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About UXDS

UX+DEV SUMMIT is South Florida’s largest User Experience and Developers conference! Join us for four days of workshops and one day filled with immersive talks, all in areas of User Experience, Product Management, and Development.

Location

May 7th – 10th

Ocean Sky Resort

4060 Galt Ocean Dr
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308

May 11th

Nova Southeastern University

3301 College Avenue, Carl DeSantis Building
Davie, FL 33314


What To Expect At The Summit!

Our co-founders Mike and Ignacio share with you all the great things you can expect while attending our event!


Conference Schedule

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  • Day 1

    May 7th, 2018

  • Day 2

    May 8th, 2018

  • Day 3

    May 9th, 2018

  • Day 4

    May 10th, 2018

  • Day 5

    May 11th, 2018

  • 08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Lean encourages us to base products on user data rather than assumptions and to test ideas by deciding as late as possible. Experimentation is a key ingredient in discovery, it’s also an easy way to learn and test assumptions. This workshop will help you learn how to run, track and measure experiments in a lean environment. Giving you the knowledge to introduce experiments into your product and start to amplify learning. Go forth and experiment...<a href="https://uxdsummit.com/how-to-run-lean-product-experiments-half-day-workshop/" target="_blank">...Learn More</a>
    UX Track 1
    Where
    Ocean Sky Resort | Room 3

  • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Join Pedro and discover how to build compelling voice experience for Alexa, the service which is responsible or millions of devices such as Amazon Dot and Amazon Echo. This hands-on learning experience will be filled with attendees that will receive an introduction to Alexa and in-depth training on building skills with Alexa Skills Kit (ASK). <a href="https://uxdsummit.com/developing-alexa-skills-workshop-details/" target="_blank">...Learn More</a>
    Dev Track 1
    Where
    Ocean Sky Resort | Room 1

  • 9:00am - 5:00pm
    JavaScript Back to the Basics is meant to reintroduce you to JavaScript. Have you made this statement; “I know jQuery, but I don’t know JavaScript”? Or, do you consider yourself a “Script Kitty”. Meaning you know how to Google and apply code from Stack Overflow, but don’t understand why things work. Then this workshop for you...<a href="https://uxdsummit.com/back_to_basics_javascript" target="_blank">Learn More</a>
    Dev Track 2
    Where
    Ocean Sky Resort | Room 2

  • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    This is a workshop for UX professionals and developers alike who want to move into leadership roles in a User Experience organization. Rich Gunther will teach you how to position yourself for a UX leadership role, how to hire and build a cross-functional team, and how to position that team within a development organization and within a product development lifecycle. Rich will speak from real-life experience about hiring, promoting, firing, laying off, and developing user experience professionals. Finally, Rich will talk about how to make your company more user-focused, and how to up-level the maturity of your UX organization to meet this challenge. This workshop will include hands-on and group activities, as well as Q&A sessions. Participants will leave with a personalized game plan designed to set them up with taking their careers to the next level of success...<a href="https://uxdsummit.com/ux-leadership-how-to-get-there-succeed-there-and-stay-there" target="_blank">Learn More</a>
    UX Track 2
    Where
    Ocean Sky Resort | Room 4

  • 08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Learn to craft a UX strategy for a corporate giant that fits in your back pocket. You'll learn the process and techniques to create your own enterprise UX strategy for any business size. Attend this workshop if you want to move your organization forward (and career) by improving the customer experience....<a href="https://uxdsummit.com/an-enterprise-ux-strategy-in-your-pocket/" target="_blank">Learn More</a>
    UX Track 1
    Where
    Ocean Sky Resort | Room 3

  • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    It's hard to uncover what really motivates people by just talking to them or when you don't have anything to show them - relying on people’s imagination can turn out quite risky. People will not only tell you what you want to hear but they are also highly unaware of what deeply motivates their behavior, so they are not very good at reporting or forecasting it. In the deeper levels of human motivation however, lies the true potential for meaningful products or services and we are going to tap into these like psychologists do. In the workshop you will learn how to get access to the deeper levels of human motivation by observing people in their natural environment and behavior...<a href="https://uxdsummit.com/learn-how-to-observe-and-identify-what-really-motivates-people/" target="_blank">Learn More</a>
    UX Track 2
    Where
    Ocean Sky Resort | Room 4

  • 9:00am - 12:00am
    <strong>Mixing Data Science and UX</strong></br> This workshop will focus on a baseline definition of data science and machine learning and then progress to how it is used in UX. Design choices, both from a layout and process standpoint, often have tremendous impacts on the <a href="https://uxdsummit.com/data_science_meets_ux_workshop_details-2" target="_blank">...Learn More</a>
    Dev Track 2
    Where
    Ocean Sky Resort | Room 2

  • 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Functional programming is on everyone’s mind. In fact, FP programmers are paid top of their range. Each day there are more and more blog posts and articles are written on the subject. This proliferation of content resolves around topics such as: "How to improve your JavaScript code using functional techniques," "Break problems down with composition," and many others that dominate the scene. However, 90% of those articles include these mysterious terms such as monads, currying, referential transparency, composition, morphisms, and many others. Technical interviews are beginning to include functional questions as well, so it's important to be prepared. What the heck is a pure function, anyway? In this workshop, I will break down the terms that developers encounter daily when trying to learn FP. Whether you'd like to use it with JavaScript, Java, PHP, Hack, or Scala, understanding what these concepts mean will allow you to reach the next level. By combining FP with your already mastered OO skills, you can write unparallel code that, oddly enough, parallelizes extremely well! By the way, all of the code shown during this talk will use "modern" JavaScript, so you can also get to learn some ES6/ES7 while you're add it! <a href="https://uxdsummit.com/developing_and_architecting_solutions_with_functional_programming" target="_blank">Learn More...</a>
    Dev Track 1
    Where
    Ocean Sky Resort | Room 1

  • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Heard of Lean Startup but not sure how to apply the principles in your organization? The approach has becoming increasingly popular, but it can be hard to know where to get started, especially if you’re not in a true startup. In reality, the Lean Startup approach is a way to apply the scientific method across business decisions and product development to reduce risk, which can be helpful to any kind of organization. In this session, I’ll provide an overview of the Lean Startup and Build Measure Learn frameworks...<a href="https://uxdsummit.com/incorporating-lean-experimentation-half-day-workshop/" target="_blank">Learn More</a>
    UX Track 1
    Where
    Ocean Sky Resort | Room 3

  • 1:00pm - 3:00pm
    This workshop will showcase the use of APIs for posting to and getting from machine learning processes. <a href="https://uxdsummit.com/data_science_machine_learning_workshop_details" target="_blank">...Learn More</a> </br></br>
    Dev Track 2
    Where
    Ocean Sky Resort | Room 2

  • 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
    In this two-hour session, Marcelo Paiva (Designer) and Lucas Rosa (Developer) will be presenting a new workflow between design and development where all design decisions are made directly from a Sketch file and automatically translated into the React codebase without any effort from the developer’s side...<a href="https://uxdsummit.com/from-sketch-to-react-effortlessly-design-tokens-for-design-systems/" target="_blank">Learn More</a>
    UX Track 2
    Where
    Ocean Sky Resort | Room 4

  • 3:30pm - 5:30pm
    <strong>Ethical Considerations in UX and Data Science</strong></br> This workshop will be a broader discussion of the ramifications of various types of data science as served up within UX. As data and data science is leveraged more commonly in applications, it is crucial that both data scientists and UX designers understand the ethical considerations of data collection, privacy and... <a href="https://uxdsummit.com/applying_data_science_ethics_to_ux_practices_workshop_details-2" target="_blank">...Learn More</a>
    Dev Track 2
    Where
    Ocean Sky Resort | Room 2

  • 08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    This half-day workshop will help you experience first-hand the physical challenges that many users have when interacting with websites and apps. Through simulations, participants will gain a better understanding of cognitive disabilities, deafness, low vision, blindness, and mobility disabilities, among others. If your work involves accessibility in any way, then this workshop is a must....<a href="https://uxdsummit.com/a-mile-in-their-shoes-an-empathy-workshop/" target="_blank">Learn More</a>
    UX Track 2
    Where
    Ocean Sky Resort | Room 4

  • 8:00AM - 12:00PM
    Overview: Finding highly-qualified professionals and then managing them successfully is one of the most difficult tasks leaders face. Just a small number of poor performers can bring down a team and impact delivering a great product. On top of poor hiring practices, when leaders fail to inspire, enable and provide an environment where their team can collaborate and thrive, they will consistently produce mediocre results. Target Audience: This session isn’t just for managers. If you’ve been struggling to write an effective resume, can’t seem to land the job you want, you’re just curious what hiring managers are looking for, then you’ll find this workshop helpful. The sessions is ideal for: designers developers human resources recruiters new managers existing managers team leads In this workshop you’ll discover: how to successfully research potential candidates; writing effective job descriptions; recruiting, interviewing, and hiring techniques; keeping recruits interested, growing, and contributing back to the team; Activities to help you be more effective and productive leader Effective 1:1’s Candid coaching & feedback Successful delegation Engaging and encouraging healthy conflict Techniques to improve your communication skills Parting ways with poor performers <a href=" https://uxdsummit.com/successfully_hire_mentor_retain_and_lead_teams_details/" target="_blank">...Learn More</a>
    UX Track 1
    Where
    Ocean Sky Resort | Room 3

  • 9:00am - 5:00pm
    Join us as we discuss iOS app architecture in the context of real-world examples. We will dissect an app written with MVC and its common pitfalls (poor testability, massive view controllers, poor separation of concerns, etc.) and refactor it to eliminate those issues. Topics will include dependency injection, single responsibility principle, MVVM (with ReactiveSwift), unit testing, and the coordinator pattern. There are many talks/tutorials out there that discuss these concepts but most only begin to scratch the surface and very few cover them in conjunction with one another. Whether you’re writing an app from scratch or you need to take a walk before opening that hideous file, this workshop is for you. We will leave you with all the knowledge you need to hit the ground running in making your apps scalable, maintainable, testable, and reliable...<a href="https://uxdsummit.com/ios-solution-application-architecture-workshop-details" target="_blank">Learn More</a>
    Dev Track 1
    Where
    Ocean Sky Resort | Room 1

  • 9:00am - 5:00pm
    It's 2018, and it finally doesn't seem to matter anymore what language you want to write APIs in. Thanks to IBM Cloud, you have more choices than you ever thought possible - and that doesn't even involve containers! In this workshop, David Okun from IBM will walk you through how to write and deploy any API you want in just about any language you want. We'll focus on Node.js and Swift as our choices, and show you how quickly you can deploy an API. Hotel wifi willing, you'll leave this workshop with at least 2 APIs deployed on the public cloud...<a href="https://uxdsummit.com/apis_in_any_language_on_ibm_cloud" target="_blank">Learn More</a>
    Dev Track 2
    Where
    Ocean Sky Resort | Room 2

  • 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
    In this workshop, you will be immersed in a collaborative approach to product development by resolving a real business challenge through the lense of business stakeholders, product owners, strategists, designers and developers. Through this framework, seniors designers and developers can explore how to go from being a "lone wolf" to a collaborator in a mid to large enterprise work setting...<a href="https://uxdsummit.com/the-power-of-collaboration-in-product-development/" target="_blank">...Learn More</a>
    UX Track 1
    Where
    Ocean Sky Resort | Room 3

  • 03:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    Getting your team to write good users stories goes a long way to getting the information you need to design products that are useful, usable, and valuable to your users. But user stories, even the most well written ones, aren't enough to help us figure out how to work within an Agile framework to release products that solve user problems. How do we organize large, complicated product backlogs and make sure that we don't lose sight of our users' needs? User story mapping is a great tool for organizing a product backlog and creating a release plan that provides the most value to your users. In addition, even more benefits redound to your team when you use this process. In the workshop, we'll not only learn the basics for writing good user stories and building user story maps, we will build out such a map using exercises throughout the workshop. Workshop participants will be provided with prompts and resources they can use to conduct a user story mapping workshop with their teams...<a href="https://uxdsummit.com/user-story-mapping-for-minimum-lovable-products-2hr-workshop/" target="_blank">...Learn More</a>
    UX Track 1
    Where
    Ocean Sky Resort | Room 3

  • 08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    What does it take to lead a team through a time of great change? How can you build your team’s capacity to deal with ambiguity and frustration? Why do people resist change, and what can you do to move a “stuck” team forward? Adaptive Leadership is a practical leadership framework that helps individuals and organizations adapt and thrive in challenging environments. It is being able, both individually and collectively, to take on the gradual but meaningful process of change. Come with your most challenging issues and leave with a new way to understand, diagnose, and take action toward lasting change...<a href="https://uxdsummit.com/adaptive-leadership-half-day-workshop/" target="_blank">Learn More</a>
    UX Track 2
    Where
    Ocean Sky Resort | Room 4

  • 9:00am - 5:00pm
    The goal of this workshop is to enable you to leverage the incredible productivity and prototyping capabilities that this suite of tools provides. You will hear about the basic concepts and then apply them with hands on coding exercises. By the end of the workshop, you will have a fully functional, responsive app that is a pleasure to use on desktop and mobile. Data from multiple users will synchronize in near real time. The app can be extended and converted to many different types of applications. This workshop is meant to give you a kickstart on your way to mastering these tools. If you've heard about Material Design, but haven't been able to get approval to use it at work, then this workshop will equip you with the tools to rapidly build a fully functional prototype that is sure to impress both your peers and your boss. If you haven't had time to learn Angular or Material design yet because you are busy fighting with REST APIs, servers, OAuth, DB schemas, Certificates, etc. This workshop will give you a way to avoid many of those issues. Then you can focus on building an app that your users love and your team loves building. Are you a developer who wants to build slick proof of concept UI mockups without needing to learn one of the hundreds of design tools (Sketch, Photoshop, Balsamiq, InVision, FluidUI, etc.)? The combination of Material Design, SCSS, Flexbox, and Angular can take you from zero to a variety of themed, interactive mockups in just a couple of hours. <a href="https://uxdsummit.com/using_angular_material_firebase_workshop_details">...Learn More</a>
    Dev Track 2
    Where
    Ocean Sky Resort

  • 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Gain valuable experience in mobile development using React Native. React Native supports building iOS and Android apps that are indistinguishable from apps built with Swift or C++. Leverage your existing skills to build slick native iOS and Android apps. Your learning will be turbo launched with pre-tested plugins what will show you all the major components and features needed for integrating API's, using redux for forms and how to style like a rockstar. This course also covers React Fundamentals. We will leverage your existing JS, HTML, and CSS skills and give you all the fundamentals for React Native. <a href="https://uxdsummit.com/hands-on-react-native-workshop-details" target="_blank">...Learn More</a>
    Dev Track 1
    Where
    Ocean Sky Resort | Room 1

  • 08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    A UX designer is powerful role that comes with a lot of responsibility. We as designers affect the way people interact with and experience technology. It is not hard to follow trends and design within best practices out of familiarity and reliance. There are plenty of easy to access examples of design patterns that work well. What is often missing is the why. Any UI/UX Designer can create a decent experience. But, to create something remarkable and innovative requires a deeper understanding of people. This workshop will introduce human factors principles in cognition, psychology and physiology. Attendees will be able to create more effective and innovative designs, leaving with a better understanding of the why behind common design principles...<a href="https://uxdsummit.com/the-hidden-science-behind-ux-half-day-workshop/" target="_blank">Learn More</a>
    UX Track 1
    Where
    Ocean Sky Resort | Room 3

  • 01:00 PM - 05:00 PM
    We will begin with an overview of a very attainable UI and UX process, which will help set the stage for the various activities we will set out to do. All great UX processes begin by understanding our Users. We will discuss using Core Questions to help drive a better understanding of basic Demographics, Emotional Language, Tribal Behaviors, Conditioned Responses and Red Flags to look for during a research phase. Ultimately, we will be generating User Personas and talking about the differences in Micro and Macro scales. The workshop activities will then bring us to an understanding of how Personas work inside, User Journey Maps followed by an interactive discussion of defining Journeys through User Interface Patterns...<a href="https://uxdsummit.com/a-practical-approach-to-great-user-adoption-user-definition-and-user-interface-half-day-workshop/" target="_blank">Learn More</a>
    UX Track 1
    Where
    Ocean Sky Resort | Room 3

  • 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
    <p>Somewhere, a project is failing. It may be your project and you aren’t even aware yet. More than likely the project isn’t failing because it’s difficult, or the budget ran out, or because there wasn’t a market fit. The project is failing because of people. People are anything but stable and introduce communication problems, staffing problems, politics, disenchantment with the client or stakeholders, and often result in lack of motivation on projects. It doesn’t matter what methodology you use to scope, design, and implement a project if you’re unable to deal with the underlying people issues because people are hard and people are what cause project failures.</p> <p> Objective:<br /> In this session, Bermon will discuss sociological nature of the work we do and how to overcome them in order to deliver successful projects. </p> <p> Target Audience:<br /> Designers, developers, project managers, and in general, anybody that tries to build products with other people.</p> <p> Five Things Audience Members Will Learn:<br /> The irrational, impulsive, and emotionally driven challenges people introduce on projects<br /> Overcoming different communication styles, engaging in successful conflict, setting expectations, and navigating politics successfully<br /> Guidelines to effectively handle conversations<br /> Communication techniques to help overcome people problems<br /> Understand how to actively listen, effectively demonstrate empathy, and overcome biases that create extra risks and result in project failures.</p>
    UX Track 1
    Where
    Nova South Eastern University

  • 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
    The title of the talk is Anthology of UX, and delivers key insights into 3 areas of interest within User Experience. The first part provides an understanding of how UX can be used to influence and manipulate actions, and how to avoid key signs of bad practices. The second part explores the myths of UX vs the actual process of UX in the real-world, and how to leverage the right approach. And the third part sheds light on what UX could become, taking into consideration advancements that the industry is working on today. The goal of the talk is to inspire curiosity, provide value, and encourage real interest towards advancements in the field of UX.
    UX Track 2
    Where
    Nova South Eastern University

  • 9:00am - 9:45am
    Maintaining simple and intuitive navigation for products as they scale is a constant challenge. As features are added and the product becomes more complex, ensuring easy access to these features also increases in complexity. How do you show users what they need to see when they need to see it? How do you give access to 'x' number of features without overwhelming the user? Even more challenging, how do you make changes to an existing product without alienating your user base? This talk looks at how GitLab's navigation needs to evolve to keep pace while implementing features to support "idea to production" and broaden its user base. We will cover the trials, tribulations, and pitfalls of completely redesigning a product's navigation in an open source environment. We'll examine how, through the creation of personas, prototypes, and rounds of user testing, we were able to redesign and reintroduce an entirely new way to navigate Gitlab.
    Dev Track 1

  • 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
    Machine learning is a hot topic, but not everyone has had the chance to use it. In this talk I'll talk about how we leverage on machine learning to predict what our users want/will do and how we can better serve them with predictive design.
    UX Track 2

  • 10:00am - 10:45am
    Designers and developers share the common goal of creating amazing products. We rely on each other to bring the best work to life, but far too often gaps in communication and collaboration get in the way of quality results. Come join me to talk about how a shared language can help bridge the gap between our two disciplines. We’ll explore both points of view to better understand each other, focusing on empathetic communication tools, system building, and concrete steps that build a strong working relationship and, ultimately, products we can all be proud of.
    Dev Track 1
    Where
    Nova South Eastern University

  • 10:00am - 10:45am
    Intended for everyone who has heard about Python but never had a chance to dabble with it. This course introduces you how Miles approaches tackling the language. In the 45 minute session, he will get you up to speed quickly and effectively to reduce your learning curve with the language. Miles will cover the background of python, discuss coding terminology, execution of the program, common things you'll need to know which includes variables, print state statements, a hello world app, using math, sending input, conditional logic, loops, functions and a even a mini project if time permits! He'll conclude with a Q&A session.
    Dev Track 2
    Where
    Nova South Eastern University

  • 10:00am - 10:45am
    Design systems are trending in popularity. AirBnB has one, Google has one, what is the fuss all about? This session will discuss the value behind having a design system and what goes into creating one. Topics will include best practices and things to keep in mind when creating your own design system.
    UX Track 1

  • 11:00am - 11:45am
    Docker for Mobile Developers ( No, I’m not going to show you how to run iOS in a container. But I would love to share with you how you can integrate Docker into your day-to-day to streamline your workflows and integrations with other dev teams. As a mobile developer, you may be wondering “what the heck is the big deal with Docker?” As a modern day developer , I’m here to share the value in learning the basics of Docker and how it can improve your life as a developer. From spinning up an isolated dev environment to running integration tests, Docker is another tool that belongs in any developer’s toolbox whether your a full stack dev or not. And you need to know when best to use that tool. We’ll go through the basics of Docker as well as some tips on when/where to integrate the Docker tool into your workflow. You won’t be able to contain yourself!
    Dev Track 1
    Where
    Nova South Eastern University

  • 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
    "From discovering unmet needs to creating meaningful experiences. | No one today is loyal to products, services, or brands just because it provides a useful, usable, and desirable experience. People expect those qualities. Hell, they demand them. The question you need to ask is, “What do I need to provide if useful, usable, and desirable isn’t enough anymore?” I’m glad you asked. The short answer is meaning. People crave meaningful experiences in their lives. Whether it’s a smartphone, an e-commerce site, or a binge-worthy television series, we’re looking for things that we believe will provide meaning. Experiences we hope will bring feelings of deep and lasting satisfaction. Experiences that resonate within us. When we don’t get that deep feeling of satisfaction, when things don’t resonate, we try again. We move on to the next thing that looks like it might provide the meaning we seek. In this talk I’ll share two methods that will help us uncover unmet user needs and craft them into meaningful experiences. Kano analysis will help us not only identify the right things to work on (useful), it will also help you understand what role they fulfill for the user. With Jobs-to-be-done (JTBD) we’ll see how we can move beyond just building the experience right (usable and desirable) to making the experience meaningful. Combined, Kano and JTBD Focusing on meaning for your end user brings with it benefits for the designer and business alike. Spend less time debating design, and focus on what will provide impact using data to drive decisions. Reduce the risk of wasting time and resources on things your end user doesn’t care about. Improve prioritization feature development. reduce customer churn as you build loyal end-users. A real win-win. All we’ll need to do is a little time travel to uncover how it all works. Don’t worry, I’ll being the time machines and have us back before happy hour."
    UX Track 1

  • 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
    Following up on my THIS UX STRATEGY GUIDE HELPS DESIGNERS MAKE BETTER DECISIONS article, published at Invision's website (https://www.invisionapp.com/blog/ux-strategy-guide), I will cover talking about the importance and the benefits of being involved in strategic discussions, and share examples on how to improve your value as designer when you provide great experiences to external (your customers) and internal (your company stakeholders) users.
    UX Track 2

  • 11:00am - 11:45am
    A closer look at one of the biggest sticking points for blockchain technology right now: UX. In this talk, John will explore various UX problems with blockchain-based applications and how various tried and true UX methodologies can help in wide-scale blockchain technology adoption.
    Dev Track 2
    Where
    Nova South Eastern University

  • 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
    "UX is no longer an unattainable and misunderstood facet of project success that requires an explanation across an organization. While UX is now perceived as a necessity for positive results, it can however be difficult for small teams to effectively execute a comprehensive UX strategy. After this session, you will have and will be able to: • Identify key areas in your organization that can build up, strengthen and support a user centered project life cycle • Foster a proven UI and UX process and strategy • Act upon a comprehensive list of collaboration tools and available resources that small teams can use to achieve big results • Shown visual examples of an effective UI and UX strategy at work in the field"
    UX Track 1

  • 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
    The talk is to explore ways how an entry to mid level user experience designer can adjust their skillset to become a senior level designer and know how to maneuver more elaborate projects.
    UX Track 2

  • 01:15 PM - 02:00 PM
    Large organizations often have a heavy focus on delivering features and meeting deadlines and often UX teams don't have a 'seat at the table'. This talk will review the benefits of UX for large organizations, review different strategies for getting buy-in from those in your org, and share ideas for effectively pitching the concept of UX being involved throughout the planning / research / design / build / release lifecycle.
    UX Track 1

  • 01:15 PM - 02:00 PM
    "Design System is the newly adopted name for Pattern Libraries or Living Style Guides, with the main difference: today we have the proper tooling in place to help us bridge the gap between design and development. During this presentation, Marcelo Paiva, a product designer, front-end developer, educator and founder of Cross.Team will demystify some of the most common questions about building Design Systems: - Is Design System right for your company? - Do you need a team to build a Design System? - How to properly design and develop a Design System? - How do Accessibility and Internationalization work into this effort? - How to build and lead a Design System Team where designers and developers pair, accelerate and learn together daily? - What is the future of Design Systems?"
    UX Track 2

  • 1:15pm - 2:00pm
    Learn to tame the beast of imperative, stateful programming with simple, everyday Functional strategies. For the past several years, Functional Programming (FP) has gone from being an esoteric, academic paradigm, to being in the forefront of programming with popular, modern languages like Elm, Elixir, and Clojure and frameworks like React, ReactiveX, and a myriad of FP utility tools. FP is not only shiny and trendy, but in practice, leads to simpler, more declarative and elegant code that will help tame complex systems. In this talk we will briefly explore some of the history of FP and compare it to Object Oriented Programming. In addition, we will dive into common, simple strategies developers using any language and of any level can use to write in a Functional fashion by using some of the more common FP constructs like High Order Functions and Immutability. Subsequently, we will explore some more advanced strategies like currying and functional composition and, finally, take a look at the popular FP utility library Ramda, which contains tools to take FP to the next level in JavaScript.
    Dev Track 1
    Where
    Nova South Eastern University

  • 1:15pm - 2:00pm
    AWS Lambda is a compute service that lets you run code without provisioning or managing servers. AWS Lambda executes your code only when needed and scales automatically, from a few requests per day to thousands per second. You pay only for the compute time you consume - there is no charge when your code is not running. With AWS Lambda, you can run code for virtually any type of application or backend service - all with zero administration. AWS Lambda runs your code on a high-availability compute infrastructure and performs all of the administration of the compute resources, including server and operating system maintenance, capacity provisioning and automatic scaling, code monitoring and logging. All you need to do is supply your code in one of the languages that AWS Lambda supports (currently Node.js, Java, C#, Go and Python). Join Joe, as he shows you the power of AWS Lambda and how it is a game changer for the cloud.
    Dev Track 2
    Where
    Nova South Eastern University

  • 2:15 PM - 3:00 PM
    At least 19% of the overall population in the US has some sort of a disability. And yet, we in the UX community could do much better when it comes to serving the needs of those individuals. It’s not easy for fully-abled designers and developers to feel empathy for the disabled. This talk will address that empathy gap by taking a close look at the obstacles disabled users encounter and the assistive technologies meant to overcome them. You'll experience how users with disabilities like low vision and blindness interact with websites. You’ll gain a real-world understanding of where most organizations and site builders go wrong, and how it can be fixed. The past two years have brought a flood of lawsuits which have changed accessibility from a nice-to-have feature to a fundamental requirement for most websites and apps. We'll cover a couple of these landmark cases and learn how to keep your clients out of court and avoid common accessibility mistakes. For those looking to bring accessibility into their own practice, this session will share tools and techniques along with resources and training opportunities for building and designing for web accessibility.
    UX Track 1

  • 2:15 PM - 3:00 PM
    We all want to build great apps that our users love but too many apps don't get the basics right. In this talk, I will present my guide to creating awesome apps that your users will love, and provide you with a base to build that next great app.
    UX Track 2

  • 2:15pm - 3:00pm
    "In this presentation, we take a look at moving away from traditional API polling integration into a real-time integration in which the client app uses a persistent connection to the server for bidirectional communication and live data streaming. We also talk about the scalability challenges of the application and integration with a Redis cluster as our in in-memory data solution. "
    Dev Track 1
    Where
    Nova South Eastern University

  • 2:15pm - 3:00pm
    This discussion will focus primarily on the two most popular CSS pre-processors, LESS and SASS. I will take some time to compare the two, by highlighting both their similarities and differences. Though these two “languages” share similar features, the compiler interprets them differently. Furthermore, certain functions and features are easier to execute in one language than the other. The goal of these comparison is to give the audience a feel for the syntax and to demonstrate how some of the features can be used in a practical way. Moreover, further into the presentation we will take a deeper dive into the advance features of LESS and SASS. In this sections we will explore the latest features of both pre-processors and see how they work with popular 3rd party vendors and libraries. The audience will have a chance to learn about the frameworks and what makes these platforms so special!
    Dev Track 2
    Where
    Nova South Eastern University

  • 3:15pm - 4:00pm
    It's no longer acceptable to have Enterprise apps that only work on desktop machines. Additionally, it's no longer OK for Enterprise web apps to be just "functional" on mobile. The productivity of your mobile users is key to your company's bottom line and your employee retention. In this talk, we'll explore how to build productive Enterprise mobile web app experiences with Angular Material.
    Dev Track 1
    Where
    Nova South Eastern University

  • 03:15 PM - 04:00 PM
    More than ever, organizations need a VP of UX and a Chief Experience Officer, and if you desire these roles, the path is more achievable then you think. Be aware though, executive leadership isn't for everyone. In this talk, you'll learn the steps to take your career to the executive suite, are you cut out to be a UX executive and your mindset is everything.
    UX Track 1

  • 3:15pm - 4:00pm
    My team and I recently graduated from the Techstars Berlin accelerator powered by SAP. Being part of an accelerator gave me a new perspective on the role that UX plays in developing a new product. I want to share this knowledge with Designers looking to secure a role at a startup, founders who have a product roadmap laid in front of them or lean teams that are looking to prioritize which feature to launch next.
    UX Track 2

  • 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
    Description Coming Soon
    UX Track 1

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