Session Schedule

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

Tuesday

8:00 AM

Building Your First Voice Experience with Alexa

Presented by: Jeff Blankenburg
Time: Tuesday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This workshop will dive right in to getting you set up and started building a voice-based experience with Alexa. You will leave this session with a working Alexa skill that you can customize and publish as your own. We will cover topics around voice design best practices, voice interactions,...

Room: CypressTrack: Web/Front-EndTags: Cloud, Big Data, Design (UI/UX/CSS), Javascript, TestingFormat: PreCompilerLevel: Introductory and overview
1:00 PM

Rea11y Simple #A11y: A Focused Accessibility Workshop

Presented by: Chris DeMars
Time: Tuesday 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Accessibility on the web is increasing in visibility, yet some web creators are still unfamiliar with how to create an amazing, accessible user experience. Spoiler alert, it starts with design, but what happens after that? In this workshop, I will walk the attendees through a site that has multiple...

Room: CypressTrack: Web/Front-EndTags: Design (UI/UX/CSS), OtherFormat: PreCompilerLevel: Introductory and overview

Wednesday

8:00 AM

IoT from Sensing to Insights Workshop

Presented by: Brandon Lewis, Christopher Judd
Time: Wednesday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

In today’s world, everything from tooth brushes to cars are connected to the internet and collecting data from sensors. Having the ability to capture the data and turn them into actionable insights can improve efficiencies, reduce cost and increase safety. Creating a IoT solution requires a lot of...

Room: CypressTrack: HardwareTags: Cloud, HardwareFormat: PreCompilerLevel: Introductory and overview
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
9:15 AM

Future-proof your Web Apps with Web Components and LitElement

Presented by: Kito Mann
Time: Thursday 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

Building a web app? Should you pick Angular, React, Vue, or the something else? Did you know that browsers have a built-in standard for building reusable components, called Web Components? With a little bit of help from LitElement and LitHtml — libraries from Google’s Polymer team — you can...

Room: CypressTrack: Web/Front-EndTags: Design (UI/UX/CSS), JavascriptFormat: 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
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

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