Really!?! Augmented Reality Is Real?

Iron Man handles data through the tips of his fingers, accessing digital information with the power we all expect of a superhero. We hear the distant roar of news that this new technology that will…

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The Power of WITS – Mentoring hacks that will change your life

The story begins at WITS and how the power of community impacted our lives.I will be sharing a real life story that began at a WITS conference. I was a career changer, just recently transiting into…

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The most critical keys for technology are rarely the technology.

“Why is it so many IT/Technology Projects fail” … I read these same questions in 1988, 1998, 2008, and now even in 2018. According to a Forbes study in 2016: “25 percent of technology projects fail…

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Adding Perception to Your Career Growth Toolkit

Career growth is undeniably important to each of us. We may often reflect on our own accomplishments and impact, but how often do we think about how others see us? Understanding how others perceive…

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Being Human: The Competitive Advantage

Driverless cars. Robots. There are major disruptors in play changing the way we drive, how we do business and how we interact with the world. Automation and Artificial Intelligence is at the heart of…

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Breaking Into Tech: A Crash Course

Considering a switch to the tech industry, but don't know where to start? Join Dominique Clarke for this crash course in planning your next move. During this workshop, we'll guide you through…

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Volunteer Leadership Roles in Tech: Grow Your Skill Set & Get Involved!

Service can be a powerful learning experience and growth opportunity. Philly has an active tech community, where many women are currently leading community organizations focused on volunteering,…

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Agile Sucks and It Might Be Our Fault

This talk will focus on the trend of Doing Agile in technology companies without really Being agile. I will walk through the difference between doing and being, using the 12 principles and 4 values…

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Trends and Opportunities in the Drone Industry

Advancements in technology and the miniaturization of electronics have enabled very capable aerial robots, or drones, as they are more commonly known. Drones come in a variety of sizes, form factors…

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Integrate Firebase with Android

Firebase is a suite of services offered by Google for ease of developing and managing apps in a variety of platforms such as Android, IOS, web. This presentation will cover remote config with A/B…

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Python for Data Science

Python is a powerful and popular interpreted language, especially in the area of data science and analysis. Attendees will learn how to use python for data analysis and create charts at the end of…

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Scaling Your Project in AWS, using Lambda and CloudFormation

Many engineers are now building projects only in the Cloud using AWS. When the projects are finished, there is a need to automate the build of the systems (DevOps) for reliance and recovery. How do…

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Jira 101

This workshop is on the Atlassian tools Jira and Confluence, on the Cloud versions. Participants will walk away with the basics and should be able to use the tool in their daily lives.

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Presentation Skills for Brainiacs: Developing talks that gets people excited about your work

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) professionals often struggle to communicate with people other than their peers. Sure, it’s easy to explain complex technology concepts to other…

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Driving Digital Transformation (and yes… Digital is still a word, although it’s death has already been predicted).

To be truly transformative it is important to understand your north star, the things that won’t change – for example, at GSK, as long as there is disease we will be a company seeking to help people…

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How to Make Things People will Actually Use

This workshop will teach the design thinking process, encompassing initial research through concept development, through the lens of making products and services that people want and will use. This…

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Using Lego’s to Build Business Capabilities that Drive Your Digital Transformation

Understanding your company's capabilities is one of the first steps in being able to begin the digital transformation your company is likely embarking upon (or thinking about if they haven't yet…

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CIS Golden Girls

Four college girlfriends who majored in Computer Information Sciences share their story about navigating the corporate and entrepreneurial worlds as women of color in tech.

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Navigating Organizational Change

These days, large organizational shifts are the norm, especially in the tech industry. Are you prepared to lead through change? During this discussion I will share three important tools to equip…

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Performance Testing in a DevOps World

Performance Testing is an often missed out factor while implementing DevOps. Missing out on performance testing often results in increased cost, time to production and poor customer experience. With…

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Security- The New Imperative

With changing paradigm Cyber Security has become a key aspect of Application development. Enterprise Application Team deals with Security Vulnerabilities on a much more frequent basis now. The…

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Creating Brilliant Products

How to adjust the approach to product development when artificial intelligence is involved.

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The Unintentional Leader

Webster defines leadership as the action of leading a group of people or an organization, the art of motivating a group of people to act towards achieving a common goal. Nowhere does it say that it…

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