March 9, 2018

Schedule

8:30 - 9:20

Women in Technology Panel

Room: Auditorium

  • Amanda Box Profile Amanda Box
  • Kelly Albright Profile Kelly Albright
  • Kimberly Pickle Profile Kimberly Pickle
  • Peggy Culbertson Profile Peggy Culbertson
8:30 - 9:20

What is Power BI?

Room: 153A&B

You’ve heard all the buzz about Power BI, but you have no idea what it is or how it works. This session explains what Power BI is, who can use it and why you would want to. It’s an introductory session that gives you the information you need to determine if Power BI is right for you and your organization.

  • Angela Henry Profile Angela Henry
8:30 - 9:20

Help! My user story sucks!

Room: 155A&B

As a Agile/Scrum team member, how do I ensure that user stories are written well enough so the team does just enough work to deliver the expected value to stakeholders?  In this session, we will cover the basics of story writing, as well as some more advanced approaches for driving team collaboration, backlog management, and story splitting.  You should walk away feeling more confident in writing user stories in a way that will bring the most value to the scrum team and stakeholders.

  • Art Pittman Profile Art Pittman
  • Bobbie-Shrivastav Profile Bobbie Shrivastav
  • michael-goff Profile Michael Goff
8:30 - 11:20

Building Web Applications using R

Room: 150

Often traditional web development languages aren’t well-suited to statistical analysis and data visualization. R is designed for those problems, and over the past five years, two frameworks have enabled building analysis-heavy web applications with R as the backend: Shiny and openCPU.

Watch as we build up an application from a simple start to a more complex, sophisticated final product, and talk about the nuances of how the frameworks function, as well as options for hosting and user management.

  • Mason-DeCamilis Profile Mason DeCamillis
9:30 - 10:20

Creating a DevOps Culture Panel

Room: Auditorium

  • patrick-turner Profile Patrick Turner
  • David Levine Profile David Levine
9:30 - 10:20

VPython: Easy creation of 3D animations that run in a browser

Room: 153A&B

VPython (vpython.org) is a Python module that makes it easy to create 3D animations, essentially as a side effect of computations. GlowScript VPython lets users at glowscript.org write and run Python programs that are stored in the cloud but compiled and executed in the user’s browser. RapydScript-NG is used to transpile Python to efficient JavaScript, and the 3D rendering is done using WebGL. The glowscript.org site is implemented in JavaScript using Google App Engine, with a small server program written in Python. You can run a GlowScript program simply by clicking on a link, without installing anything: http://tinyurl.com/Bounce-VPython. Click “Edit this program” to see the very short code. Programs can also be exported to one’s own web page. Jupyter VPython runs in the increasingly popular Jupyter Notebook environment, providing full access to standard Python modules (unlike GlowScript VPython which can only import JavaScript libraries). Jupyter VPython has the same API as GlowScript VPython and uses GlowScript’s WebGL-based graphics to display 3D animations in a Jupyter notebook. All of this software is free open source.

  • Bruce-Sherwood-new Profile Bruce Sherwood
9:30 - 10:20

Lean Coffee Conversation on Agile… and because you like cookies at 10am

Room: 155A&B

Bring your biggest questions and challenges with Agile to this discussion based on topics derived from an audience generated backlog.  We will provide a panel style discussion on each topic, while the set of topics shall be dynamic based on audience feedback.

  • Art Pittman Profile Art Pittman
  • Bobbie-Shrivastav Profile Bobbie Shrivastav
  • michael-goff Profile Michael Goff
10:30 - 11:20

Leveraging Technology in Business Strategy

Room: Auditorium

  • mark-wright Profile Mark Wright
10:30 - 11:20

Predictive Analytics and Machine Learning

Room: 153A&B

Machine learning systems help you find valuable insights and patterns in data, which you’d never recognize with traditional methods. This presentation is an introduction to how machine learners enable the creation of predictive analytic applications.

  • mark-fetherolf Profile Marc Fetherolf
10:30 - 11:20

Twitter and Hurricane Sandy

Room: 155A&B

With the advent of social-media, classical linear communication model (Source -> Message -> Receivers) is being challenged by a generation of communicators. Such communicators follow the nonlinear Communication Network Model consisting of an original source, multiple categories of intermediate receivers and influencers (internet sources, electronic media, print media, various government agencies), and ultimate receivers (individuals, households, and businesses). Since traditional weather-related warnings have fallen short in prompting evacuations and preparations, information must be parsed/curated in a way that better triggers risk perceptions for proper responses. Towards such a goal, a reactive communication model, leveraging the utility of social-media networks, can be used to garner the requisite weather related response for the new generation of decision-makers. Utilizing a combination of relevant weather information for a social user, monitoring the influencers/spread of information across the networks, and fostering bi-directional information flow, researchers believe such a reactive model can be utilized to save lives in weather-related emergencies.

  • Somya Mohanty Profile Somya Mohanty
11:30 - 12:30

Lunch

Room: Atrium

Please pick up your boxed lunch and browse the exhibits in the Atrium.

12:30 - 1:20

ALL CONFERENCE PRESENTATION: The Future is Virtually Here

Room: Atrium

VR can’t be ignored – it’s a tech portal into storytelling and information delivery that is already changing the world. This tandem keynote will discuss the future and current applications of business transformation using virtual reality. We will explore the sophisticated capabilities and applications of AR/VR as they transform the way businesses will communicate with customers, transform prototyping and augment product usability testing. This presentation will feature forward-thinking insights of what is predicted to be a $120+ billion market by 2020, and how technologists, brands and consumers can play significant, collaborative roles in leveraging and influencing the technology.

  • Philip Oakley Profile Philip Oakley
  • Philip Powell Profile Philip Powell
1:30 - 2:20

Driving Agile Across the Organization Panel

Room: Atrium

  • seth-carpien Profile Seth Carpien
  • Howard Chalmers Profile Howard Chalmers
  • Doug Neuman Profile Doug Neuman
  • Brian Reynolds Profile Brian Reynolds
1:30 - 2:20

Describing Beauty to the Blind

Room: 153A&B

While we must start from a place of empathy, it takes more for designers and developers to understand and meet the needs of visually impaired users. This talk will demonstrate how even the most empathetic and careful designers often come up short when it comes to designing for the disabled, showing interviews with users ranging from low vision to visually impaired.

Accessibility can give your product a huge competitive advantage and as designers we can work with and our bosses/clients to highlight the cost benefits for designing for accessibility from the start. Designing and developing with accessibility from the start will help to create a connected world where everyone—including blind users—can participate.

  • Jordan-Dunn Profile Jordan Dunn
1:30 - 2:20

Swift: A Hands On Intro

Room: 150

How to make an app from scratch in Swift.

  • Jack-Hoskins Profile Jack Hoskins
2:30 - 3:20

Building Web Apps with Elm

Room: 155A&B

Starting with the basics of getting your feet web with Elm on the front-end and going all the way through to a live-updating web app, Dave will show you how you can incorporate Elm into your existing codebase to ease your maintenance and improve your life!

  • Dave-Sroka Profile Dave Sroka
2:30 - 3:20

Engaging Users to Tell You Their Deepest Darkest Secrets

Room: 155A&B

So you’ve got this great new feature you want to roll out that will enhance how you do business. Or maybe you’re finally pulling the trigger on that mobile app that changes how your customers interact with your organization. But how do you validate all those assumptions that dictate how the application functions at the point of contact? How do you confirm that your end user will benefit from — or even use — the updates or features that you deem so important to your business strategy? The answer is simple: ask them. Join us as we continue the conversation about how best to engage users in a manner that elicits open, honest feedback that you can translate into actionable items that support your organization and the users who use and rely on your product.

  • steve-vest Profile Steve Vest
3:30 - 4:20

Develop & Deploy Java apps as resilient Microservices Architectures

Room: Auditorium

You’ve been hearing about Microservices for months, and probably have taken a look about 12-factor and cloud-native apps too. But there’s a myriad of different Java frameworks and tools that you can use to craft your software and join the pieces together into a Microservices Architecture. You want to use the best platform to deploy all of them.
Join this session to see how you can combine a lot of different technologies and tools in a live demo that will open your eyes for the huge possibilities that Microservices can enable you to achieve. We’ll have it all: containers, Docker, Java EE, Vert.x, Wildfly Swarm, Spring Boot, OpenShift, Jenkins, Kubernetes and perhaps much more.

  • Rafael-Benevides Profile Rafael Benevides
3:30 -4:20

Implementing Encryption and best practices

Room: 153A&B

Software Development has featured commercial and government-grade encryption libraries from its earliest forms. Encryption libraries make it possible for organizations to protect data with the highest level of security. Through this workshop I will walk you through the various encryption libraries available, how to implement them and best practices when using them.

  • Gene-Chorba Profile Gene Chorba
3:30 - 4:20

Understanding your mobile user's POV

Room: 155A&B

A team’s ability to manage change and match shifting business goals is a major component of successful mobile agile development. If an organization is to rise above its competition, teams must not only get apps to market fast but also delight their users. The power is now in the hands of the customer who’s experiences and the feedback is provided to the world through social media and app store reviews. User sentiment can now be the difference between a brand’s success or failure so it’s critical that organizations understand the all-important mobile user point-of-view (POV). Lucas Dargis describes how to leverage the right mix of software testing tools to gain insight into the user’s POV (what customers say, think, and feel about an app) to help brands understand what users crave in their mobile experiences. Learn how to mine customer feedback for insights that can be incorporated into important business decisions, discover what customers value in their mobile app experiences, and see how you can stay connected with your customer’s needs and expectations.

  • Lucas Dargis Profile Lucas Dargis
2:30 - 4:20

Learn to Code Using Front-End Web Technologies and some C#

Room: 150

Provided by Coder Foundry

4:30 - 5:30

Networking Reception Sponsored by Flywheel

Room: Atrium

Join us for refreshments and cordial networking.