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Jay Hill
Jay Hill
Data-Driven User Interfaces in XAML Applications
This session will explore techniques for creating user interfaces that are shaped by data in XAML applications. We will go beyond simple data templating to show techniques and patterns that will give ... Add to My Agenda
 
David Laietta
David Laietta
Get involved in the tech community
Why you should be involved in a community, and what you get from it while giving to others... Add to My Agenda
 
Robert Biddle
Robert Biddle
Detecting Data Changes in SQL Server
In this session we'll look at methodologies for detecting data changes in SQL Server. We'll look mainly at Change Data Capture but will also cover row versioning as well as a few other methodologies.... Add to My Agenda
 
Wayne Rasanen
Wayne Rasanen
Input hardware for wearable and mobile tech
This will be an introduction to many of the different ways of generating input using alternative keyboards designed for use in wearable computing and mobile devices. We will focus on Chording and no... Add to My Agenda
 
Jason Carter
Jason Carter
5 TSQL Commands I've been Missing
Being a full-stack .NET developer, I have written my fair share of T-SQL, but not until I became an accidental DBA did I find a new world of T-SQL options available to me. In this session, I will go o... Add to My Agenda
 
Brent Schooley
Brent Schooley
Creating Single Page Applications with Ember.js
Ember.js is a new client-side application framework that makes it very easy to get a lot accomplished with very little code. Once you understand the basics of how Ember.js handles MVC (it's a little ... Add to My Agenda
 
Kathy  Malone
Kathy Malone
What's New No Better Time To Start Your Own Tech Business
Repeat from previous years, but adding info re crowd funding and its more recent variations. ... Add to My Agenda
 
Kevin Griffin
Kevin Griffin
Building Scalable Web Farms in Windows Azure
Windows Azure has multiple great features for quickly deploying applications and services without the need to worry about server configuration and maintenance. As an infrastructure matures and change... Add to My Agenda
 
John Papa
John Papa
AngularJS Patterns for Building Fast and Agile Apps
Are you building apps that your business relies on to be scalable, easily changeable, and fast? This requires design decisions up front to include patterns that make this easier. Learn how to incorpor... Add to My Agenda
 
ken tucker
ken tucker
Building Cross Platform Mobile solutions
Using Portable libraries, MVVM, and Xamarin for Android to create applications that run on multiple mobile devices. I will be using MVVM to create an app that runs on the windows phone, windows store,... Add to My Agenda
 
John Sonmez
John Sonmez
Marketing Yourself To Boost Your Career
Let's face it. If you want to have a successful career in software development today, being a good coder doesn't just cut it anymore. Sure, writing good code will help you keep your job, but the... Add to My Agenda
 
Jeffrey Fritz
Jeffrey Fritz
Introduction to ASP.Net vNext - The One ASP.Net project in Visual Studio 2013
In this talk, we will investigate and discuss the new ASP.Net project model and the capabilities that this provides to us. I will show you the new features in ASP.Net when you upgrade to Visual Studio... Add to My Agenda
 
Kevin Wolf
Kevin Wolf
Future Trends in Technology
Come hear Kevin D. Wolf (Windows Phone Development MVP) discuss what's coming in 2014+ for new technologies. In this forward thinking session, Kevin discusses some of the hot new areas that are e... Add to My Agenda
 
Walter Williams
Walter Williams
Do I really need requirements?
Why do we need requirements for any project? Can’t we just jump in and start going with a brief description? In this session, we will go over the benefits of having good requirements as well as what... Add to My Agenda
 
Mitchel Sellers
Mitchel Sellers
A Practical Implementation of Async
Rather than coming up with a focused "Example" of Async that attendees will have to go back an work on their own to understand how to integrate the technology with their application. This session use... Add to My Agenda
 
Page Horton
Page Horton
Introduction to Federated Bus Services
SB, ESB, now Federated ESB - what the heck. Time to take the next step in enterprise architecture. In this talk we will review the evolution of the publish & subscribe pattern and map its evolution ... Add to My Agenda
 
Brian Kassay
Brian Kassay
ASP.NET WebAPI and SignalR for Data Services
Two new technologies from ASP.NET are now available to handle your data service’s needs, WebAPI and SignalR. ASP.NET Web API is a framework that makes it easy to build HTTP services that reach a broad... Add to My Agenda
 
Brian Minisi
Brian Minisi
Visual Studio 2013 Release Management
Team Foundation Server 2013 provides a comprehensive ALM solution from portfolio management through development, testing, build automation and now, release management. This has been a missing piece i... Add to My Agenda
 
Bill Reiss
Bill Reiss
MVVM for Cross Platform Reuse of Code
Learn how to use the Model View ViewModel pattern to maximize code reuse between Windows Phone and Windows 8 app and make your code more maintainable. See how adding PCL and Xamarin to the mix can hel... Add to My Agenda
 
James Poole
James Poole
Intro to Machine Learning: Training your future Robot Overlords
Computers are increasingly making decisions in the world around us like what ads to show online, which political rants to hide on your Facebook feed, or whether your transfer of funds to the Prince of... Add to My Agenda
 
James Montemagno
James Montemagno
iBeacons for Everyone, from iOS to Android
iBeacons are taking the world by storm allowing developers to leverage Bluetooth Low Energy to give their apps location support that can work just about anywhere including indoors. This give you the a... Add to My Agenda
 
Joel Cochran
Joel Cochran
Using KnockoutJS with ASP.NET MVC
KnockoutJS is a framework for implementing MVVM architecture in client side JavaScript. Purely JavaScipt, it leverages HTML5 features to provide robust data binding and UI support. In this session we'... Add to My Agenda
 
Brian Richardson
Brian Richardson
"JWT red handed" A Json Web Token story in .NET
I'd like to offer a class on building JSON web tokens in .NET The goal of the class would be to show how someone can use the existing .NET namespaces to create a JWT token. Go over the basics of J... Add to My Agenda
 
Santosh Hari
Santosh Hari
Embrace G.I.S.: Build a mapping service and real-time interactive map using ASP.NET
Do the words "G.I.S." or "geospatial" or "web mapping" scare you? Lets demystify them by building a mapping service and real-time interactive map with SQL Server, Web API, SignalR and EF5. Some hacks/... Add to My Agenda
 
Eric Bishard
Eric Bishard
Designing Responsively in ASP.Net MVC
"Designing Responsively in ASP.Net MVC" First we will briefly touch on differences in MVC 4 and 5 and I will give some great links that may help with updating or building MVC 5 apps using Visual St... Add to My Agenda
 
Shayne Boyer
Shayne Boyer
Azure Mobile Services & Custom Server Scripts
Azure Mobile Services provides a platform to get your mobile app up and going quickly providing a robust data, push notification, and authentication platform. Now through Azure Mobile Services, you ca... Add to My Agenda
 
Steve Povilaitis
Steve Povilaitis
Why trust a human to do a machine's job? Continuous Delivery as a competitive advantage
Agent Smith from 'The Matrix' said it best: Why trust a human to do a machine's job? Typically, getting software released to users is often a painful, risky, and time-consuming process. This ses... Add to My Agenda
 
Richie Rump
Richie Rump
Database Design Disasters
Not every system has a database architect available to design it. But what happens when developers design database and don't take the proper care into designing a database? This session will take a r... Add to My Agenda
 
Michael Antonovich
Michael Antonovich
Putting Quality Back Into Your Data Analysis
This session introduces Data Quality Services, a feature introduced in SQL Server 2012. One of the challenges in developing Business Intelligence solutions is ensuring that the data does not have inco... Add to My Agenda
 
Andy Warren
Andy Warren
Building Your Professional Development Plan
Plan the work and work the plan. Are you doing that when it comes to your professional development? Few of us have a formal approach to professional development and that usually means it gets pushed d... Add to My Agenda
 
Devin Rader
Devin Rader
REST Easy: Leverage HTTP to build simple, scalable web services
HTTP has become the de facto communication protocol for virtually all things connected to the internet. Everything from enterprise databases to the thermostat in your house can communicate via HTTP-ba... Add to My Agenda
 
John Papa
John Papa
AngularJS: The Super Heroic SPA Framework
Angles and curly braces got you down? Let's cure that with a dose of data binding, directives, filters, controllers, services, and modules. Angular offers most of what you need for a SPA presentation ... Add to My Agenda
 
Stan Schultes
Stan Schultes
Exposing Your Data Through Services
This is an overview session that will explore using WebAPI and Entity Framework to easily expose your app data via web services. We'll then look at pushing your data to the cloud with Windows Azure Mo... Add to My Agenda
 
John Wang
John Wang
Intro to Open Data Protocol (OData)
In this session, we will provide an overview of OData and using .NET on consuming and creating an OData endpoint. The Open Data Protocol (OData) applies web technologies such as HTTP, AtomPub and JSON... Add to My Agenda
 
Andrew Kozlik
Andrew Kozlik
Intro to Xcode 5 and iOS Development
Introduction to the steps required to start developing iOS applications. Outlines Apple Registration, Downloading XCode, starting a new project, and building a basic hello world application. ... Add to My Agenda
 
