When you're doing the work alongside those you manage, you may be seen as a servant leader. But what does that mean? What is servant leadership? Sam Walton of Walmart, Jack Kahl of Manco (Duck Tape), and many others have blazed this trail. For those of us who enjoy both our tech and management roles, servant leadership is something to understand how we can best serve those that we lead while in the trenches alongside them. In this session, we will explore what makes a great servant leader and how we can stay techies while being managers as well.
Sarah Dutkiewicz Senior Web Developer, Cleveland Tech Events
Sarah – who goes by “sadukie” in the tech community – is a platform-agnostic technologist known for helping developers understand user experience and on boarding developers into new technologies in a short period of time. She also helps with promoting communities, engaging over social media, and helping non-technical teams understand how to work with their technical counterparts. Sarah is a native Clevelander and uses her local knowledge to help connect people – technical and non-technical – for common good. Sadukie knows how to identify the audience and get them to care. She knows her technology and holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Computer Science & Engineering Technology from the University of Toledo. Sarah is a Microsoft MVP, published technical author, frequent podcast/live coding guest, conference organizer, speaker, community advocate, software developer, wife, and mom.
It’s a great time to be in technology. And yet despite the improvement in our tools, we somehow don’t spend time talking about how to maintain our most important tool - the one between our ears. Your mental health is arguably the single most important factor in your ability to perform well, avoid burnout, and build resiliency, but we shroud the topic in secrecy, stigma, and co-opted clinical language that makes us think we know what's going on. We often don't even speak of what we feel to family and friends until we're facing a crisis.
Art Doler Psychology, philosophy, design, software. Not exhaustive. Speaker. Mental health advocate with lived experience. Not secretly a goat.,
Arthur (or Art, take your pick) Doler is a software developer, data scientist, maker, mental health consumer, occasional writer (hopefully self-evidently), public speaker, and a human being (supposedly). He would describe himself as an autodidactic polymath, but only really smug and annoying people call themselves that, so he would instead say he has wide and varied interests. He is, on a wide scale of the entire human experience, generally okay.
Microservices have been a hot-button topic for a few years, but what are they, why would I need them, and how will they help me? The Microservice Manifesto sets out to put forward an opinionated but dogma-free approach to bringing Microservices into your organization regardless of language or technology stack that will help you get products delivered faster, more securely, and error free.
Chase Aucoin Technical Evangelist, AppDynamics
I've helped fortune 50-500 companies in the US and large organizations all over the globe tackle some of the worlds hardest challenges and get the most out of their software development lifecycle using microservices. So you'll learn the do's and don'ts that will make you more successful with your microservice implementations.
Due to recent advances in technology, humanity is collecting vast amounts of data at an unprecedented rate, making the skills necessary to mine insights from this data increasingly valuable. So what does it take for a Developer to enter the world of data science? Join me on a journey into the world of big data and machine learning where we will explore what the work actually looks like, identify which skills are most important, and design a road map for how you too can join this exciting and profitable industry.
Gaines Kergosien Associate Director, UBS
Gaines Kergosien is an associate director at UBS, organizer of Music City Code conference, Microsoft MVP, and serves as board member for the Nashville Technology Council and Nashville .NET User Group. He also presents at software development conferences throughout the United States. With over 15 years in solutions development, his work includes consulting for such companies as Bridgestone, Deloitte, Hospital Corporation of America (HCA), American General (AIG), Lexis Nexis, Gibson Guitars, and Cardinal Healthcare.
Machine Learning is revolutionizing how we process data. But the learning curve on machine learning algorithms can be steep. Luckily, Azure Cognitive Services provides a way for developers to analyze images, videos, and text with nothing more than a call to a REST API. Take advantage of powerful machine learning models just by calling one of the services. In this session, you will learn what services are available and how you can use them.
Eric Potter Software Architect, Aptera Software
Eric is a Software Architect for Aptera Software and a Microsoft MVP for Visual Studio and Development Technologies. He works primarily in the .Net web platform but loves opportunities to try out other stacks. He has been developing high-quality custom software solutions since 2001. At Aptera, he has successfully delivered solutions for clients in a wide variety of industries. He loves to dabble in new and exciting technologies. In his spare time, he loves to tinker with Arduino projects. He fondly remembers what it was like to develop software for the Palm OS. He has an amazing wife and 5 wonderful children. He blogs at http://humbletoolsmith.com/ and you can follow him on twitter as @pottereric.
We turn to DevOps for speed. We turn to Cloud for flexibility. We adopt faster, leaner, more collaborative processes to drive change. And then? We turn to information security for protection. But can we secure the technology without slowing the pace? This session presents an entirely fictional development organization adopting DevOps. We will discuss which traditional software security processes work, and which ones fail entirely. Awareness training, muscle memory, culture shifts, all will be brought together. The presentation will conclude with take-aways for applying security to your DevOps team without slowing down.
Wolfgang Goerlich Sr. Vice President for Strategic Security Programs, CBI
J Wolfgang Goerlich supports information security initiatives for clients in the healthcare, education, financial services, and energy verticals. In his current role with CBI, a cyber security consultancy firm, Wolfgang is the senior vice president for strategic security programs. Wolfgang also sponsors the Academy teams, providing mentoring and guidance to the junior-level talent. He is an active part of the security community and hosts a YouTube video series. Wolfgang regularly advises on and presents on the topics of risk management, incident response, business continuity, secure development life cycles, and more.
Southern BBQ Buffet with Pulled Pork, Spiced Bone-in Chicken, Slider Buns with two sides and baked cookies for desert.