LexTalk - Tech

May 18th 2023
The Cornerstone
Lexington KY


LexTalk Tech is a quarterly conference in Lexington KY.

Get ready for a tech-tastic good time at our quarterly conference!

We've packed the agenda with a mix of lightning-fast 15-minute talks and in-depth 30-minute sessions that will leave you feeling like a tech pro. But don't worry, we're all about keeping it casual and fun. Expect a lively atmosphere, lots of laughs, and plenty of opportunities to connect with fellow tech enthusiasts. Whether you're a tech novice or a seasoned pro, you'll find something to love at our conference. Don't miss out on this wild ride of technology and good vibes!

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The schedule is a work in progress.

Time Slot Description
5:15pm Check-in -
5:30pm Joe Kratzat What is LexTalk.Tech This will be a welcome and introduction to what LexTalk Tech is and what we hope to bring to the community.
5:45pm Ember Borja Accessibility on the Web The web is for everyone. That means we must accommodate all forms of human interaction on the web. We will talk about physical and mental disabilities, adaptive technologies, and cultural differences that affect how we design and test our applications.
6:00pm Justin Hall How to freelance as a Developer Self-employed and not necessarily committed to a particular employer long-term. Freelance workers are sometimes represented by a company or a temporary agency that resells freelance labor to clients; others work independently or use professional associations or websites to get work.
6:15pm John Flynn The Power of Being Social: Building Your Network for Success We are going explore the importance of being social and building your network in today's world. We discuss the numerous benefits of socializing, including increased confidence, expanded skills, and new opportunities. We also provide practical tips and strategies for building and maintaining a strong network. Join us as we explore the power of being social and how it can lead to success in both personal and professional aspects of life. We will look at some of the opportunities locally with Google Developer Group and Grow with Google, regionally with Code Kentucky, and nationally with Toastmaster and others to expand your network and grow your career.
6:30pm Ron Northrip Mastering Git Merges Git makes teams mighty! And as long as you're not working on the same parts of the repo at the same time then merging your code together is clean and simple. But then one day you're both working on the same bits and your git merge barfs and you're stuck in limbo! WHAT NOW?!?! You’ve got to master your merges. We’ll talk about different approaches to your workflows, including cli commands and gui tools, to help you make magical merges!
7:00pm Joe Blankenship Lessons Learned in Knowledge Engineering Have you ever been so disappointed with data systems and knowledge practices that you started a company with co-conspirators to build a knowledge-based system? Join me in an examination of lessons learned from addressing data and knowledge challenges as a data scientist to building a knowledge-based system as a data engineer and CDO.
7:30pm Wrap up -
7:30pm - 10pm Pizza and beer afterward Within Cornerstone there is Ethereal brewing and Rolling oven Pizza.