My Topconf Linz 2017 Retrospective

Talks I visited

You can find the full schedule here.

  • (Opening Keynote) Lukáš Ježek — Google’s Load Shedding
  • Ivan Krylov — What to expect from Java 9
  • Armin Ronacher — Rust for Serious Developers
  • Corinna Baldauf — 12 Work Hacks
  • Michael Sperber, Nicole Rauch — The day after tomorrow: Let the machine do the coding
  • Milen Dyankov — What’s NOT new in modular Java?
  • Ben Linders — Spicing Up Agile Retrospectives
  • (Panel discussion) Distributed Development Teams
  • Jürgen Höller — Spring Framework 5: Reactive Microservices on JDK 9

Some Details

I’ll just pick out a few of those talks and share some notes/thoughts:

Load Shedding at Google

Lukáš did a really good job at explaining what the problems were that they faced at Google and how why load shedding is a good idea to tackle those.

Some of the scribbles I made during Lukáš talk

Rust for Serious Developers

I was really excited to meet Armin Ronacher in person. I’ve been following his blog for a few years by now and am a user of several of his open-source projects (flask, jinja & click).

12 Work Hacks

I’ve heard about Sipgate as a great place to work before on an episode of the workingdraft podcast.

This was for sure the talk where my notes looked the best :D

The day after tomorrow: Let the machine do the coding

I don’t really have much to say about this, except from 2 things:

  • I expected something totally different (not in a bad way, just because I didn’t check out the talk’s abstract & because of all the machine-learning hype currently)
  • and: holy cow, my head hurt at the end of it. If type-systems like those from Scala or Haskell are what you constantly fantasize about, this talk would have been right up your alley.

Spring Framework 5: Reactive Microservices

Talks from Jürgen Höller are obviously a must-see for any Spring-user on any conference ;)

Final Thoughts

Besides the talks, I approach, and was approached by many people. It was great to get some more insights into the topics from presentations, catch up with old friends/colleagues & meet some new people.



Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Paul Klingelhuber

Paul Klingelhuber

Software engineer from Austria. Passionate about software, likes photography, addicted to podcasts and always busy.