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Motivational & self-improvement [clear filter]
Tuesday, May 21
 

11:30

How to Create and Nurture Innovative Teams
Building off of my recent Pluralsight courses, we'll dive into actionable ideas and suggestions on how to be more innovative in a team environment. This is for leaders (whether you have a leadership title or are a natural leader) who want to foster innovation from their team and create a culture where innovation can thrive. The session will focus on what you can do as opposed to talk about what innovation is.

Speakers
avatar for Jason Alba

Jason Alba

Jason Alba started his career in software development in 1998. Since then he started his own company, providing a software tool for job seekers to organize and manage their job search (JibberJobber.com). Jason has also authored over 30 soft skills and professional development courses... Read More →


Tuesday May 21, 2019 11:30 - 12:30
Room 12

16:30

Starting over
Adversity. A necessary component of life. Inevitably, we all reach professional and personal moments that require us to take a deep breath and a giant step back. Moving forward again often feels difficult, even impossible. We suffer, immobilized by fear.

But fear is more than some pesky roadblock. It is a rational response to adversity. Whether facing a major code refactoring, the changing technology landscape, a new role, or even a fresh career, we can learn to leverage fear and uncertainty to move beyond our hurdles and get the job done! Key life skills exist that can be developed to conquer adversity. Learn to assess risks, build relationships, and recognize opportunities for growth.

Starting over may seem insurmountable. Armed with the right skills, perspective, and a little patience, nothing truly is.

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Strauss

Jeff Strauss

Jeff is a software developer, an entrepreneur, and an attorney. As a consultant at WWT Asynchrony Labs, with unique experiences that combine technology and law, he maintains a passion for solving problems with inspired solutions, improving life through technology.A dedicated member... Read More →


Tuesday May 21, 2019 16:30 - 17:30
Room 3

17:45

Leadership Guide for the Reluctant Leader
Regardless of the technology you know, regardless of the job title you have, you have amazing potential to impact your workplace, community, and beyond.

In this talk, I’ll share a few candid stories of my career failures… I mean… learning opportunities. We’ll start by debunking the myth that leadership == management. Next, we’ll talk about some the attributes, behaviors and skills of good leaders. Last, we’ll cover some practical steps and resources to accelerate your journey.

You’ll walk away with some essential leadership skills I believe anyone can develop, and a good dose of encouragement to be more awesome!

Speakers
avatar for David Neal

David Neal

Okta
David is a family man, software developer, musician, illustrator, and Microsoft MVP living in North Georgia, USA. He is currently a Senior Developer Advocate for Okta. David runs on a high-octane mixture of caffeine and JavaScript, and is made entirely of bacon.


Tuesday May 21, 2019 17:45 - 18:45
Room 12
 
Wednesday, May 22
 

08:45

The Care and Feeding of Software Engineers
After years of excellence as a developer who gets things done, you are rewarded with a leadership title and more responsibility. Only now you are expected to manage people and not just code. What motivated you to improve doesn't seem to always work on your team. So what do you do? We will explore the art of managing talented people and learning what the human needs for guidance and support from their leader.

Speakers
avatar for Heather Downing

Heather Downing

Climbing the technology mountain and halfway up the side. Experience in .Net, mobile applications and more recently voice interface development. Dabbles in iOT & AR/VR. Focusing on coding for humans and choosing the right tool for the job.Heather is a passionate coder and entrepreneur... Read More →


Wednesday May 22, 2019 08:45 - 09:45
Room 10

11:30

Hacking your work life __ balance to take over the world
Everyone has the same 24 hours in a day, so how do some people seem accomplish so much more? It’s time to learn to hack your work life __ balance to have more time to pursue your passion projects, spend more time with those you love, while keeping your work ethic strong. Let’s take over the world!

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Wadella

Jennifer Wadella

Jennifer Wadella has been writing code since before she realized it was a credible career path. She currently works as the lead front-end developer at a legal tech startup and loves building javascript applications + speaking at technical conferences. Jennifer is an active member... Read More →


Wednesday May 22, 2019 11:30 - 12:30
Room 12

15:00

Seven Soft Skills At Least As Important As Technical Skills
A few years ago some Google employees did a study to learn what made their best employees successful. Surprisingly, the top skills were soft skills. In this session we'll talk about the top soft skills from that study, and how you can improve your own, and your team's soft skills. You'll walk away with concrete ideas and a plan moving forward as you work on really enhancing soft skills.

Speakers
avatar for Jason Alba

Jason Alba

Jason Alba started his career in software development in 1998. Since then he started his own company, providing a software tool for job seekers to organize and manage their job search (JibberJobber.com). Jason has also authored over 30 soft skills and professional development courses... Read More →


Wednesday May 22, 2019 15:00 - 16:00
Room 11