Session Schedule

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

Tuesday

7:00 AM

Breakfast

Time: Tuesday 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Room: Kilamanjaro Ballroom
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: Salon E/DTrack: Web/Front-EndTags: Cloud, Big Data, Design (UI/UX/CSS), Javascript, TestingFormat: PreCompilerLevel: Introductory and overview
8:30 AM

A Kid's Introduction to 3D Modeling (Tues)

Presented by: Brian Carnes
Time: Tuesday 8:30 AM - 12:05 PM

This session is targeted for children. All ages of children are welcome (with a responsible adult). We will tour the maker lab and talk about the exciting world of 3D printing. We will look at the printers as well as models made on them and pass around lots of things. We will also go over basics of...

Room: Guava/TamarindTrack: KidzMashTags: Design (UI/UX/CSS), HardwareFormat: Maker SpaceLevel: Introductory and overview
9:30 AM

KidzMash Makerz

Time: Tuesday 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Hands on STEM activities for all ages. Come be creative with Ozobots, Snap Circuits, friction, catapults and more! (Kidz must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.)

Room: Banyan
12:00 PM

Lunch

Time: Tuesday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Room: Kilamanjaro Ballroom
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: Salon A/HTrack: Web/Front-EndTags: Design (UI/UX/CSS), OtherFormat: PreCompilerLevel: Introductory and overview
1:30 PM

KidzMash Makerz

Time: Tuesday 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Hands on STEM activities for all ages. Come be creative with Ozobots, Snap Circuits, friction, catapults and more! (Kidz must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.)

Room: Banyan

Wednesday

7:00 AM

Breakfast

Time: Wednesday 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Room: Kilamanjaro Ballroom
9:30 AM

KidzMash Makerz

Time: Wednesday 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Hands on STEM activities for all ages. Come be creative with Ozobots, Snap Circuits, friction, catapults and more! (Kidz must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.)

Room: Banyan
12:00 PM

Lunch

Time: Wednesday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Room: Kilamanjaro Ballroom
1:30 PM

KidzMash Makerz

Time: Wednesday 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Hands on STEM activities for all ages. Come be creative with Ozobots, Snap Circuits, friction, catapults and more! (Kidz must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.)

Room: Banyan
7:00 PM

Welcome Reception

Time: Wednesday 7:00 PM - 12:00 AM

Room: Grand Hall

Thursday

7:00 AM

Breakfast

Time: Thursday 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Room: Kilamanjaro Ballroom
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
9:00 AM

[KidzMash] Fun Things To Do With Alexa

Presented by: Jeff Blankenburg
Time: Thursday 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

This session will introduce KidzMashers to Alexa, and show them some of the cool things they can do with just their voices. We will have devices to play with, tons of things to try, and an interactive game.

Room: AcaciaTrack: KidzMashTags: Design (UI/UX/CSS), OtherFormat: KidzMash SessionzLevel: Introductory and overview
9:30 AM

KidzMash Makerz

Time: Thursday 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Hands on STEM activities for all ages. Come be creative with Ozobots, Snap Circuits, friction, catapults and more! (Kidz must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.)

Room: Banyan
10:30 AM

Building Accessible Web Apps

Presented by: Cory House
Time: Thursday 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Are your apps accessible? Can a blind user navigate your app with a screenreader? Can the colorblind consume your content? Since 2017, multiple US court cases have ruled that the Americans with Disabilities Act applies to websites and mobile apps. So there are legal risks to consider as well. In...

Room: ZambeziTrack: Software QualityTags: Design (UI/UX/CSS), Testing, Diversity/Equity/InclusionFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

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
11:30 AM

Lunch

Time: Thursday 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM

Room: Kilamanjaro Ballroom
1:30 PM

KidzMash Makerz

Time: Thursday 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Hands on STEM activities for all ages. Come be creative with Ozobots, Snap Circuits, friction, catapults and more! (Kidz must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.)

Room: Banyan
3:30 PM

Using SVG to create responsive, interactive and animatable graphics

Presented by: Ben Hoffmann
Time: Thursday 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

A message is often best stated visually. Traditional methods of designing graphics, diagrams, and charts produce something that retains its aspect ratio, regardless of the size it is viewed. This may work fine for print and slide media, but fails to take advantage of viewing digital content on...

Room: Salon E/DTrack: Web/Front-EndTags: Design (UI/UX/CSS), Javascript, MobileFormat: General SessionLevel: Advanced
6:00 PM

Dinner

Time: Thursday 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Room: Kilamanjaro Ballroom
7:30 PM

Party! - Desert Bar

Time: Thursday 7:30 PM - 12:00 AM

Room: Grand Hall
8:00 PM

Acoustic Jam Session

Time: Thursday 8:00 PM - 12:00 AM

Room: Cypress

Party! - Carnival Games & Casino

Time: Thursday 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Room: Portia/Wisteria

Friday

7:30 AM

Breakfast

Time: Friday 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

Room: Kilamanjaro Ballroom
8:30 AM

Web A11y Patterns and Pitfalls

Presented by: Robert Cochran
Time: Friday 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

The internet is no longer an optional aspect of modern life. It is how many of us conduct business and maintain relationships. A tool as critical as the internet needs to be usable by everyone. It is our responsibility to create a good user experience for ALL users. This session aims to instill...

Room: CypressTrack: UI/DesignTags: Design (UI/UX/CSS)Format: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview
9:30 AM

KidzMash Makerz

Time: Friday 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Hands on STEM activities for all ages. Come be creative with Ozobots, Snap Circuits, friction, catapults and more! (Kidz must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.)

Room: Banyan
9:45 AM

The Case for GraphQL

Presented by: Kyle Schrade
Time: Friday 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

We will be diving into why someone would want to use GraphQL and what are the benefits of using it. Starting from what is GraphQL and ending with how it can make your stack much more flexible and improve your day-to-day developer experience. We will look at many examples from our work at StockX that...

Room: Salon E/DTrack: Web/Front-EndTags: Design (UI/UX/CSS), Javascript, MobileFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

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
11:00 AM

Lunch

Time: Friday 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Room: Kilamanjaro Ballroom
12:15 PM

CSS Houdini - Just what CSS needed, more JavaScript

Presented by: John Lange
Time: Friday 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

Coming soon to a browser near you is a brand new technology that will revolutionize your websites. Finally, JavaScript can be embedded into your CSS! CSS Houdini is new, exciting, lets you do some really cool things, and is going to change everything you know about layout and display in CSS. Like,...

Room: ZambeziTrack: Web/Front-EndTags: Design (UI/UX/CSS), JavascriptFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate
4:00 PM

Closing Ceremonies

Time: Friday 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Room: Kilamanjaro Ballroom