Code PaLOUsa is self-described “software development madness.” Slated for June 7th-9th, Code PaLOUsa 2017 will host over 600 individuals  at a conference entirely dedicated to  software. The conference boasts over 100 speakers, covering topics from application development to soft skills. Code PaLOUsa has been at a variety of locations during its seven years in existence, this year taking over the Triple Crown Pavilion in Louisville, Kentucky.

Composable Systems has sponsored Code PaLOUsa for several years. This year, however, there are three Composers on the speaker lineup. Check out their session abstracts below.

Laura Williams
Bootcamp and Beyond: Software Development as a Non-Traditional Developer  |  Thursday, June 8, 2017 2:00 PM

A panel discussion centered on being a non-traditional developer, particularly via the bootcamp experience, and how non-traditional devs can complement developers with a traditional CS background.

We will discuss the potential pitfalls and setbacks one may experience while hunting for a job as a non-traditional developer, how a background as a non-traditional developer can potentially be an advantage to potential employers and ways that job seekers can spin a non-traditional background (self-taught or bootcamp) as a potential positive.

Edward Ries
An Adventure with the Amazon Echo  |  Friday, June 9, 2017 3:15 PM

Amazon Echo is a hands-free speaker you control with your voice. Echo connects to the Alexa Voice Service to play music, provide information, news, sports scores, weather, and more—instantly. All you have to do is ask.

Attendees will be walked through the process of creating and configuring an Amazon Echo Skill using the Amazon’s Developer Portal, followed by creating a C# Web API that will receive and response to request from the newly created application. Non C# Developers can also benefit as the course is more centered around configuring the skill and understanding the request and response objects.

Topics covered include the Amazon Developers Portal for Alexa, Configuring Intents and Utterances, use of custom Slots, and configuring a C# Web API to receive and response to Requests.

Phillip Wilkins
Using R in Azure Machine Learning  |  Thursday, June 8, 2017 4:30 PM

Oftentimes basic R solutions don’t meet the automation and scalability demands of a real production environment 
Attendees will see how they can continue to develop R in their IDE of choice, and later deploy that work to Azure with a few modifications to how they write that R. We will learn how to use the R module that is built into AML, the basics of the modules, and how we can utilized common R packages within them. Finally, we will go through a demonstration to develop an machine learning R script, setup and deploy it to AML, and then briefly use the tools within AML to analyze our results.  

At the end of the presentation attendees should leave feeling confident with incorporating R with AML experiments. 

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