Session Schedule

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

Tuesday

8:00 AM

Building Trust and Breaking Barriers (with LEGO!)

Presented by: Thomas Haver
Time: Tuesday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

LEGO(R) sets are fun to build, but who has ever attempted to build a set without looking at the instructions? In this workshop, attendees will form teams and attempt to build a LEGO(R) set without instructions. Through a series of iterative exercises that provide more product details, the teams will...

Room: Salon E/DTrack: Teams/Leadership/The Future of WorkTags: Leadership, Soft Skills/Business, TestingFormat: PreCompilerLevel: Introductory and overview

Wednesday

8:00 AM

Foundations for the New DBA

Presented by: Peter Shore
Time: Wednesday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

It doesn’t matter if you are a Junior DBA, an accidental DBA or all the way up to a Senior DBA, the infrastructure your SQL Server environment runs on is important. Many among the DBA community came in as developers or perhaps directly into database administration roles it is equally possible that...

Room: Salon E/DTrack: DataFormat: PreCompilerLevel: Introductory and overview
1:00 PM

Learning R Programming - Data Science Primer for Developers and Managers

Presented by: Pierre DeBois
Time: Wednesday 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

R programming has become a useful language in the field of data science. It has allowed practitioners to apply statistical frameworks to a vast array of data models. But where does one start to learn the principles in the language that lead to developing useful models? This workshop will go through...

Room: Salon E/DTrack: DataFormat: PreCompilerLevel: Introductory and overview

Thursday

8:00 AM

Dark UX Patterns

Presented by: Vitaliy Matiyash
Time: Thursday 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Congratulations! You are the 1,000,000th visitor to our website. Click here to redeem your prize! Just provide your date of birth and phone number to get started. Learn about Dark UX Patterns, how they work, how they trick you and what companies are the worst offenders. Roach Motel, Privacy...

Room: Salon E/DTrack: UI/DesignTags: Design (UI/UX/CSS)Format: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview
10:30 AM

Hacking Your Vacation: Using Data for Fun

Presented by: Becky Gandillon
Time: Thursday 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Data can be powerful, meaningful, AND fun. Making data-driven decisions can level up your family vacation from awful to awesome. In this session, attendees will walk through a specific example showing how to analyze various data sources to avoid crowds, save money, and piece together a Disney World...

Room: Salon E/DTrack: DataFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview
1:00 PM

GraphQL Distilled

Presented by: Kito Mann
Time: Thursday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

REST is all about endpoints that perform specific queries or operations. This works fine, but the client is limited by which queries have been exposed. What if the back-end exposed the data, but the client could decide which subset of data it needed, or how to interact with that data? That’s the...

Room: Salon E/DTrack: ArchitectureTags: Java, JavascriptFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Friday

9:45 AM

Consistent cloud environments with Infrastructure as Code

Presented by: Matthew Sheehan
Time: Friday 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

Your SaaS app is doing great, but your cloud environment is growing more and more complex. After years of provisioning additional resources to keep it growing, nobody on the team remembers all of the dependencies anymore, and deployments are hitting snags because the development, testing, and...

Room: Salon E/DTrack: DevOpsTags: CloudFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview
12:15 PM

From A to Gen Z: Attracting and Retaining the Next Generation

Presented by: Rachel Kaip
Time: Friday 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

The time has come. Gen Z is joining us in the workforce! This may seem scary as media outlets love to write clickbait articles about the how vast the generational gap is between Gen Z and those before them, but don’t believe everything you read online. Gen Z is the first generation to have...

Room: Salon E/DTrack: Teams/Leadership/The Future of WorkTags: Leadership, Soft Skills/BusinessFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview