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Two amazing days with the web’s most forward thinking innovators.

Welcome to DWConf 15


Dev Workshop Conference aims to bring the best web development instructors and the most driven students together for two days of skill building, project collaboration, and networking.


Dev Workshop is dedicated to providing in-depth workshops and training sessions designed to get an individual up and running in new technologies as quickly as possible. Founded in Indianapolis, Dev Workshop works with industry professionals from some of the city’s most cutting edge companies to create workshops with high value density and working takeaway projects.

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Track One

We are going to have several topics in each of our tracks, but some of the topics may include.

  • Mobile
  • AngularJS
  • Business
  • Design theories

Track Two

As our tracks start to emerge we  will update these to show the current track topics. More topics may include.

  • HTML/CSS Tips and Tricks
  • Gaming
  • Design Principles
  • Psychology in Programming

Track Three

The hottest topics will be listed on our homepage, but as our topics grow we will be creating a page for you to see them all.

  • Ionicframework
  • GruntJs
  • Ember.js
  • Meteor.js


Chris Alter

Anchor Point, Sr. Account Executive Read More

Zeb Wood

Lecturer, School of Informatics and Computing, IUPUI Director, IndianaUploaded CEO, Depth Plus Design Read More

Dan Rigsby

Software Architect at Angie’s List Read More

Joseph Plahitko

Sr. Developer - Indiana Interactive Read More

Ed Finkler

Graph Story Read More

Evan Todd

Self Employed Read More

Tiffany Trusty

Eleven Fifty Consulting as a “Senior Android Developer” Read More

Kelly Andrews

Syncano - Principal Developer Evangelist Read More

Mathew A. Powers

IUPUI SOIC MAS Indianapolis Read More

Andy McConnell

Senior Consultant at Fusion Alliance Read More

Collin Schneider

Think Say Do Software Engineering / Touch Forward Startup Incubator Read More

Travis Faas

Lecturer - IUPUI in the School of Informatics and Computing Read More

Stephen James

Sr. Front-End Engineer, User Experience Design Studio - SalesForce Read More

Corinna Cohn

Fusion Alliance, Consultant Read More

Josh Brown

Roadfire Software Read More

Joe Heth

Developer at TinderBox Read More

Eric Potter

Microsoft MVP for .Net. and a Software Architect for Aptera Software Read More

Carrie Rector

Professional Practice Faculty, Butler University Read More

Bobby Earl

Senior Software Engineer at Blackbaud South Carolina Read More

Todd Shelton

Pluralsight Author & Lecturer at IUPUI SoIC Read More

Julia Ouellette

Company: Pixel Pros Inc., Cambridge, Ontario Read More

Allen Buckley

Company: Fusion Alliance Read More

Nate Taylor

Senior Developer with Aviture in Omaha, NE Read More


Friday September 25, 2015 Schedule 

Time Salesforce Interactive intelligence Eleven fifty
8:00 – 8:50am Keynote
UX-First & The Evolution of Web Dev
(Dan Rigsby)
9:00am – 9:50am Live Android Coding pt 1
(Tiffany Trusty)
Developing with Ember.js pt 1
(Joe Heth)
Developing for iOS without falling into the Massive View Controller trap pt 1
(Josh Brown)
10:00am – 10:50am Live Android Coding pt 2
(Tiffany Trusty)
Developing with Ember.js pt 2
(Joe Heth)
Developing for iOS without falling into the Massive View Controller trap pt 2
(Josh Brown)
11:00am – 11:50am One Weird Trick to be a Better Developer
(Evan Todd)
Grid, Color, & Type Theory for Developers: Empathy For Your User’s Eyes
(Collin Schneider)
Developing for iOS without falling into the Massive View Controller trap pt 3
(Josh Brown)
12:00pm – 12:50pm Lunch Break / DW will be providing lunch

Interactive Intelligence Presentation

1:00pm – 1:50pm The Resume Black hole
(Chris Alter)
Find Your Next Job
(Nate Taylor)
JavaScript Animation with GreenSock pt 1
(Todd Shelton)
2:00pm – 2:50pm Prototyping: Beyond The Wireframe
(Julia Ouellette)
Stronger Than Fear: Mental Health in the Developer Community
(Edward Finkler)
JavaScript Animation with GreenSock pt 2
(Todd Shelton)
3:00pm – 3:50pm Making mobile websites that don’t suck
(Carrie Rector)
Getting To The Bottom Line: How To Untangle Complexity
(Collin Schneider)
I Code Like a Girl
(Tiffany Trusty)
4:00pm – 4:50pm Résumé Golf
(Andy McConnell)
Can Professionals Wear Shorts
(Nate Taylor)
Working in a Glass-Walled Factory
(Stephen James)
6:00pm – 10:00pm Career/Networking Event
Appetizers and Drinks for a limited time


Saturday September 26, 2015 Schedule

Time Salesforce Interactive intelligence Eleven fifty
8:00 – 8:50am
9:00am – 9:50am ES6: Key Features
(Allen Buckley)
The Nitty Gritty on Building Outstanding Web Apps
(Julia Ouellette)
TDD Is About More Than Testing
(Nate Taylor)
10:00am – 10:50am Utilizing ES6 in React
(Kelly Andrews)
Canopy: Easy Automated UI Testing for the Web
(Eric Potter)
Prepare your eyeballs for virtual reality
(Travis Faas)
11:00am – 11:50am Refactoring AngularJS
(Corinna Cohn)
Static Site Generators
(Bobby Earl)
New and Exciting World of Gaming
(Mathew A. Powers)
12:00pm – 12:50pm Lunch Break / DW will be providing lunch

Eleven Fifty Presentation

1:00pm – 1:50pm Front-end architectural concepts using AngularJS
(Joseph Plahitko)
Startup for Indy’s Indies
(Zeb Wood)
10 Reasons to Stop Using JavaScript
(Kelly Andrews)
2:00pm – 2:50pm AngularJS and Browserify
(Joseph Plahitko)
Barbarians at the Gates
(Stephen James)
Let Travis and Grunt be one of your best developers
(Bobby Earl)
3:00pm – 3:50pm User experience in a multi-framework world
(David Brainer-Banker)
Designing for developers developing for designers
(Christopher McCulloh)
Stop Building the Backend!
(Kelly Andrews)
4:00pm – 4:50pm Conference Wrap Up
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