November 16, 2017

This is your chance to meet experts, share work, and contribute to the future of software—together.

Part 1: At Work

This one-day event brings together team leaders and entrepreneurs to discuss what (and how) they’re using GitHub at work.

Part 2: Explore

Hear from the area's top tech and community leaders, and meet fellow builders at this one-of-kind community conference. We’ll spend an evening exploring what’s new, what’s to come, and how you can get involved.

Register for the event that fits your interests—or join us for both!

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Part 1

At Work

Part 1 Speakers

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    Carlo Torniai

    Head of Data Science and Analytics

    Pirelli

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    Carlo Torniai

    Head of Data Science and Analytics

    Pirelli

    About

    Carlo is the Head of Data Science and Analytics at Pirelli. He holds a PhD in Informatics and Multimedia and a master in Telecommunication Engineering from University of Florence. Prior to Pirelli Carlo lead the Product Excellence Data Science team at Tesla Motors in Palo Alto, and prior to that he was Assistant Professor and research lead at Oregon Health and Science University, research projects on genomic data and undiagnosed diseases. At Pirelli Carlo and his team are at the forefront of Digital Transformation by driving the implementation of infrastructure, tools and algorithms that enable the deployment of analytics and machine learning solutions supporting diverse and ever growing business needs, while creating a strong data driven culture across the company.

    Talk - Creating a data driven culture at Pirelli

    Part 2, 10:00am

  • headshot of Andrea Ferretti

    Andrea Ferretti

    R&D

    UniCredit SpA

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    Andrea Ferretti

    R&D

    UniCredit SpA

    About

    Andrea is a mathematician with a passion for programming. He holds a master's degree in Number Theory from the University of Pisa and a PhD in Algebraic Geometry from the University or Rome. After a few years of pure research at the Max Planck Institute in Bonn and the University of Lille, he moved to Milan, where he became one of the earliest members of the R&D department at UniCredit. There, Andrea and the R&D team try to bridge the world of academia with the industry, by closely following progress in natural language processing, machine learning, cryptography and more, while building working prototypes or complete solutions that leverage on these advancements to bring new tools and ideas into the bank.

    Talk - Bringing Open Source to UniCredit

    Part 2, 11:15am

  • headshot of Lee Faus

    Lee Faus

    Senior Solution Architect

    GitHub

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    Lee Faus

    Senior Solution Architect

    GitHub

    About

    Lee has been in information technology for over 20 years. He has been a teacher, mentor, and consultant focused on information technology value through enterprise application integration and application modernization. His experiences span verticals including transportation, healthcare, financial services, telecommunications and insurance. Information technology should be an enabler to simplify business processes by automating tasks and enhancing decision support. He is an advocate of open source by contributing to projects at Apache, Eclipse, and Fedora. He currently works at GitHub working with customers to streamline their application delivery toolchain and mentors companies on git, CI and CD best practices.

    Talk - Your digital journey starts here...

    Part 2, 9:40am

  • headshot of Marco Cappelletto

    Marco Cappelletto

    South EMEA Sales

    GitHub

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    Marco Cappelletto

    South EMEA Sales

    GitHub

    About

    Born in Italy but living abroad since 2008, Marco -- @marcohat on GitHub — oversees regional partnerships, community engagement and sales across the region. Marco is also a prosecco connoisseur and a Rugby lover.

  • headshot of Bassem Asseh

    Bassem Asseh

    Regional director, Southern Europe, DACH, MENA

    GitHub

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    Bassem Asseh

    Regional director, Southern Europe, DACH, MENA

    GitHub

    About

    With 15+ years in the software infustry, Bassem has held various positions in technology companies.

    Talk - Closing keynote

    Part 2, 12:00pm

Part 2

Explore

Part 2 Speakers

  • headshot of Valeria Cagnina

    Valeria Cagnina

    Maker and Robotics Teacher

    valeriacagnina.tech

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    Valeria Cagnina

    Maker and Robotics Teacher

    valeriacagnina.tech

    About

    Valeria Cagnina is 16. She discovered her passion for robotics at age 11 when she built her first obstacle-avoiding robot with Arduino by watching a Youtube video that avoid obstacles. At 14 she was speaker in a TEDx. At 15 she spent her summer in MIT, in Boston, on a scholarship for the Duckietown project where she designed the tutorial to build an autonomous car accessible to high school students. Now she teaches robotics and coding to children from 3 years, teens, adult and teachers in her own robotics school.

    Talk - Nothing is impossible!

    Part 1, 8:00pm

  • headshot of Lisa di Sevo

    Lisa di Sevo

    Partner & Investor Manager

    PranaVentures

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    Lisa di Sevo

    Partner & Investor Manager

    PranaVentures

    About

    “Done is better than perfect” is Lisa’s mantra. A tech enthusiast and godmother for startups, she made her first steps in the startups and the venture capital world at H3G’s Innovation Division. Since then, she has has held several positions from project leader for Telecom Italia Open Innovation program to associate for dpixel, investor manager for PrimoMiglio SGR. Lisa is also the managing director of SheTech, a non-profit focused on the education and engagement of women in the technology industry.

    Talk - We can do it!

    Part 1, 8:15pm

  • headshot of Nicola Iarocci

    Nicola Iarocci

    Co-Founder, Lead Developer

    CIR2000

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    Nicola Iarocci

    Co-Founder, Lead Developer

    CIR2000

    About

    Nicola is a passionate Python and C# developer based in Ravenna, Italy. He is the co-founder of CIR2000 where he leads the development of Amica 10, an accounting software for Italian small businesses. He is the creator and maintainer of a number of open source projects such as the Eve REST API Framework, Cerberus, FatturaElettronica.NET, Spesometro.NET, and more. Awarded with the Microsoft MVP Award for Development Technologies and MongoDB Master, Nicola is also a Trainer and Speaker. In his free time, he runs the local CoderDojo, a coding club for kids.

    Talk - Creating, maintaining and contributing to Open Source

    Part 1, 7:45pm

  • headshot of Alain Helaili

    Alain Helaili

    Solutions Engineer

    GitHub

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    Alain Helaili

    Solutions Engineer

    GitHub

    About

    As far back as he can remember, Alain — also known as @helaili on GitHub.com — has always been a tech guy. After 15+ years in the software industry (from middleware to database and APM) he joined GitHub in 2015 as a Solutions Engineer. He now commits to strengthen relationships between developers and operations, and helps companies understand how to build better software, faster. A tireless Open Source advocate, Alain has a very interesting take on the way businesses (including GitHub) use GitHub to collaborate on code and create awesomeness everyday.

    Talk - Product Talk

    Part 1, 7:30pm

  • headshot of Riccardo Iaconelli

    Riccardo Iaconelli

    Open Source Project Leader

    Team per la Transformazione Digitale

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    Riccardo Iaconelli

    Open Source Project Leader

    Team per la Transformazione Digitale

    About

    Riccardo graduated in Physics at the University of Milan-Bicocca and has developed open source software for more than half of his life. He took part in many development national & international communities. He believes that open practices (open source, open data, open education...) are the best way to deal with the future. Good ideas arise in the most unexpected places, intelligent management creates open mechanisms to enhance the contribution of all. In his free time, this foodie plays the ukulele, acts in an amateur theater company, and loves photography and painting.

    Talk - How the Italian Government is running its Open Source strategy on GitHub

    Part 1, 8:30pm

Schedule

At Work

Thu November 16

6:30pm

Doors Open

Doors Open

7:20pm

Welcome

Welcome

7:30pm

Product Talk

Alain Helaili, GitHub

Alain is bringing you up to date on what's new in Open Source on GitHub.

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Alain Helaili

Solutions Engineer

GitHub

Product Talk

Alain is bringing you up to date on what's new in Open Source on GitHub.

7:45pm

Creating, maintaining and contributing to Open Source

Nicola Iarocci, CIR2000

This is the story of how I went from a 20+ year career into closed-source software to become an active open source author and maintainer. We will dig into my own experience so that you can better evaluate the pros and cons of going open source, and get involved at all levels.

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Nicola Iarocci

Co-Founder, Lead Developer

CIR2000

Creating, maintaining and contributing to Open Source

This is the story of how I went from a 20+ year career into closed-source software to become an active open source author and maintainer. We will dig into my own experience so that you can better evaluate the pros and cons of going open source, and get involved at all levels.

8:00pm

Nothing is impossible!

Valeria Cagnina, valeriacagnina.tech

Sometimes at school, you just feel like square pegs in round holes. Valeria will tell her story from the first robot she built to the summer she spent at the MIT in Boston, to a lot of different experiences around the world. She will explain the philosophy of her school and how she intends to spread her teaching principle all over Italy to those small towns where people may feel as trapped as she did once in her life.

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Valeria Cagnina

Maker and Robotics Teacher

valeriacagnina.tech

Nothing is impossible!

Sometimes at school, you just feel like square pegs in round holes. Valeria will tell her story from the first robot she built to the summer she spent at the MIT in Boston, to a lot of different experiences around the world. She will explain the philosophy of her school and how she intends to spread her teaching principle all over Italy to those small towns where people may feel as trapped as she did once in her life.

8:15pm

We can do it!

Lisa di Sevo, PranaVentures

Empowering women in tech

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Lisa di Sevo

Partner & Investor Manager

PranaVentures

We can do it!

Empowering women in tech

8:30pm

How the Italian Government is running its Open Source strategy on GitHub

Riccardo Iaconelli, Team per la Transformazione Digitale

The Digital Transformation Team was born to build the "operating system" of the country, a series of fundamental components on top of which they can build simpler and more efficient services for the citizens, the Public Administration and businesses, through innovative digital products.

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Riccardo Iaconelli

Open Source Project Leader

Team per la Transformazione Digitale

How the Italian Government is running its Open Source strategy on GitHub

The Digital Transformation Team was born to build the "operating system" of the country, a series of fundamental components on top of which they can build simpler and more efficient services for the citizens, the Public Administration and businesses, through innovative digital products.

8:45pm

Networking and Explore Showcase

Networking and Explore Showcase

11:00pm

Close

Close

Explore

Thu November 16

8:30am

Doors Open

Doors Open

9:30am

Welcome

Welcome

9:40am

Your digital journey starts here...

Lee Faus, GitHub

Have you ever wished there was a Google Map Destination for Digital Transformation? You could pick the path you would like take and there would be a set of specific steps as well as known issues along the way that you could plan for. This presentation walks you through a series of steps you should take to start your digital journey from Agile to DevOps to Data Science. We will look at sample blueprints across the IT industry, how to get started, and what key metrics to use to measure success.

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Lee Faus

Senior Solution Architect

GitHub

Your digital journey starts here...

Have you ever wished there was a Google Map Destination for Digital Transformation? You could pick the path you would like take and there would be a set of specific steps as well as known issues along the way that you could plan for. This presentation walks you through a series of steps you should take to start your digital journey from Agile to DevOps to Data Science. We will look at sample blueprints across the IT industry, how to get started, and what key metrics to use to measure success.

10:00am

Creating a data driven culture at Pirelli

Carlo Torniai, Pirelli

How the Data Science and Analytics team in Pirelli started and grew up to become an end to end digital product development group accounting for more than 20 among Data Scientists, Data Engineers, Full stack Developers, Ux designers, Product Owners. You will hear about the cultural, organisational and technological hurdles, how tools such as Github Enterprise were part of the journey and how they have evolved over time.

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Carlo Torniai

Head of Data Science and Analytics

Pirelli

Creating a data driven culture at Pirelli

How the Data Science and Analytics team in Pirelli started and grew up to become an end to end digital product development group accounting for more than 20 among Data Scientists, Data Engineers, Full stack Developers, Ux designers, Product Owners. You will hear about the cultural, organisational and technological hurdles, how tools such as Github Enterprise were part of the journey and how they have evolved over time.

10:45am

Coffee Break

Coffee Break

11:15am

Bringing Open Source to UniCredit

Andrea Ferretti, UniCredit SpA

Banks are historically far from the culture of Open Source development. Andrea will discuss how the R&D team was able to fill that gap by introducing many new technologies born in the open, while contributing back to the ecosystem by opening many of the libraries and tools developed internally. This required a shift in both the tooling and processes used for development — and the culture surrounding it — from the legal point of view to the creation of days dedicated to personal projects.

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Andrea Ferretti

R&D

UniCredit SpA

Bringing Open Source to UniCredit

Banks are historically far from the culture of Open Source development. Andrea will discuss how the R&D team was able to fill that gap by introducing many new technologies born in the open, while contributing back to the ecosystem by opening many of the libraries and tools developed internally. This required a shift in both the tooling and processes used for development — and the culture surrounding it — from the legal point of view to the creation of days dedicated to personal projects.

12:00pm

Closing keynote

Bassem Asseh, GitHub

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Bassem Asseh

Regional director, Southern Europe, DACH, MENA

GitHub

Closing keynote

12:30pm

Lunch and Partner Showcase

Lunch and Partner Showcase

2:30pm

Close

Close

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FAQ

  • Do I need my ID for entry?

    An email confirmation is all you need to check you in.

  • What language will the events be in?

    Constellation Milan presenters will be speaking in English.

  • Will parking be available?

    We highly encourage attendees to take public transportation or ridesharing services to events. Parking is not provided at the venue but can be found in the general area.

  • Will there be a place for me to store things?

    Yes, we’ll have a coat check area. Please don’t leave any valuables.

  • Where do I go if I lose something?

    Find a GitHub team member if you lose something while at the event. Email events@github.com if you realize you lost something after.

  • Do you provide meals?

    We’ll provide light bites and beverages at Explore, and breakfast and lunch will be served at Align.

  • Do you accommodate special dietary needs?

    Gluten free and vegetarian options are always provided at our events. If you have additional dietary needs, please let us know at least 48 hours in advance and we’ll do our best to accommodate you.

  • Will non-alcoholic options be available at the meetup?

    Yes.

  • What if I don’t want my picture taken?

    Please let a GitHub team member know upon check-in. You’ll be provided with a red lanyard to let our photographer know.

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