Sessions

Cassandra Faris
Kim Preece
Charting a Course to Your Dream Job [Half-Day Workshop]
Cassandra Faris; Kim Preece

As a technology professional, your career path can and probably will take many directions. The challenge is determining which directions are right for you. Are you no longer learning or growing at work? Do you want to change jobs but don’t know where to start? Do you feel stuck on a narrowly-defined

Room: Pimlico
Topics: Soft Skills;
Tags: Career Development; Other; Soft Skills

luther hill
Using Data science to solve national security problems. [Half-Day Workshop]
luther hill

Sharing my experience of how deploying to Iraq and Afghanistan with the Army as a soldier made me a better Data Scientest. Will cover experiences analysizing social media to identify bomb threats. Also covering what’s it’s like to use code to develop actionable intelligence for US troops.

Room: Park Suite
Topics: Soft Skills;
Tags: Big Data; Development Practices; IoT; Project Management; Python; Requirements; Security; Soft Skills

John Eiler
Organization and Culture: Implementing Agile with Waterfall Expectations
John Eiler

Agile Project Management is quickly gaining momentum in our local markets including multiple industries and project types. The gap between learning Agile in the classroom and putting it into practice seems sometimes impossible to traverse. Implementing, adapting and continually improving to take adv

Room: Belmont
Topics: Project Management;
Tags: Agile; Continuous Development; Development Practices; Project Management; Soft Skills; Software Practices

Debbie Ryan
Jim Everett
People Networking 1100101
Debbie Ryan; Jim Everett

While Networking can be scary, it is a SKILL which can be learned and honed and has a wide array of positive impacts. Job postings are incapable of giving the full picture of the job, but through networking with an existing team member it can provide great insights. Finding a new colleague that comp

Room: Keeneland
Topics: Soft Skills;
Tags: Career Development; Soft Skills

Michael Eaton
Leadership Journey: From Software Developer to Leader
Michael Eaton

You’ve spent years working on your technical skills and can write code with the best of them. Then, one day, a leadership position opens up on your team, and you start thinking about it. Should I or shouldn’t I? What if I hate it? What if I love it? What if I'm not that good at it? In this interacti

Room: Churchill
Topics: Soft Skills
Tags: Soft Skills

Matthew Jones
Time Management for the Distracted Developer
Matthew Jones

I am a distracted developer. I've had Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) my entire life. I've also been a programmer professionally for 10+ years and I've always been... was that a butterfly? It sure was pretty. I wonder what species it is? I should go find out... but I also needed

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

Austyn Hill
Alan Galloway
Board Game Break With The Software Guild
Austyn Hill; Alan Galloway

Join The Software Guild for an exercise in creative problem solving, logical thinking and friendly competition - not through programming, but board games! Louisville's finest coding bootcamp brings you an opportunity to refresh your mind and get a bit of fun in your day. Learn about what makes our

Room: Pimlico
Topics: Soft Skills;
Tags: .NET; Career Development; Development Practices; DevOps; Java; Other; Soft Skills

Jeff Strauss
IP Fundamentals—Trust Me, I'm a Lawyer
Jeff Strauss

Today, more than ever, technologists need to be aware of the basics of intellectual property law and the broad effects this area of law has on decisions you make every day. There is a prevalent myth that if something is available on the Internet, it must be free to copy and use as we please. Nothing

Room: Belmont
Topics: Soft Skills;
Tags: Development Practices; Other; Soft Skills

Michael Richardson
Radical Independence: Transform Your Team with OKRs
Michael Richardson

Developers and product teams are often divorced from the business principles that drive the necessity of their work. They are given a feature to deliver and asked to deliver it on time. Leading companies have transformed their ways of working by pushing much more of the decision making down to the

Room: Downs
Topics: Application Development;
Tags: Continuous Development; Development Practices; Project Management; Soft Skills; Software Practices

Dustin Doom
Cognative Biases and You
Dustin Doom

A review of cognitive biases and heuristic thinking and how you can use them instead of being controlled by them.

Room: Hialeah
Topics: Soft Skills
Tags: Soft Skills

David Merk
Tony Thigpen
Refactoring Your Health
David Merk; Tony Thigpen

A great developer has courage, dedication, passion, and enough mental chops to break down problems and innovate solutions. That toughness is what heroes are made of; but with such an exhausting job, it's no surprise that a lot of IT professionals struggle to show the same dedication for their physic

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

Charlotte Shreve
Developer Version 1.0.0
Charlotte Shreve

I recently finished my first trip around the sun as a professional software developer. For this talk I'll recap what I learned, what I wish I learned, and what I think all developers can learn from remembering their own first year in the industry. We'll talk about mentorship, being a young woman in

Room: Adueduct
Topics: Soft Skills
Tags: Soft Skills

Ryan Albertson
Casey Albertsun
So, Your Project Is On Fire. Again.
Ryan Albertson; Casey Albertsun

Your product owner has changed priorities for the third time this sprint; your team lead has their nose in their ‘Agile For Dummies’ book, your tech lead is on hour three of his lunch, and to cap things off your designers aren’t speaking to one another, because it should be purple (and everyone know

Room: Keeneland
Topics: User Experience;
Tags: Agile; Project Management; Soft Skills

Brett Berliner
The Sounds of Software
Brett Berliner

It's 2019 -- let's get past the antiquated stereotypes of flighty musicians and rigid software developers. These ideas don't represent the crossover between technology and the arts; in fact, they ignore that music plays a large part in the lives of many software professionals. In this session, we'll

Room: Oaks
Topics: Soft Skills;
Tags: Career Development; Other; Soft Skills

Brian McKeiver
How to Win Friends and Influence...Better Developer Estimates
Brian McKeiver

Let's face it, creating estimates for tasks is not an exact science. Whether it is points, hours, level of effort, or whatever else the next fad is, it all mostly boils down to what feels like a shot in the dark. Join my session to find out a few lessons learned, tips, tricks, and strategies for c

Room: Adueduct
Topics: Soft Skills;
Tags: Career Development; Requirements; Soft Skills

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

This phrase can stir up a lot of emotions for people. For some, it’s aggravation because they’re a waste of time, for others, it’s stressful because it feels like you’re getting personally attacked. However, for some, it’s a great learning experience that leads to the team improving. Do you want to

Room: Churchill
Topics: Soft Skills;
Tags: Development Practices; Soft Skills

Keith Elder
Productivity: How to get things done in this digital age
Keith Elder

Pick the kids up after school, pay the electric bill on Friday, reviews for team members are due tomorrow, oh and I have to remember to call a team member back about the question they asked yesterday. These are just a few of the things that run through our heads constantly. While some of us have wor

Room: Adueduct
Topics: Soft Skills;
Tags: Career Development; Other; Performance; Soft Skills

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