Saturday 15 Jun 10:00

Ada_CONF 4

Conference

FOOD: No

LEVEL: Beginner to Advanced

Created in Malmö 2017, ada_CONF is a one day, hands on tech conference for non-cismale software developers. Skipping past all the chatter about gender in tech, we’re a space for sharing, innovating and creating cool stuff.

Lunch, fika and snacks will be served throughout the day. The entire conference is vegan, with gluten free alternatives available. 

The agenda will be added shortly.


10:30  Meet the Crappy Plotter - M by Volvo Car Mobility


This is the origin story of crappy plotter, a hack week project. What it’s like hacking something physical together with limited time and resources.

Sara Språng is a hacker of things, mother of crappy robots, lover of gin, geek of clear ice, the supernatural and cyborgs. Codes stuff for a living: backend, frontend, most things end.


11:00 Why do we care about diversity and inclusion in tech and how it changes our product decisions - Spotify 


Let's talk about diversity and inclusion in tech is changing our perspective of tech and product, why do we care about diverse groups and what do we want to achieve with that? I will talk about what do we do about it in Spotify and how can you bring this mindset to your environment.


Yuliya Kurapatsenkava - Engineering Manager in Spotify, Master in Computer Science 


11:00 Lasercutting Workshop 

The intro will cover the basics of how a laser cutter works and what are cool projects people did; then you will get resources on where to download interesting designs and there will be a live demo with the one from GoTo10! 

You might even get an interesting thing to take home.


Mariana Bocoi has been doing her master thesis in a FabLab in Germany where she experimented with the laser cutter there (https://hci.rwth-aachen.de/lasercutter) then when moving to Sweden she found the Stockholm Makerspace where she also does projects and plays around with fun technology including their laser cutter (https://wiki.makerspace.se/Redsail_Laser). She is also an experienced backend developer and loves to talk about all things tech!



11:45 Lunch


12:30 Making an impact through tech competence

- The struggle to find your core competence

- How what you know and love can transform lives

- Making boarderless impact 


Currently working at the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences, Binette Seck has left an impact in tech. Featured as one of the Orten.io’s 33 Top Female Tech leaders to watch out for, she has plenty of knowledge to share. She’s a board member of Brainpool Sweden and a business advisor to Qene Technologies- Ethiopia’s first gaming company. 



12:30 R: What is it and who is it for? - R Ladies


Perhaps you've heard of the statistical program R, or maybe you've downloaded it but were too lost to know where to begin. Don't stress! R-Ladies will guide you through practical tips for how to get started, as well as introduce our club aimed to give a platform to those typically left out of mainstream coding clubs.


Maya Alsheh Ali,  PhD in signal and image processing. Currently employed as a PostDoc researcher at karolinska Institutet working with mammography image analysis. Enthusiastic about Data Analysis and Machine Learning. 


Ashley Thompson, M.Sc is a PhD student at the Karolinska Institutet. Her research focuses primarily on prediction modelling with machine learning techniques using a combination of genetics, register, and questionnaire data. 



13:30 It’s not all about programming

University curriculums, conferences, meetups, job descriptions — more often than not these are focused on the technical skills of a developer. But is it all that matters? (Almost) any software development process requires interaction with people, be that other developers, business associates or customers. In this talk we will explore why improving your social skills is important for your career in tech.


Anna Averianova is a systems developer and a mob programming practitioner.



13:30 R Packages that will change your life: Dplyr, Ggplot, Markdown, Shiny among others - R Ladies 

 

Aimed to compliment the talk R: What is it and who is it for? this talk will dive deeper in the versatility of the statistical program R. R-Ladies members will give live examples of how R can make data management and analysis simpler, more reproducible, and easier to deliver with key packages. Additionally, we'll show you how to get started making your own package!


Aminata Ndiaye, Msc is a Research Assistant in Biostatistics at KI and Member of R-ladies Stockholm.


Yuliya Leontyeva works at Public Health Agency of Sweden as a statistician. She uses R to make life easier and brighter.  


Elisabeth Dahlqwist, former PhD in biostatistics from Karolinska Institutet. She has been working in the field of causal inference and developed the R-package AF. She currently works at Statistics Sweden as a method statistician.



14:30 Digitization, Digitalization and Digital Transformation - If Insurance 


Why, what and how? How is the driver? Digitization, digitalization and digital transformation are three terms that are often used but what do they really mean?


Anna Everum is a leader for If P&C Insurance Cloud & DevOps CoE, Anna has been part of and main driver of one of the most challenging transformations If has as a Financial institute seen. She will talk about her experiences as a leader, a change manager and an evangelist when it comes to the use of Cloud Technology, Agile ways of working and ultimately the change of people’s behaviours and expectations. How the trinity of culture, tools and practices are enablers for digitalization and digital transformations ahead.


14:30 Co-creating the product with your Product Owner




As a someone who has worked in Product Owner, Product Manager and Product Strategist roles I believe that the tech teams and the PO are co-creating the prodcuts. In my talk I would like to cover the Product Owner role in the tech team: what are they usually responislbe for, what questions developers could and should ask their POs, what questions they can expect back and how can they improve their work together. I'll also cover the differences between a Product Owner and a Product Manager, as some companies have both roles and it often confuses people.


In the end of the presentation we are going to have a group discussion of a challenging situation, where tech-productcollaboration can be improved. 



Vlada Ivankova works as a Product Strategist at Detectify and has been working in various product roles during the last 7 years. She’s passionate about software products and team collaboration while building them. 


15:30 Becoming A Security Rock Star: Strategies to Start & Grow your Career in Cyber Security - Sthlm Security Meetup


Cyber Security is a fast growing field with huge opportunities to start and have successful careers. But on the same time it's not an easy industry to enter and grow, due to the very diverse career paths, types of roles and skills needed. In this talk we will explore the best career paths in cyber security, the skills needed for each and best strategies to become a security rock star. 


Enkeleda Ibrahim helps companies and individuals secure their information in the digital age. She is the founder of Sthlm Security Meetup, currently works as a Senior Cyber Security Consultant at KPMG and holds a master's degree in Information Security from Stockholm University. She has started her cyber security career at the Albanian National Agency for Cyber Security, followed by PwC, and then Vodafone. Enkeleda is a certified ISO27001 Lead Implementer and co-author of several research papers in biometrics security and security governance. 



15:30 Testing a Dev Process - EMMSTech


Intended audience- Software Testers and people who are beginning to start a career in Software Testing. Also developers are welcome.


Anitha Kathirvel is a seasoned Software Test Lead , who started as developer , spreading the joy of testing is some thing that she believes will bring products with less bugs. Less bugs = Happy QA.


Anitha is part of the EMMSTech community where she introduces women of colour to tech though education.

EmmsTechnology's aim is to give women of color (WOC) and the underrepresented the opportunity to explore and learn about tech, and to inspire to pursue it, to create a community where they can spread their knowledge. 


16:30 Machine Learning Workshop - PyLadies 

In this workshop we will go through different machine learning types and take a closer look at one learning model from the scikit-learn library to help us with classification on a concrete data example.

The goal of this workshop is to gain a basic understanding of approaching this kind of data analysis questions and how to use python to get an answer.

Prerequisite: Intermediate knowledge in python. We will use pandas and sklearn in jupyter notebook.


Christine Winter  works in the software development team at Ivbar where she helps to improve health care by providing data insight to caregivers. She has a passion for data driven solutions like machine learning. 

In her free time Christine likes challenging herself with workout goals and plays touch rugby, a minimal contact rugby variant, at Touch Sthlm.


16:30 Lasercutting Workshop 


The intro will cover the basics of how a laser cutter works and what are cool projects people did; then you will get resources on where to download interesting designs and there will be a live demo with the one from GoTo10! 

You might even get an interesting thing to take home.


Mariana Bocoi has been doing her master thesis in a FabLab in Germany where she experimented with the laser cutter there (https://hci.rwth-aachen.de/lasercutter) then when moving to Sweden she found the Stockholm Makerspace where she also does projects and plays around with fun technology including their laser cutter (https://wiki.makerspace.se/Redsail_Laser). She is also an experienced backend developer and loves to talk about all things tech!


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