Paul Hacker
Paul Hacker
Getting Started With Coded UI Testing: Building Your First Automated Test
This training seminar will demonstrate how to record tests run against various types of application user interfaces using Microsoft Visual Studio 2012's Coded UI Tests and how to replay them at any ti... Add to My Agenda
 
Tracy Ingram
Tracy Ingram
XPRIZE - Beyond Fitness Tracking
Big Data is going beyond fitness tracking to true health tracking. Discussion of how the advances in medical sensor technology and advanced algorithms are causing breakthroughs in the medical diagnost... Add to My Agenda
 
Greg Leonardo
Greg Leonardo
Developing Line of Business Apps using MVC
Learning how to provide business application using MVC5 that are cross platform and mobile enabled. In this session we will discuss everything from entity framework and security to deploying to Windo... Add to My Agenda
 
Scott Crespo
Scott Crespo
Banking on Big Data: Turn Your Application Into a Money Machine
This session teaches business development personnel and engineers/coders how to profit from big data. ------------------------------------------------------- In this session, Scott will discuss th... Add to My Agenda
 
Brent Schooley
Brent Schooley
Creating Cross-Platform Mobile Apps Using C# with Xamarin
iOS and Android present great opportunities for developers. Unfortunately, many developers shy away because of the unfamiliar development environment. It doesn't have to be that way! Come learn how t... Add to My Agenda
 
Michael Crump
Michael Crump
Windows Phone 8 SDK - Wallet, In-App Purchasing and Maps.
This session is designed for those who already have some experience with the Windows Phone 8 SDK. We will dive right into In-App Store purchases, Wallet transactions and take a look at the new Maps co... Add to My Agenda
 
Jeff Putz
Jeff Putz
A bullet-proof live blog app in Windows Azure for 20 bucks
We've all spent time on the web watching a "live blog," one of those apps with text and photos coming from some technology announcement event, only to watch it crumble and die under load. With a littl... Add to My Agenda
 
Paul Hacker
Paul Hacker
What's New for ALM in Visual Studio 2013 and Team Foundation Server 2013
The latest versions of Visual Studio and TFS bring some great new features for developers, Product Owners, testers, and even the crusty old stakeholders. More than ever, TFS integrates the whole ALM s... Add to My Agenda
 
Cara Pluff
Cara Pluff
Winning Customer Engagement with Gamification
In today’s world of instantaneous communication across multiple online channels, an engagement crisis has bloomed. How do you successfully and continuously engage your users in order to create lasting... Add to My Agenda
 
John Ternent
John Ternent
Dipping Your Toes in the Big Data Pool
Big Data is all over the news and blogosphere. How much is real and how much is hype? In this session, you'll get an overview of the core technologies behind the Big Data wave -- Hadoop/MapReduce, Pig... Add to My Agenda
 
Steven Vore
Steven Vore
Keeping Your Sanity With User Interface Automation
Many developers and test engineers shy away from User Interface testing, believing that UI tests are difficult and inherently brittle. The vast majority of problems found in web-based functional tests... Add to My Agenda
 
Jim Wooley
Jim Wooley
Reactive Extensions (Rx) in Action
You may have seen the theoretical discussions of Reactive Extensions and heard about the duality of IEnumerable and IObservable, but are still scratching your head to know how and when to use them. In... Add to My Agenda
 
Cecil Phillip
Cecil Phillip
What's New With ASP .NET Web API 2
ASP.NET Web API is an awesome framework for building lightweight, scalable HTTP based services that are accessible from a variety of devices. It allows developers to quickly build services that suppor... Add to My Agenda
 
Joel Cochran
Joel Cochran
Getting Started with Bootstrap 3
Twitter Bootstrap is a very popular web UI framework that takes advantage of CSS Media Queries, JavaScript, and LESS. With Bootstrap, you can rapidly develop sites that are sleek, fluid, responsive, ... Add to My Agenda
 
Kevin Griffin
Kevin Griffin
Robust Web APIs with node.js and Express
One of the many benefits of using node.js is the ability to quickly build and scale network applications. One of the best examples for a scalable application is a web server or an API. In this prese... Add to My Agenda
 
Matthew Olson
Matthew Olson
Bridging the gap: Designing a native app using PhoneGap and Angular
Mobile apps are important to a mobile platform's ecosystem. The number 1 complaint I get about the windows phone ecosystem is that a lot of people's key apps aren't made for that platform yet. A com... Add to My Agenda
 
Bill Reiss
Bill Reiss
Intro to MonoGame
See how MonoGame, an open source free game framework, can be used to create games for Windows 8, Windows Phone, and beyond. This session will focus on 2D game development basics.... Add to My Agenda
 
Michael Crump
Michael Crump
11 Tips and Tricks to Become a Better Developer
What do you do to hone your craft? What goals have you set (if any) to be a better developer in 2014? In this session I'll show you 11 items that I use to continually improve my skills and effectivene... Add to My Agenda
 
Brian Minisi
Brian Minisi
Dev and Test in the Cloud
Moving dev and test to the cloud provides a quick and easy way to realize significant benefits of Microsoft Azure. Organizations naturally prioritize their budget to keep production systems up and ru... Add to My Agenda
 
Bayer White
Bayer White
Establishing The Border Between Applications and Business Processes
Extreme efforts are made in application development that focus on tactful ways to separate business logic from the application that implements it, however challenges can arise for managing the archite... Add to My Agenda
 
Mark J Radacz
Mark J Radacz
X-PLATFORM NATIVE APPS IN C# AND .NET USING XAMARIN TOOLS (IOS/WP/ANDRIOD)
X-PLATFORM NATIVE APPS IN C# AND .NET USING XAMARIN TOOLS (IOS/WP/ANDRIOD) Learn how to create native apps in C# with device-specific experiences, share non-UI code across iOS, Windows 8 and Android... Add to My Agenda
 
Melinda White
Melinda White
Seminole State Advisory Meeting
Provide input to Seminole State for classes or training that you would like to see... Add to My Agenda
 
Jonas Stawski
Jonas Stawski
Real Life Single Page Applications
Come join me and find out about building real life SPAs. No kidding around, no Hello World apps; just you, me, and a bunch of bits! We will cover what SPAs are and how to build them using Durandal, Kn... Add to My Agenda
 
Frank Haggar
Frank Haggar
Overview of Payment Processing
This class will take you from the first "charge cards" issued in the 1800s through today's complex payment infrastructure. We'll "follow the money" to show where the fees come from and where they go... Add to My Agenda
 
Jeffrey Fritz
Jeffrey Fritz
Cool, Elegant, and Practical ASP.Net Web Forms
More than 10 years after the initial release of ASP.Net, the web forms framework is still alive and kicking butt. I’ll show you the latest features and tricks that are available when creating web app... Add to My Agenda
 
Kendal Van Dyke
Kendal Van Dyke
Help! I've Got XML In My Database!
XML is a technology that Developers and DBAs alike share a love-hate relationship with; it's powerful and flexible yet it can be bloated and difficult to work with at the same time. Regardless, XML ha... Add to My Agenda
 
Shayne Boyer
Shayne Boyer
Getting Started with Azure Mobile Services
Authorization, Push Notifications, RESTful ...OH MY. Azure Mobile Services is the one tool you want in your bag now. Unfortunately named "Mobile" its so much more. Come see how you can leverage this g... Add to My Agenda
 
Kendal Van Dyke
Kendal Van Dyke
Discover, Document, & Diagnose Your Servers on Your Coffee Break
Documentation is the bane of every DBA's existence. We all know we should do it but it's time consuming; by the time you're finally done it's probably out of date. Throw in the new servers you just fo... Add to My Agenda
 
Jason Milgram
Jason Milgram
How Windows Azure can Can Increase your Company’s ROI
Kick-start your enterprise cloud strategy today. Windows Azure provides on-demand infrastructure that scales and adapts to your changing business needs. Whether you are creating new applications or ru... Add to My Agenda
 
Cameron Hunt
Cameron Hunt
The Way of the Locust: Best Practices For Open Source Software Selection
I'll describe- as a non-programming systems innovator - the best practices for full spectrum evaluation of Open Source projects, highlighting how to manage the greatest risk of any innovation: success... Add to My Agenda
 
Vera Polyakova
Vera Polyakova
Be Competitive in the Sea of Apps
Relative advantage is value of your brand as perceived by your perspective customers. This session will discuss the importance of listening to your customers and building apps that solve a problem for... Add to My Agenda
 
Andy Warren
Andy Warren
Storing Credit Cards in SQL Server
Are you storing or planning to store credit card numbers? If so, you need to learn all you can about the requirements for PCI compliance. We'll cover how PCI works from the requirements to the final a... Add to My Agenda
 
Chelsea Ziembko
Chelsea Ziembko
Interviewing 101 and Soft Skills
What to do and not to do during the interview process... Add to My Agenda
 
Michael Stark
Michael Stark
Windows 8.1 and the Sphero Robot
Explore the new hardware connectivity of Windows 8.1 as we connect to and drive the cute robot ball called Sphero.... Add to My Agenda
 
Greg Detre
Greg Detre
AB testing for fun and profit
Making product decisions is hard - often, we take one step forward, but two steps back. We need to become scientists about our own product - run an AB test comparing two versions and measure which wor... Add to My Agenda
 
Doug Lampe
Doug Lampe
Successful Planning for Agile Success
Dwight Eisenhower once said that, “plans are useless but planning is indispensable”. Some may argue that Agile development dispenses with needless red tape and useless plans, but successful agile dev... Add to My Agenda
 
Maximo Trinidad
Maximo Trinidad
Powershell Working with Windows Azure SQL Database Server
In this presentation I will be covering how to subscribe to Azure, setup PowerShell to connect your subscription, use scripting to create a SQL Database Server and then use SMO with PowerShell push da... Add to My Agenda
 
Jeff Putz
Jeff Putz
Unit testing 101, and why you need it
Diving into unit testing can be overwhelming for the uninitiated, but the reward of higher quality code is totally worth it. In this session you'll learn: * The pros and cons of unit testing * The t... Add to My Agenda
 
FRANCISCO SUAREZ
FRANCISCO SUAREZ
Freelance and Survive
Bio: Self labeled Web Developer (programmer) + Entrepreneur, during the past 15 years Francis (aka Francisco) built a web design studio, an information technology outsourcing company and employed a... Add to My Agenda
 
Sara  Hand
Sara Hand
Startups: Facts and Fantasies
“I am a developer and think I want to start my own company. Where do I start?” If you want better answers, ask better questions. In this fast paced session we are going to ask a lot of questions, ... Add to My Agenda
 
Phil Deibel
Phil Deibel
Unit Testing What and Why
This session will cover: What is Unit Testing, Purpose of Unit Testing, Some Best Practices, Concepts of Testable Design, What to Test and What Not to Test, Discussion of Isolation Frameworks, and Str... Add to My Agenda
 
Esteban Garcia
Esteban Garcia
Git for Visual Studio Developers
Learn about Git and how to successfully use it while staying inside your favorite IDE. Now that Git is part of TFS 2013, you will learn how to get the most out of the awesome integration that TFS giv... Add to My Agenda
 
Joel Cochran
Joel Cochran
"this" isn't what you think it is: JavaScript for Object oriented programmers
[DOUBLE LENGTH SESSION] JavaScript is not just for DOM manipulation: with its growing presence in browsers, on servers, and now the desktop with Windows 8, JavaScript is fast becoming the ubiquitou... Add to My Agenda
 
Nikita Polyakov
Nikita Polyakov
Modern UI Design Case Study - Dynamics CRM 2013 Win8 App
Modern UI Design Case Study Dynamics CRM 2013 Win8 App From the creators of Modern UI (Metro) a first ever Windows 8 Line of Business app. We will take a look at how Microsoft chose to design... Add to My Agenda
 
Mark Kilby
Mark Kilby
Collaboration through Conflict
Building agile teams can sometimes feel like moving mountains or at least building bridges between mountains. When the team starts “storming” to high performance, different types of conflict arise. Th... Add to My Agenda
 
Joe Healy
Joe Healy
GameMaking for Windows made easy with GameMaker
During this session we'll create a 1945 style scrolling shooter using GameMaker from YoYo Games. We'll make it work in regular Windows, Windows 8, and Windows Phone. Then we'll take a look at what... Add to My Agenda
 
Matt Trask
Matt Trask
Hardware Design for Software Engineers
an introduction to embedded .NET development using the Netduino. How to use your existing skills as a professional developer to create a hardware-based product and bring it to market.... Add to My Agenda
 
Mitchel Sellers
Mitchel Sellers
The Benefits of Building Applications with DNN
As time goes on DNN continues to grow in popularity as a CMS/Framework to use with custom applications. In this session the benefits of the platform will be discussed. Focusing on business, technolo... Add to My Agenda
 
Jim Wooley
Jim Wooley
Getting pushy with SignalR and Reactive Extensions
SignalR facilitates push notifications over HTTP to a variety of clients. The Reactive Extensions were designed to allow for asynchronous LINQ over push based collections. In this talk, you’ll see how... Add to My Agenda
 
Michael Stark
Michael Stark
Never miss the moment with Photo Sequence in 8.1
Learn how to build apps that use front and back cameras. We’ll start with the basics of the Media Capture APIs and move on to new camera capabilities such as Photo Sequence, standardized controls like... Add to My Agenda
 
Ovidiu Dimulescu
Ovidiu Dimulescu
Got DevOps?
DevOps, NoOps, AgileOps, the list of acronyms goes on. Beyond the buzzwords and noise there are tangible benefits for those involved in any capacity in software creation and delivery. Ever thought of ... Add to My Agenda