Session Schedule

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

Tuesday

8:00 AM

Design & Research Fundamentals for Developers

Presented by: Alex White
Time: Tuesday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

How do you know what you’re building is important to your customers? As a developer, it’s easy for you to jump right into the code when given a problem to solve, but what if you build something that nobody wants? Taking the time to design and research your product can help you better meet the...

Room: Salon ETrack: UI/DesignTags: Design (UI/UX/CSS)Format: PreCompilerLevel: Introductory and overview
1:00 PM

Building a Full CRUD Application in Excel with VBA and SQL Integration

Presented by: Derek Mulhausen
Time: Tuesday 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

In this talk, we will build a full application from scratch in Excel to store customer discounts in Excel. We will start with recording a macro to quickly prototype some of our actions and then dig into the underlying code to polish the formatting and produce a product that can be put into...

Room: Salon ETrack: UI/DesignTags: Design (UI/UX/CSS), Functional ProgrammingFormat: PreCompilerLevel: Intermediate

Wednesday

8:00 AM

Making Reality Virtual: Simulating Experiences with VR Prototyping

Presented by: Scott Showalter
Time: Wednesday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Take the Red Pill, and let's dive into the mind-bending Matrix that is Virtual Reality prototyping. Not just for gaming (though that's cool too), a new dimension of experience simulation is now open to designers of software as well as physical products, to observe customer interaction and gather...

Room: Salon ETrack: UI/DesignFormat: PreCompilerLevel: Intermediate
1:00 PM

What to expect when you’re concepting - Product Learning Lab

Presented by: Saad Kamal
Time: Wednesday 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

You have a great idea for a digital product and have committed to making your vision a reality. What now? Product Learning Lab will walk you through the basics of how to communicate that great idea to the rest of the world - and more importantly - the rest of your eventual product team. Learn to...

Room: Salon ETrack: UI/DesignTags: Design (UI/UX/CSS), Soft Skills/BusinessFormat: PreCompilerLevel: Advanced

Thursday

8:00 AM

TDD Designer Style: Styleguide Driven Development

Presented by: Matthew LaForest
Time: Thursday 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Developers have adopted a number of techniques to help speed development of their products. Leveraging tests to help them design the interfaces to their underlying pieces (classes, functions, components, etc.). For a long time the interface between designers and developers has been a continual rough...

Room: Salon ETrack: Web/Front-EndTags: Design (UI/UX/CSS), Javascript, Other, TestingFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview
9:15 AM

Beware of dark clouds on the horizon

Presented by: Andrew May
Time: Thursday 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

There are many benefits to be gained in moving your infrastructure to the cloud, but many more ways in which it can go horribly wrong. Will yours be the next company to expose confidential information in a public S3 bucket? Will your cloud account become unmanageable and expensive because all the...

Room: Salon ETrack: DevOpsTags: CloudFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate
10:30 AM

The Integration Game: How to Pick a Winning Integration Pattern

Presented by: Branden Bellanca
Time: Thursday 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Point-to-Point, Hub-and-Spoke, ESB, Remote Process Invocation, batching... so many terms fly around when talking about enterprise integration. How can we best decide which of these is the "right tool for the job"? How can we develop an integration architecture that supports the business's needs,...

Room: Salon ETrack: ArchitectureTags: CloudFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview
11:45 AM

Why You Fail to Make Good Predictions and What You Can Do About it.

Presented by: Sho Fola
Time: Thursday 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

What sets good predictors apart from others? Is good judgment innate or something you can nurture? As a knowledge worker, your ability to make good decisions will set you apart from your peers. Whether you’re planning out a work project or playing fantasy football good predictions are essential...

Room: Salon ETrack: Project Leadership/Soft SkillsTags: Soft Skills/BusinessFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview
1:00 PM

Sell Yourself With a Software Quality Portfolio

Presented by: Aaron Glass
Time: Thursday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Finding new job opportunities can be stressful and intimidating. Talking about yourself might not be in your domain. Questions of uncertainty may arise. How do I make myself more marketable? How do I separate myself from the rest of the pack? How do I keep myself fresh? The goal of this talk is...

Room: Salon ETrack: Software QualityTags: TestingFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate
2:15 PM

So You Know How To Code? A Gameshow For Geeks...

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

(Presented by Presented by HMB Consultants) Now in its fifth year at CodeMash, come to play, come for the prizes! Join the HMB team in a fast-paced pub-style team trivia that will test your programming know-how or at least provide you with bizarre and hilarious fun facts. Prizes are up for grabs and...

Room: Salon ETrack: Sponsor SessionFormat: Sponsor SessionLevel: Introductory and overview
3:30 PM

Fun, Friendly Computer Science

Presented by: Mercedes Bernard
Time: Thursday 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Computer science concepts like Big O Notation, set theory, data structures, and principles of object-oriented programming sound intimidating, but they don’t have to be! This talk will dive into some fundamental computer science topics and debunk the myth that only ‘real’ programmers know...

Room: Salon ETrack: Programming PrinciplesTags: JavascriptFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview
4:45 PM

Horizontal Scaling of Graph Databases

Presented by: Ryan Hendrickson
Time: Thursday 4:45 PM - 5:45 PM

A very real problem is choosing what data to prioritize when storing it in a graph database. Most graph databases, including Neo4J, the number 1 graph database according to db-engines.com, do not scale horizontally. This leaves the size of the database constrained to how much disk space and ram is...

Room: Salon ETrack: DataTags: Cloud, Big DataFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate

Friday

8:30 AM

People Networking 1100101

Presented by: Debbie Ryan
Time: Friday 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

While Networking can be scary, it is a SKILL which can be learned and honed and has a wide array of positive impacts. Job postings are incapable of giving the full picture of the job, but through networking with an existing team member it can provide great insights. Finding a new colleague that...

Room: Salon ETrack: Project Leadership/Soft SkillsFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview
9:45 AM

Serialization for the new micro service landscape

Presented by: Leonardo de Moura Rocha Lima
Time: Friday 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

Serialization is often overlooked when developing backend systems, and this wasn’t (and still isn’t) a problem inside a monolith. But with the developing scene moving towards micro services, serialization becomes really important - how to serialize your data? What aspects do you need to...

Room: Salon ETrack: ArchitectureTags: Cloud, JavaFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview
11:00 AM

Development magic: Producing more development time out of thin air.

Presented by: Jonathan Batteas
Time: Friday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

It's easy to get stuck in the, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” mindset with your software development process when real money is on the line, and deadlines loom. But taking the time to implement small changes to your pipeline, and foster a team attitude that's always looking for a...

Room: Salon ETrack: DevOpsFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate
12:15 PM

User Experience Pitfalls

Presented by: Ash Banaszek
Time: Friday 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

User Experience has become a buzzword in the tech industry. Project managers and business partners are clamoring to improve the experience. You understand UX is a business necessity, but you aren't quite sure what it means to you or where to begin. This session discusses some common pitfalls of user...

Room: Salon ETrack: UI/DesignFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview
1:30 PM

Rapid Mobile App Development with Xamarin.Forms + Prism MVVM Framework

Presented by: Robert Half Technology (Sponsor)
Time: Friday 1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

(Presented by Erik Hornyak) Learn how to leverage the Prism MVVM Framework on top of Xamarin. Forms to accelerate cross-platform mobile development. Prism provides an implementation of a collection of design patterns that are helpful in writing well-structured and maintainable XAML applications,...

Room: Salon ETrack: Sponsor SessionFormat: Sponsor SessionLevel: Introductory and overview
2:45 PM

The Dungeon Master's Guide to DevOps

Presented by: Bill Dinger
Time: Friday 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Every good Dungeon Master needs a guide to help their party adventure through the world of DevOps. From the tools necessary to common monsters found along the way. Help your party succeed at a critical part of delivering quality software. We'll go over the full CI/CD cycle: builds, commit hooks,...

Room: Salon ETrack: DevOpsFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview
4:00 PM

Raiders of the Lost Query: Learning Best Practices for Exploratory Data Analysis in R Programming

Presented by: Pierre DeBois
Time: Friday 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Indiana Jones had his hat, his whip, and his wits to save the day. But developers and managers need a lot more to program data models. With so many dataset tools for data science available, managers and developers can create statistical programming models, but are overwhelmed as to how to best...

Room: Salon ETrack: DataFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview