November 13-14, 2017 Sofia, Bulgaria

DevReach 2017

Central and Eastern Europe's premier developer conference is back!

Stay ahead of technology

DevReach is focused on professional software development, so come learn from leading practitioners and speakers.



About DevReach

DevReach strives to be the premier developer conference in Central and Eastern Europe. It was founded back in 2006. The conference is intended for IT professionals engaged or interested in application development. Topics include:

  • .NET Development
  • Front-end development and JavaScript
  • Mobile application development
  • Tools and best practices for developers

DevReach provides a perfect environment to:

  • Learn from leading practitioners
  • Get practical tips and tricks
  • Establish valuable contacts and advance career opportunities

This event features world-recognized industry experts who share their knowledge in a stimulating, enjoyable and friendly atmosphere. DevReach offers the ideal opportunity to enhance your proficiency in software application development and boost your confidence.

Who Should Attend

DevReach is focused on professional software development, so if you are involved in any aspect of application development, you should come to meet in person with our world recognized speakers and benefit from:

  • A variety of practical tips and tricks
  • A lot of valuable insights on a various range of technologies
  • The networking opportunities you will have with fellow developers from all over Europe

DevReach will help you:

  • Boost your technical knowledge
  • Stay ahead of technology
  • Advance your career opportunities
Sponsor DevReach

DevReach is a great opportunity to reach developers and potential customers in Europe. If you are interested in sponsoring DevReach, contact brian.rinaldi@progress.com.

 

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Scott Addie

Scott Addie

Scott Addie is a Telerik Developer Expert and a 2-time Microsoft MVP. As a Senior Content Developer for Microsoft, he focuses on producing ASP.NET Core content for docs.microsoft.com.

Todd Anglin

Todd Anglin

Todd Anglin is Chief Evangelist and Vice President of Developer Relations at Progress (PRGS), a global provider of tools and platforms for web, desktop and mobile application development.

Sam Basu

Sam Basu

Sam Basu am a technologist, author, speaker, Microsoft MVP, believer in software craftsmanship, gadget-lover and Developer Advocate for Telerik products at Progress.

Raymond Camden

Raymond Camden

Raymond Camden is a developer advocate for IBM. His work focuses on LoopBack, API Connect, serverless, hybrid mobile development, Node.js, HTML5, and web standards in general.

Ed Charbeneau

Ed Charbeneau

Ed is a Microsoft MVP, Developer Advocate for Progress, and expert on all things web development. Ed enjoys geeking out to new tech, brainstorming about future technology and admiring great design.

Burke Holland

Burke Holland

Burke Holland is a front-end developer in Nashville, TN, working on the Azure team at Microsoft. Burke blogs only slightly better than he codes but not as good as he talks about himself in the 3rd person.

Tomomi Imura

Tomomi Imura

Tomomi Imura is an avid open web & open technology advocate and creative technologist working at Slack. When she’s not at work, she geeks around trying to combine technology with cats.

Eric Lawrence

Eric Lawrence

Eric Lawrence is best known as the original developer of the Fiddler web debugging platform. Eric is now a Software Engineer on the Google Chrome Security team.

Jen Looper

Jen Looper

Jen Looper is a Boston-based web and mobile developer and developer advocate at Progress specializing in cross-platform educational and fitness apps for iOS, Android, Kindle and more.

Tara Manicsic

Tara Manicsic

Tara focuses on using Javascript on the back and front-end to create applications. In her free time she works in her community to educate and learn from other developers.

Chris Noring

Chris Noring

Chris is a Google Developer Expert and Telerik Developer Expert. He runs the London JavaScript meetup, is a public speaker and author of the book Rxjs Ultimate found under Angular.io/resources

TJ VanToll

TJ VanToll

TJ VanToll is a front-end developer, author, and a senior developer advocate for Progress who spends his time helping web developers build mobile apps through projects like Cordova and NativeScript.

Eddy Verbruggen

Eddy Verbruggen

Eddy has worked with Progress for many years. First raising the bar for Cordova plugin quality through the Verified Plugins Marketplace, and now focusing on creating and maintaining NativeScript plugins.

Sebastian Witalec

Sebastian Witalec

Sebastian Witalec is a Solution Engineer and a Technical Evangelist for Progress with over 6 years of experience in software engineering and architecture.

Schedule

DevReach includes 2 days and 3 tracks of amazing content. We’re working on the schedule, so check back for more details.



