Strange Loop

September 26-28 2018

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Peabody Opera House

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St. Louis, MO

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Comcast Corporation is a global media and technology company with two primary businesses, Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal. Comcast Cable is the nation's largest video, high-speed Internet and phone provider to residential customers under the XFINITY brand and also provides these services to businesses. NBCUniversal operates news, entertainment and sports cable networks, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, television production operations, television station groups, Universal Pictures and Universal Parks and Resorts.

CiBO Technologies is a Computational Crop Science company on a mission to transform agriculture and environmental sustainability. Our technology simulates farming: a dynamic system of complex interactions between soil, weather, crop plants and management practices. A renaissance in AgTech has brought us detailed remote sensing data and precision farming equipment, and CiBO's mechanistic models are the key to reverse-engineering and optimizing farming as an integrated whole. CiBO helps farmers maximize their harvests and minimize unnecessary impact on the environment. We're using that same technology to manage risk in crop insurance, predict commodity price fluctuations, improve crop testing and value farm land.

Jane Street is a quantitative trading firm and the largest industrial user of OCaml, a functional programming language with a sophisticated type system. The company has more more than 250 developers writing OCaml to build reliable, high-performance software at massive scale, including critical systems that trade $13 billion in global equities every day. Jane Street developers help define the next generation of the OCaml compiler and actively maintain nearly 100 open source projects. The company has offices in New York, London, Hong Kong, and Amsterdam.

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Twilio is a cloud communications platform for software developers to build, scale and operate real time communications in their software applications.

Twilio powers the future of business communications, enabling phones, VoIP, and messaging to be embedded into web, desktop, and mobile software. We take care of the messy telecom hardware and expose a globally available cloud API so developers can interact with intelligent & complex communications systems.

Netflix is the world's leading internet entertainment service with over 117 million members in over 190 countries enjoying more than 140 million hours of TV shows and movies per day, including original series, documentaries and feature films. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on nearly any internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments.

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ThoughtWorks is a software company and community of passionate, purpose-led individuals that specialize in software consulting, delivery and products. We think disruptively to deliver technology to address our clients' toughest challenges, all while seeking to revolutionize the IT industry and create positive social change. We make pioneering tools for software teams who aspire to be great. Our products help organizations continuously improve and deliver quality software for their most critical needs.

Daugherty Business Solutions is a strategic management and technology consulting partner with a 30+ year history of delivering mission critical solutions to some of the world's largest companies. Daugherty has helped architect, design, and develop effective technology solutions that have reduced cost, maximized revenue, mitigated risk, and improved performance and productivity. Our deep industry expertise, world-class capabilities-including a talented team of over 1000 professionals-and break-through methods, techniques, and tools, have made us the logical choice for companies seeking innovative solutions to ever changing business challenges. We provide Management Consulting, Information Management, Software Architecture & Engineering, and Managed Services solutions. Our local delivery model and outstanding career opportunities give us the edge in the ability to attract and retain the best professionals in the consulting industry.

The New York Times Developers are a mission-driven team. Alongside partners in Design, Product and the Newsroom, we create the technical foundation and digital products for the world's finest journalism. Join us and make something newsworthy: nyti.ms/technology

Braintree provides the easiest way to pay and get paid across any device. With one integration, merchants can start accepting credit and debit cards, PayPal, Apple Pay, Android Pay, Venmo, and whatever comes next. Thousands of online and mobile companies including Uber, Airbnb, and GithHub use Braintree in more than 45 countries. To learn more, visit https://www.braintreepayments.com or @braintree.

We are a technology company that applies a rigorous, scientific method-based approach to investment management. Since our founding in 2001, Two Sigma’s vision has been to develop technological innovations that intelligently analyze the world’s data to consistently deliver value for our clients. We are looking for talented individuals who like to solve hard problems – people who love intellectual challenges, thrive in a collaborative environment, and want to see what they do make a difference. Start a conversation. Please contact Recruiting@twosigma.com.

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Express Scripts is a Fortune 25 company with 28,000 employees. One mission unites us: to help make healthcare safer, more accessible and affordable for 80 million Americans. We're doing this by changing and evolving healthcare using data insights, groundbreaking innovations and leading-edge technology. If you're looking to challenge the status-quo, are curious and a critical thinker, check us out.

PagerDuty is the leading digital operations management platform for organizations. Over 10,000 enterprises and small to mid-size organizations globally trust PagerDuty to improve digital operations, drive revenue, mitigate threats, protect assets, and delight customers. To learn more and try PagerDuty for free, visit www.pagerduty.com.

Demonware creates and provides the online services behind hugely popular video game franchises such as Call of Duty and Skylanders. We do matchmaking, microtransactions, and data analytics for almost half a billion users. Demonware has offices in Dublin, Ireland; Vancouver, Canada; and Shanghai, China, and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc.

Product Label Transparency Through Data Science
Our industry leading technology generates the largest product attribute data set available by capturing and enhancing information on the packaging of food, pet, and personal care products. We enable customers across many industries to create rich omni-channel experiences, maximize category growth potential, and ultimately deliver greater transparency to consumers because we know Transparency Matters™.

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Asynchrony Labs, a division of World Wide Technology, is an information technology consulting firm located in St. Louis, Missouri. We specialize in application development, mobile computing, systems and sensor integration, enterprise architecture, and tactical collaboration. Our diverse client base includes commercial, non-profit, and government organizations. We've delivered solutions ranging from back-end government middleware to front-end applications and full-scale, commercial Cloud infrastructures. In short, Asynchrony Labs connects people, sensors, information, and systems. Our mission is to create high-impact software solutions through ongoing client collaboration, iterative development, and continuous testing that are better than could have been envisioned at project start. Our workplace and processes are designed to spur creativity and foster consistent innovation. We've been a recognized leader in Agile development practices for over a decade.

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Elastic believes getting immediate, actionable insight from data matters. As the company behind the four open source projects - Elasticsearch, Logstash, Kibana, and Beats (the Elastic stack) - designed to take data from any source and search, analyze, and visualize it in real time, Elastic is helping people make sense of data. From stock quotes to Twitter streams, Apache logs to WordPress blogs, our products are extending what's possible with data, delivering on the promise that good things come from connecting the dots.

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At Cerner, we solve complex problems with an innovative edge; we are the brains that focus on making you, your family, and friends healthy and happy. We work with the latest technologies and languages and are always looking for smart developers to work with us. Stay in touch with us on our blog and Twitter.

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No Starch Press is the finest in geek entertainment -- our goal is to make computing accessible to technophile and novice alike, and our readers appreciate our straightforward presentation and fearless approach to the complex world of technology.

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