There’s no doubt that video games are popular. While some view them as an imagination-sapping waste of time, Acme Nerd Games has a very different perspective: Games are a means to improve lives. Games engage, teach and can change behaviors. Organizations should deploy the power of games to do good in the communities they serve.
Have you ever spent a very long week solving a very tough problem and then had your computer crash and you lost all your work? Ever had your production environment act so broken that you needed to (or wanted to) ‘roll back’ to the previous version? This talk covered software best practices for handling these situations.
Thank you to all of the volunteers who made this event such a success! We were able to provide practice tech interviews for 44 interviewees. We hope to offer this event again next year.
DevOps is on everyone’s radar lately, with some companies looking to improve their capabilities and others starting from scratch. But what does that mean, and what are the options? Tracey Barrett spoke about real world experience in DevOps both from a technical perspective and about working with different teams involved.
Karen Rahmeier speaks about some of the techniques she has honed over the last two decades of writing software applications. Specifically, on how she breaks down problems and works through them in byte-sized pieces along the way to building a functional java web application.
This panel was focused on helping undergraduate female computer science majors imagine a career in the Information Technology profession.
Front end development has gotten more and more complicated. New frameworks, new specs, CSS animation, new design techniques — how is a developer to keep up? Luckily, tools like CodePen are around to help us experiment, learn and get inspired to build new stuff.
To craft well-designed websites, you have to know 50 names for ‘blue’ and the difference between a font and a typeface. You probably have a degree in illustration or graphic design, or maybe you attended some hip code school in Oakland and call yourself a User Experience Architect. Right? Nope! In fact, there are numerous small, simple and practical ways to vastly improve the look and usability of a website, no matter how creative you are(n’t).
Naveen VK demonstrated how to use historical data and modern tools to learn to predict future trends based on existing big data. Using a dataset from kaggle.com, Naveen demonstrated how to use data to predict who would survive the sinking of Titanic today.