Without users & their problems, we have no reason to write software. However, sometimes, it is frustrating dealing with the source of our problems. Thankfully, there are tools to help us become better at communicating with our end users, in hopes of achieving the end goal with as little strife as possible. Empathy, patience, and clear communication go a long way in development, as this talk will show. "The Developer's UX Toolbelt" will give developers more tools to make their lives a little easier when dealing with end users.
About the Speaker:
Sarah Dutkiewicz has been in the technical realm since the late 90s. She has served in many roles – including technical support, manager, desktop support, server administrator, database administrator, developer, instructor, and mentor. Throughout her career, Sarah has found her place in the technical community – as an organizer, speaker, facilitator, author, editor, reviewer, blogger, and advocate. Due to her community involvement, Microsoft has awarded her the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award –[masked] in Visual C#, and 2015-present in .NET. Sarah is currently a lead instructor with the Software Guild, welcoming new apprentices to the wonderful world of Java!
Finding The Bit Factory Location:
526 South Main Street
Akron, OH 44311
(Inside the Akron Global Business Accelerator building (https://www.google.com/maps/place/526+S+Main+St,+Akron,+OHfirstname.lastname@example.org,-81.526949,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x8830d63d2a6f15c5:0xbe2a6fc8094d308c))
While on South Main Street, turn in at the light across from the Gojo Building (onto W. Falor Street). We are in the second building on your left, with a blue awning (past the stop sign). Park in the visitor parking, which will be on your right. There are only a handful of spots available directly across the street of our building. If those spots are taken then park in Canal Place’s visitor parking (on your right, across the street from the loading docks).