Sessions

Tomasz Lasica
Do we need QA?
Tomasz Lasica

With growing complexity of software systems there is a need to fill the gap that does not fit easily into Sprints: testing security, performance, stability or maintainability of the system. I will share my experience from being a test engineer with a touch of Agile experience background.

Room: Iroquois
Topics: Project Management;
Tags: Agile; Project Management; Software Process; Testing

James Strong
DevOps and the AWS Cloud; A perfect merge request
James Strong

DevOps and the AWS Cloud; A perfect merge request

Room: Burley/Cumberland/Derby
Topics: Application Development;
Tags: Continuous Deployment; Cross-Platform; Development Practices; DevOps; Software Process; Testing; Web; Web Services

Nate Taylor
Everything I Needed to Know About Debugging I Learned in Elementary Physics
Nate Taylor

Learn how a few simple problem solving rules can help with debugging software.

Room: Heartland
Topics: Application Development; Soft Skills;
Tags: Development Practices; Soft Skills; Software Process; Testing; Other

David Bjarnson
TFS does not mean "Tool From Satan".
David Bjarnson

Showing you one way you can leverage TFS to support Agile development from beginning to end.

Room: Appalachian
Topics: Application Development
Tags: Software Process

Michael Dowden
Stop Keeping the Lights On
Michael Dowden

Often developers are paid to merely "keep the lights on" when they could instead be forces of innovation. This session explores various anti-patterns and obstacles within organizations that make it hard for developers to do their best work.

Room: Appalachian
Topics: Project Management; Soft Skills;
Tags: Development Practices; Project Management; Soft Skills; Software Process

Arthur  Hicken
Evolving from Automated to Continuous Testing for Agile and DevOps
Arthur Hicken

As agile development practices mature and DevOps principles begin to infiltrate our corporate cultures, organizations realize the distinct opportunity to accelerate software delivery. However, when you speed up any process, immature practice areas and roadblocks become much more pronounced.

Room: Burley/Cumberland/Derby
Topics: ;
Tags: Agile; DevOps; Software Process; Testing

Emily  Harshman
Writing Requirements as User Stories
Emily Harshman

Developers are key in driving well-written user stories. This session will show good user stories and how you can coach your product owner toward writing effective and well-written user stories. This session covers estimating techniques of user stories and how to improve estimates over time.

Room: Jefferson
Topics: Requirements;
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; PHP; Project Management; Python; Requirements; Ruby/Rails; Scala; Security; Soft Skills; Software Process; Testing; Web; Web Services; Windows 8/10; Other Languages; Other

Jared Faris
How Long Will It Take? - Estimation Methods To Answer The Impossible Question
Jared Faris

This talk will start with why you need to be good at estimating and cover fallacies surrounding it (including its role in Agile). We'll discuss multiple ways to perform estimates with their pros and cons.

Room: Goldenrod
Topics: Application Development; Project Management;
Tags: Architecture Practices; Development Practices; Project Management; Software Process

Nate Taylor
How TDD Improved My Quality of Life as a Developer
Nate Taylor

Walk with a developer as he progresses from frustration with programming to rekindling his love for software development.

Room: Burley/Cumberland/Derby
Topics: ;
Tags: Development Practices; Software Process; Testing; Other

Deven Phillips
DevOps, You're (Probably) Doing It Wrong
Deven Phillips

You hired a DevOps "person", or you have a DevOps "team", and they are automating all sorts of interesting things; but that's not really DevOps... We'll have an honest and frank discussion about what DevOps is and what it isn't, but we'll also talk about the steps for transitioning toward DevOps.

Room: Julia Belle Ballroom
Topics: Application Development; Project Management; Soft Skills; User Experience;
Tags: Agile; DevOps; Project Management; Security; Software Process; Testing; Other Languages; Other

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

The phrase "Code Review" can be a loaded term for developers. For some, it's a feeling of time wasted, for others it can be nerve-wracking as you feel you're being attacked. In this talk, I'll show you some tips and tricks to have code reviews that your team wants to have.

Room: Heartland
Topics: Application Development; Soft Skills
Tags: Soft Skills; Software Process

Scott Drake
Leadership Skills My Team Wishes I Had When Just Starting Out
Scott Drake

Many new leaders make early mistakes because they don't make the mind-shift from doer to leader, and they don't understand that projects and teams have different needs. This session helps new leaders become effective faster.

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

David Walker
Empower Any Application with Azure Machine Learning
David Walker

Learn how you can build intelligent applications by integrating Azure Machine Learning features into existing applications, processes and workflows by simply calling REST services.

Room: Goldenrod
Topics: Application Development;
Tags: .NET; Big Data; Cloud; Cross-Platform; Development Practices; Software Process; Web; Web Services

Jeff Strauss
User-Driven Development: This Is Not a UX Talk
Jeff Strauss

Modern developers acknowledge the importance of user experience. But do we really focus on it? Considering and developing your interface first will improve efficiency and reduce rework. Retrain your mindset, modify your process, improve your results, and become a Problem Solver!

Room: Burley/Cumberland/Derby
Topics: Application Development; Requirements; User Experience;
Tags: .NET; Architecture Practices; Development Practices; JavaScript; Requirements; Software Process; Web

Heath Murphy
How to expand agile up into the enterprise using SAFe (Scaled Agile Framework)
Heath Murphy

An intro to SAFe (Scaled Agile Framework) with a real-world example

Room: Jefferson
Topics: Project Management;
Tags: Agile; Project Management; Software Process

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