Event Details: 2019

Culture has been talked about quite a bit, especially within the DevOps space. People are always talking about building a great culture, fostering a great culture. But ultimately what does that mean? We view culture as a organizational trait, but culture exists at multiple levels within an organization. What makes a culture great? How do you build a culture? How do you identify a bad versus a good culture? In this talk we'll dive into the specific components of a culture and how it operates within different levels of the organization. We'll come up with specific steps that you can take to foster that culture in your teams and in your organization. Hiring for fit is an important aspect of maintaining a company culture. Ensuring that your interview process takes this into account, while not limiting the types of personalities that your company brings on is also key!




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Event Details: 2018

Software is intellectual property. In this presentation, Daliah Saper will cover: - Key provisions in a software licensing agreement - The different protections afforded by trademark and copyright law - Open source licensing benefits and pitfalls - Issues related to outsourcing to 1099 contractors About the Presenter Daliah Saper has handled many high profile cases (including one she argued before the Illinois Supreme Court) and is regularly interviewed on national tv, radio, and in several print publications including Fox News, CNBC, ABC News, and The New York Times. She has served as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Illinois College of Law teaching an Internet Law course and for the past 4 years, Loyola University Chicago School of Law teaching an Entertainment law course. As a litigator she handles cases involving trademark and copyright infringement, trade secret misappropriation, online defamation, and commercial disputes. As a transactional lawyer she helps clients choose the right business entity, drafts bylaws and operating agreements, negotiates contracts and software licenses, and provides comprehensive trademark and copyright counseling.




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Event Details: 2017

If I ask you, "How are you?", is your default answer, "I'm so busy!"? Why do we measure our worth by how much we are doing, rather than by the value of what we do?  Are we busy doing the truly important things that will bring lasting happiness? What does this have to do with a code camp? Join Jes as she shares with you how she, too, was too busy for too long, but is learning how to do less, more productive, and have bigger impact.




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Event Details: 2016

Many of us feel nervous or fearful about raising our voices or speaking our opinions out loud - whether at a conference, a business meeting, or even at a party surrounded by friends. We hesitate to join a populated lunch table, a lively conversation after a great session, or just be ourselves lest we be “found out” as someone who really doesn’t belong there or deserve to be there. If you’re wondering what Imposter Syndrome is, or how you would even know if it affects you, think about the following questions: • Do you feel like no matter how much you practice a new framework or language that you’ll just never be good enough to show off your skills? • Do you panic at the idea of asking a question when you don’t understand a new concept because everyone will think you have no idea what you’re doing? • Does the idea of sharing your experiences at a conference make you anxious, maybe even nauseated? • Are you constantly comparing yourselves to peers, friends, or event Twitter followers and feeling that you never stack up? If you answered yes to any (or maybe all) of these questions, you might be experiencing Imposter Syndrome. You may even recognize some of these behaviors in coworkers, friends, or the person sitting next to you. A surprising number of people feel the effects of Imposter Syndrome on a daily basis, and conferences can be an especially stressful trigger for them. Many of us are missing out on some great conversations and opportunities to learn some amazing things because of people’s fear of failure, but we can help! I’ll share some opportunities for us, as a community, to be awesome to one another, and not just at this conference - but it’s a great start.




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