Koders Fest

At the WMF, a Festival Dedicated to Developers, System Administrators, and CTOs.

13 · 14 · 15 JUNE 2024 / BOLOGNAFIERE

NUMBERS of WMF
+90
COUNTRIES
+3.000
STARTUPS and INVESTORS
+90
STAGES
+1.000
SPEAKERS
+70.000
ATTENDEES in 2024
+50
BANDS and DJS
+130
INSTITUTIONAL GUESTS
+700
EXHIBITORS

Education - Expo Area - Recruitment

During the edition held on June 13, 14, and 15, 2024, for the first time at BolognaFiere, WMF presented Koders Fest: an agenda filled with events and initiatives for education and networking, dedicated exhibition areas, and recruitment services for coders, system administrators, and cloud experts.

In times of transformation like those, technical reference figures were even more crucial for a robust and healthy innovation journey. At WMF, participants had the opportunity to meet experts from around the world, covering a range of topics from frontend coding and UI/UX to backend development and cloud engineering.

Education was at the heart of Koders Fest: in stages dedicated to Cybersecurity, Front-end Coding, Backend & Cloud, Machine Learning, and UX & UI, attendees had the opportunity to hear presentations from Maximiliano Flirtman, Paolo Insogna, a Node.js TSC Member, Alessandro Vozza, and many other experts.

There were also ample opportunities for networking and digital job placement, in addition to expo areas dedicated to the most advanced technological solutions in cloud, hosting, and tools.

Some guests of the 2024 edition

Maximiliano Firtman
Maximiliano Firtman
Independent App Development Expert & Author
Independent App Development Expert
Coding Front-end
Diana Bernabei
Diana Bernabei
Accessibility Engineer, UI/UX designer & Web Developer
Inclusio
Coding Front-end
Edoardo Dusi
Edoardo Dusi
DevRel
SparkFabrik
Coding Front-end
Piero Dotti
Piero Dotti
Tech Lead
Mònade
Coding Front-end
Gabriele Malaspina
Gabriele Malaspina
Digital product designer
Malaspina Gabriele
UX & UI
Iulia Feroli
Iulia Feroli
Senior Developer Advocate
Elastic
Machine Learning
Chiara Peretti
Chiara Peretti
Head of UX
Dinova
UX & UI
Enrico Gualandi
Enrico Gualandi
Head of Strategy
Social Factor / Deda Digital
UX & UI
Luigi Fugaro
Luigi Fugaro
Solution Architect
Redis
Machine Learning
Federica Di Manno
Federica Di Manno
Project Manager
Boraso
UX & UI
Luca Chiarelli
Luca Chiarelli
User Experience designer
Boraso
UX & UI
Silvia Soroldoni
Silvia Soroldoni
Digital Consultant
Boraso
UX & UI
Claudio Neri
Claudio Neri
Web Project Specialist
WWF
UX & UI
Giuseppe Fiameni
Giuseppe Fiameni
Solution Architect AI & HPC
NVIDIA
Machine Learning
Elena Di Pietro
Elena Di Pietro
Head of UX/CRO
WMR Group | Studio Cappello
UX & UI
Riccardo Trocca
Riccardo Trocca
Engineering Manager
Unisys Schweiz
Machine Learning
Vincenzo Di Maria
Vincenzo Di Maria
Service Design Lead
commonground srl
UX & UI
Alessandro Curioni
Alessandro Curioni
Fondatore e Presidente
DI.GI. Academy
Cybersecurity
Fabien Vauchelles
Fabien Vauchelles
Wiremind / Scrapoxy
Anti-Ban Expert & Scrapoxy Creator
Cybersecurity
Andrea Verlicchi
Andrea Verlicchi
Web Performance Engineer
Speed Kit
Coding Front-end
Luca Mercatanti
Luca Mercatanti
Informatico Forense
Mercatanti SRL
Cybersecurity
Yvette Agostini
Yvette Agostini
Consulente indipendente Senior di cyber security
Yvette Agostini
Cybersecurity
Alejandro Duarte
Alejandro Duarte
Developer Relations Engineer
MariaDB plc
Back-End & Cloud
Alessandro Vozza
Alessandro Vozza
CNCF Ambassador & Platform Advocate
Back-End & Cloud
Massimo Bonanni
Massimo Bonanni
Technical Trainer
Microsoft
Back-End & Cloud
Paolo Insogna
Paolo Insogna
Node.js TSC Member, Principal Engineer at Platformatic, Polyglot Developer
Platformatic
Back-End & Cloud

Educational stages of the Koders Festival 2024

AI for Future

The AI for Future stage, part of the WMF's AI Global Summit event and sponsored by Globant, will offer talks on the application and future of artificial intelligence by leading Italian and international experts in the field. 
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Innovation Showcase

This stage, powered by SAP on the 13th of June, showcases products and services presented by startups, SMEs, and companies offering innovative solutions to corporate needs and, generally, the market.
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Google Innovations

The stage presents the latest trends and innovations in the Google ecosystem. Featuring international speakers and experts in the field, we will explore the dynamics of YouTube, Analytics, Performance Max, and GitHub/Scripts to harness the full potential of Google platforms for your digital success.
This stage is only accessible with a Full Ticket.

Future of Open Innovation & VC

Embark on a journey to explore the characteristics of a global community of innovators committed to co-designing inclusive prosperity and a better future. Through immersion in diverse ecosystems and approaches, participants will gain valuable insights into the dynamics of open innovation and collaboration on a global scale. Together, we will cultivate a community of changemakers dedicated to shaping a more equitable and sustainable world for generations to come

AI Marketing

The AI Marketing stage, part of WMF's AI Global Summit and sponsored by Get Response, offers talks on the application of marketing in the field of artificial intelligence and insights on AI from top Italian and international industry experts.
This stage is only accessible with a Full Ticket.
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Masterclass

The WMF proposes a Masterclass dedicated to the deepening of some hot topics for the AI & Digital-Tech sector through which it will be possible to understand the strategic use of Artificial Intelligence. The Masterclass will last two hours, in which it will be possible to relate with some of the leading experts in the field and are intended for a maximum of 25 people, to ensure the best possible interaction with the speakers.

Prophets of AI

In this stage, speeches and interventions by some of the most respected international experts in Artificial Intelligence will alternate.

Thanks to the partnership between Search On Media Group and WMF with Prophets of AI - a leading American entity for connecting with experts in the AI field - this stage will feature brilliant minds who have made significant contributions to the advancement of artificial intelligence, robotics, and consciousness fields, coming from diverse backgrounds such as computer science, art, finance, and informatics.

E-Commerce

The stage,  within the E-commerce Fest and sponsored by Connecteed, is dedicated to the main strategies for optimizing online sales: the biggest innovations in the world of digital marketing and the most interesting integrations will be presented by leading industry profiles.
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Advertising

The stage, powered by SMConnect, is the ideal place to discover new trends and best practices in digital advertising. Industry experts will provide insightful insights into the latest technologies and tools to help companies optimize their advertising campaigns and increase their ROI.
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Brand

The stage hosts prominent speakers that will offer their insights into the world of branding: through informative and vertical interventions, the strategic role of brands in the digital age, their relationship with consumers, impact on the social context, vertical platforms, communities, and much more will be thoroughly explored.
This stage is only accessible with a Full Ticket.

SEO

On this stage, powered by SM CONNECT, industry experts will address the most technical and advanced areas of SEO. Presentations and case studies will delve into tools and strategies that continuously shape the entire digital sector.
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Social Media Strategies

The stage, powered by SMStrategies, offers informative speeches dedicated to fundamental strategies for measuring and optimizing performance on social media. You will delve into the most effective techniques to maximize the impact of your online activities, optimizing your social media presence to achieve your business goals.
This stage is only accessible with a Full Ticket.
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Mainstage

This is the biggest stage of the WMF that brings together all the themes of the Festival, where tech experts and innovators share their ideas and visions.

Inspirational talks, interviews, and debates will take place on the Mainstage to explore the latest technological developments and different aspects of innovation and its ethical, social and economic implications.

Not only creative insights and reflections on the Future but also moments of show and entertainment with concerts, live performances, the Startup Competition Final and award ceremonies with the WMF Awards. 

Tech Policies and Communities

This stage is part of GovTech Summit: the event on innovation in global policies, a meeting point to explore the synergies between technology, governance, and innovation.
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WorkTech Policies

This stage is part of the GovTech Summit: the event on innovation in global policies, a meeting point to explore the synergies between technology, governance, and innovation.
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Book Presentation

The stage, part of the Book Fair at WMF, is dedicated to talks, book presentations, and interviews on the major developments in the publishing sector. Authors will discuss topics related to digital, sustainability, innovation, and social impact.

Italy, EU and Global Diplomacy

This stage is part of the GovTech Summit: the event on innovation in global policies, a meeting point to explore the synergies between technology, governance, and innovation.
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AI Tools & Services

In this stage, speakers will examine how the corporate use of artificial intelligence can automate processes and improve overall performance

All speeches within the room are branded


Influencer Marketing

The stage, powered by SMStrategies, explores the world of digital influencers, delving into winning strategies for collaborating with influencers and identifying the best partnership opportunities, as well as creating engaging content that captures the attention of the target audience.
This stage is only accessible with a Full Ticket.
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Content Creators

The stage, part of WMF's Creators Fest, is where the world of Content Creators comes to life with interviews, sketches, panels, talks, and meetings with the protagonists of the content creation world and their communities.


Edutech

The Edutech Stage provides a comprehensive overview of the latest frontiers in educational technology. Through a series of engaging and informative speeches, industry experts will explore the potentials, challenges, and innovative applications that are transforming the way we learn and teach

Startup Stage

Every year at the WMF, all the players in the innovation ecosystem come together: meet the founders of the selected startups, who will be able to present their project to an international audience of potential investors, partners and media, and join the WMF's international network, thus accelerating the opportunities for success.

Ethics & AI

The stage dedicated to Ethics and Artificial Intelligence explores the latest trends, innovative applications, and future perspectives in the field of AI and ethics. Experts from around the world converge to discuss the ethical challenges and opportunities offered by AI, promoting collaboration and innovation, presenting a crossroads of ideas and perspectives that shape the future of ethics and AI in the digital age.

Work, HR & Digital Skills

The stage dedicated to the world of work delves into the challenges and opportunities in the realm of human resources and digital skills. Experts and HR managers from various national and international backgrounds will share valuable insights on emerging trends and possible future scenarios in the workplace context.

Climate Change

On this stage, researchers, consultants, and non-profit organizations will take turns presenting the state of the art and the major implications of climate change, focusing on existing solutions and key trends at both national and global levels

Digital Tools & Services

Xrs, chatbots, NLP, and many other revolutionary technologies will be at the heart of our speakers' interventions in this internship, such as augmented reality, virtual reality and chatbots, and how companies can use them to improve customer experience and engagement.

All talks within the room are branded.

Data Analytics

The stage, sponsored by Exelab, is dedicated to web data measurement, collection, and analysis processes aimed at optimizing their utilization. The speeches will examine the new tools in the field and the latest trends to improve campaign reporting.
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Knowledge Share

Voices and testimonies of innovation will take center stage at the Open Stage by Netval and Knowledge Share at WMF! On June 14th, 2024, get ready to dive into deep tech and technology transfer.

Not only will Netval and KS be present as partners, with an Expo Area featuring 40 of the most promising startups from the KS 2.0 platform and the national innovation landscape, but they will also bring best practices and industry professional viewpoints!

We'll delve into deep tech topics with a focus on the world of Start-Ups and Technology Transfer. But it won't be just theory: on stage, authoritative experts and pioneers will share experiences and concrete examples of the disruptive potential of deep tech in shaping our future.

Netval and Knowledge Share are not just present; they are the engines driving this extraordinary journey into innovation. Join us as we transform the event into an unforgettable experience, creating deep connections and opening the doors to a world of possibilities.

Don't miss the opportunity to be part of this revolution: mark June 14th on your calendars and get ready to be transported to the forefront of global innovation.

Come discover the future with us at the Open Stage by Netval and Knowledge Share at WMF.

For more information about Associazione Netval: Who We Are - Netval

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Marketing Automation

The stage offers a series of presentations by various speakers on the topic of Marketing Automation, aimed at illustrating how it transforms the way companies interact with their customers, enabling personalized and timely communication.

This stage is only accessible with a Full Ticket.

Social Inclusion

During this stage, we will discuss with experts, academics, and activists how to promote the growth of a more inclusive environment by eliminating structural prejudices and recognizing, instead, the true value of diversity.

Augmented & Virtual Reality

The stage, featuring prominent international speakers in the field, will explore the latest trends, innovative applications and future prospects of Augmented and Virtual Reality, delving into how these technologies are transforming industries such as gaming, education, design and more. 


Tech 4 Business

On this stage the speakers will examine how companies can leverage recent technological developments to improve operations, efficiency and innovation.

All talks within the room are branded

Generative AI

The proposed stage, sponsored by Telematic International University Uninettuno, provides the opportunity to immerse oneself, through various speeches, in the world of Generative AI, a rapidly growing field that combines artificial intelligence and creativity.
This stage is only accessible with a Full Ticket.
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WMF Off

The stage hosts round tables, debates, and the Festival's community coming together to discuss topics that have always been close to the heart of WMF. Discussions will therefore alternate between newsletters, new digital scenarios, and trends in the technology sector.


Future of Entrepreneurship

In this stage you will be inspired by stories of entrepreneurial successes, by the efficient and creative use of today's digital tools, and by visions of the future!
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Digital Commerce & Marketing Services

In this stage, speakers will discuss strategies and tools to help companies succeed in e-commerce, including tips for increasing sales, optimizing user experience, and using effective marketing techniques.

All speeches within the room are branded

Digital Strategy

The stage will offer case studies and working models, marketing and communication with informative and vertical talks to develop successful digital strategies and explore the most effective planning to tackle the challenges of the contemporary market.
This stage is only accessible with a Full Ticket.

Machine Learning

The stage offers insightful and focused talks on the latest trends in computer programming. Participants will have the opportunity to delve deep into the vast universe of software development, gaining essential skills to tackle complex challenges and craft innovative solutions.

Human Rights

The stage explores, with the participation of leading international speakers, the crucial issues that define the global human rights agenda. We will delve into current issues, new challenges and best practices for promoting and defending human rights around the world, providing a global and interdisciplinary perspective on a critically important topic.

Content Marketing

In this stage, industry experts will discuss strategy and creativity. A place where the brightest minds converge to share ideas and inspire innovation.
This stage is only accessible with a Full Ticket.

Sustainability & Tech

The stage offers, through interventions by various international and non-international speakers, insights into the theme of sustainability and technology. Participants will focus on how technological innovation can currently drive the transition towards a more sustainable world.


AI for Health

The AI for Health stage, powered by the GIMBE Foundation, offers a unique opportunity to explore the application of artificial intelligence in healthcare. You will be involved in the study of best practices and winning strategies for using artificial intelligence to improve people's health and well-being.
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Tech for No Profit

The stage dedicated to the Third Sector: non-profit organizations, institutions, volunteers, and experts offer informative speeches on the latest innovations and trends aimed at promoting actions to support a more equitable and inclusive society.

TikTok

This stage, sponsored by TikTok Italy, explores the creative and technical dynamics of the platform. Training sessions, case studies and best practices to better elaborate strategies on TikTok.
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UX & UI

The UX & UI stage, powered by Architecta, will immerse you in the world of user experience and user interface. Those who follow this stage will have the opportunity to explore and deepen best practices for designing engaging and intuitive digital experiences.
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Impact to Business

The program of this open stage will help you understand how to co-design a sustainable, inclusive and scalable model of prosperity and increase the positive impact of initiatives born to respond locally to global challenges on your community and the environment around you.

Coding Front-end

The Frontend Coding stage offers in-depth and focused talks on the latest trends and practices in frontend development. Here, participants will have the opportunity to explore key aspects of user interface design and implementation in detail, gaining essential skills to tackle complex challenges and develop innovative, cutting-edge solutions.

Back-End & Cloud

The stage provides comprehensive and targeted discussions on the latest trends and strategies in backend development and cloud computing. Attendees will delve deep into crucial aspects of server-side programming and cloud infrastructure, acquiring vital skills to address intricate challenges and engineer innovative solutions tailored to modern computing environments.

E-Sports & Gaming

This stage hosts discussions on the present and future of the gaming and eSports business

Tourism

The stage provides training sessions on innovations in the tourism sector and digital integrations to optimize offerings in an international market

Cybersecurity

On this stage, experts address the increasingly fundamental topic of Cybersecurity with informative and specialized speeches.

Space Economy

On this stage, there will be talks dedicated to the opportunities and challenges in the space economy. Here, industry experts and innovators will share ideas and strategies to maximize the commercial and technological potential of space and discuss the future of the sector.

Video Marketing

On this stage,  the world of video marketing will be explored through expert interventions that explain how to use videos to promote a product, a service, or an idea, increasing engagement and involving the target audience.
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Environmental Transformation

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Session for 13 june

13 june
12:50 - 13:30
UX & UI

AI and UI: Designing Interfaces with Artificial Intelligence

Let's discover how artificial intelligence is redefining digital interface design. We'll analyze the current state and the most interesting and promising tools already available on the market. We'll discuss how these technologies can be effectively integrated into every phase of the UI creation and development process, their limitations, but also their future potential. Can AI truly replace us and take away the job of UI designers? Let's talk about it together.
Gabriele Malaspina
Gabriele Malaspina
Digital product designer   
Malaspina Gabriele    
13 june
12:50 - 13:30
Machine Learning

Harry Potter and the Elastic Semantic Search

Let's demystify Gen AI and see how we can apply it to fun, approachable solutions, with a magical twist. We'll first explore how vector embeddings and LLMs work, before we set off to build our search solution (with a live demo). Using the Elastic Python clients we first create indexes for Harry Potter characters, and film subtitles. We can import compatible 3rd party LLMs through an enriching pipeline; allowing us to add sentiment analysis and embeddings to our text. We’ll build a semantic search engine that can browse the books better than the ultimate fan.
Iulia Feroli
Iulia Feroli
Senior Developer Advocate   
Elastic   
13 june
14:20 - 15:00
UX & UI

UX vs. SEO: who will win in the e-commerce information architecture ring?

Information architecture is crucial to the success of an e-commerce, but how best to design it? Users in the middle or keywords in the middle? Is it possible to find a compromise or will marketers and designers always have their gloves on? We look forward to seeing you ringside in the UX room!
Chiara Peretti
Enrico Gualandi
Chiara Peretti
Head of UX   
Dinova   
Enrico Gualandi
Head of Strategy   
Social Factor / Deda Digital   
13 june
14:20 - 15:00
Machine Learning

Unlocking the Future of Data: Powering Next-Gen AI with Vector Databases

Vector databases are transforming how we handle data, allowing us to search through text, images, and audio by converting them into vectors. Today, we'll dive into the basics of this exciting technology and discuss its potential to revolutionize our next-generation AI applications. We'll examine typical uses for these databases and the essential tools
developers need. Plus, we'll zoom in on the advanced capabilities of vector search and semantic caching in Java, showcasing these through a live demo with Redis libraries. Get ready to see how these powerful tools can change the game!
Luigi Fugaro
Luigi Fugaro
Solution Architect   
Redis   
13 june
17:00 - 17:20
UX & UI
Branded

Headless commerce Shopify: digital innovation in WWF, from Merchandising to Desirable Branding

WWF's new Shop helped revolutionize the image of the historic nonprofit organization, elevating it to a desirable and trend-setting Brand. Headless technology, together with Shopify Plus, enabled Boraso to develop a mobile first project that put the user experience at the center, simplifying the customer journey and making the shopping experience memorable.
Federica Di Manno
Luca Chiarelli
Silvia Soroldoni
Claudio Neri
Federica Di Manno
Project Manager   
Boraso   
Luca Chiarelli
User Experience designer   
Boraso   
Silvia Soroldoni
Digital Consultant   
Boraso   
Claudio Neri
Web Project Specialist   
WWF   
13 june
17:00 - 17:40
Machine Learning

LLMs are a High-Performance Computing problem

Language Models have witnessed remarkable advancements across diverse domains, continually scaling in size and training on increasingly expansive datasets. This progression has bestowed upon them the remarkable ability to swiftly adapt to novel tasks with minimal training data. However, the journey of training models comprising tens to hundreds of billions of parameters on vast datasets is anything but straightforward. This presentation is designed to offer comprehensive insights into the intricacies of training and deploying the most expansive neural networks
Giuseppe Fiameni
Giuseppe Fiameni
Solution Architect AI & HPC   
NVIDIA   
13 june
17:20 - 17:40
UX & UI

E-commerce AI-enabled: the role of the designer in designing new shopping experiences

The evolution of e-commerce requires a new approach to service design, especially for the integration of AI. We will delve into the role of the designer in orchestrating the user experience for AI-enabled digital environments, presenting an approach centered on context and user needs to create meaningful experiences. We will explore the specific challenges designers face in the AI-enriched design process to create a virtuous cycle of improvement.
Elena Di Pietro
Elena Di Pietro
Head of UX/CRO   
WMR Group | Studio Cappello   
13 june
18:00 - 18:40
Machine Learning

Build your (not so) Large Language Model

LLMs are the product of Industry 4.0 that has most influenced the current advancement of GenAI and ignited our imagination with endless application possibilities. In this talk, we will take a step back in time and look at their evolution, from pre-deep learning models to the current ones based on Transformer architecture. Finally, we will try to build a Large Language Model from (almost) scratch and discuss the difference between pre-training and fine-tuning, as well as their advantages and disadvantages.
Riccardo Trocca
Riccardo Trocca
Engineering Manager   
Unisys Schweiz   
13 june
18:00 - 18:40
UX & UI

Dear Design, how much do you cost me?

How do you deal with organisations that would desperately need design, but have no budget? The problem is that a service design project that is done well, that goes deeper (read: in which research is done properly), that does not merely replicate quick solutions tried and tested elsewhere, does indeed cost money, and is something that companies with a certain turnover or size, or at least a certain programmatic intention, can certainly afford. But those who do not have those resources, or those who have them but do not feel like taking the risk and investing in something they have never done before, are left out. However, if the governing principle of all design is 'try to do better with less' then we can try to apply it also to the estimates we present and the activities we put in place, in order to be able to offer something even to small realities: this is not the road to 'low cost' design, but rather a design challenge: how can we work while maintaining quality but better negotiating the activities actually needed and making the most of the resources already available?
Vincenzo Di Maria
Vincenzo Di Maria
Service Design Lead   
commonground srl   

Session for 14 june

14 june
09:20 - 10:00
Cybersecurity

AI: The Technological Pandora's Box?

Fragility and inscrutability open the doors to new global risks
Alessandro Curioni
Alessandro Curioni
Fondatore e Presidente    
DI.GI. Academy   
14 june
09:20 - 10:00
Coding Front-end

You don’t have to contribute to Open Source

There are amazing programmers who have zero commits in the public github repositories, yet they work with open source projects every day. Sometimes work commitments or maybe a full personal life make it hard to find time to contribute, and that’s not a problem, it shouldn’t make us feel guilty.Helping a colleague to use a technology, making it more accessible by spreading it among their links, are examples of activities that really benefit the entire ecosystem, but do not entitle them to a "badge".If you really want to contribute to open source, you should first learn what open source really means, and then we can talk about some tips on how to contribute effectively.But don’t feel "obligated" to do it. In this talk I will try to explain why.
Edoardo Dusi
Edoardo Dusi
DevRel   
SparkFabrik   
14 june
12:20 - 13:00
Coding Front-end

Web Accessibility: Beyond Compliance, a Competitive Advantage

Web accessibility should not be seen merely as a matter of compliance with regulations, but as a unique opportunity to expand the reach of your business. We will then move on to a more technical discussion, showing how to integrate accessibility into normal business workflows and how to practically write accessible code.
Diana Bernabei
Diana Bernabei
Accessibility Engineer, UI/UX designer & Web Developer   
Inclusio   
14 june
12:20 - 13:00
Cybersecurity
English

Cracking the Code: Decoding Anti-Bot Systems!

Join me for a masterclass where I share the mysteries of anti-bot systems, protected websites, and mobile applications!Highlights:
1/ Explore the Fingerprint Layers
2/ Understand the Anti-Bot Reputation Score
3/ Discover crafty strategies for Evasion
4/ Learn cutting-edge Reverse Engineering techniques
Don't miss this opportunity to gain insights into the fascinating world of anti-bot systems. 
You'll be well-equipped to navigate into these protective measures! 
Fabien Vauchelles
Fabien Vauchelles
Wiremind / Scrapoxy   
Anti-Ban Expert & Scrapoxy Creator   
14 june
14:00 - 14:40
Coding Front-end

Improving Web Responsiveness — A Practical Guide to Debugging and Preventing Slow Interactions

Google's new metric, "Interaction to Next Paint (INP)," which measures a site's responsiveness to user inputs, became an official Core Web Vital in March of this year. In this talk, we will explore how to debug slow interactions and understand what to avoid to ensure our sites maintain good responsiveness to user interactions. The talk is aimed at web developers and beyond, encompassing everyone involved in designing, creating, and developing a website or web application.
Andrea Verlicchi
Andrea Verlicchi
Web Performance Engineer    
Speed Kit   
14 june
14:00 - 14:40
Cybersecurity

Digital Forensics and Figital Investigation

In this talk we will take a leap into the world of the television series C.S.I: from the computer to the smartphone, up to the cars and drones, there is information that can tell a lot about what happened at a certain moment. In the talk we will discover how it is possible to crystallize and present computer data effectively (spoiler: a screenshot is not enough!), how the seizure and analysis of a device and what data is stored (unknowingly) in every moment of our lives. We will investigate some real cases, leaving the doors open to the use of AI.
Luca Mercatanti
Luca Mercatanti
Informatico Forense   
Mercatanti SRL   
14 june
15:00 - 15:40
Coding Front-end

Vanilla JS: You Might Not Need that Library

Every couple of months, a new JavaScript library is hitting the scene, each promising to fix our previous coding dilemmas. But what if we took a step back and revisited the fundamentals with good old Vanilla JS in 2024? Let's talk about embracing the simplicity and speed of development that comes with a 'vanilla' approach. This session is all about exploring how to craft rich web apps and websites using nothing but core JavaScript and browser APIs—no dependencies and all the power! If you have never created apps with Vanilla JS, now is the perfect time to understand it.We'll journey through the modern landscape of JavaScript's foundational features, which have evolved into a robust suite of tools. From Web Components to Shadow DOM, Reactivity and declarative templates, PWA APIs, reactive programming, and client-side routing, we'll uncover how to harness these powerful features you typically get from libraries. Let's rediscover the potential of returning to the roots of web development and see what your code can do without libraries or frameworks!
Maximiliano Firtman
Maximiliano Firtman
Independent App Development Expert & Author   
Independent App Development Expert   
14 june
15:00 - 15:40
Cybersecurity

