Sessions

Alex Bezuska
Eric Lathrop
Come make games on your employer’s dime! - Create your first game in Unity using C#
Alex Bezuska; Eric Lathrop

Life isn’t all business, so why should programming be all business apps? Come join Alex & Eric, local game developers & advocates. In this beginner workshop, we will learn the basics of the Unity game engine by making a real game. Reserve some time to be creative and have fun with technology!

Room: Heartland
Topics: Application Development;
Tags: .NET; Other

Brett Koenig
Blockchain: Worth more than a Bitcoin?
Brett Koenig

What is blockchain? Is it just an algorithm for cryptocurrencies? It can answer a much bigger question; a fundamental computer science question around verifying data. Join me as we discover and explore what exactly blockchain is, where it is headed, and how and when you can start using it.

Room: Iroquois
Topics: Application Development
Tags: Other

Polina Abramov
Healthcare IT: Why is it so hard?
Polina Abramov

This session will look at the specifics of Health industry, its computerization process, technology and complexities associated with it. We will talk about health data, HIPAA, HL7, FHIR and other acronyms and see how we, “the devs”, contribute to improving patient experience and outcome

Room: Goldenrod
Topics: Application Development; Infrastructure; Requirements;
Tags: Architecture Practices; Big Data; Other; Requirements; Security; 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

Brian McKeiver
Bryan Soltis
Serverless Architecture Shootout
Brian McKeiver; Bryan Soltis

Serverless architecture is a way of computing that allows you to build/run applications and services without thinking about servers. Join Brian McKeiver as he compares & contrasts two of the most popular serverless platforms, Microsoft Azure and Amazon AWS, to find out which platform reigns supreme.

Room: Appalachian
Topics: Application Development;
Tags: .NET; Architecture Practices; Cloud; Other; Web

Ado Kukic
A Token Walks Into a SPA...
Ado Kukic

Between Angular, React, & Vue it can be hard NOT to build SPAs these days. But having to deal with cookies, tokens, auth, & resource access - you may even feel like you need a second page (gasp!) for security! Fear not, for the technology to create truly secure SPAs is there and I’ll show you how.

Room: Farmington
Topics: Application Development;
Tags: Cross-Platform; Development Practices; JavaScript; Other; Security; Web

Sundeep Dronawat
Crypto Currency Infrastructure - Challenges and Opportunties
Sundeep Dronawat

As the adoption of cryptocurrencies — or digital currencies that are encrypted for security — spreads throughout the business and financial sectors, so too do the challenges for Engineers and IT professionals. They have to be prepared for potential implications as cryptocurrencies evolve.

Room: Appalachian
Topics: Infrastructure;
Tags: Architecture Practices; Big Data; Cloud; Cross-Platform; Development Practices; Hardware; Other; Project Management; Security; Software Process

Stan Siranovich
An Analysis of Louisville Bicycle Crashes Using Tableau
Stan Siranovich

This is a visualization project to examine bicycle crashes which occurred on public roadways in the Louisville KY metropolitan area over a multi-year period.

Room: Goldenrod
Topics: User Experience;
Tags: Big Data; Other

Cassandra Faris
(Not So) Accidental Personal Branding
Cassandra Faris

This talk discusses how your online presence can evolve into a personal brand by deliberately managing what you share & who you connect with. It give examples of people who've used personal branding for career growth and discusses how anyone can apply these practices to their online presence.

Room: Burley/Cumberland/Derby
Topics: Soft Skills;
Tags: Other; Web

Martine Dowden
Fabricating Fantastic Forms
Martine Dowden

Delve into usability and accessibility techniques to build better forms.

Room: Appalachian
Topics: Application Development; Software Testing; User Experience;
Tags: Accessibility; Design (UI/UX/CSS); Development Practices; Other; Testing; Web

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

Stephen Cleary
Understanding Ethereum Application Development
Stephen Cleary

How to develop applications that run on the Ethereum blockchain

Room: Grand Belle Hall
Topics: Application Development;
Tags: Other; Other Languages

Laura Williams
What Every Developer Should Know About Statistics
Laura Williams

A broad overview of the concepts IT professionals should understand when managing, analyzing, or working with data within an applied context.

