DIW17 Dev Conference

By Delaware (other events)

Wednesday, November 8 2017 8:30 AM 5:00 PM EST

Whether you're new to programming or wanting to sharpen your skills, Delaware Innovation Week's Dev Conference is perfect for you. Introductory Workshops on different programming languages will be offered to start the day. 

Following our workshops, an afternoon of mixed-level dev talks focused around problem solving and innovative solutions will inspire new ideas.  


Dev Workshops:

8:30 AM | Registration, Breakfast & Networking
9:00 AM | Workshops Begin
10:30 AM | Break
11:00 AM | Workshops Resume
12:00 PM | Workshops End

Introduction to Typescript with Mikaila Akeredolu at Zip Code Wilmington 

TypeScript is a typed superset of JavaScript that gets transpiled to plain JavaScript. This course will get you familiar with TypeScript and its powerful and scalable, cross-platform language . You will cover all of the main language features of TypeScript by building a simple app.


  • A beginner level understanding of JavaScript
  • You need to have Node.js and NPM installed. 
  • Having typescript already installed is a plus

Mo Data, Mo Problems (Apache Spark and Python) with Tariq Hook at Zip Code Wilmington

Apache Spark is an open source big data processing framework built around speed, ease of use, and sophisticated analytics. Get ready for an action-packed crash course in the basics of Apache Spark through the lens of Python. Spark can perform up to 100x faster than Hadoop MapReduce, and is used by major companies like Amazon, Airbnb, and Amazon. We will also touch on Machine Library frameworks and how they can work with Spark. All done while looking through the lens of real world consulting problems! At the end of the class you may have 99 problems, but Big Data won’t be one.


  • General Programming Skills in any Language (Preferably Python)
  • 20 GB of free space on your local computer.

Dev Talks:

12:00 PM | Registration, Networking & Lunch
12:45 PM | Welcoming Remarks
12:55 PM | Presentations
2:55 PM | BREAK
3:40 PM | Presentations Continue
5:00 PM Program Ends

Dev Intro Workshop and Dev Talk details, speakers and topics will be announced soon.

Following Dev Talks, join us at our Dev Happy Hour to mingle with the local tech community! Click here for the latest and greatest details.


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Attendees are responsible for their own travel to and timely arrival at the event.

Priority Registration Disclaimer: event organizers reserve the right to give priority registration to technologists, students, entrepreneurs and investors. Individuals or groups who partner with technology organizations to provide services/products and wish to attend may be wait listed.To ensure event entry as a service provider, contact [email protected] for supporting opportunities.