Session List

Session List2019-10-02T20:07:53+00:00

Arts & Crafts with AWS Glue Workshop

Presented by: Lydia White

Constructing and administering a big data scale Extract, Transform & Load (ETL) and Business Intelligence (BI) pipeline can be expensive and complicated. Fortunately, Amazon Web Services (AWS) simplifies this with Glue and QuickSight services. Glue, a fully managed, serverless and cloud-optimized...

Tags: Cloud, Big Data, PythonFormat: PreCompilerLevel: Introductory and overview

Badge My IoT Life, Part 1

Presented by: Paul Pagel

What can play games on the go, show your best face to the world, establish your geek creds way better than any iPhone, and potentially do some useful work too? Why, the "official" CodeMash 2020 IoT Badge of course! ...

Tags: HardwareFormat: PreCompilerLevel: Introductory and overview

Build your first full-stack Blazor app

Presented by: Ed Charbeneau

The arrival of WebAssembly begins a new era for .NET web developers, allowing client-side applications written in C# to run directly in the browser. Blazor is a newly emerging client-side UI platform from the ASP.NET Core team, offering a productive and powerful way to construct large-scale...

Tags: .NETFormat: PreCompilerLevel: Introductory and overview

Design & Research Fundamentals for Developers

Presented by: Alex White

How do you know what you’re building is important to your customers? As a developer, it’s easy for you to jump right into the code when given a problem to solve, but what if you build something that nobody wants? Taking the time to design and research your product can help you better meet the...

Tags: Design (UI/UX/CSS)Format: PreCompilerLevel: Introductory and overview

Functional F# Programming in .NET – A success story

Presented by: Riccardo Terrell

Do you want to learn F# and Functional Programming? Well, you better start coding! Learning a new programming language is not easy, on top of reading a lot you need to practice even more. This workshop is designed to teach you some of the basics of F# and Functional Programming by combining theory...

Tags: .NET, Functional ProgrammingFormat: PreCompilerLevel: Introductory and overview

Hacking Your Emotional API: Emotional Intelligence in Practice

Presented by: John Sawers, Aaron Aldrich

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. ...

Tags: Soft Skills/BusinessFormat: PreCompilerLevel: Introductory and overview

Hands On Threat Modeling Workshop

Presented by: Robert Hurlbut

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...

Tags: Security, Soft Skills/BusinessFormat: PreCompilerLevel: Intermediate

Introduction to Kubernetes

Presented by: James Strong

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.

Tags: Cloud, OtherFormat: PreCompilerLevel: Introductory and overview

Putting the D&D in TDD

Presented by: George Walters II, Guy Royse

Are you tired of TDD workshops that make you do boring things like calculating bowling scores and prime factors or demonstrate how to win the game of life? If so, this is the session for you! In this TDD workshop, we will be building the domain model for EverCraft -- a new MMORPG from Blizzards of...

Tags: .NET, Java, Javascript, Ruby/Rails, Python, TestingFormat: PreCompilerLevel: Introductory and overview

Frozen Fun: Super Cool Winter Science Experiments!

Presented by: Faye Thompson

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.

Tags: OtherFormat: KidzMash SessionzLevel: Introductory and overview

Puzzles and Pentominoes

Presented by: Vicki Glenn

Have you ever heard of pentominoes? Think of a cross between tetris and tangrams. These shapes are a great way to learn about geometry and most importantly, have fun while doing it. This hands on session will allow kids of all ages to discover, create, and play with pentominoes while learning...

Format: KidzMash SessionzLevel: Introductory and overview

Badge My IoT Life, Part 2

Presented by: Paul Pagel

What can play games on the go, show your best face to the world, establish your geek creds way better than any iPhone, and potentially do some useful work too? Why, the "official" CodeMash 2020 IoT Badge of course! ...

Tags: HardwareFormat: PreCompilerLevel: Introductory and overview

Building a Full CRUD Application in Excel with VBA and SQL Integration

Presented by: Derek Mulhausen

In this talk, we will build a full application from scratch in Excel to store customer discounts in Excel. We will start with recording a macro to quickly prototype some of our actions and then dig into the underlying code to polish the formatting and produce a product that can be put into...

Tags: Design (UI/UX/CSS), Functional ProgrammingFormat: PreCompilerLevel: Intermediate

Codemash VoiceHack 2020

Presented by: Jeff Blankenburg

This is a pre-compiler for learning how to build voice applications using Alexa. We will cover things like intents, sample utterances, handlers, and voice design principles. You'll learn how to use AWS Lambda functions, talk to APIs, and even how to make some money. ...

Format: PreCompilerLevel: Intermediate

Get Up and Running Quickly With Vue.js

Presented by: Burton Smith

Whether you are enhancing a legacy application or starting a greenfield project, Vue.js can help reduce your development time. Vue.js a very lightweight and fast JavaScript framework that makes it ideal for modern applications - from using it as a library to create some enhanced features in your...

Tags: Design (UI/UX/CSS), JavascriptFormat: PreCompilerLevel: Introductory and overview

GIT: From beginner to Fearless

Presented by: Brian Gorman

This training is an introduction to GIT for source control. We'll take a look at getting started with GIT on our own machines, as well as working with GIT at public/private repositories on GitHub and/or BitBucket. Tools we'll use include BASH and VSCode ...

Format: PreCompilerLevel: Intermediate

Hadoop Essentials

Presented by: Eric Richardson

Big Data and Cloud platforms have their origins in Hadoop. Learn the fundamentals of HDFS, Map Reduce and Yarn the three core components of Apache Hadoop. You will start a sandbox cluster, interact with HDFS, learn how HDFS saves data and why it does it that way. MapReduce is an important...

Tags: Big DataFormat: PreCompilerLevel: Intermediate

iOS Application Security Testing

Presented by: Hans Weisheimer

This hands-on session is aimed at mobile app developers, QA testers, aspiring security testers, and other suspicious persons. ...

Tags: Mobile, Security, TestingFormat: PreCompilerLevel: Intermediate

Kubernetes hands-on (Workshop)

Presented by: Rob Richardson

Kubernetes is how you run Docker in production. Bring your laptop with Docker for Windows or Docker for Mac edge version installed. We'll walk through getting a K8s cluster fired up on Docker-Desktop, minikube, and on Azure. You'll be hosting Docker containers in development and production in no...

Tags: CloudFormat: PreCompilerLevel: Introductory and overview

Let's Build a Pringles Ring!

Presented by: Charles Yost

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...

Tags: OtherFormat: KidzMash SessionzLevel: Introductory and overview

Let's play!

Presented by: Jean Lange, Remy Porter

Improv games ~ZIP!~ build skills like paying attention ~ZAP!~, switching roles ~ZOP!~, negotiating uncertainty ~...zzZIP?~, and celebrating failure ~ZOP! HURRAH!~ ...

Format: PreCompilerLevel: Introductory and overview

Reactive Extensions Without Marbles

Presented by: Eric Smith

ReactiveX is an exciting technology that's rapidly becoming pervasive, with implementations in Java, Swift, JavaScript and more. It has use cases from asynchronous calls to UI development, but unfortunately most tutorials and ...

Format: PreCompilerLevel: Intermediate

Tech Debt Be Gone! Time to Refactor JavaScript

Presented by: Joe Morgan, Laurie Barth

It’s been a battle, but the code is finally working. It’s time to clean it up, but not so fast, something else is on fire and the code has to be pushed as it is. Whenever there is time to refactor something else comes up. Of course, this doesn’t just happen once. A quick change here. A little...

Tags: JavascriptFormat: PreCompilerLevel: Intermediate

Xamarin Forms Workshop

Presented by: Jason Awbrey

Interested in learning more about Xamarin, but not sure where to start? This workshop will give you a guerrilla introduction to the Xamarin platform, including live coding exercises in building a cross platform app with Xamarin Forms. ...

Tags: .NET, MobileFormat: PreCompilerLevel: Introductory and overview

Soldering: Alchemy for Makers

Presented by: Jameson Hampton

Soldering is like alchemy? What does that mean?? ...

Tags: HardwareFormat: KidzMash DivezLevel: Introductory and overview

May the Turtle be With You

Presented by: Adrienne Tacke

Did you know you can draw and create simple games with Python's built-in Turtle module? No? Well you're in luck! ...

Tags: PythonFormat: KidzMash SessionzLevel: Intermediate

Application Security, Basic, Intermediate, Advanced

Presented by: Bill Sempf

Bill will be joining us to teach a dynamic course to help us think like an attacker and give us all the coding tips we need to stop them cold in their tracks. Even the most experienced developers are sure to pick up some new tips and tricks. This hands-on half-day workshop will have something for...

Tags: Security, TestingFormat: PreCompilerLevel: Intermediate

Building an educational game with .NET Core and Unity3D (Workshop)

Presented by: Johnny Hooyberghs

If you are waiting for a deep dive into .NET Core, the Microsoft Compiler Platform and Unity3D this workshop is for you! No high-level tech demos, but a real-life application that is used in schools. Building an educational game, with robots fighting to the death, from scratch, will be a blast. This...

Tags: .NET, Design (UI/UX/CSS)Format: PreCompilerLevel: Intermediate

Building Declarative UI with SwiftUI

Presented by: Jeff Kelley

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...

Tags: Mobile, OtherFormat: PreCompilerLevel: Introductory and overview

Building Quality JavaScript With Test-Driven Development

Presented by: Steven Hicks

Learning Test-Driven Development (TDD) is frustrating. The first couple tests feel strange - you wonder why you're writing tests that fail on purpose. Before long, you find yourself behind schedule from spending so much time on tests. You abandon unit testing completely. You'll write them...

Tags: Javascript, TestingFormat: PreCompilerLevel: Introductory and overview

Decision Making in the Face of Uncertainty

Presented by: Gary Short

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...

Tags: Soft Skills/BusinessFormat: PreCompilerLevel: Intermediate

From Particle to Alexa

Presented by: Brandon Satrom, Jeff Blankenburg

In this 4-hour workshop, you will get to work with the two teams behind Particle IoT hardware and Amazon Alexa to build and code your own IoT device, which you can then command with your own Alexa skill. ...

Format: PreCompilerLevel: Introductory and overview

Get Progressive with it

Presented by: Matthew LaForest

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 trap. ...

Tags: Design (UI/UX/CSS), Javascript, Mobile, OtherFormat: PreCompilerLevel: Intermediate

Kafka: Build, Deploy, and Monitor Your First Real-World Application

Presented by: Justin Pihony

Companies nowadays are finding it critical to be able to gather and analyze massive amounts of disparately-sourced data, quickly and reliably. By diving into the fundamentals of Apache Kafka, you will learn how it can be more than a superior, distributed messaging system, but also a platform to...

Tags: Big Data, Functional ProgrammingFormat: PreCompilerLevel: Intermediate

Making Reality Virtual: Simulating Experiences with VR Prototyping

Presented by: Scott Showalter

Take the Red Pill, and let's dive into the mind-bending Matrix that is Virtual Reality prototyping. Not just for gaming (though that's cool too), a new dimension of experience simulation is now open to designers of software as well as physical products, to observe customer interaction and gather...

Format: PreCompilerLevel: Intermediate

The Demystifying Docker and Kubernetes DOJO

Presented by: Barry Tarlton, Michael Frayer

Want to be able to able to go from code to containers and then to a fully resilient, cluster managed environment like Kubernetes? Then this session is for you! This session will start with your code (or ours if you don't want to bring your own) and take you through the steps of packaging it as a...

Tags: CloudFormat: PreCompilerLevel: Intermediate

Workshop: JVM Application Monitoring with Micrometer, Prometheus, and Grafana

Presented by: Andrew Fitzgerald, Nathan Zender

Tired of waiting for reports from users to let you know your application is having performance issues? If you’re looking for a way to increase visibility into your application beyond plain text logs, this is the pre-compiler for you! ...

Tags: Cloud, JavaFormat: PreCompilerLevel: Advanced

Super-Secret Spy Club

Presented by: Matt Insko

Get inducted into the first-ever KidzMash “Super-Secret Spy Club!” ...

Tags: Hardware, Security, Soft Skills/BusinessFormat: KidzMash SessionzLevel: Introductory and overview

Knitting and Spinning for Fun and Non-Profit

Presented by: Bill Horvath

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....

Tags: OtherFormat: KidzMash DivezLevel: Introductory and overview

Electricity: How your Popcorn gets Popped!

Presented by: Eric Richardson

Fun, interactive presentation on how electricity is generated and transmitted to your home, just so you can pop popcorn in the microwave! Coal, Natural Gas, Hydro, Nuclear, and Solar. You will learn about turbines, generators, power lines, transformers, circuit breakers and most importantly...

Format: KidzMash SessionzLevel: Introductory and overview

Analysis and Defense of Automotive Networks

Presented by: Samuel Hollifield

Note: This precompiler will require an additional ticket purchase in order to retain the Arduino hardware featured in the presentation. ...

Tags: Hardware, Python, SecurityFormat: PreCompilerLevel: Introductory and overview

Building a DevSecOps Pipeline

Presented by: Gene Gotimer

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...

Tags: Other, SecurityFormat: PreCompilerLevel: Intermediate

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

Presented by: Faye Thompson, Charles Husemann

These virtues are formed in man by his doing the actions. ...

Tags: Soft Skills/BusinessFormat: PreCompilerLevel: Intermediate

Creating a Cohesive Collection of Components with React

Presented by: Russell Skaggs

Component libraries enable teams to do more work quicker. It frees up our designers and developers to work on big issues, while allowing them to make updates with surgical precision. Building components within React has never been easier. During this presentation we will: create a set of React...

Tags: Design (UI/UX/CSS), JavascriptFormat: PreCompilerLevel: Advanced

Ensure Your Users Experience - A Trip Around User Validation Tools

Presented by: Rick Clymer, Aaron Glass

In today’s fast feedback world, getting our product in front of users often is incredibly important. But how do we know our product is ready to go in front of our users. Sure, we have 1,000’s of unit and integration tests on each of our microservices, but what happens when we put them all...

Tags: Javascript, Python, TestingFormat: PreCompilerLevel: Intermediate

Hands-on Infrastructure as Code

Presented by: Andrew May

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.

Tags: Cloud, OtherFormat: PreCompilerLevel: Intermediate

Help Cure the #1 Leading Cause of Death in America

Presented by: Luther Hill

The number one leading cause of death in America is Cardiovascular Disease. Doctors often spend years researching cures for this disease without any results. ...

Tags: Cloud, Big Data, Javascript, PythonFormat: PreCompilerLevel: Advanced

Java 9, 10 & 11 Workshop

Presented by: Christopher Judd

With the quick moving 6-month Java train releases, you like many Java developers and organizations may have remained on Java 8 waiting for the next Long-Term-Support (LTS) release. Well, Java 11 is here so it is time to begin the adoption and upgrading. Java 9 was a HUGE release with many impactful...

Tags: JavaFormat: PreCompilerLevel: Intermediate

Micro Frontends: Breaking up the Frontend Monolith

Presented by: Kito Mann

Over the past several years we have embraced microservices as a way to “break up the monolith” and reduce complexity, allowing teams to focus on specific areas of functionality, while providing more flexible scaling and better fault isolation. However, for most of us, the front-end has remained...

Tags: Java, JavascriptFormat: PreCompilerLevel: Intermediate

Practical Microservices: Get Hands-on with Event Sourcing and CQRS

Presented by: Ethan Garofolo

Have you attempted a microservices architecture and struggled? Have you read about event sourcing and CQRS, but are disappointed to only find high-level descriptions? Want to get hands-on and actually learn these concepts in the context of a functioning system? This workshop does just that. ...

Format: PreCompilerLevel: Advanced

Roblox Racing

Presented by: Jason Bowling

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.

Tags: OtherFormat: KidzMash SessionzLevel: Introductory and overview

Server Side Swift Saves CodeMash: Breaking free of the phone

Presented by: Anne Cahalan

CodeMash is a whirlwind of great workshops, talks, and experiences. If only you could capture these insights and save them forever... ...

Tags: Mobile, OtherFormat: PreCompilerLevel: Intermediate

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

Presented by: Saad Kamal, Ryan Frederick

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...

Tags: Design (UI/UX/CSS), Soft Skills/BusinessFormat: PreCompilerLevel: Advanced

Breadboard Electronics Project

Presented by: Steven Swenson

In this hands-on session we will be building a small electronics project using breadboards. Breadboards are a fundamental part of playing with electronics and is a great way to start having fun with electronics projects. Each student will receive their own breadboard and small electronics kit. All...

Tags: HardwareFormat: KidzMash DivezLevel: Introductory and overview

Calling All Space Cadets!

Presented by: Rachel, Nathan, and Ignatius Coulter

Who’s ready to leave the earth? It’s time to complete Astronaut Training! Come explore the way real astronauts prepare for the challenges that await. Learn how to overcome scorching sun, freezing shade, microgravity, and more as you conquer the vacuum of space.

Format: KidzMash SessionzLevel: Introductory and overview

Building Mobile Applications with the Ionic Framework

Presented by: Robert Lair

Have you wanted to start developing mobile applications, but have found that selecting the right technology, framework, and language is overwhelming? Ionic provides a framework that allows developers to build applications using familiar web technologies in order to produce a native application...

Tags: Javascript, MobileFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Effective DevOps with Knative & Istio

Presented by: Siva Kumar

Are you trying to deploy Istio to your Kubernetes clusters? Need to know more about serverless workloads on Knative? Are you looking to integrate DevOps practices like traffic splitting, versioning, chaos engineering into your deployment practices? We will discuss how to effectively adopt DevOps...

Format: General SessionLevel: Intermediate

End to End Testing with Cypress

Presented by: Avindra Fernando

Lots of companies are investing in end to end testing to release high quality software and remain competitive in today’s market. But, end to end testing also come with a set of challenges that we have to overcome. Setting up, writing, running, and debugging these tests could be challenging and...

Tags: JavascriptFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Full Total World Global Domination: Creating a Geographically Redundant Website.

Presented by: Ryan Miller

Who doesn't want to dominate the world with a geo-redundant website that is actively served from multiple regions simultaneously and can seamlessly fail over when problems occur? Haven't we been hearing about this for years? The cloud is everywhere now. It's just button clicks, 5 minutes, easy...

Tags: .NET, CloudFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

How I overcame my fear of JavaScript

Presented by: Kim DelSenno

As a front- end developer, my current job has me using HTML, CSS, and a little bit of JavaScript. In this talk, I am going to walk you through exactly how I got over a major career slump and overcame my fear of going deeper into the world of JavaScript. I will walk you through how I learned to use...

Tags: JavascriptFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Making Faces: Image Reduction and Recognition

Presented by: Steve Crow

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...

Tags: Big Data, Other, PythonFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Open Source XAML Takes You Places!

Presented by: Sam Basu

XAML started life as a simple thin UI markup layer, but has had a surprisingly eventful history over years – from phenomenal rise to teetering on life support. Today, XAML powers a lot of app platforms and seems poised for success going forward. And almost all of XAML application stacks are now...

Format: General SessionLevel: Intermediate

Python, the world beyond scripting

Presented by: Charles Yost

Python is a wonderful language for writing simple scripts. But have you ever wondered how to go to the next level? What does it take to create a library, a desktop application, or a web application in Python? How does documentation, testing, packaging, and deployment work? What are all these crazy...

Tags: PythonFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Quantity vs. Quality: Is less (code) really more?

Presented by: Anne Cahalan

We all strive to write clean, concise, reusable code. Everyone's had a moment of looking at a 500-line file or a 50-line method and thinking, "This is just too much code!" There can be real joy in breaking a giant mess into small, tidy bits. But when does the quest for brevity lead us into a swamp...

Format: General SessionLevel: Intermediate

TDD Designer Style: Styleguide Driven Development

Presented by: Matthew LaForest

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...

Tags: Design (UI/UX/CSS), Javascript, Other, TestingFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Technical debt must die - Communicating code to business stakeholders

Presented by: Matt Eland

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...

Tags: Soft Skills/BusinessFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate

The UX of Configuration Files

Presented by: Eemeli Aro

Developers are people too, and should be your primary concern when designing an interface for them to configure your tools and libraries. In other words, there are better options than JSON available, but they each come with associated costs and limitations. How well do JSON5, YAML and TOML play with...

Tags: Design (UI/UX/CSS), JavascriptFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate

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

Presented by: Angela Pinney

Gene Spafford said: “The only truly secure system is one that is powered off...” ...

Tags: Security, Soft Skills/Business, TestingFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

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

Presented by: Wes Delp

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',...

Tags: OtherFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Wizarding 101: Static Electricity Magic Tricks

Presented by: Sean Wedig

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,...

Tags: OtherFormat: KidzMash SessionzLevel: Introductory and overview

A .NET Data Access Layer You're Proud of (Without Entity Framework)

Presented by: Jonathan "J." Tower

If you're a .NET developer, it almost goes without saying that you use Entity Framework as part of the data access code on your software projects. Sometimes, EF is just right for the job, but other times you want something more simple, with better control of the generated SQL queries, and more...

Tags: .NETFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate

Angular and The Case for RxJS

Presented by: Sandi Barr

When choosing Angular to build a front end app, it can seem like RxJS is just one more thing to learn, and there’s no easy transition coming from another framework. But RxJS is efficient and expressive! We declare relationships between entities, describing the what not the how. The basic sequence...

Tags: Functional Programming, JavascriptFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate

Beware of dark clouds on the horizon

Presented by: Andrew May

There are many benefits to be gained in moving your infrastructure to the cloud, but many more ways in which it can go horribly wrong. ...

Tags: CloudFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate

Capture That Flag : How CTF Competitions Make You a Better Developer

Presented by: John Koerner

Have you ever been asked to "think like a hacker?" Do your eyes glaze over when you have to sit through a security audit of your application? Do you want to avoid having an incident like Target, Capital One, or Equifax? If any of these apply to you, consider participating in a Capture the Flag (CTF)...

Tags: SecurityFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Document Yourself: A framework for career advancement

Presented by: Michelle Brenner

The goal of this workshop is to document yourself the way you would document code. You wouldn’t expect someone who wants to use the program you built to read every line of code. Instead, they’re relying on the design documents and doc strings to know how it works. The same is true with your...

Format: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Going crazy with CQRS

Presented by: Seth Kraut

CQRS stands for Command Query Responsibility Segregation, which doesn’t clarify that much. CQRS is a high performance, event oriented flavor of Domain Driven Design. CQRS challenges our normal conception of design. By separating read and write logic, this architecture unlocks unique possibilities....

Tags: .NET, JavaFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate

Going Loonie: Rebuilding the tape deck experience with Elixir, Nerves and RFID

Presented by: Ole Michaelis

My wife and I built an Open Source, RFID based, WIFI enabled cassette-style recorder, powered by Elixir and the Nerves Framework. We call it the Looniebox, and it’s a wonderful way to share the old “fumble with scissors in the cassette to fix it” experience with our kids. ...

Format: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

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

Presented by: Jim Wilson

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,...

Tags: Cloud, Big Data, Other, PythonFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Kotlin for C# Developers

Presented by: Alex Dunn

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. ...

Tags: .NET, Java, Mobile, OtherFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Project Zero or Removing barriers for creating OSS libraries

Presented by: Jimmy Byrd

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...

Tags: .NET, Functional Programming, OtherFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Super Sleuth Testers: Unlocking the Power of Browser Developer Tools

Presented by: Hilary Weaver-Robb

There’s a tool to aid our testing that we all have access to all the time. It’s hidden in plain sight, you just have to know the secret code to get to it. This secret tool? The browser’s developer tools, of course! Learn how the developer tools in your browser can give you insight into what...

Tags: TestingFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Support Emoji ๐Ÿ’‍โ™€๏ธ and Go Worldwide ๐ŸŒ with Unicode

Presented by: Joe Sewell

As the world becomes more and more connected, the way people communicate becomes more and more important. A prominent example is emoji: those little icons that are popular in text messages ๐Ÿ“ฑ and on social media ๐Ÿค. Proposals for new emoji will often make the news. But did you know that emoji...

Tags: Big DataFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Taking a byte of Java Bytecode

Presented by: Magnus Stahre

Java, Scala, Groovy, Kotlin, JRuby, Jython, Clojure. What do all these languages have in common? They are all powered by Java Bytecode. With the current ecosystem of languages running on the JVM, it is becoming important to learn more about the least common denominator. This talk gives an...

Tags: JavaFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Usability Starts With Accessibility

Presented by: Patrick McSweeny

For many web developers, accessibility is an afterthought, if they even think about it at all. What they fail to realize is that planning for accessibility from the beginning can actually enhance the design process rather than hindering it, with the end result being more usable by everyone. This...

Tags: Design (UI/UX/CSS)Format: General SessionLevel: Intermediate

Rebel Revolt Escape Room

Presented by: Danielle Richardson

The United World Government has almost completed its Warhead Anti-matter Response Facility. As a member of The Resistance, you cannot let that happen. You must infiltrate the facility, steal the anti-matter warhead, and rig the place to blow. This facility cannot go online if The Resistance is ever...

Format: KidzMash DivezLevel: Introductory and overview

+5, Insightful: Azure Application Insights to improve your code

Presented by: Tim Jarzombek

You've worked hard on your app and are excited to finally release it. However, you start seeing reports of slowness, and it seems to crash once every 7 hours. Learn how to use Azure Application Insights to identify application issues like slow performance and crashes down to the line of code running...

Tags: .NET, CloudFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Adding Search Capabilities to your Applications with Elastic Search

Presented by: Rod Paddock

User: We need to add the capabilities of Google Search to our application. Developer: When do you need this? User: Next week would be Greaatttt! Developer: OH! ...

Tags: .NET, Cloud, Big DataFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate

Antifragile Teams

Presented by: Charlie Sweet

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. ...

Tags: Soft Skills/BusinessFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate

API Design - The Right Way

Presented by: Jit Krishnamurthy

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...

Tags: Cloud, OtherFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Building a Custom CSS Framework Was Easier Than I Thought

Presented by: Nate Taylor

If you're like me, you've used several different front end frameworks such as Bootstrap, SemanticUI and others. You've enjoyed that they give you consistent components and layout. ...

Tags: Design (UI/UX/CSS), JavascriptFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Cosmic Full-Stack a Blazor, ML.NET, and CosmosDB Mashup

Presented by: Ed Charbeneau

Are you ready to count down to liftoff? In this session, we test the limits of the .NET stack in an incredible mission to build BlazePort, a futuristic ride share app for space travel. We'll use a mashup of the latest in .NET technologies: leveraging CosmosDB for data persistence, model travel...

Tags: .NETFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

HTML Semantics: #a11y in web development

Presented by: Jemima Abu

HTML is, by default, accessible. However, people tend to reinvent the wheel by not using the proper elements for their purposes. ...

Format: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Intro to Hacking with the Raspberry Pi

Presented by: Sarah Withee

You've heard lots of hype about the Raspberry Pi, the credit-card sized computer available for under $40. This (updated) talk will introduce some of the Pi's features, explore some sample projects you can create, and show you how to write code to control hardware through it's IO pins. After this...

Tags: Hardware, PythonFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Let’s Make Hello Kitty Talk!

Presented by: Kito Mann

This session explains what computers, apps, and software are (including less common computers like cars and IoT devices like Alexa devices) and then quickly jumps into building a simple game using HTMl5 Canvas, Web Components, JavaScript and Web Platform APIs to make Hello Kitty, Minions, Paw Patrol...

Tags: JavascriptFormat: KidzMash SessionzLevel: Introductory and overview

Make More ๐Ÿ’ฐ Money with Less ๐Ÿ›  Effort: ๐Ÿงช Experimentation Before Implementation

Presented by: Scott Showalter

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...

Tags: Design (UI/UX/CSS), Mobile, Other, Soft Skills/Business, TestingFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate

Practical Cryptography for Developers

Presented by: Anthony Eden

Understanding the building blocks for cryptography is important for every software developer, especially as the quantity and value of data stored and sent over networks continues to grow. In this talk I will introduce you to the fundamentals of cryptography, demonstrating concepts such as symmetric...

Tags: SecurityFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

The Integration Game: How to Pick a Winning Integration Pattern

Presented by: Branden Bellanca

Point-to-Point, Hub-and-Spoke, ESB, Remote Process Invocation, batching... so many terms fly around when talking about enterprise integration. How can we best decide which of these is the "right tool for the job"? How can we develop an integration architecture that supports the business's needs,...

Tags: CloudFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Vue 3.0 Better, Faster & Stronger

Presented by: Dan Vega

Vue has just released (at the time of this presentation in 2020) it's long-awaited v3 and there are a ton of new features to get excited about. In this presentation we are going to cover some of the highlights with code examples of what's included in VueJS 3.0: ...

Tags: JavascriptFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate

What can Structured Logging do for you?

Presented by: Charles Yost

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...

Tags: OtherFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

A Mobile App Success Starter Pack

Presented by: Jeff Kelley

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...

Tags: Mobile, Soft Skills/BusinessFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

An Introduction to WebAssembly

Presented by: Guy Royse

Want to write a web application? Better get familiar with JavaScript JavaScript has long been the king of front-end. While there have been various attempts to dethrone it, they have typically involved treating JavaScript as an assembly-language analog that you transpile your code to. This has lead...

Tags: JavascriptFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Automating Your Automation: The Care and Feeding of Jenkins

Presented by: Jeff McKenzie

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...

Tags: OtherFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate

Bringing Order to Chaos

Presented by: Scott Connerly

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...

Tags: Other, Soft Skills/Business, TestingFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate

Conducting Humane Code Reviews

Presented by: Adrienne Tacke

Code reviews are a must in a proper development workflow, but what happens when performing or receiving one becomes as fun as getting a root canal? Instead of contributing meaningful suggestions, developers often use these reviews as an opportunity to rehash old arguments or show their...

Format: General SessionLevel: Intermediate

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

Presented by: Chad Green

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,...

Tags: Cloud, OtherFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Help! My Client Needs a VPAT and other Accessibility Questions

Presented by: Courtney Heitman

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. ...

Tags: Design (UI/UX/CSS), Other, TestingFormat: General SessionLevel: Advanced

Hobby Projects Are Awesome!

Presented by: Joel Byler

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...

Tags: Design (UI/UX/CSS), Other, Soft Skills/BusinessFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Impress Your Boss with Interactive Visualizations

Presented by: Tim Garvin

We all have little troves of data lying around, begging to be analyzed. In this session, we’ll talk about how to visualize your data to tell the story you want. Whether you’re trying to decide what support ticket to work on next, convincing your team it’s safe to let you rewrite a module, or...

Tags: Design (UI/UX/CSS), Javascript, PythonFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

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

Presented by: Mike Hand

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...

Tags: OtherFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Modular Monolith: the Best of Both Worlds

Presented by: Seth Kraut

First, everyone wrote monoliths, but monoliths invariably become a big ball of mud. Now, microservices are all the rage, but they come with significant complexity. Modular monoliths combine the simple development and deployment of monoliths with much of the decoupling of microservices. This session...

Tags: .NET, JavaFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Securing Your API Endpoints - A Practical Authentication Guide

Presented by: Seth Petry-Johnson

It's never been easier to expose services over HTTP. It's also never been easier to inadvertently expose security holes via those same services. ...

Tags: .NET, Javascript, SecurityFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate

Tests Your Pipeline Might Be Missing

Presented by: Gene Gotimer

Developing a delivery pipeline means more than just adding automated deploys to the development cycle. It’s about gaining confidence that your builds are viable candidates for release or production. For development to be successful, tests of all types must be incorporated throughout the process to...

Tags: Security, TestingFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

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

Presented by: Sho Fola

What sets good predictors apart from others? Is good judgment innate or something you can nurture? ...

Tags: Soft Skills/BusinessFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Android Developers Guide to Machine Learning.

Presented by: Godfrey Nolan

In this session we'll walk through various ways of adding machine learning models to your Android app. First we'll be looking at how to use TensorFlow and Firebase MLKit to train a model. And just to keep everything agnostic we'll also be looking at non-Google deep learning platforms like PyTorch...

Tags: Mobile, PythonFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate

API Gateways and Microservices: 2 peas in a pod

Presented by: Santosh Hari

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...

Tags: Cloud, Other, SecurityFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

By Our Powers Combined: Observability for Developers

Presented by: Aaron Aldrich

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....

Tags: Cloud, Other, TestingFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate

Going Fast: The Art of Delivering Quality Software Quickly

Presented by: Josh Carroll

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. ...

Tags: Soft Skills/BusinessFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Hacking Radiowaves for fun (but not profit)

Presented by: Craig Hills

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? ...

Tags: Hardware, Other, Soft Skills/BusinessFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Hold Up, Wait a Minute, Let Me Put Some Async In It

Presented by: Matthew Jones

The introduction of async/await to C# has irrevocably changed how .NET developers created their applications. But what about older applications? How can they get the async goodness? ...

Tags: .NETFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate

How to Get Started with Swift in 2020

Presented by: Leo Dion

Swift is now a half decade old since its introduction at WWDC 2014. With Swift 5 and ABI stability, Swift has matured into a language ready for new adopters. In this talk, Leo gives an introduction to Swift development as well as Swift’s journey from the iPhone to the Watch to servers. Leo also...

Format: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview


Presented by: Gary Short

Think your democracy is safe? Better think again. In this session I'll demonstrate the techniques that the 'black hat data scientists' use to get the result they want from any election or referenda. In this entertaining talk, I'll demonstrate techniques, both at the macro level - how to attack an...

Tags: Big DataFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Postman Delivers! A Deep Dive into API Testing.

Presented by: Bob Crowley

Whether you are a tester or a developer of HTTP API’s, chances are you are already using Postman to some degree. Chances are also that you are missing out on some of the advanced goodness. Using only features of the free version, this session introduces you to effective use of these features to...

Tags: TestingFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate

Protecting Yourself Online and IRL

Presented by: Steve Grunwell

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. ...

Tags: Security, Soft Skills/BusinessFormat: KidzMash SessionzLevel: Introductory and overview

Sell Yourself With a Software Quality Portfolio

Presented by: Aaron Glass

Finding new job opportunities can be stressful and intimidating. Talking about yourself might not be in your domain. Questions of uncertainty may arise. How do I make myself more marketable? How do I separate myself from the rest of the pack? How do I keep myself fresh? ...

Tags: TestingFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate

The Agile Designer: Aligning Dual-track UX and Development to Balance the Tactical and Strategic, Mi

Presented by: Jenna Chamra

Product teams everywhere are embracing Agile. It’s no wonder why: Agile creates better transparency, alignment and speed to market. The problem is, Agile was originally created for software developers. Design teams which try to adopt Agile often find themselves falling into “Faux-gile” or...

Tags: Design (UI/UX/CSS)Format: General SessionLevel: Intermediate

Unclogging Your Code: Linting 101

Presented by: Hannah Stannard

Consider your code base to be the dryer and the lint to be the stuff you really shouldn't be doing. Without a linter, all that fuzz is going to be trapped in your code! If you don't take care of this lint, your dryer will catch fire, much like your code base (also known as a dumpster fire). Join me...

Tags: JavascriptFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

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

Presented by: Matt Williams

So you stay on top of operating system vulnerabilities and patch ...

Tags: Other, SecurityFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Using Python to Develop a Discord Bot

Presented by: Raphael Gotfryd

Discord is the best way to communicate with your gamer friends. But what if I told you that you could create games with it? Well, you can in the form of a Discord bot. In this session we will go over many details about the Discord bot, and have a code along where you can make your own bot game for...

Tags: PythonFormat: KidzMash DivezLevel: Intermediate

Bold Penguin Sponsor Session

Presented by: Bold Penguin (Sponsor)

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Format: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

DreamFactory: Automatically generate, publish, and manage REST APIs.

Presented by: Dream Factory (Sponsor)

(Presented by Jason Gilmore, CTO, DreamFactory) We would like to present the DreamFactory platform as well as review use cases with the audience that can lend useful advice when building their future apps.

Format: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

JFrog Sponsor Session (Thursday)

Presented by: JFrog (Sponsor)

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Format: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

MongoDB Sponsor Session

Presented by: MongoDB (Sponsor)

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Format: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

So You Know How To Code? A Gameshow For Geeks...

Presented by: HMB (Sponsor)

(Presented by Presented by HMB Consultants) ...

Format: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

So, You Think Consulting Might Be For You?

Presented by: Leading EDJE (Sponsor)

(Presented by Larry Rickard, Chad Young, TBA) ...

Format: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

TMW Systems Sponsor Session

Presented by: TMW Systems (Sponsor)

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Format: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Fun with Paper Cubes

Presented by: Steven Swenson

In this fun hands-on session we will be building three-dimensional shapes from simple slips of paper. We will be folding paper together like simple origami legos! No glue! No staples! First we will fold together a few small cubes, and then the cubes can be locked together to form lots of...

Format: KidzMash SessionzLevel: Introductory and overview

A Series of Unfortunate Events - What Happens When Your App is Hacked.

Presented by: Joe Kuemerle

Many of us know about the various security checklists and how we should write more secure code. In this session we will move beyond top 10 lists and dive into the world of how attackers compromise systems and how they use those compromises to exploit both individuals and companies. ...

Tags: SecurityFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate

Coaching & Communicating with Diverse Teams

Presented by: Kiera Prioleau

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...

Tags: Soft Skills/BusinessFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate

Digging In: Getting Familiar With The Code To Be A Better Tester

Presented by: Hilary Weaver-Robb

Maybe you’ve been testing the same application for a while, and your rate of finding new bugs has slowed. Or you’re trying to find more ways to figure out what your devs are doing day to day. You have the tools at your disposal, you just need to dig in! ...

Tags: TestingFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Fast, Reliable, Powerful IoT Projects Built on Elixir With Nerves

Presented by: Joel Byler

Elixir was built to deliver low-latency, distributed and fault-tolerant systems, this is great for large enterprise applications but can also be leveraged to build impressive IoT applications on small single board linux machines like (but not limited to) a Raspberry Pi. Nerves was built to give...

Tags: Functional Programming, HardwareFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate

Fun, Friendly Computer Science

Presented by: Mercedes Bernard

Computer science concepts like Big O Notation, set theory, data structures, and principles of object-oriented programming sound intimidating, but they don’t have to be! This talk will dive into some fundamental computer science topics and debunk the myth that only ‘real’ programmers know CS. ...

Tags: JavascriptFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

JavaScript the Grumpy Parts

Presented by: Rob Richardson

We love JavaScript, but we must admit: it's weird. Why does `this` behave as it does? How does variable scope work? Why do we have such comical behavior when comparing mixed types? Let's pull back the covers of these scenarios, and learn how it truely works. You may find a new reason to fall in...

Tags: JavascriptFormat: General SessionLevel: Advanced

Learning R through sports, or learning sports through R

Presented by: Mike Roznik

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...

Tags: Big Data, Functional Programming, OtherFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Microservice Patterns - Implemented by Eclipse MicroProfile

Presented by: Ivar Grimstad

Architectures based on microservices introduce new challenges for architects and developers. New patterns emerge and existing are updated to be aligned to this relatively new architectural style. ...

Format: General SessionLevel: Advanced

Public Speaking For Engineers

Presented by: Robby Millsap

Have you ever wanted to deliver a session or keynote at your favorite conference? Have you ever attended a really boring session and thought, "I could do better than that!" Are you terrified of getting in front of your peers? Have you ever wondered how to effectively use humor to get your point...

Format: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Say No To Accidental Architecture! Code Your Design Systems Instead

Presented by: Burton Smith

Are you still rockin' a single "styles.css" file in or project or have styles scattered throughout your project? Do you find yourself fighting to override styles or throw the "!important" property around a lot? Does your project have 20 different kinds of buttons and you don't know why or even where...

Tags: Design (UI/UX/CSS)Format: General SessionLevel: Intermediate

TerseScript: JavaScript with 6 characters or less

Presented by: Mike Hand

Let's explore the unique properties of JavaScript and learn how to write ANYTHING using only brackets, parentheses, plus, and bang. When you go back to using your full keyboard, you'll do it with a better understanding of JavaScript and some of it's, um, "features." Some of these hacks should NOT be...

Tags: JavascriptFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate

The Immutable Laws of Software and Life: Code Accordingly

Presented by: Cory House

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...

Tags: Design (UI/UX/CSS), Other, Soft Skills/BusinessFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

User Interviews: More than Just a Conversation

Presented by: Ash Banaszek

Anyone who can carry a conversation can interview users, right? Not so. Gaining insight into user requirements, needs, and frustrations is a nuanced process. Without the proper training, even well-meaning researchers can lead, bias, and manipulate users into getting the answers researchers...

Format: General SessionLevel: Intermediate

What's New in Xamarin Forms 4.0

Presented by: Jason Awbrey

Xamarin Forms has evolved significantly since it's debug almost 5 years ago. The recently released v4 includes many awesome new features. In this session we'll look at the latest and greatest, including Shell, Visual Design, CollectionView and CarosuelView. We'll demonstrate hands-on examples of...

Tags: .NET, MobileFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate

App Deco - Applied Design Thinking for Secure Development

Presented by: Wolfgang Goerlich

Usability versus security is stupid. It forces us to choose one or the other. It excuses security breaches under the guise of usability. It automatically pits us against them, builders against breakers, developers against defenders. A better approach is to view security like usability: they happen...

Tags: Design (UI/UX/CSS), SecurityFormat: General SessionLevel: Advanced

Blockchain from the Firehose

Presented by: Jacob Coulter

Take an in-depth look at Bitcoin, the blockchain that started it all. This session will cover all the pieces required to build a trustless distributed ledger. Learn from the most fundamental building blocks like hashing algorithms, transactions, and blocks, to the more advanced concepts such as...

Tags: SecurityFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Building Scalable, Cloud-Ready Aplications with RESTier

Presented by: Chris Woodruff

In this advanced session, RESTier project leader Chris Woodruff will show you how to use RESTier to build high-quality cloud-ready applications. We'll use different code generation techniques to build out the infrastructure to maximize code reuse across tiers. We'll spin up Angular and Xamarin...

Tags: .NETFormat: General SessionLevel: Advanced

Deep Learning on the Edge

Presented by: Dan Kacenjar

Machine learning on microcontrollers? You bet! With the introduction of TensorFlow Lite, machine learning inferencing has moved to the edge... as in edge computing! Cloud-based servers or internet connections are no longer required. Machine learning can occur on the microcontroller, directly on the...

Tags: HardwareFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

DevOps as a Force Multiplier for Agile

Presented by: Nate Berent-Spillson

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...

Tags: Soft Skills/BusinessFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate

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

Presented by: Nate Taylor

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...

Tags: OtherFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Horizontal Scaling of Graph Databases

Presented by: Ryan Hendrickson

A very real problem is choosing what data to prioritize when storing it in a graph database. Most graph databases, including Neo4J, the number 1 graph database according to, do not scale horizontally. This leaves the size of the database constrained to how much disk space and ram is...

Tags: Cloud, Big DataFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate

Human Readable JavaScript: Using ES2015+ to Craft Better Code

Presented by: Laurie Barth

Love JavaScript? Awesome! Hate JavaScript? That's ok! In the past, JavaScript hasn’t always been easy to read; lots of dollar signs and slick one-liners do not a sustainable, high-longevity language make. ...

Tags: JavascriptFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate

Mutation Testing to the rescue of your Tests

Presented by: Nicolas Fränkel

Unit testing ensures your production code is relevant. But what does ensure your testing code is relevant? Come discover mutation testing and make sure your never forget another assert again. ...

Tags: Java, TestingFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Testing your UI Components

Presented by: Avindra Fernando

When our clients give us kudos for releasing high quality applications, it makes us happy. To achieve great levels of quality, we need to thoroughly test our applications. But we know that some forms of testing can be expensive and tedious at times. Unit and integration tests help overcome some of...

Tags: Design (UI/UX/CSS), Javascript, TestingFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate

The Definitive Guide to Organizing Community Events

Presented by: Jennifer Wadella

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...

Tags: Soft Skills/BusinessFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Twelve Spins on User Experience

Presented by: Keith Instone

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. ...

Tags: Design (UI/UX/CSS), Soft Skills/BusinessFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate

Usability Testing and User Acceptance Testing: Do You Really Need Both?

Presented by: Trent Nguyen

Imagine spending hours lovingly shopping for, cooking and presenting a delicious meal — only to discover your guest was allergic to its ingredients. That’s like living in a world without usability testing. ...

Tags: Design (UI/UX/CSS), TestingFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Vertical Slice Architecture

Presented by: Jimmy Bogard

Moving from a layered architecture to a vertical slice architecture can be a bit daunting. We remove abstractions, complex structures, and focus building on the axis of change, then what's next? What new structures, patterns, and policies will need to be introduced in this style of architecture? How...

Format: General SessionLevel: Intermediate

A Gentle Introduction to Building Serverless Apps with MongoDB Stitch

Presented by: Joe Karlsson

Do you want to crank out features the business wants, or spend a lot of time writing code and capacity planning for authentication, authorization, and complicated data access? Of course we all know the answer. ...

Format: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Azure Kinect DK: Artificial Intelligence + Computer Vision = Your Next Generation Development Today!

Presented by: Lance Larsen

Azure Kinect DK is most advanced Computer Vision device available for developers today! ...

Tags: .NET, Design (UI/UX/CSS), HardwareFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Building apps using Kotlin Native

Presented by: Godfrey Nolan

At Google I/O Kotlin was promoted to the primary language for Android development. But did you know you could use Kotlin to have a single Android and iOS code base? In this session we give an overview of how Kotlin Native and Kotlin Multiplatform can be used to create a Kotlin app that can be used...

Tags: MobileFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Event processing without breaking production

Presented by: Nathan Zender

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,...

Tags: Big Data, OtherFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

From Manual Testing to Automation Suite: A Guide For Everyone

Presented by: Mike Roznik

Do you start with automation? Manual tests? Should you always consider both? What about working with developers, can they help? Learn some easy stepping stones to go from manual testing to getting your feet wet with automation to writing full automation suites. In this talk you can expect lots of...

Tags: TestingFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Hack Your App - Intro to Mobile Security Testing

Presented by: Hans Weisheimer

Your phone really doesn’t want you to see what’s going on under the hood - it’s a feature. Many of the introspection capabilities that exist for web development are absent by default on mobile platforms. This is particularly frustrating when you need to validate assumptions or security...

Tags: Mobile, Security, TestingFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

People Networking 1100101

Presented by: Debbie Ryan

While Networking can be scary, it is a SKILL which can be learned and honed and has a wide array of positive impacts. Job postings are incapable of giving the full picture of the job, but through networking with an existing team member it can provide great insights. Finding a new colleague that...

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Solving the Boolean Identity Crisis

Presented by: Jeremy Fairbank

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...

Tags: Functional Programming, Javascript, OtherFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Speed, security and simplicity: Creating Container Images with Cloud Native Buildpacks

Presented by: Daniel Mikusa

Buildpacks are a pluggable, modular, language-agnostic tool that takes application source code and in turn give you an OCI (Open Container Initiative) image which you can run using Docker, Kubernetes or your OCI Runtime of choice. ...

Tags: .NET, Cloud, Java, Javascript, Ruby/Rails, Python, SecurityFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

StencilJS and Universal Components

Presented by: Mike Hartington

Have you ever found an awesome component online, but couldn’t use it because it’s written for a different framework? For too long now, frameworks have gotten in the way of developers sharing code that they’ve written. With different APIs to work with, developers would have to rewrite a...

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Technical Leadership 101

Presented by: John Rouda

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...

Tags: Soft Skills/BusinessFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

The best code, is the code never written.

Presented by: Daniel Davis

In the modern realms of software where getting to market fast and with minimal issues is a must in order to stay competitive, we need all the advantages we can get. One such advantage is to limit the amount of actual code produced and shipped. During this session we'll explore some of the practices,...

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The Creative Process of Coding

Presented by: Charlie Sweet

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. ...

Tags: Soft Skills/BusinessFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Well.. that's ONNX-pected

Presented by: Ron Dagdag

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...

Tags: .NET, Cloud, Big Data, Javascript, Other, PythonFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate

Have More Fun in Minecraft, With Redstone!

Presented by: Nathan Arthur

Have you ever wanted to build your own redstone machines in Minecraft? Come build cool redstone doors, traps, weapons, and farms with Benjamin (age 9) and Liam (age 7). But we won't just build them - we'll learn how they work - so you can build your own inventions at home! ...

Tags: HardwareFormat: KidzMash SessionzLevel: Intermediate

[KidzMash] Build a Binary Clock with a Raspberry Pi Zero Workshop

Presented by: Christopher Judd

Have you ever wanted to be the geekiest kid around? This session will earn you the crown. In this session, you build a clock that likely only you can read because it will display the time in binary (1s and 0s or on and off). You will learn how to control LEDs using a Raspberry Pi Zero. Along the way...

