Sessions

Chris Howard
David Galownia
The Lean Development Process – Understanding and Achieving Product/Market Fit Before Build Starts
Chris Howard; David Galownia

Learn how the Lean process is used to better understand your customer and get ideas in front of users quickly. We'll break down how this compares to traditional software development methodologies and how Lean is great for gauging customer interest and getting to market sooner and with less risk.

Room: Heartland
Topics: Project Management; Requirements; Software TestingUser Experience
Tags: Design (UI/UX/CSS); Project Management; 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

Matthew Jones
From the Ground Up: Lessons from a Rewrite in ASP.NET
Matthew Jones

Should you rewrite that app? Maybe! My team at U-Haul recently completed a year-long rewrite of a major project, and we learned quite a few interesting things. Come along with me as we explore the successes and failures of my team's massive rewrite.

Room: Goldenrod
Topics: Application Development; Project Management; Requirements; Soft Skills;
Tags: .NET; Architecture Practices; Database/SQL; Development Practices; DevOps; Project Management; Requirements; Soft Skills; Software Process

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

Sunny Gulati
Making Maintenance Markedly More Manageable
Sunny Gulati

Dealing with multiple clients, multiple tasks, production problems, while maintaining sanity and even enjoying life.

Room: Iroquois
Topics: Project Management; Soft Skills;
Tags: Agile; Development Practices; Project Management; Soft Skills

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

Heath Murphy
I have no idea what my PM does! Project Mgmt 101 for developers.
Heath Murphy

Everything a developer needs to know to "talk PM"

Room: Goldenrod
Topics: Application Development; Project Management
Tags: Development Practices; Project Management

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

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

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

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A software development conference in the Louisville, KY area on March 28 - 30, 2018 designed to cover all aspects of software development regardless of development stack.

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