Sessions

James Balmert
Always Be Deliverying
James Balmert

Jenkins pipelines can be leveraged to achieve continuous delivery and deployment. In this talk, learn how to create a pipeline that takes a change from a commit to source control all the way to a production environment.

Room: Julia Belle Ballroom
Topics: Infrastructure;
Tags: Development Practices; DevOps; Soft Skills; Software Process

Richard Teachout
We are Agile-Scrum'ish - Find your groove to WIN without a full PM framework
Richard Teachout

We hate Project Management Frameworks.. but needed one. So we "use" the things that worked for us.. and made it trackable and efficient. We hate meetings, and consider stand-ups meetings.. so we do it a bit differently. We consider ourselves Agile-Scrum'ish.. What does that mean.... come see!

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

Matthew Jones
From the Ground Up: Lessons from a Rewrite in ASP.NET
Matthew Jones

Should you rewrite that app? Maybe! My team at U-Haul recently completed a year-long rewrite of a major project, and we learned quite a few interesting things. Come along with me as we explore the successes and failures of my team's massive rewrite.

Room: Goldenrod
Topics: Application Development; Project Management; Requirements; Soft Skills;
Tags: .NET; Architecture Practices; Database/SQL; Development Practices; DevOps; Project Management; Requirements; Soft Skills; Software Process

Nick Lawson
The Pragmatic, Passionate, Practiced, Software Craftsman: How To Be A Better Developer
Nick Lawson

New Engineers don’t know where they are going, experienced engineers get jaded, tired, lost in the grind of everyday. What makes a good developer, how do we make ourselves better, our team better, what are some things that every one of us can do, with practical examples from a dev in the trenches.

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

Sunny Gulati
Making Maintenance Markedly More Manageable
Sunny Gulati

Dealing with multiple clients, multiple tasks, production problems, while maintaining sanity and even enjoying life.

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

Patrick Badley
DISCovering your team: A Guide to Effective Communication
Patrick Badley

Every team is made up of different personalities. Often times these differences make collaboration difficult, but they don't have to. Knowing your personality type and the personalities of your team and adjusting your behavior based on your audience can go a long way to make your team more cohesive.

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

Sneha Fotedar
From Loose Groups to Effective Teams
Sneha Fotedar

The session focuses upon the important interpersonal skills required to build a successful team.

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

Josh Greenwood
A Better Technical Interview
Josh Greenwood

**Let's make a valuable interview** by setting better expectations and creating better evaluation techniques. **Let's make an honest interview** by asking instead of assuming, and treating candidates like they'll be treated on the team. **Let's make a collective interview** by encouraging dial

Room: Appalachian
Topics: Project ManagementSoft Skills
Tags: Soft Skills

Richard Teachout
Job Skill Tips - Work towards Promotions / Enhance your Resume
Richard Teachout

If you are looking for some tips and tricks to get that promotion, or find your Dream Tech job.. this session may be the best one for you. Learn some tips from my perspective, of ways to get the promotion or interview... and hopefully get it.

Room: Appalachian
Topics: Application Development; Infrastructure; Project Management; Requirements; Soft Skills; Software Testing; User Experience;
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; Other; Other Languages; PHP; Project Management; Python; Requirements; Ruby/Rails; Scala; Security; Soft Skills; Software Process; Testing; Web; Web Services; Windows 8/10

Jim Everett
Project Rescue 9-1-1
Jim Everett

Lessons learned and strategies developed to deal with a project that has gone off the rails.

Room: Heartland
Topics: Project Management;
Tags: Other; Project Management; Requirements; Soft Skills; Software Process

Sue Freas
Leadership 101: Essentials for First Time Managers
Sue Freas

I will cover the things I've learned as a manager, specifically around building trust & setting goals & giving feedback, writing reviews, sharing knowledge within the team, and effective team meetings.

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

Ryan Ripley
Faye Thompson
Collaborative Curiosity
Ryan Ripley; Faye Thompson

Bring your questions, as you are the product owner to this conversation about celebrating curiosity, becoming more agile and fostering an environment that allows your team to succeed. We will address the questions of the room and facilitate a whole-conference conversation.

Room: Grand Belle Hall
Topics: Application Development; Infrastructure; Project Management; Requirements; Soft Skills; Software Testing; User Experience;
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; Other; Other Languages; PHP; Project Management; Python; Requirements; Ruby/Rails; Scala; Security; Soft Skills; Software Process; Testing; Web; Web Services; Windows 8/10

Jared Faris
Uh, So I'm A Manager... Now What?
Jared Faris

This talk is sort of "Intro to managing/leading". It's aimed at strong individual contributors who now have leadership responsibilities, but don't know how to be successful.

Room: Jefferson
Topics: Soft Skills
Tags: Soft Skills

Sarala Pandey
Maturing the Enterprise Quality Practice
Sarala Pandey

Quality can be easy to handle for a single team or product, but when an organization attempts to establish consistent quality across segments, failure is often the result. In this presentation, the audience will learn approaches from the team-level & management-level to mature the quality practice.

Room: Goldenrod
Topics: Soft Skills; Software Testing;
Tags: Agile; Soft Skills; Software Process; Testing

Dave Mattingly
Improv Comedy for Projects
Dave Mattingly

The rules of improv comedy can apply to many social interactions, including collaborating on projects and managing a team. The constantly changing situations of improv are great practice for accepting unexpected circumstances, and happily going with the flow.

Room: Grand Belle Hall
Topics: Project Management; Soft Skills;
Tags: Agile; Other; Project Management; Soft Skills

Dave Sadlon
Becoming a full-stack QA Engineer - Evolving in an ever-changing Market
Dave Sadlon

With the emergence of Agile and DevOps in many IT shops and companies, it's vital we as QA engineers adapt to the market demand and change. This talk will focus on what it means to be a Full-Stack QA Engineer and how does one go about becoming the "Swiss Army Knife" of QA.

Room: Farmington
Topics: Soft Skills; Software Testing;
Tags: DevOps; Soft Skills; Software Process; Testing

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