Track: Softskills: Essential Skills for Developers
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We all want to be more effective - as individuals and as teams. Improving a technical skill such as learning a new programming technique or language can help, but those gains pale in comparison to the gains made when teams work more effectively together. Or even when an individual learns a more fundamental skill such as problem solving. What many might label "soft skills." Ironically, these so called "soft skills" are often the hardest to master. In this track, we'll introduce attendees to these set of skills that help lead individuals and teams to greatness.
by Danielle Leong
Engineer on GitHub's Community and Safety Team
Online safety has become a huge problem in the world of oversharing. Real name policies, automatic geolocation tracking, and photo tagging increase user adoption rates, but these features can be quickly abused by bad actors. This talk will discuss how to apply a "consent filter" to product decisions to make a safer user experience and to help protect your most vulnerable users from harm.
by Patrick Kua
Principal Consultant and Tech Lead @ThoughtWorks
As software architects, we often focus on the technical side to building software including key platform or design decisions, or finding reasons to use the latest and great technologies. We forget that software is built by people, and without considering how people work together, architectural visions are wasted. In this talk, we will explore why and how architects should care about well-functioning teams and look at the tools and techniques architects can use to build high-performance teams...
by Anjuan Simmons
Technical Program Manager @ AssembleSystems
Diversity and inclusion have become hot topics in technology, but you may not know how you can make a difference. This talk will help you understand that, no matter your background, you have privilege and can lend it to marginalized groups in tech.
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Containers - State Of The Art
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Dark Code: The Legacy/Tech Debt Dilemma
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Data Engineering : Where the Rubber meets the Road in Data Science
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Engineering Culture @ <insert cool company names here>
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Modern CS in the Real World
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Modern Distributed Architectures
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Modern Learning Systems
Real world use of the latest machine learning technologies in production environments
Observability Done Right: Automating Insight & Software Telemetry
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Performance myths that need busting and the tools & techniques to get there
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Security: The Attacker's Mindset
How Attackers Think. Penetration testing techniques, exploits, toolsets, and skills of software hackers
Softskills: Essential Skills for Developers
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Workhorse Languages, Not Called Java
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