Soft Skills

Room 310

7 Key Job Search Activities

Erica Woods

Erica Woods

Apex Systems

Have you ever heard someone say "my job search was easy!" Yeah, we haven't either. In this workshop, learn 7 key tips to ensure you come across job prospects that interest you, get more interview requests from your application, crush your interview, and more! Here's the 7 key tips and activities we'll discuss best practices and resources around: 1. Resume Optimization 2. Understanding Market Worth 3. Utilizing Effective Job Search Resources 4. Effective Outreach (Referral Route or 2nd Outreach Channel) 5. Fine-tuning Elevator Pitch 6. Effective Interview Preparation 7. Post-Interview Thank You


Beginner
Soft Skills (Room 310)
10:00 AM - 10:50 AM

Kanban

Karam Labban

Karam Labban

PWC PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Complete Introduction to Kanban going over origin of Kanban, idea behind Kanban, Starting with Kanban, common Kanban boards, advantages and challenges, metrics, Kanban teams, deadlines and external dependancies. I will recommend ample online resources.


Beginner
Soft Skills (Room 310)
11:00 AM - 11:50 AM

The reality of burnout among software professionals

Santosh Hari

Santosh Hari

Microsoft Azure MVP, Azure Consultant @ New Signature

Burnout among software professionals is far more widespread than we would like to admit. It sneaks up on us. At first we dread going in to work each day. We can barely focus enough to get through the day and struggle with otherwise simple-for-us tasks. It starts there and gets much worse. So what are some of the things that cause us to burn out? We will draw from personal experiences and have a frank and productive discussions on some of the well-known, and not so well-known causes of burn out, how to recognize the symptoms, how to avoid getting burned out and some tricks on coping.


Beginner
Soft Skills (Room 310)
01:00 PM - 01:50 PM

Positive Thinking Mindset and Goal setting

Harish Beeram

Harish Beeram

AgileThought Inc.

A interactive motivational/inspirational presentation that is for all professionals who want a change / improvement / transformation in their careers/professional and personal lives. We will cover what is a mindset and different kinds of mindset and how we can transition from one mindset to other to help our journey in professional and personal lives. We will cover THINK formula and PIP formula and How to use them in professional and personal lives. . To make effective use of time Goals are the best tools that keep us going / motivated and gives us a sense of accomplishment. A practical goal setting exercise that participants can take away for their daily use and put into practice.


Beginner
Soft Skills (Room 310)
02:00 PM - 02:50 PM

Staying Healthy as a Software Developer

Phil DeVeau

Phil DeVeau

Staying healthy as a software developer is hard! Discuss health risks and strategies to remain healthy. This is an open discussion around successes, failures, and experiences in trying to stay healthy.


Beginner
Soft Skills (Room 310)
03:00 PM - 03:50 PM

Working with Distributed Teams

Karam Labban

Karam Labban

PWC PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

The state of working remote. Surveys and reports. Remote teams models and challenges. Benefits and myths Building Distributed Teams Success factors Cultural factors Recommended resources.


Beginner
Soft Skills (Room 310)
04:00 PM - 04:50 PM