Everyone is welcome and encouraged to run a session at Barcamp about a subject they are passionate about. If you don’t run a session, we ask that you participate in other ways. You can take part by engaging in productive discussions about topics or by asking thoughtful questions.
Sessions can be in many different formats: presentation, panel, workshop, Q&A, round-table discussion, lightning talk, tutorial, etc. Just be sure to outline what type of session you plan to run when you register!
Tips for Sessions:
- Find a subject that you are passionate about – passion breeds confidence.
- Don’t overplan your session – even the most organized Barcamps are chaotic. People will come and leave during your session and disrupt you. Questions from the audience are allowed and encouraged.
- Relax and have fun – Barcamps are a pressure free environment!
- Absolutely no sales, product, or hiring/recruitment pitches.
- There are no predefined speakers. The schedule is made at registration time. Sorry, we’re not able to pre-determine what time your talk will be.
- Propose only one talk per event.
- Abide by our Code of Conduct.
|7/3/2019 13:09:11||Shane Doucette||Short Presentation (~20-25 minutes)||Meh, Docker's growing on me.||Why I don't actually hate Docker anymore, and think it's kind of useful in the right situations.|
|7/29/2019 19:51:04||Kim Schmidt||Long Presentation (~40-45 minutes)||fUNemployment pt 2||What to do when you're unemployed; How to get back on your feet andnot go stir crazy.|
|8/27/2019 8:05:29||Nick James||Short Presentation (~20-25 minutes)||Securing the Human||Avoiding the loss of $1.04M to scammers by securing the weakest link in your defenses... people.|
|9/6/2019 14:09:25||Barcamp Saskatoon||Lightning Talk (~5 minutes)||Lunch Hour Company Pitches||Are you hiring? During lunch, companies will have the opportunity to do a QUICK 2 MINUTE HR PITCH. No slides, just talk. Sign up at the event to be on the list of companies when you arrive.|
|9/9/2019 14:39:04||Dale Birtch||Short Presentation (~20-25 minutes)||CI/CD with google cloudbuild||Creating a scalable CI system on googles cloudbuild stack, why do it, how to do it, and how can this accelerate your development.|
|9/24/2019 9:52:17||Teresa Hume||Short Presentation (~20-25 minutes)||Testing Like You Mean It||Going over how to write unit tests, the different use cases for unit vs. integration testing, and strategies for refactoring existing monster tests into something more maintainable.|
|9/28/2019 14:49:56||Wendy Sharpe||Short Presentation (~20-25 minutes)||How grief shaped my artistic practice||I’m going to be talking about how grief let me see the beauty in back alleys and how my process moved from painting in black and white to experimenting with colour.|
|10/8/2019 22:41:22||Tushita Patel||Lightning Talk (~5 minutes)||Women in Tech - Did we get it wrong?||As a woman in tech, I have gathered many experiences that have left me wondering whether the way we are addressing the issue of diversity is effective, and what my role is as an individual who is encountering these challenges and learning about them simultaneously. In my talk I'll be digging a little deeper and I'll be raising those thought-provoking questions!|
|10/9/2019 19:24:27||Janelle Berscheid||Short Presentation (~20-25 minutes)||Spotting Data Science Hucksters: a guide for laypeople||Data science and AI can both be applied to achieve incredible things...but some people and companies make claims that are too good to be true. You don't need to be an expert in AI, data science, or statistics to use these tips for spotting bad actors.|
|10/9/2019 19:25:13||Janelle Berscheid||Lightning Talk (~5 minutes)||Don't Be a Side-Project Asshole||Side projects are great. Tech culture's attitude about them is not.|
|10/17/2019 10:16:15||Arlin Schaffel||Round Table Discussion / Fireside Chat (~20-40 minutes)||Discussion: Git for Students||I've been teaching a short Git Tutorial to U of S Computer Science Students for the past few years and am interested in improving it. This will be an open, moderated discussion, trying to find answers to questions such as: How much Git should students know? Why Git is important? How are companies using Git locally?|
What would you like to hear about?
|7/3/2019 13:06:30||Shane Doucette||Technology and Cooking|
|7/3/2019 13:07:17||Arlin Schaffel||Startups often talk about success, but what about failure? How are we nurturing failure within the industry? What do you do after you fail? Especially when you may have raised a funding round from friends and family.|
|9/10/2019 10:59:14||Erik Frederiksen||Elasticsearch, what/when/why/how.|
|10/18/2019 22:57:53||Paul Jones||Test-Driven Development, how can people write better tests, faster, with less headaches.|
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