Session Schedule

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

Tuesday

No Sessions

Wednesday

No Sessions

Thursday

10:30 AM

Promoted From Dev to Team Lead: 8 Things They Didn't Tell Me

Presented by: Yishai Beeri
Time: Thursday 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Three years into my software engineering career (that I was loving), a freight train hit me. I was promoted to dev team lead. This is a common trend in the engineering world - where many times the sole paths to success for excellent engineers are through management paths. However, the skills that...

Room: Nile/OrangeTrack: Teams/Leadership/The Future of WorkTags: Leadership, Soft Skills/BusinessFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview
1:00 PM

Verbs, Not Nouns: Writing Documentation Users Want to Read

Presented by: Brian MacDonald
Time: Thursday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Documentation should be complete and comprehensive, but that doesn't mean it has to be dull and boring. Engaging documentation focuses on what your users want to do, the tasks they're trying to accomplish, the problems they want to solve. Writing documentation with the focus on your user, instead of...

Room: Nile/OrangeTrack: Software QualityTags: Soft Skills/BusinessFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview
3:30 PM

Failing Successfully

Presented by: Cassandra Faris
Time: Thursday 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Failure is normal. It’s so normal that many software development teams encourage people to fail and fail fast. Failure is also scary. It makes us feel vulnerable. We may even worry that our jobs, relationships, or goals are on the line. Yet we hear countless stories of people turning failure into...

Room: Nile/OrangeTrack: Teams/Leadership/The Future of WorkTags: Other, Leadership, Soft Skills/BusinessFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview
4:45 PM

Better Interviews, Better Work

Presented by: John Lange
Time: Thursday 4:45 PM - 5:45 PM

Being an interviewer for technical jobs is hard. Checking for technical competency can feel impossible. Asking questions that start with "tell me about a time when" can feel like it has no value. And for many people giving interviews, there is no training; you're left to figure it out on your...

Room: Nile/OrangeTrack: Teams/Leadership/The Future of WorkTags: Leadership, Soft Skills/Business, Diversity/Equity/InclusionFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate

Friday

8:30 AM

Tribal Knowledge in Agile Teams

Presented by: Jeffrey Miller
Time: Friday 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Let's face it. We don't communicate well, and we document even less. Is it possible to wield information well in an Agile software team? Yes, it is! With consideration, change, and commitment to doing your work differently, it is possible to have relevant and vibrant knowledge resources in an...

Room: Nile/OrangeTrack: Teams/Leadership/The Future of WorkTags: Leadership, Soft Skills/BusinessFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview
9:45 AM

So your company is now remote? How to smoothly onboard your new developers remotely

Presented by: Brittney Braxton
Time: Friday 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

Due to the 2020 Pandemic, many companies were thrown into the world of remote working when they may have been previously very cautious and averse to embracing it. Some companies saw this new format as valuable for the business and stuck with it. Unfortunately, we cannot create a positive experience...

Room: Nile/OrangeTrack: Teams/Leadership/The Future of WorkTags: Leadership, Soft Skills/BusinessFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview
2:45 PM

You’re Not Just Tired: The Psychology of Burnout

Presented by: Arthur Doler
Time: Friday 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

After the events of the last year, burnout has been on everyone’s minds. Are you feeling nostalgia for the days when your job wasn’t such a hassle? Do you find yourself struggling to care about your job… or anything at all? You may be wrestling with burnout.. But what exactly IS burnout? If...

Room: Nile/OrangeTrack: Teams/Leadership/The Future of WorkTags: Leadership, Soft Skills/BusinessFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview