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Choose the Right Concurrency Model

Today’s industry demands applications that can handle thousands of users and analyze terabytes of data expeditiously. To achieve this, software is moving from an object-oriented paradigm to a functional paradigm. By utilizing concurrency and parallelism to leverage multiple cores, programmers can achieve radical improvements in their applications. Fortunately, both paradigms can and should coexist. During this talk we will discuss several different concurrency programming models, analyze the pros and cons of each, and suggest their best use. You will learn how to exploit the parallelism in your computer’s GPU and leverage clusters of machines with MapReduce and Stream Processing. Moreover, you will learn how functional programming addresses issues with traditional threads and locks development. Software Transactional Memory (STM) will be discussed with code samples, as well as message passing using channels and useful design patterns like produce and consumer, distribute and conquer, and pipeline. By the end of the session, you will leave with a solid understanding of the different concurrent programming models, and be able to leverage them to increase the performance of your programs.
Riccardo Terrell - Riccardo Terrell is a well-seasoned software engineer and Microsoft MVP who is passionate about functional programming. He is active in the .NET community and started the DC F# user’s group. He is currently working on NPL in F#, and is authoring a book on developing highly-scalable systems applying the functional paradigm in F# & C#. Riccardo believes in polyglot programming as a mechanism for finding the right tool for the job. - http://www.rickyterrell.com

.Net Core, Asp.Net Core and Visual Studio Code on Linux -- 0 to Cloud in 60 Minutes

An introduction to .Net Core and Visual Studio Code on Linux. This will be a very hands on session. We will take a fresh Linux virtual machine and install all the components needed to build .Net applications on Linux using the latest .Net Core release. By the end of the session we will have a website developed using open source technologies and deploy it to the cloud. If you would like to follow along during the presentation, please come with a clean VM of the latest Ubuntu LTS and run all updates on it. For more information and a list of commands we will use during the presentation, visit http://adriangabor.com/code-camp/
Adrian Gabor - Lead Developer at Open Dealer Exchange, I have 18 years experience in IT at Pfizer, American Express, FPL, ADP and others. I am an MCP and a former adjunct instructor at Broward Community College. I have spent most of my career using Microsoft technologies. Focus on web development, open source, .NET on Linux. To follow along during the presentation, visit http://adriangabor.com/code-camp/ and click the "Follow Along Instructions" link. - http://adriangabor.com

Writing Plugins: The On-Ramp to Modern JavaScript

Replacing the underlying architecture of an existing application is rarely feasible. Even rarer are opportunities to rewrite "working" applications. JavaScript plugins provide a way to tap into modern tools and methodologies to create reusable components that are just as useful in legacy applications as they are in new applications. During this session we'll cover creating a modern JavaScript component and build it for easy inclusion in any web application. Subtopics covered will include version control, automated testing, continuous integration, implementation, and usage strategies.
Alfredo Delgado - Alfredo Delgado (@Alfredo_Delgado) is a JavaScript consultant at Bitovi with over ten years of full-stack experience. He helps enterprise clients develop and integrate modern web applications. - http://www.bitovi.com/

Azure Series -- DevOps and Azure

In order to stay two steps ahead of the competition for market share, many companies have begun to fundamentally shift how they work in order to increase the velocity with which they build, test and release software. What originally started from the agile movement is now evolving into a new philosophical way of working: DevOps. So, what is DevOps?
Greg Leonardo - I have been working in the IT industry since my time in the military.  I'm a developer, teacher, speaker, and early adopter.  I have worked in many facets of IT through out my career. I am a Cloud Architect consultant for my company called Webonology.  I'm president of TampaDev, a community meetup, that runs #TampaCC, Azure User Group, Azure Medics, and various technology events throughout Tampa. - http://www.gregleonardo.com

FishAngler Case Study: Xamarin, Azure, and VSTS -- Part 1

Join Jonas Stawski, CTO of FishAngler, and Joe Raio, Senior Technical Evangelist at Microsoft, as they deep dive into the architectural decisions behind the hottest South Florida startup: FishAngler. If you are starting your own technology startup or even thinking about starting one, you do not want to miss this insightful two part series full of know-hows, architecture, design, delivery, and code details. We will be talking about Azure, Continuous Integration with Visual Studio Team Services, NoSQL, Web api, Xamarin, MVVM Cross, Caching, and even code reuse.
Jonas Stawski - I am a husband, father of three and a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) with over a decade of experience building and architecting .NET applications and even more years of professional experience using Microsoft development technologies such as ASP, Visual Basic, and SQL Server. I have worked in several markets such as insurance, real estate, leasing, medical, hospitality, among many others. I am very passionate about software development and love to write articles and speak about it at technical conferences. During my free time I like to enjoy time with my family, play sports (specifically the real football), play games, and code. - http://www.jstawski.com

(Micro)Service Discovery Patterns with ASP.NET Core

With the advent of Mmicroservice architecture, the software development industry is witnessing another shift in the way we structure and deploy our solutions. We’re breaking apart our large enterprise applications into smaller, more focused and reusable units of functionality which can be scaled independently. Sounds like a win right? But how do we know where the services live? How do we know what services are available? In this talk, we’ll briefly discuss the characteristics of microservices. We’ll dive into the topic of service discovery and take a look at a few basic patterns that you can implement today. We’ll also look at how tools like Consul, Zookeeper and others can be used to implement these patterns.
Cecil Phillip - Cecil Phillip, originally from St. John's, Antigua, is a Software Developer residing in South Florida with years of experience building applications on the .NET Framework. Currently, he specializes in building solutions utilizing C#, ASP.NET, AngularJS and Azure. He has a passion for software architecture, interoperability, and testing. Cecil also co-hosts the Away From The Keyboard Podcast. You can follow Cecil on Twitter - http://cecilphillip.com

A Survey of Serverless in Azure and AWS

Cloud computing isn't something that you'll be using the future, cloud computing is the present. The Serverless paradigm is a fairly new happening in the cloud but it could be one of the most transformative for developers. In Serverless the developer doesn't have to worry about spinning up a VM instance or keeping Windows updated we do just do what we're good at…writing code. In this session, I'll go over the basics of Serverless and some cloud computing basics. Then we'll get into how Serverless is implemented in Azure (Azure Functions) and AWS (Lambda). And what's a presentation without demos? I'll walk through some Serverless code in Azure and AWS and show you how to start your first Serverless app.
Richie Rump - Richie Rump is a software developer, data architect and project manager. Richie is a dataveloper with Brent Ozar Unlimited, where he writes code to solve data problems. He developed statisticsparser.com and pastetheplan.com, two tools that help data professionals tune SQL Server. Richie is also the co-host of the Away From The Keyboard Podcast and founded dotNet Miami, a community focused on enterprise development with .NET. He holds the Project Management Professional (PMP) and Certified Scrum Master (CSM) certifications as well as certifications in various Microsoft development technologies. He can be found on Twitter at @Jorriss or at http://jorriss.com. - http://jorriss.net

Microsoft and IoT

Blain will discuss what Microsoft is doing in the IoT space, look at real case studies that Blain has been involved in with Costa Farms and PGA Tour Golfer Bryson DeChambeau. We'll look at Visual Studio and Arduino IDE integration and discuss Microsoft IoT Azure workflow.
Blain Barton - Raised in Spokane Washington, Blain Barton has been with Microsoft for 24 years and has held many diverse positions. His career started in 1988 as Team Leader in Manufacturing and Distribution, progressing to PSS Team Manager for Visual Basic Product Support 1990, Product Development Consultant for Microsoft Word Division. Blain has organized and delivered a wide array of technical events and has presented over 1000 live events and has received six “top-presenter” speaking awards. He has traveled around the world delivering OEM training sessions on pre-installing Microsoft Windows on new PC’s. Blain wrote his first book, “Setting up your business in the cloud – Microsoft Public Cloud Services” in 2015. He attended Washington State University graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in English/Business and Minor in Computer Science. After college, Blain taught snow skiing on a professional level in the Cascade Mountains before starting his career with Microsoft. As a hobby, Blain runs a 10-acre farm consisting of palm trees within his nursery operation in Homosassa Florida. Blain currently resides in Tampa Florida. - http://aka.ms/blainbarton
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NoSQL for .NET developers in 10 minutes: Azure DocumentDB

Go from SQL to NoSQL for writing CRUD apps. This is an intro level talk for .NET and SQL Server developers. We will use the newly released Azure DocumentDB emulator and sample code to walk through a ASP.NET MVC web app that uses C# and DocumentDB for storing data. Then we'll walk through writing queries for DocumentDB by leveraging your SQL and LINQ querying skills. Also on the agenda (time permitting): Use cases for DocumentDB, SQL vs NoSQL, a look at NoSQL offerings on Azure.
Santosh Hari - Santosh Hari is a Microsoft Azure MVP and DocumentDB Wizard. He is a frequent speaker at meetups and Codecamps. His day job is at Spectrum Bridge, a wireless startup, where, as Director of Software, he leverages his software skills to help provide high quality, affordable wireless broadband to the developing world. He also runs a software consulting company, Sand Dollar Technology, with his wife. Santosh also volunteers for Orlando .NET User Group as Director of Tech and co-organizer of Orlando Codecamp. - http://santoshhari.wordpress.com

Using SQLite in your Xamarin Forms app

Join Russ Fustino and see how SQLite can be used to manage local data in your iOS, Android and Windows UWP applications. You will see how to identify the proper location for your data and how to insert, update, retrieve and delete data efficiently using asynchronous I/O calls as well as deploy a SQLite DB as part of your application. We will look at some tools to create a SQLite DB from a SQL DB, as well as a viewer for SQLite definitions and data.
Russ Fustino - Microsoft Windows Platform MVP 2013-2016 Highly experienced software developer evangelist, trainer and programmer. C#, Xamarin, iOS, Android, and Windows Universal native and hybrid app developer. Passion for building and managing cross platform app development and tools through conveying technology via live seminars, webcasts, blogs, photos and internet video productions. Background: INETA Lifetime Achievement Award winner for helping educate, entertain and enlighten 1+ million programmers. Xamarin Mobile Certified Developer 2016-2017. Publisher of several apps including endorsed cross platform apps for Rock Legends Jethro Tull using Microsoft App Studio, Xamarin Forms, Xamarin Insights, Raygun written in C#. Runs the Mobile App Dev Tampa user group. - http://www.fustinobrothers.com

DevOps -- Overview of using TFS to build and deploy software

This will be a demonstration of Microsoft's Team Foundation Server / Visual Studio Online in a DevOps environment. The demonstration will go from source code to a fully deployed web site using Visual Studio Online and Azure websites for demonstration purposes. The new web based build and release services will be demonstrated.
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SQL Server 2016 InMemory OLTP improvements

SQL Server 2016 lifted several limitations from its initial implementation. This session will cover how to implement InMemory objects, new capabilities (Defaults, Checks, FK validation, Triggers); performance gains; and an introduction to monitoring these objects.
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Automating Workloads with Azure Automation

This session deep dives into Azure Automation – a cloud based automation engine hosted on Microsoft Azure. You will learn the capabilities of Azure Automation as well as each component such as run books, modules, source control, Webhooks, schedules and Azure Automation DSC, etc. This session will also cover topics such as SMA Integration Hybrid Worker Roles and how Azure Automation can be integrated with other applications and Azure services such as OMS Log Analytics.
Adnan Cartwright - Adnan has worked with different companies to help secure, expand, and maintain their networks using the most update technology available. Awarded the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional award in Software Packaging, Deployment & Servicing. Adnan has presented numerous events including the launch of Server 2012 and Windows 8. A graduate from ITT Technical Institute earning degrees in Information Technology Computer Networking Systems and Information Systems Security. Adnan is involved within the technical community and has a passion for teaching and sharing technical knowledge to both young adults and current professionals in the field today. As one of the organizers of the IT PRO Camp and volunteer for the I Center Community Foundation which teaches at risk kids IT skills. Adnan is immersed in the betterment of people. Founder of the Florida IT Server Group which is located both in South Florida and Jacksonville Florida. Adnan's passion for bettering those who come into contact still continues to this day. - http://www.fisg.us

Introduction to Xamarin

Lean about mobile development with Xamarin. Develop native mobile application for iOS and Android using Microsoft Visual Studio with C#.
Mir Majeed - Mir Majeed has over 20+ years of developing large scale enterprise applications in Microsoft and open source technologies. Mir has been working with Mobile for more than 5+ years and has developed in native as well as cross platform technologies. He also started the local South Florida Xamarin User group 3 years ago which has been a great success. http://www.meetup.com/South-Florida-Xamarin-User-Group/ - http://magenic.com

Your Application: Understanding What Is and What Should Never Be…

Most testing efforts focus on the "happy path" of application execution with a side of "error handling". Unfortunately this leaves a large percentage of the application's overall behavior totally uncharacterized. This uncharted territory often manifests itself as a bug/defect that is only discovered once the code is in production use. During this session, we will examine various techniques to improve visibility of how the code actually behaves (both in terms of what it does and does not do) and reduce the number of surprises that occur.
David V. Corbin - David Corbin has been a professional developer for over 30 years, and is the Chief Architect at Dynamic Concepts Development Corp. For the past decade, his primary focus has been on "Helping Teams be Better at Writing Better Software" - http://www.dynconcepts.com
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Are Chat bots the next Apps?

We have seen numerous web sites, mobile apps and desktop apps during our lifetime. They all have a place in life. We are in a era where most of these tools and technologies would potentially be disrupted and made smarter with Machine learning and Artificial intelligence. Cheers :) What is the intent of this session - The question - Are chat bot the next apps? - The convincing game - Anatomy of chat bot
PRATHAP KUDUPU - Prathap Kudupu is a Consultant, Full stack developer, Application Architect, Speaker, Author with over 13 years of experience in modern web development and technologies.He specializes in professional application development with technologies including Windows, HTML5, JavaScript, CSS, C#, .NET and SQL Server. He is often found speaking in code camps. He recently discovered just how awesome bots development can be and is passionate about sharing the awesomeness!. He is an active blogger. You can find him at prathapkudupublog.com - http://KudupuTech.com

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Aurelia By Example

Aurelia is a JavaScript framework straight from Florida! Let's dive in and check out some examples of how Aurelia can help you to create applications that are more testable and maintainable. Aurelia makes SPA development simple!
Ashley Grant - Ashley is a full stack web developer from Tallahassee, FL with over ten years of industry experience. Ashley blogs at https://aurelia.ninja on Aurelia and other development topics. He recently discovered just how awesome modern JavaScript development can be and is passionate about sharing the awesomeness! As the Aurelia Community Lead, Ashley focuses on community outreach and making sure everyone knows that their voice matters in the future of the web. - http://aurelia.ninja
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Azure Series - Getting Started with Azure Functions

Learn how to use Functions to develop and deploy small pieces of code in the language of your choice and in the cloud without setting up infrastructure.
Greg Leonardo - I have been working in the IT industry since my time in the military.  I'm a developer, teacher, speaker, and early adopter.  I have worked in many facets of IT through out my career. I am a Cloud Architect consultant for my company called Webonology.  I'm president of TampaDev, a community meetup, that runs #TampaCC, Azure User Group, Azure Medics, and various technology events throughout Tampa. - http://www.gregleonardo.com

FishAngler Case Study: Xamarin, Azure, and VSTS -- Part 2

Join Jonas Stawski, CTO of FishAngler, and Joe Raio, Senior Technical Evangelist at Microsoft, as they deep dive into the architectural decisions behind the hottest South Florida startup: FishAngler. If you are starting your own technology startup or even thinking about starting one, you do not want to miss this insightful two part series full of know-hows, architecture, design, delivery, and code details. We will be talking about Azure, Continuous Integration with Visual Studio Team Services, NoSQL, Web api, Xamarin, MVVM Cross, Caching, and even code reuse.
Jonas Stawski - I am a husband, father of three and a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) with over a decade of experience building and architecting .NET applications and even more years of professional experience using Microsoft development technologies such as ASP, Visual Basic, and SQL Server. I have worked in several markets such as insurance, real estate, leasing, medical, hospitality, among many others. I am very passionate about software development and love to write articles and speak about it at technical conferences. During my free time I like to enjoy time with my family, play sports (specifically the real football), play games, and code. - http://www.jstawski.com

How to Scale .NET Apps with Distributed Caching

Your .NET applications may experience database or storage bottlenecks due to growth in data volume, session volume/length or size of objects. Learn how to remove bottlenecks and scale your .NET applications using distributed caching. This talk covers: • Quick overview of scalability bottlenecks in .NET applications • Description of distributed caching and how it solves response time issues • Where you can use distributed caching in your application(s) • Some important features in a distributed cache • Hands-on examples using a distributed cache
Iqbal Khan - Iqbal is Alachisoft’s President and Technology Evangelist. His Master’s of Computer Science from Indiana University, 25+ years of software architecture, design and development, plus deep business experience make him a great resource. He speaks frequently at .NET events including DevWeek London, TechDays France and VS Live! shows along with local .NET Code Camps and Meetups. He has written for MSDN magazine, CodeProject and Visual Studio Magazine. - http://www.alachisoft.com/ncache

Scrum Basics with Lego Simulation

Did you know that a quick Indeed search using Scrum as a keyword yields +20,000 positions that mention the word - with salaries upward of $85K a year? If you are a developer, you may be asked to join a Scrum Team. What to do? Learn the basics of this popular and wonderful project management framework in a fun Lego simulation.
Laisa de Almeida - Laisa de Almeida is an experienced servant leader currently working with Scrum teams at Citi in Florida. She helps organizations, teams and individuals on their journey to Agility. She is experienced in leading cross-functional, distributed and multicultural teams and is appreciated for her training skills and hands-on approach. Laisa has an undergraduate in Accounting and an MBA. She started her career in technology as a Business Analyst in the waterfall world. In 2012, she was introduced to Scrum and the Agile community as a Product Owner. From then on, she has been an enthusiastic adept of Agile. - http://https://www.linkedin.com/in/laisa-de-almeida-mba-csp-pmi-acp-a2b8b213/

Control your Application with your Brain

See the latest technology in brain computer interfaces and learn how you can control your applications with just your mind! As we seek better user interfaces, maybe future applications will no longer require a mouse and a keyboard, just your thoughts.
Ibis Arrastia - Ibis is the founder of the Software Factory, a company dedicated to building custom web and mobile applications, as well as proof of concepts for startups. Her career as a software developer is over two decades long and includes work done for companies such as Ryder.com, Lexis-Nexis, Cisco, Nokia, MovieTickets.com, Advantage Rent-a-Car, and Vitacost.com. She is currently a parallel entrepreneur with roles in multiple companies: a board member for Apretaste, founding partner at Strong Grip Gym, tech community leader for the non-profit, Girl Develop It and its over 1,000 members, neuroscience and brain-computer interface enthusiast, public speaker, and soon a published author. - http://www.techibis.com

5 Top Ways to Secure Your Cloud Solution

Learn how to secure your new cloud solution to fit with many compliance policies. Eric shows you 5 areas using Platform As A Service (PAAS) you need to secure. He also shows the best practices to secure them when architecting your applications. How can you assure your organization that the utilizing the cloud, especially PAAS, is safe, and can meet all the security policies pertinent to your organization and industry? This session introduces you to ways to help mitigate these issues.
Eric Landes - Eric is Director of the DevOps Practice at AgileThought. He is also a Microsoft ALM MVP. He has been involved with the IT industry for over 20 years. He helps coach and implement agile solutions and has presented on Kanban, automated acceptance tests, and other agile topics across the United States. He helped found the Tampa Bay DevOps meetup. - http://www.agilethought.com

Building Microsoervices with Azure

The example rich demo illustrates the various ways Microsoft's powerful cloud platform can be leveraged when building large scale, enterprise ready, micro-services platforms. You will learn about Service Bus, Service Fabric, Web Apps, and the many other ways Micro-Services can be designed
Edward Moemeka - Edward Moemeka is a visionary and results-driven leader with expertise in spearheading technology-based enterprise wide strategic initiatives in digital and business transformation. He has a career marked by demonstrated ability to deliver peak-performing solutions and achieve cross-functional IT / business objectives. He has worked as the CHief Architect for e-Builder, Cloud Practice Head for Mphasis/HP and a Technology Leader for such companies as Comcast, Microsoft, SUN Microsystems, IBM, KPMG, Perficient, and Merrill Lynch. Edward is also the author of Professional C#, C# for Java Developers, Real World Windows 8 Development with JavaScript and Real World Windows 10 development. - http://www.infusion.com

Release Management with Team Services

Learn the fundamentals of Release Management, how it relates to DevOps, and benefits it and continuous deployment bring to any organization. More specifically, I will present an overview of Release Management. I will also cover what Visual Studio Team Services and Team Foundation Services are. We will look at the new Cross-Platform build system, discuss DevOps practices, and benefits of Release Management. Walk away with the knowledge you need to get started with Release Management Team Services.
Paul Hacker - Paul Hacker has over 15 years of application architecture, design, development, and management expertise in Microsoft technologies. Paul has a depth of experience in ALM, Process Improvement, and Team Foundation Server. Having distinguished himself as a leader in the IT industry he has been awarded the distinction of Microsoft MVP in the ALM category every year since 2006 - http://paulhacker.net

Working with SQL Server for Linux Cross-Platform

I will be previewing the recent build of SQL Server for Linux CTP1. Everything you need to install and connect to SQL Server. Then, what tools are available to use from either Linux and Windows. Sample on querying for database information using Python and PowerShell between two environments. This will be a demo intensive session.
Maximo Trinidad - Maximo Trinidad (Florida Aka – Mr. PowerShell) I’m from Puerto Rico, have been working with computers since 1979. Throughout many years, I have worked with SQL Server Technologies, have provided support to Windows Servers/Client Systems, Microsoft Cloud and Virtualization Technologies. I’m a Microsoft PowerShell MVP since 2009, MVP SAPIEN Technologies, and IDERA ACE. I speak in most of the SQLSaturday, IT Pro and .NET camps events around the Florida’s State. Also founder of the Florida PowerShell User Group which meeting every 4rd Thursday evening of the month. - http://www.maxtblog.com/

Crack the Code: Crush Stress & Ignite Programming Power with Meditation

Co-Presenter: Alex Funkhouser In this interactive session, learn the secrets of the most successful programmers and what gives them an edge. Discover How You Can: - Decrease Stress - Write Better Code With Less Effort - Reboot Your Brain, Boost Energy & Performance - Upgrade Your Software - Ignite Right Brain / Left Brain Coherence - Experience Meditation Hacks
Michelle Goebel - Michelle is a 25-year Meditation, Mindfulness and Technology Veteran. She holds multiple certifications in Meditation and Wellness and is the founder and principal trainer at Inspired Intent, LLC. Michelle also earned certifications from working in California directly with Deepak Chopra, MD and Co-Founder David Simon, Neurologist, MD. She led a parallel path in the fast paced, corporate, high-tech world and held leadership roles and achieved exceptional results for both high-growth, start-ups and Fortune 1000 organizations. Her own start-up launched in 2011 from a passion to help professionals to “Activate Their Inner SuperPowers,” feel inspired, spur innovation and have better work-life quality. She focuses on teaching tech and business professionals including: programmers, engineers, product managers, network admins, CIOs, CEOs, CMOs, execs and managers how to reduce stress, boost their brain power, experience out-of-the-box problem solving through right brain, left brain integration from - deep, evidenced based, meditation and mindfulness practices. Michelle teaches these performance enhancing tools to business and tech professionals including: Inc. 500, Fortune 500 companies, Citrix, Tyco International, Sherlock Talent, University of Miami, Office Depot, BMC, JOI Scientific, Women In Technology International (WITI), IT Palooza and more. - http://www.inspiredintent.com

Introduction to Xamarin.Forms

Xamarin.Forms is an essential technology which enables you to build native UIs for iOS, Android and Windows Phone from a single, shared C# codebase. It provides more than 40 cross-platform controls and layouts which are mapped to native controls at runtime, which means that your user interfaces are fully native. In this session you will see how to get started with Xamarin.Forms, learn the nuts and bolts, gotchas and tips and the knowledge to start building your cross-platform applications today.
David Silverlight - - http://www.XamGeek.com
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TDD: A Pragmatic Approach

Unit Testing can be mysterious endeavor with a high bar for entry. It doesn't have to be that complicated. Many examples on the Internet show you how to write a Unit Test, but not how to test an entire application. We'll discuss the fundamentals of TDD, how to approach an entire application, how to separate logical layers, and how to test the boundaries.
John Callaway - Microsoft MVP, John has been a professional developer since 1999. He has focused primarily on web technologies and has experience with everything from PHP to C# to AngularJS to SignalR. Clean code and professionalism are particularly important to him, as well as mentoring and teaching others what he has learned along the way. - http://www.1north.com
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Healthcare Informatics - Lighting up the FHIR

Architecting Health Care solutions using HL7 and FHIR . How do you securely get/update data from the various EHR (Electronic Health Records) systems while conforming to the HIPAA, and various other government regulations?
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From Legacy MVC to Modern MVC: An ASP.NET Core Migration Path

With all the buzz around Microsoft’s revitalized ASP.NET Core MVC framework, you may wonder what has changed since your “legacy” ASP.NET MVC application was written. Sure, there are new framework features and development tools available; but, which of these things must be adopted and when? Can I still use ASP.NET Web Optimization for bundling & minification, or do I have to use something like Gulp? Which package manager(s) should I use to acquire the requisite bits and assets? How does the framework support dependency injection for my controllers? Should I target .NET Framework, .NET Core, or both? What are the repercussions of my IDE or editor selection? Lend me 60 minutes of your time, and I’ll answer these and some other frequently asked questions. You’ll leave with a clearer picture of a practical migration path for your aging MVC application.
Scott Addie - Scott Addie is an avid blogger, a Telerik Developer Network author, a Telerik Developer Expert, and a technical evangelist of the modern web. Scott has reached masses of developers through blog posts, articles, and speaking engagements at user groups, code camps, and conferences across North America. With a strong emphasis on JavaScript and the Microsoft web technology stack, Scott holds numerous industry-recognized Microsoft development certifications and has been named a Microsoft MVP in the award category of Visual Studio and Development Technologies. As a firm believer in giving back to the community, Scott is a frequent open source contributor to high-profile GitHub projects, including ASP.NET Core, OmniSharp, Visual Studio Code, and a plethora of Visual Studio proper extensions. - http://scottaddie.com/

"What is HTML?" -- A Child's History Of The World Wide Web

As a Senior Developer with AARP, one of my responsibilities is to screen potential candidates for web developer roles. Although most of the resumes that come across my desk usually look good at first glance and always boast years of impressive industry experience, less than one in ten candidates make it past the first round of interviews. It is my belief that this disconnect between the mastery of requisite material we are looking for and what many of the candidates demonstrate, stems from a fundamental failure to understand fully the core technologies which form the underpinnings of the internet and the web. In this session, we will take a deep dive into some of the 'how' and 'why' questions surrounding the internet and the web and also look at why asking questions such as these might help make you a better programmer. Please come prepared to have fun and you may get to show off your web development chops by answering some (deceptively easy) interview questions!
Jonathan Fields - A software developer with over a decade of industry experience, primarily with front end technologies, and a natural love of functional languages such as Clojure and ClojureScript. Having first cut his teeth as a web developer with such outfits as The Discovery Chanel and AKQA, Jonathan went on to find a passion for data visualization and digital innovation projects, first working on Comast's user experience team building rapid prototypes and later working with The Washington Post's Director of digital Innovation to build interactive data graphics. -

Azure Series -- Getting Started with Service Fabric

As businesses struggle with the complexity of the application that have been created which equates to increases in support cost and modernization cost. They look for opportunities to control technical debit, while increasing their ability to interact with a broader audience. With the introduction and adoption of Cloud Services such as Azure, companies have an opportunity for better management of these complexities and scale providing minimal cost increases in reflection to physical infrastructure. In order to minimize the introduction of technical debit in these new development practices, monolithic applications are being replaced by a micro architecture approach. Learn how to get started using Service Fabric to package, deploy, and manage scalable and reliable micro services architecture.
Greg Leonardo - I have been working in the IT industry since my time in the military.  I'm a developer, teacher, speaker, and early adopter.  I have worked in many facets of IT through out my career. I am a Cloud Architect consultant for my company called Webonology.  I'm president of TampaDev, a community meetup, that runs #TampaCC, Azure User Group, Azure Medics, and various technology events throughout Tampa. - http://www.gregleonardo.com

Using Azure Functions for Event Driven Applications

Azure Functions is an event driven, compute-on-demand experience that extends the existing Azure application platform with capabilities to implement code triggered by events occurring in Azure or third party service as well as on-premises systems. Developers can leverage Azure Functions to build HTTP-based API endpoints accessible by a wide range of applications, mobile and IoT devices. In this session we will give you an overview of Azure Functions and walk you through some real world examples of how Azure Functions were used and helped the developer either replace or extend functionality.
Joe Raio - Joe Raio is a Microsoft Technical Evangelist based in Miami, Florida. As a technical evangelist, Joe primary focuses on presentations leveraging the Microsoft Stack focused on website development and cloud technology. Prior to becoming an evangelist for Microsoft, Joe successfully owned and operated three small businesses centered around website development and marketing. To learn more about Joe, visit his website at http://joeraio.com - http://joeraio.com

Windows Container Orchestration with Kubernetes

Kubernetes is a fantastic solution for managing containers in both public and private cloud scenarios. In this session we'll explore container capabilities in Windows Server 2016, introduce Kubernetes and equip developers with next steps for taking advantage of these exciting technologies
Jason van Brackel - Jason van Brackel is a Solutions Architect for Apprenda. He's spent most of his career as a polyglot developer, using his diverse experience to simplify complex enterprise scenarios. Currently focused on DevOps, Jason builds solutions to allow organizations to make the most of their development and infrastructure investments. He is also the organizer of the Philadelphia Kubernetes meetup and loves teaching at code camps, user groups and meetups. - http://www.apprenda.com

Making Sense of the Agile Certifications

First there was CSM (Certified Scrum Master) and all was well There was a clear choice as far as student or hiring manager could tell But then came CSPO, CSD and CSP And more confusing equivalents starting with P And just when you thought, well I think I can decode that There were more wearing the SCRUMStudy, PMI or ICAgile hat Scaling Agile has further muddied the waters SAFe, LeSS, NEXUS etc. have their own scaling certifications and more Scrum Certification daughters I know what you are asking, there could not possibly be more? The answer is yes - CTC, CEC, CST, CAL.... just add to the score. Time to make sense of these Agile Certifications, that’s true. Join me for an interactive session as we decode it together to see what makes sense for you!
Anjali Leon, PMP, CSP, ICP-ACC - Anjali is an Agile Coach and Consultant who through her two decades of prior technical and leadership experience brings a unique perspective to the delicate balance between flexibility and rigor necessary for organizations to be agile and remain competitive. Through her expertise and right touch, she has successfully enabled several organizations of all sizes and industries to implement elegant and effective ways to manage work and engage people – with a focus on delivering genuine business value. Anjali is owner and principal coach at Pragmatic Project Leadership LLC, she has a degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Drexel University and numerous Project Management and Agile Certifications under her belt. She shares her enthusiasm and belief in an Agile way of thinking and working as an engaging speaker, community organizer, and mentor for budding Agilists, particularly Women in Agile. - http://www.ppl-coach.com
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DevOps: Delivering high-quality, modern applications requires DevOps tools and processes.

Delivering high-quality, modern applications requires DevOps tools and processes. In this demo-packed session, learn what advances have been made to the Microsoft application lifecycle management offerings that enable your development teams to be more productive.
Pierre Donyegro - Pierre Donyegro Joined Microsoft in 2007 supporting .NET Technologies, Debugging, TFS, IIS and application Compatibility. He is now specialized in TFS, DevOps and Azure, helping to address customer issues onsite and providing workshop in the area of the Developer Tools and techniques, Visual Studio Testing Tools and TFS administration. Early on he Joined the Rangers Team, contributing to the first Branching Guidance published on Codeplex and the Build Customization Guidance. The largest audience of one Pierre’s deliveries was in Bucharest, Romania with more than 300 people. The highlight of the delivery was that one of the attendees came from the back of the room and kissed the screen during the presentation and in his own word told the audience “I Love Windows 7”. Pierre has a passion for TFS & DevOps and he has experienced many different implementations on customer’s sites. Pierre is exited to share some of his practical knowledge to a wider audience at South Florida Code Camp. - http://azure.microsoft.com

Azure Resource Manager Templates

Azure is a great platform because you can quickly create the infrastructure the need to support your applications; whether it's for development, testing, or production. As you start duplicating infrastructure across environments or need to make changes, you need a way to not only automate that process, but to track changes and how they are related to your application. This session will show you how to create ARM templates to define your Azure environments, use VSTS as a version control system for your templates, and use VSTS's build and release management functionality to deploy changes to your environments along with code changes. You will learn: About ARM template creation and automation How to automate deployments How to track infrastructure and application changes
Esteban Garcia - Founder and Chief Technologist at Nebbia Technology, a DevOps and Azure consulting company. I am a software developer with a passion for DevOps, TFS, Azure, and software development best practices. I am a Microsoft Visual Studio ALM MVP and ALM Ranger, Pluralsight author, and I am the president of ONETUG (Orlando .NET User Group). - http://www.NebbiaTech.com

How we made the Code Camp App -- Xamarin or Ionic Which is better

Come and hear from both Damian Montero and the famous David Silverlight as we describe how we made the official South Florida Code Camp app in TWO different languages and what different problems/solutions we had in each. You'll learn more about why David Silverlight believe Xamarin was the best choice of language/platform to make both the iPhone and Android app. Damian Montero will also discuss why he thought Phonegap / Ionic was the best choice of language/platform to make the same app for both platforms. No fighting will be involved, but we will try not to troll each other's presentation too hard ;-) It will actually be more of a descriptive presentation on what YOU can expect to see and have to look out for if you choose either of the platforms discussed here.
Damian Montero - Web Developer with 19 years experience and 5 hackathon wins including "Best HTML5 App" at the AT&T Developer Summit in Las Vegas and Author of "How to win a hackathon" (available in paper back and ebook at amazon) - http://monedllc.com

Enable DevOps Practices with Team Services

Want to improve the quality of your code and get it into customers’ hands faster, with fewer delays and a better view of the end-to-end deployment pipeline? Join this session to learn how IT and Developer practitioners can use Visual Studio Online to accelerate their DevOps journey, thanks to flexible, cross-platform capabilities and built-in tasks that integrate with and preserve existing investments.
Paul Hacker - Paul Hacker has over 15 years of application architecture, design, development, and management expertise in Microsoft technologies. Paul has a depth of experience in ALM, Process Improvement, and Team Foundation Server. Having distinguished himself as a leader in the IT industry he has been awarded the distinction of Microsoft MVP in the ALM category every year since 2006 - http://paulhacker.net

Business Intelligence -- Whats new in SSRS and Power BI Integration

Join Joe on a fun and informative session on the current state of Microsoft Business Intelligence (BI) offerings. We will look at the array of tooling around BI in SQL Server 2016, Power BI and Cortana Intelligence. There have been major changes in reporting and cognitive data source capabilities the last few months. This session will get you caught up on your current BI possibilities with many dazzling demos.
Joe Homnick - Joe Homnick is a Florida CPA with over 30 years of IT experience and is a principal owner of Homnick Systems (HSI), an IT company located in Boca Raton, Florida. HSI is one of the most established Microsoft Certified Partners in the world, dating back to the beginning of the program in 1993. Joe has also held the designation of Microsoft Regional Director since the beginning of the program over 20 years ago. HSI delivers services in the areas of system development and implementation through the practices of software consulting, development, training and mentoring. They hold Competencies in Cloud Implementation, Business Intelligence, Software Development, Application Lifecycle Management and Portals and Collaboration. Joe enjoys speaking and can be found presenting at conferences like Microsoft Tech Ed, the Microsoft Professional Developers Conference (PDC) and the SQL PASS Summit. Joe founded the Gold Coast Users Group http://GCUsersGroup.org which serves the South Florida area delivering SQL Server, O/S and Developer knowledge to the community for over 20 years. His previous professional experience includes being an adjunct professor at Florida Atlantic University and a Computer Audit Specialist for KPMG. - http://homnick.com

Global Strategies for Tech Innovators

Economic centers are shifting globally, and emerging markets and technology sectors are changing growth dynamics and opportunities for companies of all sizes. When starting, scaling or exiting a venture how do these trends affect you? Economic centers are shifting globally, and emerging markets and technology sectors are changing growth dynamics and opportunities for companies of all sizes. When starting, scaling or exiting a venture how do these trends affect you? In this session we are going to discuss capital across the life-cycle of business growth. We will look at competitive bench-marking and global markets, as well as examine what new ways of working mean for you as you look to grow your business venture.
Sara Hand - Sara Hand has a diverse business development background across public and private sector enterprises. Coupled with her experience as President of the Sarasota Chapter of the Gulf Coast Venture Forum, founder of the cowork to incubation project Station 2 Innovation, she works to enhance the early-stage pipeline in Florida. An entrepreneur, Sara uses her strengths to find and leverage unique value propositions and create synergistic partnerships. From Spark Growth, her Growth Consultant business, organizational and community development practice to founder of 3.0 Leaders Conference and multiple community partnerships, Sara enjoys developing creative and collaborative solutions for delivering maximized results. Recently, Sara has added the roles of global investment, international market expansion and exits with her Cross Border Angels and Scaale business affiliations. As a team member, Sara participated in the national finals of Startup India Rocks in Bangalore. Sara’s recognized accomplishments have presented opportunities with the State Department, the United Nations, the 2015 Harvard Future-Ready Economies Summit, Harvard’s Digital Life in Latin America Symposium and Dell’s Women Entrepreneur Network (DWEN). She was also the emcee at the Recent TiECon Tampa Bay annual conference event. Passionate about community and connecting the dots for growth, Sara Hand collects “cool people”, many whom you will meet as speakers at Station 2 Innovation, DaVinci’s Faire & BarCamp and the annual 3.0 Leaders Innovation and Investment Conference. The 3.0 initiative has provided a worldwide platform for thought leaders to convene and develop calls-to-action for transformative change. Utilizing agile strategies, Sara drives action-focused agendas in solving complex problems and is widely recognized for consistently achieving her goals with grace and confident skill. Her motto is “Think Big. Keep it Simple. Make it Happen.” - http://sparkgrowth.net

Developing Connected Apps Using Azure and Xamarin

Creating connected mobile applications often requires some form of backend infrastructure. In this session, you’ll learn how to reuse your existing .NET skills to quickly build web services into your Xamarin apps, leveraging the power of Azure App Service. Whether you’re a new mobile developer or an experienced enterprise team lead, Azure App Service and Xamarin give you everything you need to build better apps.
Mir Majeed - Mir Majeed has over 20+ years of developing large scale enterprise applications in Microsoft and open source technologies. Mir has been working with Mobile for more than 5+ years and has developed in native as well as cross platform technologies. He also started the local South Florida Xamarin User group 3 years ago which has been a great success. http://www.meetup.com/South-Florida-Xamarin-User-Group/ - http://magenic.com

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MR/VR/AR/AI and the Future What’s Really going on?

Join MVP Dwight Goins in a thought provoking outformation session on where we are today in Virtual Reality, Mixed Reality, Merged Reality, Augmented Reality and Artificial Intelligence, and where we’re heading into the Future. In this session Dwight expounds on the famous phrase “Think Outside the Box” and what it really means now as he explores the history and depth of building 1-D, 2-D and 3-D Applications. You will leave this session looking at development, IoT, AI, AR/MR/VR in a completely different mindset and hopefully rethink your designs and applications to prepare for the eventual implosion of 4-D.
Dwight Goins - Dwight Goins is the the Chief Algorithms Officer (CAO) and Lead Emerging Experiences Consultant at THOTH Speed Engineers located in Colorado Springs, CO. Dwight spends most of his time leading his team to implement Connected Systems and solutions using Agile methodologies with Fortune 500 clients such as AIG, JM Family, and Equinix. In his night life, he leads a team of developers creating medical based applications for Medical Cyber World, Inc. using unique implementations with IoT devices such as the Kinect for Windows, Raspberry Pi, Microsoft Band and Machine Learning. He is an avid Linux User (Gentoo being his favorite flavor), Open source contributor, as well as an InfoSec Secure Coding Instructor. Along with Open source teaching, he maintains an active MCT (Microsoft Certified Trainer) license, and holds the MCPD, MCSD, Windows 10 UWP Developer certifications, as well as a Certified Data Recovery Professional (CRDP) license. In his spare time he finds a way to take care of his 3 beloved daughters, wife, and extended family by constantly keeping them entertained through travelling, and family fun. You can contact the third person Dwight Goins at dngoins@dwightgoins.com Or read about his first person experiences at http://dgoins.wordpress.com - http://dgoins.wordpress.com
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What's New with WIndows 10 Anniversary and Creators SDKs

Its been a while since we last did a lap around the power and flexibility of developing using the Universal App Platform. In this demo-rich session we take a lap around many new and powerful features now available to Windows 10 developers.
Edward Moemeka - Edward Moemeka is a visionary and results-driven leader with expertise in spearheading technology-based enterprise wide strategic initiatives in digital and business transformation. He has a career marked by demonstrated ability to deliver peak-performing solutions and achieve cross-functional IT / business objectives. He has worked as the CHief Architect for e-Builder, Cloud Practice Head for Mphasis/HP and a Technology Leader for such companies as Comcast, Microsoft, SUN Microsystems, IBM, KPMG, Perficient, and Merrill Lynch. Edward is also the author of Professional C#, C# for Java Developers, Real World Windows 8 Development with JavaScript and Real World Windows 10 development. - http://www.infusion.com

Hololens develoment with C# and Unity

An introduction to mixed reality development with Microsoft Hololens. In this session we will go over importing 3D objects into Unity and adding interaction with C# as well as deploying testing and live debugging an app with the Hololens.
Amir Liberman - - http://C3Dplatform.com

Working with Bing Maps on the Web

If your physical location is important for people to know, and you're on the web, you can benefit from a mapping solution such as Bing. Join us as we explore the Bing Maps API and show the code we use to implement it.
John Dunagan - John is past-President of the SWFL .Net Developers Group, and a veteran of numerous codecamps. Currently working in Boca for NCCI. John's interests include APIs, learning new stuff on Pluralsight, MVA and LinkedIn Learning, and golf. -

Microservices with Azure Service Fabric

Azure Service Fabric is a distributed systems platform that makes it easy to package, deploy, and manage scalable and reliable microservices. Service Fabric also addresses the significant challenges in developing and managing cloud applications. This session will introduce you to microservice architecture and walk you through creating and deploying to Azure Service Fabric to build and manage your enterprise-class, cloud-scale applications.
Esteban Garcia - Founder and Chief Technologist at Nebbia Technology, a DevOps and Azure consulting company. I am a software developer with a passion for DevOps, TFS, Azure, and software development best practices. I am a Microsoft Visual Studio ALM MVP and ALM Ranger, Pluralsight author, and I am the president of ONETUG (Orlando .NET User Group). - http://www.NebbiaTech.com

Visual Studio 2015 and Azure Resource Manager

Does it take you days to deploy your infrastructure? In this session we are going to introduce you to Azure Resource Manager and demonstrate how we create Azure Resource Manager (ARM) templates using Visual Studio 2015 and then deploy the infrastructure in minutes. We are going to peek under the covers of the ARM templates to show you what is going on inside the template and why you should be implementing it today. We will look at the Azure portal and walk through the infrastructure we deployed. Lastly we will look at the Azure Resource Template Visualizer and show you a great way to use it to get you started with ARM template creation.
Paul Hacker - Paul Hacker has over 15 years of application architecture, design, development, and management expertise in Microsoft technologies. Paul has a depth of experience in ALM, Process Improvement, and Team Foundation Server. Having distinguished himself as a leader in the IT industry he has been awarded the distinction of Microsoft MVP in the ALM category every year since 2006 - http://paulhacker.net

Caching in .NET Core for Fun and Profit

Ever wonder how you might use caching to improve the performance and speed of your website? Are you looking to improve the user experience for your web application? We'll discuss the ins and outs of caching in .NET Core, when and where to apply a caching strategy, and considerations for each scheme. If time (and wifi) allow we'll look into options available in Azure.
John Callaway - Microsoft MVP, John has been a professional developer since 1999. He has focused primarily on web technologies and has experience with everything from PHP to C# to AngularJS to SignalR. Clean code and professionalism are particularly important to him, as well as mentoring and teaching others what he has learned along the way. - http://www.1north.com

Agile Estimation vs Traditional Project Estimation

Syed Ali, the leader of the South Florida Project Managers & Agile Practitioners, and I will lead a discussion of the differences and similarities of agile vs more traditional estimation techniques.
Ray Almonte - Although I've traveled extensively, I am a long time Miami resident. Graduated from the University of Miami in 1971 with a degree in Mathematics, & spent some time with the US Army in the Corps Of Engineers. I've been in Software Applications Development, both as a developer & as a Project Manager for more years than I care to count. This year both Syed Ali & I will have a common session on estimation, both agile & traditional. - http://sunnyraysolutions.com/

Programming The Alexia Skills Kit with a JavaScript/node.js Lambda function

Scott Katarincic will demo the Amazon Echo, Alexa and The Alexa Skills Kit (API) which is programmed using a JavaScript and node.js Lambda function. In addition, we will discuss the following topics as they relate to the developer API: $100 Million Alexa Fund, Alexa Smartphone app, Amazon Developer Portal, Amazon Web Services, Intent Schemas, Sample Utterances, Web Service Data Access via HTTP and JSON, and debugging.
Scott Katarincic -
Scott Katarincic – Information Technology Solutions Engineer
Scott has 30 years of experience holding senior level mission critical positions such as Software and Database Architect, Senior Systems Engineer, Senior Technical Account Manager and Senior Programmer and Consultant. Scott earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Data Processing from Northern Michigan University and is a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) and Microsoft Certified Database Administrator (MCDBA).

In addition, Scott is proficient in Performance Analysis and Capacity Planning, Application Design and Programming, Web Development and Project Management. - http://www.katarincic.com

Build Awesome AF Apps!

Azure functions enable developers to host and run small pieces of code in the cloud, without the need for creating and maintaining the infrastructure around that code, like you have when developing websites. They are an event driven, compute-on-demand experience written in just about any language from JavaScript to C# to Python and PHP. Azure functions can enable mini-backend operations and a wide array of scenarios including web and apps, IoT, and more. Immediately getting your code up and running is essential in today's ever changing technology world. In this session, you'll learn how to build Azure functions then deploy them to the cloud.
Rachel Appel - Rachel currently works for Microsoft, as a content developer for ASP.NET Docs. She has been in the business of creating software for over 25 years, and is an author, mentor, and speaker at top industry conferences such as VSLive!, DevConnections, Øredev, NDC and SDD. During her career, she has worked on projects of all sizes from the smallest of apps, to the largest enterprise systems at some of the world’s leading companies. Rachel’s expertise is in web development on the Microsoft stack, specificially ASP.NET MVC, Web Forms, SignalR, C#, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and TypeScript. Her hobbies include science, AI, reading, languages, and travel. - http://rachelappel.com
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Creating VR Experiences with Angular2 and WebGL

Angular2 is a extremely powerful framework, it enables you to build complex forms and components but what about using it with WebGL and VR? I want to take you on a journey of building a VR interface that leverage the power of the Web using technology like WebGL for rendering and Angular2 for data orchestration and projection manipulation. Buckle up and grab a cardboard, its gonna be a fun ride!
Austin McDaniel - Austin McDaniel is a front-end engineer that has been working with JavaScript for over a decade. Austin is the Chief Architect at Swimlane, where he leads development of the cyber-security automation platform. Austin is a weekly panelist on AngularAir, 2017 ngconf speaker and frequent speaker at many meetups & conferences in the South Florida area. Austin is @amcdnl on Github and Twitter. - http://https://twitter.com/amcdnl

CODE: The fundamental things apply, as time goes by…

Current software development efforts are typically built on top of complex libraries that encapsulate many details. In these situations, attention to core design principles often gets lost, with the focus moving towards just getting the pieces to work together. There is significant evidence that many of today’s developers are not even aware of core principles that have had a major influence in the creation of effective and robust systems. Even developers who once regularly considered such elements now only have a dim memory of them. As a result, many systems currently being developed are experiencing a category of problems that were largely addressed many years ago. This talk will review a number of items including the set known as SOLID [originated by “Uncle Bob” Martin nearly 15 years ago) along with items that originated with Object Oriented Design. Common problems in today’s software development will then be correlated with the relevant underlying principle(s). By bringing these principles to the forefront we are able to demonstrate and correlate how a lack of attention to the foundational principals relates to common defects. NOTE: All code examples will be in C#, but may be applied to many languages/platforms/environments.
David V. Corbin - David Corbin has been a professional developer for over 30 years, and is the Chief Architect at Dynamic Concepts Development Corp. For the past decade, his primary focus has been on "Helping Teams be Better at Writing Better Software" - http://www.dynconcepts.com

What you need to know for predicting the future

Does your company face business-critical decisions that rely on dynamic transactional data? If you answered “yes,” you need to attend this free, hands-on event featuring Microsoft analytic tools. We’ll focus on Azure Machine Learning capabilities and explore the following topics: Common machine learning algorithms Data sourcing options and model-building prep Selecting and setting up your first model Building predictive experiments Understanding and interpreting the output
Mostafa Elzoghbi - Mostafa Elzoghbi is a Microsoft Sr. Technical Evangelist based in DC. Mostafa is specialized in Azure architecture and development, Office 365 development and administration, .NET development, and enterprise product development.  I am an  experienced architect in building cloud based solutions and a data nerd.  Prior to joining Microsoft, Mostafa was awarded a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award for five consecutive years. Mostafa holds a M.Sc. of Computer Science and holds several Microsoft certifications.  - http://mostafa.rocks

Introducing Chris Jobs- South Florida Job Market

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Chris Stephenson - Chris Stephenson is a Senior Technology Recruiter at Synergy Business Consulting located in Miami Florida since October 2014 where he specializes in placing Information Technology professionals in the Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, Atlanta and Dallas areas. - http://www.synergybc.com/

Develop apps for watchOS 3

In this session we'll discuss the evolution of watchOS to version 3 and what new APIs and services Apple has included in the SDK. We'll also code a watch App.
Daniel Cabrera - Software developer at Command Health who has spent the last sixteen years developing software for the healthcare industry. I'm also an interoperability specialist connecting systems to all major players in the Healthcare space, from EMRs to Labs (Clinical & Pathology), PACS systems and hospitals. I'm a full .NET stack developer with a Xamarin.iOS app in the App Store. - http://www.dannycabrera.com

Azure 101: Moving to the Cloud using the Tools, Applications, and Frameworks You Want

Microsoft Azure is a growing collection of integrated cloud services that developers and IT professionals use to build, deploy, and manage applications through a global network of datacenters. With Azure, you get the freedom to build and deploy wherever you want, using the tools, applications, and frameworks of your choice. With Azure, you have choices. Choices that help you maximize your existing investments. Get support for infrastructure as a service (IaaS) on Linux and Java and PHP Web application platforms. Develop and test your Linux and open source components in Azure. You bring the tools you love and skills you already have, and run virtually any application, using your data source, with your operating system, on your device. Stop by this session and get an intro to Azure, and also learn about Microsoft’s .NET Core and ASP.NET Core 1.0 on RHEL and on Red Hat OpenShift, the container-based Platform-as-a-Service application. We’ll also cover Entity Framework Core, the cross-platform version of Entity Framework that enables new platforms and new data stores.
Jason Milgram - Jason is the Director of Software Development at Champion Solutions Group headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida. Jason has been working with computers ever since he bought his first, a Timex/Sinclair 1000 in 6th grade and taught himself BASIC programming. Prior to Champion Jason has worked in IT for clients such as IBM, the U.S. Department of Justice, Florida Power and Light, Chase Manhattan Bank, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Kodak and Iris Associates (creator of Lotus Notes). He was also a sergeant in the US Army Reserve, serving from 1990 to 1998. Jason was educated at the University of Cincinnati and MIT Sloan Executive Education. As a public speaker, Jason has presented on topics including cloud computing, Microsoft Azure, and launching a tech start-up. He is a Microsoft Azure MVP, one of twenty-four in the United States, and a registered INETA Regional Speaker. - http://www.championsg.com/
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5 Amazing things you can do with Kinect for Windows 10

The Kinect for windows device only scratched the surface of computer vision and natural user interaction for Windows developers.With the new Windows 10 driver, and Windows 10 programming paradigm, many new opportunities and designs are revealed. This session introduces you to 5 amazing designs and patterns you can use with the Kinect for windows in a Windows 10 UWP application? Join Dwight Goins in a demo filled session, which outlines different usage patterns of the Kinect for Window, such as Windows Hello, Using Cortana with Kinect, Using Cognitive Services with Kinect, Using Kinect with Skype, and Using Kinect for making a 3D Model.
Dwight Goins - Dwight Goins is the the Chief Algorithms Officer (CAO) and Lead Emerging Experiences Consultant at THOTH Speed Engineers located in Colorado Springs, CO. Dwight spends most of his time leading his team to implement Connected Systems and solutions using Agile methodologies with Fortune 500 clients such as AIG, JM Family, and Equinix. In his night life, he leads a team of developers creating medical based applications for Medical Cyber World, Inc. using unique implementations with IoT devices such as the Kinect for Windows, Raspberry Pi, Microsoft Band and Machine Learning. He is an avid Linux User (Gentoo being his favorite flavor), Open source contributor, as well as an InfoSec Secure Coding Instructor. Along with Open source teaching, he maintains an active MCT (Microsoft Certified Trainer) license, and holds the MCPD, MCSD, Windows 10 UWP Developer certifications, as well as a Certified Data Recovery Professional (CRDP) license. In his spare time he finds a way to take care of his 3 beloved daughters, wife, and extended family by constantly keeping them entertained through travelling, and family fun. You can contact the third person Dwight Goins at dngoins@dwightgoins.com Or read about his first person experiences at http://dgoins.wordpress.com - http://dgoins.wordpress.com

Automate for fun and profit with Azure Webjobs and Azure Functions

WebJobs is a feature of Azure App Service that enables you to run a program or script in the same context as a web app. Azure Functions are small pieces of code, or "functions," running in the cloud, without worrying about the infrastructure to run it. We'll take an unbiased look at the differences and use cases for both.
Santosh Hari - Santosh Hari is a Microsoft Azure MVP and DocumentDB Wizard. He is a frequent speaker at meetups and Codecamps. His day job is at Spectrum Bridge, a wireless startup, where, as Director of Software, he leverages his software skills to help provide high quality, affordable wireless broadband to the developing world. He also runs a software consulting company, Sand Dollar Technology, with his wife. Santosh also volunteers for Orlando .NET User Group as Director of Tech and co-organizer of Orlando Codecamp. - http://santoshhari.wordpress.com

Fire off your expensive CMS... use Umbraco instead

Umbraco is a very powerful open source CMS. Built with ASP.NET MVC, it is extremely extensible and configurable. It is secure, with daily security scans on the codebase and frequent updates. Umbraco is the CMS that powers www.asp.net. Umbraco is a free product that can be installed in as many servers as you want. Moreover, its setup is fairly straightforward. Umbraco the company makes money on support and their Umbraco as a Service product. During the presentation we'll learn how to build a dynamic content managed website with very little code. I plan to describe the main components of Umbraco and how to use them. Finally I'll share some lessons learned about the deployment process and its adoption in the enterprise.
Camilo Sanchez - Software engineer passionate about testing. Lean development advocate. Perpetual learner. - http://tddapps.com

AngularJS and NodeJS Authentication with Azure AD

When building a cloud app, one of the most common cross cutting concerns is the authentication of users. For some solutions, the security implementation is handled by the application itself. In this article, we explore the use of Azure Active Directory (AAD) to provide the security services for our web or mobile apps. The application we are building is a Node.js backend API with an AngularJS front end. We explore the following areas: • Create an AngularJS App and use Git to deploy to Azure • Add Azure Active Directory (AD) service authentication to protect our app • Discuss the limitation using simple AD authentication when enabling anonymous access to some routes. • Enhance our security by taking direct control of the Azure AD APIs in our code to consume the Jason Web Token (JWT) from the Azure Identity provider.
Oscar Garcia - Oscar Garcia is a Software Solutions Architect who resides in Sunny South Florida. He is a Microsoft MVP and certified solutions developer with many years of experience building solutions using .Net framework and multiple open source frameworks. Currently, he specializes in building cloud solutions using technologies like Azure, ASP.NET, NodeJS, AngularJS, and other JavaScript frameworks. He enjoys sharing his technical experiences by maintaining a blog and delivering presentations. You can follow Oscar on Twitter via @ozkary or visiting his blog at ozkary.com. - http://ozkary.com

Stream processing with Akka

Real time applications are taking over the world! We need tools for processing data streams easily while they are elastics, resilient and fault tolerance. Akka Streams are able to do so. We can easily process million of messages per seconds by simple defining small flows and then combining them together to create processing graphs.
Nicolas A Perez - Software engineer at IPC, an independent SUBWAY® franchisee-owned and operated purchasing cooperative, where I work on their Big Data Platform. Very interested in Apache Spark, Hadoop, distributed systems, algorithms, and functional programming, especially in the Scala programming language. In the past, I have done a lot of programming and engineering in C# and the .NET Framework. Past work includes payment processing systems, POS systems, and mobile systems. Nowadays my focus is in on the Scala programming language building distributed system. - http://medium.com/@anicolaspp
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Explore Serverless Architectures with Microsoft Azure Functions

From Microsoft: “Azure Functions is a serverless event driven experience that extends the existing Azure App Service platform. These nano-services can scale based on demand and you pay only for the resources you consume.” NoOps has enabled companies like SnapChat, Instagram, and Whatsapp to grow rapidly serving user bases in the hundreds of millions while keeping operations organization overhead at a fraction of what it was just a decade ago. Come to an introduction of serverless architectures, while exploring the first steps to harnessing this emerging pattern with Microsoft Azure Functions.
Jason van Brackel - Jason van Brackel is a Solutions Architect for Apprenda. He's spent most of his career as a polyglot developer, using his diverse experience to simplify complex enterprise scenarios. Currently focused on DevOps, Jason builds solutions to allow organizations to make the most of their development and infrastructure investments. He is also the organizer of the Philadelphia Kubernetes meetup and loves teaching at code camps, user groups and meetups. - http://www.apprenda.com

Professional Growth Performance Indicator - Using Kaizen

Kaizen is a continuous improvement philosophy. It is a way to improve and optimize the processes. Why continuous improvement is important and how it can be achieved through small and incremental steps for your professional growth and career. The session will elaborate the best practices and process using some interested exercises. A fun session to share with the audiences.
Syed Ali - Syed is a seasoned Agile Project Manager. Having practical and hands on experience gives a key edge to Syed to share his knowledge with the audience using his real time examples and scenarios. Syed has more than 20 years of experience working as a leader, project manager and other various technical roles for the enterprises. Syed has series of certifications like MCSD.Net, PMP, ACP, CSM and CSP. Syed is the founder and organizer of a meetup group [http://www.meetup.com/SFL-PMP-ACP-CSM-Forum/] for Agile practitioners and project managers in south Florida community. - http://www.knowledgeconvey.com

For Love or Money, Your Technology Career

• Contracting at the cutting edge of technology is exciting and produces great rates. But what happens when the contract ends and the mortgage payments must continue? • Maintaining a steady job with a biweekly direct deposit salary is comforting. But do you ever feel technologically “stuck” at your job when so many other I.T. professionals are using the latest, most marketable technologies? In this seminar session, you will learn multiple career strategies for maximizing both the Love and the Money of your multidimensional I.T. career.
Alex Funkhouser - Alex Funkhouser wrote his first lines of code on a TRS80. Alex serves as CEO of SherlockTalent, a South Florida based tech talent agency helping top tech talent find great opportunities. He is an avid supporter of the technology community and also serves as president of ITProCamp, Inc., the community non-profit 501c3 that helps produce amazing tech events such as this CodeCamp, TechNightAtTheBallPark, ITProCamp and previously ITPalooza. He earned a Bachelor of Science from Washington University and an MBA from The Netherlands School of Business. Alex’s recruiting philosophy: “Know who is best at what, and know who needs the best!" - http://www.SherlockTalent.com

Early Stage Funding and Your Startup Business...

Whether you are currently looking for funding or think that you might want to at some time in the future, there are some things you should know. We will discuss various stages of business development and funding, as well as answer a few important questions about who does what and what you should consider when looking for funding. · Do I really need outside funding? · Are there grants for business development? · What is crowd funding about? · What is the difference between Angel and Venture Capital? · What types of early stage funding are available? · What amounts of capital are typically associated with rounds of funding? · What is it that early stage investors are looking for in a company? · What should I have in place when looking for funding? If you want better answers ask better questions. With entrepreneur the “HOT” word, there are incredible resources developing across the state to support and educate the entrepreneur through the various stages of starting and growing a business.
Sara Hand - Sara Hand has a diverse business development background across public and private sector enterprises. Coupled with her experience as President of the Sarasota Chapter of the Gulf Coast Venture Forum, founder of the cowork to incubation project Station 2 Innovation, she works to enhance the early-stage pipeline in Florida. An entrepreneur, Sara uses her strengths to find and leverage unique value propositions and create synergistic partnerships. From Spark Growth, her Growth Consultant business, organizational and community development practice to founder of 3.0 Leaders Conference and multiple community partnerships, Sara enjoys developing creative and collaborative solutions for delivering maximized results. Recently, Sara has added the roles of global investment, international market expansion and exits with her Cross Border Angels and Scaale business affiliations. As a team member, Sara participated in the national finals of Startup India Rocks in Bangalore. Sara’s recognized accomplishments have presented opportunities with the State Department, the United Nations, the 2015 Harvard Future-Ready Economies Summit, Harvard’s Digital Life in Latin America Symposium and Dell’s Women Entrepreneur Network (DWEN). She was also the emcee at the Recent TiECon Tampa Bay annual conference event. Passionate about community and connecting the dots for growth, Sara Hand collects “cool people”, many whom you will meet as speakers at Station 2 Innovation, DaVinci’s Faire & BarCamp and the annual 3.0 Leaders Innovation and Investment Conference. The 3.0 initiative has provided a worldwide platform for thought leaders to convene and develop calls-to-action for transformative change. Utilizing agile strategies, Sara drives action-focused agendas in solving complex problems and is widely recognized for consistently achieving her goals with grace and confident skill. Her motto is “Think Big. Keep it Simple. Make it Happen.” - http://sparkgrowth.net

Xamarin.Forms + MVVM + Visual Studio + Azure

Rapid cross-platform mobile application development with Visual Studio + Xamarin.Forms + Azure is becoming very popular using the Model-View-ViewModel (MVVM) architecture pattern. Learn how to design your applications for better modularity, separation of UI and business layers, code sharing flexibility, testability and ease to maintain.
Mark J Radacz - #HusbandFatherLife-L­­­ongMateGeekSpeaker­.­. Sr Mobile Architect at Mobile RAD Solutions­­, 24+ years hands-on experience in object oriented software analysis, design and development, Xamarin MVP, X-platform mobile architect-consultant, Certified Xamarin Mobile Developer, co-founder of MDUGJax.com and NFLXUG.com - http://www.xRADApp.com

The tech of today's FashionTech

Down today's runways fashion designers are showcasing their vision on how we can combine fashion and technology. Learn the tools and technology that make fashion tech possible, and view some of the most amazing FashionTech creations of 2017.
Ibis Arrastia - Ibis is the founder of the Software Factory, a company dedicated to building custom web and mobile applications, as well as proof of concepts for startups. Her career as a software developer is over two decades long and includes work done for companies such as Ryder.com, Lexis-Nexis, Cisco, Nokia, MovieTickets.com, Advantage Rent-a-Car, and Vitacost.com. She is currently a parallel entrepreneur with roles in multiple companies: a board member for Apretaste, founding partner at Strong Grip Gym, tech community leader for the non-profit, Girl Develop It and its over 1,000 members, neuroscience and brain-computer interface enthusiast, public speaker, and soon a published author. - http://www.techibis.com

Unleash the capabilities of Apache Spark

This session covers the capabilities of Apache Spark. The session covers an overview of Spark and what HDInsight clusters offer out of the box for building spark solutions. The session will cover HDInsight Spark cluster tools and available tools to work with Spark including writing applications using Zeppelin and Jupyter. The session is demoing how to build applications using different programming languages in HDInsight on Azure. 
Mostafa Elzoghbi - Mostafa Elzoghbi is a Microsoft Sr. Technical Evangelist based in DC. Mostafa is specialized in Azure architecture and development, Office 365 development and administration, .NET development, and enterprise product development.  I am an  experienced architect in building cloud based solutions and a data nerd.  Prior to joining Microsoft, Mostafa was awarded a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award for five consecutive years. Mostafa holds a M.Sc. of Computer Science and holds several Microsoft certifications.  - http://mostafa.rocks

Preparing for the interview

Interview prep tips that will either make or break your next offer.
Chris Stephenson - Chris Stephenson is a Senior Technology Recruiter at Synergy Business Consulting located in Miami Florida since October 2014 where he specializes in placing Information Technology professionals in the Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, Atlanta and Dallas areas. - http://www.synergybc.com/
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Chris Stephenson

Programming Voice Interfaces for the IoT

Join us as we discuss how to take everyday objects and give them a voice! We will then get our hands dirty with a Raspberry Pi 3 and the Alexa Voice Service (AVS). To follow along, bring a complete Pi 3 ready to VLC in to, as well as a speaker and microphone (or a Jabra) and your laptop.
Walt Quesada - Walt Quesada is a Software Engineer and Experience Technologist with over 20 years architecting and developing solutions for SMB's to Fortune 500 companies. He currently serves as the Experience Technology Lab Manager at PwC Experience Center, the PricewaterhouseCoopers digital accelerator in Hallandale Beach, Florida where he experiments, integrates and reimagines new and emerging technologies such as VI, NUI, VR/AR, IoT and other technologies to help elevate the business to people experience. He is also an Amazon Alexa Champion as well as a Pluralsight instructor with a course titled, "Developing Alexa Skills for Amazon Echo" and currently working on a new book for O'Reilly Media titled, "Programming Voice Interfaces for the IoT". - http://qnovations.com

Everything wants to be connected

Smart Cities and IoE and IIoT - oh my! From Azure IoT to big data analytics to Blockchain - there are a lot of moving parts. Where do you even begin? What are the challenges you will face? What are the opportunities, and for you as a developer, where's the money? It has been noted that in the potential $25B IoT market by 2025, very few of the companies that will lead the charge have even been formed yet. This will be an architectural-level discussion that slants toward development of Smart Cities, looking at what is the Internet of Everything, overviews security and technical challenges, and covers some of the tools and players out there.
Stan Schultes - Stan Schultes is the Resident Innovation Architect at Station 2 Innovation, and co-founder of growth consultants Spark Growth. He has a passion for creating community engagement between entrepreneurs, investors, and educational resources, and in helping to create and nurture startups. As an entrepreneur and professional technologist, he has led teams from the Fortune 200 to stewardship of several startups. He is certified by InBIA in Business Incubator Management, internationally recognized as a technology expert, and has earned the coveted Microsoft MVP award 14 years running. Stan has broad experience working internationally, collaborating on systems development and transferring manufacturing systems technology to partners worldwide. In 30+ years of software architecture and development, he pushes the limits of technology, enabling projects to be disruptive in their industries. The number of tools available today and the challenges/opportunities associated with these, make this one of the most exciting seasons of his life’s work. Stan is an expert in Purdue Agile Strategy Lab's Strategic Doing, an agile and action-centric protocol for rapid development and implementation of strategies across organizations and sectors. Stan is passionate about community engagement, and is a co-founder of 3.0 Leaders which annually convenes worldwide thought leaders, DaVinci’s Faire and BarCamp Sarasota-Bradenton and the Sarasota .NET Developers group. He works actively with Bradenton’s Chamber of Commerce and Downtown Redevelopment Committee and has served on the Suncoast Technology Forum Board of Directors and the Florida High Tech Corridor Core Council. - http://sparkgrowth.net
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Extend and Customize the Visual Studio Environment

Visual Studio is already a powerful IDE. But when you add extensions, third-party tools, and templates to the mix , you have a development environment that can be tailored to your exact needs. This session shows you how to find, install, and use the most helpful extensions for Visual Studio. Learn how extensions like Spell Checker, Comment Remover, CodeMaid, and Productivity Power Tools can automate and speed up the way you code. Then discover how to build your own extensions, and share them with other developers in the Visual Studio Gallery. You'll also see how to use standalone external tools to augment the Visual Studio workflow, and create custom templates that include just the files and settings you need for your project types.
Walt Ritscher - Walt's enthusiasm for crafting software interfaces blossomed early. Just a few days after discovering how to move pixels around a computer screen he was devouring books on the topic of computer graphics and UI design. Before long he was sharing his discoveries with other technology buffs, a lifelong pursuit that has led to teaching engagements at universities, private training companies and the international conference circuit. As a consultant, he has worked with a wide spectrum of clients, including Microsoft, HP, and Intel. He is now a staff instructor at LinkedIn Learning, where his content team produces hundreds of technical training courses for software developers each month. In an earlier phase of life, he was a professional musician, first working jobs as a trombonist, later exploring music with keyboards and synthesizers. -

Use Class Libraries Instead of Classes for Common Tasks

Do you use common classes in many different projects? If so, have you ever grabbed a class from an existing project for a new project, and then discovered you either got an older version, or worse, got a version that had been specially tweaked for that project? Join us to learn how to quickly turn common classes into class libraries, and then how to use those class libraries. We will go through several examples of how to convert a class to a class library. For each class library, we will then build a test project. Then we will wrap up with some tips on keeping class library versions organized.
Walter V. Williams, Jr. - Walter Williams is a Sr. level software engineer who has been designing, developing and testing software since 1983. He owns CHB Consulting, Inc. (www.CHB-Consulting.com) located in Rockledge, FL, which has software products on the market. Between the work on the company software products and contracts for outside clients, he has a wide range of skills and knowledge. His primary focus is on desktop database applications using VB.NET or C#.NET and versions of SQL Server. He enjoys presenting, and helping others to learn. -

Node.JS essentials in an hour

This session is for programmers of any language who are at least a little bit familiar with Javascript. We will go over the basic setup of a Node.js server, how to install and import packages, how the CommonJS system of imports works, how to handle various types of requests (get, post, put, delete), how to send various types of responses (json, text, files), and how to send data to the server (request parameters, query strings, request body). Finally we will Build a simple API with a pre-existing SQL database.
Victor Moreno - Victor Moreno has been working with web technologies since before CSS was invented. With 8 years of professional experience, he's worked as a Python developer, ReactJS developer, and also has experience in managing corporate IT infrastructures. Victor is not only an AngularJS and ReactJS enthusiast but also an AWS Certified Solutions Architect and a member of the elite network of freelancers called Toptal. Victor's background in entrepreneurship makes him a programmer with an uniquely pragmatic perspective. Victor is adept at cutting through hype and buzz and ascertaining the true merit of technology tools and frameworks. - http://tech.fvi.edu

Swift on the Server

If you've heard of Apple's open source Swift programming language you might think it's only for iOS and Mac development. Since Swift was open sourced there's been a lot of interest in using Swift on the server for web applications. Swift is a very fast, type safe and modern language that is a great fit for creating web frameworks. There's even now an official Server API project (https://swift.org/server-apis/) within the Swift team. Since Swift servers can be "Dockerized" they can be deployed to Heroku, DigitalOcean, or even Microsoft Azure. If you're looking to try out a new language on the web this is a great opportunity. You'll leave this session with the knowledge you need to try this great language in your next project.
Brent Schooley - Brent is a Developer Evangelist for Twilio representing the Philadelphia metro. He is a software developer who has been working with Microsoft technologies since 2004. His interests include client and mobile application development and user experience design with a recent emphasis on cross-platform mobile applications and client-side JavaScript frameworks. Other platforms he has worked with include WPF, Silverlight, Windows Forms, Windows Phone, and Windows 8. Brent is the author of Designing for Windows 8, a Windows 8 design primer from Apress. He is a Microsoft MVP in Windows Development as well as a Xamarin MVP. - http://brentschooley.com
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Actor Clustering with Docker Containers and Akka.Net in F# & C#

In this session, you will learn to build and deploy distributed systems combining the power of Akka.Net, the flexibility of F# Remoting, and the simplicity of Docker containers. The combination of these technologies enhances the effects of F# “code-quotation”, which allows the deployment of arbitrary Actors into remote Actor-Systems. You will learn the basic concepts behind Microservices implemented using the Actor Pattern and Actor Clustering, and how to leverage Docker containers for easy deployment. Docker is the new shining star in the dev-ops world. It allows you to easily deploy images to any OS running Docker, while providing an isolated environment for the applications running inside the container image. Akka.Net is a framework to build concurrent, resilient, distributed and scalable software systems. The cluster feature lets you distribute your Actors across multiple machines to achieve load balancing, fail-over and the ability to scale up and out. F# is a strongly typed, multi-paradigm programming language that encompasses functional, imperative, and object-oriented programming techniques. During this session we will build and deploy an Actor Cluster to distribute an image recognition system using multiple Machine Learning concepts.
Riccardo Terrell - Riccardo Terrell is a well-seasoned software engineer and Microsoft MVP who is passionate about functional programming. He is active in the .NET community and started the DC F# user’s group. He is currently working on NPL in F#, and is authoring a book on developing highly-scalable systems applying the functional paradigm in F# & C#. Riccardo believes in polyglot programming as a mechanism for finding the right tool for the job. - http://www.rickyterrell.com

Using Azure Cloud services to build a Project Management Software.

