Workshop: Human-Centered Software Development
"Want to be a great coder? Develop a painfully deep sense of empathy. Everything else derives from that." - Phil Haack
While empathy may sound soft and fuzzy, we believe that great software is built by being able to ask open ended questions, understand root cause/user needs, defer judgement and see the world through the perspective of others.
The World Economic forum agrees- collaboration and emotional intelligence are rated as the 5th and 6th most critical skills for the workforce by 2020. This highly experiential workshop will explore how empathy and learning to see the world from the perspective of others can help software teams collaborate more effectively and build better human centered products, through a series of practical tools and frameworks.
- Explore how design thinking and human-centered design principles apply to software development
- Help your team become "customer obsessed" and learn how empathy can lead to writing code that solves the right problems
- Consider new approaches to collaborating and communicating with colleagues
Monday Nov 7
Architectures You've Always Wondered About
You know the names. Now learn lessons from their architectures
Distributed Systems War Stories
“A distributed system is one in which the failure of a computer you didn't even know existed can render your own computer unusable.” - Lamport.
State of the art in Container deployment, management, scheduling
Art of Relevancy and Recommendations
Lessons on the adoption of practical, real-world machine learning practices. AI & Deep learning explored.
Next Generation Web Standards, Frameworks, and Techniques
Keeping life in balance is a challenge. Learn lifehacks, tips, & techniques for success.
Tuesday Nov 8
Next Generation Microservices
What will microservices look like in 3 years? What if we could start over?
Java: Are You Ready for This?
Real world lessons & prepping for JDK9. Reactive code in Java today, Performance/Optimization, Where Unsafe is heading, & JVM compile interface.
Big Data Meets the Cloud
Overviews and lessons learned from companies that have implemented their Big Data use-cases in the Cloud
Lessons/stories on optimizing the deployment pipeline
Software Engineering Softskills
Great engineers do more than code. Learn their secrets and level up.
Modern CS in the Real World
Applied, practical, & real-world dive into industry adoption of modern CS ideas
Wednesday Nov 9
Architecting for Failure
Your system will fail. Take control before it takes you with it.
Stream Processing, Near-Real Time Processing
Bare Metal Performance
Native languages, kernel bypass, tooling - make the most of your hardware
Culture as a Differentiator
The why and how for building successful engineering cultures
//TODO: Security <-- fix this
Building security from the start. Stories, lessons, and innovations advancing the field of software security.
Bots, virtual reality, voice, and new thought processes around design. The track explores the current art of the possible in UX and lessons from early adoption.