CascadiaFest 2016 Workshop Lineup

August 3rd

Single Page App & Front-end JavaScript Performance & Troubleshoot 101 - Sponsored by New Relic

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  • When: Wednesday, August 3rd @ 9:30am
  • Instructor: TBD
  • Maximum Capacity: 50
  • Prerequisites: Laptop

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Running Angular? React? Or maybe even a custom JavaScript framework? Learn how to monitor and troubleshoot your front-end experience with New Relic Browser, no matter what framework you use. We’ll show you how to…

  • Identify front-end errors that could be breaking your user experience
  • Fix performance bottlenecks that cause your users to leave
  • Troubleshoot slow route changes in your Single Page Apps

From Zero to Awesome API-driven Apps in 9 Easy Steps - Sponsored by StrongLoop

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  • When: Wednesday, August 3 @ 2pm
  • Instructor: Joe Sepi (@joe_sepi) Lead Developer Evangelist for IBM/StrongLoop focused on Node.js and Loopback
  • Maximum Capacity: 50
  • Prerequisites: Laptop, Node.js

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We all have a million ideas that may either scratch a particular itch or be the “next Pokemon Go.” Together, let’s work through how we can use an API-driven approach to take our idea from nothing to amazing. We’ll assume you have some web experience, but other than that, we will start at the beginning. You’ll learn: why you may want an API and what it means to make it public; how to design and plan your model; and then how to put it all together: create, run, manage, secure and deploy your APIs. With the power of LoopBack, you can create an API layer in moments, but it’s how you make it awesome that counts.

August 4th

NodeJS Application Performance & Troubleshooting 101 - Sponsored by New Relic

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  • When: Thursday, August 4th @ 9:30am
  • Instructor: TBD
  • Maximum Capacity: 50
  • Prerequisites: Laptop, Node.js

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Learn how to troubleshoot app performance like a pro with New Relic APM. We’ll be going through a Node app and showing you how to make run even better. We’ll show you how to…

  • Track down and fix errors through your full JavaScript application stack
  • Triage performance slow down and issues for transactions end-to-end
  • Understand how your microservices and dependencies map together

Outthink the Conference Experience - IBM Hack Event

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  • When: Thursday, August 4th @ 2pm
  • Instructors: Sam Richard ~ UI Architect - IBM Watson, Robin Cannon ~ Design Manager - IBM Bluemix
  • Maximum Capacity: 50
  • Prerequisites: Laptop

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Use the cognitive computing power of IBM Watson to improve the conference experience.

A conference app can be more than just a listing of scheduled sessions and speakers for you to reference. Utilizing IBM Watson’s cognitive APIs, we challenge you to come up with better conference experience. How could you improve the conference with a custom virtual assistant? What would happen if you could recognize what’s in an image a user uploads? Come by yourself, come with a team, see what kind of new experiences you can create in just a couple of hours.

August 5th

Portfolio First - IBM Design Thinking Workshop

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  • When: Friday, August 5th @ 9:30am
  • Instructor: Damon Deaner ~ Director of Talent - IBM Design, Amber Atkins ~ Head of Global Recruiting - IBM Design
  • Maximum Capacity: 50
  • Prerequisites: Laptop

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“Portfolio first” is becoming more and more prevalent when a professional designer or developer is looking for a new job in tech. This workshop is focused on how to envision a better way to prepare and present a portfolio of work you can be proud of, including ways to showcase code you’ve crafted. Using IBM Design Thinking you will be challenged to think of the user first in designing a memorable experience into your body of work and present it in a delightful way. Be prepared to interact, collaborate, and think about what you can be doing to land your dream gig in this workshop.

IoT && You - Sponsored by Losant

  • When: Friday, August 5th @ 2pm
  • Instructor: Emily Rose ~ Lead Developer Evangelist - Salesforce
  • Maximum Capacity: 40
  • Prerequisites: Laptop, Node.js 4.x+, a sense of adventure!

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Emily walks attendees through the process of creating a simple IoT device that can enable any number of interactions. Participants will leave with an understanding of all the moving parts, and how to get started. Code will be written in a manner illustrates the extensibility of the concept, and the limitless possibilities that exist when it comes to API integrations and practical applications.