Session Schedule

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

Tuesday

No Sessions

Wednesday

No Sessions

Thursday

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
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
11:45 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
3:30 PM

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
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

Friday

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
11:00 AM

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