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  • 8:30 AM
    Jose E.  García
    David Pardo Villaverde
    Kloadgen: An empty Kafka is a sad Kafka
    Jose E. García; David Pardo Villaverde

    In 2019 we found ourselves in a situation where we needed to produce a huge amount of data to be injected into a Kafka cluster so it can be consumed by an application and run a load testing. Data should follow a defined structure in AVRO format; and also should have certain values in order to follow

    Date/Time: Thursday, August 19, 2021 8:30 AM
    Topics: Software Testing
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    Stacy Cashmore
    Getting Started with Azure Command and Query
    Stacy Cashmore

    So, you want to migrate to Azure? You’ve read the success stories, and you see the benefits yourself. But just how do you get started? And how do you convince those who don’t see the benefits as you do? In this talk, we will get started on the Azure development route. Using a site that communicate

    Date/Time: Thursday, August 19, 2021 8:30 AM
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    Rina Artstain Artstain
    Silly baboons, stubborn elephants
    Rina Artstain Artstain

    Have you ever found yourself stuck waiting 6 months for API to support a feature which needs to be ready in two weeks? Maybe spent weeks trying to figure out how to make a feature work while dealing with multiple versions of legacy code? As product engineers working with platform groups, conflicts

    Date/Time: Thursday, August 19, 2021 8:30 AM
    Topics: Soft Skills
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    Yitzhak David
    Analytics in Power BI with R and Python with SQL Server 2019 ML Service & Polybase
    Yitzhak David

    Power bi

    Date/Time: Thursday, August 19, 2021 8:30 AM
    Topics: Application Development
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    Henning Schwentner
    (An introduction to) Domain Storytelling
    Henning Schwentner

    Domain Storytelling is a collaborative modeling method. It brings together domain experts and development teams and helps them to understand the domain of a software system, find microservices boundaries, and to talk about requirements. Domain Storytelling means that we let domain experts tell us

    Date/Time: Thursday, August 19, 2021 8:30 AM
    Topics: Requirements
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    Tobias Ljungström
    Web Components: an Introduction to the Future
    Tobias Ljungström

    With Web Components having reached high enough browser support to be production ready, it is high time to take a look at what they are and what they can do for you. In this talk you will learn how to create a web component using the native browser api:s. You will learn about the advantages of the te

    Date/Time: Thursday, August 19, 2021 8:30 AM
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    Tommy Norman
    Technical Debt, Bad Investments, and Bounced Checks: Managing Long Term Product Health
    Tommy Norman

    All technical debt is not created equal and not all technical debt is a bad decision. Trying to lump everything in this one category can cause organizations not to manage it in the most effective way. Sometimes we take on technical debt for a short term gain, other times we make the best decision at

    Date/Time: Thursday, August 19, 2021 8:30 AM
    Topics: Application Development
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    Sandro Pereira
    Logic Apps: Anywhere, Everywhere
    Sandro Pereira

    A walk-thru session on how and where we can or should use Logic Apps and start building fantastic business processes. We will be addressing topics like: what tools should you use: Azure Portal, Visual Studio, or Visual Studio Code. What kind of solutions you can create, cloud integration, hybrid int

    Date/Time: Thursday, August 19, 2021 8:30 AM
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    Håkan Silfvernagel
    Machine learning in the browser using TensorFlow.js
    Håkan Silfvernagel

    In order to start out with machine learning you typically would need to learn Python, Tensorflow, Jupyter Notebook etc. But what if you could run your machine learning straight in the browser. This can be done through Tensorflow.js. In this session you will get an introduction so that you can use it

    Date/Time: Thursday, August 19, 2021 8:30 AM
    Topics: Application Development
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    Nicolas Fränkel
    A Change-Data-Capture use-case: designing an evergreen cache
    Nicolas Fränkel

    When one’s app is challenged with poor performances, it’s easy to set up a cache in front of one’s SQL database. It doesn’t fix the root cause (e.g. bad schema design, bad SQL query, etc.) but it gets the job done. If the app is the only component that writes to the underlying database, it’s a no-br

    Date/Time: Thursday, August 19, 2021 8:30 AM
    Topics: Application Development
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    Gil Zilberfeld
    10 Things They Didn't Tell You About TDD
    Gil Zilberfeld

    TDD (Test Driven Development) is a well-known practice, yet hardly implemented methodology of coding. In the wild, you will barely see it fully implemented in organizations. Why is that? Is it because it is hard? Does it work only in special cases? I'm here to tell you the things that so-called

    Date/Time: Thursday, August 19, 2021 8:30 AM
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    Joe Winchester
    Wowee it's Zowe - how the mainframe got its groove again
    Joe Winchester

    The mainframe is often viewed as a legacy 65 year old computing platform operated by grey (or zero) haired developers typing 8 letter commands into green screens. This talk myth busts that stereotype and discusses the growth of the mainframe in today's hybrid computing world, especially around the

    Date/Time: Thursday, August 19, 2021 8:30 AM
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    Ramón Huidobro
    New dev, old codebase: A series of mentorship stories
    Ramón Huidobro

    Mentorship in software development carries a lot of responsibility, but plays an integral part in making tech communities as well as individuals thrive. In this talk, we'll go over some of my mentorship experiences, adopting techniques and learning to teach, so we can teach to learn. Anyone can be

    Date/Time: Thursday, August 19, 2021 8:30 AM
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  • 9:45 AM
    Cameron Presley
    Having a Whale Of a Good Time With Docker
    Cameron Presley

    Docker and other containerization technologies have been around for a while now but it's not always obvious what the advantages of this new technology and why we should be using it. Over the past year, I've found myself utilizing Docker more and more and it has completely changed the way I do work.

    Date/Time: Thursday, August 19, 2021 9:45 AM
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    Henk Boelman
    Amy Boyd
    The age of applied AI
    Henk Boelman; Amy Boyd

    After a tremendous age of innovation and research in the AI field, we are moving towards the age of appliance. But how and where do you get started as a developer and how do you apply machine learning ethically and use it for good. In this talk we dive into the current state of everyday AI, debate

    Date/Time: Thursday, August 19, 2021 9:45 AM
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    Mesut Durukal
    4 Pillars of Successful Agile Test Automation.
    Mesut Durukal

    Motivation: ------------- I wrapped up my experiences including lots of challenges in both technical and social manners from the automation projects to test complicated systems such as cloud-based open IOT platforms. Finally, I listed a set of golden rules to develop solutions against those challen

    Date/Time: Thursday, August 19, 2021 9:45 AM
    Topics: Software Testing
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    Olamide Makinde
    Soft skills For Developers
    Olamide Makinde

    The session aims to elucidate on crucial soft skills necessary for developers to grow not only in tech but as a person generally.

    Date/Time: Thursday, August 19, 2021 9:45 AM
    Topics: Soft Skills
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    Nils Hyoma
    Backlog Refinement: Success factor for SCRUM and engine for change management
    Nils Hyoma

    According to Jeff Sutherland, one of the co-founders of SCRUM, backlog refinement forms the backbone of a functioning Scrum Team. However, the Scrum Guide is largely silent on how this important event can be successfully established in the development process. The document only devotes a short and c

    Date/Time: Thursday, August 19, 2021 9:45 AM
    Topics: Project Management
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    Johnny Hooyberghs
    Microsoft Q# and Azure Quantum
    Johnny Hooyberghs

    You've probably heard about quantum computing, but it still remains a mystery? In this deep-dive session, I will explain important concepts like qubits, superposition, and entanglement. Theoretical knowledge about quantum physics, quantum gates, and quantum algorithms will be combined with some exam

    Date/Time: Thursday, August 19, 2021 9:45 AM
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    Guy Royse
    Finding Bigfoot with Redis + RediSearch
    Guy Royse

    Bigfoot has been a staple of American folklore since the 19th century. Many are convinced that Bigfoot is real. Others suggest he’s merely a cultural phenomenon. And some just want to believe. There is even a group, the Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization, that tracks Bigfoot sightings and makes

    Date/Time: Thursday, August 19, 2021 9:45 AM
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    Matias Arabolaza
    Why the future is Headless?
    Matias Arabolaza

    We've heard a lot about "Headless" this last year. Headless CMS, Headless Commerce, what are they? Which are the main benefits and cons? And why they are here to stay? Let's take a deep dive on how this amazing architecture really work and how can it leverage our daily work as developers

    Date/Time: Thursday, August 19, 2021 9:45 AM
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    Ryan Latta
    How To Impact Map and Never Struggle with User Stories Again
    Ryan Latta

    Imagine if you were able to produce a backlog of stories that connected to real people, their needs, and actual results. Instead of trying to explain stories that don't seem to have any connection because they're requirements wrapped up in a template. In this session, I want to introduce a techniqu

    Date/Time: Thursday, August 19, 2021 9:45 AM
    Topics: Requirements
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    Eric Potter
    What's going on in there? Know what's happening in your software with Application Insights.
    Eric Potter

    Monitoring production software can be a challenge, especially if it is hosted in the cloud. Application Insights can tell you what your software is doing. With this tool you will be able to: • Identify performance bottlenecks • Detect bugs before they are reported by users • Characterize in

    Date/Time: Thursday, August 19, 2021 9:45 AM
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    Jessielaine Punongbayan
    Richelle Anne Craw
    VS Code for Green Screen Developers
    Jessielaine Punongbayan; Richelle Anne Craw

    Mainframe modernization is an unavoidable topic for every developer these days, whether your tool is the traditional green screen or another IDE. How does the coding experience differ between the two? In this session, we will showcase a side-by-side comparison on these development environments, base

    Date/Time: Thursday, August 19, 2021 9:45 AM
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  • 11:00 AM
    Melissa Jurkoic
    Users Don't Have to Suffer in the Cloud
    Melissa Jurkoic

    The cloud has a lot to offer organizations - this is unquestionable. It is clear - the cloud has extraordinary potential to disrupt how IT manages applications and how IT delivers services to end users. The strategies to move to the cloud for enterprises usually steer towards either migrating thei

    Date/Time: Thursday, August 19, 2021 11:00 AM
    Topics: User Experience
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    Matthew Groves
    Migrating from SQL to NoSQL with .NET and Dapper
    Matthew Groves

    Databases are like languages: it's very useful to know more than one. NoSQL databases promise better performance, scaling, lower cost of ownership, and flexibility for many use cases. With recent advances in NoSQL including ACID transactions, SQL queries, scopes, collections, and more, making the ju

    Date/Time: Thursday, August 19, 2021 11:00 AM
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    Joe Kuemerle
    A Series of Unfortunate Events - What Happens When Your App is Hacked.
    Joe Kuemerle

    Many of us know about the various security checklists and how we should write more secure code. In this session we will move beyond top 10 lists and dive into the world of how attackers compromise systems and how they use those compromises to exploit both individuals and companies. You will see dem

    Date/Time: Thursday, August 19, 2021 11:00 AM
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    Jim Wooley
    Improving code quality with Static Analyzers
    Jim Wooley

    How do you keep code consistent across a team or make sure your independent code follows accepted standards, use a Static Analyzer tool. See how to use some of these tools for your .Net, JavaScript, Style sheets, etc. to improve your code as an independent or large team lead. Whether you're an inde

    Date/Time: Thursday, August 19, 2021 11:00 AM
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    Andrew Malek
    Cognitive Biases and the User Experience
    Andrew Malek

    According to Wikipedia, cognitive biases cause individuals to 'create their own "subjective social reality" from their perception of the input.' Some of these allow us to take shortcuts when processing information... with mixed results. Though not all confirmation biases can be neatly labeled "good"

    Date/Time: Thursday, August 19, 2021 11:00 AM
    Topics: User Experience
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    Michael Perry
    Jinaga: End-to-End State Management for Offline-First Web Applications
    Michael Perry

    State management libraries like Redux make it easier to coordinate changes in all parts of your web applications. But they stop at the browser. You are still responsible for developing the API and back-end data store. Jinaga is an end-to-end state management solution. No custom API. No app-specific

    Date/Time: Thursday, August 19, 2021 11:00 AM
    Topics: Application Development
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    Veronika Kolesnikova
    Computer, make it so!
    Veronika Kolesnikova

    Electronic personal assistants are conquering the world right now. Currently, the biggest tech companies are focusing their attention on artificial intelligence. This opens a wide variety of opportunities for developers and benefits customers. A virtual assistant can access different devices, comple

    Date/Time: Thursday, August 19, 2021 11:00 AM
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    Amanda Perkins
    The Human Side to Testing
    Amanda Perkins

    We’re known for breaking things and testing the limits, and patience, of our team and our systems. We advocate for quality in all things and we advocate for the end user. But, none of us actually think about how our varied backgrounds influence what we do and how we test. In this session we’ll ex

    Date/Time: Thursday, August 19, 2021 11:00 AM
    Topics: Software Testing
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    Sam Nasr
    Making Apps Listen and React with LUIS (Language Understanding Intelligent Service)
    Sam Nasr

    Language Understanding Intelligence Service (LUIS) is part of Azure's Cognitive Services. It's built on the interactive machine learning and language understanding research from Microsoft Research. Luis provides the capability to understand a person’s natural language and respond with actions spec

    Date/Time: Thursday, August 19, 2021 11:00 AM
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    Chris Gardner
    Demystifying the .NET Runtime
    Chris Gardner

    While most .NET developers know that .NET is an interpreted language, have you ever thought about what that really means? If the language is compiled to an intermediate language (literally called "Microsoft Intermediate Language" or MSIL) and run on a VM, how have they added more features to the lan

    Date/Time: Thursday, August 19, 2021 11:00 AM
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    Chris Ayers
    Git Good with Advanced Git
    Chris Ayers

    Most of us use git everday, but how well do you know one of your most important tools besides cloning, commiting, and pull requests? Are you comfortable rebasing? Do you really know the difference between Resetting or Reverting? Lets 'stash' some info and learn all the advanced features of one of o

    Date/Time: Thursday, August 19, 2021 11:00 AM
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    Ed Charbeneau
    Blazor Stability Testing Tools for Bullet Proof Applications
    Ed Charbeneau

    .NET in the browser may sound like Blazor's strength, however the story of Blazor testing may just be its biggest potential upside. In this session we'll discuss what makes Blazor an ideal candidate for: Unit Testing, Integration Testing, and Automated System Testing.

    Date/Time: Thursday, August 19, 2021 11:00 AM
    Topics: Software Testing
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    Martine Dowden
    Everyday Accessibility
    Martine Dowden

    You’ve heard it: accessibility is important. We must make our websites and applications conform to accessibility standards. But what about the rest of our communications and interactions? As tech professionals we send emails, write documentation, write code, vent our frustrations on Twitter, and muc

    Date/Time: Thursday, August 19, 2021 11:00 AM
    Topics: User Experience
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  • 1:30 PM
    Mitchel Sellers
    But It was Logged! Practical Logging & Monitoring with .NET Core
    Mitchel Sellers

    .NET Core makes writing log entries a breeze within your applications, however, that is where the out-of-the-box simplicity ends. So you have decorated your code with all of these pretty log messages that are designed to make your life easier, but then what? Have you actually reviewed them? Somet

    Date/Time: Thursday, August 19, 2021 1:30 PM
    Topics: Application Development
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    Aaron Ladage
    Content is King: How Contentful and CaaS are Changing the CMS Game
    Aaron Ladage

    Content as a Service (CaaS) has been making huge inroads in how content is managed and consumed in the digital world, thanks in large part to the huge growth of JAMstack-powered digital experiences.In this presentation, we'll discuss how Contentful, one of the biggest players in the CaaS space, make

    Date/Time: Thursday, August 19, 2021 1:30 PM
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    Thomas Haver
    The Rise and Benefits of Robotic Process Automation
    Thomas Haver

    Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is a term given to technology that allows developers to programmatically emulate the actions of a human to execute a business process. RPA often operates on the user interface (UI) layer to capture data or interact with an application or across multiple applications

    Date/Time: Thursday, August 19, 2021 1:30 PM
    Topics: Software Testing
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    Jeffrey T. Fritz
    Blazor – Next Generation UI with .NET 6
    Jeffrey T. Fritz

    Tired of Angular, Vue, and React? Ready for the next generation of web user interface that runs everywhere and you can build with your favorite programming language? In this session, Jeff Fritz is going to introduce you to Blazor - the next generation UI framework from the .NET team. We'll see how

    Date/Time: Thursday, August 19, 2021 1:30 PM
    Topics: Application Development
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    Caito Scherr
    Don't Cross the Streams! Observability for stream processing
    Caito Scherr

    Ghostbusters better get ready, because we're going to cross (ok, join) some streams, and use Grafana to dive deep into what that looks like. This talk will include easy-to-follow steps to set up, and maximize a Grafana + stream processing (with Apache Flink) data pipeline. This talk is for anyone

    Date/Time: Thursday, August 19, 2021 1:30 PM
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    Brian Gorman
    Orchestrate and build serverless solutions with Azure Logic Apps
    Brian Gorman

    This presentation will cover how developers can and should be using Azure Logic Apps as a viable solution when building out serverless processes. With over 200 connectors and the ability to orchestrate workflows, Logic Apps can get you up and running fairly quickly. Logic Apps also allow for full

    Date/Time: Thursday, August 19, 2021 1:30 PM
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    Rob Richardson
    Gaining Confidence with Cypress Tests
    Rob Richardson

    Have you ever wanted to refactor mercilessly but didn't want to break the fragile tower? Or have you ever pushed to production only to spend the next few days cleaning up the regressions? You need integration tests, and Cypress is a great, fast way to build them. With a simple JavaScript or TypeScri

    Date/Time: Thursday, August 19, 2021 1:30 PM
    Topics: Software Testing
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    Junior, no more

    How to position yourself out of being the newbie. You did it! You landed your first tech job. They said this would be the hardest part but now that you’re in the role and are starting to feel comfortable, how do you keep going? This talk will cover tips and tricks on how to position yourself for t

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    Jeremy Clark
    ASP.NET MVC for Absolute Beginners: Your Secret Decoder Ring
    Jeremy Clark

    ASP.NET MVC is filled with hidden conventions: put a controller or view in a certain place and give it a special name, and it magically works. If you know the conventions, you can quickly get an application up and running. But if you don't know the secret codes, all is lost. In this session, you wil

    Date/Time: Thursday, August 19, 2021 1:30 PM
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    Dean Schuster
    What the Soviet Space Program Taught Me About Digital Product Development
    Dean Schuster

    The space race between the USA and USSR was one of the great dramatic stories of the 20th century. Our very industry was born as Washington and Moscow relentlessly competed to master the stars. For space nuts like me, this fascinating time is utterly compelling. It’s also highly instructive for dig

    Date/Time: Thursday, August 19, 2021 1:30 PM
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    Ken Muse
    Cosmos DB For SQL Server Developers
    Ken Muse

    You’re a SQL Developer. It has a SQL API. Sounds like the perfect match … or is it? A globally available, low-latency, multi-model database offers a unique set of new features for creating flexible, scalable solutions. In this crash course, you’ll learn how to transition your SQL skills to Cosmos DB

    Date/Time: Thursday, August 19, 2021 1:30 PM
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    Bruno Capuano
    TinyML and SkySharks ??????
    Bruno Capuano

    Sharks are amazing animals, so let’s start there. In this session we will also review Machine Learning concepts, and we will focus in TinyML: ML technologies and applications capable of performing on-device sensor at extremely low power. We will cover hardware, algorithms and software, and we will

    Date/Time: Thursday, August 19, 2021 1:30 PM
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    Guy Royse
    Mystery Machine Learning: Classifying Text with RNNs, Keras, and Scoob and the Gang
    Guy Royse

    Jinkies! Spoiler Alert! If you’ve seen Scooby-Doo, you know who the monster always is—Old Man Withers, the guy who runs the amusement park. Amusement park operators like Old Man Withers have caused Mystery, Inc. all sorts of problems over the years. Problems that could be avoided with a properly tra

    Date/Time: Thursday, August 19, 2021 1:30 PM
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    Eldert Grootenboer
    Building better security for your API platform using Azure API Management
    Eldert Grootenboer

    These days we use APIs to expose all our microservices , processes, and data, and all this while working in a PaaS or serverless environment. But how do we ensure this is done in a secure and governed way? This is where Azure API Management comes in, where we can create a repository of all our API

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  • 2:45 PM
    Prabhat Nigam
    Office 365 Security with Azure MFA, PIM, and AIP
    Prabhat Nigam

    This session will share the need for today's security for every organization. The speaker will talk and demo on Multi-Factor Authentication, Privileged Identity Management, Azure information Protection.

    Date/Time: Thursday, August 19, 2021 2:45 PM
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    Brian McKeiver
    Under Pressure: Decision Making as a Tech Lead
    Brian McKeiver

    Making decisions as a developer is tough. There are always multiple ways to write code, design a database table, architect a feature, and/or jam square pegs into round holes. This toughness gets amplified as a tech lead. Its no longer about just the code. Now, you get to think about architecting the

    Date/Time: Thursday, August 19, 2021 2:45 PM
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    Douglas Starnes
    Taming Snakes in the Microsoft Cloud: Using Python with Azure
    Douglas Starnes

    In the field of software engineering, it's almost impossible to avoid Python. It's one of the most popular and in demand languages. Therefore, you should be able to use it with Azure. This session will cover the SDKs and APIs to consume and manage Azure services with Python. It will also show how to

    Date/Time: Thursday, August 19, 2021 2:45 PM
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    Sean Whitesell
    If Microservices Are Not The Answer, Then What Is?
    Sean Whitesell

    Emphasis on architecture went from N-Tier monolithic designs to microservices so quickly. Why? Are you choosing the wrong architecture for what you need? Or are you just wasting time and money? In this talk, you will learn about several other architecture options to help you choose the right one fo

    Date/Time: Thursday, August 19, 2021 2:45 PM
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    Prashant G Bhoyar
    Zero to Hero in Power Virtual Agents in 60 Minutes
    Prashant G Bhoyar

    Bots are Hot. Power Virtual Agents a SaaS offering from Microsoft empowers teams to easily create powerful bots using a guided, no-code graphical interface without the need for data scientists or developers. In this demo-driven session, we will cover the basics of the Power Virtual Agents. We will

    Date/Time: Thursday, August 19, 2021 2:45 PM
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    Sam Basu
    Real-Time Desktop Apps with Azure-powered SignalR
    Sam Basu

    SignalR is rather cool piece of ASP.NET technology stack that powers real-time communications across platforms. SignalR is open source and enables two-way client-server RPC calls – across .NET and JavaScript. This means seamless real-time communications across web, desktop and mobile platforms. Mod

    Date/Time: Thursday, August 19, 2021 2:45 PM
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    Henk Boelman
    Seth Juarez
    What is new with Azure Machine Learning
    Henk Boelman; Seth Juarez

    With machine learning becoming more and more an engineering problem the need to track, work together and easily deploy ML experiments with integrated CI/CD tooling is becoming more relevant then ever. In this session we take a deep-dive into Azure Machine Learning service, a cloud service that you

    Date/Time: Thursday, August 19, 2021 2:45 PM
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    Melissa Jurkoic
    Why a Diverse Team is Crucial to Startup Success
    Melissa Jurkoic

    Team diversity refers to differences between members of startup team. Those differences can include demographic differences (like age, race, sex, ethnicity), personality (extrovert, introvert, and differing Myers-Briggs types) and functional (as in skill sets, like engineering, design, copywriting,

    Date/Time: Thursday, August 19, 2021 2:45 PM
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    Chris Woodruff
    Entity Framework debugging using SQL Server: A Detective Story
    Chris Woodruff

    What happens when the code for your Entity Framework Core LINQ queries looks good, but your app is very slow? Are you looking in the right place? Don’t be afraid to start looking at your database. Knowing how to investigate and debug what your LINQ queries are doing in SQL Server is as important as

    Date/Time: Thursday, August 19, 2021 2:45 PM
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    Jason Bock
    Esoteric Programming Languages
    Jason Bock

    Most of the time we program in modern languages like Ruby, Python or C#. However, there are a plethora of languages out there that are strange, odd, and/or just plain funny. In this talk, I'll go over a number of esoteric programming languages such as Whenever, Befunge, and LOLCODE. You'll learn abo

    Date/Time: Thursday, August 19, 2021 2:45 PM
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    Courtney Heitman
    The Web is for Everyone
    Courtney Heitman

    Tim Berners-Lee is noted as saying “the power of the web is in its universality." The web was meant to be a great equalizer for everyone - whether you are situationally, temporarily, or permanently disabled. After all, you never know when you might break your arm or have to order pizza while holding

    Date/Time: Thursday, August 19, 2021 2:45 PM
    Topics: User Experience
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    Shannon Beach
    Kris Walker
    Video Magic - JS, Open Source Players, Smart TVs & You
    Shannon Beach; Kris Walker

    Have you ever wondered how the video player on your favorites apps/sites works? Have you thought to yourself, that's a web browser, there has to be some JavaScript in there somewhere, but been unsure of the magic behind the scenes? Did it not occur to you that your Smart TV was using a web browser u

    Date/Time: Thursday, August 19, 2021 2:45 PM
    Topics: Application Development
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    Michael Dowden
    Winning as the Home Team
    Michael Dowden

    The process of building Great Software can be broken down to a number of processes and attributes that center around communication. From requirements to code to documentation, standups to retrospectives, we build our software teams around specific interactions and communication channels. The typical

    Date/Time: Thursday, August 19, 2021 2:45 PM
    Topics: Project Management
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    Kirsten Hunter
    Cassandra Made Easy: Interact with your Data using Stargate HTTP APIs
    Kirsten Hunter

    Cassandra is an incredibly powerful, scalable and distributed open source database system. Companies with extremely high traffic use it to provide their users with consistent uptime, blazing speed, and a solid framework. However, many developers find Cassandra to be challenging because the configura

    Date/Time: Thursday, August 19, 2021 2:45 PM
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  • 4:00 PM
    Jeff Blankenburg
    Fear
    Jeff Blankenburg

    We make thousands of decisions every single day. Some take thought, and some are just instinctual. How many of those decisions are based on fear? Fear of the unknown, fear of embarrassment, or maybe just fear of spiders? We will look at ways fear shapes our everyday lives, and how we can control it

    Date/Time: Thursday, August 19, 2021 4:00 PM
    Topics: Soft Skills
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A software development conference in the Louisville, KY area on August 18 - 20, 2021 designed to cover all aspects of software development regardless of development stack.

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