Speaker Access: ETE 2020

Giving Your Talk

24 Hours Before
You’ll receive an email from phillyete@chariotsolutions.com, providing you with a link to join your talk on the day of the event. This link is unique – please hang onto it.

Note: Disregard the email from your moderator’s Zoom account.

1 Hour Before
In case you missed your access link in the above email, you’ll receive another email 60 minutes before your talk begins.

30 Minutes Before
You’ll get a phone call on your provided cell # from Tracey Welson-Rossman or myself – we’ll be checking in to make sure you’re prepared, to see if you need anything from us, to make sure you can access your room. Final checks!

15 Minutes Before
Go ahead and click your access link in the email you received. You’ll be placed in a waiting room, where you’ll wait for your moderator to join you. Now is a good time to get yourself set up in terms of audio, microphone, etc.

Time of Talk
Your moderator will begin broadcasting at this point. They will introduce themselves, say a few housekeeping words. Then, they will introduce you with a brief intro. After this, they will turn the screen over to you. Showtime!

After Talk
Your moderator will handle Q&A for you, if you so choose to do Q&A. At the end of the hour, the moderator will stop the questions, thank the audience, and end your Zoom session.

Seeing Other Talks

If you want to see other talks, please register at phillyete.com using the FREE discount code ‘jawn2020’. Once you’re in, you can use the Zoom links below at the time each talk begins!

April 14, 2020

8:45 – 9:45
Room A – Keynote: How Robotics, Augmented & Virtual Reality Will Make Us Human Again
by Nancy Coblenz, OG Rebel & CEO, Rebel Role Model

10:00 – 11:00
Room A – The Evolution of Object-Oriented Programming
by James Ward, Developer Advocate, Google Cloud Platform & Josh Suereth, Staff Software Engineer, Google

Room B – Latency SLOs Done Right
by Theo Schlossnagle, Founder & CTO, Circonus

Room C – Measuring success: Making sure your product organizations ship valuable code
by Julia Kastner, VP of Product, Neuroflow

11:15 – 12:15
Room A – Investigation and Creation of Software
by Jessica Kerr, Development Consultant and Speaker at JessiTRON

Room B – SwiftUI and Combine Changes Everything
by Daniel Steinberg, Author & Trainer

Room C – Accounts as a Service: Why we have 50+ AWS accounts, and why you should too
by Keith Gregory, AWS Practice Lead, Chariot Solutions

1:30 – 2:30
Room A – Deno: Experiments with JavaScript and TypeScript
by Kevin Qian, Core Team Member, Deno

Room B – Serverless, schmerverless… Why should I care?
by Ken Rimple, Director of Training & Mentoring, Chariot Solutions

Room C – Open Standards and Open Software for Geospatial Imagery
by Matthew Hanson, Senior Software Engineer, Element 84, Inc.

2:45 – 3:45
Room A – What is Site Reliability Engineering (SRE)?
by Jamie Allen, Senior Director, Delivery Management, EPAM Systems

Room B – Design for Cognitive Bias: Using Mental Shortcuts for Good Instead of Evil
by David Dylan Thomas, Content Strategy Advocate, Think Company

Room C – Looking over the edge: Bridging the gaps between geospatial data, cloud computing, and local disaster response organizations
by Dan Pilone, CEO & CTO, Element 84, Inc.

4:00 – 5:00
Room A – The Next Paradigm Shift in Programming
by Richard Feldman, Author, Elm in Action

Room B – Coroutine + Flow = MVI
by Etienne Caron, Developer, Shopify

Room C – Software security: Can it keep up with the current speed of development?
by Evan Oslick, Software Security Architect, Vertex, Inc.

Schedule: April 15th, 2020

8:45 – 9:45
Room A – Keynote: Humanizing Technology: What Accessible Design Offers Us
by Adina Halter, Senior Principal Engineering Architect for Accessibility, Comcast

10:00 – 11:00
Room A – Understanding Parkinson’s Disease Through Data Science
by Chris Baglieri, Senior Vice President of Engineering, Blackfynn

Room B – Bring IoT & AI together
by Neel Mitra, Specialist Solutions Architect on IoT for the Americas, Amazon Web Services

Room C – Rapid Prototyping and Remote Collaboration: Enterprise Architecture for Fully Distributed Teams
by Sara Kimmich, Data Scientist, ATA, LLC.

11:15 – 12:15
Room A – Choosing Your Giants: Principles for Navigating the Landscape of Emerging Technology
by Artem Chistyakov, Lead Engineer, Betterment

Room B – DesignOps: Integrating Product Design into your SDLC
by Josh Smith, Director of UI/UX, Vertex, Inc.

Room C – Open Source Bayesian Inference In Python With PyMC3
by Austin Rochford, Chief Data Scientist, Kibo Commerce

1:30 – 2:30
Room A – Less, but better, serverless with OpenJS Architect
by Brian LeRoux, Cofounder & CTO, Begin

Room B – Advanced Text Layout
by Rob Napier, iOS Developer

Room C – Designing Workhorse Tools
by Steve Boak, VP of Product Design, Datadog

2:45 – 3:45
Room A – Typesafe Design Systems
by Drew DeCarme and Matt Gilbride, Consultants, Chariot Solutions

Room B – Times When GraphQL Really Shines
by Mike Wenger, VP of Patient Engagement, TrialScope

Room C – All Kinds of Free
by Martin Snyder, VP of Engineering, Pinnacle 21

4:00 – 5:00
Room A – The Next Five Years in Databases
by Jonathan Ellis, Co-Founder and CTO, DataStax

Room B – Powering Smart Homes at Scale: Developing a Highly Responsive, Secure IoT Cloud
by Christopher Oster, Chief Software Systems Architect, Lutron


We’ve done our best to emulate the setup of the live conference (separate rooms for talks, a place for hallway chatter, a front desk) and we encourage you to join us there on April 14th and 15th.

ETE 2020 Channel URL: https://join.slack.com/t/phillyete2020/shared_invite/zt-d5t6gv13-uilySbNrKA8xAz30dyguQQ

We ask that you do not share this link publicly — we’re doing our best to keep it between paying attendees and speakers only.

Here’s a rundown of the main channels:

  • #speakers: This is a private channel for speakers only. Here you can talk with other speakers and our organizers, get priority tech support, or anything else you need. We’ll add you to this group the day before the event, so we recommend logging into Slack before then!
  • #room-a, #room-b, #room-c: If you refer to the schedule, each talk is assigned a ‘room’, similar to the live version of the conference. All Q&A, discussion, linking, and applause will take place in these rooms.
  • #support: our support channel for attendees. You are free to request tech support here as well, and will receive priority as a speaker.


You can use the hashtag #PhillyETEOnline during the event on Twitter. Also – take a picture before your talk and use that hashtag, or just send it to us! This will be for a video we’re putting together about the process of moving ETE online.

Again, you can reach us before and during the event by the #speaker Slack channel, or by cell (below).

Tracey Welson-Rossman (twr@chariotsolutions.com, 609-519-0901)
Becca Refford (brefford@chariotsolutions.com, 484-886-8436)