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Saturday, April 16, 2022

PRESENTING SPONSOR

New York-based global hedge fund Schonfeld Strategic Advisors has announced that it will be the presenting sponsor of the 2022 edition of SoFlo DevCon.

Taking place at Nova Southeastern University in Davie on April 16th, this year marks the 17th annual edition of DevCon (formerly known as Code Camp). The event is part of the broader “South Florida Tech Month” in April which includes a host of innovation-focused conferences and events stretching from Miami to Palm Beach.

“We are very excited to be the presenting sponsor of SoFlo DevCon,” Schonfeld’s Chief Technology Officer, David Neigler, told South Florida Tech Hub.

Read the full article here.

WHAT TO EXPECT THIS YEAR

  • 🥯 BREAKFAST – provided for th0se who arrive for the 8:30 AM sessions

 

  • 👕 FREE TSHIRT & BAG – to the first 300 guests through the door

 

  • 🥪 LUNCH & KEYNOTE – lunch is provided for all attendees

 

  • 🎟️ RAFFLES – attendees present during closing remarks will be eligible

7:30 AM

Registration & Check-In

12:30 PM

Lunch & Keynote Presentation

5:30 PM

After Party Happy Hour

FAQ

What is SoFlo DevCon?

A software developer’s conference and a FREE one-day geek fest with speakers presenting on the most requested topics in development!

What makes it unique?

This is a conference put on by the community and for the community whwre you can hear from leaders, peers, and even give your own talk. It’s always free to attendees from South Florida!

How does it work?

Register for FREE. Show up at 8:00 AM. Get some breakfast. Choose the tracks and sessions you’d like to attend. Get lunch mid-day and listen to our keynote. Close out the day around 5:15 pm with raffles!

What do I need?

All you really need is yourself, but you can feel free to bring a laptop, headphones, and an open mind and eagerness to learn. Oh, and bring your resume if you are looking for an opportunity.

What’s provided?

Breakfast is provided to those early risers who get there by 8:30 am. Free tshirt and swag bag to the first 300 guests in attendance. Access to over 70 educational sessions. Lunch is provided mid-day with access to main keynote. Raffle tickets are drawn at the event of the day around 5:15 pm.

Do I have to be a developer?

Definitely not! We welcome designers, project managers, creatives, entrepreneurs, founders, and anyone connected to the tech and innovation community in South Florida.

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Professional Development

Eugenio Jaramillo

Top 5 Soft Skills to Boost Your Career

8:30 AM

Morgan Levy, Ph.D.

Burnout to Balance: Battling Burnout and Creating Sustainable Balance

9:45 AM

Alejandro Sanchez

Your First Coding Job To Your Dream Coding Job

11:00 AM

Patricia Ojeda

Patricia Ojeda

Learn To Build A Social Network That Supports Your Professional Endeavors

1:30 PM

Will Walker

Career Development in the Hybrid Business Environment

2:45 PM

Miriam Dorsett

Taking Control of Technology to Prioritize Your Mental Health

4:00 PM

Entrepreneurship

Erik Mintz

How Disruption Occurs in Emerging Product Categories

8:30 AM

Carrie Moore

The Art of Quick & Nimble

9:45 AM

Aaron Chavez

Practical Steps to Take Your Idea To A Revenue Generating Business

11:00 AM

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Jared Shapiro

Making Tech Sexy

1:30 PM

Sly Buford

Sly Buford

How to Grow, Scale and Exit Your Tech Company

2:45 PM

Chad Folkening

How To Actually Make Money on The Blockchain

4:00 PM

Artificial Intelligence

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8:30 AM

Nick Mohnacky

Augmented Intelligence, Co-creating with AI

9:45 AM

Saïda Florexil & Aakriti Gupta

wikiHow: Tech for Accessibility Edition

11:00 AM

Michel Laclé

Michel Lacle

Scaling an AI team on a Shoestring

1:30 PM

Barkha Herman

NextGen AI: Machine Teaching & Deep Reinforcement Learning

2:45 PM

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Trevor Drummond

That’s Bananas! AI Image Recognition for Everyone, End-to-End

4:00 PM

Machine Learning

Adelmo Orozco

Taking Machine Learning to its Practical Limits

8:30 AM

Edwin Hernandez

Machine Learning Techniques for Natural Language Processing

9:45 AM

William Hahn, Ph.D

Picture This: Machine Learning and Computer Vision

11:00 AM

Mark Moyou

Mark Moyou

Deploying ML Models on Open-source Inference Servers for GPUs & CPUs

1:30 PM

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2:45 PM

Tahl Milburn

Intro to Practical Vision, Language, and Other Machine Learning

4:00 PM

Blockchain

David Hartmann

Blockchain — Real Life Use Cases Beyond the Buzz

8:30 AM

Meggie Soliman

Blockchain: Innovation of the Future

9:45 AM

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Daniel Uribe

How #BioNFTs can help in Genome-Guided Clinical Trials

11:00 AM

Russell Fustino

Building Blockchain dApps using JavaScript

1:30 PM

Zach Weiner

I’m a Data Maxi and You Should Be Too

2:45 PM

Todd Albert

The State and Future of Web3

4:00 PM

Web3 & The Metaverse

Panel Discussion | NFT Art – More Than a Meme

Panelists: Raysa Suarez, Brandon Ginsberg, Elizabeth Irizarry

8:30 AM

Rob Petrosino

MetaVerse | What Foundation Should You Be Building?

9:45 AM

Damian Montero

Web3 & NFT: Code a Real Crypto Login

11:00 AM

Ariana Pareja

How To Find a Job In The Metaverse

1:30 PM

Panel Discussion | What are DOAs?

Panelists: Jorge Cortes, Mike Maniscalco, Laura Cole, Monica Rajas

2:45 PM

Drs Sara and Avi Rushinek

Show & Tell: 360° AI Remote Assisted Reality Tech in The Metaverse

4:00 PM

Leadership (by SIM South Florida)

Vyom Upadhya

Tech is easy. People, not so much: Managing Stakeholders as a Leader

8:30 AM

Greg-Taffet

Greg Taffet

Manager’s POV: Web3, Metaverse, Blockchain, NFTS, and Related Technologies

9:45 AM

Marilyn Rousseau

Marilyn Rousseau

Top 5 Steps: Techie to Tech Leader

11:00 AM

Barkha Herman

Ally to All: Creating Inclusive & Diverse Workplaces in an Increasingly Divided World

1:30 PM

Alex Funkhouser

For Love or Money, your Technology Career

2:45 PM

Elizabeth Decker

Build a Great Relationship with your Manager

4:00 PM

Design/UI/UX

Daniel Vaughn

A Programming Language for UI Designers

8:30 AM

Ally Campbell

The Importance of User Testing

9:45 AM

Catalina Arango

Human-Centered Design Thinking for AI

11:00 AM

Elizabeth Decker

Overview of Power Automate and Power Apps: Microsoft’s Low-code Automation Solution

1:30 PM

Emily Cleary

Hack Days: How to Run a UX Ideation Workshop

2:45 PM

Chris Johnston

Product Design In An Agile Environment

4:00 PM

DevOps & Microservices

Pierre Donyegro

Intro to GitHub

8:30 AM

Push Pradhan

Deliver Software Sooner: Lessons From DevOps In The Real World

9:45 AM

Mitchell Ashley

Level Up With These 5 DevOps and Cloud Technologies

11:00 AM

James Riley

How Containerizing Dev Environments Improves Onboarding, Productivity, and Security

1:30 PM

Cecil Phillip

Building Your Payment Flows with Stripe

2:45 PM

Surya Challa

Surya Challa

Why Event Driven Microservices : “Scaling 10x” in 3 Pictures

4:00 PM

Talent

Michael Corbit

Soft Skills and Interview Preparedness

8:30 AM

Roberta Barbosa

Roberta Barbosa

Reinventing Yourself After a Tech Career Crisis

9:45 AM

Willy Orozco

Willy Orozco

Make a Positive Impact Without Quitting Your Day Job

11:00 AM

Jessica Cavallaro & Roslyn Jackson

Disruptors In Education: How Agile Can Transform Education To Prepare Students For The Future

1:30 PM

CeCe Espuet

 Benefits of Overcoming Imposter Syndrome

2:45 PM

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Diversity In Tech

4:00 PM

Raspberry Pi & Quantum Computing

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8:30 AM

Misha Klopukh

ML on the Edge: Turning Your RPi Into an AI in Under 45 Minutes

9:45 AM

Tahl Milburn

Getting To Know Raspberry Pi with Cool Hardware Extension (HATS) and Python

11:00 AM

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1:30 PM

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Ken Crawford

Bake a Raspberry Application Cluster Pi (Yum)

2:45 PM

Dwight Goins

7 Things To Know About Quantum Computing

4:00 PM

Project Management & Agile

Kim Scribner & Prateek Singh

A Hot Cup of Agile Lean Coffee

8:30 AM

Cristina Escalante

Proposing, Negotiating and Communicating Contracts in an Agile Environment

9:45 AM

Erik Lindgren

Why Go Agile?

11:00 AM

Fred Obiero

Selecting the Appropriate PM Tools & Techniques

1:30 PM

Wes Dumey

The Role of a Traveling Consultant (Excelling in the Gig Economy)

2:45 PM

Lisa Pratt-Sanchez

The Agile Way – Where less delivers more value

4:00 PM

Investment

Ron Tarro

Hacking Your Investor Pitch

8:30 AM

Ken Hall

An Investor’s View: Product Led Growth 2.0

9:45 AM

Ariana Pareja

Bootstrapping vs Fundraising

11:00 AM

PANEL DISCUSSION | Why is Fractional RealEstate Investing the Future?

Panelists: Julio Caceres, Cedric Teboul, Margarita Franco, Mike Owen

1:30 PM

PANEL DISCUSSION: The Future of Technology in Finance

Rusty Conover, Drashti Trivedi, Wesley Maness (Schonfeld)

2:45 PM

Maggie Vo

Maggie Vo

How to Get Venture Capital to Invest In You

4:00 PM

QA/Testing

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8:30 AM

Camilo Payan

The Fault In Our Code: Debugging Methods For Every Stage

9:45 AM

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11:00 AM

Jeyanthi Rajaselvarasu

Mobile App Design and Testing

1:30 PM

Rick Martinez

Using Test-Driven Design to Build Better Interfaces & Structure for Software

2:45 PM

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Kevin Boles

SQL Server Unit Testing

4:00 PM

SaaS & IoT

Gio Punzo

The Future of Streaming is Interactivity

8:30 AM

Jeyanthi Rajaselvarasu

SAAS Application Design Insight

9:45 AM

Cecilia Brusatori

Cecilia Brusatori

Data Analysis using Power BI and Excel on Microsoft Analytics Platform

11:00 AM

Dwight Goins

Azure Development with IoT

1:30 PM

Herman Remy

Herman Remy

A Look Into The Future of VR Software & Hardware

2:45 PM

Kelvin Llaverias

Using SaaS, Cloud & IoT to Bring Sugar To Your Table

4:00 PM

Mobile & Web Development

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Mitchell Kelman

Our Mobile World

8:30 AM

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Trestian Stewart

Building Modern Web Apps Using Angular

9:45 AM

Robert Hellestrae

Create iOS, Android apps with .Net, C# and Xamarin

11:00 AM

David Silverlight

Introduction to .Net Maui for the Xamarin.Forms Developer

1:30 PM

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David Crook

Intro to Production Python Coding

2:45 AM

Jonathan Sanchez

Code & Build It Once for Any Device with React Native

4:00 PM

Cloud

David Cobb

Learn Azure With PowerShell

8:30 AM

Ricardo de Andrade

Ricardo de Andrade

Using Google CloudRun to Easily Deploy & Scale Apps

9:45 AM

Jared Rhodes

Home Lab – Private Cloud on a budget

11:00 AM

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Kevin Boles

Migrating SQL Server Applications to the Cloud

1:30 PM

Patrick Hannah

Serverless Without Code

2:45 PM

Hector García

Azure Functions for Enterprise Applications & Heavy Duty Tasks

4:00 PM

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