speakers inspiration talks

09:00

09:45

Registration

Start the morning at the registration desk and enjoy a cup of coffee before the conference starts.

 

Please, don’t leave the registration for the very last moment. We’d like to greet everyone with a smile, and little stress. We hope to start at 10:00 sharp.

09:45

10:00

Welcome & Introduction

The host of the Forum on Women in Tech, Barbora Bühnová (Czechitas) and Tereza Lišková (Kiwi.com), will briefly explain what’s planned for the day 🙂

10:00

10:45

Senta Čermáková: How to think about your own thinking

What decisions are the most important in life? When I ask my mentees, each of them has a different answer. And I guess there’s no wrong answer to this question. It depends on the circumstances, on every person and on the point of life she or he is going through. When you are honest to yourself, every answer is probably right.
What is my answer to this question? This is what my talk will be about. Together with advice on how to start a career and how to get, if it’s necessary, a second, a third or even a fourth breath to change it.
We live in times when everything is getting faster and our lives are getting longer. For those who start their careers today one breath probably won’t be enough. I will share what I always advise these people and how one own’s critical thinking can help them with that. This is one of the reasons critical thinking is one of the topics at my workshops with students.

 

Learn more about Senta.

10:45

11:15

Katja Minitsenka: Deep Space Technology

Katja is coming to give a talk on Deep Space technology her team is working on. This technology development opportunity came out of a 20% project she had with Google in 2018. She presented about it in last year’s conference and would love to report on where she have taken it since then.

 

Learn more about Katja.

11:15

11:45

Tereza Bartoníčková: Ethics, why bother?

The internet landscape and dynamics has changed significantly from its original intent. What does that mean for us as individuals? In the current interplay of online giants and weak power of law in nation states who rules the world and who rules us? And can something like ethics contribute to shaping the future?

 

Learn more about Tereza.

11:45

12:15

Ilona Koren-Deutsch: Why is documentation important?

Like good code, good documentation is difficult and time-consuming to write. That said, documentation should be as important to engineers as all other facets of development.

Why? Because documentation is the foundation for good developer experience.

Catering to developers can be tricky. Developers are analytical, precise, and trying to solve important problems with your API. This talk will discuss the importance of good documentation and suggest ways we can use documentation to help our developer communities.

 

Learn more about Ilona.

12:15

13:00

Lunch & networking

Let’s have a great lunch before we set off the afternoon session. No need to worry if you are a vegetarian or vegan, we’ll ensure you won’t go hungry.

 

13:00

13:30

Kristi Progri: Diversity in Free Software communities

Kristi will talk about jump-starting free software communities and share tips on how to keep the spirit alive after the enthusiastic start and having more and more people contributing to it.
Diversity and Inclusion are important influential parts of how to drive a successful, healthy and sustainable community environment.

 

Learn more about Kristi.

13:30

14:00

Sofiya Huts: Accessible product – built for everyone

The internet is arguably the most powerful resource known to mankind. Of course, it isn’t perfect, but we can fix many of its flaws, like lack of accessibility. Not everyone can take full advantage of the internet, and that’s a problem. Sadly, not all websites are optimized for the kinds of visitors who has weak vision or who are blind or who are physically disabled. We all need to speak up for accessibility and start taking action.
At this talk we will see how small and simple improvements to your website can significantly make it more accessible, so as make it more effective.

 

Learn more about Sofiya.

14:00

14:30

Anastasia Shvestova: Capturing Unicorn-Tier Mindshare

Anastasia will share the method for building unicorn-tier mindshare for startup, and how to leverage that mindshare into bigger raises, faster growth, and a recruiting edge.

 

Learn more about Anastasia.

14:30

15:00

Coffee break

15:00

15:30

Riya Jagetia: Data & Morality

Riya will talk about data liberation and the importance of companies with large amounts of data to leverage it in decision-making; through big data insights, companies can make innovative business decisions and rise to the top of their fields. She can talk about real-life experiences through Cognite that show the tangible power of this kind of leverage.

 

Learn more about Riya.

15:30

16:00

Devleena Bhattacharjee: How data can save lives

In the world of Big Data, Machine Learning, AI are we using data for good? How much are we putting our efforts to solve global issues? Is there a data-driven yet simple way to start analyzing issues like climate change, poverty, pollution, crime, terrorism, water scarcity that plague us globally?

 

Learn more about Devleena.

16:00

16:30

Jessica Hester: Graph based APIs for Big Data at Netflix

Facebook, GitHub, and many other large companies have migrated to using graph-based web APIs instead of traditional REST APIs. GraphQL is a structured query language that allows engineers to create explicit models of their underlying platform and use that model as their API. In this talk, we’ll cover the basics of GraphQL and discuss the benefits and issues we’ve encountered when implementing a GraphQL API for the big data platform at Netflix.

 

Learn more about Jessica.

16:30

17:00

Coffee Break

Grab a cup of iced coffee and something small to eat to refresh and stay focused.

17:00

17:30

Kahoot Competetion

Join us to win flight vouchers, ReactiveConf merch and other nice things.

17:30

18:00

Lightning Talks

Would you like to have a lightning talk? Great! The CFPs for lightning talks will be opened a few days before the conference, follow us on Facebook not to miss the date.

18:00

18:15

Closing

A few words from the host to close the conference before we kick off the afterparty.

18:15

23:00

Afterparty

The guys from Úplně Všude (drink catering by Bar, který neexistuje) are bringing a tailored Women in Tech menu!
Would you like to have a drink with Ada Lovelace, the first programmer ever, Mark I programmer Grace Hopper, or the mind behind WiFi, Hedy Lamarr? Now you’ll get a chance!

If you’re more into prosecco, you can get a glass of Golden Bubbles!

To relax a bit after a whole day of listening and stretch your legs, we secured a live band and a DJ! Join us for a party with Prague BuskMen and MALALATA!

Dinner included.