What can you expect from DecompileD 2018?

DecompileD is the conference for true movers and shakers of the tech scene: engineers and developers will gain first-hand insights into new technologies, trends and best practices in the fields of mobile, cloud and machine learning. Start-up founders, product owners and decision-makers will hear more than just buzzwords at DecompileD and can better understand current technological challenges and the state-of-the-art thanks to direct case studies.

How it works: in workshops, talks and sessions you will deepen your knowledge, benefit from the lessons learnt by others and have the chance to further develop yourself at DecompileD. In the meet-up area – a place where different meet-up groups introduce themselves – and at the after-show party with a poker event there will be the opportunity for ample networking and in-depth discussions.

The DecompileD Conference represents a new hub for exchange between true tech movers and shakers – be there!

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Workshops / Hands-On

Opening Speech
Florian Schlachter, CTO @ LOVOO


Migrating the New York Times Games Platform to AppEngine
Darren McCleary, Software Engineer @ New York Times

In late 2016 a small team of engineers set out to completely rewrite the core of the NYTimes Crossword in Go and migrate it to GCP. In mid-2017, we achieved 100% traffic cutover with zero downtime for our 300K paying subscribers. We’ve cut our costs in half despite doubling our traffic in that time.

Multi-tenancy in SQL-on-Hadoop Clusters using Docker
Julian Eberius, Big Data Architect @ Vodafone

Stressed out because you need to run multiple installations of your Hadoop-based analytics solution, and operating one cluster is already a headache? I will present how made our product multi-tenancy-aware, and how we streamlined our operations process using Docker and declarative deployments.


Data Engineering at Scale
Henry Clifford, CTO @ Live

Data Science will let you do amazing things, but only if you have the right data and easily accessible. In this talk we’ll cover how to model data in a way that your datascience team can extract insight from, how to retrieve and store your data and data science input/outputs in a manner that scale.

A "Hands Off" approach for Kubernetes Deployments
Rodrigo Reis, Senior Software Developer @ Zalando

I will present Zalando’s “Hands-Off” approach for production deployments using Kubernetes hosted on AWS. The talk will describe the main challenges we had to ship applications to production environments in a compliant and secure way, and at the same time with ease of use to the developers.


Local Machine Learning on Mobile Devices with CoreML
Michael Berg, Mobile Engineer @ LOVOO

Nowadays Machine Learning is everywhere! But up until recently these machine learning models where mainly running on servers. This talk tries to change that! We will learn how easy it is to integrate Machine Learning Models on your smartphone. The Talk is targeted towards mobile engineers that never did machine learning before as well as data scientists that never did development on mobile devices.

Meetup Expo Intro Sessions


Breakfast & Networking


After the Hype – Big Data im Kontext der Unternehmens-Realität (German)
Andreas Hufenstuhl, Director Big Data & Advanced Analytics PwC

Nach der Ernüchterung über erste, oftmals rein IT getriebene Leuchtturmprojekte. Wie können Big Data Projekte und Lösungen erfolgreich platziert und umgesetzt werden?

Containers first - Make Testing great again (German)
Dr. Mirko Seifert, CEO @ DevBoost

Docker hat in den letzten Jahren die Art und Weise wie wir Software ausliefern revolutioniert. Aber Docker ist darüberhinaus ein Werkzeug, das auch beim Testen von Anwendungen extrem nützlich sein kann.


Introduction to Google Firebase
Alex Erfurt, Google

Continue: Containers first - Make Testing great again (German)


Fast Dive into React Native Development
Vladimir Ivanov, Lead Software Engineer @ EPAM Systems

Cross-platform technologies are a doubt for native mobile developers failing on their own promises. React Native though gives us native look and feel, performance but require only one code base for both iOS and Android project. The talk is about how to get started and create a simple application.

SCONE: Secure Container Technology
Christof Fetzer, Head of the Systems Engineering Chair @ TU Dresden

SCONE is a platform to build and run secure applications with the help of Intel SGX (Software Guard eXtensions). SCONE can run unmodified applications such that data is always encrypted, i.e., all data at rest, all data on the wire as well as all data in main memory is encrypted.


