This stream is designed for professional coders, web designers and App Developers to learn about the latest trends and developments in computer programming from some of Australia's most exciting developers, futurists and data scientists, including new tricks, techniques and shortcuts in programming languages, such as Google Go, Swift, Hack, Rust, Julia, Scala, Dart and more.


Mobile Products Developer, ABC



Developer Evangelist, Tinkerer, Digital Technology Enthusiast, Xero


Chief Technology Officer, Sniip



Software Engineer, Electronic Arts



Who should attend:

  • Computer programmers and coders
  • Software developers
  • Systems engineers
  • Systems Architects
  • Data analysts
  • Games Developers
  • App Developers
  • Robotics Engineers
  • Web designers
  • Web programmers
  • Info security managers
  • AI engineers
  • Computer Scientist


Wednesday, 29 March 2017

2:30 | ABC's First In-House Swift App

  • Assessing Swift against Objective C and other programming languages
  • Evaluating the pros and cons of Swift for a large user base like the ABC
  • Case Study: Developing the ABCMe tablet app with Swift

Arun Sinthanaisirrpi, Mobile Products Developer, ABC

2:50 | Super Swift

  • Novel and interesting ports of the Swift language
  • Examining different parts of the stack
  • Demonstrating different tools/frameworks/cool projects
Bec Martin, Developer Evangelist, Tinkerer, Digital Technology Enthusiast, Xero

3:10 | Mobile Development Using Cross Platform Languages

  • Understanding speci c device functionality versus native mobile app development
  • Investigate mobile frameworks such as unity, Cordova, Corona, Phone Gap and Titanium
  • Is there one mobile dev platform to rule them all?

Steven Cooper, Chief Technology Officer, Sniip

3:30 | Engineering for Longevity in a Mobile World

  • Making early stage engineering and systemic decisions to enable future growth
  • Highlighting and mitigating common friction areas in mobile application development
  • Case study analysis: Assessing the effect of contrasting development decisions

Anna Tito, Software Engineer, Electronic Arts