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

Douglas Starnes
Hands On with Data Science with Python and Friends [Half-Day Workshop]
Douglas Starnes

At the risk of being cliche, the world is drowning in data. This workshop introduces the life preserver known as the PyData stack. This collection of open source and industry used packages will get attendees up to speed with one of the hottest and most in demand skills today. With numpy for light

Room: Park Suite
Topics: Application Development;
Tags: Other; Python

Duane Newman
Hacking Your Car - Driving Towards a smarter future
Duane Newman

Inspired by everything from Star Trek to the Tesla car, I've embarked on a journey to transform my truck from mundane to something that is more than meets the eye. Ever since I was old enough to drive, I've dreamed of having a car with a computerized dashboard, but it seemed out of reach until recen

Room: Conference Theater
Topics: Application Development;
Tags: .NET; Hardware; Other

Aydin Akcasu
I Told You to Stand Still ! (Motion Detection Web App with JavaScript)
Aydin Akcasu

Web browsers are getting more and more powerful. Now you can easily access the camera, and analyze the images. Using only a browser, we will access the camera , using WebRTC (Web Real-Time Communications). We will capture still frames from the streaming video, and analyze the images and create a

Room: Adueduct
Topics: Application Development;
Tags: Hardware; JavaScript; Other; Web

Keith Elder
Building A Highly Scalable Service that Survived A Super Bowl
Keith Elder

Would you bet your career and your company's reputation on a technology you've never used in front of 110 million people tuned into a Super Bowl commercial? Well, I did. And I was a nervous wreck! We were launching a new product during a commercial at the Super Bowl 302 days away, and I was betting

Room: Park Suite
Topics: Application Development;
Tags: Cloud; Functional Progreamming; Other

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

Mike Hand
I suck at estimates (but I'm better than I used to be)
Mike Hand

Let's get together and discuss how to make estimates less stressful. We'll talk about how to recognize who the audience is and what the purpose of your estimates are -- and based on that information, how to tailor your estimates to your environment. After reviewing several different approaches to es

Room: Adueduct
Topics: Requirements;
Tags: Development Practices; Other; Project Management; Software Practices

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

Tamay Shannon
The Siren Song of Technology
Tamay Shannon

Early in life I decided technology was Not. For. Me. I was wrong. You will meet people that also think this. How do you encourage and support them to break into a field they want to be in? In this talk you’ll learn how to identify these technology lurkers, how to encourage and support them to ste

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

Jason Robert
.NET Everywhere, Building Applications on the Tizen Platform
Jason Robert

The introduction of the .NET Core platform has opened new doors to developers as it no longer constrains them to a single operating system. One of these doors is the mobile and connected device eco system. Tizen is an open-source operating system developed by the Linux Foundation and runs on a numbe

Room: Regency South B
Topics: Application Development;
Tags: .NET; Architecture; IoT; Other

Cameron Presley
How Functional Programming Made Me a Better Developer
Cameron Presley

With the rise in popularity recently, functional programming has become “The Next Big Thing”. As of today, there are tons of frameworks and tools that can be used for front-end, back-end, desktop, and mobile development. With that being said, the majority of us are still using object-oriented langua

Room: Conference Theater
Topics: Application Development;
Tags: .NET; Functional Progreamming; Other

Shannon Beach
Actions & Skills - Creating a Voice
Shannon Beach

Learn about the similarities & differences in creating a voice experience for an Alexa skill & a Google Action. Attendees will get a walk through of the developer console for each, and see how voice responses are handled in the code.

Room: Oaks
Topics: Application Development;
Tags: IoT; JavaScript; Other

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

Douglas Starnes
Data Science with Python & Friends
Douglas Starnes

At the risk of overstating the obvious, the world is drowning in data. From mouse clicks to GPS and everywhere in between, the amount of data we generate is enormous. And it’s not going to get smaller anytime soon. There is good news. A life preserver in the form of Python is ready to help you k

Room: Oaks
Topics: Application Development;
Tags: Other; Python

Nick Branstein
Magic or Pokemon Card?
Nick Branstein

I'm not a machine learning guru and you don't have to be either. Using Azure's Custom Vision Service, I'll demonstrate how to put machine learning to use with to detect if an image is a Magic card or a Pokemon card. I'll supply the cards but feel free to bring your own!

Room: Adueduct
Topics: Application Development;
Tags: .NET; Azure; Cloud; Other; Web; Web Services

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

Jamie Wright
Introducing Juvet: Building Bots in Elixir
Jamie Wright

There is another massive shift happening with how we interact with companies through software. Users feel comfortable naturally talking with their applications through chat bots. Chat is the next generation of the user interface. Companies like Slack, Facebook, WhatsApp, and WeChat have some of the

Room: Derby
Topics: Application Development;
Tags: Functional Progreamming; Other; Web Services

Mike Branstein
Use the Next-Generation of Speech Recognition to Enhance Your Apps
Mike Branstein

Have you ever used Siri, “Hey Google”, or Cortana and wondered how you can build speech recognition into an app? Probably not, because they’re pretty bad. Right? Well, move over Siri – the next generation of customized speech recognition engines is here. I’ve spent the last two years training and in

Room: Downs
Topics: Application Development;
Tags: .NET; Azure; Other; Web

Matthew Groves
Introduction to SQL++ for Big Data: Same Language, More Power
Matthew Groves

The most popular databases in the world all speak SQL, and almost 60% of Stack Overflow members use SQL. SQL is the query language that dominates when it comes to interacting with data. Data has changed the 1970s; it’s no longer just stored in flat tables, but as rich, hierarchical object structures

Room: Downs
Topics: Application Development;
Tags: Big Data; Database; Other; SQL

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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