Room: Grand Belle Hall
Topics: Application DevelopmentInfrastructureUser Experience
Tags: Other

Guy Royse
Machine Learning for Gamers - Dungeon Forecasts & Dragon Regressions
Guy Royse

Many developers want to make use of machine learning in their applications but aren’t sure what sorts of problems can be solved with it. This talk will explain the sorts of problems that can be solved, what data is required to solve them, and what the results look like. All with fun examples.

Room: Julia Belle Ballroom
Topics: Application Development
Tags: Other

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

Matthew Groves
JSON Data Modeling in Document Databases
Matthew Groves

A flexible JSON data model gives you a lot of choices, but which way is the right way?

Room: Goldenrod
Topics: Application Development;
Tags: Database/SQL; Other

Priya Rajagopal
Postman Delivers : API Development and Testing Made Easy
Priya Rajagopal

Whether you are a consumer or publisher of WebServices APIs, you would need a way to explore, evaluate and test APIs . In this talk, we will explore Postman, an easy-to-use, free app that facilitates "API driven development" by simplifying API development, documentation and testing.

Room: Farmington
Topics: Application Development; Software Testing;
Tags: Development Practices; Other; Web

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

Martine Dowden
Accessibility Cookbook: 10 easy recipes
Martine Dowden

Delve into the top accessibility fails. We will look at what they are, how to test for them, and how to fix them.

Room: Jefferson
Topics: Software Testing; User Experience;
Tags: Accessibility; Design (UI/UX/CSS); Development Practices; Other; Web

Scott Seighman
The Case for Voice-Driven Systems in the Enterprise
Scott Seighman

Exploring voice-driven systems in the workplace and enterprise.

Room: Appalachian
Topics: Application Development; Infrastructure; User Experience
Tags: Accessibility; Other; Other Languages

Clayton Hunt
Using Docker for Development and Production
Clayton Hunt

We are going to explore how we can leverage Docker for use while we develop our applications as well as once we are ready to deploy. We will discuss creating a container that will allow us to work on our .NET Core application in a way that incorporates live rebuilds, debugging, and testing

Room: Julia Belle Ballroom
Topics: Application Development;
Tags: .NET; Development Practices; Other

conrad reynolds
Bespoke Internet - Get those Webs your way
conrad reynolds

Tired of relying on someone else's idea of how you should see and use information? Use Python, RSS, and other tricks to discover and extract what you're interested in from the internet.

Room: Iroquois
Topics: Application Development;
Tags: Other; Python; Web

Suganthi Giridharan
Fire Up Your Mobile App!
Suganthi Giridharan

Learn how to build a cross platform mobile app using Xamarin Forms for front end and Firebase for back end from the sample conference app example.

Room: Heartland
Topics: Application Development;
Tags: .NET; Cross-Platform; Mobile; Other

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

Aydin Akcasu
Creating Bluetooth Apps with Chrome
Aydin Akcasu

See how easy it is to interact with Bluetooth devices, using only the Chrome browser and Javascript. We will cover interfacing to a heart rate monitor, and other devices. In addition, we will hack into a Smart Lightbulb, determine the protocol. See how easy it is to great a "Stress Display".

Room: Jefferson
Topics: Application Development; User Experience;
Tags: Cross-Platform; IoT; JavaScript; Mobile; Other; Web

Brandon Rockwell
React in the Wild: Production Edition
Brandon Rockwell

This talk will focus on what a real-world Software Development Lifecycle looks like for a React application, and is intended to provide insight and examples for attendees to take with them into the field. I will be using examples from my own experiences working with React from concept to production.

Room: Heartland
Topics: Application Development; Infrastructure;
Tags: .NET; JavaScript; Other

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