Session Schedule

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

Tuesday

No Sessions

Wednesday

1:00 PM

Learning Feedback with LEGO: The Building Blocks of Giving and Receiving Feedback

Presented by: Arthur Doler
Time: Wednesday 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

You dread your annual review time. You cringe at retrospectives. You wince in the face of a 360 Review. You don't like feedback - and you're not alone. Receiving feedback is hard, and when we ask for help with it we just get more feedback. On top of that, your brain doesn't like feedback, and it has...

Room: CypressTrack: Teams/Leadership/The Future of WorkTags: Soft Skills/BusinessFormat: PreCompilerLevel: Introductory and overview

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
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
2:15 PM

Launching Your Own Free Minecraft Server in the Cloud

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

(Presented by Todd Sharp, Cloud Developer Evangelist) Have you ever created the perfect Minecraft world and wished that you could share that world with your friends and family that don't live near you? What about customizing every single aspect of the game - mods, difficulty, weather, spawn rates,...

Room: CypressTrack: Sponsor SessionFormat: Sponsor SessionLevel: Introductory and overview
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

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
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