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Big Mountain Data and Dev Conference_2022

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Big Mountain Data and Dev Conference_2022

event date

10 Nov 2022


SLCC Miller Campus Sandy, Utah, United States

This event will be IN PERSON only.    

Big Mountain Data and Dev Conference is the premier technical agnostic conference in the state.  All sessions will be held in person at the SLCC Miller Campus. This will be a 1 day event and have sessions through the whole day. The event is free and open to all. 

This event is designed to be a combination of Big Data and Utah Code Camp. We are looking for diversity in our topics, they can be coding, soft skills, big data, databases, systems or architecture.  We are open to sessions of all kind.  

Now is your chance to present and help build and maintain this amazing technical community we have.  It's been too long since we have been able to present in person and we are planning to put this event on fully in person. We will abide by any restrictions or rules in place during the event. 

If you need assistance getting a session ready or if you would like to review the presentation with someone please let us know and we will happily jump on a zoom meeting and provide tips and tricks. 

 All sessions right now will be 60 minutes in length.  We will be looking for volunteers to help facilitate conversation on various topics.

Why present? 

  1. Improve your skills and help others.  Presenting allows you to learn something even better than before and in the process you are helping others to gain information.  
  2. Advocate something you are passionate about.  If you really love a technology/topic share it with others!  Passion and drive show during presentations and will help others see that as well.  
  3. Name/Services Recognition.  If you are interested in getting more projects in the future or perhaps a new job/different career. Presenting on something not only shows how willing you are to learn but you are willing to help others. It is a great addition to any resume to be part of a community. 
  4. Make connections/Network.  Networking is key to moving forward in your career and presenting to others is a great way to build your network since people will want to hear from you.  
  5. You will get a really cool shirt!  I know we all have too many of these but you can say you are just one of a few that has a coveted "Speaker Shirt" from Big Mountain Data and Dev.

Session Selection

How we approach speaker selection. The schedule right now has room for about 30+ sessions. This is a much smaller schedule than we have had in the past so we will be limited in what sessions we can accept this year.  Sessions will be 60 minutes in length we suggest 45 minutes for presentations and 15 minutes for Q&A.  All presenters will only have 1 speaking slot until all presenters have a slot. Once the schedule has been filled we will then go back to the sessions and take second sessions from presenters based ranking of the abstract/presentation. We are planning on having community voting on for the sessions for this event as well. Stay tuned for how that exactly will work. 

I have included an example below to make this clear.

Pat Submitted 3 sessions to speak and the vote breakdown was like this. session1 = 2nd rank, session2 = 3rd rank, session3 =1st rank.

Nick Submitted 2 sessions to speak and the vote breakdown was like this. session1 = 2nd rank, session2 = 1st rank.

Pat would get Session3 placed on the schedule. Nick would then get his session2 placed on the schedule. This would continue through all speakers, after the last speaker had a slot chosen then we would go back and pat would also get session1 for 2nd rank(depending on other speakers and other ranks as well).

One of the primary goals of the event is to grow the speaker community. We encourage you submit to speak.  If you are a new speaker and would like a review of your presentation or help with practicing please contact us below.  We are happy to help you out.  

If you have any additional questions contact 

Pat Wright 

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Call for Speakers
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11 Jul 2022

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05 Sep 2022

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all submitted sessions

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43 submissions
Submitted sessions
Matt Harrison
  • Idiomatic Pandas
Pat Wright
  • Engineers guide to Preparing for a Layoff
Joe Reis, Matthew Housley
  • Fundamentals of Data Engineering
Seth Paul
  • Understanding common hurdles for data confidence
Katherine K.
  • Anti-establishment agile
Jonathan Turner
  • Test Driven Development, Dependency Injection, and Mocking! Oh, my!
  • The Legend of Zelda, ASCII Art, Hexagonal Architecture, and You
  • How Not to Build a Static Website
Jon Forsyth
  • Bridging the great divide between technical and non-technical software stake-holders
  • Hands-On Machine Learning Introduction
Mark Menatti
  • Driving real business processes with data, and exploring the problem of p-hacking
Josh Cummings
  • Java AppSec Puzzlers
  • Next Up: Spring Security 6
Andrea Allred, Matt DeWitt
  • Hero Tuning – Stopping Performance Villains from hurting your SQL Server Instance – Part Two
  • Hero Tuning – Stopping Performance Villains from hurting your SQL Server Instance – Part One
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Pete Kruckenberg
  • What Devs Don't Have to Do using an Internal Developer Platform
Alpheus Madsen
  • The Surprising Geometry of Advanced Numbers
Moshe Zadka
  • Non-painful Design Process
  • Getting Started With Incident Retrospectives
  • Level Up Your Unit Testing
Nate Zaugg
  • Getting Started with WebRTC
Brian Pratt
  • DevOps 101
Gonzalo Pena
  • Innovating through Empathy & Compassion
Andy Lawrence
  • Fun with Json data
Casey Mau
  • High Performing Teams
Jennifer Crosby, Rachel Peterson
  • Don't Underestimate the Importance of - Body Language
Ben Miller
  • dbatools PowerShell Module Deep Dive
  • SQL Development through Behavioral Analysis
Eleftheria Batsou
  • How To Design With Your User’s Needs & Expectations In Mind
Craig Berntson
  • Improving microservice performance with gRPC
Norm Warren
  • Treating Analytics as Code with dbt (Data Build Tools) 101
Amber Toro-Keech
  • Machine Learning + Gamification Theory: Why ML alone isn’t enough
Barton Poulson
  • Client-Centered Data Science
Michael Warren
  • Continuous Learning
  • Modern Software Engineering
Tyler Calder
  • Getting Started in Open Source
  • Things I wish I could have told myself (before changing careers)
  • Intro to Concurrency: Async and Multiprocessing
Abby Kaplan
  • Doing Regression When Your Dependent Variables Aren't Well-Behaved
Aaron Cutshall
  • Defining What’s Normal — The Basics of Database Normalization
  • SQL Team Six - How to Build Effective Teams
Nathan Cheever
  • Finding the ideal customer with data science