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A Bit About Bytes

Enter the Matrix and get ready to see ones and zeros with Ben Stucki. In this session Ben will cover everything you need to know about working with binary files - from the basics of CS101 to writing your own file parser in 30 minutes or less. Is it getting nerdy in here or is it just me?

Deploying to the Cloud with a PaaS

Whether you're a seasoned Java developer looking to start hacking on EE6 or you just wrote your first line of Ruby yesterday, the cloud is turning out to be the perfect environment for developing applications in just about any modern language or framework. There are plenty of clouds and platform-as-a-services to choose from, but where to start?

Hunt The Wumpus: An Android Implementation using the Model View Presenter Pattern.

The session will cover an implementation of the classic game "Hunt The Wumpus" for the Android Operating System using the Model View Presenter pattern.

IT Trends Past, Present, and Future

I got my first programming job 15 years ago. It doesn't seem like that long ago, but in the world of IT that is a long time. I have spent all of that time in the Nashville Healthcare heavy IT scene. There was no SCRUM, no Test Driven development, no Agile, and not much off shore development. Microsoft was the only development platform for "real" developers. We did waterfall, we made a butt load of .dlls, and we liked it. IT in Nashville has changed. Join our distinguished panel of developers to discuss things that have changed for the better, and current trends that just aren't working.

Bending python to your will.

An overview of what python is and why it matters.

Come find out why you should be using python in your next project, be on the web or on the backend.

glass.Max() = The Rise of the Female Developer/Leader

This will be a panel discussion about the triumphs and hazards of being a female developer in a male-dominated industry.

- What happens when you introduce feeks to the geek cave?
- What are the problems you have to overcome as a female manager of an all-male dev team?
- How can you grow and earn respect if you're not let into the cave?
- Why are women pushed by the tech industry into social media versus more advanced roles?

Javascript Frameworks for Well Architected, Immersive Web Apps

Immersive web applications involve sophisticated interactivity within the browser, connected to models and data persistence on the server. The structure of the application is clearly delimited between client-side and server-side, but the available tools for building web applications have often blurred this distinction. The result is applications that are difficult to design and maintain.

Code Wants To Be Stoopid

There are deep dives into new technologies and new languages that come up but they all helpless to poorly crafted code.

I'll dig into a handful of basic tenets to better coding style and practice. You will learn how to keep your code 'stoopid' and take a leap forward in your path as a developer.

This is the path to clearer, more flexible, easier to maintain, cheaper, and more effective code.

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