• IT'S ALIVE!!

    Leetspeak 2015

    10th of October in Stockholm


    THANK YOU ALL!

    It was truly alive. See you soon!

  • A place to

    Meet. Learn. Share. Love.

  • A conference

    by devs for devs

IT'S ALIVE!

WELCOME

 


WHEN & WHERE

This year’s Leetspeak will be held on the 10th of October in Stockholm! This will be our second time visiting Stockholm and we couldn’t be happier. We will be hosting the conference at Berns — where people have been meeting for 150 years.

Tickets for Leetspeak will be released in two batches. The first batch goes on sale on the 25th of August and the second release date will be announced later. Previous years Leetspeak tickets have sold out in a matter of hours — so save the date :)


SOOO LEETS…WAT?

The idea of Leetspeak goes beyond a conference, it is a concept built on the love for knowledge. It is a gathering for hungry developers and a place for the community to meet and interact.

Leetspeak started in 2012 by the dedicated knowledge-based company, tretton37 and is aimed at developers who are eager to stay at the forefront of the knowledge game. We want to bring inspiring, hardcore technical content to those who need (and want) to know.

Community has always been a cornerstone of tretton37s structure and Leetspeak is yet another way by which the organization is able to reach out to fellow developers who want to connect and learn from others.


WHAT TO EXPECT

Leetspeak is aimed at developers who are proud of their craft and are always on the lookout for ways to improve.

The theme for Leetspeak this year is “It’s Alive!”. There will be content for web developers, .NET developers, other types of developers and for anyone else who is seeking to learn something new.

You will learn from speakers who are masters in their fields, and meet new people who share your passion. Because Leetspeak is not only about great content it is also about great people and knowledge sharing. At Leetspeak the more you give the more you get back.


IT’S ALIVE!

Software developers are creators. We spend hours, days and weeks breathing life into inanimate objects, and changing the world with bits of code and electronics. Sometimes we lose track of our creations and they take on a life of their own.

Whether it is code, systems or electronics we need to remember that we are, in some sense, responsible for our creations. This year we want to explore the theme of “It’s Alive!” giving us an opportunity to learn new ways of creating life and also pondering the consequences of these actions.

That is why we wanted to set a theme for the conference based on living this year. What other things that you have touched are….alive?

The sessions are pretty awesome

But they are only a small part of the deal

Meet

Meet

Leetspeak is a meeting place for Software People that care about their craft. Meet and hang-out with likeminded individuals.

Learn

Learn

At Leetspeak we aim to have high level, high quality content to help you learn new things and expand your knowledge horizon.

Share

Share

The funny thing about knowledge is that the more we give the more we get. Share your experiences and what you know!

Love

Love

Love the knowledge. Love the people. Love the community. It's not only about knowing, it is also about caring.

people with things to say

Speakers

 

ANDERS SØBORG & LARS JEPPESEN

ANDERS SØBORG & LARS JEPPESEN

Authors of Monobrick, a .Net firmware replacement for the Lego mindstorms EV3. Both senior programmers working with C#, C++ and embedded systems at Foss Analytical. Anders is a long time LEGO Mindstorms entusiast and has been a Mindstorms community partner since 2010. In his freetime he enjoys mountain biking and golf. He is the proud father of three girls. Lars has a big passion for electronics and embedded systems. When not building Lego with his three kids, he likes to play underwater rugby and also enjoys mountain biking.

BALÁZS SUHAJDA

BALÁZS SUHAJDA

Balázs is an interface developer consultant at tretton37 by day and an LED lover and a button pusher by night. He discovered at an early age that a typical LED fits perfectly into the holes in Lego Technic pieces. He knew then that electronics and building things will always be a part of his life. Circuits temporarily lost the spotlight as his fascination for building things on the web grew stronger, only to return with a bang as micro controllers made programming physical things as simple as producing webpages. He is an eco-conscious life-long-learner, who strongly believes the world would be a far better place if everyone chipped in towards that goal.

CLEMENS VASTERS

CLEMENS VASTERS

Clemens Vasters focuses on the Internet of Things, Smart Products, and digitally-enhanced infrastructures in our daily lives. He's lead architect of the Azure IoT Services and Service Bus Messaging at Microsoft Corporation (and the creator of other shiny things like Azure Notification Hubs). Clemens is Microsoft representative in the OPC Foundation's Unified Architecture Working Group, is member of the OPC Foundation Technical Advisory Council, participates in the Industrie 4.0 effort in the German IT association Bitkom, represents Microsoft in the Industrial Internet Consortium, and deeply involved in Microsoft's messaging standardization efforts.

DAVID FOWLER

DAVID FOWLER

David is a passionate software engineer that loves learning new things and writing lots of code. He works at Microsoft on the ASP.NET team and has written the git server for Azure deployments (kudu). He is also one of the creators of NuGet and SignalR. David is one of the architects of ASP.NET 5.

KAROLINE KLEVER

KAROLINE KLEVER

Working as a .NET developer and consultant, Karoline has developed a passion for continuously challenging herself and sharing her knowledge about web development. She is an active conference speaker, a Microsoft Certified Solution Developer and an EPiServer MVP.

SCOTT WLASCHIN

SCOTT WLASCHIN

Scott has over 20 years experience in software development, design and architecture, covering all aspects of business software. He is the creator of the popular F# web site, fsharpforfunandprofit.com, and has done many F# presentations at conferences and user-groups around the world.

