Tuesday

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Wednesday

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Thursday

8:00 AM

Simplifying Microservices with Dapr

Presented by: Matthew Sheehan
Time: Thursday 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

In the world of modern software development, microservices have emerged as the go-to solution for building scalable and deployable applications. However, the path to realizing their promised benefits can be riddled with challenges, leaving engineers with concerns about achieving a truly clean...

Room: CypressTrack: ArchitectureTags: Cloud, ArchitectureFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

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

Securing Your Software Supply Chain One Open Source Project at a Time

Presented by: Lori Lorusso
Time: Thursday 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Delivering software fast is one piece of the CI/CD puzzle, but delivering it securely is the glue that keeps your puzzle from falling apart. Software supply chain attacks are on the rise with security exploits directly targeting open source projects, central repositories, and software package...

Room: Salon ATrack: SecurityTags: Security, DevOps, CI/CDFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Using Web Components to Scale Your UX

Presented by: Burton Smith
Time: Thursday 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Whether you're a company with a variety of projects or an app that uses micro-front-end architecture, creating a consistent and reliable user experience can be difficult. In this session, we will discuss how, at Microsoft, we have leveraged web components to standardize our user experiences and...

Room: Salon HTrack: Web/Front-EndTags: Javascript, Front End, Accessibility, CSS, UI/UX, ArchitectureFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Verbs, Not Nouns: Writing Documentation Users Want to Read

Presented by: Brian MacDonald
Time: Thursday 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Documentation should be complete and comprehensive, but that doesn't mean it has to be dull and boring. Engaging documentation focuses on what your users want to do, the tasks they're trying to accomplish, the problems they want to solve. Writing documentation with the focus on your user, instead of...

Room: Salon DTrack: Teams & CollaborationTags: Soft Skills, TeamsFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Be an Ally for Mobile A11y

Presented by: Rachael Yomtoob
Time: Thursday 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Accessibility for the web has gained visibility in the last few years, but what about mobile apps? Let's talk about why making your mobile app accessible is just as important, if not more important, than building an accessible website. I'll introduce how digital accessibility standards like the Web...

Room: Salon BTrack: MobileTags: Mobile, AccessibilityFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Java Anti-Patterns

Presented by: Vitaliy Matiyash
Time: Thursday 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

God object, spaghetti code, magic numbers? Anti-patterns are traps that developers encounter frequently due to lack of time, carelessness, inexperience, or pressure from project managers. Rushing can lead to big problems for applications in future, so you need to know how to avoid potential...

Room: Salon GTrack: Programming PrinciplesTags: Java, Backend, Programming PrinciplesFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview
9:15 AM

Not Your Mother's or Father's C#

Presented by: Brendan Enrick
Time: Thursday 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

Gone are the days of verbose C# code and having only one way to solve a problem. In recent updates, C# has been adapting ideas from other programming paradigms, including functional programming. Some of the most recent ones have significantly changed the appearance of C# code. We'll see what you...

Room: CypressTrack: Programming PrinciplesTags: .NET, C#Format: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

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

Meet Your New BFF: Backend to Frontend without the Duct Tape

Presented by: Dev Agrawal
Time: Thursday 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

Even with all of the incredible frameworks available today vs. a decade ago (or even two––for devs who have been around as long as I have), it still feels like much of our work as fullstack developers is still repetitive, and held together by duct tape code we shouldn’t be writing. This is...

Room: OrangeTrack: Web/Front-EndTags: Javascript, Backend, Front EndFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Reasonable Accommodations in the Workplace

Presented by: Erissa Duvall
Time: Thursday 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

Reasonable Accommodations can be a life saver for so many. They can be the difference between struggling to accomplish work tasks and flourishing. They can also benefit more people than you may realize. What kinds of things could be considered workplace accommodations? What might you need to do to...

Room: Salon DTrack: Career DevelopmentTags: Diversity/Equity/Inclusion, AccessibilityFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Exploring Cloud Native MLOps for GenAI Vector Search

Presented by: Mary Grygleski
Time: Thursday 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

ChatGPT has been in the center stage since early this year. We will first take a look into this exciting sub-new field of Generative AI, and understand what LLM and NLP are, and the challenges that all of these are presenting themselves. We will also highlight the importance of Vector Search, and...

