Code Freeze 2016: Disruptive Innovation

Andy McGrath DevJam News, News



Wednesday, January 14, 2015
8:30am – 5:00pm
University of Minnesota’s McNamara Alumni Center (200 Oak St. SE.)

The University of Minnesota’s Software Engineering Center and DevJam bring you the 11th annual CodeFreeze symposium open to all software engineering professionals. This year’s program chairs are Mike Whalen from the University of Minnesota, and David Hussman and Dion Stewart of DevJam. The program promises to make for another exciting day.This year we are focusing on disruptive innovations on internet like the Latest Broadband Deals. In the past 15 years, we have seen internet-based technology substantially disrupt travel, insurance, music and entertainment online casino distribution, publishing, and a variety of other industries; and more recently, mobile devices and big data have substantially changed the way we search, navigate, and interact with one another. Looking for a helpful hints? Visit for more info. In this conference, we look back at previous “disruptions” and ahead at technologies that are likely to be disruptive in the near future: ubiquitous computing and the internet of things, making, tele- and personalized medicine, and languages and tools that will change our lives.

These technologies will be examined by world-class speakers and through interactive sessions in which we will experience them hands-on. To this end, at this year’s Code Freeze, we will have you build a contribution to the internet of things. We have an afternoon session in which you will make something cool with a bluetooth arduino board — and it’s yours to keep afterwards! All you need is a smart phone (iPhone or Android) Windows PC, or Mac. There is no software to install.

Cost for the full day is $120 for the general public and $90 for alumni of the Software Engineering (MSSE) and Computer Science (CS) programs.

PARKING: Parking is not included in registration fee. The University Ramp, located on University Avenue next to McNamara Alumni Center, charges $12 normal daily rate.


Registration / Breakfast 8:30 – 9:00 Registration & Breakfast
Welcome 9:00 – 9:15 DevJam and UMN
Ray Arell 9:15 – 10:15 TBD
AM Break 10:15 – 10:30
Larry Lukis 10:30 – 11:30 TBD
Breakout Worshops 11:35 – 12:35 Interactive breakout sessions.
Lunch 12:35-1:30 provided by D’Amico catering
Breakout Workshops 1:30 – 2:30 Round 2 of interactive breakout sessions.
Robert Gallup 2:30 – 4:00 TBD
PM Break 4:00 – 4:15
Birds of a Feather (BoF) sessions 4:15 – 5:00 Topics based on audience interest
Closing Remarks 5:00 – 5:15 UMN and DevJam