Session Schedule

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

Tuesday

8:00 AM

Arts & Crafts with AWS Glue Workshop

Presented by: Lydia White, James Zhang
Time: Tuesday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Constructing and administering a big data scale Extract, Transform & Load (ETL) and Business Intelligence (BI) pipeline can be expensive and complicated. Fortunately, Amazon Web Services (AWS) simplifies this with Glue and QuickSight services. Glue, a fully managed, serverless and cloud-optimized...

Room: Salon HTrack: DataTags: Cloud, Big Data, PythonFormat: PreCompilerLevel: Introductory and overview
1:00 PM

Hadoop Essentials

Presented by: Eric Richardson
Time: Tuesday 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Big Data and Cloud platforms have their origins in Hadoop. Learn the fundamentals of HDFS, Map Reduce and Yarn the three core components of Apache Hadoop. You will start a sandbox cluster, interact with HDFS, learn how HDFS saves data and why it does it that way. MapReduce is an important...

Room: Salon HTrack: DataTags: Big DataFormat: PreCompilerLevel: Intermediate

Wednesday

8:00 AM

Kafka: Build, Deploy, and Monitor Your First Real-World Application

Presented by: Justin Pihony
Time: Wednesday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Companies nowadays are finding it critical to be able to gather and analyze massive amounts of disparately-sourced data, quickly and reliably. By diving into the fundamentals of Apache Kafka, you will learn how it can be more than a superior, distributed messaging system, but also a platform to...

Room: Salon HTrack: DataTags: Big Data, Functional ProgrammingFormat: PreCompilerLevel: Intermediate
1:00 PM

Help Cure the #1 Leading Cause of Death in America

Presented by: Luther Hill
Time: Wednesday 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The number one leading cause of death in America is Cardiovascular Disease. Doctors often spend years researching cures for this disease without any results. In this highly interactive 4-hour tutorial attendees will build an image recognition model and then use it to build and deploy a web app to...

Room: Salon HTrack: DataTags: Cloud, Big Data, Javascript, PythonFormat: PreCompilerLevel: Advanced

Thursday

8:00 AM

How I overcame my fear of JavaScript

Presented by: Kim DelSenno
Time: Thursday 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

As a front- end developer, my current job has me using HTML, CSS, and a little bit of JavaScript. In this talk, I am going to walk you through exactly how I got over a major career slump and overcame my fear of going deeper into the world of JavaScript. I will walk you through how I learned to use...

Room: Salon HTrack: Web/Front-EndTags: JavascriptFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview
9:15 AM

Usability Starts With Accessibility

Presented by: Patrick McSweeny
Time: Thursday 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

For many web developers, accessibility is an afterthought, if they even think about it at all. What they fail to realize is that planning for accessibility from the beginning can actually enhance the design process rather than hindering it, with the end result being more usable by everyone. This...

Room: Salon HTrack: UI/DesignTags: Design (UI/UX/CSS)Format: General SessionLevel: Intermediate
10:30 AM

+5, Insightful: Azure Application Insights to improve your code

Presented by: Tim Jarzombek
Time: Thursday 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

You've worked hard on your app and are excited to finally release it. However, you start seeing reports of slowness, and it seems to crash once every 7 hours. Learn how to use Azure Application Insights to identify application issues like slow performance and crashes down to the line of code running...

Room: Salon HTrack: Software QualityTags: .NET, CloudFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview
11:45 AM

Automating Your Automation: The Care and Feeding of Jenkins

Presented by: Jeff McKenzie
Time: Thursday 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

If you're like 70% of continuous integration and delivery users out there, you're using Jenkins, the powerful and popular automation server. But how do you know you're doing it right? Are you getting the most out of the strategies you've chosen? In this session you'll learn how best to manage your...

Room: Salon HTrack: DevOpsTags: OtherFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate
1:00 PM

The Agile Designer: Aligning Dual-track UX and Development to Balance the Tactical and Strategic, Mi

Presented by: Jenna Chamra
Time: Thursday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Product teams everywhere are embracing Agile. It’s no wonder why: Agile creates better transparency, alignment and speed to market. The problem is, Agile was originally created for software developers. Design teams which try to adopt Agile often find themselves falling into “Faux-gile” or...

Room: Salon HTrack: UI/DesignTags: Design (UI/UX/CSS)Format: General SessionLevel: Intermediate
2:15 PM

So, You Think Consulting Might Be For You?

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

(Presented by Larry Rickard, Chad Young, TBA) Being an IT consultant either independently or with a reputable firm can be very rewarding. It offers exposure to diverse and often leading-edge technology, the opportunity to work with a wide variety of clients, really smart people and a career path...

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

Learning R through sports, or learning sports through R

Presented by: Mike Roznik
Time: Thursday 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Big data has been a buzzword for years, but it’s only recently been hitting the world of professional sports. How do sports teams use this big data? Why with R! Together we’ll learn what kind of data they look for and how they present it. Along the way we’ll look at real world examples of R...

Room: Salon HTrack: DataTags: Big Data, Functional Programming, OtherFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview
4:45 PM

The Definitive Guide to Organizing Community Events

Presented by: Jennifer Wadella
Time: Thursday 4:45 PM - 5:45 PM

Community organizing is no small feat and is VITAL to sustaining a technical workforce of learning, growth, and diversity. Since its foundation in 2013, Kansas City Women in Technology has grown to a volunteer team of more than 60 leaders running 6 technical/coding programs and several events per...

Room: Salon HTrack: Project Leadership/Soft SkillsTags: Soft Skills/BusinessFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Friday

8:30 AM

Speed, security and simplicity: Creating Container Images with Cloud Native Buildpacks

Presented by: Daniel Mikusa
Time: Friday 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Buildpacks are a pluggable, modular, language-agnostic tool that takes application source code and in turn give you an OCI (Open Container Initiative) image which you can run using Docker, Kubernetes or your OCI Runtime of choice. Developers: You no longer need to worry about tedious tasks like...

Room: Salon HTrack: DevOpsTags: .NET, Cloud, Java, Javascript, Ruby/Rails, Python, SecurityFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview
9:45 AM

Building a super performant GossipGirl.com in Gatsby in under 50 Minutes

Presented by: Jennifer Wadella
Time: Friday 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

Hey, Upper East Siders, Gossip Girl here bringing you the scoop on rapidly building static websites in React. I don’t know about you, but my site is in a major need of an overhaul, so we’re going to rebuild it in under 50 minutes using GatsbyJS. We’ll make SEO look hot and blow some minds with...

Room: Salon HTrack: Web/Front-EndTags: JavascriptFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate
11:00 AM

The Dark Side of UX

Presented by: Courtney Heitman
Time: Friday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

User experience design brings clarity, removes obstacles. It rewards - makes us feel accomplished, successful, happy. Users are confident when using a well-designed application - as easy as turning on a light switch: [Buy] Don't make me think: did I opt in? Don't make me think: was that a hidden...

Room: Salon HTrack: UI/DesignTags: Design (UI/UX/CSS)Format: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview
12:15 PM

Not Just Fun and Games: Creating a Chess AI That Can Beat You

Presented by: David Hauck
Time: Friday 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

AI is in the news seemingly every week. Whether it is people like Elon Musk or Steven Hawking warning the public about them or a new program that can beat humans at yet another task, it is definitely a hot topic. This talk will go through how an AI program that can play chess is actually made. Using...

Room: Salon HTrack: DataTags: OtherFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview
1:30 PM

Using AI/ML to Automate CI/CD

Presented by: Harness (Sponsor)
Time: Friday 1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

(Presented by Luke Hertert, Harness) To achieve true continuous delivery, teams need to leverage end-to-end automation across their deployment pipelines and tooling. Deployment health checks today involve someone pinging the production app and saying "yep, app is still up, everything is OK." In...

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

Git Back to Basics

Presented by: Angel Thomas
Time: Friday 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Have you written code that worked, then broke it, only to not remember what the working code was? Git, a version control application could be the solution you are looking for. Git can help you to track changes in your projects, go back to when your code is working, or even find out where it broke....

Room: Salon HTrack: Programming PrinciplesTags: OtherFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview
4:00 PM

The Case of the Tenacious Tester: How Using Your Words Improves QA Work

Presented by: Katrina Ohlemacher
Time: Friday 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

"Never trust to general impressions, my boy, but concentrate yourself upon details." So says Sherlock Holmes in “A Case of Identity.” The Great Detective has a lot to say that applies to software testing: pay attention to detail, never make assumptions, use your imagination. We wouldn’t have...

Room: Salon HTrack: Software QualityTags: Other, TestingFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview