Sarah Dutkiewicz

Sarah Dutkiewicz

Wife, mom, techie - 100% me, unapologetically

Akron, Ohio, United States


Sarah Dutkiewicz is a native Clevelander, Microsoft MVP in Developer Technologies, published technical author of a PowerShell book, podcast/live coding guest, conference organizer, hackathon lead organizer, speaker, community advocate, software developer, wife, and mom. She speaks on topics such as software architecture, domain-driven design, Azure DevOps for varied audiences, database development, web development, and user experience guidance for developers. With her varied career, Sarah brings developer, DBA, and server admin perspectives to technical and non-technical teams, bridging communication gaps, and helping them grow.


Area of Expertise

  • Information & Communications Technology


  • DevOps & Automation
  • Data Science
  • Jupyter Notebook
  • Programming Languages
  • User Experience
  • Azure
  • Domain-Driven Design
  • Domain Driven Design
  • Domain Storytelling
  • Domain Modelling
  • Data Modeling
  • EventStorming

An Error Occurred: UX for Developers

Have you ever used a piece of software only to encounter the dreaded "An Error Occurred" and no other messaging? Or the other extreme - the dreaded blue screen of death? What about the hover menus on websites that seem to disappear when you try to select something? As developers, what seems like a good idea for user experience (UX) may not be good. In this talk, we will look at better error messaging and other UX considerations for our applications. This presentation is written by a developer very familiar with UX who wants to share these tips to other devs!

Target audience: Developers who need guidance on user experiences
Delivery time: 45 minutes - 1 hour
Last delivered: December 2023

From Legacy Monolith to Microservices via Event Storming

It can be overwhelming to take a legacy monolith and split it into microservices, especially if the code seems messy. However, conversations with techies and non-techies over policies and process through an exercise called Event Storming can help ease your migration from a monolith to microservices. In this session, you will learn about Event Storming in the context of breaking down a legacy monolith eCommerce system into microservices.

Previously seen at: Momentum Dev Conference (Oct 2023), Techbash (Nov 2023), and CodeMash (Jan 2024)

Event Storming Unleashed: Building Bridges for Effective Communication

A lot of problems that we have in software development comes down to communication issues - gathering requirements, understanding processes, reporting issues, and making sure everybody involved is on the same page. This Event Storming workshop is a dynamic and interactive session designed to transform how organizations analyze, design, and optimize their processes. Through a combination of visual mapping, collaborative discussions, and hands-on activities, participants gain a deep understanding of their systems and uncover hidden bottlenecks, dependencies, and opportunities for improvement. Event Storming fosters cross-functional alignment, improves communication, and can drive innovation, making it an indispensable tool for organizations seeking to thrive in today's fast-paced and interconnected business environment. Join us in this PreCompiler to unlock the full potential of Event Storming and empower your teams to navigate complex challenges with clarity and agility.

Delivered as a 4-hour workshop at CodeMash 2024 - 52 people in attendance
Target audience: Those who want to have meaningful conversations to make it easier to understand their domain and make development more pleasant
Delivery time: 3 hours - 6 hours

Securing Your Credentials for Azure App Development

Working with credentials for Azure resources, you want to avoid storing your credentials in repositories when possible. In this session, we will talk about some of the options for working with credentials in Azure development without checking them into repositories - including service principals, managed identities, and DefaultAzureCredential.

Target audience: Developers using Azure resources and sharing Azure resources with credentials
Last delivered: November 2023

CodeMash 2024 Sessionize Event

January 2024 Sandusky, Ohio, United States

TechBash 2023 Sessionize Event

November 2023 Mount Pocono, Pennsylvania, United States

Momentum 2023 Sessionize Event

October 2023 Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

SciFiDevConMayTheFourthEvent 2023 Sessionize Event

May 2023

Festive Tech Calendar 2022 Sessionize Event

December 2022

.NET Conf 2022 Sessionize Event

November 2022

Sarah Dutkiewicz

Wife, mom, techie - 100% me, unapologetically

Akron, Ohio, United States


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