Schedule

Day 1

Track 1
09:00

Registration and refreshments

Sponsor Hall

Track 1 09:00 - 10:00
10:00

Welcome

Meri Williams

Main Room

Meri Williams
Track 1 10:00 - 10:10
10:10

The Constant Life of a Tech Lead

Patrick Kua

Main Room

Patrick Kua
Track 1 10:10 - 10:40
10:40

Things You Wish You Shared With Your Team Before They Agreed on That Deadline

Dominika Rogala

Main Room

Dominika Rogala
Track 1 10:40 - 10:50
10:50

How to Talk to Earthlings?

Adrian Howard

Main Room

Adrian Howard
Track 1 10:50 - 11:20
11:20

Morning refreshments

Sponsor Hall

Track 1 11:20 - 11:50
11:50

Ask vs. Guess Cultures

Katherine Wu

Main Room

Katherine Wu
Track 1 11:50 - 12:20
12:20

Time to Focus on Your Goals

Maria Gutierrez

Main Room

Maria Gutierrez
Track 1 12:20 - 12:35
12:35

5 Features of a Good API

Rob Allen

Main Room

Rob Allen
Track 1 12:35 - 13:05
13:05

Lunch

Sponsor Hall

Track 1 13:05 - 14:05
14:05

Leadership Lessons from the Agile Manifesto

Anjuan Simmons

Main Room

Anjuan Simmons
Track 1 14:05 - 14:35
14:35

YOLO Releases Considered Harmful - Running An Effective Mobile Engineering Team

Cate Huston

Main Room

Cate Huston
Track 1 14:35 - 15:05
15:05

Forty-Two Months of Microservices. Stairway to Heaven or Highway to Hell?

Sander Hoogendoorn

Main Room

Sander Hoogendoorn
Track 1 15:05 - 15:35
15:35

Afternoon refreshments

Sponsor Hall

Track 1 15:35 - 16:05
16:05

Better: Fearless Feedback for Software Teams

Erika Carlson

Main Room

Erika Carlson
Track 1 16:05 - 16:35
16:35

The Original Skunk Works

Nickolas Means

Main Room

Nickolas Means
Track 1 16:35 - 17:20
17:20

Close

Meri Williams

Main Room

Meri Williams
Track 1 17:20 - 17:30
17:30

Reception

Sponsor Hall

Track 1 17:30 - 20:00

Day 2

Track 1
08:15

Breakfast

Sponsor Hall

Track 1 08:15 - 09:30
09:30

Welcome

Meri Williams

Main Room

Meri Williams
Track 1 09:30 - 09:40
09:40

Fail Fast, Fail Smart, Succeed

Kevin Goldsmith

Main Room

Kevin Goldsmith
Track 1 09:40 - 10:10
10:10

We're Agile, We Don't Do Documentation

Birgitta Boeckeler

Main Room

Birgitta Boeckeler
Track 1 10:10 - 10:40
10:40

Building and Scaling a Distributed and Inclusive Team

Mathias Meyer

Main Room

Mathias Meyer
Track 1 10:40 - 11:10
11:10

Morning refreshments

Sponsor Hall

Track 1 11:10 - 11:40
11:40

Big Rewrite Strikes Again

Sabrina Leandro

Main Room

Sabrina Leandro
Track 1 11:40 - 12:10
12:10

Continuous A11y - Automate the Hell Out of It

Patrik Karisch

Main Room

Patrik Karisch
Track 1 12:10 - 12:25
12:25

Mentoring Junior Engineers @ Slack HQ

Carly Robinson

Main Room

Carly Robinson
Track 1 12:25 - 12:55
12:55

Lunch

Sponsor Hall

Track 1 12:55 - 13:55
13:55

Implementers, Solvers, and Finders: Rethinking the Developer Career Path

Randall Koutnik

Main Room

Randall Koutnik
Track 1 13:55 - 14:25
14:25

Tech Hiring: Sometimes (Often) Failing Us All

Crystal Huff

Main Room

Crystal Huff
Track 1 14:25 - 14:40
14:40

Encouraging a Culture of Learning through Workshops

Jenny Duckett

Main Room

Jenny Duckett
Track 1 14:40 - 15:10
15:10

Afternoon refreshments

Sponsor Hall

Track 1 15:10 - 15:40
15:40

The Inclusive Leader: Tips for Developing Diverse Teams

Jill Wetzler

Main Room

Jill Wetzler
Track 1 15:40 - 16:10
16:10

Centralising the Right Things

Tom Booth

Main Room

Tom Booth
Track 1 16:10 - 16:25
16:25

Leading by Speaking

Lara Hogan

Main Room

Lara Hogan
Track 1 16:25 - 16:55
16:55

Close

Meri Williams

Main Room

Meri Williams
Track 1 16:55 - 17:10

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