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Philly ETE is back! - April 7 - 8, 2015, Register now!

Registration is open for the 10th Annual Philly Emerging Tech
Conference (a.k.a Emerging Technologies for the Enterprise), which is
set for April 7 - April 8 at the Society Hill Sheraton in
Philadelphia.

A limited number of early bird seats are available for $415 per
person. When we run out of early bird tickets or after February 15, a
conference pass will cost $525. The conference has sold out the past
several years.

To register for this 2-day, 5-track event: http://phillyemergingtech.com

The Philly Emerging Tech program always covers the software
development process as well as a diverse mix of languages and
technologies. Our Agile Track has been exceptional every year.

Topics range from social engineering to Agile contracts for software
consultants to the role of architects on Agile projects to the Scala
ecosystem to Angular to Ember to Swift to the Java 8 Stream API to
time series databases to deep learning to the Internet of Things to
Apache Spark. The roster includes creators, core developers,
contributors to, and authors of books on popular open source projects.

We will be hosting 50 speakers, including:

Dave Thomas
co-author of The Pragmatic Programmer
original signatory of the Agile Manifesto

Rebecca Wirfs-Brock
object design pioneer

Ron Jeffries
original signatory of the Agile Manifesto

Chet Hendrickson
original signatory of the Agile Manifesto

Diana Larsen
co-author of Agile Retrospectives: Making Good Teams Great

Joanne Molesky
co-author of Lean Enterprise

Yehuda Katz
co-creator of Ember.js
Rust core developer

Pete Hunt
React core developer
Ex-Facebook and Instagram

Stuart Halloway
Datomic team; Clojure committer
JavaOne Rock Star

Soumith Chintala
Facebook AI researcher
Torch7 core developer

Allen Wirfs-Brock
ECMAScript language spec project editor

Monica Beckwith
Java 8 garbage collector performance lead

Paul Butcher
author of Seven Concurrency Models in Seven Weeks

Ben Christensen
RxJava Team, Netflix

Jay Kreps
creator of Apache Kafka, Samza, and Voldemort

More speakers and session abstracts will be added over the next couple of weeks.

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