Session Schedule

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

Tuesday

No Sessions

Wednesday

No Sessions

Thursday

9:15 AM

End the Stigma: Become a Mental Health Ally

Presented by: Matt Williams
Time: Thursday 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

It is estimated that in the US, approximately one in five will experience mental illness each year. The incidence among IT professionals is likely higher -- a Japanese study of Software Engineers found that 32% of the participants suffered from depression or other mental illness. And yet......

Room: Sagewood / ZebrawoodTrack: Teams/Leadership/The Future of WorkTags: Other, Soft Skills/Business, Diversity/Equity/InclusionFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Building Android for Everyone

Presented by: Sierra OBryan
Time: Thursday 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

Accessibility creates a better experience for everyone. Jetpack Compose simplifies development and can help us more easily build more accessible apps. In this talk, we’ll dive into some common use cases, Android Accessibility APIs, and compare these to the accessibility tools available in Jetpack...

Room: Indigo BayTrack: MobileTags: Mobile, Diversity/Equity/InclusionFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview
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

Where has Jane Gone?

Presented by: Karen Linden
Time: Thursday 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Have you ever been told if you were like that male developer over there you get somewhere? Have you removed you first name from your Resume to get more interviews? Have you been excluded from a meeting because afraid that they will offend you? Have you ever been called bossy? Have you ever...

Room: Sagewood / ZebrawoodTrack: Teams/Leadership/The Future of WorkTags: Diversity/Equity/InclusionFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Friday

9:45 AM

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
1:00 PM

Something from Nothing

Presented by: Damian Synadinos
Time: Friday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Improv(isational) theater is, essentially, making something from nothing - performers create and perform shows spontaneously, without a script, props, or costumes. But, to be successful at improv, you should learn, practice, and use a few, fundamental improv "rules" - principles and skills that are...

Room: AcaciaTrack: KidzMashTags: Other, Leadership, Soft Skills/Business, Diversity/Equity/InclusionFormat: KidzMash SessionzLevel: Introductory and overview