Sessions

Sarah Clark
Preparing for the Google Mobile Web Specialist Certification
Sarah Clark

Are you a web developer looking for new work or a mid-career developer who wants to sharpen your skills? Google's Mobile Web Specialist Certification could be for you. This certification tests your skills with actual development projects.

Room: Julia Belle Ballroom
Topics: Application Development;
Tags: Accessibility; Career Development; Certification; Performance; Web

Mitchel Sellers
Website Security for Web Developers an Overview
Mitchel Sellers

Website security is a growing concern for the general public. News of security breaches and compromised sites seem to appear on a weekly basis. This session explores key things that we as developers should be aware of to ensure that we start out building secure systems, or fix existing ones!

Room: Julia Belle Ballroom
Topics: Application Development;
Tags: Development Practices; Web; Web Services

Ed Charbeneau
Refactoring CSS with Sass
Ed Charbeneau

Does your CSS code remind you of an episode of Hoarders? In this session we’ll look at how to apply back-end development principles like OOP, DRY, and Encapsulation to CSS using Sass. We’ll explore techniques to build modular and intelligent CSS.

Room: Jefferson
Topics: Application Development;
Tags: Design (UI/UX/CSS); Web

Brian McKeiver
How to Build an E-commerce Chat bot with Azure Bot Framework
Brian McKeiver

Learn how to build and connect an intelligent bot to interact with your e-commerce website. See how you can use the Microsoft Bot Framework, Language Understanding Intelligent Service (LUIS), and .Net Core to create a bot that can check a customer’s order history, order status, or tracking number.

Room: Goldenrod
Topics: Application Development;
Tags: .NET; Web; Web Services

Ondrej Balas
Identity Management in ASP.NET Core
Ondrej Balas

Injecting custom code into authentication and authorization in ASP.NET has always been a chore. ASP.NET Identity is a library built to replace both ASP.NET Membership and Simple Membership, making it much easier to implement custom authentication and authorization code.

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

Dave Sadlon
Devs throwing you a visual curveball? You need a Backstop! - Automate Visual Regression Testing
Dave Sadlon

It can be difficult enough, as a QA, tracking all the visual changes in any given sprint or release. Automated Visual Regression Testing across multiple devices can give a team a visual representation of what changes (even the smallest!) have occurred within their application.

Room: Iroquois
Topics: Software Testing; User Experience;
Tags: Agile; Cross-Platform; Design (UI/UX/CSS); DevOps; JavaScript; Software Process; Testing; Web

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

Jared Faris
Where The Web Is Going
Jared Faris

The web is an exciting and fast moving place. This talk dives into how the web evolves, and what things are in the near future that attendees should be aware of.

Room: Burley/Cumberland/Derby
Topics: Application Development;
Tags: Design (UI/UX/CSS); JavaScript; Mobile; Python; Web

Scott Addie
Tour de .NET Core CLI
Scott Addie

Introduces the .NET Core CLI to .NET developers as an alternative to using Visual Studio.

Room: Farmington
Topics: Application Development;
Tags: .NET; Cross-Platform; Web

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

Greg Malcolm
Chrome Developer Tools: Raiding the Armory
Greg Malcolm

Tips and tricks for getting the most from the Chrome Developer Tools.

Room: Farmington
Topics: Application Development;
Tags: Design (UI/UX/CSS); JavaScript; Web

Scott Addie
Building Reusable UI Components in ASP.NET Core
Scott Addie

This session provides ASP.NET developers with best practices in building UI components.

Room: Burley/Cumberland/Derby
Topics: Application Development;
Tags: .NET; Web

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

Chris Bennett
Practical CSS Grid
Chris Bennett

CSS Grid is here! Now what? How can we use the latest CSS layout tool without ignoring users with older browsers? From traditional website layouts to custom web applications, dig in to real, practical uses for CSS grid that you can use today.

Room: Jefferson
Topics: Application Development; User Experience
Tags: Design (UI/UX/CSS); Web

Russell Patrick
Getting Logical with Azure Logic Apps
Russell Patrick

Azure Logic Apps allows for automation of business processes. In this session we will go over the in's and out's of Logic Apps.

Room: Appalachian
Topics: Application Development; Infrastructure
Tags: .NET; Web

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

Heath Murphy
A beginner’s first view into Vue.js. Pun intended…
Heath Murphy

Learn all about Vue.js in 60 minutes... a crash course.

Room: Grand Belle Hall
Topics: Application Development;
Tags: JavaScript; Web

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

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

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

Mitchel Sellers
Should I make the Transition to ASP.NET MVC Core? Will it Hurt?
Mitchel Sellers

With all of the buzz around .NET Core, many with existing applications are left to wonder what this means for them? Is your current app a dinosaur waiting to turn to oil? Or is there still some life left in it? How much time will it take to upgrade if you decide to? Attend to find out!

Room: Burley/Cumberland/Derby
Topics: Application Development;
Tags: .NET; Cross-Platform; Web

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