Session Schedule

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

Tuesday

No Sessions

Wednesday

No Sessions

Thursday

8:00 AM

The Science of Testing

Presented by: Thomas Haver
Time: Thursday 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

In the past decade the software development paradigm has shifted to “deliver fast” -- with concomitant frameworks and methodologies to support that emphasis – but without proper consideration of quality. So most teams end up failing fast and hard when development continues beyond a shaky...

Room: CypressTrack: Software QualityTags: TestingFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview
9:15 AM

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
10:30 AM

Common Accessibility Pitfalls: Climbing out, when you fall in.

Presented by: Chris DeMars
Time: Thursday 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

You, your users, and Alice from Wonderland have something in common. At one point, everyone has fallen into a hole of perplexity, confusion, and sometimes hysterical madness. Unlike Alice, we can navigate ourselves and our users around the chaotic abyss that we call the web. Shipping inaccessible...

Room: CypressTrack: Web/Front-EndTags: Design (UI/UX/CSS), OtherFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview
11:45 AM

The Human Side to Testing

Presented by: Amanda Perkins
Time: Thursday 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

We’re known for breaking things and testing the limits, and patience, of our team and our systems. We advocate for quality in all things and we advocate for the end user. But, none of us actually think about how our varied backgrounds influence what we do and how we test. In this session...

Room: CypressTrack: Software QualityFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview
1:00 PM

Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Bluetooth?

Presented by: Leah Vogel
Time: Thursday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

With the buzz around IoT devices, Bluetooth Low Energy technology has become increasingly popular. Apple's CoreBluetooth has been around since iOS 5, and offers a host of utility APIs. This talk will cover the basics of Bluetooth LE technology and its history and terminology. Attendees will learn...

Room: CypressTrack: MobileTags: MobileFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate
3:30 PM

Automate Mobile Application Testing in the Cloud with Microsoft App Center

Presented by: Aaron LaBeau
Time: Thursday 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Every year new mobile devices are released for iOS and Android. With the list of supported devices growing, testing applications on physical devices is becoming more challenging and costly. In this session, Aaron will review mobile application testing strategies, frameworks, and solutions around...

Room: CypressTrack: MobileTags: Mobile, TestingFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview
4:45 PM

Getting started with Kubenetes Policy Development

Presented by: Robert Sirchia
Time: Thursday 4:45 PM - 5:45 PM

This session is designed to get a user started in writing Kubernetes policies in Rust. We will, touch on what is a policy. How we are going to leverage Rust and Web Assembly to write our policy. What tools you will need to develop a policy. Build out a sample policy and test it on a local...

Room: CypressTrack: SecurityFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate

Friday

8:30 AM

Web A11y Patterns and Pitfalls

Presented by: Robert Cochran
Time: Friday 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

The internet is no longer an optional aspect of modern life. It is how many of us conduct business and maintain relationships. A tool as critical as the internet needs to be usable by everyone. It is our responsibility to create a good user experience for ALL users. This session aims to instill...

Room: CypressTrack: UI/DesignTags: Design (UI/UX/CSS)Format: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview
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

ChatOps and DevOps: How to Use Comms as Incident Response

Presented by: Pj Hagerty
Time: Friday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The most important tool in your DevOps toolbox is communication. Without it, nothing can be accomplished, especially resolving incidents when they occur. In this talk, we will discuss how to use a comms platform to tie-in playbooks, integrate the DevOps processes in place, and bring together remote...

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

The Super Spectacular Interactive Event Driven Light Show

Presented by: Barry Tarlton
Time: Friday 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

The ability to properly design and implement highly resilient event driven systems is critical in our data centric world. But getting one’s mind around the complex choreography of this data driven architecture can be absurdly difficult. By using a Raspberry Pi Kafka Cluster, light bars, and...

Room: CypressTrack: ArchitectureTags: Big Data, HardwareFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate
2:45 PM

Moving Massive Mountains of Magnificent Data

Presented by: Barret Blake
Time: Friday 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Data over here. Data over there. These days there are massive piles of data everywhere. Companies use many different systems. Those systems need to interact and share data to be useful. But how to get that data from place to place? Most of the time, what's built in to these various systems doesn't...

Room: CypressTrack: DataTags: Cloud, Big DataFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview