Session List

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

Better Interviews, Better Work

Presented by: John Lange

Being an interviewer for technical jobs is hard. Checking for technical competency can feel impossible. Asking questions that start with "tell me about a time when" can feel like it has no value. And for many people giving interviews, there is no training; you're left to figure it out on your own. ...

Tags: Leadership, Soft Skills/Business, Diversity/Equity/InclusionFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate

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

Building Android for Everyone

Presented by: Sierra OBryan

Accessibility creates a better experience for everyone. Jetpack Compose simplifies development and can help us more easily build more accessible apps. In this talk, we’ll dive into some common use cases, Android Accessibility APIs, and compare these to the accessibility tools available in Jetpack...

Tags: Mobile, Diversity/Equity/InclusionFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

End the Stigma: Become a Mental Health Ally

Presented by: Matt Williams

It is estimated that in the US, approximately one in five will ...

Tags: Other, Soft Skills/Business, Diversity/Equity/InclusionFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Implementing Ethics in Emerging Technologies

Presented by: Carol Smith

Ethics discussions abound, but translating “do no harm” into our work is frustrating at best, and obfuscatory at worst. We can agree that keeping humans safe and in control is important, but implementing ethics is intimidating work. Learn how to wield your preferred technology ethics code to...

Tags: Design (UI/UX/CSS), Other, Soft Skills/Business, Diversity/Equity/InclusionFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate

Something from Nothing

Presented by: damian synadinos

Improv(isational) theater is, essentially, making something from nothing - performers create and perform shows spontaneously, without a script, props, or costumes. But, to be successful at improv, you should learn, practice, and use a few, fundamental improv "rules" - principles and skills that are...

Tags: Other, Leadership, Soft Skills/Business, Diversity/Equity/InclusionFormat: KidzMash SessionzLevel: 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

The Four Basic Principles of Accessibility

Presented by: Homer Gaines

Within the WCAG 2.1, web-accessible content is broken into four principles collectively referred to as POUR. This acronym stands for Perceivable, Operable, Understandable, and Robust. These four areas specifically target areas where users have the most trouble when accessing digital content and...

Tags: Diversity/Equity/InclusionFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate

Where has Jane Gone?

Presented by: Karen Linden

Have you ever been told if you were like that male developer over there you get somewhere? Have you removed you first name from your Resume to get more interviews? Have you been excluded from a meeting because afraid that they will offend you? Have you ever been called bossy? Have you ever...

Tags: Diversity/Equity/InclusionFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview