TEQnation - The Future is Open

25th April, 2018

An ever growing flow of data, structured or unstructured, more demanding and more mobile users, reliable security and downtime is no longer acceptable. The challenges for Developers, Architects and IT managers are every day more and more complex. How do we deal with these changes, is it scalable, do we stay within deadlines and budget and how we stay ahead.

TEQnation The Future is Open is the open source conference of the Benelux and will bring together a unique blend of IT architects, managers, disruptors, experts and developers. The Future is Open features presentations, tutorials, keynotes, workshops and hands-on labs.

Open (your) enterprise Over the years we’ve included many different viewpoints on open source. Among those is how enterprises can use, benefit from, and give back to open source—and why they would want to do so. This special track is all about the business side of open source, specifically case studies. Aimed at business stakeholders from CXOs to team leads, this track will give insight into why your software development/engineering teams chose open source, why open source is already coursing through the veins of your business and why that is something you can use to your advantage. Open source is a catalyst for digital transformation.   

Open infra Let’s take a look at how architectures like microservices and serverless are necessary in the time of continuous development and delivery. How to move towards an open infra future.

Open cloud The cloud has been around for a while now and in that short time it has become a pillar of how software development works. Three of the biggest vendors—AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud Platform—are not happy as is and keep pushing the envelop with more and more services. This track’s purpose is to help situate attendees around how cloud strategies and their implementation can impact their business, answering questions like: How do you know what services you would benefit from? How do you make a choice of what vendor to use? What is the best way to transition from the data center to the cloud? Bring your experience and share it with the community.

Open development Taking a step back from the code, how do you actually get things done? How do you let all the linensing work efficiently togeterh. From planning and discussions with colleagues from other departments, how do you give you and your team a better chance of getting things right? How do you ensure that you iterate rather than blindly head towards what you think stakeholders want? We want to see best practices and case studies on how you made a difference by taking a hard look at the ‘how’ of how you are delivering and deploying software and giving your company the best shot at leading the pack.

Open future Like open source, devops, and the agile methodology, Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence promises to be a significant shift in software development.

Cryptocurrencies have taken hold of our imagination and some of our wallets, but the real game changer is the underlying technology. Decentralized and secure, blockchain is beginning to transform how we deliver data like medical records. This technology is on the brink of exploding and transforming financial, medical, and retail industries.

With the help of open source frameworks, AI is taking software development to a new dimension. More specifically, how can we utilize data within that development to create smarter ‘things’ and gain insight via machine and deep learning that we humans couldn’t do to this point, well at least not in the time it takes our computers? Are you doing some great work with any of the open source frameworks? Do you have a new way to incorporate deep learning into an app? What about interpretability? As AI makes its way throughout industries let’s be sure to share best practices and ideas on how to create next generation software and businesses outcomes.

Open collaboration (community) How to work with the community. The Pro’s and con’s. Github, Openremote.com, Openhab.com and Linux foundation.

Open labs The Open labs will be organised on the marketplace and is working to to accelerate the growth of different high-impact open source software projects and promote an open source culture of accessibility and increased productivity. The open labs would contains hands on labs, hackatons or workshops with for example the IBM Watson, Azure, Kubernetes, Google Cloud or Elastic.