Tags: Hardware, PythonFormat: KidzMash DivezLevel: Advanced

API Design for ETL - Lessons from Nearly 100 Data Integrations in the Wild

Presented by: Dan Mosora

In the API Economy, users increasingly want to analyze and connect more of their business data, from small startup shops to multinational corporations. Thinking about making data available through an API? There are innumerable ways to slice the problem. How do you implement pagination? What data...

Tags: Cloud, Big DataFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate

Beyond Alt-Text: Trends in Online Accessibility

Presented by: Ian Forrest

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...

Tags: Design (UI/UX/CSS), OtherFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Building a super performant in Gatsby in under 50 Minutes

Presented by: Jennifer Wadella

Hey, Upper East Siders, Gossip Girl here bringing you the scoop on rapidly building static websites in React. I don’t know about you, but my site is in a major need of an overhaul, so we’re going to rebuild it in under 50 minutes using GatsbyJS. We’ll make SEO look hot and blow some minds with...

Tags: JavascriptFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate

Building resilient mobile apps with NoSQL

Presented by: Rob Hedgpeth

Murphy’s Laws state “things will go wrong in any given situation, if you give them a chance”. Unfortunately, mobile developers know this all to well when it comes to network reliability. In the face of such instability and increasing customer expectations, how can developers deliver immersive,...

Tags: MobileFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate

Burn It Down and Start Again: Principles of Modern JavaScript

Presented by: Joe Morgan

Heard about the latest JavaScript syntax? Seems like a day doesn’t pass without a language update. And with all the focus on syntax changes, it’s easy to miss the subtle principles driving JavaScript. Modern JavaScript doesn’t just have new tools, it’s composed differently. Don’t use a...

Tags: JavascriptFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate

Context is King: Finding Service Boundaries

Presented by: Derek Comartin

Are you having trouble defining service boundaries? We know there are benefits in splitting up a complex system, such as more focused models and modular deployments. ...

Tags: CloudFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate

Continuous Security

Presented by: Craig Hills

A presentation on how to build security testing into your CI/CD pipeline. The primary goal is to think about what the appropriate level of testing is for your project, and determine how to make the most significant improvements to your security, while being cost effective.

Tags: Ruby/Rails, Security, TestingFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Dealing with Disagreement

Presented by: Tommy Graves

Virtually everyone extols the virtues of getting multiple and diverse perspectives on almost anything. In practice, however, multiple perspectives often just lead to heated disagreements that leave technology teams feeling divided and defeated. Creating mechanisms to resolve disagreements in a...

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Environment Configuration for JavaScript Apps

Presented by: David Truxall

For traditional server-side web apps, environment-specific configuration is handled in a variety of ways, including environment variables, configuration files or password stores. But a front-end web app running in a framework like React or Vue can’t really use these same techniques since they...

Format: General SessionLevel: Intermediate

From Punchcards to Git: A Brief History of Version Control

Presented by: Brian Meeker

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...

Tags: OtherFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

How Exploding Birthday Cakes and Other CRAZY Projects Come to Life

Presented by: Barry Tarlton

Have an amazingly crazy idea for an Arduino or RaspberryPi project, but can't find a tutorial to help bring it to life? Do even the Googles seem unable to help you get started on the road less traveled? This session will prepare you to go beyond the average maker tutorials found online and help...

Tags: HardwareFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate

Owning Your Experience: Talking about Mental Health In the Workplace

Presented by: Arthur Doler

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"...

Tags: Soft Skills/BusinessFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate

Serialization for the new micro service landscape

Presented by: Leonardo de Moura Rocha Lima

Serialization is often overlooked when developing backend systems, and this wasn’t (and still isn’t) a problem inside a monolith. But with the developing scene moving towards micro services, serialization becomes really important - how to serialize your data? What aspects do you need to...

Tags: Cloud, JavaFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Unit Testing Strategies & Patterns in C#

Presented by: Bill Dinger

Learn common patterns and strategies to effectively unit test your code in C#. We’ll go over design principles and ways to effectively ensure your code can be easily tested as well as how to use common testing tools such as Moq, Autofixture, & MsTest to help remove some of the drudgery of testing....

Tags: .NETFormat: General SessionLevel: Advanced

Exploring the Light Fantastic

Presented by: Matt Williams

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!

Tags: OtherFormat: KidzMash SessionzLevel: Introductory and overview

A Guide To CSS Layouts

Presented by: Jemima Abu

This talk aims to cover the best layouts to use according to their designated purposes. ...

Format: General SessionLevel: Intermediate

A Lifecycle Of Code Under Test

Presented by: Bob Fornal

When thinking about tests against code, have you "done enough?" How do you know that the code is covered appropriately, that odd bugs aren't going to crop up? Did you cover all the use cases and what if someone changes the code down-the-road? ...

Tags: TestingFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

An Introduction to Quantum Programming

Presented by: Matt Norby

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...

Tags: OtherFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Android: A peak under the hood

Presented by: Brad Hollander

Over the years, Android has become one of the most widely used operating systems in the world. Boasting 2.5 billion active devices, it can be found running on practically any hardware, from high-end flagship phones to smartwatches and IOT devices. Despite this massive popularity, the inner workings...

Tags: MobileFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate

Assembly Language: The (Sega) Genesis of Programming

Presented by: Joe Sewell

Have you ever wondered how many popular video games of the 70s, 80s, and 90s managed to look, sound, and play so well, despite running on very limited hardware? One reason is that many of these games were written in assembly languages. Unlike compiled or interpreted languages, in assembly the...

Tags: HardwareFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate

Azure Spatial Anchors: Building a Shared Mixed Reality across Devices (Hololens, iOS & Android)

Presented by: Lance Larsen

Augmented, Virtual and Mixed Reality Markets are projected to exceed $35 Billion By 2025. ...

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Development magic: Producing more development time out of thin air.

Presented by: Jonathan Batteas

It's easy to get stuck in the, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” mindset with your software development process when real money is on the line, and deadlines loom. But taking the time to implement small changes to your pipeline, and foster a team attitude that's always looking for a...

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Explain it to me like I'm 5: Oauth2 & OpenID

Presented by: Daniel Mikusa

Oauth2 and OpenID are quickly becoming mainstays for application developers. Companies want integrated authentication to reduce security footprints and users expect the convenience of single sign-on. As an application developer, it's up to you to facilitate this in your applications. ...

Tags: .NET, Cloud, Java, Javascript, SecurityFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Finding Patterns in the Clouds

Presented by: Steve Smith

Cloud computing is quickly becoming the new normal for enterprise software developers. Whether it's more traditional Infrastructure-as-a-Service, container-based deployments, or fully serverless deployments, moving to the cloud offers something for almost every organization. But with it come new...

Tags: CloudFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Hiring, Firing and Inspiring an Exceptional Team

Presented by: Seth Petry-Johnson

Management gets a bad rap in technical circles, and for good reason: many managers are terrible, and it shows! ...

Tags: Soft Skills/BusinessFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate

REST in Peace: Killing REST and adopting RPC.

Presented by: Steven Swenson

REST has been the de facto architecture for web APIs for 15 years, and its deficiencies are starting to become quite apparent. It is difficult to document, poor standardization, and lacks common tooling. For developers, this results in extra work when creating or consuming an API. The time has come...

Format: General SessionLevel: Intermediate

The Dark Side of UX

Presented by: Courtney Heitman

User experience design brings clarity, removes obstacles. It rewards - makes us feel accomplished, successful, happy. Users are confident when using a well-designed application - as easy as turning on a light switch: [Buy] ...

Tags: Design (UI/UX/CSS)Format: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Watch This Talk Before You Go Go

Presented by: John Reese

Curious about the Go programming language, but don't know where to start? In this talk you'll learn all about Go by comparing it to programming languages you already know and love! ...

Tags: OtherFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

You Version Your Code, Why Not Your Database?

Presented by: Derek Binkley

Code versioning is an integral part of any developers daily workflow. However, database changes are often handled manually making automatic code deploys a challenge. If something goes wrong, rolling back a deployment requires either complex and possibly untested scripts or a database restore. ...

Tags: JavaFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

A Developer's Introduction to Electronics

Presented by: Guy Royse

Are you a programmer? Odds are you have a love of Raspberry Pis, Arduinos, and other devices of their ilk. These devices are easy to program, especially for a developer like you, but when it comes to building circuits for them to control, you're pretty much just following recipes online without a...

Tags: HardwareFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Building Cross platform mobile apps with Flutter & Firebase - It's magic !!!

Presented by: Siva Kumar

Flutter and Firebase work hand-in-hand to help you build mobile apps in record time. Flutter is Google's SDK for building mobile apps for iOS and Android. Firebase gives you access to backend services for mobile applications — including authentication, storage, database, and hosting — without...

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Calculating Insulin With Automated Carb Counting Using AI, ML and Web Bluetooth

Presented by: Todd Sharp

Diabetes is a disease that affects 400 million people worldwide. Managing the disease means eating a healthy diet, getting routine exercise, monitoring blood sugar levels and administering insulin to manage those levels. The good news is that technology exists to help people manage the disease....

Tags: Cloud, Java, Javascript, MobileFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

DDoS Attacks: Threat Landscape & Defensive Countermeasures

Presented by: Chris Holland

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...

Tags: Other, SecurityFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate

Hey, You Got Your TDD in my SQL DB!

Presented by: Jeff McKenzie

When should we test our data? From an application development perspective, a unit test against a database isn't a unit test at all. Which makes sense -- connected systems introduce overhead and dependency, both of which reduce stability and decrease productivity during test-driven development (TDD)....

Tags: TestingFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate

Make For Non-C Programmers

Presented by: Eric Smith

GNU Make is a robust, proven, and free tool that's been available for decades for automating virtually any task imaginable. Yet it's rarely used by non-C programmers, because its documentation was written for...C programmers. ...

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Not Just Fun and Games: Creating a Chess AI That Can Beat You

Presented by: David Hauck

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...

Tags: OtherFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Practical Functional Programming

Presented by: Jeremy Fairbank

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...

Tags: Functional Programming, Javascript, OtherFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Quantum Computing deep dive

Presented by: Johnny Hooyberghs

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...

Tags: Hardware, OtherFormat: General SessionLevel: Advanced

React State: Redux & Context & Hooks, Oh My!

Presented by: Michael Moran

In the age of ephemeral javascript frameworks, ReactJS has lasted 5 years and only grown in popularity as its evolved. Despite its popularity, there is one burning question for anyone working with React: "How should I handle state?". We have many options at our disposal including React component...

Tags: JavascriptFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate

Supporting the Scala Ecosystem: Stories from the Line

Presented by: Justin Pihony

At Lightbend we have handled over 10,000 customer support cases ranging from simple Scala compilation issues to complex Akka performance puzzles. Supporting Scala and its largest libraries has resulted in some really interesting issues, such as: ...

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

Presented by: Jeff Putz

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...

Tags: Cloud, Other, SecurityFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate

User Experience Pitfalls

Presented by: Ash Banaszek

User Experience has become a buzzword in the tech industry. Project managers and business partners are clamoring to improve the experience. You understand UX is a business necessity, but you aren't quite sure what it means to you or where to begin. This session discusses some common pitfalls of user...

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Will the real "Women in Tech" Please Stand up ??

Presented by: Taranjeet Kaur

Some stats (the data has been gathered from multiple sources) - ...

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Cool Chemistry

Presented by: Kevin Devine

Color-changing slime! Alka-Seltzer Rockets! Elephant Toothpaste! Make Butter in a Jar! This session has five fun chemistry experiments for kids. They are messy and I suggest proper clothes. We'll have safety glasses and gloves for the kids. Kids will work in groups and perform each experiment.

Format: KidzMash SessionzLevel: Introductory and overview

JFrog Sponsor Session (Friday)

Presented by: JFrog (Sponsor)

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Format: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Supersonic, Subatomic Java

Presented by: Red Hat, Inc. (Sponsor)

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Small Person Speakeasy

Presented by: Danielle Richardson

Welcome to 1929, where the hair is short, the music is loud, and the dancing goes on forever. Be ready to move and explore some unique fashion trends of the 1920s, play dress up and take home a themed photograph from the photo booth, and learn a flapper-inspired dance to perform in the lobby at the...

Format: KidzMash SessionzLevel: Introductory and overview

5 Ideas For Writing Better Cloud Native Microservices

Presented by: Todd Sharp

In theory, microservices are easy. The promise of loosely coupled, scalable services that can each be independently built, tested and deployed sounds amazing, doesn’t it? On top of that, each service can be written in whatever language the development deems appropriate – using their framework of...

Tags: Cloud, Java, JavascriptFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Becoming a Better Curator of Your Code

Presented by: Ian Zelikman

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. ...

Tags: OtherFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Building an Open Source Artificial Pancreas

Presented by: Sarah Withee

Have you ever thought about what open source software or hardware could achieve? What if it could help improve people's lives by solving some of their health problems? ...

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Designing a DSL with Kotlin

Presented by: Nicolas Fränkel

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. ...

Tags: Java, OtherFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Git Back to Basics

Presented by: Angel Thomas

Have you written code that worked, then broke it, only to not remember what the working code was? ...

Tags: OtherFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Hacking on a home server for fun and profit

Presented by: Leo Guinan

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...

Tags: Hardware, Other, SecurityFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Mock It 'til You Make It

Presented by: Gabriela Dombrowski

Let's automate the tedious task of building mocked query resolvers so that you never have to manually set up mocks for loading, error, no data, or default value states ever again! We'll learn how to use GraphQL and Apollo in a React application to build providers that will dynamically auto mock all...

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One Codebase, Many Screens - Flutter in a Nutshell

Presented by: Don Ward

The Story - Flutter is Google’s cross-platform development framework for quickly crafting high-quality native apps on Web, iOS, Android, and ChromeOS in record time. ...

Tags: MobileFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Programmer burnout: how to recognize and avoid it

Presented by: Santosh Hari

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...

Tags: Soft Skills/BusinessFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

The Dungeon Master's Guide to DevOps

Presented by: Bill Dinger

Every good Dungeon Master needs a guide to help their party adventure through the world of DevOps. From the tools necessary to common monsters found along the way. Help your party succeed at a critical part of delivering quality software. ...

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Trans Eye for the Cis Ally: Ensuring an Inclusive Community

Presented by: Julien Fitzpatrick

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...

Tags: Other, Soft Skills/BusinessFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Walking A Mile In Your Users' Shoes

Presented by: Jameson Hampton

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...

Tags: Design (UI/UX/CSS), Soft Skills/BusinessFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

What Time Is It Anyway?

Presented by: Tyler Jennings

Handling date and time in our applications can be a complex task with many nuances. How should we handle date time? Should we store local time zone or UTC? Should we store dates and times separately? Should we use Unix time? These are all valid questions and there isn't always a...

Format: General SessionLevel: Intermediate

Accessibility Audits in Chrome: Easy Steps toward an Inclusive Internet

Presented by: Maranda Provance

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...

Tags: Javascript, Other, TestingFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Example Mapping: The New Three Amigos

Presented by: Thomas Haver

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...

Tags: Other, Soft Skills/Business, TestingFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Raiders of the Lost Query: Learning Best Practices for Exploratory Data Analysis in R Programming

Presented by: Pierre DeBois

Indiana Jones had his hat, his whip, and his wits to save the day. But developers and managers need a lot more to program data models. ...

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Straying From the Happy Path: Taking Control of Errors in Swift

Presented by: Jeff Kelley

Have you ever seen a code comment saying “this should never happen”? Have you ever wondered what would happen if it did? Swift has a diverse set of error-handling capabilities, from using throw to send errors up the stack to using a Result to handle errors in asynchronous methods. In this talk,...

Tags: Mobile, TestingFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

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

Presented by: Paul Roub

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...

Tags: Other, TestingFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate

The Case of the Tenacious Tester: How Using Your Words Improves QA Work

Presented by: Katrina Ohlemacher

"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...

Tags: Other, TestingFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

The Hows and Whys of Podcasting in 2020

Presented by: Leo Dion

In 2017, Leo started a podcast ok productive with his co-host Erik Gillespie. A few months later he started another podcast to compliment his business developing apps for Apple devices. In this presentation, Leo gives some guidance on how to get started as well as: fostering...

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Thirst-quenching Streams for the Reactive Mind

Presented by: Mary Grygleski

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...

Tags: Functional Programming, Java, OtherFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate

Watch How The Giants Fall: Learning from Bug Bounty Results

Presented by: John Melton

Security is hard. We all miss things. Attackers find things. ...

Format: General SessionLevel: Intermediate