Lightning Talks

Lightning talks (approx 10-15 minutes each)

Talk 1 - How My Dad Taught Me to Code - Ari Hunt & Troy Hunt
I'm Ari Hunt and I'm 9 years old. For the last 3 years, my dad has been helping me learn how to code and I'd like to show you the tools we used. Some of them helped me learn to code before I could read, some of them helped me learn when I just wanted to play and others actually taught me how to build real web pages. I hope that people who watch my talk will go home and teach their own kids how to code after seeing some of these awesome tools!


Talk 2 - Alternative Ways To Think About Serverless - Chris Priest
There are many definitions of serverless available, including one of Chris’ own! In this lightning talk Chris will examine his favourite ones, discuss alternative ways to think about serverless technologies, and how this alternative thinking may change the approach to your next project. We’ll explore some useful analogies, and a technique for identifying if a serverless architecture is right for your project, driven by hard data.


Talk 3 - Can a robot code my website? - Salman Iqbal
Designing a user interface for a website or an application can be cumbersome and time consuming. In this talk, Salman will present a deep learning algorithm that creates the front-end code for a website based on a given mock-up.

A brief introduction to deep learning will be given and a look at the details of the algorithm that is based on a paper by Tony Beltramelli titled pix2code. The algorithm has been implemented in ML.NET, an open source, cross-platform Machine Learning framework for C# & F#. Some good, bad and ugly results of the algorithm will also be shown.


Talk 4 - Learn / Share / Repeat - Lewis Denham-Parry

So you've travelled all the way to London to attend workshops, listen to talks and meet old friends and new, but what do you do next?

This conference marks the 1 year anniversary of the creation of Cloud Native Wales. It was born in a pub (next door to the venue) and has become one of Wales' largest tech meetups with a community that continue to help and support each other.

We'll share how you can create or contribute to your local communities and hopefully inspire some stories to hear at NDC London 2020.