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Dev Track Day

Thursday, April 23
8am–7pm

Whether you're new to programming or wanting to sharpen your skills, this full day conference will include advanced and beginner workshops, a dev-focused conference and an after party.

Track Day Events

  • Dev Day Intro Workshops

    Whether you're new to programming or wanting to sharpen your skills, the Dev Day Intro Workshops are perfect for you. Workshops will be focused around today's most used languages and programs and taught by local experts.

    Thursday, April 23, 7:00am–11:30am
  • Dev Day Talks

    Join us for an afternoon of high-level dev talks focused around problem solving and innovative solutions. You'll hear from over 15 dev experts talking about real world scenarios and the tools they're using.

    Thursday, April 23, 12:00pm–6:00pm
  • Dev Day After Party

    After a busy day of programming workshops and high level dev talks, gather together to network, eat and drink at our Dev Day After Party!

    Thursday, April 23, 6:00pm–8:00pm
Public Health Management Corporation
Centre Square East, 1500 Market Street, Suite 1500

Speakers

  • Mike Matranga

    Mike Matranga

    As a development lead, Mike runs the stellar teams that build exceptional software. He's an artist, and his masterpieces come in the form of clean code that's as functional as it is simple.

    Mike got his start with DmgCtrl, an agency dedicated to fixing the mistakes left behind by lesser developers. Here, he honed his skills and unleashed a sixth sense – an x-ray vision of sorts that allows him to examine a jumbled mess of code, spot the superfluous bulk, and refactor it to reveal something simple, powerful, and beautiful.

    After the merger between DmgCtrl and Tonic Design Co., Mike took on a leadership role and became the development point person on major projects for big brands like AT&T, 21st Century Insurance, Johnson & Johnson, and Farmers Insurance.

    With a lifelong love of tech, Mike explores his passions and broadens his horizons both inside and outside of the workplace. He's a diligent learner and devotee to the Philly tech community, and can be found actively learning new programming languages and attending meetups in the area. His passion for learning and exploring new areas bleeds into his work at Tonic, where one day he's building a framework around the iOS UIAutomation library, and another he's building QFRS, one of the first single-page Javascript applications to be successfully integrated with the Salesforce platform and deployed into production. He's using his expertise with Github and the static site generator Middleman to devise new ways to create dynamic content on Tonic's own website. He was also one of the first developers in the area to dive head-first into Apple's new native iOS language, Swift.

    Mike is a dedicated mentor to apprentice and junior developers who are first dabbling in code, but he also happily lends his expertise veterans who need a refresh on new best practices. Under his guidance, Tonic Design Co. has found innovative ways to push brand strategy and engagement forward, and he continues to identify and tackle technological challenges to create products with clean code that function seamlessly.

  • Ken Rimple

    Ken Rimple

    Ken Rimple teaches, mentors and consults in JavaScript front-end platforms and has a long history of working on server-side technologies in Java and other languages. He has taught various official Spring and Maven courses for Chariot before building their AngularJs, Angular and React courses with his training practice team. He is a co-author of Spring Roo in Action from Manning, blogs about RxJS, Angular and other topics at https://chariotsolutions.com/blog, and has been a podcaster when the occasion suits, running both a former weekly DevNews podcast as well as the long-running Chariot TechCast. He is available on twitter at @RimpleOnTech, and his team's courses are available for on-site delivery at http://chariotsolutions.com/training.