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Big Mountain Data and Dev Conference_2023

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Big Mountain Data and Dev Conference_2023

event date

10 Nov 2023


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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01 Sep 2023

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54 submissions
Submitted sessions
Mason Wheeler
  • Pansynchro: Order-of-magnitude ETL speedup with a faster protocol
Avery Smith
  • Machine Learning, The Lazy Way (Using ChatGPT to Create ML Apps)
  • Using Linear Programming to Solve Business Problems (Like Finding McDonald's Healthiest Meal)
  • Getting Started with Streamlit (Python Web Apps)
Norm Warren
  • Infrastructure as Code 101 - Ansible + Terraform
  • dbt 101 & continuous integration
  • Data observability using dbt & open-source packages: Elementary and DataFold's DataDiff
Matt Harrison
  • Getting Started with Polars
Pat Wright
  • Speaking and Community Involvement for the Introvert
Mike Clement
  • Focus on Flow: Lean Principles in Action
  • Looking ahead using Wardley Maps
Mike Clement, Allan Stewart
  • Role Playing Distributed System Patterns
Jonathan Turner
  • Can ChatGPT Do Test-Driven Development?
  • Test-Driven Development, Dependency Injection, and Mocking! Oh, My!
  • What Modern Software Development Should Look Like
Joy Chatterjee
  • Data Radar Maps For Product Teams : Models for “data-informed” Growth in Product Management
Rob Richardson
  • Scaling the Testing Pyramid in TypeScript
  • .NET Testing Best Practices
  • Level-up Your DevOps with GitHub Actions and Kubernetes
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Ben Miller
  • SQL Server Configuration Best Practices
  • More SQL Development through Behavioral Analysis
  • dbatools PowerShell Module Deep Dive
Caleb Skidmore, Sam Mefford
  • MLOps: Machine Learning meets DevOps
Dahln Farnes
  • Blazor CI/CD with GitHub Actions
Alton Alexander
  • How I Built a 6 figure SaaS and 6k followers all in 6 months
Matthew Alexander
  • Defying Conway's Law in Product and Software Development
Ilya Reznik
  • Inside the Interview Room: Secrets to Succeeding at Big Tech Giants
  • ML Infrastructure: The Magic Behind the Magic
Rho Lall
  • Bull Doze Thru Bull
  • Confession of an Analytics Professional
  • The Fastest Way to ACTUALLY Get Hired as a Data Scientist with NO Work Experience
Marc Keeling IV
  • Data Engineering Pipeline Implementation
  • Data Engineering 101 - Concepts and Importance
David Clark
  • Managing run isolated data products in Snowflake using DBT
Derek Headley
  • Beyond Centralized Models: A Dive into Federated Learning
John Kerley-Weeks
  • PyCaret automating ML pipelines
Jeremy Treadwell
  • Anticipating the Future: Strengthening App Security through Developer-Centric Foresight"
Michael Warren
  • TDD patterns we don't talk about
Allan Stewart
  • Upgrading Technical Interviews
Troy Fillerup
  • Please PAAS the Azure
Aaron Cutshall, DHA, MSHI
  • How to Give a Technical Presentation
  • Defining What’s Normal — The Basics of Database Normalization
  • SQL Team Six: How to Build Effective Teams
Anant Asthana
  • Large Language Models in a high security environment
  • Web scale Database architecture in the Machine learning world
  • Processing Blockchain Data at Scale
Todd Kushner
  • A C++ No-SQL database web framework for cloud-based websites
Abby Kaplan
  • Imputing Missing Data: Use Everything You've Got
Katie Jolles
  • AI and Performance Management - Can a Machine Really Manage Performance Better than a Human?
  • AI ATS v ChatGPT Resume Writers – What is the Impact of Losing the Human Element
Thomas Young, Ph.D.
  • Could the Tech Sector Be the Deciding Force in the Upcoming Elections?
  • An Economic Outlook for the Tech Sector
McKay Salisbury
  • Modern Auth(entic|oriz)ation
  • Intro to Klingon Grammar for Progrmamers