Session List

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

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

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

Have you ever thought of joining the Mob?

Presented by: Fred Estabrook

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

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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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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

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

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

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

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

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...

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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

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

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

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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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...

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