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

David Merk
Anthony Neace
Scott Schuenemeyer
Microservices in a Day Using .NET Core and AWS (Part 1) [Half-Day Workshop]
David Merk; Anthony Neace; Scott Schuenemeyer

Making the leap from MVC to Microservices? This workshop will jumpstart your journey and answer a lot of the questions developers run into on the way. APIs, Authentication, Microservice Communication, and Event Driven Development. In the course of one day you’re going to go from ‘File -> New Project

Room: Keeneland
Topics: Application Development;
Tags: .NET; Architecture; Career Development; Development Practices; Microservices; Software Practices

David Merk
Scott Schuenemeyer
Microservices in a Day Using .NET Core and AWS (Part 2) [Half-Day Workshop]
David Merk; Scott Schuenemeyer

Making the leap from MVC to Microservices? This workshop will jumpstart your journey and answer a lot of the questions developers run into on the way. APIs, Authentication, Microservice Communication, and Event Driven Development. In the course of one day you’re going to go from ‘File -> New Project

Room: Keeneland
Topics: ;
Tags: .NET; Architecture; AWS; Azure; Career Development; Database; Development Practices; DevOps; Docker; Kubernetes; Microservices; Software Practices

Debbie Ryan
Jim Everett
People Networking 1100101
Debbie Ryan; Jim Everett

While Networking can be scary, it is a SKILL which can be learned and honed and has a wide array of positive impacts. Job postings are incapable of giving the full picture of the job, but through networking with an existing team member it can provide great insights. Finding a new colleague that comp

Room: Keeneland
Topics: Soft Skills;
Tags: Career Development; Soft Skills

Matthew Jones
The Fundamental Laws of Software Development
Matthew Jones

There exists a set of fundamental adages, quotes, and philosophical "laws" which govern how software is developed in our modern age. They affect code, designs, life in general; yet many aren't aware they are working at all. This session will shine a light on what these laws are, who created them an

Room: Hialeah
Topics: Project Management;
Tags: Career Development; Development Practices; Software Practices

Christopher Judd
Achieve Goals With SMART WINS
Christopher Judd

Everyone wants to be successful in life. Many have found the SMART (specific, measurable, achievable, relevant & time boxed) goal setting framework to be a powerful tool to help clarify and validate their goals. Unfortunately having well defined goals is not enough to obtain them. This is where WINS

Room: Adueduct
Topics: Soft Skills
Tags: Career Development

Deven Phillips
Accelerating Security In A DevOps World
Deven Phillips

DevOps is taking the IT world by storm and as it becomes more common, the scope of work to be improved by DevOps practices is expanding. Over the last 2 years Red Hat's Open Innovation Labs have been working with both public and private sector organizations to help them learn Agile and DevOps practi

Room: Conference Theater
Topics: ;
Tags: Agile; Career Development; Cloud; Containers; Continuous Development; Development Practices; DevOps; Quality Assurance; Security

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

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

Deven Phillips
Why You Should Be Doing Contract First API Development
Deven Phillips

How do you develop APIs and services efficiently and effectively while improving software quality and team productivity? That's called contract-first API development! By using tools like OpenAPI specification and generator tooling capable of leveraging it, you can leap ahead in your development by g

Room: Pimlico
Topics: Application Development;
Tags: Career Development; Development Practices; Microservices; Quality Assurance; Software Practices; Testing; Web; Web Services

John Callaway
Clayton Hunt
Mentoring Panel
John Callaway; Clayton Hunt

A panel discussion with John Callaway, Clayton Hunt, and Jon Ash of The 6 Figure Developer. Mentoring is an important aspect of software development. Whether you're self taught, a code school grad, or have a degree in Computer Science it's important to realize that many people have contributed to y

Room: Keeneland
Topics: Application Development
Tags: Career Development

Alison Hawke
Building a QA practice from scratch
Alison Hawke

When you’re the only QA, how do you instill quality practices and build that mindset into the wider company? I'm going to walk through how we went from eight to forty-five quality advocates, and talk about recruiting, training, fun, multiple remote offices, delegation, velociraptor-avoidance techniq

Room: Belmont
Topics: Software Testing;
Tags: Career Development; Quality Assurance; Testing

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

Brian McKeiver
How to Win Friends and Influence...Better Developer Estimates
Brian McKeiver

Let's face it, creating estimates for tasks is not an exact science. Whether it is points, hours, level of effort, or whatever else the next fad is, it all mostly boils down to what feels like a shot in the dark. Join my session to find out a few lessons learned, tips, tricks, and strategies for c

Room: Adueduct
Topics: Soft Skills;
Tags: Career Development; Requirements; Soft Skills

Dorrin Poorkay
The Operation's Burden
Dorrin Poorkay

In this session Dorrin will describe her experience as a on-call platform engineer at auth0 which serves billions of authentication requests per month. Dorrin will speak about how auth0's platform infrastructure team overcame the challenges of stressful on-call rotations and how you can implement a

Room: Park Suite
Topics: Soft Skills;
Tags: Agile; Career Development; Development Practices; DevOps

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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