Session Schedule

Session Schedule2019-01-07T06:25:51-05:00

Tuesday

7:00 AM

Breakfast

Time: Tuesday 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Room: Kilamanjaro Ballroom
12:00 PM

Lunch

Time: Tuesday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Room: Kilamanjaro Ballroom

Wednesday

7:00 AM

Breakfast

Time: Wednesday 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Room: Kilamanjaro Ballroom
12:00 PM

Lunch

Time: Wednesday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Room: Kilamanjaro Ballroom
7:00 PM

Welcome Reception

Time: Wednesday 7:00 PM - 12:00 AM

Room: Grand Hall

Thursday

7:00 AM

Breakfast

Time: Thursday 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Room: Kilamanjaro Ballroom
9:15 AM

End the Stigma: Become a Mental Health Ally

Presented by: Matt Williams
Time: Thursday 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

It is estimated that in the US, approximately one in five will experience mental illness each year. The incidence among IT professionals is likely higher -- a Japanese study of Software Engineers found that 32% of the participants suffered from depression or other mental illness. And yet......

Room: Sagewood / ZebrawoodTrack: Teams/Leadership/The Future of WorkTags: Other, Soft Skills/Business, Diversity/Equity/InclusionFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

The Four Principles of Accessibility

Presented by: Homer Gaines
Time: Thursday 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

Within the WCAG 2.1, web-accessible content is broken into four principles collectively referred to as POUR. This acronym stands for Perceivable, Operable, Understandable, and Robust. These four areas specifically target areas where users have the most trouble when accessing digital content and...

Room: CypressTrack: Web/Front-EndTags: Diversity/Equity/InclusionFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate

Building Android for Everyone

Presented by: Sierra OBryan
Time: Thursday 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

Accessibility creates a better experience for everyone. Jetpack Compose simplifies development and can help us more easily build more accessible apps. In this talk, we’ll dive into some common use cases, Android Accessibility APIs, and compare these to the accessibility tools available in Jetpack...

Room: Indigo BayTrack: MobileTags: Mobile, Diversity/Equity/InclusionFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview
10:30 AM

Building Accessible Web Apps

Presented by: Cory House
Time: Thursday 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Are your apps accessible? Can a blind user navigate your app with a screenreader? Can the colorblind consume your content? Since 2017, multiple US court cases have ruled that the Americans with Disabilities Act applies to websites and mobile apps. So there are legal risks to consider as well. In...

Room: ZambeziTrack: Software QualityTags: Design (UI/UX/CSS), Testing, Diversity/Equity/InclusionFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Where has Jane Gone?

Presented by: Karen Linden
Time: Thursday 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Have you ever been told if you were like that male developer over there you get somewhere? Have you removed you first name from your Resume to get more interviews? Have you been excluded from a meeting because afraid that they will offend you? Have you ever been called bossy? Have you ever...

Room: Sagewood / ZebrawoodTrack: Teams/Leadership/The Future of WorkTags: Diversity/Equity/InclusionFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview
11:30 AM

Lunch

Time: Thursday 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM

Room: Kilamanjaro Ballroom
4:45 PM

Better Interviews, Better Work

Presented by: John Lange
Time: Thursday 4:45 PM - 5:45 PM

Being an interviewer for technical jobs is hard. Checking for technical competency can feel impossible. Asking questions that start with "tell me about a time when" can feel like it has no value. And for many people giving interviews, there is no training; you're left to figure it out on your...

Room: Nile/OrangeTrack: Teams/Leadership/The Future of WorkTags: Leadership, Soft Skills/Business, Diversity/Equity/InclusionFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate
6:00 PM

Dinner

Time: Thursday 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Room: Kilamanjaro Ballroom
7:30 PM

Party! - Desert Bar

Time: Thursday 7:30 PM - 12:00 AM

Room: Grand Hall
8:00 PM

Acoustic Jam Session

Time: Thursday 8:00 PM - 12:00 AM

Room: Cypress

Party! - Carnival Games & Casino

Time: Thursday 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Room: Portia/Wisteria

Friday

7:30 AM

Breakfast

Time: Friday 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

Room: Kilamanjaro Ballroom
9:45 AM

Ten Things Every Voice Application Should Do

Presented by: Jeff Blankenburg
Time: Friday 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

In my experience building dozens of skills for Alexa, and working with hundreds of developers on their own voice applications, I've identified ten specific patterns that are common to the most successful of the bunch. This presentation will cover these ten topics, giving you the insight an...

Room: CypressTrack: UI/DesignTags: Cloud, Design (UI/UX/CSS), Testing, Diversity/Equity/InclusionFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview
11:00 AM

Lunch

Time: Friday 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Room: Kilamanjaro Ballroom
4:00 PM

Closing Ceremonies

Time: Friday 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Room: Kilamanjaro Ballroom