Schedule

Check the schedule below to see when you can look forward to each session: we're a one-track conference so you won't miss any of the talks!

Don't miss some of our exciting extras at the conference, including Office Hours, Networking Mixer, and book signing with Lara Hogan. Find out more here.

We're also hosting a free pre-conference meetup on November 8, with a session on "surviving brutal code reviews and interviews" and a number of lightning talks. RSVP here.

Main Talks Office Hours
08:30

Registration

Main Talks 08:30 - 09:30

Registration

Office Hours 08:30 - 09:30
09:30

Conference welcome

Meri Williams

Meri Williams
Main Talks 09:30 - 09:40
09:40

How to scale yourself as a first-time leader

Poornima Vijayashanker

Poornima Vijayashanker
Main Talks 09:40 - 10:10
10:10

Bug dives: bridging the gap between engineering and customer success

Annie Cook

Annie Cook
Main Talks 10:10 - 10:20
10:20

Guide your scaling engineering team with an architecture North Star

Hanjie Ji

Hanjie Ji
Main Talks 10:20 - 10:50
10:50

On motherhood and leading engineering teams

Tara Feener

Tara Feener
Main Talks 10:50 - 11:10
11:10

Returning from long parental leave: what to expect when everything goes right

Matt Newkirk

Matt Newkirk
Main Talks 11:10 - 11:20
11:20

Morning break

Main Talks 11:20 - 11:45

Office Hours

Poornima Vijayashanker, Matt Newkirk, Tara Feener, Annie Cook, Hanjie Ji

Poornima Vijayashanker
Matt Newkirk
Tara Feener
Annie Cook
Hanjie Ji
Office Hours 11:20 - 11:45
11:45

Growing pains: how to use architecture groups to scale people and technology

Iccha Sethi and Jony Jeyaratnam

Iccha Sethi
Jony Jeyaratnam
Main Talks 11:45 - 12:15
12:15

Your remote company can hire junior developers, too

Romina Suarez

Romina Suarez
Main Talks 12:15 - 12:45
12:45

My most important meeting of the week: crafting effective 1:1s for distributed teams

Spencer Norman

Spencer Norman
Main Talks 12:45 - 12:55
12:55

Splitting the monolith

Jimmy Bogard

Jimmy Bogard
Main Talks 12:55 - 13:25
13:25

Lunch

Main Talks 13:25 - 14:25
13:45

Office Hours

Spencer Norman, Iccha Sethi, Jony Jeyaratnam, Romina Suarez, Jimmy Bogard

Spencer Norman
Iccha Sethi
Jony Jeyaratnam
Romina Suarez
Jimmy Bogard
Office Hours 13:45 - 14:25
14:25

Managing for an inclusive project solution: the intersection between technology, humanity and social responsibility

Yvette Pegues Ed.D.(c)

Yvette Pegues Ed.D.(c)
Main Talks 14:25 - 14:55
14:55

Managing risks together: stop your business shooting itself in the foot

Dr Jonathan Graham

Dr Jonathan Graham
Main Talks 14:55 - 15:05
15:05

Flying Lessons

Rebecca Murphey

Rebecca Murphey
Main Talks 15:05 - 15:35
15:35

End of loops: an intro to functional programming

Manju Vijayakumar

Manju Vijayakumar
Main Talks 15:35 - 15:45
15:45

Afternoon break

Main Talks 15:45 - 16:10

Office Hours

Rebecca Murphey, Dr Jonathan Graham, Yvette Pegues Ed.D.(c), Manju Vijayakumar

Rebecca Murphey
Dr Jonathan Graham
Yvette Pegues Ed.D.(c)
Manju Vijayakumar
Office Hours 15:45 - 16:10
16:10

Observability that matters

Tom Oketch

Tom Oketch
Main Talks 16:10 - 16:20
16:20

The four components of high performing teams

Lisa van Gelder

Lisa van Gelder
Main Talks 16:20 - 16:50
16:50

Say yes to the mess: Delivering imperfect software

Stevi Deter

Stevi Deter
Main Talks 16:50 - 17:00
17:00

The race to Mach 2.0 at scale

Nickolas Means

Nickolas Means
Main Talks 17:00 - 17:30
17:30

Conference wrap-up

Meri Williams

Meri Williams
Main Talks 17:30 - 17:40
17:40

Networking Mixer – Sponsored by Karat

Main Talks 17:40 - 19:00
18:00

Office Hours

Stevi Deter, Lisa van Gelder, Tom Oketch, Nickolas Means

Stevi Deter
Lisa van Gelder
Tom Oketch
Nickolas Means
Office Hours 18:00 - 18:30
18:30
19:00

Close

Main Talks 19:00 - 19:00

Sponsors

Thank you to our fantastic partners for their support to help the conference possible.

Would you like to connect with community and improve your brand awareness? Contact us for our 2019 sponsorship offers.

Yelp

Platinum Sponsor

uShip

D&I - Live Captioning Sponsor

Facebook

Gold Sponsor

JRebel

Gold Sponsor

ShipEngine

Silver Sponsor

Test Double

Silver Sponsor

Automattic

Silver Sponsor

WP Engine

Silver Sponsor

Karat

Networking Mixer Sponsor

Austin Technology Council

Media Partner

Tech Ladies

Community Partner

Sticker Mule

Bronze Sponsor

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