Room 5 

15:00 - 16:00 


Talk (60 min)

A Developer's Guide to Surviving Sh*t Project Management

Project management is supposed to help us build software more efficiently, so why does it often feel like more of a hinderance? Do we really need SCRUM anyway?

Soft Skills

This talk is a pragmatic survival guide to help developers on projects with terrible project management. If you've ever been told by a Project Manager you can't do something because "it will effect the burndown chart" and yeeting said PM into the sun isn't an option - this talk will provide you efficient work-around strategies so you can spend more time doing what you love - writing code - and less time in frustrating, repetitive, and unproductive meetings.

Jennifer Wadella

Jennifer Wadella has been writing code since before she realized it was a credible career path. She currently works as the Director of Angular Consulting at Bitovi and loves building performant web applications, speaking at technical conferences, and brewing kombucha. Jennifer is an active member of the KC tech community and the founder of Kansas City Women in Technology(KCWiT), an organization aimed at growing the number of women in technology careers in Kansas City. She is the PubConf Sydney 2018 Champion, a Silicon Prairie Champion Award Nominee, Rising Trendsetter STEMMy award-winner, and is apparently Missouri's Coolest Woman according to Pure Wow.