Mentor Lightning Talks
There will be six total lightning talks back to back. Some will be more technical while others will be more about soft skills and sharing experience. All talks are held in room 3211.
Build With Confidence
1:30 - 1:45pm
Patti Shin from ReverbNation
“Do one thing every day that scares you.” - Eleanor Roosevelt
Getting started on your first web application can be intimidating, but I encourage you to take the plunge! We’ll be discussing basic web development tools & concepts to get you up and running to hack on your own web application.
1:45 - 2:00pm
Laura Vachon from ReverbNation
“Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren't used to an environment where excellence is expected.” - Steve Jobs
Software Engineer in Test. The what, when, where, why, and how of UI Test Automation. We'll be discussing mainly using Cucumber/Selenium/Ruby to test the UI of a web app. Will briefly touch on native mobile app testing.
From Software to Developer to…? Where your career can go after you get started
2:00 - 2:15pm
Julie Starr from VMware
Young people may start out developing software for classwork or their own interests - but don’t always know what the possibilities are if they choose a development position to start their career. In this talk, we’ll go over the many reasons people choose to get into software development and then review common paths we see developers take after 5, 10, or even 20 years down the road. While you may start out as a developer, you could be a team lead, product manager, marketing manager, CEO, or Founder! The sky’s the limit when you have experience as a developer.
Purpose, Audience, Timing
2:15 - 2:30pm
Rafa Veintimilla from Bandwidth
How to communicate with non-technical teams.
WebGL and WebVR
2:30 - 2:45pm
Nicko Guyer from Bandwidth
Web Systems: A bird’s eye view
2:45 - 3:15pm
Prashima Sharma from VMware
This talk will discuss the importance of looking at the web systems from a distance to see various moving components and how various technologies fit into that picture. In this talk, the speaker will also share her ideas on how to approach various web systems to gain better insight and learnings.