Session Schedule

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

Tuesday

No Sessions

Wednesday

8:00 AM

Decision Making in the Face of Uncertainty

Presented by: Gary Short
Time: Wednesday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Decision making in the face of uncertainty is one of the hardest things to do. In this pre-compiler session, we'll borrow methods from machine learning, statistics, trading and computer science to compose a methodology which will allow you to make the best decision possible given the evidence you...

Room: CypressTrack: Project Leadership/Soft SkillsTags: Soft Skills/BusinessFormat: PreCompilerLevel: Intermediate
1:00 PM

Coaching Katas - In Search of The Answer to the Agile Kobayashi Maru

Presented by: Faye Thompson, Charles Husemann
Time: Wednesday 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

These virtues are formed in man by his doing the actions. -- Aristotle A code kata is an exercise in which developers hone their programming skills through practice and repetition. This workshop is intended to do the same thing for agilists by providing them with difficult real-world scenarios to...

Room: CypressTrack: Project Leadership/Soft SkillsTags: Soft Skills/BusinessFormat: PreCompilerLevel: Intermediate

Thursday

8:00 AM

Technical debt must die - Communicating code to business stakeholders

Presented by: Matt Eland
Time: Thursday 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Our software sucks. We're up to our necks in bugs and technical debt, yet we often seem to hit roadblocks explaining things in ways that bring about meaningful change. In this session you'll learn to gather, analyze, and interpret data in order to create effective presentations to communicate...

Room: ZambeziTrack: Project Leadership/Soft SkillsTags: Soft Skills/BusinessFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate
10:30 AM

Antifragile Teams

Presented by: Charlie Sweet
Time: Thursday 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Software development is an activity that’s fraught with complexity, ambiguity, and therefore risk. Many organizations attempt to mitigate that risk through stringent processes, but there is a better way. In nature, there are three types of systems. 1. Fragile systems that break under stress,...

Room: OrangeTrack: Project Leadership/Soft SkillsTags: Soft Skills/BusinessFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate
11:45 AM

Conducting Humane Code Reviews

Presented by: Adrienne Tacke
Time: Thursday 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

Code reviews are a must in a proper development workflow, but what happens when performing or receiving one becomes as fun as getting a root canal? Instead of contributing meaningful suggestions, developers often use these reviews as an opportunity to rehash old arguments or show their...

Room: CypressTrack: Project Leadership/Soft SkillsFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate
3:30 PM

Coaching & Communicating with Diverse Teams

Presented by: Kiera Prioleau
Time: Thursday 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Don’t worry; this isn’t the standard lecture on what diversity means and why it matters. Research shows that diverse teams are more innovative, productive, and just darn interesting. Diversity encompasses more than gender and race, which creates challenges for development team members and...

Room: Salon ATrack: Project Leadership/Soft SkillsTags: Soft Skills/BusinessFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate

Friday

9:45 AM

Owning Your Experience: Talking about Mental Health In the Workplace

Presented by: Arthur Doler
Time: Friday 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

Your thoughts and your emotions affect your work, no matter how much you pretend that you can leave them at the door of your workplace. It's easy to deny your own experience the importance it deserves, especially if it's only inside your own head. But boxing it all away because you have "work to do"...

Room: Salon DTrack: Project Leadership/Soft SkillsTags: Soft Skills/BusinessFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate
11:00 AM

Hiring and Inspiring an Exceptional Team

Presented by: Seth Petry-Johnson
Time: Friday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Management gets a bad rap in technical circles, and for good reason: many managers are terrible, and it shows! Rising above the pointy-haired-boss stereotypes is easier than you might think. By grounding your leadership style in management science, and adding a touch of emotional intelligence, you...

Room: NileTrack: Project Leadership/Soft SkillsTags: Soft Skills/BusinessFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate