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DevConf.us 2019 is the 2nd annual, free, Red Hat sponsored technology conference for community project and professional contributors to Free and Open Source technologies held at the Boston University in the historic city of Boston, USA.

When: Thursday, August 15 to Saturday, August 17, 2018

Venue: Boston University, George Sherman Union Building
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Thursday, August 15 • 10:50 - 11:35
Where UX & Dev Meet: Creating Usable Software

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Open Source software is infamous for not being usable: but it doesn't have to be. In this talk, Katie Riker (UX, Red Hat) and Chris DeFlumeri (Dev, TripAdvisor) will present three key concepts (Understanding, Support, and Performance ) that unite UX and development best practices and will help anyone create more usable software. Supported by both GUI and CLI examples, this talk is for anyone who is interested in creating and contributing to well-designed, usable software.

People who participate in this session will leave with actionable information about ensuring good usability in their code and software, how to do some basic usability tests, and resources to learn more about usability in Open Source and development.

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Katie Riker

Sr. Interaction Designer, Red Hat
Katie is a UX designer with a background in Human Factors. She is interested in the intersection of design and development, and knows that everyone in an organization has a direct effect on the end user's experience. Outside of her work, she enjoys exploring Boston on foot and cr... Read More →

Thursday August 15, 2019 10:50 - 11:35 EDT
Metcalf Small GS Union, BU