South Florida Code Camp 2017 South Florida Code Camp on Facebook


Speakers
    
Adnan Cartwright
Florida IT Server Group
http://www.fisg.us
Automating Workloads with Azure Automation


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.
Adnan Masood, PhD
UST Global
http://blog.adnanmasood.com

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.
Adrian Gabor
Open Dealer Exchange
http://adriangabor.com
.Net Core, Asp.Net Core and Visual Studio Code on Linux -- 0 to Cloud in 60 Minutes


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.
Alex Funkhouser
SherlockTalent
http://www.SherlockTalent.com

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!"
Alfredo Delgado
Bitovi
http://www.bitovi.com/
Writing Plugins: The On-Ramp to Modern JavaScript


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.
Amir Liberman
C3D Inc
http://C3Dplatform.com
Hololens develoment with C# and Unity


 
Anjali Leon, PMP, CSP, ICP-ACC
Pragmatic Project Leadership, LLC
http://www.ppl-coach.com
Making Sense of the Agile Certifications


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.
Ashley Grant
Aurelia JavaScript Framework
http://aurelia.ninja
Aurelia By Example


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.
Austin McDaniel
Swimlane
http://https://twitter.com/amcdnl
Creating VR Experiences with Angular2 and WebGL


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.
Barbara Gonzalez
Independent Purchasing Cooperative

Automated Testing For Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery using Docker and Selenium Grid


Software Engineer at Independent Purchasing Cooperative I am primarily a .NET Developer with over 10 years of experience. I strongly believe in the power of open source code and love to try out new technologies. I believe in automation and everything that allow developers to spend their valuable time doing what really matters. I also believe in cross-functional, and the need for team members to be involved in all stages of the development cycle. I would love to prove Murphy wrong when he said "There's never time to do it right, but there's always time to do it over." :-)
Blain Barton
Microsoft
http://aka.ms/blainbarton
Microsoft and IoT


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.
Brent Schooley
Twilio
http://brentschooley.com
Swift on the Server

Getting Started with Azure Functions


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.
Camilo Sanchez
IPC
http://tddapps.com
Fire off your expensive CMS... use Umbraco instead


Software engineer passionate about testing. Lean development advocate. Perpetual learner.
Cecil Phillip
Away From The Keyboard
http://cecilphillip.com
(Micro)Service Discovery Patterns with ASP.NET Core


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
Chris Stephenson
Synergy Business Consulting
http://www.synergybc.com/
Introducing Chris Jobs- South Florida Job Market

Preparing for the interview


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.
Damian Montero
3 Guys 1 Phone
http://3guys1phone.com
How we made the Code Camp App -- Xamarin or Ionic Which is better


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)
Daniel Cabrera
Command Health
http://www.dannycabrera.com
Develop apps for watchOS 3


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.
Dave Noderer
Computer Ways, Inc.
http://www.computerways.com

Software developer and MVP in South Florida
David Scheidt
TekPartners

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


 
David Silverlight
XamGeek.com
http://www.XamGeek.com
Introduction to Xamarin.Forms

Xamarin.Forms Deep Dive


 
David V. Corbin
Dynamic Concepts Development Corp.
http://www.dynconcepts.com
Your Application: Understanding What Is and What Should Never Be…

Teams, Tools, Techniques -- Achieving Hyper Convergence.

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


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"
Dwight Goins
THOTH Speed Engineers
http://dgoins.wordpress.com
7 easy steps for Building Mixed Reality Experiences with Windows 10


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
Edward Moemeka
Infusion
http://www.infusion.com
What's New with WIndows 10 Anniversary and Creators SDKs

Building Microsoervices with Azure


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.
Eric Landes
AgileThought
http://www.agilethought.com
5 Top Ways to Secure Your Cloud Solution


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.
Esteban Garcia
Nebbia Technology
http://www.NebbiaTech.com
Microservices with Azure Service Fabric

Azure Resource Manager Templates


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).
Gary Blatt
SharePoint Resources

Cloud Development -- SharePoint PowerApps and Flows


Gary has been in the IT industry for over 30 years, working with a variety of platforms and technologies. For the last 16 years he has focused exclusively on the Microsoft suite of tools, executing both small and large scale projects equally. His extensive experience with SharePoint includes architecting, developing and implementing deployments for up to 60,000 users worldwide in one client scenario. He is Microsoft Certified in SharePoint and Office as well as a Microsoft Certified Trainer. He is also a frequent speaker at SharePoint conferences around the country. He is so focused on the SharePoint product, his FL license plate reads SHRPNT
Greg Leonardo
Webonology
http://www.gregleonardo.com
Azure Series -- DevOps and Azure

Azure Series - Getting Started with Azure Functions

Azure Series -- Getting Started with Service Fabric


My name is Greg Leonardo and 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 areas of architecture and development, as well as, founded my own company called Webonology. I'm president of TampaDev, a community meetup, that runs #TampaCC and various technology events throughout Tampa, Fl.
Herve Roggero
Blue Syntax
http://www.enzounified.com
Storing Secrets in Azure with the Key Vault


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.
Ibis Arrastia
The Software Factory
http://www.techibis.com
The tech of today's FashionTech

Control your Application with your Brain


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.
Iqbal Khan
Alachisoft
http://www.alachisoft.com/ncache
How to Scale .NET Apps with Distributed Caching


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.
Jason Milgram
Champion Solutions Group
http://www.championsg.com/
Azure 101: Moving to the Cloud using the Tools, Applications, and Frameworks You Want


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.
Jason van Brackel
Apprenda
http://www.apprenda.com
Windows Container Orchestration with Kubernetes

