19th & 20th JUNE 2019
The Clayton Hotel, Cork City

What's it all about?

Ireland's largest Software Engineering conference is back in 2019, on June 19th & 20th at the Clayton Hotel Cork City.

For a third year in a row, RebelCon is bringing together the Cork Software Engineering community over 2 days of workshops and talks on the latest technology, culture and development practices in the software industry.

RebelCon is a not for profit technology conference run by the developer community for the developer community.

RebelCon is hosted by Poppulo with support for the initiative from it@cork Skillnet

Last year's speakers said...

RebelCon was a fantastic conference! I really enjoyed speaking to a crowd of engaged, and excited people who traveled from all over to join us in Cork.
Melissa Perri
CEO of Produx Labs, Author of Escaping the Build Trap
I absolutely loved RebelCon. Great speakers, engaging conversations, lovely attendees. I'd attend again in a heartbeat.
Randy Shoup
VP Engineering at WeWork (previously at Stitch Fix, eBay, Google)
I loved my first time at RebelCon and I hope to be back - the energy and enthusiasm from speakers and attendees alike was brilliant!
Sam Newman
Independent consultant, Author of Building Microservices

RebelCon 2019 Speakers

June 19th 2019

Workshop schedule information
Workshops will start at 09:00 (registration opens at 08:30) and will finish at 17:00.
Lunch will be provided, as well as Tea & Coffee throughout the day.

David Gonzalez & Alex Knol
Kubernetes from the ground up for Developers

The demand for Kubernetes skills is on the rise. In this workshop we are going to make sure that you understand the basic concepts allowing you to start the path into the amazing world of container orchestration. Deployments, Services and Pods won’t be dark magic anymore after few hours of explanations and directed exercises.

Do you think that Kubernetes is hard? not anymore. On this workshop, from a small application we will learn how to deploy and monitor your app in a managed Kubernetes cluster. Make sure you bring along your laptop and ideally a free trial subscription to GCP or other cloud provider.

Garth Gilmour
Live Coding Your Way From Java to Kotlin

This workshop will transition experienced Java developers into the Kotlin language and ecosystem. The delivery will be entirely based around building sample applications, of increasing complexity, from first principles. The day will be structured into four 90 minute iterations, where delegates build the following:

  • A Rich Client for a set of RESTful services using standard Java/JEE frameworks (such as JavaFX and JAX-RS)
  • A set of RESTful services for the client. Using Spring Boot, Spring MVC and annotation driven configuration
  • A reactive version of the services, using Spring WebFlux with the Kotlin specific DSL and Project Reactor
  • A purely functional version of the same services using the Ktor framework and the Arrow library

By the end of the workshop delegates will have gained experience in all aspects of Kotlin, but in particular how to make best use of the OO and FP in combination. They will also have seen how to refactor Kotlin code in IntelliJ and write unit, integration and property based tests using KotlinTest. Sample applications written in Kotlin Native and JS will also be provided, but these cannot be created incrementally due to time constraints.

Delegates should have at least 4 years experience in developing Java applications and have some prior exposure to REST and Spring Boot. The only requirements for the course are a laptop with Java 8 (or above) and an up to date version of IntelliJ (the Community Edition is fine).

Simon Whittaker
Cloud Application Security

This course provides delegates with a practical understanding of securing software deployed into cloud environments including understanding of the issues and opportunities presented by serverless solutions.

In this new world attackers have moved with the times, shifting focus more than ever on finding vulnerabilities in your applications and cloud implementations rather than vulnerabilities in your infrastructure.

The course builds on our previous Internet Security course, but is designed for anyone building applications natively for the cloud (developers, architects, DevOps and DevSecOps).

June 20th 2019
Talks and sessions

08:15 Registration & Breakfast

09:00 Opening

09:10 Opening Keynote

10:00 Morning Tea - Sponsor pavilion (40 mins)

11:20 Break (10 mins)

11:30 Sessions (4 tracks)

12:15 Lunch (Clayton restaurant)

13:45 Sessions (4 tracks)

Margaret Dineen
Encompass Testing

Aligning Quality Improvement with Business Outcomes

Facilited discussion

Open space

David French

Introduction to SRE at Google

14:25 Break (10 mins)

14:35 Sessions (4 tracks)

Peter Coppinger

Top 5 lessons learned from building Teamwork.com

Christopher Paton
Johnson Controls

Build and deploy rapidly with serverless

Felicity Neary

Ensure Success: Prototyping 101

Ben Linders
Ben Linders Consulting

Agile Retrospective Bingo

15:15 Break (10 mins)

15:25 Sessions (4 tracks)

Augusto Evangelisti
Evangelisti Consulting

Leadership in complex times

Laura Pintea

Yoga with Laura

16:05 Afternoon tea & drinks (20 mins)

16:25 Closing panel

Expert panel
Mental health in the technology industry

Debugging the Brain

17:30 After-party

Sessions and times on this schedule may be subject to change

So where is it all happening?

Clayton Hotel Cork City
Lapp's Quay, Cork City, Ireland


Code of Conduct

All attendees, speakers, sponsors and volunteers at our conference are required to agree with the following code of conduct. Organisers will enforce this code throughout the event. We expect cooperation from all participants to help ensure a safe environment for everybody.

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The Quick Version

Our conference is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), or technology choices. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks, workshops, parties, Twitter and other online media. Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference without a refund at the discretion of the conference organisers.

The Less Quick Version

Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion, technology choices, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.

Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

Sponsors are also subject to the anti-harassment policy. In particular, sponsors should not use sexualised images, activities, or other material. Booth staff (including volunteers) should not use sexualised clothing/uniforms/costumes, or otherwise create a sexualised environment.

If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the conference organisers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the conference with no refund.

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of conference staff immediately. Conference staff can be identified as they'll be wearing branded clothing and/or badges.

Conference staff will be happy to help participants contact hotel/venue security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the conference. We value your attendance.

We expect participants to follow these rules at conference and workshop venues and conference-related social events.

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