Sessions

Michael Dowden
Martine Dowden
Michael McGinnis
Playing with Fire : Build a real-time application with Firebase
Michael Dowden; Martine Dowden; Michael McGinnis

Come learn how easy it can be to use Firebase to take your app idea from concept to production. In this workshop you will build your own Twitter-like social messaging application, start to finish.

Room: Farmington
Topics: Application Development;
Tags: Cloud; Database/SQL; JavaScript; Web

Mike Branstein
David Buckingham
Building a Customized IoT solution with Windows Azure, a Raspberry Pi, and Windows 10 IoT Core
Mike Branstein; David Buckingham

Hands-on lab for building a cloud-enabled IoT temperature monitoring solution. You'll learn about Raspberry Pi, Windows 10 IoT Core, Azure IoT Hubs, Stream Analytics, Azure SQL, and Power BI.

Room: Burley/Cumberland/Derby
Topics: Application Development;
Tags: .NET; Architecture Practices; Cloud; Database/SQL; IoT

Stephen Harper
The Cloud Switch: Creating a Simple Internet-Connected Power Switch and Web Dashboard Using a Particle Photon and .NET Core.
Stephen Harper

This session explores creating a connected device prototype using the Particle Photon micro-controller and cloud service. The device will be connected to a .NET Core web dashboard using a web API.

Room: Burley/Cumberland/Derby
Topics: Application Development;
Tags: .NET; Cloud; Hardware; IoT

Sam Basu
Flying High with Xamarin!
Sam Basu

Cross-platform mobile development with Xamarin

Room: Julia Belle Ballroom
Topics: Application Development;
Tags: .NET; Cloud; Mobile

Alex Robinson
Under the Covers of a NewSQL Database
Alex Robinson

This talk will cover the tradeoffs made in traditional SQL and NoSQL databases and introduce the class of NewSQL databases before diving deep into the design of one. The core focus will be on the underlying architectural techniques, which are applicable to many distributed systems beyond databases.

Room: Appalachian
Topics: ;
Tags: Big Data; Cloud; Database/SQL

Phillip Wilkins
Using R in Azure Machine Learning
Phillip Wilkins

R is a powerful language, and when coupled with Microsoft Azure Machine learning, the analytics and data manipulation capabilities are scalable and flexible. Using R Studio, this tutorial will walk through the capabilities and integrations that are made possible by this fantastic pair.

Room: Heartland
Topics: Application Development;
Tags: Cloud; Other Languages

Emily  Harshman
Writing Requirements as User Stories
Emily Harshman

Developers are key in driving well-written user stories. This session will show good user stories and how you can coach your product owner toward writing effective and well-written user stories. This session covers estimating techniques of user stories and how to improve estimates over time.

Room: Appalachian
Topics: Requirements;
Tags: .NET; Accessibility; Agile; Architecture Practices; Big Data; Clojure; Cloud; Continuous Deployment; Cross-Platform; Database/SQL; Design (UI/UX/CSS); Development Practices; DevOps; Functional Programming; Hardware; iOS/OSX; IoT; Java; JavaScript; Mobile; PHP; Project Management; Python; Requirements; Ruby/Rails; Scala; Security; Soft Skills; Software Process; Testing; Web; Web Services; Windows 8/10; Other Languages; Other

Michael Dowden
Martine Dowden
Michael McGinnis
Get Real! Build Real-Time apps with Firebase
Michael Dowden; Martine Dowden; Michael McGinnis

Have you ever heard the phrases “beauty is in the eye of the beholder” or “I like what I like” when someone is dismissing your design? Too often good designs are dismissed for aesthetic differences instead of appreciated for its intrinsic value.

Room: Iroquois
Topics: Application Development;
Tags: Cloud; Database/SQL; JavaScript; Web

Brian Dunzweiler
Cloud-ify Your Next Data Warehouse
Brian Dunzweiler

In this talk, we will review typical data warehousing challenges for on-premises and how cloud providers are breaking down those barriers. To make it tangible, we will then take a tour of one of the options, Microsoft SQL Data Warehouse.

Room: Farmington
Topics: Application Development;
Tags: Big Data; Cloud; Database/SQL

David Walker
Empower Any Application with Azure Machine Learning
David Walker

Learn how you can build intelligent applications by integrating Azure Machine Learning features into existing applications, processes and workflows by simply calling REST services.

Room: Goldenrod
Topics: Application Development;
Tags: .NET; Big Data; Cloud; Cross-Platform; Development Practices; Software Process; Web; Web Services

Jamie Phillips
A DevOps Story
Jamie Phillips

This story begins on a warm day in the summer of 2014. A new team was formed to work on a critical business application. That application had few releases a year and a mile long backlog that wasn’t getting completed. Two years later, that team was has had more than 300 releases in a year.

Room: Farmington
Topics: Application Development;
Tags: .NET; Cloud; Continuous Deployment; Development Practices; DevOps; Web

Arthur  Hicken
Cloud Shifts the Burden of Security to Development
Arthur Hicken

The move to the cloud brings a number of new security challenges, but the application remains your last line of defense. Developers are extremely well-poised to perform tasks critical for securing the application—provided that certain key obstacles are overcome.

Room: Iroquois
Topics: ;
Tags: Cloud; Security; Testing

Brian Sherwin
Microsoft and Containers Containers Containers
Brian Sherwin

In this session you'll be introduced to the many ways Microsoft and Azure are supporting containers, as well as new Windows containers built-in to Windows Server 2016.

Room: Farmington
Topics: Application Development;
Tags: Architecture Practices; Cloud; Continuous Deployment; Development Practices; DevOps; Other

Mike Wood
Dealing with Database Sprawl in Azure: Elastic Database Jobs
Mike Wood

A session covering improvements to the Microsoft Elastic Database Jobs feature and a sneak peek at an upcoming preview of a new service!

Room: Julia Belle Ballroom
Topics: Application Development;
Tags: Cloud; Database/SQL; DevOps

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