Sessions

Crux Conception
Soft Skills +Group Dynamics + Communication Skills = Productive Team Projects [Half-Day Workshop]
Crux Conception

Attendees will discover the influence of communications places into action while using your everyday people skills, added with a unique style of active listening. This is ideal for individuals who have Teams working in the areas of Software Engineering, Programming and DevOps. •The approach derive

Room: Breakout Room G
Topics: ;
Tags: Development Practices; DevOps; Fun; Other; People; Performance; Project Management; Soft Skills; Tools; Work Skills

Avindra Fernando
Think Global: A Guide to High Performing Global Dev Teams
Avindra Fernando

We live in a world where our colleagues may not sit next to us, or be in the same city, or even in the same country. A diverse workforce with varied perspectives, help companies to remain competitive today. But, geographically dispersed teams also come with a set of challenges. Managing development

Room: Breakout Room A
Topics: Soft Skills;
Tags: People; Performance; Soft Skills; Work Skills

Alison Hawke
Leadership for introverts
Alison Hawke

Hello, my name is Alison and I'm an introvert. Groups of strangers make me nervous, parties exhaust me, and I'm scared of talking in public. Also, I run a team of over 40 people. This is how I do it and maintain my sanity. Being an introvert doesn't mean you're shy, anti-social, or awkward, but it

Room: Breakout Room B
Topics: Soft Skills;
Tags: People; Soft Skills; Work Skills

Taylor Desseyn
Recruiters Suck. Use them.
Taylor Desseyn

Working with recruiters is miserable. Most individuals don't want to use us and if they do they grit their teeth the whole time. In this session I will reveal all of our secrets and give you a 'behind the scenes' on how to navigate working with us and other general career tips!

Room: Breakout Room B
Topics: Soft Skills
Tags: Soft Skills

Angela Parks
Getting to the Heart of the Matter
Angela Parks

In this session, we will explore the 5 Whys technique. This is a simple but powerful tool for cutting quickly through the outward symptoms of a problem to reveal its underlying causes.

Room: Breakout Room A
Topics: ;
Tags: Fun; Quality Assurance; Requirements; Soft Skills

Bruno Capuano
Diversity is more, much more! Living in tech as a Latino who can’t dance
Bruno Capuano

I was born and raised in Argentina, then I lived +11 years in Spain and +3 years ago I moved to Canada. During the past 15 years I was an outsider, and this also impacted my professional life. I was lucky enough to travel for 5 years working in Europe, and I learned a lot on how my latino background

Room: Breakout Room B
Topics: Soft Skills
Tags: Soft Skills

Dave Mattingly
Agile Improv
Dave Mattingly

Improv comedy is not at all different from the Agile methodology. It's all about learning to love the "yes", trusting your team, and building on what's already there. In this sessions. you'll: • learn the rules of improv comedy • apply them to agile development • have fun

Room: Breakout Room A
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Tags: Agile; Fun; Soft Skills

Cassandra Faris
Business & Tech: A Communication Guide
Cassandra Faris

Development teams and business decision makers frequently conflict. Business people don’t always understand that without software, their companies wouldn’t make money. Developers don’t always realize that solving a problem requires more than the latest framework. Each group has different priorities.

Room: Breakout Room A
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Tags: Agile; Other; People; Soft Skills; Work Skills

Brian Luerman
Non-traditional paths to a career in software development
Brian Luerman

A Q&A discussion with 3 panelists who all have all found success in the world of software development with no prior traditional education. Learn from the successes and failures of developers that have taught themselves, built portfolios, grown their career, and established themselves in their roles

Room: Breakout Room B
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Tags: People; Soft Skills; Work Skills

Alison Hawke
Power-leveling the padawans
Alison Hawke

How to mentor someone 1:1 without creating copies of yourself. Leaders have a responsibility to find and train new leaders. This talk is about how to power-level those potential leaders without turning them into a clone army. I spent five years mentoring someone one to one every week. Now he's my c

Room: Breakout Room B
Topics: Soft Skills;
Tags: People; Soft Skills

Eric Potter
Knowing Your Limitations: The key to improving your software design decisions
Eric Potter

Two of the hardest challenges in software development are building the right thing and building the thing right. The first problem comes from a lack of understanding of what users want. The second comes from the fact that the complexities of software make it challenging to build high-quality applica

Room: Breakout Room B
Topics: Soft Skills;
Tags: Other; People; Soft Skills; Work Skills

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A software development conference in the Louisville, KY area on August 19 - 21, 2020 designed to cover all aspects of software development regardless of development stack.

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