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nor(DEV):con 2019

February 21st – 23rd

nor(DEV):con is back! After taking a well earned break, the region’s biggest tech conference returns in February 2019 and promises to be even bigger than before!

The updated format will include new specialisms including a dedicated Process Track, to include other development processes (not just Agile), as well as the People Track which aims to focus on the holistic side of tech life. The Schools Day, designed to encourage young people into tech, is set to return as is the full day of workshops on the preceding Thursday. Conference favourites like the Business Track are looking to be even bigger than last time, and so is another delegate favourite – the Wine Reception!

Friday evenings’ Wine Reception will now be held in the main hall and we’re hoping a glass or two will encourage new speakers and old to present Lightning Talks as everyone networks ahead of the main event!

We are also looking forward to welcoming new sponsors as well as speakers in 2019, the first of which is IJYI, our Elite Sponsors. Suffolk-based firm IJYI are specialists in software solutions, consultancy and hosting and we’re chuffed to bits that they’re on board for nor(DEV):con. 

The buzz for nor(DEV):con 2019 has already started and we’re sure you’ll agree that it was worth the wait!

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Keynote Speakers

LIZ KEOGH

Consultant

The Failure of Focus

We know that in our landscape of people and technology, aiming for a particular outcome doesn’t always lead to us getting what we want. Sometimes the best results come from approaching a problem obliquely. But in Agile our highest priority is to satisfy the customer through the early and continuous delivery of valuable software. We like to start with the outcome, meet the needs of our users, delivering high-quality working software with happy teams and true agility… but how might that focus be holding us back, and what are the alternatives?

In this talk we look at some different strategies for approaching complex ecosystems, starting from where we are right now, and allowing innovation to emerge through obliquity, naivety, and serendipity.

KEVLIN HENNEY

Consultant

#FAIL

Software doesn’t always work out. Looking at the number of software failure screens in public places, it can sometimes seem that software developers are the greatest producers of installation art around the planet. Software failures can be entertaining or disastrous. They can also be instructive — there’s a lot we can learn.

HEYDON PICKERING

Freelance Design Consultant

Plain Wrong?

I love writing JavaScript. The trouble is, so does everyone else. When people aren’t writing JavaScript, they’re usually writing frameworks for writing JavaScript in JavaScript. In fact, most of the JavaScript that’s around these days seems to either be written for, or within, a JavaScript flavor like React, Vue, or Angular. Frameworks make writing your own code faster and more ergonomic, but they do not come without problems. Code written with Framework A depends on the environment Framework A provides in order to work — and this dependency often represents a lot of code to transmit, decompress, parse, and compile. What about ‘plain’ JavaScript? Is it always naïve to think anything worthwhile can still be achieved just writing some straight-up code? It turns out this is a tricky question to answer, because the line between plain and flavored JavaScript is kind of blurry. It’s also not clear who should be the ones to get to write JavaScript, for what reasons, or when. But there’s no doubt the little we do as web developers is often done with much more than we need.

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CONFERENCE SESSIONS

Spanning three days, this years’ conference has four exciting streams as well as our renowned workshops.

THURSDAY
FRIDAY
SATURDAY

THURSDAY

Pre-conference special: Developers! Developers! Developers! & TBC https://www.meetup.com/Norfolk-Developers-NorDev/events/256120190/

FRIDAY

The day is divided into 6 sessions with breaks, keynotes and other, exciting activities built in.

0930 KEYNOTE
1030 BREAK
1045 SESSIONS BEGIN
1700 SPONSORS PRESENTATION
1730 END KEYNOTE
1800 WINE RECEPTION / LIGHTENING TALKS
1900 DINNER
2200 FINISH

SATURDAY

Saturday’s keynote starts at 9.00, followed by a break at 10.00.

We close at 11.45.

Associate Sponsors