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Bio: Mike Ressler (@mressler) is the Chief Technology Officer at Pittsburgh-based Diamond Kinetics - a baseball and softball motion analytics company. Mike has spent the last 5 years at Diamond Kinetics building "The Internet of Swings" with SwingTracker, an embedded sensor device that goes "in" or "on" bats. And recently with PitchTracker, a first-of-its-kind smart baseball/softball that tracks the pitching motion. Mike graduated from Carnegie Mellon's School of Computer Science and currently lives in Upper St. Clair with his wife and three kids. Title: Testing in the Age of the Internet of "Swings" (and Pitches!) Abstract: After two decades in software development, I thought I had a handle on this whole "testing your code" thing - but that was before Diamond Kinetics threw me a few curveballs. As our notion of "full stack" expands to include sampling data from the real world, our responsibilities expand as well: from testing "just" back-end/front-end interactions to testing sensors, firmware, mobile apps, and data synchronization, there's a lot that can go wrong. Sometimes in very surprising ways. Come hear some of my favorite unexpected consequences of building an accurate IoT product and the nuance of what takes to be "right" in the world of baseball and softball tech. Agenda: 6:00: Doors Open - Please register at check-in desk 6:30: Tech Talk Begins, followed by Q&A 8:30: Wrap-up Pizza and beverages will be provided
Agenda: 6:00 PM - Doors Open 6:30 PM - MeetUp KickOff 8:30 PM - Event wrap-up Food/Drink provided Abstract coming soon... About GameChanger: We’re a technology company that builds simple and powerful products for youth sports teams and their communities. Our app provides world class access to live game action, the statistics to inform teachings and help fuel growth, and solutions that rally community around a team. In November 2016, GameChanger proudly joined the DICK’S Sporting Goods family. Customer-Obsessed We put our customers first, always asking, “Will this enhance their youth sports experience?”. We deeply understand our customers and work hard to anticipate their needs. We celebrate and support our customers’ contributions to their communities. Team Players We hold each other accountable to deliver our best effort. We are empathetic and supportive, providing a safe environment for risk taking. We listen actively, encourage debate, and commit to action. We do unglamorous work in service of the team. Ambitious We take on challenging initiatives designed to drive significant growth. We are mission-oriented, working with urgency to deliver value to our customers. We set a high bar, invest in development, and strive to be the best. Empowered We take the initiative to solve problems. We entrust decisions to those closest to the problem. We embrace individual responsibility and accountability. Focused We say “no” to valuable initiatives so we can concentrate resources on our most important work. We respect others’ time by limiting distractions, running efficient meetings and communicating concisely.