Papers & Presentations

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Papers and Presentations

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Retired Projects

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Marketing's Marketing Problem

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July 2022
July 2022

Generous Acts of Attention

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Small Giants Summit
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May 2022
May 2022

OO Testing: From Academia to the Real World

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Uppsala University
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April 2022
April 2022

Routines and Flourishing at Work

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University of Michigan, Ross School of Business
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February 2022
February 2022

Tech Talk for Women in Computing

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Michigan State University
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November 2021
November 2021

Job Crafting as an End to the Endless Work-from-Home Debate

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A2 Tech Talk, SPARK's A2 Tech 360
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October 2021
October 2021

Culture of Learning

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Small Giants Leadership Academy
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March 2021
March 2021

The Challenge of Ethical Design

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The Challenge of Ethical Design
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UXOK
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February 2021
February 2021

The Atomic Accelerator: Staffing a 100-Year Company

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GLSEC@home
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November 2020
November 2020

How to Render Twenty Thousand Rows without Crashing Chrome

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Code PaLOUsa
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August 2020
August 2020

Defining Your Culture

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Atomic Object — Ann Arbor
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January 2020
January 2020

Tidying Up Design

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Tidying Up Design
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MWUX 2019
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October 2019
October 2019

Scaling Your Impact with Shared Ownership

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Good for Michigan
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July 2019
July 2019

Thinking in SQL: Going beyond “find record 5”

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Kansas City Developer's Conference
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July 2019
July 2019

AIGA Case Studies

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AIGA Case Studies
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AIGA Detroit
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May 2019
May 2019

Amplify Your Culture of Ownership Through Employee Ownership

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Small Giants Summit 2019
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May 2019
May 2019

Think Long Term

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Positive Business Conference 2019
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May 2019
May 2019

How to Grow as a Leader

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Michigan Celebration of Women in Computing
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March 2019
March 2019

Michigan Celebration of Women in Computing: Panel Discussion

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Michigan Celebration of Women in Computing: Panel Discussion
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Grand Valley State University, Eberhard Center
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March 2019
March 2019

"Tidying Up" Information Architecture

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"Tidying Up" Information Architecture
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2019 World IA Day Ann Arbor
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February 2019
February 2019

Seeking System Zen with Universal TypeScript

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Full Stack Toronto
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November 2018
November 2018

Making Work Matter

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REBar GR
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September 2018
September 2018

Understanding TypeScript's Structural Type System

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Strange Loop
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September 2018
September 2018

Electron in the Real World

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Beer City Code
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June 2018
June 2018

Buckets of Testing – working in a multi-project environment

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Kitchener Waterloo Software Quality Assn
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March 2018
March 2018

Introduction to Test-Driven Development

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Introduction to Test-Driven Development
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Grand Valley CIS Computing Club
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October 2017
October 2017

Compassion

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Creative Mornings Grand Rapids
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September 2017
September 2017

Intro to GraphQL

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BarCamp Grand Rapids
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August 2017
August 2017

Using Higher Order Functions to Build SQL

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BarCamp Grand Rapids
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August 2017
August 2017

"Ladies First" Women in Tech Conference

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, Nora Bouchard; Meredith Bronk, Kristian Grant, Brianna Marshall, Andrea Wallace
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June 2017
June 2017

How to Make Data Make Sense: Choosing the Right Visualization

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Great Lakes Software Excellence Conference
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May 2017
May 2017

Design for the Design Illiterate

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MHacks 9
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March 2017
March 2017

Why Developers Should Care About Design

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MHacks 9
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March 2017
March 2017

The Importance of Diversity in the Technology Industry

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Midwest Tech Project's G Code Gala
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February 2017
February 2017

Testing your Swift Code

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Testing your Swift Code
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CodeMash
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January 2017
January 2017

Using iBeacons in iOS with Swift

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Using iBeacons in iOS with Swift
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CodeMash
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January 2017
January 2017

When Things Go Wrong: A Toolkit for Handling Harassment

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Michigan Celebration of Women in Computing
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January 2017
January 2017

IoT Made Easy with Particle

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Embedded GR Meetup
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September 2016
September 2016

SLICING UP FUN - Testing Out Your Mobile Apps

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Targeting Quality 2016
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September 2016
September 2016

A Tool for Reigning in Self-Doubt

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A Tool for Reigning in Self-Doubt
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AndConf 2016
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August 2016
August 2016

Panelist, PowerUp Tech Fair

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Power Up Technology Fair
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August 2016
August 2016

Episode 37: Hybrid Xamarin Apps

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Gone Mobile Podcast
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July 2016
July 2016

Bringing Functional Concepts to OO Languages

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Bringing Functional Concepts to OO Languages
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Grand Rapids Functional Programming Meetup
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June 2016
June 2016

Diversity Is In Our DNA

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West Michigan Design Week
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April 2016
April 2016

Welcome to the Dark Side: Anticipating Threats with Dark Personas

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Great Lakes Software Excellence Conference
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April 2016
April 2016

Atomic's Process and 5 Design Techniques You Can Try Without "Design" Experience

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Atomic's Process and 5 Design Techniques You Can Try Without "Design" Experience
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Grand Rapids Area Professionals for Excellence
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November 2015
November 2015

Careers in Software Development

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Hudsonville High School Java Class
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November 2015
November 2015

Implementing the Elm Architecture in ClojureScript

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Implementing the Elm Architecture in ClojureScript
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Clojure/conj
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November 2015
November 2015

Monads for Real People

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Monads for Real People
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GR Functional Programming Meetup
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November 2015
November 2015

Startup Grind Interview with Carl Erickson

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Startup Grind Lansing
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October 2015
October 2015

The Craftsperson's Toolbelt

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GVSU Computing Club
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October 2015
October 2015

Understanding DevOps

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Understanding DevOps
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GVSU Computing Club
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October 2015
October 2015

Communicating Sequential Processes

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Communicating Sequential Processes
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SoftwareGR
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September 2015
September 2015

Configuring Laptops with Ansible

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Configuring Laptops with Ansible
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DevOps West Michigan
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September 2015
September 2015

Drawing the Performance of your Web App

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Drawing the Performance of your Web App
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SE Michigan JavaScript
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September 2015
September 2015

From Code to Production

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GRWebDev
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September 2015
September 2015

Ember Data Roller Coaster

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Ember Data Roller Coaster
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SE Michigan JavaScript
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June 2015
June 2015

Team Health Checks

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Agile Leadership Network West Michigan
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June 2015
June 2015

Intro To Python

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Intro To Python
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Girl Develop It Ann Arbor
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May 2015
May 2015

The Burrows-Wheeler Transform: Better Compression with a Reversible Sort

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The Burrows-Wheeler Transform: Better Compression with a Reversible Sort
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!!Con
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May 2015
May 2015

Craftsmanship as Competitive Advantage

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HighEdWeb Michigan
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April 2015
April 2015

Meet Atomic Object

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Western Michigan University
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April 2015
April 2015

The Right Kind of Startups

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Techweek Detroit
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April 2015
April 2015

5 Lessons from My First 5 Years in the Industry

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5 Lessons from My First 5 Years in the Industry
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Kendall College of Art & Design IxDA Student Chapter
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March 2015
March 2015

"What Is Good Design" A Research-Driven Investigation

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Speaking of Design Meetup
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February 2015
February 2015

Deconstructing Single Page Applications

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Deconstructing Single Page Applications
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CodeMash
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January 2015
January 2015

Companies for Craftspeople

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1DEVDAY Detroi
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November 2014
November 2014

Lean IT – Software Development & Deployment (Panel Discussion)

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Information Technology Management Association
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November 2014
November 2014

Sketchnotes: Harnessing the Messy Mind

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Sketchnotes: Harnessing the Messy Mind
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AtomicCon
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November 2014
November 2014

The Intersection of Clients and Design

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WordCamp Grand Rapids 2014
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October 2014
October 2014

make and redo for Building and Automation

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make and redo for Building and Automation
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DevOps West Michigan
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October 2014
October 2014

Configuration Management Testing with Chef

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Configuration Management Testing with Chef
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DevOps West Michigan
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September 2014
September 2014

Stage Fright: Don't Be Phased By Compilers

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Stage Fright: Don't Be Phased By Compilers
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Detroit Lambda Lounge
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September 2014
September 2014

Content Marketing at Atomic Object

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Ann Arbor SPARK - Michigan Marketing Minds
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August 2014
August 2014

Talent in the Tech Industry

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The Right Place Investor’s Breakfast
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June 2014
June 2014

The Path to "Software Developer"

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The Path to "Software Developer"
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Samsung Mobile App Academy
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June 2014
June 2014

Extinguishing the Flame War on Quality and Automated Testing

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Extinguishing the Flame War on Quality and Automated Testing
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Google IO Extended Grand Rapids
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May 2014
May 2014

Introduction to Emmet (Lightning Talk)

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Introduction to Emmet (Lightning Talk)
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South East Michigan Javascript Users
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April 2014
April 2014

Introduction to Machine Learning

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Introduction to Machine Learning
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Ann Arbor Craftsman Guild
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April 2014
April 2014

Why execution matters for innovation – Integrating software development and Human-Centered Design

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, John Wettersten (IDEO)
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Great Lakes Software Excellence Conference
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April 2014
April 2014

Going Mobile: From Idea, to Development, to Final Outcome

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, Mark Van Holstyn, Josh Hulst
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Mobile Technology Assn. of Michigan
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March 2014
March 2014

Hey, Girl. You know you want to be a software developer.

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Hey, Girl. You know you want to be a software developer.
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Oakland University Women in Computing Lecture Series
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March 2014
March 2014

Practical Abstraction

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Detroit Lambda Lounge
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March 2014
March 2014

14 Years of TDD: What We’ve Learned at Atomic Object

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Agile Groupies
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January 2014
January 2014

Whirlwind Tour of Writing Games in Ruby

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Whirlwind Tour of Writing Games in Ruby
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Scale 12x
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January 2014
January 2014

Communicating with a Fist Full of Wires

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Communicating with a Fist Full of Wires
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CodeMash
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December 2013
December 2013

Cocoa Auto Layout – Part Deux

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Cocoa Auto Layout – Part Deux
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Ann Arbor CocoaHeads
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November 2013
November 2013

The Role of UX and Usability Testing at Atomic Object

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Grand Valley State University, CIS 368
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October 2013
October 2013

Kicking and Screaming: Bringing Agile Practices to the Reluctant

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Kicking and Screaming: Bringing Agile Practices to the Reluctant
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Agile Groupies
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September 2013
September 2013