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Dev Talks

Spend the afternoon with your dev team getting inspired with a series of high-level presentations.

Either case-study or demo format, speakers will present talks focused around today’s trending problem solving tools and innovative solutions.


  • 1:00 PM | Registration, Networking & Lunch
  • 1:45 PM | Welcoming Remarks
  • 2:00 PM | Presentations
  • 3:40 PM | BREAK
  • 4:10 PM | Presentations Continue
  • 5:30 PM Program Ends

Dev Talk topics to date:

Still ‘Getting’ Clojure (Parentheses are just hugs for your code with Gary Trakhman, Data Engineer at Arena.io and Milt Reder, VP of Engineering at Yet Analytics

Clojure(Script) is a dialect of Lisp that offers developers an excellent balance of elegance and utility. We’ll give a whirlwind tour of the language with synonyms from Ruby and JavaScript and a demo of interactive REPL-driven development. Don’t fear the parentheses, they’re just hugs for your code.

Unlocking and Leveraging Your Customer Data / Establishing a Customer Data Platform with TJ Tate, Web Director of Agora Financial

For the past year Agora Financial has been laying the ground work to collect, analyze, segment and act on their customers data to enable highly personable experiences across multiple touch points. In this presentation, we’ll go way beyond your customer data stored in a CRM or marketing automation tool. We’ll explore aggregating all of your customer data in all of its silos into one place, layering on individual customers’ content affinities and sentiments, and applying machine learning scoring algorithms for each of your customers. We’ll talk tactically about exposing these audience segments to a variety of channels for marketing, analysis and support with the ultimate goal of understanding our customers by understanding the vast array of data we can harness. Hear about the vision and potential behind this powerful approach and learn about how to make this happen for your company/organization.

Mobile Maintenance: How We Disrupted Facility Maintenance with Babila Lima, Director of the Business Process Improvement Office at City of Baltimore for the Department of General Services and Varghese Paranilam, Project Manager at City of Baltimore, Department of General Services

Facility Maintenance on century-old buildings is hard enough. Add in the fact that the City of Baltimore owns over 800 structures makes the task even more difficult. And then spread those facilities over 90 square miles and you begin to see the magnitude of Facility Maintenance. Mobile Maintenance breaks the traditional mindset: “see a problem, report a problem, fix a problem”. Through technology and innovation, we have created a unit that can proactively dispatch and repair maintenance issues at our remote facilities. They are provided the tools, materials and technology to hit the ground running every day. Join us to see how we made this possible.

Collision Course: When the Physical & Digital Worlds Collide with Tim Kulp, Director of Emerging Technologies at Mind Over Machines

This topic is focused on the opportunities and challenges (both technical and social) where digital realities (Augmented, Virtual, AI) mix with the physical world. Why are AR and AI leading this collision? How do we prevent information overload in this world of sensory & sensors? What does this mean for the ever growing digital divide? After the session, attendees will have an awareness of the potential (both positive and negative) of this collision and be inspired to champion a better mixed reality world.




University of Baltimore, John and Frances Angelos Law Center
1401 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21201 United States
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