THAT PRE-CONFERENCE

Pre-Conference Workshops / Monday, Aug 5th

The Precon ticket is 1 full day of multi-hour hands on workshops the day before THAT Conference kicks off. This allows you to get deeper into specifics across a range of technologies and learn from industry leaders just as passionate about code as you are. This incredible opportunity enables you to work directly with professionals ready to share their knowledge and enthusiasm while helping you grow your career.

Precon tickets are $99 or purchase the EVERYTHING 4-day ticket which includes the main event and a discounted Precon ticket.

What you get:

  • Training from industry experts
  • Access to all Precon sessions
  • Power outlets (you will need to bring your own laptop)
  • WiFi
  • Lunch and beverages

Full-Day
(8AM - 5PM)

Building a Full Stack Web App

Tim Gremore, Matthew Reetz

8:00 AM

3

We will guide attendees through the full process of creating an end to end web app.

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Cloud Scale Machine Learning

Seth Juarez, Cassie Breviu

8:00 AM

A

Everything you wanted to know about AI, machine learning, AND the Cloud.

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Intro to Hacking Web Applications

Arthur Kay

8:00 AM

6

During this day-long workshop we'll use a variety of tools (including Kali Linux) to hack a vulnerable web application written in Node.js, Express and Angular. We'll cover a variety of approaches to how attackers exploit web applications: everything from XSS and SQL injections, to metasploit and burp, and lots of other hacking tricks. Be prepared to learn, laugh and cry as we explore security flaw common to most web applications. You’ll leave this workshop with hands-on experience in penetration testing methodology, a deep understanding of the current OWASP best practices, and a broad appreciation for cybersecurity.

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VS Code Can Do That?

Burke Holland

8:00 AM

8

Dive into VS Code and explore some of the neat tricks and powerful extensions that you can use to improve your speed and productivity while learning to work smarter; not harder. We'll examine the editor from top to bottom, covering editor fundamentals, tips and tricks, as well as how to turn VS Code into a full fledged integrated development environment. VS Code can do that!

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Morning
(8AM - 12PM)

“What is a HashTrieStackFilterMap?” A Data Structures & Algorithms Refresher For Everyone

Sarah Withee

8:00 AM

4

In this workshop, we'll go over all the basics of standard data structures and algorithms. We'll start at the beginning with different types of lists and build up from there. We'll also cover the basics of popular algorithms and how to analyze operations of the data structure to assess a “Big O” runtime. We'll break into teams to solve some technical problems. You will leave with a wealth of knowledge and resources to help you!

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Getting the Most Out of THAT Conference: Grow and Sustain a Lifelong Professional Network

Jill Hauwiller

8:00 AM

E

Are you a THAT Conference newbie? Or perhaps you've been before, yet realize that you haven't leveraged your attendance its fullest advantage? Join us for an interactive and informative session focused on conference networking strategies. We'll delve into topics like analyzing your network, building authentic connections, increasing confidence, understanding your personal brand, and mastering the follow up. You can look forward to hearing from a panel of seasoned THAT Conference campers for some networking best practices and conference insights.

Learn to Become a Public Speaker

Jim Holmes

8:00 AM

G

You. You right there. Yes, you! You have an amazing story inside you, and you're struggling on how to get that story out to others in your community–but you're scared and you don't know where to start.

Afternoon Workshops
(1PM - 5PM)

Accessibility: A Walk in Someone Else’s Shoes

Nathan Loding

1:00 PM

G

Everyone talks about accessibility - or a11y - but how often is accessibility a primary thought during your development pipeline? How often is accessibility taken for granted? It’s easy to push it aside and say you’ll do it later or to forget entirely. It’s easy to drop a couple WAI-ARIA tags into your HTML and move on, but this doesn’t address many accessibility needs. When was the last time you used your website with your eyes closed?

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Building IoT Solutions in a Mesh-networked World

Brandon Satrom

1:00 PM

B

In this workshop, we’ll explore how mesh networking through Thread solves some of the hardest problems in the IoT space today, as well as how Particle Mesh leverages Thread to power its newest generation of connected devices.

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BuildRight: Modern CSS

Philip Zastrow, Catherine Meade

1:00 PM

4

It’s no joke that things in the web move fast. A few years ago, staying on the forefront of CSS was knowing the vendor prefixes for the latest CSS3 implementations and poking around at Sass or LESS. Now, in addition to the preprocessors, we have postprocessors, build systems, and CSS components—not to mention the latest and future CSS features! In this workshop, we’ll help get you up to speed on these various approaches to writing CSS, their advantages, and how you can start using them.

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What’s Next? Career Planning Strategies Everyone Can Use

Jill Hauwiller

1:00 PM

E

Do you ever wonder what more you could do professionally? Are you curious about where your skills and experiences may take you? Join us for an interactive session where you will explore the intersection of your passion, skills and opportunities, and learn about best practices and trends in career development.