Session Schedule

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

Tuesday

6:30 AM

CodeMash Shuttle

Time: Tuesday 6:30 AM - 12:00 AM

Room: Shuttle
7:00 AM

Breakfast

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

Room: Suite 1 / Suite 6

Coat Check

Time: Tuesday 7:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Room: Coat Check
8:00 AM

Introduction to Kubernetes

Presented by: James Strong
Time: Tuesday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Introduction to Kubernetes is a hands-on, interactive workshop giving attendees a thorough understanding of the fundamentals of Kubernetes. As part of this workshop, you will learn how Kubernetes works, deploy microservices to that cluster & also hear about some war stories.

Room: OrangeTrack: ArchitectureTags: Cloud, OtherFormat: PreCompilerLevel: Introductory and overview

KidzMash: Human 3D Printer: a social STEM learning experiment

Time: Tuesday 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

After a brief overview where we explain what the teams will do, we will be dividing into 3 teams. A CAD team, a SLICER team, and a 3D printer team. The teams will try to manually replicate with the team each piece of the 3D object development and replication process! The CAD team will model the...

Room: Guava / Tamarind
9:00 AM

KidzMash: A Kid’s World of 3D printing

Time: Tuesday 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

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 / Tamarind

Frozen Fun: Super Cool Winter Science Experiments!

Presented by: Faye Thompson
Time: Tuesday 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Cold always plays a role at CodeMash, but that doesn't mean we need to hibernate! Let's play together while we learn about ice, snow and winter through several hands-on experiments.

Room: AcaciaTrack: KidzMashTags: OtherFormat: KidzMash SessionzLevel: Introductory and overview

KidzMash: Itty Bitz Lazer tag (ages 4-9)

Time: Tuesday 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Room: Salon C
10:00 AM

KidzMash: A Kid’s introduction to 3D Modeling

Time: Tuesday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This second session we will work with a fully-featured CAD application called Rhino3d and walk through the process of building a basic model from geometric shapes. We will explain the XYZ coordinate system, and what the different views are for. We will also spend some time playing with the transform...

Room: Guava / Tamarind

KidzMash: Itty Bitz Lazer tag (ages 4-9)

Time: Tuesday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Room: Salon C
11:00 AM

KidzMash: Preschool Art Time

Time: Tuesday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Simple exploratory art projects that teach creative thinking for the littler attendees. Ages: 2-5 *Projects require some assistance from an adult!*

Room: Ironwood

KidzMash: Itty Bitz Lazer tag (ages 4-9)

Time: Tuesday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Room: Salon C
12:00 PM

Lunch

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

Room: Suite 1 / Suite 6
1:00 PM

From idea to physical series: A basic overview of the world of CAD and 3D printing

Time: Tuesday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

This session will talk about the exciting world of 3D printing with a bit of the history of the technology. We will look at the lab’s printers as well as models made on them. We’ll then cover choosing a CAD app and will briefly cover using curated 3D printer object libraries and different CAD...

Room: Guava / Tamarind

Let's Build a Pringles Ring!

Presented by: Charles Yost
Time: Tuesday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

It takes only a single can of Pringles to construct a gravity-defying ring. This session will combine the building of these rings with education about the science behind it. A can of Pringles and some fundamentals of construction will be provided to form a ring, either as part of a team or by...

Room: AcaciaTrack: KidzMashTags: OtherFormat: KidzMash SessionzLevel: Introductory and overview
1:30 PM

KidzMash: Lazer tag (ages 10-15)

Time: Tuesday 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Room: Salon C
2:00 PM

From idea to physical: A demo of how to make CAD models in Rhino3d

Time: Tuesday 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

This lab is intended to be a fast-paced technology walk-through of the process of creating a 3D printed object. We will focus in on the process of using CAD to create our model with a NURBS modeler called Rhino3D and will walk through the UI and how Rhino uses basic curves and shapes to create more...

Room: Guava / Tamarind

Maker Space Projects

Time: Tuesday 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Room: Empress
3:00 PM

KidzMash: Lazer tag (ages 10-15)

Time: Tuesday 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Room: Salon C
4:00 PM

From idea to physical series: Additional Castle project walk-through Rhino project

Time: Tuesday 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Can’t get enough model building? Want to make something more advanced than your basic cups/keychains/challenge coins? We’ve noticed we have some repeat students each year on our kids track that just love to build models, and we’ve also run several years of our introductory track for adults. We...

Room: Guava / Tamarind
4:30 PM

KidzMash: Toy Story 4

Time: Tuesday 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

1h 40m: G

Room: Acacia
6:00 PM

Dinner

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

Room: Suite 1 / Suite 6
7:00 PM

Maker Space Chit Chat

Time: Tuesday 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Room: Empress

Story Time with KidzMash

Time: Tuesday 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Room: Kalahari Fireplace

Lazer tag (ages 16 and up)

Time: Tuesday 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Room: Salon C

Artemis (ages 12 and up)

Time: Tuesday 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Room: Salon C Meetup
7:30 PM

KidzMash: How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

Time: Tuesday 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

1h 44m: PG

Room: Acacia
8:00 PM

Lazer tag (ages 16 and up)

Time: Tuesday 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Room: Salon C

Artemis (ages 12 and up)

Time: Tuesday 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Room: Salon C Meetup
9:00 PM

Lazer tag (ages 16 and up)

Time: Tuesday 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Room: Salon C

Artemis (ages 12 and up)

Time: Tuesday 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Room: Salon C Meetup

Wednesday

6:30 AM

CodeMash Shuttle

Time: Wednesday 6:30 AM - 12:00 AM

Room: Shuttle
7:00 AM

Breakfast

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

Room: Suite 1 / Suite 6

Coat Check

Time: Wednesday 7:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Room: Coat Check
8:00 AM

Building Declarative UI with SwiftUI

Presented by: Jeff Kelley
Time: Wednesday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

At WWDC 2019, Apple shocked its developer community with the announcement of SwiftUI—a brand-new, declarative UI framework for all of their platforms. In this workshop, we’ll build a brand new app from scratch with SwiftUI that can run on all of Apple’s platforms: iOS, macOS, watchOS, and...

Room: NileTrack: MobileTags: Mobile, OtherFormat: PreCompilerLevel: Introductory and overview

Get Progressive with it

Presented by: Matthew LaForest
Time: Wednesday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Responsive web design! Mobile first! Hybrid apps! We are continuously bombarded with new ideas about the best way to develop a new application. For a small team, effectively delivering across many platforms can be a problem, but delivering a hybrid app frequently falls into an uncanny valley...

Room: OrangeTrack: Web/Front-EndTags: Design (UI/UX/CSS), Javascript, Mobile, OtherFormat: PreCompilerLevel: Intermediate

KidzMash: Human 3D Printer: a social STEM learning experiment

Time: Wednesday 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

After a brief overview where we explain what the teams will do, we will be dividing into 3 teams. A CAD team, a SLICER team, and a 3D printer team. The teams will try to manually replicate with the team each piece of the 3D object development and replication process! The CAD team will model the...

Room: Guava / Tamarind
9:00 AM

KidzMash: A Kid’s World of 3D printing

Time: Wednesday 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

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 / Tamarind

Maker Space Projects

Time: Wednesday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Room: Empress

KidzMash: Itty Bitz Lazer tag (ages 4-9)

Time: Wednesday 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Room: Salon C
9:30 AM

Knitting and Spinning for Fun and Non-Profit

Presented by: Bill Horvath
Time: Wednesday 9:30 AM - 11:25 AM

Knitting is a relaxing and creative endeavor you can practice anywhere that you can carry two sticks and a pocket full of yarn. Bonus: it's binary! (knit…purl…get it?) And there are lots of opportunities to knit for charity, from hats for preemies, to prosthetics for breast cancer survivors....

Room: IronwoodTrack: KidzMashTags: OtherFormat: KidzMash DivezLevel: Introductory and overview
10:00 AM

KidzMash: A Kid’s introduction to 3D Modeling

Time: Wednesday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This second session we will work with a fully-featured CAD application called Rhino3d and walk through the process of building a basic model from geometric shapes. We will explain the XYZ coordinate system, and what the different views are for. We will also spend some time playing with the transform...

Room: Guava / Tamarind

KidzMash: Itty Bitz Lazer tag (ages 4-9)

Time: Wednesday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Room: Salon C
11:00 AM

KidzMash: Itty Bitz Lazer tag (ages 4-9)

Time: Wednesday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Room: Salon C
12:00 PM

Lunch

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

Room: Suite 1 / Suite 6

KidzMash: Preschool Art Time

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

Simple exploratory art projects that teach creative thinking for the littler attendees. Ages: 2-5 *Projects require some assistance from an adult!*

Room: Ironwood
1:00 PM

Server Side Swift Saves CodeMash: Breaking free of the phone

Presented by: Anne Cahalan
Time: Wednesday 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

CodeMash is a whirlwind of great workshops, talks, and experiences. If only you could capture these insights and save them forever... Swift can help -- but we're NOT going to build an iOS app! Server Side Swift has gone from a fun idea to a robust, mature platform for moving data from the backend...

Room: NileTrack: MobileTags: Mobile, OtherFormat: PreCompilerLevel: Intermediate

Building a DevSecOps Pipeline

Presented by: Gene Gotimer
Time: Wednesday 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The release date is a week away. Development is complete. The code works, and everything looks good. Marketing is ready with the media blitz. Our customers are waiting to get their hands on the new features and are sure to give us good feedback. The only step left is to get the security group to...

Room: Aloeswood / LeopardwoodTrack: SecurityTags: Other, SecurityFormat: PreCompilerLevel: Intermediate

Hands-on Infrastructure as Code

Presented by: Andrew May
Time: Wednesday 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Learn the benefits of Infrastructure as Code (IaC) in this workshop where you'll provision resources in AWS using both CloudFormation and Terraform. Learn the joy of creating Infrastructure in a repeatable manner with a single command line replacing a hundred clicks in the web console.

Room: Salon ATrack: DevOpsTags: Cloud, OtherFormat: PreCompilerLevel: Intermediate

From idea to physical series: A basic overview of the world of CAD and 3D printing

Time: Wednesday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

This session will talk about the exciting world of 3D printing with a bit of the history of the technology. We will look at the lab’s printers as well as models made on them. We’ll then cover choosing a CAD app and will briefly cover using curated 3D printer object libraries and different CAD...

Room: Guava / Tamarind

Roblox Racing

Presented by: Jason Bowling
Time: Wednesday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Ready! Set! Go! Create your very own racing game using Roblox Studio. Design the world, cars, and game play. Learn how to publish your game and challenge your friends on mobile and PC.

Room: AcaciaTrack: KidzMashTags: OtherFormat: KidzMash SessionzLevel: Introductory and overview
1:30 PM

KidzMash: Lazer tag (ages 10-15)

Time: Wednesday 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Room: Salon C
2:00 PM

From idea to physical: A demo of how to make CAD models in Rhino3d

Time: Wednesday 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

This lab is intended to be a fast-paced technology walk-through of the process of creating a 3D printed object. We will focus in on the process of using CAD to create our model with a NURBS modeler called Rhino3D and will walk through the UI and how Rhino uses basic curves and shapes to create more...

Room: Guava / Tamarind
3:00 PM

KidzMash: Lazer tag (ages 10-15)

Time: Wednesday 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Room: Salon C
4:00 PM

From idea to physical series: Additional Castle project walk-through Rhino project

Time: Wednesday 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Can’t get enough model building? Want to make something more advanced than your basic cups/keychains/challenge coins? We’ve noticed we have some repeat students each year on our kids track that just love to build models, and we’ve also run several years of our introductory track for adults. We...

Room: Guava / Tamarind
4:30 PM

KidzMash: Spider Man: Far From Home

Time: Wednesday 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

2h 9m: PG-13

Room: Acacia
5:00 PM

“How would you print that?” interactive panel

Time: Wednesday 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

We have a wealth of different perspectives reflected with our 3D printing room staff- including tinkering hobbyists, hardcore makers, and even that of using multiple printer types repeatably in a small business setting. We thought it would be fun to share these various perspectives on how we...

Room: Guava / Tamarind
7:00 PM

Lightning Talks

Time: Wednesday 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

These are a series of (usually) really interesting talks, all of which are only 6 minutes each!

Room: Suite 1 / Suite 6

Maker Space Chit Chat

Time: Wednesday 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Room: Empress

Story Time with KidzMash

Time: Wednesday 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Room: Kalahari Fireplace

Lazer tag (ages 16 and up)

Time: Wednesday 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Room: Salon C

Artemis (ages 12 and up)

Time: Wednesday 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Room: Salon C Meetup
8:00 PM

Welcome Reception

Time: Wednesday 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM

The Welcome Reception is in and around Marrakesh (the bar/restaurant area in the Convention Center). It will sprawl into the hallway as well

Room: Grand Hall

Lazer tag (ages 16 and up)

Time: Wednesday 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Room: Salon C

Artemis (ages 12 and up)

Time: Wednesday 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Room: Salon C Meetup
9:00 PM

Lazer tag (ages 16 and up)

Time: Wednesday 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Room: Salon C

Artemis (ages 12 and up)

Time: Wednesday 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Room: Salon C Meetup

Thursday

6:30 AM

CodeMash Shuttle

Time: Thursday 6:30 AM - 2:00 AM

Room: Shuttle
7:00 AM

Breakfast

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

Room: Suite 1 / Suite 6

Coat Check

Time: Thursday 7:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Room: Coat Check
8:00 AM

What Architecture (The Building Kind) Can Teach Us About Architecture (The Software Kind)

Presented by: Wes Delp
Time: Thursday 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Architecture has existed for the better part of human history. Over 2000 years ago, the Roman architect Vitruvius claimed that a good building must be durable, functional, and bring delight. Sounds familiar, right? This session will explore how architectural design concepts such as 'less is more',...

Room: Salon ATrack: ArchitectureTags: OtherFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Making Faces: Image Reduction and Recognition

Presented by: Steve Crow
Time: Thursday 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

A 350px by 300px image contains 105,000 individual pixels. Comparing each pixel to tell whether or not two images are the same is not efficient. What if we could reduce the number of features, while still maintaining patterns and trends? What if we could perform this recognition by only comparing 25...

Room: Salon DTrack: DataTags: Big Data, Other, PythonFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

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

KidzMash: Human 3D Printer: a social STEM learning experiment

Time: Thursday 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

After a brief overview where we explain what the teams will do, we will be dividing into 3 teams. A CAD team, a SLICER team, and a 3D printer team. The teams will try to manually replicate with the team each piece of the 3D object development and replication process! The CAD team will model the...

Room: Guava / Tamarind
9:00 AM

KidzMash: A Kid’s World of 3D printing

Time: Thursday 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

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 / Tamarind

Wizarding 101: Static Electricity Magic Tricks

Presented by: Sean Wedig
Time: Thursday 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Learn the summoning charm, and make inanimate objects dance! Bend the flow of water without touching it! Create a golden, er, *aluminum* snitch, and see why it's so hard to catch! Learn the infamous "Wingardium Leviosa", and make things levitate! Grab your wizarding robes, cheer for your house,...

Room: AcaciaTrack: KidzMashTags: OtherFormat: KidzMash SessionzLevel: Introductory and overview

Maker Space Projects

Time: Thursday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Room: Empress

KM: Alexa Scavenger Hunt

Time: Thursday 9:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Ready for a digital adventure? There is an Alexa Scavenger Hunt throughout the Kalahari that you can play using your phone or tablet, and your voice! The hunt starts at the giant bronze gorilla (at the entrance to the convention center). You can do it entirely at your own pace or schedule, and there...

Room: Giant Bronze Gorilla

KidzMash: Itty Bitz Lazer tag (ages 4-9)

Time: Thursday 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Room: Salon C
9:15 AM

Kotlin for C# Developers

Presented by: Alex Dunn
Time: Thursday 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

Dive into the latest craze in languages and platforms - Kotlin. This time we will be looking at it from the perspective of a .NET C# developer, draw comparisons between the languages, and bridge the gap between these 2 amazing languages. We'll look at: - Kotlin as a language - Platforms Kotlin is...

Room: Indigo BayTrack: MobileTags: .NET, Java, Mobile, OtherFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Intro to Machine Learning on the cheap and without a PhD in math: Overview

Presented by: Jim Wilson
Time: Thursday 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

Machine learning has traditionally required a command of advanced mathematics, years of university training, and expensive hardware to implement. Now with better open source tools and online resources it’s easier than ever to create your own robust neural networks. Be it image recognition,...

Room: CypressTrack: Programming PrinciplesTags: Cloud, Big Data, Other, PythonFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Project Zero or Removing barriers for creating OSS libraries

Presented by: Jimmy Byrd
Time: Thursday 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

You have a brilliant idea for an open source library. You start this new repository thinking of how bright the future is with your code being use by others. Then reality then sets in. You realize to make all this possible you have to do a lot of non-feature work. You need a project structure, a test...

Room: Salon DTrack: Software QualityTags: .NET, Functional Programming, OtherFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview
10:00 AM

KidzMash: A Kid’s introduction to 3D Modeling

Time: Thursday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This second session we will work with a fully-featured CAD application called Rhino3d and walk through the process of building a basic model from geometric shapes. We will explain the XYZ coordinate system, and what the different views are for. We will also spend some time playing with the transform...

Room: Guava / Tamarind

KM: Sponsor Scavenger Hunt

Time: Thursday 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Pick up a Scavenger Hunt Sheet In Hangoutz / Crown Palm and walk through the sponsor booths to find the answers. Remember this is not a race! Once completed return to check your answers. All of the answers are names of Sponsors. All of the Answer Sponsors who participated volunteered to be a part of...

Room: Hangoutz

KidzMash: Itty Bitz Lazer tag (ages 4-9)

Time: Thursday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Room: Salon C
10:30 AM

API Design - The Right Way

Presented by: Jit Krishnamurthy
Time: Thursday 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

APIs are at the core of how applications interact with each other. The first step in developing an API is to design it and ever since Eric Evans introduced Domain Driven Design (DDD) in his book ‘Domain Driven Design: Tackling Complexity in the Heart of Software’, it has been the go-to tool for...

Room: ZambeziTrack: Programming PrinciplesTags: Cloud, OtherFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

What can Structured Logging do for you?

