Session Schedule

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

Tuesday

No Sessions

Wednesday

No Sessions

Thursday

8:00 AM

The UX of Configuration Files

Presented by: Eemeli Aro
Time: Thursday 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Developers are people too, and should be your primary concern when designing an interface for them to configure your tools and libraries. In other words, there are better options than JSON available, but they each come with associated costs and limitations. How well do JSON5, YAML and TOML play with...

Room: Sagewood / ZebrawoodTrack: UI/DesignTags: Design (UI/UX/CSS), JavascriptFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate

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

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

Building a Custom CSS Framework Was Easier Than I Thought

Presented by: Nate Taylor
Time: Thursday 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

If you're like me, you've used several different front end frameworks such as Bootstrap, SemanticUI and others. You've enjoyed that they give you consistent components and layout. But perhaps you've been frustrated by those same tools. It could be that every site you have created with them looks...

Room: NileTrack: UI/DesignTags: Design (UI/UX/CSS), JavascriptFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Make More 💰 Money with Less 🛠 Effort: 🧪 Experimentation Before Implementation

Presented by: Scott Showalter
Time: Thursday 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Developing apps is time consuming, with little guarantee of success. The Web, App Store, Google Play and beyond are littered with apps making low or no revenue because they don't solve problems people actually care about. Before you build your “killer” ap, how can you truly know beyond the...

Room: Portia/WisteriaTrack: MobileTags: Design (UI/UX/CSS), Mobile, Other, Soft Skills/Business, TestingFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate
11:45 AM

Hobby Projects Are Awesome!

Presented by: Joel Byler
Time: Thursday 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

There you are, enjoying a hobby that you love. One that gets you away from your screens and keyboard. Then out of nowhere an idea comes to mind, maybe its spurred by a problem that you encountered or a way that you could improve on a technique, you pull from your experiences and decide to start a...

Room: OrangeTrack: Programming PrinciplesTags: Design (UI/UX/CSS), Other, Soft Skills/BusinessFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Impress Your Boss with Interactive Visualizations

Presented by: Tim Garvin
Time: Thursday 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

We all have little troves of data lying around, begging to be analyzed. In this session, we’ll talk about how to visualize your data to tell the story you want. Whether you’re trying to decide what support ticket to work on next, convincing your team it’s safe to let you rewrite a module, or...

Room: Salon DTrack: UI/DesignTags: Design (UI/UX/CSS), Javascript, PythonFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Help! My Client Needs a VPAT and other Accessibility Questions

Presented by: Courtney Heitman
Time: Thursday 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

What is a VPAT? Why do my clients keep asking about them? These questions are becoming more and more common with the rise of accessibility lawsuits. VPATs (Voluntary Product Accessibility Template) are the common ask for companies to make sure they are buying software that is accessible. This talk...

Room: RosewoodTrack: Web/Front-EndTags: Design (UI/UX/CSS), Other, TestingFormat: General SessionLevel: Advanced
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
3:30 PM

The Immutable Laws of Software and Life: Code Accordingly

Presented by: Cory House
Time: Thursday 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

The first Law of Ecology: you can never merely do one thing. Actions have side-effects. In this session, we'll explore how changes in software design can have unexpected, profound impacts. In this story-based session, I'll reference both popular and little-known "laws" of computing and life. I'll...

Room: ZambeziTrack: Programming PrinciplesTags: Design (UI/UX/CSS), Other, Soft Skills/BusinessFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Say No To Accidental Architecture! Code Your Design Systems Instead

Presented by: Burton Smith
Time: Thursday 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Are you still rockin' a single "styles.css" file in or project or have styles scattered throughout your project? Do you find yourself fighting to override styles or throw the "!important" property around a lot? Does your project have 20 different kinds of buttons and you don't know why or even where...

Room: Portia/WisteriaTrack: ArchitectureTags: Design (UI/UX/CSS)Format: General SessionLevel: Intermediate
4:45 PM

Twelve Spins on User Experience

Presented by: Keith Instone
Time: Thursday 4:45 PM - 5:45 PM

What is “user experience,” really? Sure, it’s that feeling people get when they interact with your software, but the term UX is being used for more than that, in confusing ways. “We need some UX magic before we launch” “The UX team just gave us the designs, so let’s start...

Room: CypressTrack: UI/DesignTags: Design (UI/UX/CSS), Soft Skills/BusinessFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate

App Deco - Applied Design Thinking for Secure Development

Presented by: Wolfgang Goerlich
Time: Thursday 4:45 PM - 5:45 PM

Usability versus security is stupid. It forces us to choose one or the other. It excuses security breaches under the guise of usability. It automatically pits us against them, builders against breakers, developers against defenders. A better approach is to view security like usability: they happen...

Room: Aloeswood / LeopardwoodTrack: SecurityTags: Design (UI/UX/CSS), SecurityFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate

[CANCELLED] Usability Testing and User Acceptance Testing: Do You Really Need Both?

Presented by: Trent Nguyen
Time: Thursday 4:45 PM - 5:45 PM

This session has been cancelled. We apologize for any trouble this causes.

Room: Portia/WisteriaTrack: Software QualityTags: Design (UI/UX/CSS), TestingFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Testing your UI Components

Presented by: Avindra Fernando
Time: Thursday 4:45 PM - 5:45 PM

When our clients give us kudos for releasing high quality applications, it makes us happy. To achieve great levels of quality, we need to thoroughly test our applications. But we know that some forms of testing can be expensive and tedious at times. Unit and integration tests help overcome some of...

Room: RosewoodTrack: Web/Front-EndTags: Design (UI/UX/CSS), Javascript, TestingFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate

Friday

8:30 AM

Azure Kinect DK: Artificial Intelligence + Computer Vision = Your Next Generation Development Today!

Presented by: Lance Larsen
Time: Friday 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Azure Kinect DK is most advanced Computer Vision device available for developers today! Combining advanced depth sensor, spatial microphone array, video cameras with sophisticated computer vision and speech AI models, the Kinect is gives us an unparalleled tool for building cutting edge computer...

Room: MangroveTrack: HardwareTags: .NET, Design (UI/UX/CSS), HardwareFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview
9:45 AM

Beyond Alt-Text: Trends in Online Accessibility

Presented by: Ian Forrest
Time: Friday 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

If you're like the 2016 version of me, then you think you have a decent handle on web accessibility. You put alt attributes on all your images (though you don't give much thought to the actual text) and you make sure your sites can be used with a keyboard (except for overlays sometimes). Then the...

Room: OrangeTrack: UI/DesignTags: Design (UI/UX/CSS), OtherFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview
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
2:45 PM

Walking A Mile In Your Users' Shoes

Presented by: Jameson Hampton
Time: Friday 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Developing apps for users in different demographics is inherently differently than developing apps just for ourselves and for other programmers. Understanding the needs of our users and learning to foster empathy for them is just as much of a skill as learning Rails or ActiveRecord — and it’s a...

Room: Portia/WisteriaTrack: UI/DesignTags: Design (UI/UX/CSS), Soft Skills/BusinessFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview