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Creative Problem Solving

You're a developer. Solving problems is a big part of what you do. But how can you learn to think more clearly and more creatively about the problems you are solving? In this session, you will learn about the cognitive science of creative thinking. You will also learn some practical things you can do to solve problems individually or as a team.

Choose Your Own Adventure: Lessons Learned from an Unusual Journey

A pro-adventure mindset can lead to exciting opportunities in both your personal and professional life. Join me as I share my unusual story of taking a leap of faith and embarking on a year-long RV adventure across the USA. During my journey, I learned how having a pro-adventure mindset is essential for unlocking new opportunities and taking risks that can lead to both personal and professional growth. I'll show you how my own outside-the-box thinking led to my incredible experience of traveling to all 48 states while living in an RV and working remotely, plus how it changed my personal and professional trajectory. By hearing my story, I hope you'll be inspired to see your own career and life path in a different light, and be encouraged to step out of your comfort zone to discover your own adventure. Don't miss this chance to learn about how embracing a pro-adventure mindset can help you achieve your wildest dreams!

What do a Tractor Manufacturer and Network Equipment Manufacturer have in common?

Free & Open-Source Software (FOSS) maybe free, but you are still required to comply with the license agreement terms. Almost all applications are now making extensive use of OSS but in my current consulting role we find frequent violations of the more restrictive license agreement such as AGPL, and GPL. A major tractor manufacturer is currently in serious violation of GPL license terms and in the past a major Network Equipment manufacturer was forced to disclose Router firmware source code. In this session I'll walk through the risks associated with OSS, the impact of right-to-repair legislation, and how to evaluate the intellectual property and security risks OSS may be generating in your codebase.

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