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The GitHub Universe ‘23 agenda has landed! You know the drill: every year, Universe brings together the world’s developers, enterprise leaders, and security professionals to uncover the latest trends and best practices in software development. Whether you’re a novice open source maintainer or a seasoned Chief Security Officer (CSO), our global developer and customer event will give you and your teams the tools to build for today and transform for tomorrow.
You can still sign up to join us on November 8-9 right here. If you register to attend IRL at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco before October 6, you can take advantage of our Early Bird discount! And as always, virtual registration is free if you’re not able to join us IRL.
Thomas Dohmke, GitHub CEO
Join us for the opening event of GitHub Universe with CEO, Thomas Dohmke. You definitely won’t want to miss it. 😉 In-person and virtual.
Jacob DePriest, Greg Ose, Nicholas Liffen, Adam Berelowitz, GitHub
As the digital landscape continues to evolve, safeguarding applications against security threats is paramount for organizations. Let’s discuss the best practices in managing an application security program to protect valuable assets and maintain customer trust. We’ll discuss strategies for implementing a robust security framework, fostering a culture of security awareness, and integrating security into the software development lifecycle (SDLC). Additionally, we’ll explore emerging trends and technologies that can enhance application security and the importance of continuous monitoring and adaptation to stay ahead of evolving threats. Join us to ask your most pressing questions, gain insights, and learn actionable takeaways for strengthening your application security program in an ever-changing threat landscape. In-person only.
Javier Cardoso and Erik Arcos, Mercadolibre
Join us at Mercadolibre on our journey to build a platform-based code management culture. From repository creation to the final deployment that governs over 30,000 micro-services and supports over 15,000 developers, all in a highly safe and productive environment. We’ll discuss key insights, including the challenges we faced, the solutions we implemented, the best practices we adopted, and how we use GitHub to push the success of our vision. In-person and virtual.
Kedasha Kerr, GitHub
The command line is a powerful tool, but it can be frustrating. You have to remember complex syntax, flags, and commands and often resort to searching online for help. What if there was a better way? In this talk, you will learn how to use GitHub Copilot for CLI, an AI-powered terminal tool that helps you with shell commands in natural language. You can accept, reject, or modify suggestions and GitHub Copilot will learn from your feedback. Join this session to learn how GitHub Copilot can take you to the next level when using the command line, so you can be more productive. In-person only.
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Kyle Daigle, GitHub
As the home for all software developers, it’s not surprising that GitHub runs like most other organizations today: using software across its own operations. Join GitHub COO, Kyle Daigle, for a discussion around how GitHub scaled its learnings deploying and offering GitHub Copilot–the world’s first AI pair programmer–to now applying AI across GitHub. As focal points, Kyle will detail how GitHub uses AI to improve the developer experience and support customers today and tomorrow. In-person and virtual.
Brian Beck, PayPal
Developers are looking for ways to explore APIs, build, and launch as quickly and effectively as possible. PayPal is using GitHub Codespaces to provide developers the ability to see their APIs in action and modify or enhance their code with a PayPal VS Code plugin, and clone the code to their own repository. In-person only.
Joseph Katsioloudes, GitHub
AI is already like a copilot in our daily lives, acting as a digital assistant and providing personalized experiences. Though despite progress in many other areas, AI has historically stopped short of improving software development practices. Enter GitHub Copilot: the software industry’s first AI solution that distills the collective knowledge of the world’s developers into an editor extension that suggests code in real-time. This makes the process of building great software easier and faster. But what about more secure? Attend our session to find out. In-person and virtual.
Jasmine Gerth-Ramos, Holger Fahner, Mercedes Benz
As an industry disruptor, GitHub Copilot has changed conventional programming methodologies and provided unique opportunities for streamlined development. This talk explores how Mercedes-Benz implemented GitHub Copilot across its organization— showcasing its potential to revolutionize coding workflows, enhance productivity, and mitigate code-related challenges. In-person and virtual.
Once you’ve registered to attend, you’ll be able to build your personalized agenda using the schedule builder! Simply navigate to the session catalog and click “Add to schedule” to add your favorites.
In addition to the incredible sessions above, the IRL Universe ‘23 experience offers even more learning and networking opportunities than ever before.
For even more hands-on learning, in-person attendees can sign up for one of the nine workshops starting on November 7 and running through November 9. And if you do, you’ll receive a free voucher to get GitHub certified in Foundations, Actions, Security, or Administration!
If you’re only interested in becoming GitHub certified, you can purchase a standalone voucher to take the exam on-site at GitHub Universe. Why get certified? Earning a GitHub certification is an industry-endorsed approach to demonstrating proficiency with GitHub technologies. In other words, it’s good for your resume.
Space is limited for both, so make sure to act fast!
Universe is more than just a tech conference: it’s a chance to immerse yourself in the future of software development, connect with like-minded individuals, and gain the skills and knowledge you need to excel in your career. Grab your tickets, customize your learning journey by building your agenda, and get ready to transform tomorrow at GitHub Universe ‘23!