DevFest Miami 2019

September 28, 2019

DevFest Miami is a single-day, three-track, inclusive conference for all developers. GDG Cloud Miami, GDG Miami, and Women Techmakers Miami invite you to join us on Saturday, September 28, 2019 for our annual DevFest at the Wix.com offices in South Beach!

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Keynotes

Claudio Luis Vera

Claudio Luis Vera

Building Apps Like You Mean It - How to make sure that everyone can use your product, regardless of ability.

Royal Caribbean

Claudio Luis Vera is the lead digital accessibility professional at Royal Caribbean, a 75,000 person company that includes several major cruise lines. Claudio came to accessibility after a 25-year career as a user experience (UX) designer, architect, and web developer. He was the founder of two web design firms, and his work has been internationally recognized with a number of awards.


Wolf Shlagman, CEO, Founder, Chief Angel

Wolf Shlagman, CEO, Founder, Chief Angel

Care Angel

Wolf Shlagman, a life-long creative technologist, healthcare futurist and cognitive science evangelist, is currently CEO/Founder of Care Angel. As a serial entrepreneur, Wolf previously founded Consult a Doctor, which was acquired by Teladoc, Inc., a Kliener, Perkins portfolio company, in 2013. Wolf is an innovator that has been shaping and transforming the telehealth space since the earliest days of digital health, nearly 20 years ago. He is a technology and business leader with executive level strategic, technical and partnership development experience. He is recognized as being a hands-on leader who is driven by passion in the pursuit of building impactful, enterprise platforms and consumer solutions targeted to help alleviate the most pressing challenges affecting the entire healthcare ecosystem. Wolf considers himself a professional tinkerer, an AI addict and a behavioral economics fanatic with a demonstrated history of success.

Speakers

Daniel Cadenas

Daniel Cadenas

Ultimate Software

Daniel Cadenas is a computer engineer with 20+ year of experience in Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing, and Big Data. Currently, working as a Big Data Engineer at Ultimate Software, he is involved in building applications using Spark and Hadoop. Also, Daniel posses several certifications such as Cloudera Administration and Google Professional Data Engineer. Daniel is a Data Scientist enthusiast with hands-on experience with machine learning and deep learning.

Luis Casadesus

Luis Casadesus

Mi9 Retail

Luis has over 17 years of professional experience designing, developing, testing, implementing and maintaining software applications using Microsoft and Java technologies. Amazed by the simplicity of maintaining and implementing code using the cloud environment, he stays updated with the new tools and technologies related to this world. He strive to create a positive a shared knowledge environment. He is a big sports fan and loves to play with Nerf/xshot guns with his son.

Kimoy Kotun

Kimoy Kotun

Spirit Airlines

Kimoy's background is in Mathematics. She has been working as a Data Scientist for over a year. She enjoys using data to solve problems.

Layla Bouzoubaa

Layla Bouzoubaa

Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

Layla is a research analyst at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine where she gets to combine her passion for R programming with cancer, substance abuse research, and behavioral health. She is also a D&I advocate, an organizer for R-Ladies Miami, and a #IamRemarkable facilitator. Aside from her professional loves, she is a zealous plant-mom and a wannabe wine connoisseur and food critic.

Viviana Marquez

Viviana Marquez

Zimmerman Advertising

Viviana is Data Scientist at Zimmerman Advertising. MS in Data Science with a background in mathematics and journalism.

Kavin Kannan

Kavin Kannan

CareCloud

Curiosity sparked interest at the early age of 10 while playing the classic snake game. While figuring out how the game worked, that interest turned into passion. Fast forward 22 years, Kavin is now an experienced full stack engineer with a demonstrated history of delivering enterprise applications from stem to stern. He is also an avid enthusiast in developing IoT, Mobile and Web apps on Google Cloud Platform.

Roly Vicaria

Roly Vicaria

Taxfyle

Roly is a technology and data nerd who earned his BS and MS in Computer Science from Florida International University. He has been working in South Florida tech in various engineering roles for the last 10 years, having worked at Ultimate Software, Magic Leap, and currently at TaxFyle.

Danielle Cox

Danielle Cox

Camp Cox Consultants

Danielle Cox has been developing for 35 years. She is currently being paid mostly for Kotlin/PHP coding, but has convinced her company to use Flutter going forward. After being invited to Google I/O, she has launched the Flutterfly YouTube channel hoping to convert even more people.

Mash Zahid

Mash Zahid

Alinea

Mash Zahid is a management consultant who codes artificial intelligence systems that leverage sophisticated predictive and prescriptive methods to deliver omni-channel growth in competitive global markets. Mash has had successful strategy and data science engagements in recent years at Amgen, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Gartner, Johnson & Johnson, Subaru, and hedge funds.

Darlene Holland

Darlene Holland

STEM Educator

As an immigrant, and a minority woman, Darlene's passion is to advocate for equitable education for all students and to encourage girls and minority students to thrive academically, especially in STEM. She started teaching science in 2007 after obtaining a BS in Biological Sciences and a BA in Sociology at FAU and received her MS.Ed in Science Education at NSU. She completed a Web Development certificate program at UM which kicked her involvement with Girls Who Code in 2018. She loves the work that GWC is doing to increase diversity in the tech industry.

Yasmary Hernandez Diaz

Yasmary Hernandez Diaz

Ultimate Software

Yasmary (aka Yaz) made the executive decision to become a programmer at the age of 9 when she deleted Windows 3.1 via DOS (and then deleted UnDelete). She is passionate about nurturing tech Communities as well as helping women, underrepresented groups, and students in tech. Yaz has tried over 1,400+ unique beers (= Beer Snob) and brews her own beer!

Ruth Llanos-Vos

Ruth Llanos-Vos

Ultimate Software

Ruth is part of the Product and Strategy Team at Ultimate Software, a leading cloud provider of global HCM solutions. In her role as Vendor and Technical Manager she is responsible for the management of contract manufacturer vendors to build best in class UltiPro Time Collection Devices. Throughout her career she has always been an active member of diversity and inclusion groups, the latest being AnitaB.Org South Florida Liaison Women in Tech Leader. In addition, she is a Board Member of Latinas in Computing (AnitaB.org Systers Affinity Groups) and an #IamRemarkable facilitator.

Dr. Stephen Borstelmann

Dr. Stephen Borstelmann

Stephen M Borstelmann MD

Ivy-educated Interventional Radiologist Physician / former Investment Banker & Quantitative Analyst at home in the operating room, AI lab, or boardroom. Stephan is a physician who understand the strategic, operational, and financial business needs of provider and insurer.

Brandon Roberts

Brandon Roberts

Ultimate Software

A tech enthusiast at heart, Brandon enjoys developing for just about anything, from web, games, mobile, AR/VR, IoT, and whatever else comes out in the future. Simply put, he loves coding!

Angel Lacret

Angel Lacret

Cobuild Lab

Angel is a technical Product Manager. He is a Web and Mobile Developer using React,Django,Firebase and @8base. He is the founder of Cobuild Lab, a company aimed at promoting Customer Driven Development.

Carlos Chacin

Carlos Chacin

MATRIX Labs

Software developer for MATRIX Labs. Works on maintaining documentation, providing higher level abstractions, and creating video tutorials. Deeply enjoys wiping his entire computer for any pretty looking Linux distro and pushing everyone to try trackball mice- it's the future!

Samreen Islam

Samreen Islam

MATRIX Labs

Community Manager at MATRIX Labs. Helps developers with troubleshooting, manages public relations, strategies, and works in development whenever possible to satiate the inner pursuit of learning new things! Doubles as a mechanical engineer from UVA w/ a penchant for design thinking, robotics, & writing cheesy poems.

Alfred Gonzalez

Alfred Gonzalez

AdMobilize & MATRIX Labs

Alfred is the Innovation Manager at MATRIX Labs and AdMobilize. His main focus is in Operations and Marketing but as a swiss army knife he tends to wear many other hats. He taught himself how to program at the age of 10 and has an immense passion for technology. In his free time he can be seen cycling or at home designing, 3D printing, and programming a new smart home project.

Angel

Angel

Wix.com

Data & Corvid Support Lead. Working for Wix Since 2017. I work with Data & Corvid and specialize on Wix Data applications. Eager to answer all your questions.

Schedule

09:00 am

Registration and Breakfast

Find our volunteers at the registration table, get a badge and a schedule, and join us for a scrumptious breakfast! Those who wish to participate in the "#IamRemarkable" Workshop must sign up at registration as space is limited.

10:15 am

Building Apps Like You Mean It - How to make sure that everyone can use your product, regardless of ability.

Claudio Luis Vera

Confessions and advice from a web designer / developer / empath on his journey to becoming an accessibility expert.

12:15 pm

Mingle Lunch

Enjoy a healthy lunch sponsored Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center while mingling with other attendees and speakers.

1:00 pm

Track Talks

Attend a talk in one of three tracks! There will be a coffee & networking break after speaker 2 - between 2:05-2:25 pm.

Google Cloud Platform (GCP)

1:00 pm

How to become a Google Certified Data Engineer

Daniel Cadenas

My experience in getting the Professional Data Engineer certification and how it has enhanced my life professionally.

2:30 pm

Building a CI/CD Pipeline With Cloud Run and Cloud Build

Luis Casadesus

Overview of Cloud Build. CI/CD tool. Lifecycle of a Cloud Build build. View your build results using the Gcloud tool. Overview of Cloud Run. Serverless computing a dvantages. Write a sample application, define the container, publish and deploy the app. Cloud Run on GKE.

Data Science

1:00 pm

An Overview of Machine Learning and its Applications

Kimoy Kotun

Web/App Development

1:00 pm

Site, Content, Action! - An Introduction to Google Assistant API for User Engagement

Kavin Kannan

Live Demo using the Assistant API

1:30 pm

CI/CD your infrastructure with Concourse and Terraform

Roly Vicaria

I will be sharing a story that I imagine others might be able to relate to. It's the story of how I was asked to upgrade our cloud infrastructure because everyone else on the team was afraid to touch it. I'll show how I used Terraform to transform our team's approach to infrastructure and allow all engineers to fearlessly make changes as part of a CI/CD pipeline.

2:30 pm

Flutter- Layout Strategies for the Android Programmer

Danielle Cox

As Android programmers we have invested many hours into learning each new xml layout. Switching to a new paradigm/framework can be intimidating. In this talk, we will go over strategies to creating layouts in Flutter comparing and contrasting them with the traditional Android ways.

2:05 pm - 2:25 pm

Coffee and Refreshment Break!

Enjoy and coffee, healthy snacks, and networking courtesy of Wix.com

3:15 pm

Raffle!

The Girls Who Code Organization of South Florida will be selling raffle tickets to benefit their scholarship funds. Purchase as many as you'd like to increase your chances of winning one of several Google and sponsored prizes!

3:30 - 5:00 pm

Workshops

Attend one of the three hands-on 90 - minute workshops below!

Google Cloud Platform (GCP)

IoT

3:30 pm

IoT pt. 1 - Augmenting the Google Assistant with the MATRIX Creator

Carlos Chacin

Learn to set up Google Assistant on your MATRIX device. Interface with sensors and NFC!

4:30 pm

IoT pt. 2 - Lighten Up with Arduino

Brandon Roberts

Learn the basics for getting started with Arduino and create a light up project!

#IamRemarkable

3:30 pm

#IamRemarkable

Yasmary Hernandez & Ruth Llanos-Vos

"#IamRemarkable is a Google initiative empowering women and underrepresented groups to celebrate their achievements in the workplace and beyond. The workshop will highlight to participants the importance of self promotion in their careers and provide them with the tools to practice this skill."

4:00pm

Happy Hour Begins!

For those not interested in attending a workshop, stay and socialize/network with your new DevFest friends over some drinks and light hors d'oeuvres :)

5:00pm

Closing Remarks

Closing remarks by GDG Cloud Miami, GDG Miami, and Wix.com. Happy Hour until 6pm!

Sponsors

We would like to thank the following entities for their generous sponsorship and continued support!












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Organizers

Yahima Fumero

Yahima Fumero

Cloud39 Corp

Yahima is a co-founder of Cloud39 Corp. She co-organizes GDG Cloud Miami and is a WTM Ambassador.

Jesus Diaz

Jesus Diaz

Cloud39 Corp

Jesus is a co-founder of Cloud39 Corp. He co-organizes GDG Cloud Miami, is a Google Certified Cloud Architect and Google Certified Data Engineer.

Layla Bouzoubaa

Layla Bouzoubaa

Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

Layla is a statistical programmer for the University of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. Originally from Atlanta, Layla is a freshly transplanted Miamian and co-organizes R-Ladies Miami, a Women Techmakers ambassador, and a wannabe wine connoisseur.

César Díez

César Díez

Chewy

Cesar Diez Sanchez is a Senior Software Engineer with over 8 years of experience in Android development. Software Crafter apprentice. Usability and design lover. Forever curious learner. Tomato and olive oil seeker. Into cinema, soccer and running.

Farzad Barzin

Farzad Barzin

BEX Realty

Farzad is a Full-stack Software Engineer at BEX Realty where he has been developing a mobile application for real estate agents using Flutter. He is also one of the organizers of GDG Miami.

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