Lightning Talks

Lightning talks (approx 10-15 minutes each)

See a heart surgery being planned with HoloLens 2 - Scott Leaman
Most surgeons today use 2D tools to try to solve a 3D problem - understanding complex organ structures and planning surgeries. Come see a live on-stage demo of how the HoloLens 2 can be used to move surgery planning off the screen and into the real world.

After this talk you will have gained insight into the potential for new user experiences using the HoloLens 2.


Cardboard boss - Elise Garborg Undheim

We made a huge 2.5 meter tall cardboard cut out of our boss. Using a cheap microcontroller with WiFi and some engines with wheels from a broken robot vacuum cleaner, we built a robot to drive him around that could be remotely controlled from our phones. Then we took him on the underground and drove him around at our company Christmas party.


Why we’ll never see time travellers of the 80s in year 2038 - Sindre Lindstad
In 1985, the time machine was invented by Dr. Emmett Brown.
Those who copied his invention and set their destination dates to January 2038 and onwards, however, most likely never made it.
This talk explains the Year 2038 Problem, an integer overflow issue similar to the well-known Y2K bug, which will hit 32-bit systems, applications and databases in the year 2038.


OpenFaaS: Serverless platform with no strings attached? - Andreas Mosti

The hype around serverless architecture have been buzzing for the last 3 years. It comes as a result of the rising popularity of cloud computing, where providers like Google, Microsoft and Amazon have raised the abstraction level when deploying software. Now, Function as a Service (FaaS), provider needs one thing: your code, in a bare-bones fashion, no binaries needed.

The main criticism the cloud providers get is portability and fear of "lock-in" in FaaS solutions. A function written for Amazon Lambda looks nothing like one written for Azure Functions, and Google Cloud Functions is different again. Some languages are not available at your provider of choice, making the threshold of getting started even higher. If you haven't moved to the cloud at all, running some kind of serverless solutions has also proven hard.

OpenFaaS is an open source serverless platform that leverages container technology to make sure that your functions can run anywhere: Your laptop, your on-premise hardware, your cluster in the cloud, your spare Raspberry Pis or a mix of all of it. OpenFaaS can also manage your microservices that haven't been split up into functions yet.

This talk will give a brief introduction to the key-features of OpenFaaS, and show how you're company can leverage serverless and FaaS, even if you haven't moved to the cloud yet.