Open Source

North

Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Stay Tuned for Details
What is Open Source North?

An Open Dialogue on Open Source

Open Source North (OSN) is a one-day Twin Cities-based tech conference. OSN was designed to bring enterprise developers and industry experts together to learn, share and connect. It’s a great opportunity for free thinkers to collaborate, build community and gain insight into the emerging technologies within the enterprise community. Join fellow Open Source leaders this May!

Early bird registration opens March 18! Stay tuned.

We are selecting speakers in TWO rounds. Our first round of speaker selections has been made. Our final speaker selections will be March 8. Deadline for submittals is March 1.

Round 1 – Speakers selected for #osn2019:

  • Chris Montgomery / Code42, Elasticsearch at Scale
  • Ashley Dzick / SafeNet Consulting, Modern Data Visualization
  • Damon Allison / C.H. Robinson, Beyond Microservices – event streaming with Apache Kafka
  • Matty Stratton / PagerDuty, The Psychology of Chaos Engineering
  • Janani Pathangi / Optum, Serverless Computing at Optum
  • Erica Prairie / Target, Better Every Day – Growing a Learning Culture at Target
  • Brandon Johnson / Plakeside, World-Scale AR with React Native
  • Sean Feeney / The Nerdery, Cloud Migration Methodology with a Pinch of AWS
  • Julia Nguyen / Mailchimp, Navigating Front-end Architecture Like a Neopian
  • Prachi Sharma / ICF Next, A NiFi journey at ICF Next: Streaming large-datasets using Apache NiFi and how to containerize the beast!
  • Andrew Ripka / Google, Knative – Bringing Serverless to K8s
  • Jason Bock / Magenic, What’s New in C#8
  • Amy Gebhardt / SportsEngine, Code Reviews?! That’s a Great Idea!
  • Joe Karlsson / Best Buy, A Gentle Introduction to Big O
  • Matt Ruby / Bluestem Brands, Practical Single Page Applications with Server Side Rendering Using Next.js
Save The Date

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Kopp Student Center/Normandale Community College 9700 France Ave S, Bloomington, MN 55431
Map + Directions
From the North

Take MN-100 South
Continue on County Hwy 34 S/Normandale Blvd
Turn left on 98th Street
Turn left on Collegeville Road
Kopp Student Center is ahead on your right.

From The South

Take I-35W North
Take exit 6 for 98th Street/County Hwy 1
At end of exit ramp, turn left
Move to the right lane to stay on 98th Street
Proceed west past France Avenue
Turn left on Collegeville Road
Kopp Student Center is ahead on your right.

From The East

Take I-494 West
Take France Avenue exit
At end of exit ramp, turn left
Proceed south to 98th Street
Turn right onto 98th Street
Turn right on Collegeville Road
Kopp Student Center is ahead on your right.

From The West

Take I-494 East
Take France Avenue exit
At end of exit ramp, turn right
Proceed south to 98th Street
Turn right onto 98th Street
Turn right on Collegeville Road
Kopp Student Center is ahead on your right.

Explore Open Source North

“I’m humbled & ecstatic for the size of this crowd and the GREAT feedback & laughs I got throughout my talk on front end perf. Thank you again to all the sponsors and @OpenSourceNorth for having me at this great conference.”

— @saltnburnem
Call for Speakers

Call for Speakers now open! Who will be speaking this year? Last year OSN had speakers from Rat Hat, Target, GitHub, Microsoft, Pivotal, Elastic, MongoDB, Auth0, Code42, McKesson, Tomitribe.

92%

of OSN 2018 attendees would recommend this conference to a friend or colleague. We think you will, too.

2019 Topics

What will the 2019 topics be? 2018 topics included: Microservices, React, Elastic APM, DevOps, Blockchain, JWT, Kubernetes, GraphQL, Jakarta EE, Neural Networks

Increased Capacity

We have increased the venue capacity for #OSN2019. 2017 and 2018 SOLD OUT. Early Bird Registration opens on March 18.

Well organized. Well respected. Excitement was in the air. The attendees weren’t just looking for a reason to skip going to the office. They really wanted to learn and be part of building a positive technology culture in our region!

— OSN 2018 attendee
Thank You

Thank you #OSN2019 Sponsors! #OSN2019 sponsorships are SOLD OUT.

“Loved it! Definitely coming back next year.”

— OSN 2018 attende
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS (SUBJECT TO CHANGE)

6 ROOMS. 43 SPEAKERS. INFINITE POSSIBILITIES.

Open Source North works hard all year to curate the best group of open source experts from around the world. Whether you’re interested in enterprise-level open source technology for your own business or just looking to learn a new thing or two – OSN has got you covered.

Select a track to view the schedule.

8:00 - 9:00

Registration

9:00 - 9:10

Welcoming Remarks

4:20 - 4:30

Prize Drawings

4:30 - 6:30

Complimentary Happy Hour (on-site)

9:15 - 10:15

Track 1

Room: P0806

Serverless at the Edge

James Landro, Senior Front End Consultant, sdg

10:35 - 11:35

Track 1

Room: P0806

React Unit Testing with Jest & Enzyme

Steven Hicks, Senior JavaScript Engineer, Northwestern Mutual

12:35 - 1:00

Track 1

Room: K1450/Garden Room

Branching out with Elm: FUNctional programming for your frontend toolkit

Lauren Beatty, Software Engineer, ITM/TwentyFirst

1:10 - 1:35

Track 1

Room: K1450/Garden Room

Using JavaScript to write Native Applications for iOS, Android and the Web.

Derek Anderson, Member of Technical Staff, PayPal

Siddharth Reddy Malkireddy, Software Engineer 2, PayPal

1:55 - 2:55

Track 1

Room: K1450/Garden Room

Hacking the Human Perception

Chris DeMars, Senior UI Developer, United Shore

3:15 - 4:15

Track 1

Room: P1838

Responsive and Progressive Web Application Journey

Senthil Kumaran, Senior Manager Web and Mobile Services, Virtuwell

9:15 - 10:15

Track 2

Room: P0838

The State of OSS and .NET

Jason Bock, Practice Lead, Magenic

10:35 - 11:35

Track 2

Room: P1838

Talk Over Text: Conversational Content Strategy and Usability

Preston So, Director of Research and Innovation, Acquia

12:35 - 1:00

Track 2

Room: P1808

How to make your first contribution to Node.js and what to do next

Casie Siekman, Consultant, sdg

1:10 - 1:35

Track 2

Room: P1838

To Vector or not to Vector, that is the Question

Joshua Giowaya, Sr. Front-End Developer, Code42

1:55 - 2:55

Track 2

Room: P1808

Drama-Free Decisions in Software Development Teams

Martin Hertz, Software Engineering Manager, Jamf

3:15 - 4:15

Track 2

Room: P0838

Great Expectations: A Secure Software Story

Brian Glas, Director of Strategic Services, nVisium

9:15 - 10:15

Track 3

Room: P1808

How to Know What We Cannot Know: Building A Better Data Ingestion System

Elena Palmer, Software Developer, NetSPI

10:35 - 11:35

Track 3

Room: K1450/Garden Room

Blockchain App Development with Hyperledger Sawtooth

Zac Delventhal, Senior Software Engineer, Bitwise IO

12:35 - 1:00

Track 3

Room: P0808

Building High Performance React Applications

Joe Karlsson, JavaScript Engineer, Consultant

1:10 - 1:35

Track 3

Room: P0806

Why GraphQL?

Chris Arcand, Sr. Software Engineer, Software for Good

1:55 - 2:55

Track 3

Room: P0806

Advanced Schema Design for MongoDB

Matt Kalan, Principal Solution Architect, MongoDB

3:15 - 4:15

Track 3

Room: P0806

Azure Batch AI for Neural Networks

Cameron Vetter, Principal Consultant, Cloud, Safenet Consulting

9:15 - 10:15

Track 4

Room: P0808

Platform Architecture for Omnichannel Retail

Joel Crabb, VP, Architecture, Target

10:35 - 11:35

Track 4

Room: P1808

How Much Freedom is too Much? Balancing the Freedom of Microservices Teams with the Larger Interests of the Enterprise

Kelly Goetsch, Chief Product Officer, commercetools

12:35 - 1:00

Track 4

Room: P0806

WTH is a JWT

Joel Lord, Developer Evangelist, Auth0

1:10 - 1:35

Track 4

Room: P0808

Java EE is now Jakarta EE: What happened? What’s going on? Where is it going?

Richard Monson Haefel, Sr. Software Engineer, Tomitribe

1:55 - 2:55

Track 4

Room: P0838

Marrying Content and Commerce

Derek Bodin, Director of Development, McKesson

Jacob Hookom, VP of Customer Technology, McKesson

3:15 - 4:15

Track 4

Room: K1450/Garden Room

Elastic APM: Open Source Application Performance Management

Michael Heldebrant, Solutions Architect, Elastic

9:15 - 10:15

Track 5

Room: K1450/Garden Room

Kubernetes In Action: The Developer Experience

Dave Strebel, Global Open Source Architect, Microsoft

10:35 - 11:35

Track 5

Room: P0808

systemd By Example: service security, sandboxing, containers, telemetry, logging

Keith Resar, Automation Engineer, Red Hat

12:35 - 1:00

Track 5

Room: P1838

Building an Engineering Culture in Banking

Andy Hakala, Operations Integrator, TCF

Jeffrey Einhorn, Innovative IT Executive, TCF

1:10 - 1:35

Track 5

Room: P0838

Creating a DevOps Platform At Target

Greg Case, Director Engineering - Digital Client Services, Target

1:55 - 2:55

Track 5

Room: P0808

One Pipeline to Rule them All?

Craig Erdmann, Platform Architect, Pivotal

Brian Byers, Platform Architect, Pivotal

3:15 - 4:15

Track 5

Room: K1450/Garden Room

Welcome To Production

JD DeFauw, Enterprise Architect, CH Robinson

9:15 - 10:15

Track 6

Room: P1838

You Have Died of Dysentery: Product Thinking for DevOps Projects

Jess Richey, Program Manager, Granicus

Ben Ortega, Sr Software Engineer, SmartThings

10:35 - 11:35

Track 6

Room: P0838

Promoting Open Source Principles Across Your Organization

Philip Holleran, Solutions Engineer, GitHub

12:35 - 1:00

Track 6

Room: P0838

How C.H. Robinson built an Inner Source Culture around Open Source Practices

Tyler Patterson, Engineering Manager, C.H. Robinson

1:10 - 1:35

Track 6

Room: P1808

Maintaining Maintainers

Maggie Pint, Software Engineering Lead, Microsoft

1:55 - 2:55

Track 6

Room: P1838

Can You Teach an Old Dog – to Tango?

Paul Ellarby, Director, Software Delivery, Merrill Corporation

Ryan Sutter, Director of Software Engineering, Merrill Corporation

3:15 - 4:15

Track 6

Room: P1808

From green screens to digital genes: Open source and open community at a 100-year-old company

Jay Hopia, Sr Director – Service Delivery, Carlson Wagonlit Travel

Jake Remitz, Technical Team Lead, Carlson Wagonlit Travel

Kari Wangensteen, Director, Global Products & Technology Counsel and Head of Global IP, Carlson Wagonlit Travel

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Excited about a cool new technology? Learned a few tough lessons worth sharing? Have an inspiring case study? Tell us why you think it’s perfect for the OSN crowd. The deadline for submissions is March 1st.

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