Sessions at Barcamp

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!

Ground Rules:

  • 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.

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Submitted Talks

7/3/2019 13:09:11Shane DoucetteShort 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 19:51:04Kim SchmidtLong Presentation (~40-45 minutes)fUNemployment pt 2What to do when you're unemployed; How to get back on your feet andnot go stir crazy.
8/27/2019 8:05:29Nick JamesShort Presentation (~20-25 minutes)Securing the HumanAvoiding the loss of $1.04M to scammers by securing the weakest link in your defenses... people.
9/6/2019 14:09:25Barcamp SaskatoonLightning Talk (~5 minutes)Lunch Hour Company PitchesAre 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 14:39:04Dale BirtchShort Presentation (~20-25 minutes)CI/CD with google cloudbuildCreating 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 9:52:17Teresa HumeShort Presentation (~20-25 minutes)Testing Like You Mean ItGoing 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 14:49:56Wendy SharpeShort 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 22:41:22Tushita PatelLightning 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 19:24:27Janelle BerscheidShort Presentation (~20-25 minutes)Spotting Data Science Hucksters: a guide for laypeopleData 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 19:25:13Janelle BerscheidLightning Talk (~5 minutes)Don't Be a Side-Project AssholeSide projects are great. Tech culture's attitude about them is not.
10/17/2019 10:16:15Arlin SchaffelRound Table Discussion / Fireside Chat (~20-40 minutes)Discussion: Git for StudentsI'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?
12/22/2019 12:50:02Ad2.7Lightning Talk (~5 minutes)Sharjah❤️
1/12/2020 4:52:48IrfanLong Presentation (~40-45 minutes)What i anawerNothing
3/23/2020 6:56:51Career Round Table Discussion / Fireside Chat (~20-40 minutes)Career Career
3/27/2021 5:38:39ZakullahRound Table Discussion / Fireside Chat (~20-40 minutes)MuzamilMunir
5/5/2021 8:50:03JoyceLong Presentation (~40-45 minutes)Queen MotherNon


Requested Talks

Your Name
What would you like to hear about?
7/3/2019 13:06:30Shane DoucetteTechnology and Cooking
7/3/2019 13:07:17Arlin SchaffelStartups 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 10:59:14Erik FrederiksenElasticsearch, what/when/why/how.
10/18/2019 22:57:53Paul JonesTest-Driven Development, how can people write better tests, faster, with less headaches.


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