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EPIC Experience 2020 - Keynotes

Wednesday, April 22

Angie Jones

Leveling Up: Playing the Automation Game

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Wednesday, April 22, 2020 - 8:30am to 9:45am

In addition to being a world-renowned automation engineer, Angie Jones is also a game designer. She created a competitive fashion game that has all the essential user elements that keep players coming back for years. In this talk, Angie will share the key aspects of game design and how she has utilized them to help her succeed at test automation. These aspects include establishing goals, following rules and best practices, dealing with various challenges that will arise, and identifying the feedback that your automation project is providing. You’ll discover key strategies to help shape...

Blind Computer Accessibility

Breaking Down Boxes

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Wednesday, April 22, 2020 - 1:15pm to 2:00pm

You may have heard that Domino’s Pizza appealed to the Supreme Court to hear the argument that their website and mobile application did not need to be accessible to users of screen reading technology. This shuts out more than 3 Million users in the U.S. alone. We often hear of the stories of lived experiences of individuals and their ability to be effective in the world day to day. When we think outside boxes, or better yet, break them down we see not individuals but a society full of people with different perspectives and abilities. With a wider worldview we begin to understand and...

Thursday, April 23

Jessie Shternshus
The Improv Effect, LLC.

Conscious Curiosity: The Key To Innovation

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Thursday, April 23, 2020 - 8:30am to 9:45am

Curiosity is the spark that drives ideas. It fuels imagination, creative work and innovation, and it is the driving force behind discoveries of all kinds. Yet we tend to lose our drive to be curious as we grow up. How can we all be more consciously curious? How can you help instill a culture of curiosity at your company or at home? What are the benefits of a curious mind and culture? Jessie will share her innate and learned curiosity, and how it fueled her exploration of the subject. She will walk you through how she has learned to ask more inquisitive questions, looks for new and...

Cultivated Management

10 Ways You Can Thrive in Your Career

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Thursday, April 23, 2020 - 1:15pm to 2:30pm

For many people, their careers are directed by others. Without proper thought and consideration about where we want to go, we could end up somewhere we don’t want to be. Rob Lambert will explore some of the ways you can instead learn to thrive in your career—learning, improving, helping others, accepting help, and building a diverse set of in-demand skills. He will share ten ways he’s uncovered to enjoy your journey as you progress through your career: paint a picture for the future, build a simple knowledge management system, seek out diverse ideas, build strong relationships in the...

Kristoffer Nordström
Northern Test Consulting AB

Fun as a Productivity Tool

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Thursday, April 23, 2020 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm

We should all just be professionals and do our jobs, right? There's no need for fun at work as long as everyone comes in and does their hours, right? As long as we have our processes to cover the work needed, we're good, right? Wrong! Kristoffer Nordström will show you why we need to have fun at work, why simply following the processes isn't always right, and, yes, why we sometimes need to bend the rules just a little to get things done. New research and insights into humanistic approaches have illuminated concepts such as grit and drive, which attempt to explain what motivates people. We'...