Session List

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

[KidzMash] Collaborate on your LEGO(R) vision

Presented by: Thomas Haver

LEGO(R) sets are amazingly fun to build, but who has attempted to build a complete set without looking at the instructions? In this session, the kidz & adults will form teams and try to build one of sixteen different Creator sets without the instructions. Only one person from each team will be able...

Tags: OtherFormat: KidzMash SessionzLevel: Introductory and overview

[KidzMash] Fun Things To Do With Alexa

Presented by: Jeff Blankenburg

This session will introduce KidzMashers to Alexa, and show them some of the cool things they can do with just their voices. We will have devices to play with, tons of things to try, and an interactive game.

Tags: Design (UI/UX/CSS), OtherFormat: KidzMash SessionzLevel: Introductory and overview

[KidzMash] Get Creative with Duct Tape!

Presented by: Keith Kurak

Duct tape is super-sticky, flexible, and waterproof, and can be used as a quick fix for just about anything that’s broken. It’s even been used to repair spaceships! But, it also can be used to make art. You’ll learn briefly about the science and history of duct tape before we turn you loose to...

Tags: OtherFormat: KidzMash SessionzLevel: Introductory and overview

Binary Analysis for noobs - An Intro to Reverse Engineering

Presented by: Jason Slagle

Do you often find yourself wondering how security researchers discover bugs in systems? How do they earn bug bounties by examining existing software? Are you struggling in CTF challenges whenever you are fed a binary? If so this session is for you! ...

Tags: Other, SecurityFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Code that Snack!

Presented by: Leah Vogel

Have you ever eaten a sandwich? Could you tell someone else exactly how to make one? ...

Tags: Functional Programming, OtherFormat: KidzMash SessionzLevel: Introductory and overview

Common Accessibility Pitfalls: Climbing out, when you fall in.

Presented by: Chris DeMars

You, your users, and Alice from Wonderland have something in common. At one point, everyone has fallen into a hole of perplexity, confusion, and sometimes hysterical madness. Unlike Alice, we can navigate ourselves and our users around the chaotic abyss that we call the web. Shipping inaccessible...

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

Docker for .NET Developers

Presented by: David Merk

Seamless CI/CD and releases, if that’s the Docker dream… why is it such a nightmare for .NET developers? If you’ve seen Docker done well using .NET Core, you’ll agree Docker empowers a CI/CD pipeline so simple you could trust an intern to trigger the release. In this session, you’ll...

Tags: .NET, OtherFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Dungeons, Dragons, and Graph Databases

Presented by: Guy Royse

Are you an adventurer? Do you want gold? Experience? Levels? Of course you do! And where do you get these things? The dungeon, where else? That wonderful container of all things adventurous! But, unfortunately, dungeons aren't setup for the convenience of adventurers who wish to extract these fine...

Tags: OtherFormat: 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

Failing Successfully

Presented by: Cassandra Faris

Failure is normal. It’s so normal that many software development teams encourage people to fail and fail fast. Failure is also scary. It makes us feel vulnerable. We may even worry that our jobs, relationships, or goals are on the line. Yet we hear countless stories of people turning failure into...

Tags: Other, Leadership, Soft Skills/BusinessFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Let's Talk Bluetooth

Presented by: Leah Vogel

Bluetooth has its own lingo. Don't know much about it? Want to learn to speak it? You’ve come to the right place! ...

Tags: Hardware, OtherFormat: General SessionLevel: 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

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

Spies, Secret Messages, the Internet, and You!

Presented by: Matt Williams

Have you ever wanted to make a secret message? Unreadable without the key? ...

Tags: Other, SecurityFormat: KidzMash SessionzLevel: 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 Art of Readable Code: Rethink Your Approach to Coding

Presented by: Steve Green

We all have a lofty goal: programming style as documentation. Inspired by Steve McConnel’s “Code Complete,” Uncle Bob’s “Clean Code,” and Andrew Hunt’s “The Pragmatic Programmer,” this session will: ...

Tags: .NET, OtherFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

The Basics of Blender

Presented by: Jonathan Gotfryd

Have you ever wanted to try modeling but didn't know where to start? The world of open source has a great solution called Blender. It can be used for animation, rendering, VFX, and much more. In this session, you will learn the basics of modeling. how to get around the world of Blender. A computer...

Tags: OtherFormat: KidzMash DivezLevel: Introductory and overview

The Kids Guide to Understanding AI

Presented by: Carol Smith

The term artificial intelligence (AI) seems to be everywhere, but what does it mean? Why do people seem so scared of AI? Why aren’t there more self-driving cars around? Is machine learning the same as AI? This session will answer these questions and more. Learn what it takes to make these systems,...

Tags: Big Data, OtherFormat: KidzMash SessionzLevel: Introductory and overview

TinyML - AI in the Palm of your Hand

Presented by: Don Ward

Machine Learning has taken over the world. Decisions using data are being made in our daily lives every day in apps we use, to what ads we see in our social media. ...

Tags: Hardware, OtherFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Understanding Probabilistic Data Structures with 112,092 UFO Sightings

Presented by: Guy Royse

There are three reactions to the title of this talk: ...

Tags: OtherFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

You Can Comic Too: Making and Writing Your Own Comic

Presented by: Matt Williams

Comics! Fond childhood memories. Our favorite stories, drawn as pictures. But, how do you make a comic? ...

Tags: OtherFormat: KidzMash DivezLevel: Introductory and overview