Silicon Valley Code Camp : October 13 & 14, 2018

Ted Young

Spiral Learning, LLC
About Ted
Java Trainer and Coding Coach, specializing in Java, Spring, Object-Oriented Programming, and TDD. Create and deliver customized learning experiences for developers.
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Speaking Sessions

  • Order a Burger with Spring Boot and Vue.js

    11:00 AM Saturday   Room: Rendezvous
    See how to create a well-tested and architected meal-ordering application using Modern Java and Spring Boot for the back-end and Vue.js for the front-end. Unit testing (JUnit and AssertJ) and the Ports & Adapters (aka Hexagonal) architecture will play a starring role. You'll find out how this architecture compares with traditional horizontally layered architectures and how Ports & Adapters leverages Domain-Driven Design principles that fits well with both "monolithic" and microservice-based systems to keep your code and system clean. This session assumes you have an understanding of Java and HTTP APIs (aka RESTful). *No actual burgers will be served.

  • Human Learning: How We Learn & Why it Matters

    5:00 PM Saturday   Room: Town Square C
    Learning how people (not machines) learn is not something we're taught in school, or what we were told is not backed by scientific evidence. Understanding how we learn, from a scientific point of view, helps us better communicate information to others so it will be understood and remembered.

    We'll start with laying down an evidence-based foundation by looking at how we take in and process information in working memory and, if we're lucky, gets stored in long-term memory. Like salmon returning to where they were born, getting the information into long-term memory is an upstream struggle, so we'll see ways to make that process easier by having images and words work together instead of fighting each other.

    We'll then learn why forgetting is a good thing; mixing things up instead of cramming makes improves remembering; and attack some of the myths of learning. We'll find out there's the good way of making brains work hard during learning as well as bad ways, and see how learning is similar to isolating muscles when strength training.

    You'll see examples along the way that will demonstrate applying this research and you'll come away with solid tips to confidently improve technical documentation, training manuals, video courses, and presentation slides.