Lightning Talks

Lightning talks (approx 10-15 minutes each)

Talk 1: Explain functors, applicatives and monads with kids' craft - York Wong
Functors, applicatives and monads are the most important data types in functional programming. They can handle null safety, asynchronicity and conditional branch by composing pure functions. I am going to use some ping pong balls, containers and tubes to explain how they work.

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Talk 2: How to build and test an Alexa skill in ten minutes - Azi Farjad
Building voice experiences is fun. Join me in this talk where I build and test and Alexa skill end to end in TEN minutes. You will see how easy it is to build an skill using Alexa voice service.

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Talk 3: Can you read me now? - Martine Dowden
15% of the world’s population has some form of disability, but only very few of our websites are actually accessible. But what does that word mean anyway? Accessible? In this talk we will go over what accessibility means in the context of web content and how to get your team started in making sure your content can be accessed by all.

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Talk 4: Navigating the tech graveyard in an ever scaling world - Dom Wenden
Ship it, ship it, ship it. This is the mantra we all live and breathe by. But what happens when your micro services, your micro sites and your micro components scale faster than the number of engineers you have around to keep them all up and running? In this session I'll be going through how to live with shipping until you can't ship no more while steering clear of the tech graveyard.

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Talk 5: Code Chautari | Reducing the Digital Divide in Public Schools of Nepal - Amrit Puri
The digital technologies are transforming the way we live, work and learn. But according to a study on “The Use of Information Communication Technology (ICT) in School Education” by Transcend Vision Nepal (2016), only about 37.6% of students have access to ICT programs delivered in public schools of Nepal. Even in schools where students have access to computers, there is ample evidence to suggest that they are not being used in the manner envisaged.

Join me in this talk to know how NDC's Code Chautari project aims to decrease the digital divide in a public school of Nepal. Learn how Code Chautari is changing the lives of kids in the school by empowering them with Computer Literacy skills and Computational Thinking skills through programming