Countdown to I T.A.K.E Unconference 2016

Feb 05, 2016 by Madalina Botez in  Announcements

Great news! The final preparations for I T.A.K.E Unconference 2016 program are done!

Our team of reviewers finished the draft program. 100 proposals, from speakers from 20 countries, were received to the Call for Speakers. We are looking forward to let you know which of them will make it to the final program.

As a sneak peak, we can tell you that lots of live coding and exciting talks & workshops are in row. As we are finishing up the details about the 4th edition of I T.A.K.E Unconference, we invite you to have a look at the previous editions.

Here it is a selection of our favorite highlights:

 

#1

I T.A.K.E Unconference has become a unique meeting place for top notch technology craftsmen. During a 2-day program, they get involved in talks and workshops that foster peer-learning and challenge the known paths.

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A great line-up of keynotes speakers enables the inspiring and dynamic learning atmosphere.

#3

We wrote code, talked code and presented code

 

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#4

Both the participants, and the speakers could join a technical Open Space, where they shared ideas and learnt from each other, engaging in professional conversations, Q&A sessions and live coding.

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#5

The participants, passionated coders, competed with their peers, taking a set of challenges that put their skills to the test. Gadgets like a drone or an iPad were the rewards for the winners.

 

#6

Women speakers, as well as academic speakers enriched the I T.A.K.E Unconference participants’ experience with valuable insights and stories. Additionally, the women in IT campaign brought into the audience’s attention some of the most amazing ladies who made a contribution to the development of the tech field.

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Happy we’ve had the chance to work with amazing speakers, participants, volunteers, partners, and sponsors. Looking forward to the next editions, too!

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We would love to see you in I T.A.K.E Unconference 2016 top moments! Stay tuned for the program announcement and registration opening! If you would like to hear the news first, sign up here

Building a multiplayer game server and keeping (most of) your hair

Mar 24, 2017
Enjoy the following series of interviews with the speakers, top-notch software crafters from across Europe, joining  I T.A.K.E Unconference, Bucharest, 11-12 May. Discover the lessons learned and what drives them to challenge the known path in their field.

 

Opher Vishnia, Creative Developer at Interlude, is a multidisciplinary creator, invested in many different and often unrelated fields at the same time: computer science, art, music, design, math, game development and more. He is going to share at #itakeunconf more about building a multiplayer game server.

 

 

#1. Please share with us 5 things you did that helped you grow & become the professional you are today

√ Invest in personal projects. Think of a project that you think is fun to make and just start hacking at it. Developing something for yourself, where you make all the decisions rather than for a company you work for, is an amazing tool for learning and growing.
√ Join in the conversation. Is there an online group or a meetup for your area of development? That’s a great way to make new personal connections and learn along the way
√ Find an open source project that you like and start contributing. A good place to start would be a tool or library that you already know and use. Your contribution doesn’t have to be code – you can open an issue, improve the documentation or write a tutorial.
√ Take initiative. Is there something in your workplace that can be done better and sounds interesting to play with? Step up and do it. Suggest researching a new topic, or introducing a new tool the workflow. It’ll provide an interesting new challenge and a break from the daily routine. Plus it’ll make you look cool.
√ Stay optimistic. Sometimes these challenges are frustrating, and there are days you won’t make any progress, but the moment you have that “a-ha” moment is worth it all.

#2. What challenges will the participants find solutions to during your session at I T.A.K.E Unconference 2017?

Participants will learn about why making synchronized multiplayer games in the browser is so hard and what solutions do we have at our disposal to tackle those.

 

#3. Recommend for the participants 3 sources you find inspiration from and would help them better understand you

 
√ Codepen.io is a wonderful tool for inspiration on the web
√ Games in general. Just get Steam and play something!
√  Multiplayer Game Programming: Architecting Networked Game by Josh Glazer & Sanjay Madhav – A very comprehensive book on all things multiplayer

Want to meet Opher, +30 international speakers and ~300 software crafters from around Europe?

Register now for I T.A.K.E Unconference 2017!

I T.A.K.E. Unconference Day 2 – Slides & Videos

Jun 10, 2015

An unconference is as special as its participants. Thank you everyone – Speakers, Facilitators, Bumblebees & Butterflies for working all together, writing code, pairing, solving problems while discussing, listening and sharing knowledge.

After such an awesome gathering of practitioners, we are happy to share the presented slides.

Structured by tracks, find them all below.

I T.A.K.E. Unconference Day 2 – Slides & Videos

 

Keynotes 

James LewisJames Lewis: Microservices – Systems That Are #neverdone

AndreaMocci-PictureAndrea Mocci: Beautiful Design, Beautiful Coding

Hardcore Programming

Cyrille MartraireCyrille Martraire: Monoids, Monoids Everywhere!

Stefan KanevStefan Kanev: Advanced Vim dotfiles

thumb_adi-bolboaca-300x400.jpgAdrian Bolboacă: Architecture for Disaster Resistant Systems

Incremental Development

Marcin DrobikKrzysztof SzabelskiMarcin Drobik & Krzysztof Szabelski: From Zero to Hero: Business Increment in 30 Minutes

thumb_flavius-stef-300x400.pngFlavius Ștef: Big Rewrites Without Big Risks

Technical Leadership

Patroklos-PapapetrouPatroklos Papapetrou: How to Boost Development Team’s Speed

Design

AlexAlex Bolboacă: Usable Software Design

Architecture

thomas-sundbergThomas Sundberg: Walking Skeleton

Johannes EdelstamJohannes Edelstam: The API of the API (with intelligence on top)

Web

Aki SalmiAki Salmi: Object Oriented Views

tim-perryTim Perry: Your Web Stack Would Betray You In An Instant

See also: Day 1 Slides & Videos

We hope to see you again at the next I T.A.K.E. Unconference.

The recorded videos are now being processed. Stay tuned.

Call for Speakers

Call for Speakers Opened

Aug 06, 2018

Send your proposal to become a speaker at I T.A.K.E. Unconference 2019. This year we are interested in specific topics, and choosing one of them might get you closer to becoming a speaker.

To increase your chances to become accepted, here are some tips:

#1. Get into the attendees shoes

If you have a very clear idea of who your audience is going to be, make the exercise to think from their point of view. They choose to attend your session, and they expect the best value from their investment.

#2. Customize, customize, customize 

Every audience is unique, so craft your proposal according to what you know about your audience and about the event. Try to bring an original approach for each session you submit.

#3. Pay attention to details

When you apply, make sure you have an excellent title, a clear description of what you want to present and a strong personal bio.

#4. Invest time in your application

Although it might seem at hand, making a proposal takes time. Make sure you follow the guidelines offered by the organizers and when in doubt, ask for more details. Make sure you offer the details requested in the application.

#5. And a little extra thing 

You’ve seen the call, you got your information in order and you are pretty sure you want to make a submission.

You can read more in detail about our tips here.

 

Have any questions about the call for papers or the Unconference? Let us know in the comments.

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