Conference Talks

Containers: What you need to know, so you know what you need to know.

Abstract: Containers are all the rage right now, but if you want to start learning container technology where do you even begin? Starting out it can be difficult to know what questions to ask or even what you should be studying. It may be even more difficult to understand the answers you are getting. Join me while we take our first steps into understanding the concepts and products behind current container offerings.

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Creating a Stronger Community by Poisoning Your Own Well.

Abstract: The technology industry has been rapidly growing for some time and as the industry grew

there has become a shift in our mind set as we could no longer fill all the roles that were

needed. With this came a push to diversify, to bring in new blood and new ideas and in the

process of doing so we began to develop a community.

Recently the topic of conversation has turned to Imposter syndrome, a feeling of inadequacy

that persist despite proof of the contrary, and the solution is being placed on the shoulders of

the individual alone. However we are not addressing the whole issue, or even acknowledging

that these feelings may be caused by a toxic part of our culture that leads us to break down

those we claim to want to build up.

Mentorship 101


Ever been a Daniel in need of a Mr. Myagi? Are you ready to achieve greatness but with no real clue where to start? Finding a mentor is the first step, but knowing how to make the most of the time spent with your mentor makes the real difference. Join in on a conversation about identifying your person of influence and building a plan together from wax on, wax off to being carried away by the cheering crowd.

What can I expect to learn?

There has been a push in our community to be active mentors. What is not explained, however, is how to foster a healthy and prosperous relationship that benefits both the mentor and the mentee. Together we will explore the different types of mentoring relationships, as well as setting goals, tracking progress, and getting the most out of these relationships.

We will explore the types of mentoring relationships that exist. We will also learn how to set goals, track progress towards those goals and how to get the most out of a mentorship.