Session List

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Presented by: Trent Nguyen

This session has been cancelled. We apologize for any trouble this causes.

Tags: Design (UI/UX/CSS), TestingFormat: 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

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

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

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