Sessions

Taylor Desseyn
How Social Media Can Land You Your Dream Job [Half-Day Workshop]
Taylor Desseyn

Finding a job using social media is now the new normal. This session is specifically focused on tactics on how to leverage social media to help you find a job. We will also talk about personal branding because that is a highly underrated part of finding a job in today's market!

Room: Breakout Room K
Topics: Soft Skills;
Tags: People; Work Skills

Thomas Haver
Example Mapping: The New Three Amigos [Half-Day Workshop]
Thomas Haver

Example Mapping is a collaborative technique to help refine requirements using business rules and examples as executable specifications.

Room: Breakout Room G
Topics: Requirements;
Tags: Development Practices; People; Testing; Work Skills

Crux Conception
Soft Skills +Group Dynamics + Communication Skills = Productive Team Projects [Half-Day Workshop]
Crux Conception

Attendees will discover the influence of communications places into action while using your everyday people skills, added with a unique style of active listening. This is ideal for individuals who have Teams working in the areas of Software Engineering, Programming and DevOps. •The approach derive

Room: Breakout Room G
Topics: ;
Tags: Development Practices; DevOps; Fun; Other; People; Performance; Project Management; Soft Skills; Tools; Work Skills

Avindra Fernando
Think Global: A Guide to High Performing Global Dev Teams
Avindra Fernando

We live in a world where our colleagues may not sit next to us, or be in the same city, or even in the same country. A diverse workforce with varied perspectives, help companies to remain competitive today. But, geographically dispersed teams also come with a set of challenges. Managing development

Room: Breakout Room A
Topics: Soft Skills;
Tags: People; Performance; Soft Skills; Work Skills

Alison Hawke
Leadership for introverts
Alison Hawke

Hello, my name is Alison and I'm an introvert. Groups of strangers make me nervous, parties exhaust me, and I'm scared of talking in public. Also, I run a team of over 40 people. This is how I do it and maintain my sanity. Being an introvert doesn't mean you're shy, anti-social, or awkward, but it

Room: Breakout Room B
Topics: Soft Skills;
Tags: People; Soft Skills; Work Skills

David Bjarnson
This is the way; What the Mandalorian Taught Me About Agile Teams
David Bjarnson

Is your team in a rut? Do you feel like the team is spending too much time forming and storming instead of performing? High performing teams break out of traditional patterns that we can fall into.This session will show you core agility concepts exhibited in high-performing teams, based from the Ma

Room: Breakout Room A
Topics: ;
Tags: Agile; People; Performance

Cassandra Faris
Business & Tech: A Communication Guide
Cassandra Faris

Development teams and business decision makers frequently conflict. Business people don’t always understand that without software, their companies wouldn’t make money. Developers don’t always realize that solving a problem requires more than the latest framework. Each group has different priorities.

Room: Breakout Room A
Topics: ;
Tags: Agile; Other; People; Soft Skills; Work Skills

Brian Luerman
Non-traditional paths to a career in software development
Brian Luerman

A Q&A discussion with 3 panelists who all have all found success in the world of software development with no prior traditional education. Learn from the successes and failures of developers that have taught themselves, built portfolios, grown their career, and established themselves in their roles

Room: Breakout Room B
Topics: ;
Tags: People; Soft Skills; Work Skills

Alison Hawke
Power-leveling the padawans
Alison Hawke

How to mentor someone 1:1 without creating copies of yourself. Leaders have a responsibility to find and train new leaders. This talk is about how to power-level those potential leaders without turning them into a clone army. I spent five years mentoring someone one to one every week. Now he's my c

Room: Breakout Room B
Topics: Soft Skills;
Tags: People; Soft Skills

Eric Potter
Knowing Your Limitations: The key to improving your software design decisions
Eric Potter

Two of the hardest challenges in software development are building the right thing and building the thing right. The first problem comes from a lack of understanding of what users want. The second comes from the fact that the complexities of software make it challenging to build high-quality applica

Room: Breakout Room B
Topics: Soft Skills;
Tags: Other; People; Soft Skills; Work Skills

Ahmed Firjani
Record Linkage and Deduplicating Data with ML
Ahmed Firjani

Machine learning and fuzzy matching can enable us to identify duplicate or linked records across datasets, even when the records don’t have a common unique identifier. Ahmad Firjani will explain how he used machine learning algorithms to link matching records from clinic dataset to other patient da

Room: Breakout Room D
Topics: ;
Tags: Big Data; Database; Machine Learning; People; Python; SQL; Work Skills

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A software development conference in the Louisville, KY area on August 19 - 21, 2020 designed to cover all aspects of software development regardless of development stack.

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