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Nashville 2017

The Venue

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The Iron Yard Nashville

613 Ewing Ave. Nashville Nashville, TN 37203

Nashville is a classic Southern city with a rich heritage in music. As robust as the city’s past is, entrepreneurs and tech companies are working to help build the future and make one of Tennessee’s largest cities one of Southeast’s best places to grow a software company. We're working directly with Launch Tennessee to bring tech education to the already-robust ecosystem they've built for startups.

Nashville Highlights

Nashville has been known as a music town for as long as we can remember. Underneath the slide guitar and cowboy boots, though, is an up-and-coming tech scene that rivals those in cities twice the size. From startups to big healthcare, we're training the talent who will put music city on the map for more than just the CMAs.

Workshops

UX: Continuous Discovery: Balancing “Agile”

The conversation around software development has historically been framed around the software developer’s workflow. As result, most of the product development methodologies that companies typically use work great for developers. However, these methods aren’t ideal for for user experience professionals or designers. Trying to break down the design process into a series of sprints is […]

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Schedule

October 25

Workshop

UX: Continuous Discovery: Balancing "Agile"

October 26

To Be Determined

This talk and speaker's info is coming very soon.
dan-denney

You're gonna love HTML Emails

Dan Denney

Explore the nuances of email clients and how to build designs for them with inline styles, tables for layout, and conditional comments.
bermon-painter

CSS: Preprocessing, Postprocessing, and Transpiling

Bermon Painter

Our industry moves quickly and how we do things never remains constant. It’s important for things always to progress and improve and CSS is no exception. CSS introduced the level 1 spec in 1996, the level 2 spec in 1998, the level 2.1 spec in 2011, and the level 3 spec in 2011. Since then the W3C has taken a more modular approach in releasing new features under the CSS3 spec with level 4 modules. CSS has been and remains to be relatively straightforward, but as the work that we do becomes more complicated, we need more robust features. Preprocessors like Sass, Less, and Stylus were introduced to give us more control and approach how we write CSS with a more modular approach. Their success has profoundly influenced the direction of CSS, and new modules are being introduced and adopted by browsers. Unfortunately, we can’t use some of these features without a little bit of help. That’s just what we’ll discuss in this session. Objective:vGive you a good overview of the state of the future of CSS, how things work, what tools can help us use newer CSS modules, and how to tackle typical modern interface implementation. Five Things Audience Members Will Learn:
  • New CSS Level 4 Modules
  • Using Sass
  • Using PostCSS
  • Mixing Sass with PostCSS
  • Mixing PostCSS with CSSNext

LUNCH

A catered lunch will be provided so you don't have to venture far from the networking and can hang with the speakers.
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Let's Learn CSS Grid

Tim Smith

CSS Grid Layout is gaining more browser support everyday! But what is it? How does it work? Why should you use it? And what are some practical ways you can incorporate it into your project? I'll show you how CSS Grid solves layout problems we've had for years, and how it's a great compliment to the other layout tools we have.
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The Power of Personas

Ramya Mahalingam

Personas are used across a wide variety of design specialties, from UX to Information Design to Industrial Design. They’re often a key deliverable of the discovery phase of most projects, and are used to inspire empathy in the minds of the people who will be designing for them. But after the discovery phase, the personas often die. And they die without ceremony. No tears are shed, there’s no funeral; it’s rare that there's even an acknowledgement of their passing. For a tool that’s meant to create empathy, does this seem particularly non-empathic? This talk will explore the shortcomings of personas as they are currently used and leave you with a framework to rebuild your personas to better serve their purpose. Ramya promises that this description is as morbid as it will get.

To Be Determined

This talk and speaker's info is coming very soon.

Speaker Wrap-up Panel

The day's speakers will assemble for a wrap-up session where you can ask questions and they discuss various topics.

October 27

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ROI of UX and Design

Jared Ponchot

Details of talk coming soon...
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Progressive Web Apps

Aaron Gustafson

What is a Progressive Web App? Full details of the talk coming soon. But here is a similar talk Aaron gave recently at the Build conference.

To Be Determined

This talk and speaker's info is coming very soon.

LUNCH

A catered lunch will be provided so you don't have to venture far from the networking and can hang with the speakers.

To Be Determined

This talk and speaker's info is coming very soon.

To Be Determined

This talk and speaker's info is coming very soon.

To Be Determined

This talk and speaker's info is coming very soon.

Speaker Wrap-up Panel

The day's speakers will assemble for a wrap-up session where you can ask questions and they discuss various topics.