Session Schedule

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

Tuesday

8:00 AM

Hacking Your Emotional API: Emotional Intelligence in Practice

Presented by: John Sawers, Aaron Aldrich
Time: Tuesday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Being a good developer isn’t just about slinging code; we’re part of a community. Interacting with others in a community means feelings are involved. But feelings are messy and uncomfortable, so why can’t you just ignore them? Because emotional skills are critical for working well on a team....

Room: CypressTrack: Project Leadership/Soft SkillsTags: Soft Skills/BusinessFormat: PreCompilerLevel: Introductory and overview
1:00 PM

Let's play!

Presented by: Jean Lange, Remy Porter
Time: Tuesday 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Improv games ~ZIP!~ build skills like paying attention ~ZAP!~, switching roles ~ZOP!~, negotiating uncertainty ~...zzZIP?~, and celebrating failure ~ZOP! HURRAH!~ … and these skills build up to real world benefits like understanding the people around you better, working well in a group, and not...

Room: CypressTrack: Project Leadership/Soft SkillsFormat: PreCompilerLevel: Introductory and overview

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

Building Mobile Applications with the Ionic Framework

Presented by: Robert Lair
Time: Thursday 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Have you wanted to start developing mobile applications, but have found that selecting the right technology, framework, and language is overwhelming? Ionic provides a framework that allows developers to build applications using familiar web technologies in order to produce a native application...

Room: CypressTrack: MobileTags: Javascript, MobileFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview
9:15 AM

Intro to Machine Learning on the cheap and without a PhD in math: Overview

Presented by: Jim Wilson
Time: Thursday 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

Machine learning has traditionally required a command of advanced mathematics, years of university training, and expensive hardware to implement. Now with better open source tools and online resources it’s easier than ever to create your own robust neural networks. Be it image recognition,...

Room: CypressTrack: Programming PrinciplesTags: Cloud, Big Data, Other, PythonFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview
10:30 AM

Vue 3.0 Smaller, Faster & Stronger

Presented by: Dan Vega
Time: Thursday 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Vue.JS has quickly become one of the most popular JavaScript frameworks around. The Vue Core Team is getting ready to release the third major version of the framework and it's packed with new features and performance updates. In this presentation, I will show off some of those new features such...

Room: CypressTrack: Web/Front-EndTags: JavascriptFormat: 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
1:00 PM

Hold Up, Wait a Minute, Let Me Put Some Async In It

Presented by: Matthew Jones
Time: Thursday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

The introduction of async/await to C# has irrevocably changed how .NET developers created their applications. But what about older applications? How can they get the async goodness? In this code-heavy session, we'll take a "older" .NET web app which has no asynchronous code and slowly refactor it...

Room: CypressTrack: Programming PrinciplesTags: .NETFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate
2:15 PM

How Couchbase added ACID transactions to NoSQL

Presented by: Couchbase (Sponsor)
Time: Thursday 2:15 PM - 3:00 PM

(Presented by Justin Simpson) Couchbase has always supported single-document ACID transactions. Why are multi-document transactions important? This is a question to which we already know the answer. The real question is how Couchbase was able to make multi-document transactions both scalable and...

Room: CypressTrack: Sponsor SessionFormat: Sponsor SessionLevel: Introductory and overview
3:30 PM

What's New in Xamarin Forms 4.0

Presented by: Jason Awbrey
Time: Thursday 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Xamarin Forms has evolved significantly since it's debug almost 5 years ago. The recently released v4 includes many awesome new features. In this session we'll look at the latest and greatest, including Shell, Visual Design, CollectionView and CarosuelView. We'll demonstrate hands-on examples of...

Room: CypressTrack: MobileTags: .NET, MobileFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate
4:45 PM

Twelve Spins on User Experience

Presented by: Keith Instone
Time: Thursday 4:45 PM - 5:45 PM

What is “user experience,” really? Sure, it’s that feeling people get when they interact with your software, but the term UX is being used for more than that, in confusing ways. “We need some UX magic before we launch” “The UX team just gave us the designs, so let’s start...

Room: CypressTrack: UI/DesignTags: Design (UI/UX/CSS), Soft Skills/BusinessFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate

Friday

8:30 AM

Solving the Boolean Identity Crisis

Presented by: Jeremy Fairbank
Time: Friday 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

While powerful in its simplicity and important to computation, the boolean can be limiting in applications. In this talk, briefly explore the history of boolean logic in computation and look at how booleans can become misused in programming languages. Explore examples where booleans obscure the...

Room: CypressTrack: Programming PrinciplesTags: Functional Programming, Javascript, OtherFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview
9:45 AM

Unit Testing Strategies & Patterns in C#

Presented by: Bill Dinger
Time: Friday 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

Learn common patterns and strategies to effectively unit test your code in C#. We’ll go over design principles and ways to effectively ensure your code can be easily tested as well as how to use common testing tools such as Moq, Autofixture, & MsTest to help remove some of the drudgery of testing....

Room: CypressTrack: Programming PrinciplesTags: .NETFormat: General SessionLevel: Advanced
11:00 AM

REST in Peace: Killing REST and adopting RPC.

Presented by: Steven Swenson
Time: Friday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

REST has been the de facto architecture for web APIs for 15 years, and its deficiencies are starting to become quite apparent. It is difficult to document, poor standardization, and lacks common tooling. For developers, this results in extra work when creating or consuming an API. The time has come...

Room: CypressTrack: ArchitectureFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate
12:15 PM

React State: Redux & Context & Hooks, Oh My!

Presented by: Michael Moran
Time: Friday 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

In the age of ephemeral javascript frameworks, ReactJS has lasted 5 years and only grown in popularity as its evolved. Despite its popularity, there is one burning question for anyone working with React: "How should I handle state?". We have many options at our disposal including React component...

Room: CypressTrack: Web/Front-EndTags: JavascriptFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate
1:30 PM

Tiny Containers: Exploring the World of Docker and Kubernetes with a Raspberry Pi Cluster

Presented by: Nationwide (Sponsor)
Time: Friday 1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

(Presented by Mark Ramsey) Nationwide, like many companies, has strategically embraced the cloud as our hosting infrastructure. While exciting, this new direction requires learning a number of technologies, such as Docker and Kubernetes, that can be intimidating. Faced with this challenge, I chose...

Room: CypressTrack: Sponsor SessionFormat: Sponsor SessionLevel: Introductory and overview
2:45 PM

5 Ideas For Writing Better Cloud Native Microservices

Presented by: Todd Sharp
Time: Friday 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

In theory, microservices are easy. The promise of loosely coupled, scalable services that can each be independently built, tested and deployed sounds amazing, doesn’t it? On top of that, each service can be written in whatever language the development deems appropriate – using their framework of...

Room: CypressTrack: ArchitectureTags: Cloud, Java, JavascriptFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview
4:00 PM

Straying From the Happy Path: Taking Control of Errors in Swift

Presented by: Jeff Kelley
Time: Friday 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Have you ever seen a code comment saying “this should never happen”? Have you ever wondered what would happen if it did? Swift has a diverse set of error-handling capabilities, from using throw to send errors up the stack to using a Result to handle errors in asynchronous methods. In this talk,...

Room: CypressTrack: MobileTags: Mobile, TestingFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview