Session List

Session List2019-10-02T20:07:53-05:00

Architecting and Building Serverless Solutions in Azure

Presented by: Brian Gorman

This workshop is a guided activity to learn, architect, and implement a real-world, serverless solution in the Microsoft Azure ecosystem. ...

Tags: .NET, CloudFormat: PreCompilerLevel: Intermediate

Build Your Own Portable Gaming System - Part 1

Presented by: Paul Pagel

Looking for a portable gaming system that you can hack on?  Want to learn how to solder and assemble your own  circuit board?  Perhaps you want to re-experience the classic games and computer systems of your childhood.  Maybe you want to make and process CD-quality audio from a variety of...

Tags: Hardware, MobileFormat: PreCompilerLevel: Introductory and overview

Build Your Own Portable Gaming System - Part 2

Presented by: Paul Pagel

Looking for a portable gaming system that you can hack on?  Want to learn how to solder and assemble your own circuit board?  Perhaps you want to re- experience the classic games and computer systems of your childhood.  Maybe you want to make and process CD-quality audio from a variety of...

Tags: HardwareFormat: PreCompilerLevel: Introductory and overview

Building Trust and Breaking Barriers (with LEGO!)

Presented by: Thomas Haver

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

Tags: Leadership, Soft Skills/Business, TestingFormat: PreCompilerLevel: Introductory and overview

Building Your First Voice Experience with Alexa

Presented by: Jeff Blankenburg

This workshop will dive right in to getting you set up and started building a voice-based experience with Alexa. You will leave this session with a working Alexa skill that you can customize and publish as your own. ...

Tags: Cloud, Big Data, Design (UI/UX/CSS), Javascript, TestingFormat: PreCompilerLevel: Introductory and overview

Building Your Own Design System

Presented by: Burton Smith

Design systems are incredible tools that help us craft amazing digital experiences. They improve product quality, team collaboration, provide better user experiences, faster product releases, etc. However, there are a few things to consider before you open your favorite design tool or code editor...

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

Create a Cloud Environment with Terraform and Ansible

Presented by: Gene Gotimer

Hashicorp Terraform allows you to define your infrastructure as code. You write code to define systems, networks, security groups, firewalls, and more, making standing up an environment repeatable and reusable. Red Hat Ansible lets you remotely interact with those systems you stood up, configuring...

Tags: CloudFormat: PreCompilerLevel: Introductory and overview

Cypress Testing: Learn once, apply anywhere

Presented by: Devlin Duldulao

How can you be sure the code you ship does what you expect it to do? In this workshop, I will teach you how to add end-to-end tests to Angular, Vue, React, Svelte, or Ember with Cypress. ...

Tags: JavascriptFormat: PreCompilerLevel: Intermediate

Decouple and Scale Applications with Queues

Presented by: Curtis Darst

Queues are not just for theme park rides. Understanding the process of decoupling your application to support massive scale. Session includes discussion and examples around queue type, security, delivery, DLQ, and integration with your existing applications. ...

Tags: CloudFormat: PreCompilerLevel: Advanced

Event Streaming, Catch of the Day!

Presented by: Barry Tarlton, David Day

Have you heard enough event streaming fish stories to fill a cooler? Are you ready to wade in deeper and lure out some new skillz on event-driven architectures? Come join our catch-of-the-day session to experience first-hand designing and building an event-driven solution from start to finish. We'll...

Format: PreCompilerLevel: Intermediate

Foundations for the New DBA

Presented by: Peter Shore

It doesn’t matter if you are a Junior DBA, an accidental DBA or all the way up to a Senior DBA, the infrastructure your SQL Server environment runs on is important. Many among the DBA community came in as developers or perhaps directly into database administration roles it is equally possible that...

Format: PreCompilerLevel: Introductory and overview

Freaky-Fast Full Stack with the FERN Stack

Presented by: Keith Kurak

Can you code, build, and deploy a full-stack app with a web, iOS, and Android front-end in four hours? If it's possible, you'll at least have a fighting chance with the FERN stack: Firebase, Expo, and React Native. This fast-paced session will walk you through writing a messaging app front-end in...

Tags: Javascript, MobileFormat: PreCompilerLevel: Introductory and overview

Hands-On building Cloud Native applications with .NET 6 and Azure

Presented by: Johnny Hooyberghs

Building cloud-native applications and services that will run in the cloud, both public and private, is an important decision to make in order to achieve continuous delivery, reliability, and faster time to market. In this session, we will talk about building cloud-native services for Azure, using...

Tags: .NET, CloudFormat: PreCompilerLevel: Intermediate

Have you ever thought of joining the Mob?

Presented by: Fred Estabrook

Ahh!! It's a Mob of philanthropic humanitarians. What will we do?!?! ...

Format: PreCompilerLevel: Introductory and overview

IoT from Sensing to Insights Workshop

Presented by: Brandon Lewis, Christopher Judd

In today’s world, everything from tooth brushes to cars are connected to the internet and collecting data from sensors. Having the ability to capture the data and turn them into actionable insights can improve efficiencies, reduce cost and increase safety. Creating a IoT solution requires a lot of...

Tags: Cloud, HardwareFormat: PreCompilerLevel: Introductory and overview

K3s & k0s - Half the Size, Twice as Awesome: Kubernetes for All of Us (Workshop)

Presented by: Chris Houdeshell

Getting started with Kubernetes is a daunting task. Everyone you talked to said it was a pain to get started, but it eventually paid off (unless you’re Docker). What if I told you there was a solution to the startup pain? What if it was something to get your feet wet with, cut your teeth on -- but...

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Learning Feedback with LEGO: The Building Blocks of Giving and Receiving Feedback

Presented by: Arthur Doler

You dread your annual review time. You cringe at retrospectives. You wince in the face of a 360 Review. You don't like feedback - and you're not alone. Receiving feedback is hard, and when we ask for help with it we just get more feedback. On top of that, your brain doesn't like feedback, and it has...

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

Learning R Programming - Data Science Primer for Developers and Managers

Presented by: Pierre DeBois

R programming has become a useful language in the field of data science. It has allowed practitioners to apply statistical frameworks to a vast array of data models. But where does one start to learn the principles in the language that lead to developing useful models? ...

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Let's play!

Presented by: Jean Lange, Remy Porter

Have you become a feral person who doesn’t remember how to interact with other humans? Let’s exercise those interaction muscles by playing some improv games! You will practice cheerfully celebrating failure, figuring out when it’s your turn to talk or listen, and negotiating uncertainty - and...

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

Machine Learning's Dirty Little Secret

Presented by: Gary Short

So what is the dirty little secret? Simple; no matter how complicated practitioners make it seem, machine learning is doing one of only 4 things. In this workshop, we'll explore and practice these 4 things so that you'll understand what's going on.

Format: PreCompilerLevel: Intermediate

Prepare Your ASP.NET Core Application for 🚀 Liftoff: Hardening Your Applications for Production 1/2

Presented by: Kevin Griffin, Kendall Miller

You're about to push your latest project out to the launch pad - nearly every feature is complete, it's quick, and you're excited for launch day. But are you ready to achieve orbit and stay there safely? ...

Tags: .NET, Cloud, OtherFormat: PreCompilerLevel: Intermediate

Prepare Your ASP.NET Core Application for 🚀 Liftoff: Hardening Your Applications for Production 2/2

Presented by: Kevin Griffin, Kendall Miller

Part 2 of "Prepare Your ASP.NET Core Application for 🚀 Liftoff: Hardening Your Applications for Production"

Format: PreCompilerLevel: Intermediate

Product Discovery Workshop - OKRs, Personas, Storymapping, Oh My

Presented by: Joel Tosi

In this hands on workshop, teams (4-5) will use Product Chartering, Personas, Storymapping, and User Journeys along with Experience Tests to explore a product of their choice. ...

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

Rea11y Simple #A11y: A Focused Accessibility Workshop

Presented by: Chris DeMars

Accessibility on the web is increasing in visibility, yet some web creators are still unfamiliar with how to create an amazing, accessible user experience. Spoiler alert, it starts with design, but what happens after that? In this workshop, I will walk the attendees through a site that has multiple...

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

Realizing The Benefits Of Container DevSecOps With AWS

Presented by: James Strong

Attendees will learn how to set up, harden, & secure a container pipeline in AWS in this workshop using no servers for that pipeline. Please attend, If you’re interested in integrating security and compliance into a container pipeline to realize the benefits of DevSecOps. We will be using these...

Tags: SecurityFormat: PreCompilerLevel: Intermediate

Redux Toolkit in React

Presented by: Ruby Jane Cabagnot

Learn how to write a web application using the latest and greatest in the React world. ...

Tags: JavascriptFormat: PreCompilerLevel: Intermediate

Test-Design Based Thinking For Fun and Profit

Presented by: Jenna Charlton, Jenny Bramble

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

Tags: Other, TestingFormat: PreCompilerLevel: Introductory and overview

The Demystifying Docker DOJO

Presented by: Barry Tarlton, Mark Ramsey

Hearing all about the container craze, but haven’t had time to really learn about it yet? Well, this session has you covered. Come roll up your sleeves and get ready to learn all about Docker in this hands on session. There will be no long pontificating about how Docker is better than other...

Format: PreCompilerLevel: Intermediate

Unlock Performant Web Apps

Presented by: Tamas Piros

An 85% rise in online page weight over the past few years demonstrates that websites are serving up more assets than ever before—and assets such as JavaScript, CSS, fonts, and media can hinder the performance of any website. It is equally crucial to bring the best experience for visitors by using...

Format: PreCompilerLevel: Introductory and overview