Session Schedule

Session Schedule2019-01-07T06:25:51-05:00

Tuesday

8:00 AM

Building Trust and Breaking Barriers (with LEGO!)

Presented by: Thomas Haver
Time: Tuesday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

LEGO(R) sets are fun to build, but who has ever attempted to build a set without looking at the instructions? In this workshop, attendees will form teams and attempt to build a LEGO(R) set without instructions. Through a series of iterative exercises that provide more product details, the teams will...

Room: Salon A/HTrack: Teams/Leadership/The Future of WorkTags: Leadership, Soft Skills/Business, TestingFormat: PreCompilerLevel: Introductory and overview

Building Your First Voice Experience with Alexa

Presented by: Jeff Blankenburg
Time: Tuesday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This workshop will dive right in to getting you set up and started building a voice-based experience with Alexa. You will leave this session with a working Alexa skill that you can customize and publish as your own. We will cover topics around voice design best practices, voice interactions,...

Room: Salon E/DTrack: Web/Front-EndTags: Cloud, Big Data, Design (UI/UX/CSS), Javascript, TestingFormat: PreCompilerLevel: Introductory and overview
1:00 PM

Test-Design Based Thinking For Fun and Profit

Presented by: Jenna Charlton, Jenny Bramble
Time: Tuesday 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Test design-based thinking is critical at every level of software development, starting at the user story and continuing until the code has been deployed to production. Testers, developers, designers, and product owners all benefit from understanding the basic techniques for developing good test...

Room: ZambeziTrack: Software QualityTags: Other, TestingFormat: PreCompilerLevel: Introductory and overview

Wednesday

No Sessions

Thursday

8:00 AM

The Science of Testing

Presented by: Thomas Haver
Time: Thursday 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

In the past decade the software development paradigm has shifted to “deliver fast” -- with concomitant frameworks and methodologies to support that emphasis – but without proper consideration of quality. So most teams end up failing fast and hard when development continues beyond a shaky...

Room: CypressTrack: Software QualityTags: TestingFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview
10:30 AM

Building Accessible Web Apps

Presented by: Cory House
Time: Thursday 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Are your apps accessible? Can a blind user navigate your app with a screenreader? Can the colorblind consume your content? Since 2017, multiple US court cases have ruled that the Americans with Disabilities Act applies to websites and mobile apps. So there are legal risks to consider as well. In...

Room: ZambeziTrack: Software QualityTags: Design (UI/UX/CSS), Testing, Diversity/Equity/InclusionFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview
3:30 PM

Automate Mobile Application Testing in the Cloud with Microsoft App Center

Presented by: Aaron LaBeau
Time: Thursday 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Every year new mobile devices are released for iOS and Android. With the list of supported devices growing, testing applications on physical devices is becoming more challenging and costly. In this session, Aaron will review mobile application testing strategies, frameworks, and solutions around...

Room: CypressTrack: MobileTags: Mobile, TestingFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Friday

9:45 AM

Ten Things Every Voice Application Should Do

Presented by: Jeff Blankenburg
Time: Friday 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

In my experience building dozens of skills for Alexa, and working with hundreds of developers on their own voice applications, I've identified ten specific patterns that are common to the most successful of the bunch. This presentation will cover these ten topics, giving you the insight an...

Room: CypressTrack: UI/DesignTags: Cloud, Design (UI/UX/CSS), Testing, Diversity/Equity/InclusionFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview
2:45 PM

Confessions of a TDD Late Adopter

Presented by: Jeffrey Miller
Time: Friday 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

After two decades of rehashing Test Driven Development techniques, what’s left to say? A lot! Hear from a seasoned software developer and consultant about the journey to TDD adoption despite objections, skepticism, insecurity, and procrastination along the way. Old dogs can learn new...

Room: Salon A/HTrack: Programming PrinciplesTags: Soft Skills/Business, TestingFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview