Track: Design Thinking
Day of week:
Learn to innovate and inspire ingenuity on your teams. Design Thinking brings a deeper sense of meaning the work we do by understanding it through our customers eyes. This track will uncover frameworks to discover new ideas, find unmet needs, and dream up innovative solutions and take them beyond whiteboards and into your products.
by Jeanine Spence
User Experience Strategist
Design thinking - what does it really mean for engineers? This talk demystifies design thinking and explains how it differs from traditional approaches. Learn what it takes to put your customer at the center of your development process and up level your innovation capabilities. Discover five ways you can put these methods to work immediately on your team.
by Chris Witeck
Principal Technology Strategist @Citrix
Empathy is the key to finding out what your customers need and want. Discover true customer empathy mapping, an ongoing journey you share with your customers throughout the whole development process. Empathy mapping is so much more than a one time session of profiling your customer, showing off your idea, and collecting the feedback. Chris will cover key lessons learned by Citrix Labs as they tackle their goal of customer led innovation.
by Diana Joseph
Director of the Innovation Enablement Team @Citrix
Prototyping is about working lean — using the tiniest possible amount of investment to generate the greatest possible amount of learning. You already use whiteboarding to decide how to build your idea. Does anyone want your idea in the first place? In this workshop you'll work with a team to come up with a brand new solution idea. You'll build and test a low-fideility concept prototype as a probe for understanding the desirability of that idea. You'll learn how to practice concept...
by Marianne Berkovich
Staff User Experience Researcher @Google
How can you get the most out of your time when talking to users? Marianne will share how to crank up your interviewing skills and discover key insights that could lead you to the next big innovative “thing” your users need.
by Jon Madison
Senior Software Engineer on the Mobile app team @Nordstrom
So you're an engineer and you've been introduced to Design Thinking. How's that matter to you? Jon will share his story around learning about and applying Design Thinking to his daily software development process, and talk about engineering practices through the lens of Design Thinking.
The following will be discussed from an engineering perspective:
- Why are we buliding it?
- Logging ideas
- Personal Kanban
Covering innovative topics
Monday Nov 16
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Applied Machine Learning
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Modern Languages in Practice
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Level up your approach to problem solving and leave everything better than you found it.
Tuesday Nov 17
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Build resilient, reactive systems one service at a time.
Architecting for Failure
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Modern CS in the Real World
Real-world Industry adoption of modern CS ideas
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From language design in the open to Rx.NET, there is amazing potential in an Open Source .NET
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Wednesday Nov 18
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Taking Java to the Next Level
Modern, lean Java. Focuses on topics that push Java beyond how you currently think about it.
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Lessons from your enemies
Taming Distributed Architecture
Reactive architectures, CAP, CRDTs, consensus systems in practice
Lessons on building highly effective organizations