Building a Better Web
June 11–12, 2018: Training
June 12–14, 2018: Tutorials & Conference
San Jose, CA

Beyond Code Track: The Business Side of the Web

Tools and best practices won’t get you the whole way without great teams, leadership and business solutions to support you. With this track you’ll learn more about becoming effective leaders, how to collaborate to build winning products, and how to access new technology stacks. This track features speakers from diverse organizations who are using effective strategies to tackle modern IT obstacles — from applying design thinking to hiring practices to creating better workflows so your team can communicate better, iterate faster and avoid burning out.

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9:00am–9:40am Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Business of web
Location: 210 C/G Level: Non-technical
Brian Rinaldi (Telerik)
Today’s applications are made up of code that comes from many sources. They may use frameworks and libraries each of which may also may rely on hundreds of modules. Even portions the “original” code in a project may have originally been copy/pasted. Understanding what licenses we're using and what they require can prevent us from opening our companies or ourselves up to potential liabilities. Read more.
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3:35pm–4:15pm Wednesday, June 13, 2018
People and teams
Location: 210 C/G Level: Non-technical
Trent Willis (Netflix)
“Move Fast & Break Things”, “Get Shit Done”, “Disrupt”. These are mantras of the tech and design industry. They praise speed and hard work but overlook a core element: people. Let’s talk about how we can proactively care for our teammates with the same passion we use when caring for our code. Read more.
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4:25pm–5:05pm Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Business of web
Location: 210 C/G Level: Beginner
Wade Minter (Custom Communications, Inc.)
It's easy to get attention in the tech community when you're building slick software to help high-income consumers do new things. But what if you're in North Carolina, building internal software to help people who install satellite dishes work more efficiently? In this session, a longtime dev leader talks about how they switched their thinking to deliver great software to these users. Read more.
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9:00am–9:40am Thursday, June 14, 2018
Business of web
Location: 210 C/G Level: Non-technical
Kim Crayton (Kim Crayton LLC)
How to Reduce Exclusionary Practices In Our Organizations and Communities Read more.
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11:00am–11:40am Thursday, June 14, 2018
People and teams
Location: 210 C/G Level: Non-technical
Val Head (Adobe), Elaine Chao (Adobe)
The need to work faster and iterate quickly is pressuring teams to connect designer and developers more closely. In this talk we'll draw on real-world project experience to examine where the tools you use, and the way you communicate can help your teams work more efficiently. You’ll learn how to streamline your process at the critical stage of passing solutions from design to development. Read more.
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4:25pm–5:05pm Thursday, June 14, 2018
People and teams
Location: 210 C/G Level: Intermediate
Heidi Helfand (Procore Technologies)
Listening is power. By “tuning in” and applying self management and directed curiosity you can help others solve their own problems. Doing this not only leads to greater ownership, but also more leaders in your organization instead of “order takers”. In this interactive talk I’ll teach you practical communication skills so you can become a more available and empowering coworker, friend and leader. Read more.