Room 326

How Can I Start and Manage a Career as a Programmer?

Jeff Ammons

Jeff Ammons

Code Career Academy

There's more than one pathway to a great career as a computer programmer. In this talk Jeff will walk you through your options for training (college, bootcamp, or self-study) and show you how to manage and advance your career from entry level to architect. He'll show you why the languages you pick make all the difference in how likely you are to find your first programming job! *Spoiler Alert* You are going to hear a LOT about user groups and conferences like Code Camp!


Beginner
Room 326
10:00 AM - 10:50 AM

Recording and Sharing Screencasts

Jeff Ammons

Jeff Ammons

Code Career Academy

One great way to advance your career is by sharing your knowledge via screencasts and videos, but how the heck do you get started? In this talk Jeff will walk you through several options and help you figure out how to get started. From picking some solid, but affordable gear to recording and streaming, to editing, Jeff will show you the ropes!


Beginner
Room 326
11:00 AM - 11:50 AM

Build Resiliency

Michael W. Ritchie

Michael W. Ritchie

Germinal

What can Brené Brown's Rising Strong teach us about enabling individuals and teams to adapt to change and recover from setbacks? Discover the necessary toolset to bounce back from difficult situations and build a team that will weather the inevitable ups and downs of business. Learn how to: Give yourself and others permission to speak without fear. Create boundaries that establish credibility; not diminish it. Not be paralyzed by fear. Bounce back from the toughest disappointments. * Based on peer reviewed Social Science research using Grounded Theory techniques.


Advanced
Room 326
01:00 PM - 01:50 PM

Software Process Maturity and SDLC Models

Jay-Evan J. Tevis

Jay-Evan J. Tevis

Keiser University

This session consists of two related topics. The first topic is the five levels of the software capability maturity model and why these levels are important to your company. The second topic is prescriptive software development life cycle models and which one to choose based on the preciseness of the user requirements and the risks.. This session is designed for people who are software project managers or people who do their own software development and want to improve how they manage that development.


Advanced
Room 326
02:00 PM - 02:50 PM

Software Development - It's not just a job!

Tracy Sells

Tracy Sells

Wolters Kluwer

This session is geared towards those who have been developing for a few years to the student taking classes in college. The session focuses on ways to grow your career and what steps to take to ensure that your career continues to prosper. The main points cover technical skills, communication, building relationships, and more.


Beginner
Room 326
03:00 PM - 03:50 PM

Developer Health: Your Job is Killing You

Phil DeVeau

Phil DeVeau

Software development has a number of silent killers to your health and sanity. This is more in line with an open forum. I'll share some of the statistics and shamelessly my personal experiences. There's no magic bullet for these problems; but if we never talk about them we can't address them.


Beginner
Room 326
04:00 PM - 04:50 PM