Tackling Intractable Problems: Design Thinking Deep in our Technology

We rely on systems to accomplish our work. These systems grow organically as we define new jobs to be done and new processes to support our work. Each new job and new process makes sense… until the…

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Building your Brand by Creating your Signature Talk

Over the last three years, Innovation Women founder Bobbie Carlton has been a regular speaker at the Women in Tech Summit events. Her "No Excuses: How to Get Yourself on Stage" presentation has been…

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The Remote Teams Toolkit: Tips on Leading from Afar

As of 2019, the number of companies with remote workforce is getting bigger — 66% of companies allow remote work and 16% are fully remote. In our digital world, managing a distributed and remote…

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The Lego Way To Transform Your Business

Understanding your company's capabilities is one of the first steps in being able to begin the digital transformation your company is likely embarking upon (or thinking about if they haven't yet…

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Basics of Setting up a Drupal Website

Drupal is becoming a content management system of choice for governments, academia, membership associations, and non-profit organizations because of its security, stability, and ease of integrating…

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Confluence 101

This workshop is a high-level 101 course and will cover the basic things you need to know to use Confluence and then will put these lessons to action. This includes basics of the tool, how to use and…

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Pocket AI and IoT: Turn Your Phone Into a Smart Fitness Tracker

Want to learn more about trends like AI, IoT and wearable tech? In this workshop, we engage beginner and intermediate participants interested in getting started with sensors, data acquisition, sensor…

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Empathy for the User: Why Research Matters

Making sure you know there is a market for your product or service is important, but what comes after you launch? You need deeper insights into how real people are actually using your products – what…

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Empathy is a Technical Skill

Empathy is a technical skill. Don’t worry. You read that correctly. While empathy is often cited as a critical “soft skill,” it doesn’t stop there. Empathy is also an incredibly technical topic that…

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Secrets of Being a Great Software Engineer

Who is your "hero" engineer? What is it they do that makes them so great? Do you want to up your game so you can be someone else's hero? Or maybe you just want to work smarter and not harder? Join me…

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Human + Machine: Product Management in the AI world

Integrating the Human Mind and Machine and AI to drive and unlock better product management and development. 

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Conquering Continuous Integration & Deployment

Continuous Integration is becoming an important part of the development process. However, to some, the how and why are still a bit fuzzy. This session talks about the natural progression of a…

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Match-making Passengers and Vehicles in Ride-Sharing

We will give an overview of the components of ride-sharing software systems, and dive into how match-making is performed for passengers and vehicles. We will also identify different metrics to…

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Building Organization and Culture for Developer Innovation

This talk will cover -Challenges with keeping big tech systems running while also wanting to be disruptive. -How an innovation lab can be built amidst this to get the best of both worlds -Share the…

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Effective Feedback: Simple Techniques That Have A Big Impact

Giving and receiving feedback is hard. We avoid it because we do not want to confront our peers or team members and make workplace interactions awkward. It does not have to be this way. Attendees…

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Peaks or Valleys? The power of Scaling Agility in the alphabet soup of Government agencies

Do you feel like Agile Scaling has become a goal rather than the means to an end for your organization? To determine where you stand on the Scaling spectrum, ask yourself a few soul-searching…

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To Pair or Not to Pair

Pair programming is the most controversial element of Extreme programming in terms of team productivity. Indeed’s Challenge Market Initiatives team started full pair rotation from February 2019, and…

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Improve User Experiences with Bots

In this Salesforce hands-on bots workshop, we will lead you down a path to faster, smarter customer engagement. You’ll explore the intelligent customer service technology behind Einstein Bots that…

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