Session List

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

Technical debt must die - Communicating code to business stakeholders

Presented by: Matt Eland

Our software sucks. We're up to our necks in bugs and technical debt, yet we often seem to hit roadblocks explaining things in ways that bring about meaningful change. In this session you'll learn to gather, analyze, and interpret data in order to create effective presentations to communicate...

Tags: Soft Skills/BusinessFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate

Antifragile Teams

Presented by: Charlie Sweet

Software development is an activity that’s fraught with complexity, ambiguity, and therefore risk. Many organizations attempt to mitigate that risk through stringent processes, but there is a better way. ...

Tags: Soft Skills/BusinessFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate

Make More 💰 Money with Less 🛠 Effort: 🧪 Experimentation Before Implementation

Presented by: Scott Showalter

Developing apps is time consuming, with little guarantee of success. The Web, App Store, Google Play and beyond are littered with apps making low or no revenue because they don't solve problems people actually care about. Before you build your “killer” ap, how can you truly know beyond the...

Tags: Design (UI/UX/CSS), Mobile, Other, Soft Skills/Business, TestingFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate

Bringing Order to Chaos

Presented by: Scott Connerly

So, you find yourself coding in a code base that has some warts. OK, let's be honest, its a steaming pile of gum and toothpicks you're afraid to touch lest it might fall apart. How do you get from there to ... anywhere, let alone viable, architecturally useful, and stable? In this talk, we'll...

Tags: Other, Soft Skills/Business, TestingFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate

Coaching & Communicating with Diverse Teams

Presented by: Kiera Prioleau

Don’t worry; this isn’t the standard lecture on what diversity means and why it matters. Research shows that diverse teams are more innovative, productive, and just darn interesting. Diversity encompasses more than gender and race, which creates challenges for development team members and...

Tags: Soft Skills/BusinessFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate

DevOps as a Force Multiplier for Agile

Presented by: Nate Berent-Spillson

So your development team uses Agile, but you keep running into process constraints because the rest of the organization is wedded to the status quo? In retros, you’re constantly coming up against inefficient, manual operations? Every step of building a software product eats away at your...

Tags: Soft Skills/BusinessFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate

Twelve Spins on User Experience

Presented by: Keith Instone

What is “user experience,” really? Sure, it’s that feeling people get when they interact with your software, but the term UX is being used for more than that, in confusing ways. ...

Tags: Design (UI/UX/CSS), Soft Skills/BusinessFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate

Owning Your Experience: Talking about Mental Health In the Workplace

Presented by: Arthur Doler

Your thoughts and your emotions affect your work, no matter how much you pretend that you can leave them at the door of your workplace. It's easy to deny your own experience the importance it deserves, especially if it's only inside your own head. But boxing it all away because you have "work to do"...

Tags: Soft Skills/BusinessFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate

Hiring and Inspiring an Exceptional Team

Presented by: Seth Petry-Johnson

Management gets a bad rap in technical circles, and for good reason: many managers are terrible, and it shows! ...

Tags: Soft Skills/BusinessFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate