Main Presentation: Full Stack Development
Unicorns! Unicorns everywhere! Let's try to understand what full stack developers are, where they live, what they eat and how you can train your own Pokémons to evolve and become this creature of legend. We'll figure out if it's really possible to be a full stack developer, what qualities we're (really) looking for when there's a opening for a position like that and how we could all benefit from at least trying to become full stack developers.
Maurício Linhares is a technical lead at Neat.com. Recently transplanted from the jungles of Brazil to the streets of Philadelphia, he works to make sure Neat's infrastructure runs nicely in the cloud, builds backend services in C#, Ruby and Scala and plays around with ReactJS in the front end.
Lightning Talk: Staging a Comeback
After finding myself in a job I hated and seeing my colleagues struggle to find work in a difficult economy, I decided to leave the industry to run my own business. Several years later, my skills woefully stale, I sold the business and began looking for a job. I'll share the highlights of my story and strategies that helped in finding work and coming back to a career I love.
Anna graduated Temple University with a degree in Math Education and a minor in Computer Science. Her development career has taken many paths, including design, analysis, coding, testing, audit/compliance, and training. Anna is currently a .NET developer and is enjoying focusing on coding and learning the craft.