Room: Salon BTrack: DataTags: DevOps, CI/CD, Machine LearningFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

AI Speaks: Giving Large Language Models a Voice with Alexa

Presented by: Craig Walls
Time: Thursday 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

Large Language Models (LLM) have been quite the buzz lately, offering one of the first tangible applications of artificial intelligence for the masses. Despite quirks and "hallucinations", LLMs show real promise of being a valuable component in the future of thinking machines. Meanwhile, for a few...

Room: Salon GTrack: Hardware/IoTTags: Javascript, IoT, Machine LearningFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview
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

Building a Pan/Tilt/Zoom Live Streaming Camera Rig

Presented by: Todd Sharp
Time: Thursday 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

In this session, you'll see how I used an XBox controller, Arduino, a few servo motors and some HTML and JavaScript APIs to build the whole assembly. Even if you don't need your own PTZ rig, you'll still learn about some really cool JavaScript APIs like Web Serial, and the Gamepad API that you may...

Room: OrangeTrack: Hardware/IoTTags: Javascript, Hardware, IoTFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Scaling Web Frontends Across Teams

Presented by: Cory House
Time: Thursday 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

At some point, a web app's frontend becomes too complex to manage via a single dev team. In this session, we'll explore patterns and techniques for splitting an app across teams. We'll discuss component-driven development patterns, micro-frontends, shell apps, reorg strategies, monorepos, vertical...

Room: Salon HTrack: Web/Front-EndTags: Javascript, React, ArchitectureFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Accessibility in the Enterprise: The Relationship of A11y and ROI

Presented by: Chris DeMars
Time: Thursday 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

As we build more and more things on the web, accessibility is gaining much more visibility. But what does it actually mean to you and your company? It means we HAVE to be cognizant of everyone, all the time, with no exceptions as we do our part in building awesome, accessible user experiences to...

Room: Salon BTrack: Design (UI/UX/CSS/a11y)Tags: Front End, Diversity/Equity/Inclusion, AccessibilityFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Survival Under Fire: How to Stay Whole During Adversity

Presented by: Arthur Doler
Time: Thursday 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Each of the last few years have hit like a brick to the temple. It felt like the entire world was upended. There’s been radical shifts in the way we work, endless video conference calls, social and political unrest, and lots of tough choices about our health and the health of those we love and...

Room: Salon GTrack: Teams & CollaborationTags: Soft Skills, TeamsFormat: 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

From IC to EM: How to Know if Management is Right for You

Presented by: Andrea Rhodes
Time: Thursday 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

“What do I want to be when I grow up?” This isn’t something that we only ask our younger-selves, but our older-selves as well. At some point in your career, you’ve probably been asked: “Have you thought about growing into the people management area?” If you have (or even if you...

Room: OrangeTrack: Career DevelopmentTags: Career Development, Leadership, TeamsFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Automating your smarthome without the cloud

Presented by: Seth Petry-Johnson
Time: Thursday 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

Modern "smart" homes are dumb; your lights shouldn't stop working because your Internet is down, and your new doorbell shouldn't compromise your network security. A smarter and more secure home doesn't depend on cloud services or a disparate array of apps to function, and it's easier than you might...

Room: Salon ATrack: Hardware/IoTTags: IoT, Cloud, AutomationFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

The Illustrated Guide to Node.js

Presented by: David Neal
Time: Thursday 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

Node.js is a compelling platform for building all types of applications for startups to enterprises. Node.js strategically unites developers through the universal language of JavaScript. Or TypeScript! Why should you learn Node.js, and where do you start? You will walk away from this fun...

Room: Salon HTrack: Web/Front-EndTags: Javascript, BackendFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Long-Term Planning in an Agile World

Presented by: Jeremy Jarrell
Time: Thursday 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

“Long-term” and “Agile” typically aren’t two words that go together. After all, agile teams prize reactivity and adaptability over firm plans set in stone. But these two concepts aren’t mutually exclusive. In fact, the best-performing agile teams keep one eye on their longer-term...

