Hanno Embregts | Devoxx

Hanno Embregts
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From Info Support

Hanno is a Java Developer, Scrum Master and Trainer at Info Support (Veenendaal, Netherlands). He has over 9 years of experience developing enterprise software in various fields (insurance companies, banks, hospitals, industry) and currently works for the Dutch Railway Company (‘NS’). He loves building innovative software and has a passion for clean, elegant solutions. On top of that, he likes continuous delivery, behavior-driven development and all things agile.

Blog: https://blogs.infosupport.com/author/h-embregts/

track.1 Methodology & Culture

Slide Deck Version Management: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Ignite Sessions

After speaking at a few conferences, I've noticed that as a conference speaker you need to provide session content that is both challenging and versatile. On top of that, your content should be able to fit into different time slots. Whether you are given 35, 45 or 60 minutes of speaking time, your story should remain clear and appealing to the attendees. To make matters worse, in some occasions you are dealing with multiple speakers and / or different languages. And managing the different versions of your slide deck has officially become a challenge!

Analogous to the plot of Sergio Leone's spaghetti western classic, three possible solutions exist: a good one, a bad one and a plain ugly one. I will demonstrate these solutions in reverse order and let you decide for yourself which one you prefer.

So are you a speaker or are you thinking about starting out? Or are you simply a fan of spaghetti westerns? Join me in this Ignite session to get some tips on slide deck version management! And discover that after attending this session, you can avoid spending your valuable time on version management and instead spend it on coming up with some great new session content!

track.8 Mind the Geek

QWERTY or DVORAK? Debunking the Keyboard Layout Myths

Quickie

If you're reading this summary on a computer, chances are there is a QWERTY keyboard on your desk. This keyboard layout has been around since 1873, and it has been widely adopted ever since. However, its popularity has always remained a mystery to me. Why is everyone using a keyboard layout that doesn't look that efficient on first sight?

I'm not the only one asking this question. A lot of myths exist on the QWERTY keyboard layout, including the one that it was specifically designed to slow down typists. In preparation for a switch to the DVORAK layout, I did some research and found out that a lot of these myths are riddled with factual errors. Also, I started learning DVORAK and kept track of my progress and what I thought were the pros and cons.

So was QWERTY designed to slow us down? Is it feasible to adopt an alternative layout like DVORAK? If so, how long will it take you to learn it, and should everyone consider it? Join this session to have your questions answered, and feel free to bring your keyboard layout of choice. :-)

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