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Friday, April 12

9:00am EEST

Friday April 12, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am EEST
Foyer Area King Hussein Business Park

10:00am EEST

Welcome note by EU Delegation
Friday April 12, 2019 10:00am - 10:15am EEST
Main Auditorium King Hussein Business Park

10:15am EEST

Seven things to make you a more effective JavaScript developer
Trying to keep up-to-date with what is happening in the JavaScript world is tough work. Everything is moving, people tell you all kind of contradicting advice and it is easy to feel out of the loop. In this talk Chris Heilmann, who’s been keeping up for 20 years with the ecosystem and language will show you some tools and tricks to help you concentrate on doing the job rather than waiting for things to get easier and better.

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Christian Heilmann

Developer Evangelist, Microsoft
I like to take complex technical things and translate them to various audiences in an understandable format. With about 20 years of experience in web technologies and a background as a Front End Architect I understand the market and the fluctuations of technology and how to find and... Read More →

Friday April 12, 2019 10:15am - 11:00am EEST
Main Auditorium King Hussein Business Park

11:00am EEST

Talking with tech leads
As a software engineer, you will have learned that "naming things" will remain one of the most difficult tasks in our industry. This is even more confusing when it comes to roles and responsibilities for the Tech Lead role. After interviewing many people playing technical leadership roles, establishing a European-wide Tech Lead training program in his last company, and training 100+ Tech Leads around the world, Patrick will share his lessons learned about what exactly a Tech Lead is, and what it takes to make the role successful. If you currently have or would like to take on a leadership role for an engineering team, come to this session to hear some practical tips that will make you a more successful Tech Lead.

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Patrick Kua

Chief Scientist, N26
I am Chief Scientist and former CTO at N26, the first mobile first bank with a European banking license.I was formerly a Principal Technical Consultant at ThoughtWorks in London where I played a variety of roles (Developer, Trainer, Technical and Organisational Coach, Tech Lead, Architect) in a variety of organisations from startups (20+ people) to the supremely large organisations (10K+ people). I have worked across a variety of industries from... Read More →

Friday April 12, 2019 11:00am - 11:45am EEST
Main Auditorium King Hussein Business Park

11:45am EEST

Observability at scale
How does Expedia monitor and diagnose applications and micro-services at scale? Tracing at scale. Process 20B events & 15TB of data a day in real-time and run ML models for anomaly detection

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Ashish Aggarwal

Principal Engineer, Expedia
At Expedia, Ashish is working as Principal Engineer and leading Haystack - an open source project that is rapidly being adopted for distributed tracing in fast growing e-commerce companies like Expedia, HomeAway, Hotels.com etc. He has extensive experience in designing and building... Read More →

Friday April 12, 2019 11:45am - 12:30pm EEST
Main Auditorium King Hussein Business Park

12:30pm EEST

Prayer Time / Brunch
Friday April 12, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm EEST
Foyer Area King Hussein Business Park

2:00pm EEST

Science of product management
The discipline of product decision making. What is the problem that the product needs to solve; how is it going to be solved and how is the solution going to be measured to confirm the solution. The session is easy to understand for non-product managers

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Hiba Helewa

Product Director, Expedia
I absolutely love solving problems; I aspire to master the art of logic in an illogical world. With more than a decade working in the software industry, I am now addicted to getting products in the market that makes the lives of people that use them better. Ask me anything about product... Read More →

Friday April 12, 2019 2:00pm - 2:45pm EEST
Main Auditorium King Hussein Business Park

2:45pm EEST

Product flow
Ship great products bringing great value to the customer by managing a great team in a great company using reasonable processes across the company and the team

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Michael Motta

VP of Engineering, POSRocket
I have spent 20+ years in balancing technical depth and team leadership and project management excellence with a strong focus on building products that have value in the market. I have many successes as a program manager, project manager, and overall engineering manager across a range... Read More →

Friday April 12, 2019 2:45pm - 3:30pm EEST
Main Auditorium King Hussein Business Park

3:30pm EEST

Serverless demystified
Serverless computing allows you to build and run applications and services without thinking about servers to provision, scale, or manage.
Learn how serverless computing help you move business faster, with greater agility and control costs by focusing on application rather than infrastructure.

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Adel Khalil

Talabat, VP of Engineering
Adel has extensive experience in software development across a range of industries and systems. His technical experience includes leading the creation of large-scale distributed applications, building consumer and business web and mobile applications.He brings more than a decade of... Read More →

Friday April 12, 2019 3:30pm - 4:15pm EEST
Main Auditorium King Hussein Business Park

4:15pm EEST

Coffee break
Friday April 12, 2019 4:15pm - 4:45pm EEST
Foyer Area King Hussein Business Park

4:45pm EEST

Artificial intelligence in the real world
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Kais Hassan

Chief Data Scientist, arabot
An established Data Scientist, team leader and a passionate software developer with several years experience in building enterprise-grade applications in several domains. Holds a PhD in Computer Science in the field of Artificial Intelligence from England. Successfully created several... Read More →

Friday April 12, 2019 4:45pm - 5:30pm EEST
Main Auditorium King Hussein Business Park
Saturday, April 13

10:00am EEST

Microservices love domain-driven design
Without any doubt Eric Evans’ book “Domain Driven Design” is being considered as a “must have read” among many IT specialists from various domains. With the emergence of Microservices, Domain Driven Design has become more relevant than ever.

This talk explains how the patterns and concepts of Domain Driven Design relate to Microservice architectures. We will see that Microservices are not only about Bounded Contexts and that there is much more to Domain Driven Design than Entities and Aggregates. In addition to that I will show how Domain Driven Design will help you to structure and model your Microservices in terms of granularity, business context and interface design (just to name a few). Finally, we will look into migrating existing monolithic applications with the help of patterns laid out in DDD.

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Michael Plöd

Principal Consultant, Innoq
Michael works a a Principal Consultant for innoQ. He has over 10 years of practical consulting experience in software development and -architecture. His main areas of interest are currently Domain-driven Design, Event Sourcing, Microservices, Polyglot Persistence and presentation... Read More →

Saturday April 13, 2019 10:00am - 10:45am EEST
Main Auditorium King Hussein Business Park

10:45am EEST

Resilience and chaos engineering
Moving from monolithic systems to microservices introduce us to a new set of challenges for both development and operational teams. 
How would we prevent a major outage? How would you plan your system capacity and How would you act in a disaster? Join me to discover more about the solutions for resiliency for both infrastructure and applications.

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Dina Abu Khader

DevOps Engineer, Expedia
Dina Abu Khader is a DevOps Engineer at Expedia UK. Prior to Expedia, Dina worked in large multinationals and high-growth startups including Barclays as a DevOps Lead within the Cyber Security team, Blue Kangaroo, FreeSoft, and D1G. This has led her to work using multiple technologies... Read More →

Saturday April 13, 2019 10:45am - 11:30am EEST
Main Auditorium King Hussein Business Park

11:30am EEST

Networking brunch
Saturday April 13, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm EEST
Foyer Area King Hussein Business Park

12:30pm EEST

Building and scaling AI/ML at Careem
Challenges faced and learnings from building and scaling AI-powered products at Careem, and introducing "Yoda" the in-house General Purpose Machine Learning Platform.

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Abedulazez Kasaji

Product Manager ML, Careem
Abed Kasaji is part of data and AI team at Careem, currently the Product Manager of Yoda; Careem’s in-house Machine Learning platform.At Careem, Abed led few of Careem’s flagship products like Careem Rewards the region’s largest loyalty program in the region and Careem Packages.Before... Read More →

Saturday April 13, 2019 12:30pm - 1:15pm EEST
Main Auditorium King Hussein Business Park

1:15pm EEST

Testing: the love/hate relationship
Testing is difficult. We will dive into understanding why teams/organisations are against testing and we will tackle this by going through some battle-tested strategies that can be used to build the testing mindset in a team.

This talk aims to help teams to break bad habits and allow them to find where testing fits into their structure.

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Zaid Lahham

Consultant, ThoughtWorks
During the day, Zaid is a software engineer and consultant at ThoughtWorks, and in the evenings a volunteer teacher at Code First: Girls or CodeBar.He started out as a self-taught developer and over the years he has worked with a broad spectrum of organisations and teams, from the smallest startups to the largest enterprises.When it comes to tech, he is an advocate for OSS, test-driven development, 'real' agile processes, and more recently, serverless technologie... Read More →

Saturday April 13, 2019 1:15pm - 2:00pm EEST
Main Auditorium King Hussein Business Park

2:00pm EEST

Micro everything .. The road to scale
How adopting Microservice architecture helped us not only in backend and front end scaling of the application .. but  also how going micro teams helped us scale our processes and engineering teams

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Ahmad Assaf

Head of Engineering, Beamery

Saturday April 13, 2019 2:00pm - 2:45pm EEST
Main Auditorium King Hussein Business Park

2:45pm EEST

Coffee break
Saturday April 13, 2019 2:45pm - 3:15pm EEST
Foyer Area King Hussein Business Park

3:15pm EEST

Serverless multi-tier architectures
We show how you can design multi-tiered architectures for popular patterns such as microservices, mobile backends, and public websites. Architects and developers can now use an implementation pattern that includes API Gateway and Lambda to reduce the development and operations cycles required to create and operationally manage multi-tiered applications.

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Ramzi Alqrainy

CTO, Open Sooq
Ramzi Alqrainy is one of the most recognized experts within Artificial Intelligence and Information Retrieval fields in the Middle East. He is an active researcher and technology blogger, with a focus on information retrieval.He is currently managing technology and reporting functions... Read More →

Saturday April 13, 2019 3:15pm - 4:00pm EEST
Main Auditorium King Hussein Business Park

4:00pm EEST

AI methodology and platform
This talk will help you understand what is AI, and how to embark on the AI Journey. Explore the right approach to engage in machine learning projects efficiently, what platforms will you need, how to gain value, and what other key things you should keep in mind while engaging in AI projects, and machine projects in particular.

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Aoun Lutfi

AI Solutions Engineer, IBM
Deep Learning Specialist | Certified Cloud Developer | Certified Watson DeveloperApplications Developer with experience in developing AI Solutions and undertaking Data science projects for various industries.

Saturday April 13, 2019 4:00pm - 4:45pm EEST
Main Auditorium King Hussein Business Park

4:45pm EEST

Tools for Artificial Intelligence
Use the right API and Tools to accelerate the deployment of you AI based solutions.
Tools demo:
  • Videoindexer.ai
  • Visual Studio 2019
  • Azure DevOps
  • Azure Machine Learning Service

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Yara Abdelkarim

Technical Evangelist | 4Afrika, Microsoft
Graduated from Business Information Systems, I’m passionate about bridging Technology to Business domains and how we can create innovative, disruptive solutions that address the future market needs.Currently working as a Technical Evangelist, I am responsible for the Data & AI element... Read More →
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Ayman Afanah

Principle Technical Evangelist, Microsoft
Ayman is currently Principle Technical Evangelist for Middle East and Africa HQ at Microsoft. In his current role, Ayman partners with Developers to build their IP solutions on Azure, followed by co-selling and co-marketing their solutions globally to the enterprise.Ayman started... Read More →

Saturday April 13, 2019 4:45pm - 5:30pm EEST
Main Auditorium King Hussein Business Park