self.conference

  • May 19-20, 2017
  • ยท
  • MotorCity Casino, 2901 Grand River Avenue, Detroit

Friday, May 19

MCC1/2
MCC3
MCC4
8 - 9:00 AM
Breakfast/Opening Remarks
9 - 9:45 AM
Coraline Ada Ehmke: Keynote - Metaphors Are Similes. Similes Are Like Metaphors.
10 - 10:45 AM
Jane Prusakova: Privacy in the Digital Age, Or Can you Keep a Secret? Elle Meredith: Feedback matters Steven Hicks: Code Is Communication
11 - 11:45 AM
Jennifer Marsman: A Dance with Intelligent Dragon Drones Sara Gibbons: Don't Rewrite, React! Sarah Withee: The Power of Secrets
12 - 1:00 PM
Lunch
1 - 1:45 PM
Matthew LaForest: Elm and Elixir: Made for each other Alaina Kafkes: Build Her Up: On Supporting University Women in Tech Heather Buchel: Accessibility in our Process: From Kick-Off to Launch Day
2 - 2:45 PM
Sam Jones: Life After Nil Kevin Zurawel: Making NES Games, or: Assembly For People Who Think Assembly is Weird and Hard Nathalie Steinmetz: Do we need to care about ethics in today's tech industry?
3 - 3:45 PM
Kristen Smith: Getting Started with the Particles: Photon & Electron Chris DeMars: I Can't See: Low Vision A11Y & Users. Tiberius Hefflin: The Monster on the Project
4 - 4:45 PM
Ellen Mey: Embrace the Suck: Thoughts on Perseverance from a Junior Dev Michael Falanga: Deep Dive Intro to Functional Programming John Sawers: Your Emotional API: How Being A Better Human Makes You A Better Developer
7 - 11:00 PM
Attendee Party (Lightning Talks & Board Games!) Blacks in Technology Meetup

Saturday, May 20

MCC1/2
MCC3
MCC4
8 - 9:00 AM
Breakfast/Opening Remarks
9 - 9:45 AM
Tiffani Ashley Bell: Keynote - TBD
10 - 10:45 AM
Kerri Miller: Crescent Wrenches, Socket Sets, and Other Tools For Debugging Jeff McWherter: Planning For Accessibility Neem Serra: Being a Cupcake in a Doughnut World: Understanding and Combating Bias
11 - 11:45 AM
Todd Kaufman: Resisting the demand to GO FASTER! Jonathan Tower: TypeScript: The Why and the How Mark Yoon: Beyond diversity - 5 ways to be more inclusive
12 - 1:00 PM
Lunch
1 - 1:45 PM
Alex Harms: How to like people you can't stand (for a team that thrives) Priya Rajagopal: Practical MVP and MVVM Patterns for your iOS Apps Devney Hamilton: Machines Learning Human Biases: How Does It Happen? Can We Unteach Them?
2 - 2:45 PM
Dillon Kearns: Out of Sight, Out of Mind: Confident Frontends With Elm Magnus Stahre: Taking a byte of Java Bytecode Nara Kasbergen: Empathy As A Service: Supporting Mental Health in the Tech Workplace
3 - 3:45 PM
Layne McNish: How teaching a robot to play music taught me to love (code) again Cassandra Faris: Health: The Most Important Dev Tool Anne Cahalan: A Practical Primer on Protocols For the Perpetually Perplexed
4 - 4:45 PM
GeePaw Hill: TBD Dave Copeland: The Effective Remote Developer George Hotelling: A Smart Home To Call Your Own
5 - 5:30 PM
Closing Remarks/Raffle

Friday, May 19

Saturday, May 20