Tuesday

8:00 AM

Accessibility Auditing: Getting Started with Accessibility (Part 1)

Presented by: Todd Libby
Time: Tuesday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This workshop is for people that are just starting or want to get started learning accessibility and how to audit. Or for the people that are in Accessibility that want a refresher or are looking to change their workflows. The overall points an attendee should take away and learn from this...

Room: Salon DTrack: Design (UI/UX/CSS/a11y)Tags: Accessibility, UI/UX, QA TestingFormat: PreCompilerLevel: Introductory and overview
1:00 PM

Accessibility Auditing: Getting Started with Accessibility (Part 2)

Presented by: Todd Libby
Time: Tuesday 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

This workshop is for people that are just starting or want to get started learning accessibility and how to audit. Or for the people that are in Accessibility that want a refresher or are looking to change their workflows. The overall points an attendee should take away and learn from this...

Room: Salon DTrack: Design (UI/UX/CSS/a11y)Tags: Accessibility, UI/UX, QA TestingFormat: PreCompilerLevel: Introductory and overview

Wednesday

8:00 AM

Automated resource deployment with Bicep and Terraform (Part 1)

Presented by: Samuel Gomez, Brian Gorman
Time: Wednesday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This workshop is a hands-on exercise that will walk you through the process of deploying the resources needed to run an application in the cloud using Bicep (morning session) and Terraform (afternoon session). The concepts reviewed during the workshop include the...

Room: Salon DTrack: DevOpsTags: Cloud, DevOps, Infrastructure as CodeFormat: PreCompilerLevel: Introductory and overview
1:00 PM

Automated resource deployment with Bicep and Terraform (Part 2)

Presented by: Samuel Gomez, Brian Gorman
Time: Wednesday 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

This workshop is a hands-on exercise that will walk you through the process of deploying the resources needed to run an application in the cloud using Bicep (morning session) and Terraform (afternoon session). The concepts reviewed during the workshop include the...

Room: Salon DTrack: DevOpsTags: Cloud, DevOps, Infrastructure as CodeFormat: PreCompilerLevel: Introductory and overview

Thursday

8:00 AM

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
9:15 AM

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
10:30 AM

Effective Observability for MLOps Pipelines at Scale

Presented by: Shivay Lamba
Time: Thursday 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

As the world embraces AI and adopts machine learning, many companies and moving towards using models like the LLMs. Deployment and monitoring such large models are extremely important. As traditional DevOps Engineers, you might not be exposed to working with machine learning systems. This is where...

Room: Salon DTrack: DataTags: Cloud, DevOps, Machine Learning, Data Science, ObservabilityFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate
11:45 AM

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
1:00 PM

Debugging JavaScript and React

Presented by: Mark Erikson
Time: Thursday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

## Description / Abstract As developers, we spend much of our time debugging apps - often code we didn't even write. Sadly, few developers have ever been taught how to approach debugging - it's something most of us learn through painful experience. The good news is you _can_ learn how to debug...

Room: Salon DTrack: Web/Front-EndTags: Javascript, React, Front EndFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate
2:15 PM

High School Career Panel

Time: Thursday 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM

Room: Salon D
3:30 PM

yard games setup

Time: Thursday 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Room: Salon D
8:00 PM

Friday

8:30 AM

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
9:45 AM

Understanding CSS Layout: the concepts underlying your (least) favorite language.

Presented by: Kilian Valkhof
Time: Friday 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

Have you ever felt perplexed by CSS, struggling to understand why the browser put the element where it did, and why it didn’t just follow the clear instructions you wrote? Do you think CSS is hard to work with? By getting a better understanding of the concepts that underlie the language, you’ll...

Room: Salon DTrack: Design (UI/UX/CSS/a11y)Tags: Front End, CSSFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate
11:00 AM

CQRS with Event Sourcing using the “Critter Stack”

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

Do you have a system where you think would be a good fit for a CQRS architecture that also uses Event Sourcing for at least part of its persistence strategy? Are you intimidated by the potential complexity of that kind of approach? Fear not, using a combination of the Postgresql-backed Marten...

Room: Salon DTrack: ArchitectureTags: .NET, Databases, ArchitectureFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate
12:15 PM

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