Lightning Talks

Room 5
13:40 - 14:40

Talk (60 min)

Lightning talks (approx 10-15 minutes each)
Soft Skills
3D Modeling

Talk 1: Technical Documentation - How Can I Write Them Better and Why Should I Care? - Hila Fish
Gathering pieces of information for a task or a project is a wasteful act and could result in duplicated work done by different people.
Onboarding, your ability to maintain code or infrastructure and systems handover - Documentation plays a crucial part in all these processes.
So... how can we write technical docs in an easy way & why should we even do it?

In this talk, I’ll show you a structured way to write technical docs, without being a technical writer - So you will deliver highly valuable information to your audience, to your best ability.
I’ll explain why you should care about these docs, how do they serve your best interests (Yes, there’s more than one!) and what impact it could make on employees or even on your entire organization.


Talk 2: Paved roads to hell: Antipatterns of platform engineering efforts - Praveen Kottarathil
Internal Developer Platforms and paved roads to production(aka Golden Paths) is all the buzz in medium to large sized enterprises this season. It's all about providing a great developer experience, enabling self-service and accelerating the journey of ideas-to-production. What could possibly go wrong?? Right? In this talk, Praveen outlines some of the horrors he either has witnessed, heard or both.

Talk 3: Importance of Texture on Graphs - Dilek Akçay
In my lightning talk, I will first give an introduction to all the color styles and materials and then along with various graphic examples that support my topic, I will show the participants how broad spectrum the Data Visualization module has and what they can do with it.

Hila Fish

Hila Fish is a Senior DevOps Engineer at Wix, with 15 years of experience in the tech industry.
AWS Community Builder, and a public speaker who believes the DevOps culture is what drives a company to perform at its best and talks about that and other DevOps/Infrastructure topics at conferences.
She carries the vision to enhance and drive business success by taking care of its infrastructure.

In her spare time, Hila is a lead singer of a cover band, giving back to the community by co-organizing DevOps-related conferences (Inc. "DevOpsDays TLV" & "StatsCraft" monitoring-focused event), providing mentorship and managing programs in “Baot” (The largest technical women’s community in Israel), and enjoys sharing her passion and knowledge wherever she can, including across diverse technology communities, initiatives and social media.


Praveen Kottarathil

Praveen Kottarathil is an Engineering Manager at ING in the Netherlands. He has been designing, building, and operating software systems at various capacities, for renowned aviation, fintech and banking businesses throughout his 18 year long career.
He genuinely cares about continuous delivery, human factors, operational reliability, and in nurturing psychological safety in engineering teams.
Praveen aspires to be a stand-up comedian someday.

Dilek Akçay

I graduated from Electrical and Electronics Engineering in 2019. While I was studying undergraduate, I also did a double major with Computer Engineering. After my graduation, I worked as an intern at HAVELSAN which produces Technologies in the fields of defense, informatics, and cyber security for a couple of months. I received general Linux training and did a project using Qt Creator and C++, which I will use in my first job. I started to work as a Research and Development Engineer at TUBITAK (The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey), one of the main R&D institutions in Turkey. I was developing an app about military satellite communication systems by using C and C++ programming languages in Qt Creator in the Communication Intelligence unit, which has 1st-degree confidentiality. I was working on increasing the design efficiency by using the software architecture methods in the codes. At the same time, we got down to the field in the capital of Turkey, Ankara, periodically to integrate our projects into the system. As time goes by, I began to wonder how the libraries I used while programming on Qt were written, their features, and research their background and functioning. Then I was tempted to be the one to write these modules, therefore I started looking for job ads at The Qt Company and applied for my current job ad. As a result of my successful interviews, I was accepted to the job and moved to Finland. Currently, I have been working here for more than 8 months as one of the people who are responsible for creating the new engine of Data Visualization module.