Session List

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

5 Ideas For Writing Better Cloud Native Microservices

Presented by: Todd Sharp

In theory, microservices are easy. The promise of loosely coupled, scalable services that can each be independently built, tested and deployed sounds amazing, doesn’t it? On top of that, each service can be written in whatever language the development deems appropriate – using their framework of...

Tags: Cloud, Java, JavascriptFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Accessibility Audits in Chrome: Easy Steps toward an Inclusive Internet

Presented by: Maranda Provance

Do you want to help make the internet a better place for all people? In this talk, you’ll be introduced to the accessibility audits built into Chrome’s dev tools. We’ll walk through the automated tests they provide as well as the helpful information they give on manual testing. By the end of...

Tags: Javascript, Other, TestingFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

An Introduction to WebAssembly

Presented by: Guy Royse

Want to write a web application? Better get familiar with JavaScript JavaScript has long been the king of front-end. While there have been various attempts to dethrone it, they have typically involved treating JavaScript as an assembly-language analog that you transpile your code to. This has lead...

Tags: JavascriptFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Angular and The Case for RxJS

Presented by: Sandi Barr

When choosing Angular to build a front end app, it can seem like RxJS is just one more thing to learn, and there’s no easy transition coming from another framework. But RxJS is efficient and expressive! We declare relationships between entities, describing the what not the how. The basic sequence...

Tags: Functional Programming, JavascriptFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate

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

Building a super performant GossipGirl.com in Gatsby in under 50 Minutes

Presented by: Jennifer Wadella

Hey, Upper East Siders, Gossip Girl here bringing you the scoop on rapidly building static websites in React. I don’t know about you, but my site is in a major need of an overhaul, so we’re going to rebuild it in under 50 minutes using GatsbyJS. We’ll make SEO look hot and blow some minds with...

Tags: JavascriptFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate

Building Mobile Applications with the Ionic Framework

Presented by: Robert Lair

Have you wanted to start developing mobile applications, but have found that selecting the right technology, framework, and language is overwhelming? Ionic provides a framework that allows developers to build applications using familiar web technologies in order to produce a native application...

Tags: Javascript, MobileFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Building Quality JavaScript With Test-Driven Development

Presented by: Steven Hicks

Learning Test-Driven Development (TDD) is frustrating. The first couple tests feel strange - you wonder why you're writing tests that fail on purpose. Before long, you find yourself behind schedule from spending so much time on tests. You abandon unit testing completely. You'll write them...

Tags: Javascript, TestingFormat: PreCompilerLevel: Introductory and overview

Burn It Down and Start Again: Principles of Modern JavaScript

Presented by: Joe Morgan

Heard about the latest JavaScript syntax? Seems like a day doesn’t pass without a language update. And with all the focus on syntax changes, it’s easy to miss the subtle principles driving JavaScript. Modern JavaScript doesn’t just have new tools, it’s composed differently. Don’t use a...

Tags: JavascriptFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate

Calculating Insulin With Automated Carb Counting Using AI, ML and Web Bluetooth

Presented by: Todd Sharp

Diabetes is a disease that affects 400 million people worldwide. Managing the disease means eating a healthy diet, getting routine exercise, monitoring blood sugar levels and administering insulin to manage those levels. The good news is that technology exists to help people manage the disease....

Tags: Cloud, Java, Javascript, MobileFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Creating a Cohesive Collection of Components with React

Presented by: Russell Skaggs

Component libraries enable teams to do more work quicker. It frees up our designers and developers to work on big issues, while allowing them to make updates with surgical precision. Building components within React has never been easier. During this presentation we will: create a set of React...

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

End to End Testing with Cypress

Presented by: Avindra Fernando

Lots of companies are investing in end to end testing to release high quality software and remain competitive in today’s market. But, end to end testing also come with a set of challenges that we have to overcome. Setting up, writing, running, and debugging these tests could be challenging and...

Tags: JavascriptFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Ensure Your Users Experience - A Trip Around User Validation Tools

Presented by: Rick Clymer, Aaron Glass

In today’s fast feedback world, getting our product in front of users often is incredibly important. But how do we know our product is ready to go in front of our users. Sure, we have 1,000’s of unit and integration tests on each of our microservices, but what happens when we put them all...

Tags: Javascript, Python, TestingFormat: PreCompilerLevel: Intermediate

Explain it to me like I'm 5: Oauth2 & OpenID

Presented by: Daniel Mikusa

Oauth2 and OpenID are quickly becoming mainstays for application developers. Companies want integrated authentication to reduce security footprints and users expect the convenience of single sign-on. As an application developer, it's up to you to facilitate this in your applications. ...

Tags: .NET, Cloud, Java, Javascript, SecurityFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Fun, Friendly Computer Science

Presented by: Mercedes Bernard

Computer science concepts like Big O Notation, set theory, data structures, and principles of object-oriented programming sound intimidating, but they don’t have to be! This talk will dive into some fundamental computer science topics and debunk the myth that only ‘real’ programmers know CS. ...

Tags: JavascriptFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Get Progressive with it

Presented by: Matthew LaForest

Responsive web design! Mobile first! Hybrid apps! We are continuously bombarded with new ideas about the best way to develop a new application. For a small team, effectively delivering across many platforms can be a problem, but delivering a hybrid app frequently falls into an uncanny valley trap. ...

Tags: Design (UI/UX/CSS), Javascript, Mobile, OtherFormat: PreCompilerLevel: Intermediate

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

Help Cure the #1 Leading Cause of Death in America

Presented by: Luther Hill

The number one leading cause of death in America is Cardiovascular Disease. Doctors often spend years researching cures for this disease without any results. ...

Tags: Cloud, Big Data, Javascript, PythonFormat: PreCompilerLevel: Advanced

How I overcame my fear of JavaScript

Presented by: Kim DelSenno

As a front- end developer, my current job has me using HTML, CSS, and a little bit of JavaScript. In this talk, I am going to walk you through exactly how I got over a major career slump and overcame my fear of going deeper into the world of JavaScript. I will walk you through how I learned to use...

Tags: JavascriptFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Human Readable JavaScript: Using ES2015+ to Craft Better Code

Presented by: Laurie Barth

Love JavaScript? Awesome! Hate JavaScript? That's ok! In the past, JavaScript hasn’t always been easy to read; lots of dollar signs and slick one-liners do not a sustainable, high-longevity language make. ...

Tags: JavascriptFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate

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

JavaScript the Grumpy Parts

Presented by: Rob Richardson

We love JavaScript, but we must admit: it's weird. Why does `this` behave as it does? How does variable scope work? Why do we have such comical behavior when comparing mixed types? Let's pull back the covers of these scenarios, and learn how it truely works. You may find a new reason to fall in...

Tags: JavascriptFormat: General SessionLevel: Advanced

Let’s Make Hello Kitty Talk!

Presented by: Kito Mann

This session explains what computers, apps, and software are (including less common computers like cars and IoT devices like Alexa devices) and then quickly jumps into building a simple game using HTMl5 Canvas, Web Components, JavaScript and Web Platform APIs to make Hello Kitty, Minions, Paw Patrol...

Tags: JavascriptFormat: KidzMash SessionzLevel: Introductory and overview

Micro Frontends: Breaking up the Frontend Monolith

Presented by: Kito Mann

Over the past several years we have embraced microservices as a way to “break up the monolith” and reduce complexity, allowing teams to focus on specific areas of functionality, while providing more flexible scaling and better fault isolation. However, for most of us, the front-end has remained...

Tags: Java, JavascriptFormat: PreCompilerLevel: Intermediate

Practical Functional Programming

Presented by: Jeremy Fairbank

Functional programming is more than just math and monads. Functional programming empowers developers to solve real problems with safe, predictable, and maintainable code. In this talk, discover the basics of functional programming and how to apply functional concepts in a practical manner. Learn how...

Tags: Functional Programming, Javascript, OtherFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Putting the D&D in TDD

Presented by: George Walters II, Guy Royse

Are you tired of TDD workshops that make you do boring things like calculating bowling scores and prime factors or demonstrate how to win the game of life? If so, this is the session for you! In this TDD workshop, we will be building the domain model for EverCraft -- a new MMORPG from Blizzards of...

Tags: .NET, Java, Javascript, Ruby/Rails, Python, TestingFormat: PreCompilerLevel: Introductory and overview

React State: Redux & Context & Hooks, Oh My!

Presented by: Michael Moran

In the age of ephemeral javascript frameworks, ReactJS has lasted 5 years and only grown in popularity as its evolved. Despite its popularity, there is one burning question for anyone working with React: "How should I handle state?". We have many options at our disposal including React component...

Tags: JavascriptFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate

Securing Your API Endpoints - A Practical Authentication Guide

Presented by: Seth Petry-Johnson

It's never been easier to expose services over HTTP. It's also never been easier to inadvertently expose security holes via those same services. ...

Tags: .NET, Javascript, SecurityFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate

Solving the Boolean Identity Crisis

Presented by: Jeremy Fairbank

While powerful in its simplicity and important to computation, the boolean can be limiting in applications. In this talk, briefly explore the history of boolean logic in computation and look at how booleans can become misused in programming languages. Explore examples where booleans obscure the...

Tags: Functional Programming, Javascript, OtherFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Speed, security and simplicity: Creating Container Images with Cloud Native Buildpacks

Presented by: Daniel Mikusa

Buildpacks are a pluggable, modular, language-agnostic tool that takes application source code and in turn give you an OCI (Open Container Initiative) image which you can run using Docker, Kubernetes or your OCI Runtime of choice. ...

Tags: .NET, Cloud, Java, Javascript, Ruby/Rails, Python, SecurityFormat: General SessionLevel: 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

Tech Debt Be Gone! Time to Refactor JavaScript

Presented by: Joe Morgan, Laurie Barth

It’s been a battle, but the code is finally working. It’s time to clean it up, but not so fast, something else is on fire and the code has to be pushed as it is. Whenever there is time to refactor something else comes up. Of course, this doesn’t just happen once. A quick change here. A little...

Tags: JavascriptFormat: PreCompilerLevel: Intermediate

TerseScript: JavaScript with 6 characters or less

Presented by: Mike Hand

Let's explore the unique properties of JavaScript and learn how to write ANYTHING using only brackets, parentheses, plus, and bang. When you go back to using your full keyboard, you'll do it with a better understanding of JavaScript and some of it's, um, "features." Some of these hacks should NOT be...

Tags: JavascriptFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate

Testing your UI Components

Presented by: Avindra Fernando

When our clients give us kudos for releasing high quality applications, it makes us happy. To achieve great levels of quality, we need to thoroughly test our applications. But we know that some forms of testing can be expensive and tedious at times. Unit and integration tests help overcome some of...

Tags: Design (UI/UX/CSS), Javascript, TestingFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate

The UX of Configuration Files

Presented by: Eemeli Aro

Developers are people too, and should be your primary concern when designing an interface for them to configure your tools and libraries. In other words, there are better options than JSON available, but they each come with associated costs and limitations. How well do JSON5, YAML and TOML play with...

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

Unclogging Your Code: Linting 101

Presented by: Hannah Stannard

Consider your code base to be the dryer and the lint to be the stuff you really shouldn't be doing. Without a linter, all that fuzz is going to be trapped in your code! If you don't take care of this lint, your dryer will catch fire, much like your code base (also known as a dumpster fire). Join me...

Tags: JavascriptFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Vue 3.0 Better, Faster & Stronger

Presented by: Dan Vega

Vue has just released (at the time of this presentation in 2020) it's long-awaited v3 and there are a ton of new features to get excited about. In this presentation we are going to cover some of the highlights with code examples of what's included in VueJS 3.0: ...

Tags: JavascriptFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate

Well.. that's ONNX-pected

Presented by: Ron Dagdag

The world of machine learning frameworks is complex. What if we can use the lightest framework for inferencing on edge devices? That’s the idea behind ONNX format. Attend this session and find out how to train models using the framework of your choice, save or convert models into ONNX, and deploy...

Tags: .NET, Cloud, Big Data, Javascript, Other, PythonFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate