Business

Room 303

Are you considering Accessibility?

Harish Beeram

Harish Beeram

AgileThought Inc.

Whether you’re a front-end developer, designer or architect, accessibility should be a key consideration in the software development process. During this session, we’ll cover everything from high-level accessibility concepts to detailed implementation information that you can apply to projects at work. In addition to looking at code examples, we’ll also discuss ADA, Section 508 and WCAG 2.1, WAI and ARIA. Join this session to learn the necessary fundamentals for accessibility.


Beginner
Business (Room 303)
10:00 AM - 10:50 AM

Navigating the world of complex, creative knowledge work with Wardley Maps

Timothy Adams

Timothy Adams

USF

As technologists we engage in complex, creative knowledge work every day. The decisions we make shape the direction of the products we work on and the companies we work in. Wardley mapping can help us understand the potential implications of those choices so that we can make them intentionally in a way that benefits us. It is a technique for developing situational awareness in a landscape buffeted by the forces of competition and evolution. In an uncertain environment, mapping can help us to find where we are, to recognize patterns, and to anticipate changes that we might encounter in the future. This session will introduce you to some of the key concepts of Wardley mapping. We will cover the basics of landscape, climate, and doctrine. You will learn to identify customer needs, to map value chains, to understand evolution, and to anticipate change. You will also learn how to apply these ideas to common technology decisions, such as when and how to custom develop a component, or when buying would be a better choice than building. It is my hope that you will learn enough about mapping to see how it can benefit you with the decisions you make every day, and that the end of this session will be the beginning of your journey with Wardley maps.


Beginner
Business (Room 303)
11:00 AM - 11:50 AM

Machine Learning 101: Know Your Algorithms

Benjamin Geiger

Benjamin Geiger

WebstaurantStore

Machine Learning is the wave of the present. With the advent of tools such as ML.NET, developers no longer need a statistics degree and a graduate specialization in the subject to get acceptable results. In this session, we review the most common machine learning tasks and algorithms, briefly outlining their uses, distinctions, and pitfalls.


Beginner
Business (Room 303)
01:00 PM - 01:50 PM

Data and AI is eating the world. The Impact of Data on Any Profession

Frank

Frank

Independent Consultant

Nearly a decade ago, Marc Andreessen the co-author of Mosaic, the first widely used Web browser and co-founder of Netscape declared that “software is eating the world". Today we can say that "Data and AI is eating the world" by 2020, there will be around 40 trillion gigabytes (40 zettabytes) of data in the world. The rise of Big Data is forcing (or will force) every company to become a data company. The scope of Big Data encompasses, well, everything: Bank transactions, phone calls, texts, emails, tweets, social media of all kinds, images (the ones we know we’re taking and the ones we don’t know are being taken of us), and much more. Wearable devices like Fitbits and medical implants wirelessly transmit human biometric information into massive healthcare datasets. Internet of Things devices from advanced vehicles, robotic factory hardware, and a dizzying array of other machines constantly create digital records without any human input at all. Every company will need a skilled team to draft and execute their data strategy. Notes from Sisense article "Every Company Is a Data Company: Building Analytics in the Age of Big Data" Knowledge of data manipulation and analysis are and will be part of the curriculum of any knowledge worker. Data literacy in the 21st century is becoming as important as read, write and basic mathematics at any level in any company. Are you prepared for the job market of the 21st century? Are you data literate?


Beginner
Business (Room 303)
02:00 PM - 02:50 PM