Basic Cybersecurity: Simple Measures to Protect Our Digital Lives

We will explore the world of cybersecurity and learn straightforward tactics to defend ourselves from online threats. We will understand the most common types of attacks, the motivations of cybercriminals, and their tactics. We will discuss the importance of secure passwords, software updates, and how to recognize phishing scams. In summary, it's the knowledge base to be informed digital citizens and reasonably secure.
Yvette Agostini
Yvette Agostini
Consulente indipendente Senior di cyber security   
Yvette Agostini   
14 june
17:50 - 18:30
Coding Front-end

Describe me this TypeScript: a thousand and one uses for decorators

Decorators in TypeScript represent a powerful yet often underestimated feature: (almost) everyone uses them, (almost) no one knows how they work. Discover with us what decorators are, how to use them, and how they can improve our codebase. We'll use real-world development scenarios and best practices to show you how to leverage decorators and unlock their full potential. As a bonus, we'll present an example of a library implemented using decorators in TypeScript
Piero Dotti
Piero Dotti
Tech Lead   
Mònade   

Session for 15 june

15 june
09:20 - 10:00
Back-End & Cloud

The MariaDB Evolution: Just a Fork of MySQL?

MySQL and MariaDB are two of the most important open-source players in the database world. But MariaDB is MySQL with a different name… or is it? During this talk, you will learn the history of MySQL and MariaDB-including interesting details that only a few know! You will also dive into technical features like storage engines, columnar storage, proxies, automatic failover, high availability, change data capture, NoSQL compatibility, and more!
Alejandro Duarte
Alejandro Duarte
Developer Relations Engineer   
MariaDB plc   
15 june
10:20 - 11:00
Back-End & Cloud

Zero trust for cloud native applications: how service mesh can help you securing workloads

We live in a brave new world of cyber attacks, state-sponsored hacking and global instability fueled by (cyber and not) wars; perimeter security is just not up to the task of securing the modern digital infrastructure.
Zero Trust Security Model assumes that an enterprise-owned environment is not different or trustworthy than any non enterprise-owned environment. In this paradigm, an enterprise must assume no implicit trust and continually analyze and evaluate the risks to its assets.
We will show how we can simply and scalably implement new ways to perform the necessary steps towards achieving perfect zero-trust architecture, and what entails for operations and development.
Alessandro Vozza
Alessandro Vozza
CNCF Ambassador & Platform Advocate   
15 june
13:40 - 14:20
Back-End & Cloud

Automating Azure with Serverless Technologies

In a complex and articulated world like Azure's, it's crucial to be able to automate certain management operations. Rotating security keys, renewing expiring secrets, synchronizing services that don't have out-of-the-box synchronization modes are just some of the operations that we "must" implement in our solutions effectively and efficiently. Technologies like Azure Functions, Logic App, Event Grid come to our aid for this, providing us with a range of services that allow us to implement these tasks efficiently and cost-effectively. In this session, we will explore what events are in Azure and how they can be leveraged using Serverless technologies to achieve the desired outcome
Massimo Bonanni
Massimo Bonanni
Technical Trainer   
Microsoft   
15 june
14:40 - 15:20
Back-End & Cloud

Don’t break GraphQL, extend it!

GraphQL is powerful technology to retrieve and send complex structures from remote locations with a simple and effective syntax. One of its perks is avoid under-fetching and over-fetching as the client specifically requests the fields it’s interested in. But what happens if we need to enrich or customize the data set and we can’t modify the upstream GraphQL server? Shall we break the spec? In this talk I will show you how to use the resources the GraphQL specification already gives us to solve this issue without having to break the rules.
Paolo Insogna
Paolo Insogna
Node.js TSC Member, Principal Engineer at Platformatic, Polyglot Developer   
Platformatic   

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