Sessions

Cassandra Faris
Jared Faris
Building An Effective Interview Framework
Cassandra Faris; Jared Faris

This talk will help you understand the need you have, the team you have, and how to identify and select team members that will complement your existing team.

Room: Iroquois
Topics: Soft Skills;
Tags: Soft Skills; Other

Nicholas Taylor
UX: Like Complexity? Try Dealing with Users on a Daily Basis.
Nicholas Taylor

Users are needy. Needy needy needy. But, in order to understand their needs (and build the right software) you have to go talk to them.

Room: Goldenrod
Topics: Project Management; Requirements; Soft SkillsUser Experience
Tags: Agile; Design (UI/UX/CSS); Soft Skills

Cassandra Faris
Health: Your Most Important Dev Tool
Cassandra Faris

In the rush to get everything done, it can be easy to neglect our health. But a healthy body and mind are necessary for effective performance. This session provides realistic suggestions for managing your well-being at work.

Room: Julia Belle Ballroom
Topics: Soft Skills;
Tags: Soft Skills; Other

Nate Taylor
Everything I Needed to Know About Debugging I Learned in Elementary Physics
Nate Taylor

Learn how a few simple problem solving rules can help with debugging software.

Room: Heartland
Topics: Application Development; Soft Skills;
Tags: Development Practices; Soft Skills; Software Process; Testing; Other

Faye Thompson
It's All In Our Heads: How Neuroscience Can Help Us Create High-Performing Teams
Faye Thompson

Understanding how our brains take shortcuts to process all the data they take in can help us recognize when its happening, take measures to correct our course, and use that information to build stronger teams

Room: Jefferson
Topics: Soft Skills
Tags: Soft Skills

Scott Drake
How to Hire Programmers You'll Want as Teammates
Scott Drake

Hiring programmers is an odd mix of human resources, marketing, and technology, and few people have the time to learn enough about those disciplines to do it well. This session helps shorten the learning process, and helps developers and team leaders hire the right talent for their real-world needs.

Room: Goldenrod
Topics: Application DevelopmentProject ManagementSoft Skills
Tags: Soft Skills

Michael Dowden
Stop Keeping the Lights On
Michael Dowden

Often developers are paid to merely "keep the lights on" when they could instead be forces of innovation. This session explores various anti-patterns and obstacles within organizations that make it hard for developers to do their best work.

Room: Appalachian
Topics: Project Management; Soft Skills;
Tags: Development Practices; Project Management; Soft Skills; Software Process

Craig Burton
Fishing Instructor 101 - Being An Effective Mentor
Craig Burton

We each have a unique perspective on how we do what we do. That perspective is a valuable asset that we should use to its fullest by sharing it, and our knowledge, with others. Mentoring is a skill anyone can learn, but, like any other skill, it requires practice to become great at it.

Room: Goldenrod
Topics: Soft Skills
Tags: Soft Skills

Emily  Harshman
Writing Requirements as User Stories
Emily Harshman

Developers are key in driving well-written user stories. This session will show good user stories and how you can coach your product owner toward writing effective and well-written user stories. This session covers estimating techniques of user stories and how to improve estimates over time.

Room: Appalachian
Topics: Requirements;
Tags: .NET; Accessibility; Agile; Architecture Practices; Big Data; Clojure; Cloud; Continuous Deployment; Cross-Platform; Database/SQL; Design (UI/UX/CSS); Development Practices; DevOps; Functional Programming; Hardware; iOS/OSX; IoT; Java; JavaScript; Mobile; PHP; Project Management; Python; Requirements; Ruby/Rails; Scala; Security; Soft Skills; Software Process; Testing; Web; Web Services; Windows 8/10; Other Languages; Other

Ellen Mey
Embrace the Suck: Thoughts on Perseverance from a Junior Dev
Ellen Mey

Explore strategies that will develop perseverance and grit.

Room: Appalachian
Topics: Soft Skills
Tags: Soft Skills

Cameron Presley
How To Have Code Reviews Developers Actually Want
Cameron Presley

The phrase "Code Review" can be a loaded term for developers. For some, it's a feeling of time wasted, for others it can be nerve-wracking as you feel you're being attacked. In this talk, I'll show you some tips and tricks to have code reviews that your team wants to have.

Room: Heartland
Topics: Application Development; Soft Skills
Tags: Soft Skills; Software Process

Scott Drake
Leadership Skills My Team Wishes I Had When Just Starting Out
Scott Drake

Many new leaders make early mistakes because they don't make the mind-shift from doer to leader, and they don't understand that projects and teams have different needs. This session helps new leaders become effective faster.

Room: Jefferson
Topics: Project Management; Soft Skills;
Tags: Architecture Practices; Development Practices; Project Management; Soft Skills; Software Process

Mike Hand
Care and Feeding of your new Junior Developer
Mike Hand

Practical considerations for getting the most out of green developers, and setting them up for success.

Room: Iroquois
Topics: Soft Skills;
Tags: Agile; Development Practices; Project Management; Soft Skills

Christina Aldan
5 Tips for Cultivating EQ in the Workplace
Christina Aldan

Learning to manage our state of mind in the workplace is an acquired skill. While stress in the workplace in unavoidable, it is possible to cultivate Emotional Intelligence (EQ) to manage our state of mind. Practicing EQ helps us identify and eliminate stressors in our lives

Room: Burley/Cumberland/Derby
Topics: Soft Skills
Tags: Soft Skills

Jamie Phillips
Up For Grabs: Contributing to Open Source Projects
Jamie Phillips

Contributing to Open Source may seem intimidating.  You may not have the confidence to get involved or suffer from “impostor syndrome.” Now is the time to shed those fears and get involved with a project.  Contributions are contributions regardless of how small or inconsequential you think. 

Room: Jefferson
Topics: Application Development;
Tags: Development Practices; Soft Skills; Other

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