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Soft Skills: These session will help attendees become better people which will help them be better software development professionals.
Cassandra Faris
Jared Faris
Building An Effective Interview Framework
Cassandra Faris; Jared Faris

This talk will help you understand the need you have, the team you have, and how to identify and select team members that will complement your existing team.

Date/Time: Wednesday, June 7, 2017 1:00 PM
Room: Appalachian
Topics: Soft Skills;
Tags: ; Other

Nicholas Taylor
Like Complexity? Try Dealing with Users on a Daily Basis.
Nicholas Taylor

Users are needy. Needy needy needy. But, in order to understand their needs (and build the right software) you have to go talk to them. Wait ..... you mean I have to go talk to people?

Date/Time: Thursday, June 8, 2017 8:00 AM
Room: Goldenrod
Topics: Project Management; Requirements; Soft SkillsUser Experience
Tags: ; Design (UI/UX/CSS); Soft Skills

Cassandra Faris
Health: Your Most Important Dev Tool
Cassandra Faris

In the rush to get everything done, it can be easy to neglect our health. But a healthy body and mind are necessary for effective performance. This session provides realistic suggestions for managing your well-being at work.

Date/Time: Thursday, June 8, 2017 9:15 AM
Room: Julia Belle Ballroom
Topics: Soft Skills;
Tags: ; Other

Nate Taylor
Everything I Needed to Know About Debugging I Learned in Elementary Physics
Nate Taylor

Learn how a few simple problem solving rules can help with debugging software.

Date/Time: Thursday, June 8, 2017 10:30 AM
Room: Heartland
Topics: Application Development; Soft Skills;
Tags: ; Soft Skills; Software Process; Testing; Other

Katherine White
Using the 6 Mental Faculties to be a Better Developer; to be a Better Anything
Katherine White

Mental Faculties are the tools that the mind utilized to navigate and perform. Every person possesses these faculties, but many are not even aware that they have these faculties. This session delves into what they are and how a person can develop them to obtain or become whatever they want.

Date/Time: Thursday, June 8, 2017 10:30 AM
Room: Goldenrod
Topics: Soft Skills
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Faye Thompson
It's All In Our Heads: How Neuroscience Can Help Us Create High-Performing Teams
Faye Thompson

Understanding how our brains take shortcuts to process all the data they take in can help us recognize when its happening, take measures to correct our course, and use that information to build stronger teams

Date/Time: Thursday, June 8, 2017 2:00 PM
Room: Jefferson
Topics: Soft Skills
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erin zellers
Dustin Biggs
Bootcamp and Beyond: Software Development as a Non-Traditional Developer
erin zellers; Dustin Biggs

A panel discussion centered on being a non-traditional developer and how that can affect your job search.

Date/Time: Thursday, June 8, 2017 2:00 PM
Room: Iroquois
Topics: Soft Skills
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Jason McCreary
Getting your first 1,000 users...
Jason McCreary

A 1,000 users may not sound like much, but when most products fail that's a huge number. We all have ideas for building software as a service. But how do we turn that into a product?

Date/Time: Thursday, June 8, 2017 2:00 PM
Room: Burley/Cumberland/Derby
Topics: Application Development; Project Management; Soft SkillsUser Experience
Tags: ; Project Management; Other

Scott Drake
How to Hire Programmers You'll Want as Teammates
Scott Drake

Hiring programmers is an odd mix of human resources, marketing, and technology, and few people have the time to learn enough about those disciplines to do it well. This session helps shorten the learning process, and helps developers and team leaders hire the right talent for their real-world needs.

Date/Time: Thursday, June 8, 2017 3:15 PM
Room: Goldenrod
Topics: Application DevelopmentProject ManagementSoft Skills
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Michael Dowden
Stop Keeping the Lights On
Michael Dowden

Often developers are paid to merely "keep the lights on" when they could instead be forces of innovation. This session explores various anti-patterns and obstacles within organizations that make it hard for developers to do their best work.

Date/Time: Thursday, June 8, 2017 4:30 PM
Room: Appalachian
Topics: Project Management; Soft Skills;
Tags: ; Project Management; Soft Skills; Software Process

Craig Burton
Fishing Instructor 101 - Being An Effective Mentor
Craig Burton

We each have a unique perspective on how we do what we do. That perspective is a valuable asset that we should use to its fullest by sharing it, and our knowledge, with others. Mentoring is a skill anyone can learn, but, like any other skill, it requires practice to become great at it.

Date/Time: Thursday, June 8, 2017 4:30 PM
Room: Goldenrod
Topics: Soft Skills
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Deven Phillips
DevOps, You're (Probably) Doing It Wrong
Deven Phillips

You hired a DevOps "person", or you have a DevOps "team", and they are automating all sorts of interesting things; but that's not really DevOps... We'll have an honest and frank discussion about what DevOps is and what it isn't, but we'll also talk about the steps for transitioning toward DevOps.

Date/Time: Friday, June 9, 2017 9:15 AM
Room: Julia Belle Ballroom
Topics: Application Development; Project Management; Soft Skills; User Experience;
Tags: ; DevOps; Project Management; Security; Software Process; Testing; Other Languages; Other

Ellen Mey
Embrace the Suck: Thoughts on Perseverance from a Junior Dev
Ellen Mey

Explore strategies that will develop perseverance and grit.

Date/Time: Friday, June 9, 2017 9:15 AM
Room: Appalachian
Topics: Soft Skills
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Cameron Presley
How To Have Code Reviews Developers Actually Want
Cameron Presley

The phrase "Code Review" can be a loaded term for developers. For some, it's a feeling of time wasted, for others it can be nerve-wracking as you feel you're being attacked. In this talk, I'll show you some tips and tricks to have code reviews that your team wants to have.

Date/Time: Friday, June 9, 2017 9:15 AM
Room: Heartland
Topics: Application Development; Soft Skills
Tags: ; Software Process

Philip Japikse
Agile: You Keep Using That Word...
Philip Japikse

Lets get real. It's not about frameworks. It's a state of mind.

Date/Time: Friday, June 9, 2017 9:15 AM
Room: Burley/Cumberland/Derby
Topics: Application DevelopmentProject ManagementRequirementsSoft Skills
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Scott Drake
Leadership Skills My Team Wishes I Had When Just Starting Out
Scott Drake

Many new leaders make early mistakes because they don't make the mind-shift from doer to leader, and they don't understand that projects and teams have different needs. This session helps new leaders become effective faster.

Date/Time: Friday, June 9, 2017 10:30 AM
Room: Jefferson
Topics: Project Management; Soft Skills;
Tags: ; Development Practices; Project Management; Soft Skills; Software Process

Marguerite Stearns
Big A little a What Begins With A? Business Analysis in Agile...
Marguerite Stearns

Big A little a What Begins With A? Business Analysis in Agile...It is the Activity Not the Title What is Big A little a What are Requirements (IIBA) How do User Stories & Acceptance Criteria correlate the idea we have of Requirements Where Does Business Analysis occurs in Agile Why BA Should

Date/Time: Friday, June 9, 2017 10:30 AM
Room: Heartland
Topics: Project Management; Requirements; Soft Skills
Tags: ; Project Management; Requirements

Dorothy Miller
Bullet Journaling Project Management
Dorothy Miller

This will be a how to utilizing a journaling system (with basic supplies) in project management.

Date/Time: Friday, June 9, 2017 2:00 PM
Room: Appalachian
Topics: Project ManagementSoft Skills
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Mike Hand
Care and Feeding of your new Junior Developer
Mike Hand

Practical considerations for getting the most out of green developers, and setting them up for success.

Date/Time: Friday, June 9, 2017 2:00 PM
Room: Iroquois
Topics: Soft Skills;
Tags: ; Development Practices; Project Management; Soft Skills

Michael Eaton
Leadership Journey: From Software Developer to Leader
Michael Eaton

My journey from 20 years of writing code to leading a team of 9. I'll talk about how I came to the decision, pros and cons, etc.

Date/Time: Friday, June 9, 2017 3:15 PM
Room: Grand Belle Hall
Topics: Soft Skills
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