Room: Salon DTrack: Teams & CollaborationTags: Leadership, Agile, Project ManagementFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Terminal, CLI's, and UI's - Using Windows Terminal & the WSL

Presented by: Mike Nelson
Time: Thursday 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

The classic Windows Terminal app allowed for simple command line integrations. But now, the new Terminal app, along with the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL), can generate some really cool interaction between you and multiple operating systems. Not only can you do command line, but the Linux...

Room: Salon ETrack: DevOpsTags: Functional Programming, DevOps, UI/UX, QA TestingFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Design Systems as a Foundation for Accessibility

Presented by: Marko Skugor
Time: Thursday 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

Design systems are at their core a repository of solved UX interaction design problems made re-usable and highly visible for others to leverage. Accessibility, on the other hand, is an outcome that is usually hard fought for and hard won for any organization - especially at scale. As technologists,...

Room: Salon GTrack: Design (UI/UX/CSS/a11y)Tags: Front End, Diversity/Equity/Inclusion, Accessibility, UI/UXFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview
1:00 PM

The Other Side of the Table - Salary Negotiation from a Management Perspective

Presented by: Nick Stewart
Time: Thursday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Salary negotiation is a daunting task, and it can be made all the more confusing, if you don’t understand the position management often has to take. One of the best strategies for a successful negotiation is to determine what the other side values, and it’s not always the lowest number. In...

Room: CypressTrack: Career DevelopmentTags: Career Development, Soft SkillsFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Prime (re)Factoring

Presented by: Steve Smith
Time: Thursday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

You've probably heard of refactoring, but did you know the term originates from the process of factoring programming code? In mathematics, factoring is used to pull out factors of numbers through division, and importantly prime numbers have factors of only themselves and the identity constant,...

Room: OrangeTrack: Programming PrinciplesTags: .NET, C#, Object Oriented Programming, Programming Principles, Code QualityFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

self.clone();//Passing On Your Passion

Presented by: Barry Tarlton
Time: Thursday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

When you've written your last line of code, what will be your legacy? Will your applications live on forever in Production or at least until AI takes over? Will your Github repos be archived and immortalized? Will there be patterns or tools named after you? For most of us, there probably won't...

Room: Salon HTrack: Career DevelopmentTags: Career Development, Soft Skills, Code QualityFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

A Hands-On Overview to Building AI Solutions with AI Builder

Presented by: Barret Blake
Time: Thursday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Whether it's generating automated interactive chat experiences or automating business processes, AI is the future of business software. AI Builder is a powerful tool for organizations looking to incorporate the power of AI into their business processes. In this talk, we'll explore the key features...

Room: Salon ETrack: DataTags: Cloud, AutomationFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Building Relationships for Better Security

Presented by: Darylynn Ross
Time: Thursday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

It's 2024 and software engineering teams and security teams are still struggling to figure out how we can all just get along. Engineering teams are commonly frustrated and annoyed at all the extraneous stuff security wants them to do. And security teams are commonly frustrated with the lack of...

Room: Salon BTrack: SecurityTags: Security, Soft Skills, LeadershipFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview
3:30 PM

Out of Control: How to Rescue a Struggling Software Project

Presented by: Cory House
Time: Thursday 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

We were drowning in bugs. We had countless partially implemented features. We had no tests, few types, no CI, no error handling, and we couldn't demo our work reliably. Developers kept copying anti-patterns in our code. Our software was out of control. If you want to improve quality and velocity,...

Room: Kilamanjaro BallroomTrack: Software QualityTags: Architecture, System Design, Code QualityFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Does Your API Need a REST? Check Out GraphQL

Presented by: Dan Vega
Time: Thursday 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

GraphQL is a declarative query language that simplifies retrieving data from an application's back end. It provides a clear and comprehensive description of the data in your API, giving you the ability to request only what you need. This makes it easy to evolve APIs over time and enables powerful...

Room: Salon ATrack: Programming PrinciplesTags: Java, GraphQLFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Learning, Giving Back, & the Art of Community

Presented by: Mike Nelson
Time: Thursday 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

As you journey through your career(s) in IT, it is becoming more critical for you to immerse yourself in the network of worldwide and regional communities that are available in just a few mouse clicks. The drive for continuous learning, combined with the passion for giving back through many...

Room: Salon HTrack: Career DevelopmentTags: Career Development, Diversity/Equity/Inclusion, Soft Skills, Leadership, TeamsFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Aerospace Engineering for Computer Scientists

Presented by: Ilyana Smith
Time: Thursday 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

It IS rocket science! What does the International Space station have to do with basic programming principles? What considerations need to be taken into account when computers go to space? How does putting people in space make systems more complicated? In this session, you’ll get the answers to...

Room: Salon BTrack: Programming PrinciplesTags: Programming Principles, Project ManagementFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Scaling your .NET app with Azure

Presented by: Callum Whyte
Time: Thursday 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

You've made it big time, and your web app just can't handle the traffic... Where do you even start with scaling in Azure? This session will cover all there is to know about efficiently scaling an app on Azure; from scaling on App Service, to hosting in containers on AKS, and all the DevOps magic in...

Room: Salon GTrack: DevOpsTags: .NET, Cloud, DevOpsFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview
4:45 PM

From Good to Great: How API Gateways Can Level-Up Your Software

Presented by: Daniel Mikusa
Time: Thursday 4:45 PM - 5:45 PM

In today's digital landscape, APIs are an essential part of most software offerings, and from financial services to a Chuck Norris joke generator, all APIs have similar pain points. - How do we secure our APIs? - How do we monitor our APIs? - How do we authenticate and authorize users? - How can we...

Room: CypressTrack: ArchitectureTags: Java, Cloud, System DesignFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

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

The Hazards of Sitting: An Osteopath’s Approach to Preventing Work-Related Injury.

Presented by: Michele Parsley-Lanning D.O.
Time: Thursday 4:45 PM - 5:45 PM

My training as an Osteopathic Physician prepared me to counsel my patients about injury and disease prevention. However, I did not realize the full impact of spending a majority of my time sitting at a desk would have on my overall movement and flexibility. In this talk, I will provide background...

Room: Salon ATrack: Career DevelopmentTags: Soft Skills, LeadershipFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

What Does Security Look Like When Building AI?

Presented by: Robert Herbig
Time: Thursday 4:45 PM - 5:45 PM

Anyone who is working with AI or considering doing so should care about security. When considering building an AI-powered system or product, the traditional attack surfaces and mitigations still apply. However, new attack surfaces can be present depending on the specific AI approaches used. In...

Room: Salon ETrack: SecurityTags: Programming Principles, Security, Machine LearningFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

AI for Highway Maintenance

Presented by: Jordan Thayer
Time: Thursday 4:45 PM - 5:45 PM

Software touches every aspect of our lives, and no where is that clearer than in the automotive industry. With the recent surge to AI for self driving cars, we lose sight of adaptive cruise control, anti-lock breaks, and in-cab media centers that all require software to operate. However, did you...

Room: Salon GTrack: DataTags: Programming Principles, Machine Learning, PerformanceFormat: 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

Reaping the Benefits of Ritual and Routine

Presented by: Arthur Doler
Time: Friday 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Software is as close as humans are ever going to come to actual magic. You type arcane incantations using cryptic symbols, crafting messages incomprehensible to most mortals and communicating them to vast, unknowable systems, to be executed blindly by idiot machine gods who follow our instructions...

Room: Salon HTrack: Career DevelopmentTags: Career Development, Soft Skills, Remote WorkFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Can We Learn to Manage Uncertainty? Probably!

Presented by: Robert Herbig
Time: Friday 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

When we’re asked when something will be done, it’s tempting to answer the question. “It’ll be done on March 32nd” or “it’ll take 182.5 days” or “we need 15 sprints”. It doesn’t matter if that answer is the best-case, average, or worst-case scenario. The answer is fundamentally...

Room: Salon DTrack: Teams & CollaborationTags: Soft Skills, Agile, Project ManagementFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Testing Mayhem on the Basic Side

Presented by: Jeanette Kalb
Time: Friday 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Did you ever wonder how a QA managed to find something you didn’t on that last feature card? Hint, it’s not magic, but there is a lot of mayhem. Your quality professionals need your help to help them test better. This talk will provide insight as to what your QA person goes through when deciding...

Room: Salon BTrack: Software QualityTags: Programming Principles, Code Quality, QA TestingFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Accelerating Accessible Software Development for People with Motor Disabilities

Presented by: Yvette Jenny Menase
Time: Friday 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

In today's digital world, many people with motor disabilities face barriers when accessing and using software due to their assistive device & physical limitations. In this talk, we will discuss strategies and best practices for designing software that is accessible to people with motor...

Room: Salon GTrack: Design (UI/UX/CSS/a11y)Tags: Front End, Diversity/Equity/Inclusion, AccessibilityFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview
11:00 AM

Networking for Introverts: Build, Maintain, and Use Networks Without Being Creepy

Presented by: Brian MacDonald
Time: Friday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

You've heard that having a professional network is important for career growth, for learning about your industry, and to help out in the event of a layoff. But how do you go about building one from scratch? Taking a transactional, goal-oriented approach may be good engineering design, but it tends...

Room: CypressTrack: Career DevelopmentTags: Career Development, Diversity/Equity/Inclusion, Soft SkillsFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

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

Developing kids in tech - a retrospective

Presented by: Bill Sempf
Time: Friday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Your humble speaker has spent the last eighteen years devising, researching, and implementing ways to get kids into tech. Between Scouting, advising friends, KidzMash, and my own Thing 1 and Thing 2, I have accumulated a rather dramatic list of ideas that do and do not work. Programming, social...

Room: Salon HTrack: Career DevelopmentTags: Python, Security, LeadershipFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Failing Forward

Presented by: Jeremy Jarrell
Time: Friday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The first iteration of a product never succeeds. Nor does the second, the tenth, or even the 20th. Instead, most of the successful products we know and love today were abject failures at the start…but then evolved to get better. Chances are your own product might be heading toward failure right...

Room: Salon ETrack: Teams & CollaborationTags: Agile, Project Management, UI/UXFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview
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

.NET on AWS: Wait, you can do that?

Presented by: Brad Knowles
Time: Friday 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

.NET on AWS: Wait, you can do that? That's right, .NET is a first-class citizen on AWS, meaning you can run any .NET workload in your organization. Are you currently using AWS and need help understanding the .NET landscape? Are you comparing cloud providers and looking to understand what AWS can...

Room: Salon ATrack: ArchitectureTags: .NET, C#, CloudFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Dream Teams: Hiring (and Keeping) the Right People

Presented by: Michelle Smith
Time: Friday 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

Everyone says that “your people are your most important asset.” But how do you find the RIGHT people? And once you have them, how do you keep them? In this entertaining session, we’ll turn the traditional hiring process on its head and share a new perspective on how to identify the right...

Room: Salon HTrack: Teams & CollaborationTags: Soft Skills, Leadership, TeamsFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Delivery & Execution Across Multiple Teams with Azure Dev Ops

Presented by: Krista Campbell
Time: Friday 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

Azure Dev Ops started as a tool specifically for software development teams. It’s only been a few years since it was rebranded from Team Foundation Services/Server to Azure Dev Ops. It has always been a great tool for autonomous development teams to deliver great software but fallen flat in...

Room: Salon DTrack: DevOpsTags: CI/CD, Agile, Project ManagementFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Best of Both Worlds: Apache Pulsar and Apache Kafka

Presented by: Mary Grygleski
Time: Friday 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

Which streaming technology is right for me? Do I need to use Apache Pulsar or do I choose Apache Kafka? That is mostly the question, but did you also knew that you can combine them?  In this session we will show how to use best of both worlds. Let's compare both architectures and Java Client...

Room: Salon ETrack: ArchitectureTags: Java, Backend, ArchitectureFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

From Zero to Hero: Building and Shipping Your First JavaScript Library

Presented by: Mike Hartington
Time: Friday 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

If you're a developer, chances you've used a third-party library for various parts of your projects. Third-party libraries offer so much functionality that they are essential to most teams success. So, how do you make your own library? How do you go from your teams "utils" folder, to a package on...

Room: Salon BTrack: Web/Front-EndTags: JavascriptFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview
2:45 PM

Creative Problem Solving

Presented by: Eric Potter
Time: Friday 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

You're a developer. Solving problems is a big part of what you do. But how can you learn to think more clearly and more creatively about the problems you are solving? In this session, you will learn about the cognitive science of creative thinking. You will also learn some practical things you can...

Room: CypressTrack: Teams & CollaborationTags: Career Development, Soft Skills, Leadership, TeamsFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

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

The Developer Relations Playbook: How to build bridges by putting people first

Presented by: Dan Vega
Time: Friday 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Are you passionate about technology and love engaging with communities? Ever wondered how you could turn these interests into a fulfilling career? Look no further! "The Developer Relations Playbook: How to Build Bridges by Putting People First" is your comprehensive guide to becoming a Developer...

Room: Salon ATrack: Career DevelopmentTags: Career Development, Soft Skills, Remote WorkFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Protocol Design

Presented by: Stephen Cleary
Time: Friday 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

This language-agnostic talk will examine the design of application protocols, with a focus on TCP/IP. This talk is part history and part practical implementation. If you have a need to design a TCP/IP protocol, then this talk will cover everything you need. Most bugs in TCP/IP applications are...

Room: Salon HTrack: Programming PrinciplesTags: System DesignFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Teaching Skills For Technical Experts

Presented by: Tori Brenneison
Time: Friday 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Bad news: tech folks are not always the most compelling teachers. (It's not our fault; we're used to talking to computers, not people!) Good news: teaching people is a learnable skill. Best news: this talk is a 45-minute primer on educational philosophy, curriculum development, and content...

Room: Salon ETrack: Teams & CollaborationTags: Soft Skills, LeadershipFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Unlocking Inclusive Potential: Screen Reader Integration for Hybrid Mobile Apps

Presented by: Chris DeMars
Time: Friday 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Join us as we uncover the untapped potential of screen reader integration in hybrid mobile apps. This talk will delve into the technical aspects of integrating screen reader functionality, discussing the challenges and opportunities that arise during development. Discover effective techniques for...

Room: Salon BTrack: MobileTags: Javascript, Mobile, AccessibilityFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview
4:00 PM

Visual Storytelling: How to be a Superhuman Communicator

Presented by: David Neal
Time: Friday 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Who says communication has to be dry, dull, and boring? Simple, hand-drawn illustrations are a compelling and fun way to engage, inform, and win your audience of readers and viewers! Drawing is a skill that anyone can learn. There's no such thing as "bad" art! You can make a huge impact with some...

Room: CypressTrack: Career DevelopmentTags: Career Development, Soft SkillsFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

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

From Legacy Monolith to Microservices via Event Storming

Presented by: Sarah Dutkiewicz
Time: Friday 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

It can be overwhelming to take a legacy monolith and split it into microservices, especially if the code seems messy. However, conversations with techies and non-techies over policies and process through an exercise called Event Storming can help ease your migration from a monolith to microservices....

Room: Salon ATrack: ArchitectureTags: ArchitectureFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Testing Enterprise Software Rewrites

Presented by: Umang Nahata
Time: Friday 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Most enterprises have legacy code that needs to be rewritten to keep pace with industry standards, new technologies, and modern infrastructures. The primary purpose of a software rewrite is to ensure functional compatibility before retiring the current system. However, replacing large, complex,...

Room: Salon ETrack: Software QualityTags: Backend, Code Quality, QA TestingFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Unveil the Magic Without Hoodini: Transform Your Data Lake into a Fountain of Insights

Presented by: Nadine Farah
Time: Friday 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Many people have been using their data lake as vast reservoirs of data. Yet, there’s been a real struggle to harness the full potential of this data to power actionable insights. These data lakes often become stagnant because processing and analyzing them is hard. Hudi’s magic, however, brings a...

Room: Salon BTrack: DataTags: Databases, Architecture, System Design, PerformanceFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview