Post Conference Sessions

9.30am – 1pm on the 27th May in the Maldron Hotel Sandy Road


Workshop with David Dawson

Getting Started with Microservices

Want to get started with Microservices? In this workshop David will lead you through designing and building a distributed system. Introducing you to antifragile systems, cloud native, stressors, event architectures and more.

Bring your own laptop ready to develop software in the languages you know best.

Examples will be provided in Java and Node.js

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Presentation with Niall Moran

Building a Smart HVAC System with the Microsoft Azure IoT Suite

During this deep dive Niall will show us how to code a smart HVAC system from start to finish. Niall will show how to hook up a real device to Azure by deploying Node.js code to an Intel Edison Arduino Expansion Board with a Seeed Studio Grove base shield connected to a temperature sensor. Niall will show how easy it is to ingest large volumes of this data and then post process it in the cloud using Stream Analytics. Niall will also use this data to define a comfort level prediction model using Azure Machine Learning and then integrate this model into the post processing and send messages to the Intel board to control the HVAC system.”

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Presentation with Edmund Sutcliffe

Introduction to DevOps Foundations

Brief introduction to the Foundations of DevOps
A chance to understand the core vocabulary, principles & practices
A chance to hear and share the real life scenarios

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May 16th sees the arrival of the AtlanTec Festival ’16 to Galway, brought to you by


AtlanTec Festival Venue

AtlanTec Festival 2016 will be held throughout Galway city over two weeks with many events held in Technical and Med Tech companies across the city

AtlanTec 2016 Agenda

The AtlanTec 2016 Conference will be held at GMIT Galway, on Thursday, May 26th. It is a one day technical conference connecting and unifying the different Technology Communities. This will be followed by a week long Festival, celebrating Technological Innovation in the West of Ireland. AtlanTec 2016, will present world-class speakers and practitioners within the software industry, connecting them with the most exciting innovative Startups in the West. The goal of AtlanTec 2016 is to unite and empower the different technology communities by facilitating the spread of information  within the Developer and Startup sectors in Galway.

Who is it For?

AtlanTec 2016 is a practitioner-driven conference especially designed for software engineers, startups, innovators, inventors, testers, hackers, technical team leads, architects, engineering directors, digital producers, digital makers, and project managers who want to instill best coding practices in their teams.

Why Attend?

The event will consist of a series of technical presentations from world class speakers followed by a group debate on the key topics. You will have an opportunity to meet with and pick the brains of some of the key thought leaders helping to shape the software development industry. You will also have the opportunity to meet with other like-minded people from the local software development community to share ideas, issues and successes.

Why Sponsor?

This event will be attended by the great and good of the West and Mid West’s ICT sector. These individuals will represent over 96 IT companies and over 6,000 IT professionals. The Conference (and more importantly, your brand) will also reach a wider audience through local media campaigns

About The Festival

The Festival

The AtlanTec Festival runs over two weeks and consists of a series of wide-ranging information technology themed events,of interest to IT industry professionals, community groups and those in education.

The Purpose

The purpose of the AtlanTec festival is to showcase Galway’s diverse technology culture and to encourage creativity, innovation and collaboration within the IT, Business and Educational communities in the West of Ireland.

The Events

The comprehensive AtlanTec Festival events calendar covers technology products, technology concepts, current industry themes, interest group meet-ups, community technology, educational technology and much more.

The Festival Agenda

Date Event Location Book Event Description
16-20th May Incompany Events Across 12 of Galway’s Top Tech Companies Book Now Twelve company events over breakfast, lunch and evening meetups. Knowledge experts from Avaya, Cisco, HPE, Fidelity Investments, Netfort Technologies, Storm Technology and many more.
21st May Gaming for Gamers NUIG Book Now Doom Deathmatch will be an adrenaline pumping event not to be missed for Gamers and IT Historians alike. With the legendary Doom Game Designer and Programmer John Romero.
7th October IoT Hackathon GMIT The IoT Hackathon is organized for creative people,social ‘nerds’, developers, service designers, actually, anyone with interest in technique can develop IoT solutions. Theme: develop a connected product and/or service to improve your daily life.
23rd May MedTech Convergence The convergence of drugs, devices and diagnostics is leading to innovative healthcare solutions being developed on your doorstep in the MedTech Hub of Galway.
24th May Schools & Community Event
25th May Women in Tech Afternoon Tea Meyrick Hotel Book Now Highlighting the success of leading female talent in the tech industry.
26th May AtlanTec Conference GMIT Book Now Annual AtlanTec Conference 2016 – International speakers focusing on: IoT, Cyber Security, Microservices, Docker, Raspberry Pi 2, and other topics.
27th May Breakout Training GMIT Book Now In-depth sessions stemming from the AtlanTec Conference.
28th-29th May Cultural & Digital Arts Various Cultural, Digital Arts and Food events across Galway to wrap up and celebrate the diversity in the Tech Culture and Community.

The Conference Agenda

Time Speaker Topic
08:00 – 08:40 Registration Registration in the foyer area GMIT
09:00 – 10:10 Dave Locke (IBM) Opening and Overview
10:10 – 10:50 Edmund Sutcliffe Collecting Data in an Imperfect World
10:50 – 11:10 Break
11:10 – 11:50 David Dawson Microservices past, present and future
11:50 – 12:20 Alison Vincent (Cisco Systems) Overcoming Social Resistance to DevOps
12:20 – 13:20 Lunch Networking Opportunity
13:20 – 14:20 Lightning Talks Discuss merits / pitfalls of certain technologies/coding
practices; HPE; Insight – Brian Davis; Valeo – Patrick
; and Others; 10 mins talk & 10 mins Q&A
14:20 – 15:00 Mark Carolan IoT Security
15:00 – 15:20 Break
15:20 – 16:00 Niall Moran (Microsoft) “Getting Started with IoT using Microsoft Azure”
16:00 – 16:40 Ramona Pierson An Innovators Journey
16:40 – 17:30 Wrap Up Followed By Networking Networking Opportunity

Tickets only €149 for ITAG Members and €199 for Non-ITAG Members

Early Booking is advisable.

Book Now via our website or by email on contact@itag.ie

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    May 16th | 2016

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