Tuesday

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Wednesday

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Thursday

8:00 AM

Software Test Automation ‚Äčand System Design

Presented by: Kate Jordan
Time: Thursday 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

In this session I'll share with you one of the most valuable lessons that I've learned as a software engineer. From what I've seen it's not something that colleges or courses have nearly enough emphasis on for the impact that it has. Both on your skills, and the health of the systems you work...

Room: Indigo BayTrack: Software QualityTags: Programming Principles, System Design, Code QualityFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate
9:15 AM

Finding your Motivation and Managing When you aren’t Motivated

Presented by: Jennie Ocken
Time: Thursday 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

We are all motivated by different things. But most companies and managers only know how to encourage employees through money or title. By better understanding what motivates each of us, we can be better teammates, managers, and people. In this session we will learn: • The 8 different kinds of...

Room: Indigo BayTrack: Career DevelopmentTags: Career Development, Diversity/Equity/Inclusion, Soft Skills, Leadership, Remote WorkFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate
10:30 AM

Tactics for Building Background Services in .NET

Presented by: Kevin Griffin
Time: Thursday 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Mature applications often find themselves in the predicament of having to do work "behind the scenes." Frequently this could be simple tasks such as sending emails or updating statistics. Or it could be something more complicated, like processing incoming files or building reports. These tasks...

Room: Indigo BayTrack: ArchitectureTags: .NET, C#, Backend, Programming Principles, Cloud, Architecture, System DesignFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview
11:45 AM

You’re Doing Exceptions Wrong

Presented by: Matt Burke
Time: Thursday 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

Exceptions are powerful and valuable, but we frequently misuse them and destabilize our applications. We fear users seeing an error message, so we swallow the exception, creating troubleshooting nightmares down the road. We fail to check inputs and throw them at all, letting garbage into our...

Room: Indigo BayTrack: Programming PrinciplesTags: Backend, Object Oriented Programming, Code QualityFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview
1:00 PM

Rebuild your APIs Better, Stronger, Faster with Minimal APIs

Presented by: Jonathan "J." Tower
Time: Thursday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

If you currently have a controller-based API built in ASP.NET or ASP.NET Core, you might be eager to embark on the journey of transitioning it to a Minimal API approach, but not know the best process to make it happen. If so, this talk is tailor-made for you. We will delve into the advantages of...

Room: Indigo BayTrack: Programming PrinciplesTags: .NET, C#, BackendFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate

Friday

8:30 AM

State of Mobile Development

Presented by: Sam Basu
Time: Friday 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

It’s 2024. Thankfully, developers have a lot of choice in how to build for mobile form factors. Mobile strategy can often be an afterthought – in reality, it needs to be driven by type of app, audience, platform reach, developer expertise & need for code reuse. Is Mobile web still an option?...

Room: Indigo BayTrack: MobileTags: .NET, JavascriptFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate
9:45 AM

Platform as a Product: the future of Agile and DevOps

Presented by: Brad Nelson
Time: Friday 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

Cross-functional teams and full-stack developers have become the expectation in today's highest-performing teams. However, as technology needs become more complex and solutions begin to scale, it becomes increasingly difficult for software engineers to balance expertise across all layers of the...

Room: Indigo BayTrack: DevOpsTags: Programming Principles, DevOps, Agile, System DesignFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate
11:00 AM

The Right Database for the Right Job

Presented by: Nuri Halperin
Time: Friday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Picking a database for your particular purpose is hard, and vendors don't make it easier. So which database is right for which workload? This session breaks down the decision factors into characteristics that let you decide and reason with them on even ground. We will examine the underlying...

Room: Indigo BayTrack: DataTags: Databases, ArchitectureFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate
12:15 PM

Multithreaded Income: How Developers Can Achieve Parallel Success

Presented by: Kevin Griffin
Time: Friday 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

In an unpredictable tech industry, job security is fragile. How can developers harness their unique skills to create a diversified, resilient professional life? This talk presents the concept of "Multithreaded Income," a strategic approach to building parallel income streams inspired by the...

Room: Indigo BayTrack: Career DevelopmentTags: Career Development, Soft SkillsFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview
4:00 PM

From Theory to Practice: Building Reliable Event-Driven Services

Presented by: Hugh McKee
Time: Friday 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

This talk will delve into the key concepts and strategies for creating effective and efficient event-driven services. We will cover the following topics: Handling at-least-once message delivery: This section will discuss the importance of ensuring that messages are delivered at least once, even in...

Room: Indigo BayTrack: ArchitectureTags: Java, Backend, Programming Principles, System DesignFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate