Schedule for the Event
This year marks the first year we are introducing events on the Thursday prior to the conference day. Learn more about this year's workshops.
The official schedule of the day is below.
For those who are new to Asbury Agile we always start with breakfast before the 9am start, then engage with the amazing featured speakers along with meeting new friends and catching up with old. There's a few breaks throughout the day with lunch included. We try to end the day around 4pm with an event afterwards to kick back relax with other attendees, speakers, and sponsors. If you have any questions about the event let us know — team[at]asburyagile.com
8:15-9:00am - Doors Open and Breakfast
Breakfast (bagels, fruit, coffee, tea, etc.) will be available. Our good friends at High Voltage will be serving up coffee.
9:10-9:40 - Setting Users up for SuccessFiona Rolander; Lead Product Designer, Bontouch
There are around 6 million apps aiming to solve problems for people. Why should they care about yours? How do you get them up and running? Fiona Rolander talks about designing products that provide real value to people's life and how to design a great onboarding experience.
9:45-10:15 - Accessibility in Agile EnvironmentsChandra Carney; Accessibility Lead - Engineering, Aetna Health
Accessibility is often looped in with compliance and legal regulations and seems to require specialized knowledge and audits. But in an Agile environment without code freezes and previously scheduled time for remediation, Aetna Health needed a more adaptable accessibility process. After launching a company-wide accessibility program in the last year and training all of our developers, we’ll break it down into easily digestible and doable things that are easy for your organization to start slowly integrating.
10:15-10:40 - Morning Networking & Coffee Break
10:40-11:10 - Distributed Design: How Stack Overflow builds strong remote teamsTed Goas; Sr. Product Designer, Stack Overflow
Companies are increasingly embracing the idea of “remote” teams. But what does that mean? How different is being remote from a “normal” office environment, and does it actually work? What are the benefits and the downsides? And most importantly: how can a team work well together remotely?
In this talk, I’ll discuss what Stack Overflow’s remote team looks like on a day-to-day basis, problems with both remote and non-remote environments, and how to blend both together. Attendees will learn how everyday activities can be modified to fit a remote context, and how to create strong team bonds.
11:15-11:45 - Building the Future on BlockchainDevon Yarbrough; Senior Blockchain Consultant, EY
Discover the power of decentralization. Learn about blockchain’s core, understand its pitfalls, and find out what makes the technology revolutionary.
11:45-12:00 - Modernizing Legacy Applications through UX MicroservicesGuedis Cardenas Cabrera; Software Engineer, iCIMS
Learn strategies to modernize legacy enterprise applications one piece at a time through applied UX microservices and single page applications (SPA). Typically called the “Strangler Pattern,” this can be applied by inserting UI components into modern SPAs supported by microservices that abstract access to current platform data. This high level review can get you started along a path for lifting your older systems into a modular and scalable future.
12:00-1:15 - LunchJoin us for lunch in the lobby of The Asbury.
1:30-2:00 - You May Not Need Media Queries. Using CSS Grid in the Real WorldBrenda Storer; Front-end Devloper, Deft Services
2:05-2:35 - Thinking Like a Data ScientistRicky Saporta; Vice President - Data, Vydia
How does the data scientist make decisions, and why is her approach so effective yet malleable? When she takes in new information, what goes through her mind and how might she interpret the new data. As a business leader, what can be learned from studying her approach? We’ll get inside the mind of a data scientist and discuss some ideas that we might be able to apply in our day-to-day decision making.
2:40-2:55 - Afternoon Networking, Snacks & Coffee Break
3:00-3:30 - Language of DesignAmélie Lamont; Product Designer, thoughtbot
We talk about the power of design to drive conversation, but what about our language and expectations changes or modifies that conversation? In what ways does our use of language cause confusion, harm, or innovation? In this talk, we explore a brief history of design and then talk about the ways in which you can better employ language to shape the world around you and be a better designer.