Lunch & Networking


Integrating React Native into existing native apps
Johannes Braun, Head of Mobile Engineering @ LOVOO

Let's have some fun with chat bots!
Marcus Fihlon, Agile Coach and Software Engineer @ CSS Insurance

A lot of companies are investing in chat bots. In this workshop, we will develop a fully functional chat bot from scratch with support for formatted messages, photos, documents, locations, buttons, custom keyboards and more. No slides, just code – and a lot of fun…


Migrating compliant datacenters
Christian Jantz, Open Source native

Stories, learnings and things to consider when migrating enterprise application stacks deployed over two owned datacenters to AWS whilst pushing towards PCI compliance certification.

Continue: Let's have some fun with chat bots!


Kubernetes Ingress in production
Sandor Szücs, Software Engineer @ Zalando

At Zalando we run 66 Kubernetes clusters in AWS.

Ingress objects are enough to provision ALBs, do advanced HTTP routing and create DNS records.

I will show how to support green-blue deployments, A/B testing, shadow traffic and feature toggles with the current ingress and our OpenSource tools.

Introduction to TensorFLow Lite
Alex Erfurt, Google


Coffee Break & Networking


Artificial intelligence in action (German)
Torsten Hartmann, CEO @ Avantgarde Labs

Künstliche Intelligenz wird in den kommenden 10 Jahren fundamentale Veränderung in unserem Leben verursachen. Der Vortrag beleuchtet aktuelle Hot topics der KI-Forschung und stellt verfügbare KI-Services sowie aktuelle Anwendungsfälle verschiedener Branchen vor.

Application Deployment with Helm
Axel Köhler, Senior Software Developer @ Kiwigrid

Running applications in Kubernetes is great. But every application has to be deployed and upgraded. Let’s see how Helm can help us by managing deployments!


From Oops 🤦 to NoOps 🐿️
Robert Douglass, Industry Veteran @ platform.sh

On the art of not getting Equifaxed

So, you don’t want to lose the personal data of 145 million customers due to having the world’s worst digital security culture in the history of mankind? Bad news for you: your managers and consultants have probably got it all wrong.

Null => DynamoDB => PostgreSQL: ein Erfahrungsbericht (German)
Maksim Gudow, Lead Developer @ OSP Dresden

Neues Projekt, Microservice-Architektur, dynamische Daten… die perfekten Zutaten für eine NoSQL-Datenbank. Die kurzerhand getroffene Entscheidung DynamoDB zu nehmen hat sich nicht bewährt. In diesem Talk möchte ich unsere Erfahrungen und die letztendliche Migration zu PostgreSQL vorstellen.


Test the untested - our journey from zero coverage to automated testing
Anton Augsburg, UX Design Lead & Lifecycle Manager Mobile Platforms @ Vodafone

Do you fear changes in the shape of a monster legacy code base? Do you have zero test coverage and don’t know how to regain safety in your day-to-day work? Come to this talk and get insights from the developers of a million client SDK who solved this problems without a whole rewrite.

Applying serverless architecture pattern to distributed data processing
Denys Makogon, Principal Software Developer @ Oracle

In this talk we will go through whole “serverless” thing: from decomposing app and its logic to microservices and further to smaller bits, i.e. functions to defining data flow through functions and building their fault-tolerant pipeline.


Closing Talk
(to be announced soon)


Dinner & Networking



This schedule is preliminary; changes might occur.




Leipzig AI & Deep Learning Meetup
Kubernetes and Cloud Native Meetup Dresden

Kubernetes and Cloud Native Meetup Dresden



Machine Learning Dresden
Agile Dresden Meetup

Agile Dresden Meetup





PHP User Group Dresden


Cocoaheads Dresden

Cocoaheads Dresden

More announcements coming soon

Why should you take part?

The DecompileD Conference is particularly valuable for all engineers, developers, tech founders and product owners who miss in-depth professional exchange and real case studies at other conferences or want to be immersed in the tech community.

5 reasons for DecompileD

  1. Benefit from the lessons learnt by experienced practitioners and international movers and shakers of the tech scene
  2. Gain insights into tried and tested practices in fields of mobile, cloud platform engineering and machine learning
  3. Exchange information with like-minded people on trends, methods and best practices
  4. Network with people who are facing the same challenges as you
  5. Have fun at the wonderful after-show party and challenge your new buddies at the poker table

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