Where is it, what’s new, and what remains ever-awesome.
Stockholm! Leetspeak is not just a conference, but a concept; a gathering for hungry developers. This year it’s staking its claim in the nation’s capital on Saturday October 12.
An even more luxurious schedule in the form of six new speakers and six kickass sessions. Bam!
The spirit. The motive. The quality… and the same pint-sized price.
Leetspeak is a conference born out of the desire to bring inspiring, hardcore technical content to those who need to know.
Launched in 2012 by the dedicated knowledge based firm, tretton37, it’s an event that is aimed at developers who are excited to stay at the forefront of the knowledge game, with a spotlight on the .NET developer who knows there’s honey to be had beyond the domain framework.
Community is a cornerstone of the tretton37 mentality. Leetspeak is another way in which the company is reaching out to fellow developers who want to connect and learn from others in the region and beyond.
Supporters are the ones who bring it – organizations and individuals multiply the goodness to bring an even better experience to attendees. Without these believers, Leetspeak wouldn’t have accelerated at such a fast pace or garnered the attention and praise we are so fortunate to have received.
These are the people who put their money where their mouth is; investing in their community because it’s the best way to give back. We are really happy that they have recognized the unique value in what we are all about.
For this we say to our supporters: Thank you for believing in us – we’re gonna make you proud!
Leetspeak is aimed at developers who want to improve their craft. There’s content for web and .NET developers, and for anyone who’s seeking for something new to learn.
Those attending the conference can expect a few things: predominantly, the sessions will provide ideas and tools that can be used in a developer’s daily work.
You will learn from speakers who are masters in their fields, and meet new people who share your passion – all before the backdrop of our beautiful capital city.
Coming soon to a capital near you.
The day we launched in 2012, #leetspeak was the number one trending topic in Sweden.
Leetspeak sold out in less than a week and this year we’re turning up the volume.
At the core of Leetspeak is an awesome line-up of speakers. Star-power from start to finish.
That’s what you get when you create your dream day – no filler.
Justin is an open source developer with a passion for simplicity. He is the creator of compilify.net (https://compilify.net/) and a core coordinator for the scriptcs (http://scriptcs.net/) project. He also co-hosts Seriously Open (http://seriouslyopen.com/), a podcast focusing on the .NET open source community, with Nick Berardi, Phil Haack, and Dale Ragan. An aspiring beer aficionado with a caffeine addiction, Justin can often be found drinking a fresh cup of coffee or acquainting himself with a new beer.
PHD, AUTHOR, CONSULTANT
Joe Hummel is an author, consultant and professor of Computer Science, with a PhD in the field of High Performance Computing. Joe started hacking on the Microsoft platform in 1992 with VB3, and was overjoyed when .NET arrived in 2001. He’s been teaching for over 20 years, specializing in computer architecture, compilers, programming languages, and all things parallel. Joe has co-authored two books on Windows programming and developed curricular materials for Microsoft around their parallel and HPC technologies. Joe currently develops online courses for Pluralsight, and teaches Computer Science at the U. of Illinois, Chicago.
DEVELOPER AT GOOGLE
Jon Skeet is a Java developer for Google in London, but he plays with C# (somewhat obsessively) in his free time. He loves writing and talking about C#, and the second edition of 'C# in Depth' was published in November 2010. Writing less formally, Jon spends a lot of time on Stack Overflow... where 'a lot' is an understatement. Give him a puzzle about how C# behaves which gets him reaching for the language specification, and Jon is a happy bunny. Jon lives in Reading, England with his wife and three children.
FRONT-END DEVELOPER, AUTHOR
Peter has worked as a professional web developer for over twelve years, in the varied environments of agencies, start-ups and corporates, and is currently Creative Technologist at rehabstudio. He enjoys writing for sites such as Smashing Magazine and A List Apart, for .net Magazine, and on his own blog, Broken Links, and is the author of 'The Book of CSS3' and 'The Modern Web'.
OPEN SOURCE ACTIVIST
Andreas Håkansson is Senior Software Engineer based in Sweden. He is an active participant of the open-source community, both as a contributor and as the creator of projects such as Common Service Factory, MefContrib and Nancy.
GOOGLE CHROME DEVELOPER
Patrick Dubroy is a programmer and interaction guy who works at Google on the Chrome team. Previously, he worked on the Android framework team, built next-generation user interfaces at BumpTop, and worked on virtual machines at IBM. When not at the keyboard, he can usually be found on his bike, or relaxing in one of Munich's many beer gardens.
