self.conference

  • Aug 17-18, 2018
  • ยท
  • 555 E. Lafayette Ave., Detroit, MI 48226, Detroit

Friday, Aug 17

Ballroom
Salon A
Salon B
8:50 - 9:00 AM
Breakfast and Opening Remarks
9 - 9:45 AM
Coraline Ada Ehmke: Keynote - Metaphors Are Similes. Similes Are Like Metaphors.
10 - 10:45 AM
Rae Krantz: A Game of Theories: Why languages do what they do Cassandra Faris: Health: The Most Important Tech Tool
11 - 11:45 AM
Alex Harms: Psychological Safety: The hard parts Charlotte Shreve: An Introduction To Prolog & Why You Should Care Vishal Bardoloi: Deliberate Practice: Learn soft skills like you learn to code
12 - 1:00 PM
Lunch
1 - 1:45 PM
Kim Crayton: Never Underestimate The Underdog: How To Use Perspective and Technology To Exploit Hidden Opportunities James York: Brawlers, Bawlers & Bastards: Javascript Antipatterns as Tom Waits Songs Darryl Holliday: Democracy, Documenters and the City Scrapers Project
2 - 2:45 PM
Jeremy Searls: DIY IOT: Creating Connected Devices to Automate Your Life Chris DeMars: I Can't See: Low Vision A11y & Users Jane Prusakova: Ethics of software development
3 - 3:45 PM
Nara Kasbergen: Principled Product Development for Voice-Based Interfaces Stephanie Vaughn: Internet Access: What It Looks Like For 40% Of Detroit Josh Larson: Extreme Functional Programming
4 - 4:45 PM
Sarah Withee: Maintaining Your Mental and Emotional Health While Job Hunting Giorgio Natili: Funtastic Kotlin
7 - 11:00 PM
Attendee Party sponsored by Github! Board games, lightning talks, open bar!

Saturday, Aug 18

Ballroom
Salon A
Salon B
8:50 - 9:00 AM
Breakfast and Opening Remarks
9 - 9:45 AM
Nickolas Means: Keynote - Who Destroyed Three Mile Island?
10 - 10:45 AM
Adrienne Lowe: From support to engineering to leadership: What you take with you, what you leave behind Rufo Sanchez: The Web is an Elegant Series of Hacks Mike Nitchie: SELECT FROM WHERE is boring, but SQL can be cool!
11 - 11:45 AM
Megan Tiu: The Practical Guide to Building an Apprenticeship Caleb Thompson: How I Built Software to Kill People Jackie Michl: When to Build & When to Deploy: Project Management Lessons from Scythe
12 - 1:00 PM
Lunch
1 - 1:45 PM
Sarah Dutkiewicz: The Impact of the Women Trailblazers of Tech Mike Schutte: Stop Testing, Start Storytelling Ted M Young: Human Learning: How We Learn
2 - 2:45 PM
Leta Keane: How to Escape the Cult of Expertise: growth mindset & how the words "I don't know" can save you Amanda Sopkin: Making Code Reviews Beneficial for Everyone Involved DeeDee Lavinder: How the Game is Played: Understanding Blockchain Basics
3 - 3:45 PM
Jamie Wright: Introducing Juvet: Building Bots in Elixir Ellen Mey: WIP: Debugging Depression Ronda Bergman: I'd Hire more Women if they Would Apply!
4 - 4:45 PM
Tori Brenneison: Strangelove.js, or, How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love the Framework War Jonathon Baugh: Mapping User Needs: What Cartography Can Teach Us About Agile Roadmaps
5 - 5:30 PM
Closing Remarks

Friday, Aug 17

Saturday, Aug 18