Polyglot  AB

March 28th

Vision

This is the first annual Polyglot Alberta Unconference. Polyglot has been running for 3 years in Vancouver and this year the conference is expanding to Alberta. We hope to have over 100 software developers who will leave language, platform and possibly even editor wars behind and come together for a spontaneously organized day of amazing talks, round-table discussions, panel sessions and coding.

If you've never been to an un-conference (or open-space) event before your owe it to yourself to make it to Polyglot Alberta 2015. It's an experience like no other.

Who are we?

Polyglot Alberta isn't the product of some faceless corporation looking to make a buck by getting you to a conference and then selling you a time-share. The organizers are all community members from around Alberta: just like you! We saw a lot of user groups for Ruby, Python, functional languages, .net, etc. but very few places where developers from different communities could get together. We hope that Polyglot will be that place: a place for technologists to get together and talk about the craft.

Talks

Open-space un-conferences are spontaneously scheduled and 100% attendee driven. Sessions will be proposed, selected and organized at the opening the conference. We also encourage attendees to suggest and discuss ideas in advance.

Talks can be on any topic that is even vaguely related to technology. It can be on a hard technical topic or on a soft topic like "Having Empathy". They should be between 30 and 45 minutes long. We'll have projectors and a bunch of adaptors, just bring a laptop if you want use them.

For now, you can use the #PolyglotAB hashtag or tweet your ideas to @polyglotAB and we will share them with other attendees.

Some of the talks we've seen mentioned on Twitter are

  • Version control with git
  • SOLID principles
  • Tor
  • Event based programming
  • boost::asio
  • py.test
  • Design for Developers
  • ASP.net 5
  • Deploying websites to Azure
  • Getting started with messaging
  • The new, open Microsoft
  • Continuous deployment: a primer
  • Intro to CoffeeScript

Schedule

8:30 - 9:00 Arrive and sign in
9:00 - 9:30 Suggest and vote on talks
9:30 - 9:45 Break while schedule is constructed
9:45 - 10:30 Session 1
10:35 - 11:20 Session 2
11:25 - 12:10 Session 3
12:10 - 1:00 Lunch
1:00 - 1:45 Session 4
1:50 - 2:35 Session 5
2:35 - 2:50 Break
2:50 - 3:35 Session 6
3:40 - 4:25 Session 7
4:25 - 5:00 Wrap up and retrospective

Afterparty

There will be food and drinks at Kilkenny immediately following the Conference.

Venue

Conference: Innovate Calgary
Alastair Ross Technology Centre

3553 - 31 Street NW, Calgary, AB T2L 2K7

Support Polyglot

Sponsors

The Polyglot Conference is made possible by our generous sponsors. If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities please contact us at alberta+sponsors@polyglotconf.com.

Volunteers

Polyglot Alberta couldn't happen without wonderful volunteers. If you're interested in helping out and or volunteering please get in touch with us at alberta+volunteers@polyglotconf.com.

Code of Conduct

All attendees, speakers, sponsors and volunteers at our conference are required to agree with the following code of conduct. Organisers will enforce this code throughout the event. We are expecting cooperation from all participants to help ensuring a safe environment for everybody.

tl;dr: Be excellent with each other.Full Text