Tuesday

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Wednesday

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Thursday

8:00 AM

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

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

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

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

Services Reloaded: Increased Throughput with Project Loom Virtual Threads

Presented by: Kito Mann
Time: Thursday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

The promise of Reactive programming models is that you can free yourself from the constraints of handling one request for each thread and realize increased throughput as a result. The only problem is that it requires a completely different set of APIs that many developers find counter-intuitive....

Room: Salon GTrack: ArchitectureTags: Java, BackendFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate
3:30 PM

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

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

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
9:45 AM

Alexa on the Go: Building Location Aware Voice Experiences for Alexa

Presented by: Craig Walls
Time: Friday 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

When you think of voice assistants like Amazon Alexa, you probably are thinking of a device on a shelf or a desk somewhere, tethered to a power outlet. But what if you could take Alexa with you wherever you go? Several devices allow for mobile Alexa, including Echo Auto, Echo Frames, Echo Buds,...

Room: Salon GTrack: MobileTags: Javascript, Front End, MobileFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate