Devoxx Belgium 2019

Date 04-11-2019 t/m 08-11-2019
Time All day event
Theme Java, Security, Software development
  • Kinepolis
  • Groenendaallaan 394
  • 2030 Antwerp (Belgium)
Speaker Maarten Mulders Hanno Embregts
Description Devoxx Belgium is a 5-days conference where developers and architects come together and explore the latest technology advancements and fascinating ideas, with some of the most inspiring speakers in our sector.

Diverse, local and global talent introduce the newest and most vital content from the development world, with a range of sessions covering Java, Cloud, Big Data, Security, Architecture, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Robotics, Programming Languages, Methodologies and Developer Culture.

Come to Devoxx Belgium to expand your knowledge base, sharpen your skills and get hands-on experience with the latest technologies.

Each year the Devoxx Family welcomes over 12,000 developers to events in Belgium, France, UK, Poland, Morocco & now, Ukraine.

On Thursday November 7, Maarten Mulders will talk about "SSL/TLS for Mortals".

Using SSL/TLS the right way is often a big hurdle for developers. We prefer to have that one colleague perform “something with certificates”, because he/she knows how that works. But what if “that one colleague” is enjoying vacation and something goes wrong with the certificates? In this session we’ll take a close look at secure communication at the transport level. Starting with what exactly SSL and TLS is, we’ll dive into public/private keys, and signing. We’ll also learn what all this has to do with an unfortunate Dutch notary. Of course, there’ll be plenty of practical tips & trics, as well as demo’s. Attend this session to become “that one colleague”!

Also on Thursday, Hanno Embregts will do two sessions:

- These Songs Would Make Some Great Code Comments

Besides being useful, comments in source code can also be fun! This legendary StackOverflow post tells me that sometimes a well-chosen joke put into source code can lighten the mood at work and make your developer life just a bit better. Now, because I am both a developer and a musician, I tend to use song lyrics to lighten up my code. So in this Lightning talk, I'll demonstrate this by showing a few typical code fragments that could use some musical quality. And of course I'll perform bits of the songs that go with it. So are you in for a light-hearted talk on code comments - slash - a mini-concert featuring songs by Coldplay, Oasis, Adam Lambert, Imagine Dragons and many more? Please join in and feel free to sing along!

- The Soft Side of Software Development

Conferences like this one provide a lot of new ideas, and if you're like me you just can't wait to try them out at work. After that, you just tell everyone the new stuff is better than the old and you're done, right? Turns out just knowing about the latest stuff will only get you so far. Your soft skills play a vital part in the development of a great product. You need to be able to motivate people, listen to them and treat them with respect. So how do you get there? I've struggled with this and still do. Still, I believe that: 1) your mistakes teach you more than your successes; 2) we can learn from each other. So in this BOF, I'll willingly tell my mistakes and how they shaped me. Also, feel free to bring your own questions regarding soft skills and we'll answer them together.

More info The Devoxx Belgium website