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 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 A/HTrack: Teams/Leadership/The Future of WorkTags: Leadership, Soft Skills/Business, TestingFormat: PreCompilerLevel: 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
1:30 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
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

Are You Ready for a Senior Role?

Presented by: Jenny Bramble
Time: Thursday 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Moving from being a mid level engineer a senior role can feel like a huge leap--especially when your new responsibilities aren't well defined. What does it mean to embrace a senior role? It's not just about experience and years on the job; it's an entire mindset shift. Jenny Bramble, Director of...

Room: Nile/OrangeTrack: Teams/Leadership/The Future of WorkTags: LeadershipFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate

What a global pandemic can tell you about better DevOps practices

Presented by: Jeremy Meiss
Time: Thursday 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

In early 2020 a global pandemic set in motion events which none of us could predict. With anonymous data collected from 900k+ devs, 50K orgs, and 60m+ builds/mo we found some interesting insights into better DevOps practices. Since then, we've seen even more interesting activities happen, which shed...

Room: Indigo BayTrack: DevOpsTags: Other, Leadership, Soft Skills/BusinessFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate
11:30 AM

Lunch

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

Room: Kilamanjaro Ballroom
11:45 AM

The Elegance of “The Simplest Possible Thing”: Applying Simplicity Principles to Complex Problems

Presented by: Nate Berent-Spillson
Time: Thursday 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

Software development is complex work. Business requirements, platforms, and technology itself are all complex elements. Through all this complexity, software developers often try to create complex solutions that meet all the requirements at once. Similarly, when faced with a complex problem, they...

Room: Salon E/DTrack: Programming PrinciplesTags: .NET, Cloud, Functional Programming, Java, Javascript, Leadership, TestingFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate

Finding Your Flow With Kanban

Presented by: Jeremy Jarrell
Time: Thursday 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

More and more teams are discovering that they're more productive and more effective with Kanban. Many of these teams who choose Kanban do so out of a desire to work in an agile way, but without the overhead of sprints. But, if your team has adopted Kanban simply because there are no sprints, then...

Room: Sagewood / ZebrawoodTrack: Teams/Leadership/The Future of WorkTags: Leadership, Soft Skills/BusinessFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview
1:00 PM

Sabotage Productivity the CIA Way

Presented by: Matt Williams
Time: Thursday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

In 1944, the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), predecessor of the CIA, published the Simple Sabotage Field Manual -- a guide for resistance forces to characterize simple sabotage, outline its possible effects, and to present suggestions for inciting and executing it. Ironically, many of the...

Room: Salon A/HTrack: Teams/Leadership/The Future of WorkTags: Other, Leadership, Soft Skills/BusinessFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview
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

Failing Successfully

Presented by: Cassandra Faris
Time: Thursday 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Failure is normal. It’s so normal that many software development teams encourage people to fail and fail fast. Failure is also scary. It makes us feel vulnerable. We may even worry that our jobs, relationships, or goals are on the line. Yet we hear countless stories of people turning failure into...

Room: Nile/OrangeTrack: Teams/Leadership/The Future of WorkTags: Other, Leadership, Soft Skills/BusinessFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview
4:45 PM

Better Interviews, Better Work

Presented by: John Lange
Time: Thursday 4:45 PM - 5:45 PM

Being an interviewer for technical jobs is hard. Checking for technical competency can feel impossible. Asking questions that start with "tell me about a time when" can feel like it has no value. And for many people giving interviews, there is no training; you're left to figure it out on your...

Room: Nile/OrangeTrack: Teams/Leadership/The Future of WorkTags: Leadership, Soft Skills/Business, Diversity/Equity/InclusionFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate
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

Tribal Knowledge in Agile Teams

Presented by: Jeffrey Miller
Time: Friday 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Let's face it. We don't communicate well, and we document even less. Is it possible to wield information well in an Agile software team? Yes, it is! With consideration, change, and commitment to doing your work differently, it is possible to have relevant and vibrant knowledge resources in an...

Room: ZambeziTrack: Teams/Leadership/The Future of WorkTags: Leadership, Soft Skills/BusinessFormat: 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
11:00 AM

Lunch

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

Room: Kilamanjaro Ballroom
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
2:45 PM

You’re Not Just Tired: The Psychology of Burnout

Presented by: Arthur Doler
Time: Friday 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

After the events of the last year, burnout has been on everyone’s minds. Are you feeling nostalgia for the days when your job wasn’t such a hassle? Do you find yourself struggling to care about your job… or anything at all? You may be wrestling with burnout.. But what exactly IS burnout? If...

Room: Nile/OrangeTrack: Teams/Leadership/The Future of WorkTags: Leadership, Soft Skills/BusinessFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview
4:00 PM

Closing Ceremonies

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

Room: Kilamanjaro Ballroom