Jeff Strauss

Jeff Strauss

Problem Solver
Arana Software
St. Louis, MO
@jeffreystrauss

Jeff is both a software consultant and an attorney. With his unique experiences that combine technology and law, he maintains a passion for solving problems with inspired solutions, improving life through technology.

A dedicated member of the developer community, Jeff travels internationally to speak on both technical and business-oriented topics. He is co-owner of Arana Software and a Microsoft MVP, was an organizer of Dev Up Conference for seven years, and now enjoys serving on the board of directors for the Kansas City Developer Conference.

Jeff's Sessions

  • Intellectual Property Fundamentals for the Technologist

    Today, more than ever, technologists need to be aware of the basics of intellectual property law and the broad effects it has on decisions you make every day. There is a prevalent myth that if something is available on the Internet, it must be free to copy and use as we please. Nothing could be further from the truth. In this session, we will cover some of the core principles of IP. Become a better informed technologist and gain the confidence to discuss these topics with your professional advisors and with your own team.

    Speaker: Jeff Strauss

  • JavaScript Futures: ES2017 and the Road Ahead

    Development teams are now using the exciting "and extensive" new JavaScript features available within ES6. Yet, as adoption has spread and projects have adapted, the language continues to evolve and expand under Ecma TC39. Last year, two features were quietly added for ES2016. In January, the committee marked another handful of improvements final for the release of ES2017.

    One thing is certain: the JavaScript community is not slowing down! Investigate the new and proposed features of JavaScript. Understand the ES.Next maturity stages and the TC39 review process. And most of all, become empowered to prepare for what lies ahead.

    Speaker: Jeff Strauss