11:15
Debugging with Fiddler

Fourteen years ago, the Fiddler Web Debugger came to life. Today it continues to evolve as a powerful and popular web debugging tool used by developers, testers, and other web technologists worldwide. In this talk, the creator of Fiddler will demonstrate the latest features of Fiddler and explain why it remains a key component in every developer’s toolbox. We’ll look at Fiddler’s new C#-based scripting system, support for modern web features like Brotli compression and WebSockets, and customization via extensibility. We’ll explore how to use Fiddler to optimize sites and services for both performance and security. We’ll cover running Fiddler on Linux via Mono, and how you can bring the power of Fiddler to your own .NET applications using the FiddlerCore class library.

Eric Lawrence
11:15
Bots and AI - Future of the Web with Conversational Interface

Using voice commands has been pretty ubiquitous nowadays, as more mobile phone users use voice assistants like Siri and Cortana, as well as devices like Amazon Echo and Google Home have been invading our living rooms. You can interact with the intelligent assistant without leaving your couch. At the same time, chatbots have been insanely popular, and services like Slack and Facebook Messenger let you achieve multiple tasks without leaving the client- you can schedule a meeting, order some pizza, call a taxi, etc. Historically in web development, we have been relying on various UI elements to interact with your users. Now with the new technologies, you can develop rich applications with the natural user interactions with a minimal visual interface. This enables countless use cases for richer and more accessible web applications. In this talk, Tomomi Imura will talk about the trend of the conversational interface, and what and how you can build with JavaScript.

Tomomi Imura
11:15
Vue.js - The Next Big Thing In JavaScript

If you feel like modern web development with Angular and React has gotten way too complicated, Vue.js might be the JavaScript framework for you. With over 10K stars on Github, Vue.js has vaulted out of relative obscurity to find companies such as GitLab choosing to use it over React. In this session, we’ll take a look at why Vue.js is so popular, what makes it different from Angular and React and how easy it is to stand up and deploy a simple Vue.js application. Vue.js is a brilliant piece of JavaScript engineering, and it just might make you rethink your next app.

Burke Holland
17:00
From Software to Hardware: How I Track My Cat with JavaScript

In the era of Internet of Things, connecting things to the mobile devices and web is becoming ubiquitous. You can control room light using your mobile phone. You can monitor your heart rate and weight on browser. JavaScript engineers like you already have skills to prototype ideas to build software, so why not hardware too? Tomomi Imura, a front-end engineer with no background in electrical engineering, tells how she got started with hardware hacking with JavaScript, also talks about her recent fun project, KittyCam, a Raspberry Pi camera with cat facial detection to see when her cat is eating while being away from home.

Tomomi Imura
12:00
HTTPS in 2017

Non-secure HTTP cannot meet users’ security and privacy expectations. Fortunately, moving sites of any size and complexity to HTTPS is easier than it has ever been. Certificates can be acquired automatically at no cost, new protocols like HTTP/2 and Brotli compression mean that secure connections can improve performance, and web developers can utilize features like Upgrade-Insecure-Requests and Referrer Policy to avoid common pitfalls as they upgrade legacy sites to HTTPS. In this talk, you’ll get practical advice to defuse common concerns about migrating to HTTPS and learn to optimize and debug your secure site using browser tools, online checkers, and the Fiddler Web Debugger.

Eric Lawrence
14:30
Visual Studio Code Can Do THAT?

Visual Studio Code is on 🔥. Everybody ❤️’s this unexpected Electron-based text editor, and for good reason: it can do A LOT. It can compile Angular templates on the fly, debug native mobile applications, execute JavaScript inline and so much more! In this session, we’ll take a look at the most powerful features and plugins in Visual Studio Code, many of which, nobody knows about. This is Visual Studio Code like you’ve never 👀 it before.

Burke Holland

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Code of Conduct

All attendees, speakers, sponsors and volunteers at our conference are required to agree with the following code of conduct. Organisers will enforce this code throughout the event. We expect cooperation from all participants to help ensure a safe environment for everybody.

The Quick Version

Our conference is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), or technology choices. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks, workshops, parties, Twitter and other online media. Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference without a refund at the discretion of the conference organisers.

The Less Quick Version

Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion, technology choices, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.

Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

Sponsors are also subject to the anti-harassment policy. In particular, sponsors should not use sexualised images, activities, or other material. Booth staff (including volunteers) should not use sexualised clothing/uniforms/costumes, or otherwise create a sexualised environment.

If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the conference organisers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the conference with no refund.

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of conference staff immediately. Conference staff can be identified as they’ll be wearing branded t-shirts.

Conference staff will be happy to help participants contact hotel/venue security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the conference. We value your attendance.

We expect participants to follow these rules at conference and workshop venues and conference-related social events.

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Location

  • Кино Арена Младост IMAX, Sofia, Bulgaria
  • brian.rinaldi@progress.com
  • 8:00 - 17:30