Do you ever feel like Visual Studio is slowing you down? Is a brand new solution really necessary if all you want to do is explore an idea with code? Why can’t the C# experience be as simple and frictionless as a scripting language – like Ruby or node.js?
Believe it or not, it can be!
In this session, I will introduce you to a whole new perspective on C#. Using only a simple text editor and a command prompt, I will show you how you can harness the power of C# in a scripting environment. See how NuGet integration makes it easy to use your favorite frameworks and packages directly from your command line. Learn how you can bootstrap your environment with script packs to further reduce the amount of code you need to write to setup your favorite frameworks. Come and experience C# on a diet – a new, leaner way to develop.
Asynchronous programming is about responsiveness, while parallel programming is about performance ― creating programs that run faster or process more data. As .NET programmers, we are generally isolated from the hardware, and focus more of our attention on the software. But in the world of high performance computing (HPC), ignoring the hardware, and overly abstracting the software, are luxuries you cannot afford. This talk will present the most important hardware and software concepts you need to know for effective parallelism.
Several years ago, just after complaining how dates and times are too hard in front of hundreds of people, I felt I really ought to put my money (or at least my time) where my mouth was, and make things easier. And so, Noda Time was born.
In this talk I’ll give a brief description of the problem space, why a new library was needed, and some of the features that I think make for a good API. I’ll also dive into some of the areas I’ve learned more about while working on Noda Time – documentation, collaboration, performance, continuous integration, refactoring… all the details of a healthy open source project, basically.
Even if I can’t persuade you to use Noda Time by the end of the session, I hope I’ll be able to shed some light on my own thought processes when it comes to API design, and some of the very real issues raised by real world library development.
The new, faster update cycles of browsers has brought with it an explosion of new web platform features, with CSS in particular gaining many new properties. Many major new features have been suggested and implemented by big technology companies, but much of the future of CSS is coming from a different source: you. This talk will cover new, near future and proposed changes in CSS, and look at how web devs and designers are instrumental to those changes.
A commonly overlooked part of framework design is the user experience of consuming the framework. Throughout the design of Nancy, we have walked many unconventional paths to make sure the consumer experience is not only good, but awesome! We’ll be taking a look at some of the (sometimes crazy) design decisions we’ve made and why. You’ll be seeing things like heavy use of dynamics, implicit cast operator overloading, auto-discovery of new features, self-composing framework, unholy use of indexers and much more. Buckle up!
The Developer Tools built into Google Chrome provide powerful ways to understand, debug, and profile web applications. Most developers are familiar with its basic inspection and debugging tools, but some of its most valuable features are lesser known. In this talk, we’ll go beyond its basic inspection and debugging tools, and dig into the performance-focused tools like Timeline and Profiles. We’ll talk about common performance problems encountered in modern web sites, and how to use the Dev Tools to diagnose them and fix them.
We believe in giving back to the community
Enjoy a strengthening meal to prepare for a full day of learning. Bread, fruit, juice and coffee. Enjoy!
Martin Mazur will kick off the day with a short introduction before the session starts.
Going parallel for performance: Know your hardware and software
Guerilla Framework Design
Food to keep us going.
Noda Time, for better or worse: a case study in open source library experience
CSS: What’s new, the future, and you
Exploring the C# scripting experience with scriptcs
Performance Profiling with the Chrome Dev Tools
A short, but sweet, wrap up by Martin Mazur
Brought to you by tretton37
October 12, 2013. The day will include breakfast, breaks, and lunch in a thoughtfully planned schedule that will allow attendees time to meet and refuel, in order to maximize this day of power-learning.
This year, Leetspeak will be held right in the center of Stockholm at the Stockholm Waterfront Congress Centre. You can find directions here.
Last year the event sold out in less than a week, so get your tickets while you can! The cost is set at a reasonable rate just to cover expenses – only 200SEK. If you’re a developer, it’s a day you’re going to love (and tell the grandkids about).
.NET developers who look beyond the .NET framework, and ambitious knowledge-seekers who might not have the resources to attend expensive, mid-week educational events. That’s why we’ve made it affordable and on a Saturday.
Leetspeak is all over – hoping to see you next year! :-)
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