Presented by: Charles Yost
Time: Thursday 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Structured logging is a way to bring order and value to your logging. Gone are the days where print debugging was the only option. Now as logs become more complex, developers struggle to pack more information into a single line. The modern solution has emerged: Structured Logging. But this is not...

Room: Salon DTrack: DevOpsTags: OtherFormat: 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
11:00 AM

KidzMash: Itty Bitz Lazer tag (ages 4-9)

Time: Thursday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Room: Salon C
11:30 AM

Lunch

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

Room: Suite 1 / Suite 6
11:45 AM

Bringing Order to Chaos

Presented by: Scott Connerly
Time: Thursday 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

So, you find yourself coding in a code base that has some warts. OK, let's be honest, its a steaming pile of gum and toothpicks you're afraid to touch lest it might fall apart. How do you get from there to ... anywhere, let alone viable, architecturally useful, and stable? In this talk, we'll...

Room: NileTrack: ArchitectureTags: Other, Soft Skills/Business, TestingFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate

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

Let's talk about documentation (but more fun than that sounds)

Presented by: Mike Hand
Time: Thursday 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

Street signs. Clothing tags. LEGO instructions. Furniture assembly... "instructions." Every field requires documentation, but some are far better at it than others. We'll take a tour through the highlights and lowlights, hits and misses -- and then see what we can apply back to the field of software...

Room: Sagewood / ZebrawoodTrack: Software QualityTags: OtherFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Graphing Your Way Through the Cosmos: Common Data Problems Solved with Graphs

Presented by: Chad Green
Time: Thursday 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

Data as it appears in the real world is naturally connected, but traditional data modeling focuses on entities which can cause for complicated joins of these naturally connected data. That is where graph databases come in as they store data more like what happens naturally in the real world. Sure,...

Room: Salon ATrack: DataTags: Cloud, OtherFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

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

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
12:00 PM

KidzMash: Preschool Art Time

Time: Thursday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Simple exploratory art projects that teach creative thinking for the littler attendees. Ages: 2-5 *Projects require some assistance from an adult!*

Room: Ironwood
1:00 PM

API Gateways and Microservices: 2 peas in a pod

Presented by: Santosh Hari
Time: Thursday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Chances are you’ve already gone through the tedious process of decomposing your monolith into microservices, or at the very least, want to use microservices in the near future. Nowadays, microservices connect to various APIs. These APIs could differ in protocols (REST/SOAP), where they’re hosted...

Room: ZambeziTrack: ArchitectureTags: Cloud, Other, SecurityFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

What's in Your Docker? Open Source Security Vulnerabilities in Containers

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

So you stay on top of operating system vulnerabilities and patch regularly, but did you ever consider that there may be vulnerabilities in your containers? In March of 2015, a report that over 30% of the "official" images in the Docker Hub contained high priority security vulnerabilities was issued...

Room: Aloeswood / LeopardwoodTrack: SecurityTags: Other, SecurityFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Hacking Radiowaves for fun (but not profit)

Presented by: Craig Hills
Time: Thursday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

As a child, did you ever play with walkie talkies? Do you remember how fun it was to talk with friends and family from the other end of the house, or across the neighborhood? Capture that feeling again, except this time learn some science behind it and how to use the same technology to contact...

Room: MangroveTrack: HardwareTags: Hardware, Other, Soft Skills/BusinessFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

By Our Powers Combined: Observability for Developers

Presented by: Aaron Aldrich
Time: Thursday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

The world of maintaining applications is shifting. Our Systems Administrators aren't monitoring our application servers, it's the SREs determining SLIs and SLOs for our Micro-Services and making sure our Cloud-Distributed systems are Observable in near-real time. It's enough for buzzword burnout....

Room: Portia/WisteriaTrack: DevOpsTags: Cloud, Other, TestingFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate

From idea to physical series: A basic overview of the world of CAD and 3D printing

Time: Thursday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

This session will talk about the exciting world of 3D printing with a bit of the history of the technology. We will look at the lab’s printers as well as models made on them. We’ll then cover choosing a CAD app and will briefly cover using curated 3D printer object libraries and different CAD...

Room: Guava / Tamarind

Reserved

Time: Thursday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Room: Rosewood

Artemis (ages 12 and up)

Time: Thursday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Room: Salon C Meetup
1:30 PM

KidzMash: Lazer tag (ages 10-15)

Time: Thursday 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Room: Salon C
2:00 PM

From idea to physical: A demo of how to make CAD models in Rhino3d

Time: Thursday 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

This lab is intended to be a fast-paced technology walk-through of the process of creating a 3D printed object. We will focus in on the process of using CAD to create our model with a NURBS modeler called Rhino3D and will walk through the UI and how Rhino uses basic curves and shapes to create more...

