Session Schedule

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

Tuesday

8:00 AM

Design & Research Fundamentals for Developers

Presented by: Alex White
Time: Tuesday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

How do you know what you’re building is important to your customers? As a developer, it’s easy for you to jump right into the code when given a problem to solve, but what if you build something that nobody wants? Taking the time to design and research your product can help you better meet the...

Room: Salon ETrack: UI/DesignTags: Design (UI/UX/CSS)Format: PreCompilerLevel: Introductory and overview

Wednesday

No Sessions

Thursday

10:30 AM

Building a Custom CSS Framework Was Easier Than I Thought

Presented by: Nate Taylor
Time: Thursday 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

If you're like me, you've used several different front end frameworks such as Bootstrap, SemanticUI and others. You've enjoyed that they give you consistent components and layout. But perhaps you've been frustrated by those same tools. It could be that every site you have created with them looks...

Room: NileTrack: UI/DesignTags: Design (UI/UX/CSS), JavascriptFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview
11:45 AM

Impress Your Boss with Interactive Visualizations

Presented by: Tim Garvin
Time: Thursday 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

We all have little troves of data lying around, begging to be analyzed. In this session, we’ll talk about how to visualize your data to tell the story you want. Whether you’re trying to decide what support ticket to work on next, convincing your team it’s safe to let you rewrite a module, or...

Room: Salon DTrack: UI/DesignTags: Design (UI/UX/CSS), Javascript, PythonFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Friday

9:45 AM

Beyond Alt-Text: Trends in Online Accessibility

Presented by: Ian Forrest
Time: Friday 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

If you're like the 2016 version of me, then you think you have a decent handle on web accessibility. You put alt attributes on all your images (though you don't give much thought to the actual text) and you make sure your sites can be used with a keyboard (except for overlays sometimes). Then the...

Room: OrangeTrack: UI/DesignTags: Design (UI/UX/CSS), OtherFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview
11:00 AM

The Dark Side of UX

Presented by: Courtney Heitman
Time: Friday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

User experience design brings clarity, removes obstacles. It rewards - makes us feel accomplished, successful, happy. Users are confident when using a well-designed application - as easy as turning on a light switch: [Buy] Don't make me think: did I opt in? Don't make me think: was that a hidden...

Room: Salon HTrack: UI/DesignTags: Design (UI/UX/CSS)Format: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview
12:15 PM

User Experience Pitfalls

Presented by: Ash Banaszek
Time: Friday 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

User Experience has become a buzzword in the tech industry. Project managers and business partners are clamoring to improve the experience. You understand UX is a business necessity, but you aren't quite sure what it means to you or where to begin. This session discusses some common pitfalls of user...

Room: Salon ETrack: UI/DesignFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview
2:45 PM

Walking A Mile In Your Users' Shoes

Presented by: Jameson Hampton
Time: Friday 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Developing apps for users in different demographics is inherently differently than developing apps just for ourselves and for other programmers. Understanding the needs of our users and learning to foster empathy for them is just as much of a skill as learning Rails or ActiveRecord — and it’s a...

Room: Portia/WisteriaTrack: UI/DesignTags: Design (UI/UX/CSS), Soft Skills/BusinessFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview