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Soft Skills: These session will help attendees become better people which will help them be better software development professionals.
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!

Date/Time: Wednesday, August 19, 2020 1:30 PM
Room: Breakout Room K
Topics: Soft Skills;
Tags: ; 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

Date/Time: Thursday, August 20, 2020 8:30 AM
Room: Breakout Room A
Topics: Soft Skills;
Tags: ; Performance; Soft Skills; Work Skills

Jeff Grammer
Government regulation in the age of AI & Digital Transformation
Jeff Grammer

Recently in government legislatures lengthy debates & discussion have been held regarding robots & AI and how they will impact the new economy in years to come & what regulations or laws should be passed to manage them. However, in government & legislatures at all levels, (local, state & federal) w

Date/Time: Thursday, August 20, 2020 8:30 AM
Room: Breakout Room B
Topics: Soft Skills
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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

Date/Time: Thursday, August 20, 2020 9:45 AM
Room: Breakout Room B
Topics: Soft Skills;
Tags: ; Soft Skills; Work Skills

Kara Luton
From Tutus to Tech: Lessons Learned from Changing Careers
Kara Luton

What do ballet, music publicity and front end engineering have in common? More than you would think. Three years ago I didn’t know what a div was but I did know I needed a career change. I stumbled upon the tech world, enrolled in a bootcamp and haven’t looked back. Non-traditional paths are becom

Date/Time: Thursday, August 20, 2020 9:45 AM
Room: Breakout Room C
Topics: Soft Skills
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Taylor Desseyn
Recruiters Suck. Use them.
Taylor Desseyn

Working with recruiters is miserable. Most individuals don't want to use us and if they do they grit their teeth the whole time. In this session I will reveal all of our secrets and give you a 'behind the scenes' on how to navigate working with us and other general career tips!

Date/Time: Thursday, August 20, 2020 11:00 AM
Room: Breakout Room B
Topics: Soft Skills
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Bruno Capuano
Diversity is more, much more! Living in tech as a Latino who can’t dance
Bruno Capuano

I was born and raised in Argentina, then I lived +11 years in Spain and +3 years ago I moved to Canada. During the past 15 years I was an outsider, and this also impacted my professional life. I was lucky enough to travel for 5 years working in Europe, and I learned a lot on how my latino background

Date/Time: Thursday, August 20, 2020 1:30 PM
Room: Breakout Room B
Topics: Soft Skills
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Amanda Perkins
A Dev's Guide to Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity
Amanda Perkins

In this talk I will present what these 3 words mean and how to work toward bringing them to life in your organization or even just your daily life. Work toward becoming better and more inclusive starts with each of us and in this talk I'll give you several things to think about and work towards so

Date/Time: Thursday, August 20, 2020 1:30 PM
Room: Breakout Room C
Topics: Soft Skills
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Gabriela Dombrowski
The Mentor Playbook
Gabriela Dombrowski

We often find ourselves in situations where we have to knowledge share and mentor others, but we often don't take the time to learn "how" to be better mentors. So are we doing it right? Through my work as Mentor Director for a monthly coding class, I've been able to compile effective methods throu

Date/Time: Thursday, August 20, 2020 2:45 PM
Room: Breakout Room B
Topics: Soft Skills
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Richard Teachout
Existential Flexibility: Short term sacrifices for long term success
Richard Teachout

Business owners, job applicants, and even content employees tend to approach their existential debates all wrong. What if I told you it’s not about being the best, but being YOUR best? This talk is how to schematically focus on long term success, sustainability, and growth ..all to skyrocket your c

Date/Time: Friday, August 21, 2020 8:30 AM
Room: Breakout Room B
Topics: Soft Skills;
Tags: ; Soft Skills

Santosh Hari
Programmer burnout: how to recognize and avoid it
Santosh Hari

Burnout among software professionals is far more widespread than we would like to admit. It sneaks up on us. At first we dread going in to work each day. We can barely focus enough to get through the day and struggle with otherwise simple-for-us tasks. It starts there and gets much worse. So what ar

Date/Time: Friday, August 21, 2020 8:30 AM
Room: Breakout Room H
Topics: Soft Skills
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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

Date/Time: Friday, August 21, 2020 1:30 PM
Room: Breakout Room B
Topics: Soft Skills;
Tags: ; Soft Skills

Amanda Perkins
A Dev's Guide to Demoing
Amanda Perkins

No matter where you are, at some point your work is going to have to be demonstrated to other people. Instead of having your BA or QA or even PO demo it, wouldn't it be easier to just demo it yourself? But, having to present in front of people is a little scary. Indeed it is but there are some tips

Date/Time: Friday, August 21, 2020 2:45 PM
Room: Breakout Room L
Topics: Soft Skills
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Mitchel Sellers
The Struggles of Open Source Leadership
Mitchel Sellers

We live in a world that embraces Open Source software, however, the reality of managing an Open Source product isn't nearly as trouble free and joyful as expected. In this session, I will investigate some of the key soft skills, and lessons learned since taking over leadership fo the DNN Platform o

Date/Time: Friday, August 21, 2020 2:45 PM
Room: Breakout Room B
Topics: Soft Skills
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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

Date/Time: Friday, August 21, 2020 4:00 PM
Room: Breakout Room B
Topics: Soft Skills;
Tags: ; People; Soft Skills; 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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