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TICKETS

Sorry! This time we have really sold out all the tickets. In case we get one or two extra tickets somehow we will be announcing it on the mailing list so if you are interested please sign up.

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SCHEDULE

Make room for some knowledge

08:00-09:00 – Breakfast

Enjoy a strengthening meal to prepare for a full day of learning. Grab some coffee and mingle with fellow knowledge aficionados. Enjoy!

09:00-09:15 – Keynote

Kicking off the day with a short introduction and keynote before the session starts.

09:15-10:15 – Clemens Vasters

Things. Homes. Cars. Machines. Factories. Streets. Internet.

10:30-11:30 – Scott Wlaschin

Coding Like Frankenstein

11:30-12:30 – Lunch

Om nom nom nom. Food to keep us going.

12:30-13:30 – Anders Søborg + Lars Jeppesen

Programming LEGO Mindstorms with C# : Using .Net on embedded systems

13:45-14:45 – Balazs Suhajda

From a house of gadgets to a smart home

14:45-15:30 – Panic Food

Panic food and a little on-stage surprise :)

15:30-16:30 – Karoline Klever

What is the actual life expectancy of your code?

16:45-17:45 – David Fowler

ASP.NET 5 Deconstructed

17:45-18:00 – Wrap up

A short, but sweet, wrap up and a lemming train to the after party!

Sessions

 

What is the actual life expectancy of your code?

Karoline Klever

As developers, our toolset for maintaining and improving our code spans from automated testing to build servers, refactoring tools, automated deployments etc. All these support systems are meant to improve the life expectancy of your code. At the same time, new programming languages and frameworks are being launched every month and choosing the wrong one might have fatal consequences for your codebase. So let's ask ourselves: Is the life expectancy of our code actually improving? Or is this just something we like to tell ourselves to sleep better at night? And when is it appropriate to call time of death on our code?

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Programming LEGO Mindstorms with C# : Using .Net on embedded systems

Anders Søborg + Lars Jeppesen

When you think of .Net you normally think of PC programming running in a Windows environment. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could have all the power of the .Net framework on an embedded system? Imagine using the .Net framework to program stuff that comes alive - like a robot. Using Mono on any hardware that supports Linux this is actually possible.

In this session we will talk about how anyone can program LEGO robots with MonoBrick. MonoBrick is a LEGO Mindstorms EV3 firmware replacement that allows you to program and debug the Mindstorms brick using C# and other .Net languages. We will talk about how we made MonoBrick and demonstrate some of the possibilities the power of .Net brings to the table.

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Coding Like Frankenstein

Scott Wlaschin

You've got a pile of assorted functions lying around. Each one is useful and reliable, but they just don't fit together properly. How can you assemble them into a complete system that can stand on its own two feet and terrorize the local villagers?

In this session, I'll show how functional programming can transform all sorts of existing code into shapes that are plug-compatible and which can be bolted together effortlessly.

SAFETY NOTE: The techniques demonstrated are perfectly harmless and can even be used at your workplace -- no lightning bolts required.

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ASP.NET 5 Deconstructed

David Fowler

ASP.NET 5 is an entirely new web stack, rebuilt from the ground up to run fast, cross-platform, and completely configurable. Join David Fowler, one of the architects of ASP.NET 5, as he goes deep into the core of ASP.NET 5. What's the hosting model? How does the HTTP stack work? How do middleware and NuGet packages get pulled in to compose your application? How do the different servers (IIS, Kestrel, WebListener, etc.) actually work? How can you take advantage of these things to build lean, fast, optimized web apps on the new ASP.NET 5 platform? Come find out!

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Things. Homes. Cars. Machines. Factories. Streets. Internet.

Clemens Vasters

What will our world look like in 2025? Will we have flying cars? Not so likely. Will we have cars that drive themselves? Quite likely. Will they be electric? Maybe. Buses? More likely. Will a car magically show up in front of me when I want one? Not unlikely. Will my house manage all lights and temperature automatically and optimally? Sure. Will the kitchen make me a perfect fresh salad by voice command? Probably not. The fun thing about these speculations is that they are all intertwined. We won’t be able to make super-safe autonomous vehicles without the traffic infrastructure helping out. Electric vehicles will take all sorts of energy management smarts to work for everyone, as replacing all fossil fuels just like that would overstress the electric grid. The “Internet of Things” is about connecting everything together and making things happen that can only happen when everything is connected together. And all that needs to be safe and secure. In this talk, Clemens Vasters from the Microsoft Azure IoT team will explain what role “the cloud” plays in all this and what his team builds as a foundation for IoT solutions that need to work at hyper-scale.

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From a house of gadgets to a smart home

Balazs Suhajda

Connected gadgets are spreading through our homes, more often than not, adding an extra layer of complexity to previously simple tasks. There has to be a better way… In this talk Balázs will share his experiences — and many lessons from others — about the journey of building a smart(er) home, a home that’s alive.

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testimonials

Jonathan Channon

Jonathan Channon

Software Developer / @jchannon

Great weekend at #Leetspeak ! Thanks to @tretton37 for organising it. Good to meet so many Twitter folks. Gothenburg is a nice city too!

Phil Jones

Phil Jones

Software Developer / @philjones88

To the airport! #leetspeak was awesome! Thanks to the organisers for holding such an amazing event! I can't wait for next year! <3

David Sinclair

David Sinclair

.NET/ASP.NET/iOS Developer / @dsincl12

home from #leetspeak a really great conference, thanks a lot @tretton37!

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