Alfresco DevCon has always been my favorite of the many events that we host around the world. Unfortunately it has been on a bit of a hiatus lately as we explored other ways to connect with the many personas that we work with every day. Good news though, it’s back in 2018! Alfresco brings to market an awesome platform for accelerating digital business, and you can’t be a platform company without giving your developers a big friendly hug (and tools, and best practices, and a whole host of other things). This is THE best opportunity to come and interact with all of the extended Alfresco developer family. I’ve had a sneak peak at the presenter list and it’s an incredibly diverse group pulled from many of our stellar customers, partners, community members, and of course, a healthy dose of Alfrescans from across the technical parts of the company.
In what turned out to be a happy coincidence, I received the notice that my talks were accepted on my birthday. Talk about a great present! I’ve signed up to do two talks. The first is a lightning talk on using natural language processing techniques to improve the quality of enterprise search. The lightning talk got a shot in the arm with the recent announcement of AWS Comprehend. Originally this talk was just going to talk about some on-premises offerings as well as Google Cloud NLP. I’m excited to play around with the new AWS service and see how it stacks up.
Originally the IoT talk was going to use a custom device built, probably a Raspberry Pi or an Arduino based device. However, when one of these little guys showed up in the mail I decided to change it up a bit and use Amazon hardware.
If these topics sound familiar they should because I’ve blogged about both of them in the past. Alfresco DevCon provides a great opportunity to build on and refine those ideas and vet them with a highly technical audience. Hopefully the talks will spark some interesting conversations afterward.
I can’t overstate how happy I am that DevCon is back, and I can’t wait to see all of you in Lisbon in January!