DocumentDB will be used for document storage Service Bus will be used for publish and subscriptions. API service for IOT calls
obinna igbokwe - Obinna Igbokwe is currently a Sr. Solutions Architect, with over 2 decades of experience in the IT industry. CIO of platform based solutions LLC. currently working on a new Project Management Software with Sirgenie. Specializing in producing cloud Solutions in the Microsoft Azure Space, using the latest offerings(API service, SeviceBus, Logic Apps, DocumentDB and/or SQL Azure for storage, and a lot more). Also have an extensive experience in Agile technologies using tools like MS TFS(Team Foundation Server) to drive Agile deliverables using ALM(Application LifeCycle Management). Have a number of certificates as a M.C.S.D in Azure and Development. - http://www.platformbasedsolutions.com

Drive Intelligence from text in using Microsoft Cognitive Services

The session covers how to use cognitive services to drive insights and intelligence in your applications. The session covers how to work with unstructured text and turn unstructured text into meaningful insights into mobile, web and line of business applications. The session will be showing how to use a few lines of code to easily analyze sentiment, extract key phrases, detect topics, and detect language for any kind of text. The session will provide an overview on Microsoft Cognitive Services and all related text analysis services including: • Sentiment Analysis • Key Phrase extraction • Topic Detection • Language detection The session is code driven & will provide samples on how to build smart apps with cognitive services from Microsoft.
Adnan Masood, PhD - Adnan Masood, PhD. MVP Profile: https://mvp.microsoft.com/en-us/PublicProfile/5002067 Adnan Masood, Ph.D. is a software architect, machine learning researcher, and Microsoft MVP for Data Platform. Before joining UST Global as Chief Architect of AI and Machine Learning, Dr. Masood worked at Green Dot Corporation, a leading prepaid financial technology institution as a Sr. Systems Architect. In the past life he has also served as principal engineer for an ecommerce start-up, and as a solutions architect for a leading British nonprofit organization. A strong believer in the development community, Adnan is an active member of the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP), an organization dedicated to software security. In the .NET community, he is a cofounder and president of the Pasadena .NET Developers group, co-organizer of Tampa Bay Data Science Group, and Irvine Programmer meetup. A certified ScrumMaster, Dr. Masood also hold certifications in big data, machine learning, and systems architecture from Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Application Security certification from Stanford University, and SOA Smarts certification from Carnegie Mellon University. he is a Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer, and Sun Certified Java Developer. Dr. Masood teaches Data Science course at Park University, and has taught Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) courses at the University of California, San Diego. He is a regular speaker to various academic and technology conferences (, IEEE-HST, IASA, and DevConnections), local code camps, and user groups. He is also a volunteer STEM FLL robotics coach for middle school students. For more details, visit Adnan's blog (http://blog.adnanmasood.com), GitHub repository (http://github.com/adnanmasood), and Twitter (@adnanmasood). Adnan can be reached at adnan.masood@owasp.org. - http://blog.adnanmasood.com

Implementing IoT Solutions Quickly and Securely with Azure IoT Hub

In this session I will walk the audience through how Azure IoT Suite let's you quickly setup infrastructure to send/receive messages to your devices from the cloud and then take intelligent action on them. In addition we will walk through some real life case studies and do a live demo.
Joe Raio - Joe Raio is a Microsoft Technical Evangelist based in Miami, Florida. As a technical evangelist, Joe primary focuses on presentations leveraging the Microsoft Stack focused on website development and cloud technology. Prior to becoming an evangelist for Microsoft, Joe successfully owned and operated three small businesses centered around website development and marketing. To learn more about Joe, visit his website at http://joeraio.com - http://joeraio.com

Storing Secrets in Azure with the Key Vault

In this session we will learn how to store secrets in the Microsoft Azure cloud using the Azure Key Vault service. We will store keys, secrets, and discuss best practices on how to secure access to the Vault, including Passphrase protection and Certificate authentication.
Herve Roggero - Herve Roggero is founder of Enzo Unified, a company focused on Microsoft Azure technologies and data integration. Herve's experience includes software development, architecture, database administration and senior management with both global corporations and startup companies. Over the last 15 years, Herve has worked in the Education, Financial, Health Care, Management Consulting and Database Security sectors. He holds an MBA from Indiana University. Herve is heavily involved with the South Florida IT community, speaks at multiple venues, co-authored books of Microsoft Azure and runs the Azure Florida Association. - http://www.enzounified.com

Introduction to the Microsoft Bot Framework

Developers, like you, are increasingly adding conversational user interfaces (CUI) to their applications and tools for enabling this are getting better. One of these new tools is the Microsoft Bot Framework. Learn how these tools can help you add more intelligent interaction directly into your applications. You'll learn how to write your own bot to communicate with a user as well as managing conversation state. Along the way, you'll see how to debug bot apps and use other Bot Framework tools. Finally, you'll learn how to publish and register your bot. After this presentation, you'll have enough information to get started coding your own bot.
Joe Mayo - Joe Mayo is an author and independent software consultant, specializing in Microsoft technologies. Joe has written 7 books, many magazine articles, and taught numerous on-line and in-person courses. His experience spans multiple technologies for desktop, cloud, and device. He is also author of the LINQ to Twitter open source project. Joe is a long-time MVP with several years of awards. His latest book is Programming the Microsoft Bot Framework by Microsoft Press. - http://mayosoftware.com/#!/

7 easy steps for Building Mixed Reality Experiences with Windows 10

Ever wonder how to get started building the next amazing mixed reality experience with Windows 10? Want to incorporate Holograms with Real life, gestures, voice control and amazing images all in one amazing Windows 10 UWP app but don’t know where to start? Join Dwight Goins in a Uber demo, which outlines 7 easy steps to get started using Unity, Hololens, Kinect and Visual Studio .Net. In this session Dwight will detail 7 steps to follow to incorporate the latest creative technology for Windows 10. There will be step by step demo which incorporates the Kinect for Windows, the HoloLens, and UWP. This session will step you through how easy it is to build an application that uses all these technologies and what pitfalls to avoid.
Dwight Goins - Dwight Goins is the the Chief Algorithms Officer (CAO) and Lead Emerging Experiences Consultant at THOTH Speed Engineers located in Colorado Springs, CO. Dwight spends most of his time leading his team to implement Connected Systems and solutions using Agile methodologies with Fortune 500 clients such as AIG, JM Family, and Equinix. In his night life, he leads a team of developers creating medical based applications for Medical Cyber World, Inc. using unique implementations with IoT devices such as the Kinect for Windows, Raspberry Pi, Microsoft Band and Machine Learning. He is an avid Linux User (Gentoo being his favorite flavor), Open source contributor, as well as an InfoSec Secure Coding Instructor. Along with Open source teaching, he maintains an active MCT (Microsoft Certified Trainer) license, and holds the MCPD, MCSD, Windows 10 UWP Developer certifications, as well as a Certified Data Recovery Professional (CRDP) license. In his spare time he finds a way to take care of his 3 beloved daughters, wife, and extended family by constantly keeping them entertained through travelling, and family fun. You can contact the third person Dwight Goins at dngoins@dwightgoins.com Or read about his first person experiences at http://dgoins.wordpress.com - http://dgoins.wordpress.com

Intro to Apache Spark

Apache Spark is a general purpose, high performance cluster computing framework, especially used in big data. Spark is the new Map Reduce, and it replaces all the headaches of creating long and complicated applications on Hadoop. Spark unifies, under a simple and concise API, different workflows so we can create very complicated pipelines in minutes. In the new IoT world, the enterprise is aiming for streaming solutions that allow us to use SQL and machine learning algorithms (over hundreds of terabytes) at the same time we create and analyze complex social graphs. Spark lets us do all that without compromise performance, running up to 100x faster than classic solutions on Hadoop. There are few precise points about using Apache Spark. One is easiness of use, next performance, because no other framework can stand equally to it, and finally, extensibility, where every component is extensible enough so we could adapt it to any workload. Spark is just the future of high performance computing, and it something we want to get our hands on.
Nicolas A Perez - Software engineer at IPC, an independent SUBWAY® franchisee-owned and operated purchasing cooperative, where I work on their Big Data Platform. Very interested in Apache Spark, Hadoop, distributed systems, algorithms, and functional programming, especially in the Scala programming language. In the past, I have done a lot of programming and engineering in C# and the .NET Framework. Past work includes payment processing systems, POS systems, and mobile systems. Nowadays my focus is in on the Scala programming language building distributed system. - http://medium.com/@anicolaspp
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Nicolas A Perez

How To Make $25,000 More Per Year Without Writing a Line of Code

Everybody wants to increase their salary or consulting rate. How do you become the kind of developer that people will pay a premium to hire? Technical skills will get you 75% of the way but your "soft skills" are what will set you apart from the crowd. In this talk, Rick Tuttle will share some grey-bearded wisdom about the most difficult aspect of building software: working with humans. (I gave this talk at the dotNet Miami meetup in May 2016. There is a corresponding blog post here: http://behumblyawesome.com/hard-core-soft-skills/
Rick Tuttle - Rick Tuttle is a Senior Web Developer at National Auto Lenders in Miami Lakes where he leads a team building web and mobile apps. Rick is a supporter of the local tech community as an organizer and speaker at WordCamp Miami and other local meetups. He is a musician and an aspiring fiction author. You can follow Rick at @ricktuttle and BeHumblyAwesome.com - http://www.behumblyawesome.com

Xamarin.Forms Deep Dive

In the session, David will be digging deeper into some of the new features added in the most recent release of Xamarin Forms. In this presentation, he will dig deep into the new features of Xamarin Forms, including customizable Themes, Data Pages, Effects, Deep-linking. David will be providing tips, tricks and traps to be mindful of when adding some of this cutting edge functionality in your mobile apps.
David Silverlight - - http://www.XamGeek.com
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