Tuesday

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Wednesday

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Thursday

8:00 AM

The User Experience Eclipse: Rise Against Dark Design Patterns

Presented by: Scott Showalter
Time: Thursday 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Dark isn't just a trendy UI mode, nor what the sky looks like in the middle of the day in Ohio on April 8th. It's a deceitful design scheme we all encounter from time to time, against our will. As consumers, most of us can't escape the overbearing influence that corporations have on our lives....

Room: NileTrack: Design (UI/UX/CSS/a11y)Tags: Front End, Diversity/Equity/Inclusion, CSS, UI/UX, Architecture, System Design, QA TestingFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview
9:15 AM

Managing a Rewrite Without Getting Stuck in the Tar Pit

Presented by: Randall Koutnik
Time: Thursday 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

It's a tale as old as time: our startup had finally found success and was ready to scale up, but we'd taken on a huge amount of technical debt to get there. In particular, our frontend still relied on an old templating system! How could we rewrite our frontend to take advantage of modern tooling...

Room: NileTrack: Teams & CollaborationTags: Soft Skills, Teams, System DesignFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview
10:30 AM

Isn't it time to ditch code coverage? Focus on high value tests instead

Presented by: Steve Odell
Time: Thursday 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

As engineers, it can be difficult to use metrics to measure the value of what we do. One metric that typically falls short is code coverage because it can’t measure how WELL our application has been tested, rather, it focuses how MUCH has been tested. What if we ditched this traditional metric and...

Room: NileTrack: Software QualityTags: Automation, Code Quality, QA TestingFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate
1:00 PM

Dev Containers. What are they and why do you need them?

Presented by: Joseph Guadagno
Time: Thursday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

You're onboarding a new team member, or your team recently inherited a project that uses a different SDK/framework version than your current project uses. What do you do? Install the old SDK/framework versions? Can they even be installed at the same time on the same machine? What if I told you...

Room: NileTrack: DevOpsTags: .NET, DevOps, CI/CDFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate
3:30 PM

Stop using JavaScript for that: moving features from JS to CSS and HTML

Presented by: Kilian Valkhof
Time: Thursday 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

If you've been building websites for a while you "know" that some things require JS and that's just the way it is. Turns out, spec writers and browser makers both are working hard to find common JS patterns and implementing them in CSS and HTML. Things like accordions, auto-suggest, smooth...

Room: NileTrack: Design (UI/UX/CSS/a11y)Tags: Javascript, Front End, AccessibilityFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate
4:45 PM

Alerts Don't Suck. YOUR Alerts Suck.

Presented by: Leon Adato
Time: Thursday 4:45 PM - 5:45 PM

The SRE handbook defines alerts as "A notification intended to be read by a human and that is pushed to a system such as a bug or ticket queue, an email alias, or a pager. Respectively, these alerts are classified as tickets, email alerts, and pages." and I just want to scream. Not because the...

Room: NileTrack: DevOpsTags: ObservabilityFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Friday

8:30 AM

Writing Secure APIs - A Look at the OWASP 2023 API Top 10 List

Presented by: Darylynn Ross
Time: Friday 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

OWASP published a new API top 10 list in July of 2023. There are some old favorites hanging around (I'm looking at you Authentication) and some new comers like Server Side Request Forgery and Unrestricted Access to Sensitive Business Flows. This session will cover the new top 10 list and take a...

Room: NileTrack: SecurityTags: Programming Principles, Security, Code QualityFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview
9:45 AM

Imposters! faking endpoints over-the-wire

Presented by: Bob Crowley
Time: Friday 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

Faking remote services can be very useful. Maybe you need to build against a service that isn't created yet, mock micro service dependencies, test against an API that only has a production instance or validate a large number of data scenarios that would be difficult to achieve with a "real"...

Room: NileTrack: Software QualityTags: Backend, Code Quality, QA TestingFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate
11:00 AM

Practical Auth(entication|orization) for Developers

Presented by: Seth Petry-Johnson
Time: Friday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

It's never been easier to launch a website or expose services over HTTP. It's also never been easier to make rookie mistakes in the authentication of those services. This session is designed for the average developer/architect that's struggling to make sense of modern authentication options. You'll...

Room: NileTrack: SecurityTags: Programming Principles, SecurityFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview
12:15 PM

Fresh Hot CSS Features!

Presented by: Alex Riviere
Time: Friday 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

Do you use a CSS Framework like bootstrap? Or maybe you've been coasting for a few years on your current knowledge of CSS. You've maybe seen something called CSS Grid and wondered what it was... Maybe you have never seen `var()` used before. Let's discuss the latest newest hottest big features in...

Room: NileTrack: Design (UI/UX/CSS/a11y)Tags: Front End, CSS, UI/UXFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate
2:45 PM

Morality and AI: How do I use this power responsibly?

Presented by: Cameron Vetter
Time: Friday 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

As artificial intelligence (AI) continues to advance, it becomes increasingly important to address the ethical implications and moral considerations surrounding its use. In this talk, we will explore the intersection of morality and AI, focusing on how individuals and organizations can wield this...

Room: NileTrack: DataTags: Machine Learning, Data ScienceFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview
4:00 PM

You Are the Pilot: Getting Better with Code Gen AI Tools

Presented by: Sean Wedig
Time: Friday 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

You might have asked yourself - "Self, what's all this hubub about AI tools for programmers? Am I going to lose my job?" and you might have answered, "I don't know, self. I haven't even really played with any AI code generation tools. There are so many tools, I wouldn't even know where to...

Room: NileTrack: Programming PrinciplesTags: Velocity, Machine Learning, Code QualityFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview