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

Hacking Your Emotional API: Emotional Intelligence in Practice

Presented by: John Sawers, Aaron Aldrich
Time: Tuesday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Being a good developer isn’t just about slinging code; we’re part of a community. Interacting with others in a community means feelings are involved. But feelings are messy and uncomfortable, so why can’t you just ignore them? Because emotional skills are critical for working well on a team....

Room: CypressTrack: Project Leadership/Soft SkillsTags: Soft Skills/BusinessFormat: PreCompilerLevel: Introductory and overview

Hands On Threat Modeling Workshop

Presented by: Robert Hurlbut
Time: Tuesday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Threat modeling is a way of thinking about what could go wrong and how to prevent it. Instinctively, we all think this way in regards to our own personal security and safety. When it comes to building software, some software shops either skip the important step of threat modeling in secure software...

Room: Aloeswood / LeopardwoodTrack: SecurityTags: Security, Soft Skills/BusinessFormat: PreCompilerLevel: Intermediate

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

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
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

Decision Making in the Face of Uncertainty

Presented by: Gary Short
Time: Wednesday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Decision making in the face of uncertainty is one of the hardest things to do. In this pre-compiler session, we'll borrow methods from machine learning, statistics, trading and computer science to compose a methodology which will allow you to make the best decision possible given the evidence you...

Room: CypressTrack: Project Leadership/Soft SkillsTags: Soft Skills/BusinessFormat: 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

Super-Secret Spy Club

Presented by: Matt Insko
Time: Wednesday 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Get inducted into the first-ever KidzMash “Super-Secret Spy Club!” Learn the super-secret handshake and super-secret pledge before undergoing training in sending and receiving super-secret messages. This club meeting will cover basics about encryption and ciphers, including how to create and...

Room: AcaciaTrack: KidzMashTags: Hardware, Security, Soft Skills/BusinessFormat: KidzMash SessionzLevel: Introductory and overview

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
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

Coaching Katas - In Search of The Answer to the Agile Kobayashi Maru

Presented by: Faye Thompson, Charles Husemann
Time: Wednesday 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

These virtues are formed in man by his doing the actions. -- Aristotle A code kata is an exercise in which developers hone their programming skills through practice and repetition. This workshop is intended to do the same thing for agilists by providing them with difficult real-world scenarios to...

Room: CypressTrack: Project Leadership/Soft SkillsTags: Soft Skills/BusinessFormat: PreCompilerLevel: Intermediate

What to expect when you’re concepting - Product Learning Lab

Presented by: Saad Kamal
Time: Wednesday 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

You have a great idea for a digital product and have committed to making your vision a reality. What now? Product Learning Lab will walk you through the basics of how to communicate that great idea to the rest of the world - and more importantly - the rest of your eventual product team. Learn to...

Room: Salon ETrack: UI/DesignTags: Design (UI/UX/CSS), Soft Skills/BusinessFormat: PreCompilerLevel: Advanced

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
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

Technical debt must die - Communicating code to business stakeholders

Presented by: Matt Eland
Time: Thursday 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Our software sucks. We're up to our necks in bugs and technical debt, yet we often seem to hit roadblocks explaining things in ways that bring about meaningful change. In this session you'll learn to gather, analyze, and interpret data in order to create effective presentations to communicate...

Room: ZambeziTrack: Project Leadership/Soft SkillsTags: Soft Skills/BusinessFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate

Threat Modeling on the Family Road Trip and Other Strategies for Delivering Secure Applications

Presented by: Angela Pinney
Time: Thursday 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Gene Spafford said: “The only truly secure system is one that is powered off...” Everyone wants secure applications, but creating them is hard, and we don't all have security certifications. How do you know where to start when "security" is not your full-time job? And how do you get the rest of...

Room: Aloeswood / LeopardwoodTrack: SecurityTags: Security, Soft Skills/Business, 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

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
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

Antifragile Teams

Presented by: Charlie Sweet
Time: Thursday 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Software development is an activity that’s fraught with complexity, ambiguity, and therefore risk. Many organizations attempt to mitigate that risk through stringent processes, but there is a better way. In nature, there are three types of systems. 1. Fragile systems that break under stress,...

Room: OrangeTrack: Project Leadership/Soft SkillsTags: Soft Skills/BusinessFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate

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

A Mobile App Success Starter Pack

Presented by: Jeff Kelley
Time: Thursday 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

When you’re pitching a mobile app to a prospective client, it’s easy to focus on the app’s raison d’être. A pizza-ordering app should order pizza, a messaging app should send messages, and a game should be fun. For an app to succeed, there are countless other hidden tasks to consider: does...

Room: Indigo BayTrack: MobileTags: Mobile, Soft Skills/BusinessFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

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

Why You Fail to Make Good Predictions and What You Can Do About it.

Presented by: Sho Fola
Time: Thursday 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

What sets good predictors apart from others? Is good judgment innate or something you can nurture? As a knowledge worker, your ability to make good decisions will set you apart from your peers. Whether you’re planning out a work project or playing fantasy football good predictions are essential...

Room: Salon ETrack: Project Leadership/Soft SkillsTags: Soft Skills/BusinessFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview
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

Going Fast: The Art of Delivering Quality Software Quickly

Presented by: Josh Carroll
Time: Thursday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Building software is tricky business and the demands are higher than ever. Agile was meant to free us from the confines of red-tape driven software, but most of us can't help but feel something is off in our software process. Do you wonder why startups can launch an entire product in a few months,...

Room: Indigo BayTrack: Project Leadership/Soft SkillsTags: Soft Skills/BusinessFormat: 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

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

Protecting Yourself Online and IRL

Presented by: Steve Grunwell
Time: Thursday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

There's an old adage about fools and money being easily separated, but the same can be said for data. Every day, people are finding new and innovative ways to harvest information about you, whether it's for fame, fortune, or just for the lulz. You don't need to be a victim, though. Applying some...

Room: AcaciaTrack: SecurityTags: Security, Soft Skills/BusinessFormat: KidzMash SessionzLevel: Introductory and overview

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

Coaching & Communicating with Diverse Teams

Presented by: Kiera Prioleau
Time: Thursday 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Don’t worry; this isn’t the standard lecture on what diversity means and why it matters. Research shows that diverse teams are more innovative, productive, and just darn interesting. Diversity encompasses more than gender and race, which creates challenges for development team members and...

Room: Salon ATrack: Project Leadership/Soft SkillsTags: Soft Skills/BusinessFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate

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

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

DevOps as a Force Multiplier for Agile

Presented by: Nate Berent-Spillson
Time: Thursday 4:45 PM - 5:45 PM

So your development team uses Agile, but you keep running into process constraints because the rest of the organization is wedded to the status quo? In retros, you’re constantly coming up against inefficient, manual operations? Every step of building a software product eats away at your...

Room: NileTrack: DevOpsTags: Soft Skills/BusinessFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate

The Definitive Guide to Organizing Community Events

Presented by: Jennifer Wadella
Time: Thursday 4:45 PM - 5:45 PM

Community organizing is no small feat and is VITAL to sustaining a technical workforce of learning, growth, and diversity. Since its foundation in 2013, Kansas City Women in Technology has grown to a volunteer team of more than 60 leaders running 6 technical/coding programs and several events per...

Room: Salon HTrack: Project Leadership/Soft SkillsTags: Soft Skills/BusinessFormat: 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

Technical Leadership 101

Presented by: John Rouda
Time: Friday 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

We all have potential to be technical leaders. What is a leader? My daughter says it’s the person in front of you in line. She’s right… in a way. A leader is just someone we follow. This talk will explore how we can lead those to our right and to our left. How to lead from any level, not...

Room: ZambeziTrack: Project Leadership/Soft SkillsTags: Soft Skills/BusinessFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

The Creative Process of Coding

Presented by: Charlie Sweet
Time: Friday 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

The process of writing software is often misunderstood. When you write business software you are not doing science, but rather art. Your job is not to build, but rather to design. Designing good software is about more than writing code. Knowing what code to write requires empathy and good...

Room: Portia/WisteriaTrack: Programming PrinciplesTags: Soft Skills/BusinessFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview
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

Owning Your Experience: Talking about Mental Health In the Workplace

Presented by: Arthur Doler
Time: Friday 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

Your thoughts and your emotions affect your work, no matter how much you pretend that you can leave them at the door of your workplace. It's easy to deny your own experience the importance it deserves, especially if it's only inside your own head. But boxing it all away because you have "work to do"...

Room: Salon DTrack: Project Leadership/Soft SkillsTags: Soft Skills/BusinessFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate
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
11:00 AM

Lunch

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

Room: Suite 1 / Suite 6

Hiring and Inspiring an Exceptional Team

Presented by: Seth Petry-Johnson
Time: Friday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Management gets a bad rap in technical circles, and for good reason: many managers are terrible, and it shows! Rising above the pointy-haired-boss stereotypes is easier than you might think. By grounding your leadership style in management science, and adding a touch of emotional intelligence, you...

Room: NileTrack: Project Leadership/Soft SkillsTags: Soft Skills/BusinessFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate

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

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

Room: Salon C
12:15 PM

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

Programmer burnout: how to recognize and avoid it

Presented by: Santosh Hari
Time: Friday 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Burnout among software professionals is far more widespread than we would like to admit. It sneaks up on us. At first we dread going in to work each day. We can barely focus enough to get through the day and struggle with otherwise simple-for-us tasks. It starts there and gets much worse. So what...

Room: Indigo BayTrack: Project Leadership/Soft SkillsTags: Soft Skills/BusinessFormat: 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

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

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

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

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