Room: Guava / Tamarind
2:15 PM

Artemis (ages 12 and up)

Time: Thursday 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM

Room: Salon C Meetup
3:00 PM

KidzMash: Lazer tag (ages 10-15)

Time: Thursday 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Room: Salon C
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

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

Artemis (ages 12 and up)

Time: Thursday 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Room: Salon C Meetup
4:00 PM

From idea to physical series: Additional Castle project walk-through Rhino project.

Time: Thursday 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Can’t get enough model building? Want to make something more advanced than your basic cups/keychains/challenge coins? We’ve noticed we have some repeat students each year on our kids track that just love to build models, and we’ve also run several years of our introductory track for adults. We...

Room: Guava / Tamarind
4:30 PM

KidzMash: Detective Pikachu

Time: Thursday 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

1h 44m: PG

Room: Acacia
4:45 PM

Everything I Needed to Know About Debugging I Learned in Elementary Physics

Presented by: Nate Taylor
Time: Thursday 4:45 PM - 5:45 PM

Has there ever been a time where you got a bug report and you didn’t even know where to start? Have you ever felt overwhelmed with how code is behaving? You’re expecting one thing and it does the exact opposite? Situations like these can be some of the more frustrating aspects of software...

Room: Salon ATrack: Programming PrinciplesTags: OtherFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Artemis (ages 12 and up)

Time: Thursday 4:45 PM - 5:45 PM

Room: Salon C Meetup
5:00 PM

“How would you print that?” interactive panel

Time: Thursday 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

We have a wealth of different perspectives reflected with our 3D printing room staff- including tinkering hobbyists, hardcore makers, and even that of using multiple printer types repeatably in a small business setting. We thought it would be fun to share these various perspectives on how we...

Room: Guava / Tamarind
6:00 PM

Dinner

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

Room: Suite 1 / Suite 6
7:00 PM

Super Smash Bros Ultimate Tournament

Time: Thursday 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

A tournament... where folks play Super Smash Bros

Room: Ironwood

Maker Space Chit Chat

Time: Thursday 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Room: Empress

Story Time with KidzMash

Time: Thursday 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Room: Kalahari Fireplace

Lazer tag (ages 16 and up)

Time: Thursday 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Room: Salon C

Artemis (ages 12 and up)

Time: Thursday 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Room: Salon C Meetup
7:30 PM

KidzMash: Men in Black: International

Time: Thursday 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

1h 54m: PG-13

Room: Acacia
8:00 PM

Electric Jam Session

Time: Thursday 8:00 PM - 1:00 AM

Room: Suite 1 / Suite 6

Casino & Carnival Games

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

Room: Indigo Bay

Acoustic Jam Session

Time: Thursday 8:00 PM - 1:00 AM

Room: Mangrove

Dessert Bar, Karaoke, and Photo Booth

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

Dessert Bar is only until 9PM

Room: Grand Hall

Lazer tag (ages 16 and up)

Time: Thursday 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Room: Salon C

Artemis (ages 12 and up)

Time: Thursday 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Room: Salon C Meetup
9:00 PM

Lazer tag (ages 16 and up)

Time: Thursday 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Room: Salon C

Artemis (ages 12 and up)

Time: Thursday 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Room: Salon C Meetup
10:00 PM

Waterpark Party

Time: Thursday 10:00 PM - 1:00 AM

If you still have energy, come on down to the Waterpark Party! Swimming is optional. Having fun is mandatory. Sherwin-Williams is hosting a Waterpark Cabana, located near the wave pool! Late night snacks and drinks will be available while they last. Come by and grab a slice or two and meet some new...

Room: Waterpark

Friday

7:00 AM

KM: Alexa Scavenger Hunt

Time: Friday 7:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Ready for a digital adventure? There is an Alexa Scavenger Hunt throughout the Kalahari that you can play using your phone or tablet, and your voice! The hunt starts at the giant bronze gorilla (at the entrance to the convention center). You can do it entirely at your own pace or schedule, and there...

Room: Giant Bronze Gorilla

CodeMash Shuttle

Time: Friday 7:00 AM - 6:40 PM

Room: Shuttle

Coat Check

Time: Friday 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Room: Coat Check
7:30 AM

Breakfast

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

Room: Suite 1 / Suite 6
8:30 AM

Solving the Boolean Identity Crisis

Presented by: Jeremy Fairbank
Time: Friday 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

While powerful in its simplicity and important to computation, the boolean can be limiting in applications. In this talk, briefly explore the history of boolean logic in computation and look at how booleans can become misused in programming languages. Explore examples where booleans obscure the...

Room: CypressTrack: Programming PrinciplesTags: Functional Programming, Javascript, OtherFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Event processing without breaking production

Presented by: Nathan Zender
Time: Friday 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Transactional systems are built with the primary focus of processing many concurrent events, only keeping the current state of data. What if I told you there was a way to capture all the events that led to that current state? Capturing all events would allow for deeper analytics/machine learning,...

Room: OrangeTrack: ArchitectureTags: Big Data, OtherFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Well.. that's ONNX-pected

Presented by: Ron Dagdag
Time: Friday 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

The world of machine learning frameworks is complex. What if we can use the lightest framework for inferencing on edge devices? That’s the idea behind ONNX format. Attend this session and find out how to train models using the framework of your choice, save or convert models into ONNX, and deploy...

Room: RosewoodTrack: DataTags: .NET, Cloud, Big Data, Javascript, Other, PythonFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate
9:00 AM

KidzMash: A Kid’s World of 3D printing

Time: Friday 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

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 / Tamarind

Maker Space Projects

Time: Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Room: Empress

KidzMash: Itty Bitz Lazer tag (ages 4-9)

Time: Friday 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Room: Salon C
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

From Punchcards to Git: A Brief History of Version Control

Presented by: Brian Meeker
Time: Friday 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

Believe it or not, there was a time before Git! And even longer ago there was a time before version control itself! Come learn all about the version control systems of yesteryear, such as SCSS and RCS. Stick around to learn the horrors of file locking and versioning. Gaze into the madness that is...

Room: Salon ATrack: Software QualityTags: OtherFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview
10:00 AM

KidzMash: A Kid’s introduction to 3D Modeling

Time: Friday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This second session we will work with a fully-featured CAD application called Rhino3d and walk through the process of building a basic model from geometric shapes. We will explain the XYZ coordinate system, and what the different views are for. We will also spend some time playing with the transform...

Room: Guava / Tamarind

KidzMash: Itty Bitz Lazer tag (ages 4-9)

Time: Friday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Room: Salon C
10:30 AM

Exploring the Light Fantastic

Presented by: Matt Williams
Time: Friday 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join Sodium the Dog and Chloride the Science Cat as they explore light. Is it a wave or a particle? Learn how you can measure the speed of light at home, bend light, break it into pieces, put it back together, make light go around corners, use magic mirrors, and even put light behind bars!

Room: AcaciaTrack: KidzMashTags: OtherFormat: KidzMash SessionzLevel: Introductory and overview
11:00 AM

Lunch

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

Room: Suite 1 / Suite 6

An Introduction to Quantum Programming

Presented by: Matt Norby
Time: Friday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Quantum computers can solve some classes of problems much faster than conventional computers. But the terminology can be confusing. What are qubits, superposition, and entanglement? And how can you harness them to write programs? In this session, you will learn the language and concepts of...

Room: ZambeziTrack: Programming PrinciplesTags: OtherFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

[CANCELLED] Watch This Talk Before You Go Go

Presented by: John Reese
Time: Friday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Session is cancelled. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Room: Portia/WisteriaTrack: Programming PrinciplesTags: OtherFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

KidzMash: Itty Bitz Lazer tag (ages 4-9)

Time: Friday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Room: Salon C
12:15 PM

Quantum Computing deep dive

Presented by: Johnny Hooyberghs
Time: Friday 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

You've probably heard of Quantum Computing, but it still remains a mistery? This deep dive session explains important concepts like qbits, superposition and entanglement. Theoretical knowledge about quantum physics, quantum gates and quantum algorithms will be associated with practical examples...

Room: Indigo BayTrack: ArchitectureTags: Hardware, OtherFormat: General SessionLevel: Advanced

Practical Functional Programming

Presented by: Jeremy Fairbank
Time: Friday 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

Functional programming is more than just math and monads. Functional programming empowers developers to solve real problems with safe, predictable, and maintainable code. In this talk, discover the basics of functional programming and how to apply functional concepts in a practical manner. Learn how...

Room: NileTrack: Programming PrinciplesTags: Functional Programming, Javascript, OtherFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

DDoS Attacks: Threat Landscape & Defensive Countermeasures

Presented by: Chris Holland
Time: Friday 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

October 2016’s attack on Dyn's DNS infrastructure was a gloomy wake-up call to the online community at-large, depriving us access to some of the online destinations and applications we use every day, thereby confronting us with the stark reality of an old and ever-growing threat with which the...

Room: Aloeswood / LeopardwoodTrack: SecurityTags: Other, SecurityFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate

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

Understanding the identity business, and how to get out of it

Presented by: Jeff Putz
Time: Friday 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

Knowing who is using your software is super fundamental. It's less important than ever to have to manage those identities yourself, but you can't escape understanding the protocols and players. Let's talk about how things like OAuth2 actually work, and then decide if you can get out of the business...

Room: RosewoodTrack: SecurityTags: Cloud, Other, SecurityFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate

Artemis (ages 12 and up)

Time: Friday 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

Room: Salon C Meetup
1:00 PM

KidzMash: Preschool Art Time

Time: Friday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Simple exploratory art projects that teach creative thinking for the littler attendees. Ages: 2-5 *Projects require some assistance from an adult!*

Room: Ironwood
1:30 PM

KidzMash: Lazer tag (ages 10-15)

Time: Friday 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Room: Salon C

Artemis (ages 12 and up)

Time: Friday 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Room: Salon C Meetup
2:45 PM

Becoming a Better Curator of Your Code

Presented by: Ian Zelikman
Time: Friday 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Writing code that functions correctly is only part of the development process. The majority of our time is spent reading, maintaining and refactoring our code. In this talk we will discuss how when we see our work as code curation we actually enable our job to be much easier and productive. We...

Room: ZambeziTrack: Software QualityTags: OtherFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Hacking on a home server for fun and profit

Presented by: Leo Guinan
Time: Friday 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Do you have a Raspberry Pi or similar just gathering dust at home? Or maybe various other computer components hanging around? If you do, come join Leo's journey down the road of system administration, beginning with an assortment of Raspberry Pis, and current in the form of a rack server. He will...

Room: Aloeswood / LeopardwoodTrack: SecurityTags: Hardware, Other, SecurityFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

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

Trans Eye for the Cis Ally: Ensuring an Inclusive Community

Presented by: Julien Fitzpatrick
Time: Friday 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Trans and non-binary people are becoming increasingly visible in the workplace, as well as in community spaces such as meetups and conferences. Most managers and event organizers want to be inclusive and welcoming but frequently, in spite of their best intentions, often come up short. Wouldn’t it...

Room: Salon DTrack: Project Leadership/Soft SkillsTags: Other, Soft Skills/BusinessFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Designing a DSL with Kotlin

Presented by: Nicolas Fränkel
Time: Friday 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Although Kotlin has made a huge impact on Android, it’s equally good on the server side. As Domain-Specific Languages are constrained by the language they run on, Kotlin frees developers from Java fluent builders to propose something better. Using the Hazelcast configuration API as an example,...

Room: RosewoodTrack: Programming PrinciplesTags: Java, OtherFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Artemis (ages 12 and up)

Time: Friday 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Room: Salon C Meetup
3:00 PM

KidzMash: Lazer tag (ages 10-15)

Time: Friday 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Room: Salon C
4:00 PM

KidzMash: Mad Science

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

It is always sad to come to the end. To ease our parting Mad Science is coming to the close and bringing Fire and Ice! One last scientific exploration into matter and pressure before we send you home until 2021

Room: Suite 1 / Suite 6

Test-driven development: save your time, save your sanity, write great code fast

Presented by: Paul Roub
Time: Friday 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

For the skeptical: Both new and more-seasoned devs -- especially solo practitioners -- can have a lot of misconceptions about TDD. Mostly of the "it's extra work, it's extra code, I can't ship tests, why would I test something simple and obvious" variety. But magic happens when the light bulb...

Room: Indigo BayTrack: Programming PrinciplesTags: Other, TestingFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate

Example Mapping: The New Three Amigos

Presented by: Thomas Haver
Time: Friday 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Example Mapping is a collaboration technique used by teams to help refine requirements. Every team should have a set of “ready” criteria that includes some kind of workshop between development team members to establish a shared understanding. In a time-boxed Example Mapping session, rules will...

Room: NileTrack: Software QualityTags: Other, Soft Skills/Business, TestingFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

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

Accessibility Audits in Chrome: Easy Steps toward an Inclusive Internet

Presented by: Maranda Provance
Time: Friday 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Do you want to help make the internet a better place for all people? In this talk, you’ll be introduced to the accessibility audits built into Chrome’s dev tools. We’ll walk through the automated tests they provide as well as the helpful information they give on manual testing. By the end of...

Room: Salon DTrack: Web/Front-EndTags: Javascript, Other, TestingFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Thirst-quenching Streams for the Reactive Mind

Presented by: Mary Grygleski
Time: Friday 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

With the advances in multicore hardware and virtualization technologies, and the demand for highly responsive, resilient, and elastic systems and increasingly sophisticated applications, an array of reactive data stream processing libraries have been born to address the needs. Reactive Streams is...

Room: Portia/WisteriaTrack: ArchitectureTags: Functional Programming, Java, OtherFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate

Artemis (ages 12 and up)

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

Room: Salon C Meetup
5:00 PM

Closing Ceremonies

Time: Friday 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Room: Suite 1 / Suite 6