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The Care and Monitoring of You, CSS Animation, & Measuring Success in Game Dev

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Mary Thengvall, Developer Relations Consultant at Persea Consulting, presents "The Care and Monitoring of You". Amanda Holl, Software Engineer at Mavenlink, presents "Getting Started with CSS Animations". Katy Farmer, Developer Advocate at InfluxData, presents "Measuring Success in Game Development".

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Mary Thengvall (https://twitter.com/mary_grace), Developer Relations Consultant at Persea Consulting, presents:

"The Care and Monitoring of You"

We’re told on a regular basis to monitor the performance, speed, responsiveness, memory, and general health of our websites, with the ever-present threat of down time hanging over our shoulder. But how often do we pay this same attention to our own physical and mental health?

As a Type 1 Diabetic, it’s a little more front-of-mind, as it’s not just about how much exercise I’ve gotten in the last month, how healthy my diet is, or how much of a workaholic I am… It’s about what the ratio of sugar to insulin is in my bloodstream at every moment of every day. It’s about making sure I’ve got a spare insulin pod, my test machine, a granola bar, glucose tabs, and my trusty sidekick Ember Dog (with all of his accouterment) at all times.

But just because I have to be more aware of certain things doesn’t lessen the importance of paying attention to general physical and mental health, which come with their own set of potentially deadly side effects. In this talk, I’ll touch briefly on my day-to-day life with diabetes, and then segue into what the past few years have taught me about mental and physical health.

Katy Farmer (https://www.linkedin.com/in/katyfarmer/), Developer Advocate at InfluxData, presents:

"Measuring Success in Game Development"

By now, we know how metrics can help us monitor our applications and it's infrastructure, but I wanted to go one step further to understand the value of metrics. In this talk, I'll cover how I measured my code and used it to become a (slightly) better game developer.

Amanda Holl (https://github.com/amandamholl), Software Engineer at Mavenlink, presents:

"Getting Started with CSS Animations"

Have you ever wanted to make the static content on your web pages more dynamic, but weren't sure where to start? Come learn about how to get started with CSS animations and why developing animated content is worth your time and energy.

Schedule:

6:30-7:00 Registration and Dinner

7:00-7:40 Career Talk

7:40-8:00 Tech Talks

8:00-9:00 Networking and Coding time

Dinner (not pizza!) and Drinks provided by Mavenlink (https://www.mavenlink.com/). Gluten-free and vegetarian options will be available.