Brian McKeiver to Speak Twice at Code Palousa 2021

By Michelle Lentz On August 18, 2021

Brian McKeiver to Speak Twice at Code Palousa 2021

BizStream's Co-Owner and Solution Architect, Brian McKeiver, will be giving two talks at Code PaLOUsa 2021! The conference will be held virtually on August 18th - 20th.

Code PaLOUsa is a multi-day software development conference designed to cover all aspects of software development regardless of technology stack. The conference schedule features presentations from well-known professionals in the software development community. The conference also features exhibitor virtual booths where leading software development companies come to interact with attendees to show off their latest wares.

Brian's Talks at Code PaLOUsa 2021

Talk #1: Under Pressure: Decision Making as a Tech Lead

Making decisions as a developer is tough. There are always multiple ways to write code, design a database table, architect a feature, and/or jam square pegs into round holes. This toughness gets amplified as a tech lead. Its no longer about just the code. Now, you get to think about architecting the entire solution, budget, timeline, keeping a client happy, should I refactor this now or not at all, and who does what on the team. The job really becomes a series of critical decisions.

In my experience it turns out that making a decision is far more important to keep the team and project moving, even if you aren't 100% sure what the right decision is. So how does one know what to do if they are a new tech lead? If you are in this position, or happen to be a seasoned tech lead, then attend my session, and let's discuss the strategy for making the right choices when it matters.

You can expect to leave the session with a little bit of the knowledge on what I have learned over my 18 year career as a lead, how best to make some tough choices, and knowing that you are not alone as a tech lead.

Date/Time: Thursday, August 19, 2021 2:45 PM
Topics: Soft Skills
Register: Link to Session

Talk #2: Knowledge Mining with Azure Cognitive Search

We all know that providing a good search experience for website visitors is hard. Everyone expects it to “just” work like Google. Maybe there is a better way, maybe we fix this with a little help from AI robot friends. Join the session to see how you can leverage Cognitive Services with Azure Search in your mobile and web apps.

You will learn how to enhance and enrich search through Cognitive Service Skills like natural language processing, image analysis, and entity recognition. Walk away knowing how to generate your own enrichment pipeline that leverages the power of AI and Machine Learning to solve your search woes.

Date/Time: Friday, August 20, 2021 11:00 AM
Topics: Application Development
Register: Link to Session

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Michelle has an eye for design and aesthetics and enjoys applying these principles to business. Merging her love of all things artisan with her business experience, Michelle joined BizStream in 2013 to take on our marketing efforts. Michelle is skilled in web admin, digital marketing, design, content creation, event planning, driving our unique BizStream culture, and more. In her free time, you'll find her gardening, doing houseplant chores, or exploring nature with her husband and two daughters.

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