Programmers’ Week 2020 Begins

The weeklong celebration is filled with interesting talks on technology trends and insights, as well as thought-provoking keynote speakers.

Saturday, September 12th was the official kick off to Programmers’ Week 2020, but also the 256th day of the year. The 256th day of the year is known to many outside of Cognizant Softvision as International Programmers’ Day, and while we recognize that day, we step it up a notch with Programmers’ WEEK. 

This week we will see 50+ Tech Talks given by the experts of our company – sharing insights and expertise on all things technology. It’s our largest technical event of the year and will hold up to be a contender for one of the most fun events we’ve had all year! 

Our first speaker on Monday, September 14 is Razvan Litianu, one of our iOS community developers, He launches Programmers’ Week 2020 with his presentation, “Functional Elements of Swift,” where attendees will learn all about the developer language and uncover key features released since its inception in 2014. Throughout Monday there’s sessions ranging from important gender discussions to learning about test automation designs. 

Tuesday, September 14 and Wednesday, September 15 will feature both of our special keynote speakers, Cognizant Softvision CEO Andres Angelani and Cognizant VP of the Center of Future Work, Ben Pring, respectively. Andres will discuss his own journey to mastery, outlining his career path and how one can achieve their own mastery that aligns with their own passion and purpose. Ben’s discussion on Wednesday explores the future of work, showcasing some interesting insights on the jobs of the future and the changing workforce.

Also on Wednesday is Hani Yacoub, one of Cognizant Softvision’s QC Engineer’s, demo of Firefox Private Relay add-on at 9:00 AM EST, which will be an exciting instructional how-to that is sure to be an epic tool for developers. You can register here

Celebrating Programmers’ Week wouldn’t be complete without a panel discussion. In Thursday’s all-women panel, answers to questions like why our industry lacks women programmers, or why the lack of women in leading engineering roles will be explored. Attendees will also get the opportunity to hear other interesting insights on fostering diversity and career path options for women in STEM. 

Our precursor to the weekend content on Friday will not disappoint. Rounding out the weeklong celebration will be sessions like, Are CSS PreProcessors Obsolete?, Angular 10: What’s New, and Machine Learning. NET. While we always look forward to the weekend, we’re actually wanting to stay late on a Friday, just so we can absorb all of the interesting programming discussions happening! 

It’s sure to be an exciting week – filled with interesting discussions, thought-provoking topics and a chance to immerse ourselves in all things programming. While this year may look different as we go completely virtual, it’s poised to be one of the best yet. We can’t wait!

Haven’t registered yet? Check out the full agenda and register now! 

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