A community for technologists

XConf is created by technologists who care deeply about the craft of software and its ability to make the world a better place.

Saturday, October 13th, 2018

10:00am - 2:00pm

Legends Hall at the Marq SouthLake

Traditions Meeting Room

285 Shady Oaks Drive

Southlake, TX 76092

No hype. No filler. Just real tech.

XConf is created by technologists, for technologists, who care deeply about the craft of software and its ability to make the world a better place.

After 8 years of global success, ThoughtWorks XConf has recently made its way to North America!

While we kicked things off with a full day event in NYC, we will be hosting a half day follow up event here in Dallas! This half-day, one-track event gives direct access to a diverse range of ThoughtWorks technologists working on our clients’ most complex challenges.

Watch this short video to learn what you can expect from XConf Dallas.

At XConf Dallas you will:

Discover emerging technologies and practices, use cases, and real stories

Learn how to implement impactful technologies where you work and have greater impact

Hear from people who broke through seemingly insurmountable resistance to change

Talk with other interesting and ambitious technologists who are grappling with complex topics.

Let go of previously-held assumptions and gain new perspectives

Don't miss these exciting talks!

Using Continuous Delivery with Machine Learning to Tackle FraudSarah LeBlancFraudsters are constantly changing behavior and catching this behavior is a common use case for machine learning. The machine learning models themselves can get stale, however, so how do we ensure that they stay effective? In this session, we will explore what makes an effective model and how introducing continuous delivery to machine learning helps catch fraudsters.
If I Can't Have My Flying Car, Give Me Something I Can UseClay RatliffThe radically transformed world that the blockchain hype has promised us for the better part of a decade has failed to appear. Central banks have not been replaced by digital currency, cars don't carry a verified copy of their entire service history in a blockchain accessible to anyone, and banks have not replaced existing technology with a blockchain based international payment system. Since we clearly didn't get our flying cars, and research from Cowen and Compant, indicated widespread adoption could still be up to a decade away, what can we actually do what right now that makes sense with Blockchain?
Building an Agile Culture through Servant LeadershipVishal BardoloiThe best development methodologies of the last few decades aren't about technology, they're about people. Agile, DevOps and Lean are all about people and culture. And yet, as technology leaders, we often get too focused on the practices and rituals instead. Practices are easier to train, certify, mandate, measure, and scale. But culture is a lot harder to change. In this talk, we walk through 2 case studies and examine what it takes to convert large, bureaucratic, waterfall organizations into Lean Agile cultures.

...more talks to be announced soon!


Saturday, October 13th from 10:00am - 2:00pm CST

Talks will begin at 10:15am sharp!

10:00am - 10:15amRegistration
10:15am - 11:30amSession 1
11:30am - 12:30pmLunch
12:30pm - 1:30pmSession 2
1:30pm - 2:00pmNetworking / Happy Hour