Session Schedule

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

Tuesday

No Sessions

Wednesday

No Sessions

Thursday

9:15 AM

Implementing Ethics in Emerging Technologies

Presented by: Carol Smith
Time: Thursday 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

Ethics discussions abound, but translating “do no harm” into our work is frustrating at best, and obfuscatory at worst. We can agree that keeping humans safe and in control is important, but implementing ethics is intimidating work. Learn how to wield your preferred technology ethics code to...

Room: Indigo BayTrack: Software QualityTags: Design (UI/UX/CSS), Other, Soft Skills/Business, Diversity/Equity/InclusionFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate
10:30 AM

What a global pandemic can tell you about better DevOps practices

Presented by: Jeremy Meiss
Time: Thursday 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

In early 2020 a global pandemic set in motion events which none of us could predict. With anonymous data collected from 900k+ devs, 25K orgs, and 30m+ builds/mo we found some interesting insights into better DevOps practices. Since then, we've seen even more interesting activities happen, which shed...

Room: Indigo BayTrack: DevOpsTags: Other, Leadership, Soft Skills/BusinessFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate
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

Friday

11:00 AM

If You Don’t Have a Failing Test, You Don’t Have S***

Presented by: Nate Berent-Spillson
Time: Friday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

My go-to technique for just about every problem is a failing unit test. Many developers think of unit tests as something they're forced to write to hit some coverage metric, but when you look at it as a way to prove or disprove a hypothesis—it becomes a very powerful tool for problem-solving. It's...

Room: Salon E/DTrack: Programming PrinciplesTags: .NET, Cloud, Functional Programming, Java, Javascript, Mobile, Leadership, Ruby/Rails, Python, Soft Skills/Business, TestingFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate