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

Scott Drake
Avoiding Landmines – A Tech Leader’s Guide for the Critical Decisions [Half-Day Workshop]
Jared Faris; Scott Drake

As leaders, we face a lot of decisions that can make or break our teams and projects. We usually approach these decisions without training, and with no decision making framework to guide us. This does not work particularly well. In this workshop, you'll learn a framework that will help you kick off

Date/Time: Wednesday, August 21, 2019 9:00 AM
Room: Belmont
Topics: Soft Skills
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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

Date/Time: Wednesday, August 21, 2019 9:00 AM
Room: Pimlico
Topics: Soft Skills;
Tags: ; Other; Soft Skills

luther hill
Using Data science to solve national security problems. [Half-Day Workshop]
luther hill

Sharing my experience of how deploying to Iraq and Afghanistan with the Army as a soldier made me a better Data Scientest. Will cover experiences analysizing social media to identify bomb threats. Also covering what’s it’s like to use code to develop actionable intelligence for US troops.

Date/Time: Wednesday, August 21, 2019 1:00 PM
Room: Park Suite
Topics: Soft Skills;
Tags: ; Development Practices; IoT; Project Management; Python; Requirements; Security; Soft Skills

Shauntrice Martin
Code Switching: Black Life in the Digital Renaissance [Half-Day Workshop]
Shauntrice Martin

During an interactive workshop, attendees will problem solve common diversity initiatives in tech

Date/Time: Wednesday, August 21, 2019 1:00 PM
Room: Pimlico
Topics: Soft Skills
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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

Date/Time: Thursday, August 22, 2019 9:00 AM
Room: Keeneland
Topics: Soft Skills;
Tags: ; Soft Skills

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

You’ve spent years working on your technical skills and can write code with the best of them. Then, one day, a leadership position opens up on your team, and you start thinking about it. Should I or shouldn’t I? What if I hate it? What if I love it? What if I'm not that good at it? In this interacti

Date/Time: Thursday, August 22, 2019 9:00 AM
Room: Churchill
Topics: Soft Skills
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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

Date/Time: Thursday, August 22, 2019 11:30 AM
Room: Adueduct
Topics: Soft Skills
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Matthew Jones
Time Management for the Distracted Developer
Matthew Jones

I am a distracted developer. I've had Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) my entire life. I've also been a programmer professionally for 10+ years and I've always been... was that a butterfly? It sure was pretty. I wonder what species it is? I should go find out... but I also needed

Date/Time: Thursday, August 22, 2019 12:45 PM
Room: Belmont
Topics: Soft Skills;
Tags: ; Soft Skills

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

Date/Time: Thursday, August 22, 2019 2:00 PM
Room: Pimlico
Topics: Soft Skills;
Tags: ; Career Development; Development Practices; DevOps; Java; Other; Soft Skills

Jeff Strauss
IP Fundamentals—Trust Me, I'm a Lawyer
Jeff Strauss

Today, more than ever, technologists need to be aware of the basics of intellectual property law and the broad effects this area of law has on decisions you make every day. There is a prevalent myth that if something is available on the Internet, it must be free to copy and use as we please. Nothing

Date/Time: Thursday, August 22, 2019 3:15 PM
Room: Belmont
Topics: Soft Skills;
Tags: ; 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

Date/Time: Thursday, August 22, 2019 3:15 PM
Room: Downs
Topics: Soft Skills;
Tags: ; Other

Cassandra Faris
Get Out of Your Lane!
Cassandra Faris

In the tech industry, we often think our jobs have narrowly defined skillsets. We believe that staying in our lanes, gaining more years of experience, and learning new technical skills yields automatic career growth. This is a mistake! For continual career growth, we must also venture into the world

Date/Time: Thursday, August 22, 2019 4:30 PM
Room: Adueduct
Topics: Soft Skills
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Dustin Doom
Cognative Biases and You
Dustin Doom

A review of cognitive biases and heuristic thinking and how you can use them instead of being controlled by them.

Date/Time: Friday, August 23, 2019 9:00 AM
Room: Hialeah
Topics: Soft Skills
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David Merk

Tony Thigpen
Refactoring Your Health
David Merk; Tony Thigpen

A great developer has courage, dedication, passion, and enough mental chops to break down problems and innovate solutions. That toughness is what heroes are made of; but with such an exhausting job, it's no surprise that a lot of IT professionals struggle to show the same dedication for their physic

Date/Time: Friday, August 23, 2019 10:15 AM
Room: Keeneland
Topics: Soft Skills;
Tags: ; Soft Skills

Charlotte Shreve
Developer Version 1.0.0
Charlotte Shreve

I recently finished my first trip around the sun as a professional software developer. For this talk I'll recap what I learned, what I wish I learned, and what I think all developers can learn from remembering their own first year in the industry. We'll talk about mentorship, being a young woman in

Date/Time: Friday, August 23, 2019 10:15 AM
Room: Adueduct
Topics: Soft Skills
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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

Date/Time: Friday, August 23, 2019 12:45 PM
Room: Oaks
Topics: Soft Skills;
Tags: ; Other; 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

Date/Time: Friday, August 23, 2019 3:15 PM
Room: Park Suite
Topics: Soft Skills;
Tags: ; Career Development; Development Practices; DevOps

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

Date/Time: Friday, August 23, 2019 3:15 PM
Room: Adueduct
Topics: Soft Skills;
Tags: ; Requirements; Soft Skills

Cameron Presley
How To Have Code Reviews Developers Actually Want
Cameron Presley

This phrase can stir up a lot of emotions for people. For some, it’s aggravation because they’re a waste of time, for others, it’s stressful because it feels like you’re getting personally attacked. However, for some, it’s a great learning experience that leads to the team improving. Do you want to

Date/Time: Friday, August 23, 2019 3:15 PM
Room: Churchill
Topics: Soft Skills;
Tags: ; Soft Skills

Jared Faris

Brooke Neace

Baskar Rao Dandlamudi

Chad Green
How Can I Be A Speaker Like You? - Panel Discussion
Jared Faris; Brooke Neace; Baskar Rao Dandlamudi ; Chad Green

Being a speaker is scary, until you do it a few times. Then, you start to realize it's a skill you can build like any other. This panel of speakers will give you the opportunity to ask questions, hear fun stories, and learn how you too can get started.

Date/Time: Friday, August 23, 2019 3:15 PM
Room: Keeneland
Topics: Soft Skills
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Todd Merritt
The Art of Pair Programming
Todd Merritt

With the assumption that coding is social, let’s review various pair programming styles so that we can identify when it is best to utilize this approach. This talk starts with an overview of pair programming and why you should consider adding this skill to your tool belt. Next, we will discuss vario

Date/Time: Friday, August 23, 2019 4:30 PM
Room: Derby
Topics: Soft Skills;
Tags: ; Software Practices

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

Date/Time: Friday, August 23, 2019 4:30 PM
Room: Adueduct
Topics: Soft Skills;
Tags: ; Other; Performance; Soft Skills

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