self.conference

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

Friday, May 19

MCC1/2
MCC3
MCC4
8:50 - 9:00 AM
Opening Remarks
9 - 9:45 AM
GeePaw Hill: Keynote - How Does "Complexity" Change the Game?
10 - 10:45 AM
Jane Prusakova: Privacy in the Digital Age, Or Can you Keep a Secret? Priya Rajagopal: Practical MVP and MVVM Patterns for your iOS Apps 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 Kristen Smith: Getting Started with the Particles: Photon & Electron
2 - 2:45 PM
Sam Jones: Life After Nil Jeff Kelley: Dates and Times in Swift Dillon Kearns, Eric Heikkila, Wyatt Sutherland: Seeing the Light: Using lasers to illuminate the benefits of evolutionary design and collaboration
3 - 3:45 PM
Erika Carlson: self.improve(): Building a Technical Career Chris DeMars: I Can't See: Low Vision A11Y & Users.
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
8:50 - 9:00 AM
Opening Remarks
9 - 9:45 AM
Tiffani Ashley Bell: Keynote - On Human Rights and Human Wrongs: A Talk on Cities and Water
10 - 10:45 AM
Kerri Miller: Crescent Wrenches, Socket Sets, and Other Tools For Debugging Jeff McWherter: Planning For Accessibility Steve Jackson: Searching for Failure
11 - 11:45 AM
April Jefferson, Brielle Maxwell: Elevate your Changemaking with LEAN + Design for Social Impact 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) Kevin Zurawel: Making NES Games, or: Assembly For People Who Think Assembly is Weird and Hard 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
4 - 4:45 PM
Cat Swetel: How and Why to Have Inclusive Meetings 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