Session List

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

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

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 Science of Testing

Presented by: Thomas Haver

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

Tags: TestingFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Building Accessible Web Apps

Presented by: Cory House

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

Tags: Design (UI/UX/CSS), Testing, Diversity/Equity/InclusionFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Automate Mobile Application Testing in the Cloud with Microsoft App Center

Presented by: Aaron LaBeau

Every year new mobile devices are released for iOS and Android. With the list of supported devices growing, testing applications on physical devices is becoming more challenging and costly. ...

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

SAFe, Scrum, and shifting left at a Progressive Insurance

Presented by: Rob Sinkko

Progressive IT knew that the waterfall and agile methods weren't keeping up with the software release cycles. For a new multi-million dollar program, the Claims organization decided not to continue down that path and hope in 3 years that something resembling what they wanted was pushed to...

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

Ten Things Every Voice Application Should Do

Presented by: Jeff Blankenburg

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

Tags: Cloud, Design (UI/UX/CSS), Testing, Diversity/Equity/InclusionFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Sustainable Accessibility: Integrating accessibility checks into your CI/CD pipeline

Presented by: Ashley Stove

Accessibility is important, not only for your users but also to meet legal requirements for certain levels of compliance. Unfortunately, most companies lack developers and quality assurance analysts who are trained to produce and test accessible user interfaces to industry-standard levels....

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

Confessions of a TDD Late Adopter

Presented by: Jeffrey Miller

After two decades of rehashing Test Driven Development techniques, what’s left to say? ...

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

Safely Evolving Legacy Code

Presented by: Scott Sauber

A new ticket comes in. It's for "that app." You know the one. The one nobody wants to touch, because the code is a mess and yet the application is business critical. In this talk, the fancy technologies will be put to the side, and instead the the reality most people live in will be acknowledged....

Tags: TestingFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview