Welcome to PolyConf

PolyConf is a three-day, single track, multi-disciplinary conference on advanced technologies
for programmers interested in polyglot approach to software development.

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Open until March, 28th

 

#polyconf was a best conference I've attended for a long, long time. Definitely plan to get back next year. :)
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Speakers

PolyConf is not focused on any particular language or area of technology.
Our mission is to promote polyglot approach to software development
and foster cross-pollination between various technologies
and their communities.

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    Jessica Kerr

    Developer at Outpace Systems

    Jessica Kerr writes Clojure and Scala. Her fascinations include property-based testing and the sociological underpinnings of software. She codes remotely for Outpace, blogs, and teaches two daughters how to keep the spirit of the rule while breaking it. Her home in St. Louis, Missouri has five computers and no pets, unless ladybug larvae count as pets.

    • Java
    • Clojure
    • Scala
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    Bodil Stokke

    Functional Programming Hipster

    Bodil is a a bishop of the Greater London diocese of the Church of Emacs, and a compulsive conference speaker in the fields of functional programming and internets technologies, and is a co-organiser of multiple developer conferences in Scandinavia and the UK, mostly because she’s still learning how to stop. Her favourite pony is Pinkie Pie.

    • JavaScript
    • Clojure
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    Leah Hanson

    Software Engineer at Google

    Leah is currently a software engineer at Google. She spent the Spring of 2013 at Hacker School, where she started learning Julia and wrote the Websockets.jl package. Since then, she has spoken about Julia at several conferences, including Strange Loop, Strata NYC, and YOW!.

    • Julia
    • C/C++
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    Daniel Holden

    Author of Cello programming library

    Daniel Holden is a PhD student at Edinburgh University doing research into machine learning, and data driven approaches to character animation. He is a prolific C hacker with a flair for creative and interesting projects, that have gathered considerable attention in the open source community. As well as hacking on C, he enjoys writing short stories, constructing digital art, and game development.

    • Python
    • C/C++
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    Christine Corbett Moran

    Dev at Open WhisperSystems, Postdoctoral Researcher at Caltech

    PhD in Theoretical Astrophysics at the University of Zurich. A postdoc in Theoretical Physics at Caltech. I do research in computational astrophysics, high performance computing, and big data visualization. Prior to that I've worked at SpaceX, BBN Technologies, MIT CSAIL, MIT Media Lab, Lucent Technologies (Bell Labs Site), FAST Search and Transfer, UP Diliman, MIT, JHU, and MIT MEET as a software engineer, research scientist, or lecturer/professor. Physics and Computer Science (double major) and Mathematics and Philosophy (double minor) at MIT and obtained a Master's degree in Astrophysics from UZH. In my free time, I do a lot of open source and mobile application development oriented around technical activism, gender based violence and social justice. I am the co-lead of the iOS team at Open WhisperSystems, and technical lead on the Circle of 6 and Encyclopedia apps.

    • Java
    • Python
    • C/C++
    • Objective C
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    Stefan Karpinski

    Julia co-creator

    Stefan Karpinski is a co-creator of the Julia programming language – a next-generation language for numerical and scientific computing. He is also a co-founder of Julia Computing LLC (which provides professional consulting, training and support for Julia), and has previously worked as a data scientist, research scientist, and software engineer at Etsy, Citrix Online, and Akamai.

    • C/C++
    • Julia
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    Amir Chaudhry

    PM at Cambridge Computer Laboratory

    Amir is Programme Manager in the OCaml Labs group at the Cambridge Computer Laboratory, where he's is responsible for co-ordinating efforts towards the OCaml Platform. Amir's also Community Manager for the rapidly growing MirageOS project, where he's overseen two major releases and spread knowledge about unikernels and building safer systems. Amir's industrial experience extends from early-stage startups to blue chip multi-nationals and ranges from product management to finance.

    • OCaml
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    Robert Virding

    Co-Inventor of Erlang, Language Expert

    Robert was an early members of the Ericsson Computer Science Lab, and co-inventor of the Erlang language. He took part in the original system design and contributed much of the original libraries, as well as to the current compiler. While at the lab he also did a lot of work on the implementation of logic and functional languages and on garbage collection. He has also worked as an entrepreneur and was one of the co-founders of one of the first Erlang startups (Bluetail). He now works for Erlang Solutions Ltd. and enjoys implementing languages.

    • Erlang
    • Lua
    • C/C++
    • Lisp
    • Prolog
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    William Byrd

    Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Utah

    William E. Byrd is a Postdoctoral Researcher in the U Combinator research group at the University of Utah. He is co-author of The Reasoned Schemer, and co-designer of several declarative languages: miniKanren (logic programming), Harlan (GPU programming), and Kanor (cluster programming). His StarCraft 2 handle is 'Rojex' (character code 715).

    • Racket
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    Sam Tobin-Hochstadt

    Professor at Indiana University

    Sam is an Assistant Professor in the School of Informatics and Computing at Indiana University. He has worked on dynamic languages, type systems, module systems, and metaprogramming, including creating the Typed Racket system and popularizing the phrase “scripts to programs.” He is a member of the ECMA TC39 working group responsible for standardizing JavaScript, where he co-designed the module system for ES2015, the next version of JavaScript.

    • Racket
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    Joe Nash

    Developer Advocate at Braintree

    Joe is a Developer Advocate at Braintree Payments, a PayPal Company. Having learnt the dark arts of FP at the University of Nottingham, Joe is fanatical about the benefits of functional techniques and type theory, and applying them to software development. He believes in the educational benefits of hackathons and hack culture, and supports student hackathons as part of the European team at Major League Hacking.

    • JavaScript
    • Clojure
    • Haskell
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    Anna Pawlicka

    Software Developer

    Anna Pawlicka codes mostly in Clojure and ClojureScript. She's been a developer on a variety of projects ranging from banking to robotics and big data. When she's not programming, she's organising ClojureBridge London, hiking or hacking on Lego EV3.

    • JavaScript
    • Clojure
    • ClojureScript
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    Wojciech Ogrodowczyk

    Software Engineer at 3scale

    API/IPA juggler at @3scale. Climbing, photography and two wheel enthusiast. Glasses make me seem thinner.

    • JavaScript
    • Ruby
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    Yan Cui

    Functional programmer in gaming

    Yan works as a server side developer at Gamesys where he develops scalable backend services for Gamesys's social games on mobile and Facebook. He's a co-author of F# Deep Dives by Manning and a regular speaker on topics such as Aspect-Oriented Programming, F# and NoSQL. He also keeps an active blog at http://theburningmonk.com

    • Erlang
    • F#
    • C#
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    Alex Petrov

    Functional Guy at codecentric AG

    Zefops, Gymops, Skateops. C / Clojure / Haskell / Java hacker, meetup organiser, @ClojureWerkz core team. Data analysis & visualization nerd.

    • Java
    • Clojure
    • Haskell
    • C/C++
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    Nikita Prokopov

    Independent Contractor

    For the past ten years Nikita Prokopov has been building web interfaces, backends and distributed systems in Clojure, Erlang, Python, Java. Long-time blogger, UX enthusiast and Clojure evangelist from Novosibirsk, Russia.

    • Clojure
    • ClojureScript
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    Daan van Berkel

    Mostly Harmless

    Daan van Berkel is a enthusiastic software craftsman with a knack for presenting technical details in a clear and concise manner. Driven by the desire for understanding complex matters Daan is always on the lookout for innovative uses of software

    • Java
    • JavaScript
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    Alissa Bonas

    Software Engineer at Red Hat

    I am a software engineer at Red Hat and a contributor to several open source projects, developing mostly in Java and Ruby. I also have a great interest in usability topics (UX), give talks about open source at various events and enjoy being a coach in Rails Girls trainings.

    • Java
    • Ruby
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    Phil Nash

    Developer Evangelist at Twilio

    Phil is a developer evangelist for Twilio serving developer communities in London and all over Europe. He is a lover of all things front end, a Ruby developer and, more recently, an amateur brewer. APIs old and new, browsers and REST, fuel his passion for development. You should have seen how delighted he was the first time he played with the WebAudio API! Phil loves test coverage, great beer, hackathons, and libraries with puns in their names. Get all four together for maximum points.

    • JavaScript
    • Ruby
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    José Valim

    Director of R&D at Plataformatec

    José Valim is the creator of the Elixir programming language and member of the Rails Core Team. He is the Director of R&D at Plataformatec, a consultancy firm based in Brazil, and an active member of the Open Source community.

    • Elixir
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    Honza Král

    Python at Elastic.co

    Honza is a Python programmer and Django core developer – since he is scared of the bright and shiny world of browsers, designers, and users he prefers to stay buried deep in the infrastructure code and just provides others with tools to do the actual site-building. Since 2008 Honza has been building content web sites for fun and profit. During this time he discovered Elasticsearch which lead to him joining the company behind it in 2013 to work on the Python drivers."

    • Python
    • Shell
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    Pierre-Yves Ritschard

    CTO at exoscale

    Pierre-Yves is CTO at exoscale where he is responsible for architecture and strategic technology choices, relying on experience in the architecture of very large corporate system as well as technical product design in several startups. Pierre-Yves is an active member of the open-source community with key contributions to OpenBSD, collectd and riemann amongst others.

    • Clojure
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    Felix Hawkins & Karolina Ferenz

    Developer and Designer

    We are independent contractors in development and design respectively. With 20 years of experience between the two of us in realms such as fashion, retail, logistics, media, advertising and publishing we have seen the good, the bad and the ugly when it comes to developers and designers working together.

    • Ruby
    • Perl
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    Erik Michaels-ober

    Developer Evangelist at SoundCloud

    Erik has been reading and writing Ruby since 2006. In 2014, he was given a Ruby Hero Award for his contributions to various open-source projects, including RailsAdmin, Thor, RubyGems.org, and the Twitter gem. He was a 2010 Ruby Summer of Code mentor, 2011 Google Summer of Code mentor, and 2013, 2014, and 2015 Rails Girls Summer of Code coach.

    • Ruby
    • JavaScript
    • Crystal
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    Brendon McLean

    CTO at Intellection

    Brendon studied engineering because his career guidance councillor told him there were no jobs in software. He's been writing software ever since. He narrowly escaped a verbose career in enterprise Java when he was offered the role of heading up development at Intellection, a start-up in market research analytics. He jumped at the opportunity and helped build their data analytics platform for market research in Ruby.

    • Ruby
    • JavaScript
    • Python
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    Jivago Alves

    Developer at Stack Builders

    I'm a developer at Stack Builders living in Lisbon. I've been in software development for over eight years. I'm a polyglot programmer comfortable with Ruby and Clojure although nowadays I'm falling in love with Haskell and Elm. I care about code design, testing and development practices that help to produce reliable and easy-to-change systems.

    • Ruby
    • Clojure
    • Elm
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    Adam Byrtek

    CTO at Squirrel

    Adam led the development team at Code Sprinters, a software house he co-founded. Subsequently, he became a software engineer at Google working on high-profile infrastructure projects. After taking a gap year to compete in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, he moved to London to build the development at Squirrel, an early-stage Techstars FinTech startup.

    • Ruby
    • Clojure
    • Python
    • JavaScript
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    Paul Chavard

    Software Engineer at Capitaine Train

    Writing code at @capitainetrain. @EmberJS contributor. @EmberJSParis organizer. Cranberry lover. Wing-Chun practitioner. Runner. Reader. Aspiring Teacher.

    • Ruby
    • ClojureScript
    • JavaScript
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    Charles Pletcher

    Engineer at Assembly

    I’m a software engineer at Assembly, where I work on the core platform and community built products. I'm interested in the intersections of engineering and literary theory, and I'm deeply dedicated to issues of diversity and inclusion, and have prioritized these issues in my work and through initiatives like Open Tech School and Mission Hacks.

    • Ruby
    • Clojure
    • JavaScript
    • Go

Venue

PolyConf will happen at The Faculty of Law and Administration
of Adam Mickiewicz University in the heart of the city of POZnan, Poland.
The center has an auditiorium that can host 400 and additional workshop rooms.

Young people

We believe that all kids should have the opportunity to create something incredible,
to one day become the future of tech. And it all starts with having their own computer.

CodeStarter Campaign

« If a kid is going to learn to code, they need a computer. »

% of each ticket will be donated to CodeStarter - they will ship a new laptop to a child waiting to enroll in a programming class.

Workshops for youngsters

TBA

Sponsors & Partners

The conference wouldn't be possible without the help of our supporters.

Testimonials

What people say about last edition of Poly Conf.

  • Polyconf was the best conference I have ever been to.

    @damnpepe

  • Back home from PolyConf, with mind expanded in several dimensions and a long list of things to look at more deeply. Great experience!

    @dmajda

  • PolyConf was awesome! I'm leaving Poznań greatly inspired. Big thanks to organizers, speakers and attendees for this great event.

    @bartoszblimke

  • Back home from PolyConf - it was a really great event, I enjoyed it a lot. Also, Poznan is a beautiful city. See y'all next year!

    @michalvalasek

Terms and Conditions

Tickets

Cancellations received before May 31 2015 are entitled to a full refund. Cancellations received after May 31, 2015 are non-refundable.

Early Bird tickets are non-refundable.

Video/Audio Recording

All presentations and associated materials are the speakers’ intellectual property. Recording for commercial purposes requires permission from both the organizer and the speaker.

By attending the conference, attendees have agreed to allow the organizer to use images, audio, and video recorded content on site for educational and promotional purposes.

Responsibility

The participant acknowledges that he/she may not engage in damage claims against the Conference Organizers should the holding of the Conference be hindered or prevented by unexpected political or economic events, natural disaster, the non-appearance of speakers, or other reasons that might necessitate a program change.

Organizers may cancel the event at any time and tickets will be refunded in full without any additional fees.

Code of conduct

PolyConf is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone. We invite you to help us make PolyConf a place that is welcoming and respectful to all participants, so everyone can focus on the conference itself, and the great networking and community richness that can happen when we get together in person. We will do whatever we believe is necessary to ensure that PolyConf is a safe and productive environment for everyone.

Please bring any concerns to the immediate attention of the event staff, or contact our Event Coordinator, Kasia Popek at kasia@polyconf.com. We thank our attendees for their help in keeping the event welcoming, respectful, and friendly to all participants.

You can contact us at hello@polyconf.com

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