Session Schedule

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

Tuesday

No Sessions

Wednesday

No Sessions

Thursday

9:15 AM

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
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
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
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
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

Friday

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
11:00 AM

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
12:15 PM

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
2:45 PM

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

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
4:00 PM

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