End Engineer

  • Vasilika Klimova

    Kadena

    Developer Relations Engineer

  • Nicholas Shearer

    University of Strathclyde

    Data Ethicist

  • Anastasia Soboleva

    Google

    Software Engineer

  • Aidan Kelly

    Barclays

    Graduate Software Developer

  • Deepali Narsiker

    Media Consultant

  • Erik Bamberg

    J.P. Morgan

    Senior Software Engineer

  • Önder Ceylan

    Google Developer Expert

  • Carole Logan

    Principal Engineer

  • Peter Aitken

    Litmus

    Principal Software Engineer

  • Patty O’Callaghan

    Charles River Laboratories

    Tech Lead / Machine Learning GDE

  • Charles-Philippe Bernard

    JP Morgan

    Senior Manager of Software Engineering

  • Renuka Kelkar

    TechPowerGirtls

    Founder

  • Wiktor Jurek

    Cobry

    Development Lead

  • Lisa Carpenter

    Digital Futures

    Data Science Instructor Lead

  • Martin Hawksey

    CTS

    Collaboration Engineer

  • Anna Rasburn

    Morgan Stanley

    Software Developer

  • José Enrique Calderón Sanz

    JP Morgan Chase

    Lead Software Engineer

  • Marzia Deodato

    Barclays

    Software Developer

  • Octavio Antonelli

    Golden Charter

    Senior Software Engineer