GOTO Amsterdam (June 17-19, 2015) is a vendor independent international software development conference with more that 50 top speakers and 500 attendees. The conference covers topics such as AngularJS, Disruption, Docker, Drones, Elasticsearch, Hadoop, Microservices & Scrum.

Dave Thomas (Disruptive), Father of OTI, CEO of Bedarra Corporation

Dave Thomas (Disruptive)

Biography: Dave Thomas (Disruptive)

Dave Thomas has a wide spectrum of experience in the software industry as an engineer, professor, consultant, architect, executive and investor. Dave is founder and CEO of Bedarra Corporation; which provides virtual CTO and CEO, business mentoring and seed investment to emerging companies. Recently formed Bedarra Research Labs undertakes speculative research on applications of emerging software technologies.

Dave is best known as the founder and past CEO and president ofObject Technology International Inc. (formerly OTI, now IBM OTI Labs)and led the commercial introduction of object and component technology.The company is often cited as the ideal model of a software technologycompany.

He was also the principal visionary and architect for IBM VisualAgeSmalltalk and Java tools and virtual machines including the initialwork on popular multi-language IDE. OTI pioneered the useof virtual machines in embedded systems with Tektronix shipping thefirst commercial products in 1988. He was instrumental in theestablishment of IBM's Pervasive computing efforts and in particularthe Java tooling.

Dave is an adjunct research professor at Carleton University, and the University Of Queensland and is widely published in the software engineering literature. He is a popular humorous albeit opinionated keynote speaker. Dave remains active in various roles within the technical community including ECOOP, AOSD, Evolve, and Agile Development Conference, Agile/XP Universe and OOPSLA Onward. He is a founding director of the Agile Alliance and most recently a founder of Open Augment Consortium. Dave writes expert columns in Otland Online in Germany, and the Journal Of Object Technology in Switzerland where he also serves on the editorial board.

Twitter: @daveathomas

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Presentation: Huge Memory & Collection Oriented Programming -> Less Code More Speed?

Track: Disruption / Time: Friday 15:50 - 16:40 / Location: Administratiezaal

Technology gurus predict that in 2017 – 2018 time frame we have computers with 10 terabytes of non-volatile memory! In this talk we explore the disruptive impact of massive amounts of persistent memory and try to answer the following questions.

  • What are the potential benefits and costs of all this free memory?
  • Will be have database or file systems or transaction read/write sets or Java style garbage collection?
  • What happens to application architectures and development in the huge memory world?
  • How can large memory make development better and execution faster?