GitHub Connect: Perth


About this event

Join us at GitHub Connect: Perth for an exciting day of learning and discovery, as we explore the transformative power of AI and GitHub tools in software development.

Date: 6 October 2023
Time: 9:00am - 3:30pm AWST
Where: Microsoft, Level 10/100 St Georges Terrace, Perth

Join us to explore how improving your efficiency, security, and collaboration leads to happier developers and more productivity. We have four great sessions lined up for you as well as the opportunity to attend a hands-on workshop in the afternoon to put your new knowledge into practice!

You can find the full agenda and registration below.

Time Session & Speaker
8:30am Arrive & Welcome
Meet your GitHub presenters, grab a tea or coffee and settle in for a fantastic day!
9:00am KEYNOTE - AI:Transforming How Software Developers Work
Anthony Borton - Director, Field Services - APAC East

As artificial intelligence (AI) permeates various sectors, its impact on software development is increasingly noteworthy. This session explores the transformative role AI plays in our modern society and then delves into its impact on software development practices.

We’ll look into how AI boosts efficiency, precision, and creativity while mitigating human errors. Additionally, we illustrate how AI tools like GitHub Copilot aid in code completion, bug detection, and software testing among other things.

Lastly, we gaze into the future of AI in software development, anticipating advances in AI-assisted coding, collaborative AI development, and AI-led testing and debugging. Join us for an enlightening journey into the world where AI and software development intersect, offering a glimpse of the remarkable transformations in the pipeline.
9:45am Revolutionising Development: Unlocking the Potential of GitHub Codespaces
Jacky Huang - Senior Solutions Engineer

In today's fast-paced and collaborative software development landscape, creating an efficient and seamless coding environment is paramount. GitHub Codespaces has emerged as a game-changing solution, empowering developers and organisations to break free from the limitations of traditional development setups.

In this presentation, we will explore the transformative power of GitHub Codespaces and delve into the myriad benefits it offers to developers and organisations alike. We will provide an overview of Codespaces, its core features, and how it fits into the broader GitHub ecosystem.

Join us in this presentation as we unlock the potential of GitHub Codespaces and demonstrate how it revolutionises development, empowering developers and organisations to collaborate effortlessly, enhance productivity, and accelerate innovation.

10:30am Morning Tea Break
Take a quick break to connect with other attendees and our team, enjoy a cup of coffee, and get ready for the next round of exciting sessions
11:00am GitHub Copilot: Your AI pair programmer
Anthony Borton - Director, Field Services - APAC East

GitHub Copilot, powered by the latest advancements in artificial intelligence, has emerged as a revolutionary tool that empowers developers and organisations to write code faster and with greater accuracy.

In this presentation, we will explore the transformative power of GitHub Copilot, its underlying AI technology, and how it seamlessly integrates into the development workflow. You’ll see how Copilot can help with things such as; code suggestions, code explanations, language conversions, security vulnerability detection and remediation as well as bug fixing, unit test generation and code refactoring.

Join us in this presentation as we explore the powerful capabilities of GitHub Copilot and see how it has the potential to redefine your coding experience and unlock new levels of efficiency and innovation.

11:45am GitHub Advanced Security
Jacky Huang - Senior Solutions Engineer

This session will be a mix of presentation and demos which will introduce GitHub Advanced Security, answer frequently asked questions and provide resources to get started.

Learn about GitHub's Advanced Security features, including its native, integrated, dev-first approach to security. We'll cover why it's important to shift security left, and dive into specific features such as supply chain security, code scanning, and secret scanning. The session will include a demo and Q&A to help you better understand how to leverage these powerful security tools.
12:30pm Lunch Break
1:30pm - 3:30pm Workshop: Hands on with GitHub Copilot
Target Audience: Software developers of any skill level (Junior to advanced)

During this session, we will look at the generative code capabilities available today as well as the advanced chat capabilities currently in technical preview. You'll also see how to maximise the benefits of GitHub Copilot to;
- Utilise code suggestions to complete code faster
- Understand code more easily using natural language
- Convert code between different languages
- Detection and remediate security vulnerabilities
- Detect and propose fixes for code defects
- Generation unit tests
- Refactor code and increase maintainability

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