Tech Talk: UX vs. CRO

Brandon Kirkland conducted an enthusiastic Tech Talk on the topic of UX vs. CRO this past Tuesday afternoon. The talk was presented to a small, diverse group of folks who shared an interest in learning how to shape User eXperience (UX) to maximize Conversion Rate (CRO). The two terms can be confused, based on the …

CocoaHeads May Meeting

This month we talked about the great Tech Workshop that Randy Coulman gave on Refactoring. Since most of the attendees had lots of experience with coding, they listened carefully to the description provided by Paul, who had attended the workshop. For more details, please see the wrap-up on the RogueTechHub Event WrapUps Page. Other topics …

Tech Workshops at SOU: Refactoring

This workshop was for heavy coders; those who are often called-upon to clean-up, speed-up and clarify code. Randy Coulman delivered a mob-programming-style workshop, in consideration of the diversity of the audience’s programming languages. He used a simple inventory system as a basis for the technique of refactoring (reorganizing | rewriting | rewording | renaming) elements …

Tech Talk: Hardening AWS Environments

The recent Tech Talk, formally entitled Hardening AWS Environments; Automating Incident Response, drew an audience filled with heavy hitters from the local networking and security-oriented tech world including respected former SOU Computer Security & Computer Forensics Professor, Lynn Ackler. Andrew Krug captivated them all. He began his presentation by explaining that his current personal project …