Explore Serverless Architectures with Microsoft Azure Functions


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.
Jitendrudu Lacaraju
EPIC

Visualize on maps with ASP.NET Core and Angular 2


Jitendrudu is a Software Engineer & Solutions Architect, focusing mainly on everything Geo-spatial. Jeetu has worked on wide variety of platforms, and with variety of programming languages for building software and products.
Joe Homnick
Homnick Systems
http://homnick.com
Business Intelligence -- Whats new in SSRS and Power BI Integration


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.
Joe Mayo
Mayo Software, LLC
http://mayosoftware.com/#!/
Introduction to the Microsoft Bot Framework


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.
Joe Raio
Microsoft
http://joeraio.com
Using Azure Functions for Event Driven Applications

Implemting IoT Solutions Quickly and Securely with Azure IoT Hub


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
John Callaway
AgileThought
http://www.1north.com
TDD: A Pragmatic Approach

Caching in .NET Core for Fun and Profit


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.
John Dunagan
NCCI

Working with Bing Maps on the Web


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.
Jonas Stawski
FishAngler
http://www.jstawski.com
FishAngler Case Study: Xamarin, Azure, and VSTS -- Part 1

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


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.
Laisa de Almeida
Citi
http://https://www.linkedin.com/in/laisa-de-almeida-mba-csp-pmi-acp-a2b8b213/
Scrum Basics with Lego Simulation


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.
Mark J Radacz
Mobile RAD Solutions, LLC
http://www.xRADApp.com
Xamarin.Forms + MVVM + Visual Studio + Azure


#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
Maximo Trinidad
TBC Corp.
http://www.maxtblog.com/
Using Windows 10 Bash with PowerShell Open Source

Using PowerShell Open Source across multiple Platforms

Working with SQL Server for Linux Cross-Platform


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.
Michelle Goebel
Inspired Intent, LLC
http://www.inspiredintent.com
Crack the Code: Crush Stress & Ignite Programming Power with Meditation


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.
Mir Majeed
Magenic
http://magenic.com
Introduction to Xamarin

Developing Connected Apps Using Azure and Xamarin

Mobile Testing Made Easy with Xamarin Test Recorder and Xamarin Test Cloud


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/
Mostafa Elzoghbi
Microsoft
http://mostafa.rocks
Unleash the capabilities of Apache Spark

What you need to know for predicting the future


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. 
Nicolas A Perez
Independent Purchasing Cooperative
http://medium.com/@anicolaspp
Stream processing with Akka

Intro to Apache Spark


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.
obinna igbokwe
Platform Based Solutions
http://www.platformbasedsolutions.com
Using Azure Cloud services to build a Project Management Software.


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.
Oscar Garcia
Business Intelligence Technologies - og-bit.com
http://ozkary.com
AngularJS and NodeJS Authentication with Azure AD


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.
Paul Hacker
AgileThought
http://paulhacker.net
Visual Studio 2015 and Azure Resource Manager

Release Management with Team Services

Enable DevOps Practices with Team Services


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
PRATHAP KUDUPU
KudupuTech
http://KudupuTech.com
Are Chat bots the next Apps?


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
Rachel Appel
Microsoft
http://rachelappel.com
Build Data-Driven Web Apps with ASP.NET Core MVC

Architectures of Control

Build Awesome AF Apps!


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.
Ray Almonte
Sunny Ray Solutions
http://sunnyraysolutions.com/
Agile Estimation vs Traditional Project Estimation


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.
Riccardo Terrell
StatMuse
http://www.rickyterrell.com
Fast Neural Networks… a no brainer!

Actor Clustering with Docker Containers and Akka.Net in F# & C#


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.
Richie Rump
Brent Ozar Unlimited & dotNet Miami
http://jorriss.net

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.
Rick Tuttle
National Auto Lenders
http://www.behumblyawesome.com
How To Make $25,000 More Per Year Without Writing a Line of Code


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
Russ Fustino
Fustino Brothers, Inc
http://www.fustinobrothers.com
Using SQLite in your Xamarin Forms app


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.
Sam Mesel
Microsoft

SQL Server 2016 InMemory OLTP improvements -- decreasing contention on TempDB

SQL Server 2016 InMemory OLTP improvements


 
Santosh Hari
Spectrum Bridge
http://santoshhari.wordpress.com
Automate for fun and profit with Azure Webjobs and Azure Functions

NoSQL for .NET developers in under 10 minutes with Azure DocumentDB


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.
Sara Hand
Spark Growth
http://sparkgrowth.net
Global Strategies for Tech Innovators


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.”
Scott Addie
CUNA Mutual Group
http://scottaddie.com/
From Legacy MVC to Modern MVC: An ASP.NET Core Migration Path


Scott Addie is a Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (Web Applications), a Microsoft MVP (Visual Studio and Development Technologies), and a .NET Solutions Architect with CUNA Mutual Group in Madison, WI. He has over a decade of experience in full-stack enterprise application development using Microsoft web technologies and JavaScript. In his spare time, Scott can be found spending time with his wife and 3 kids, speaking at user groups, code camps, & conferences, and blogging about ASP.NET and JavaScript at scottaddie.com.
Scott Katarincic
Katarincic.com
http://www.katarincic.com
Programming The Alexia Skills Kit with a JavaScript/node.js Lambda function



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.
Stan Schultes
Spark Growth
http://sparkgrowth.net
Everything wants to be connected


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.
Susan Rodriguez
Q-RAHVERSE
http://planetqrah.com

Susan is a thought leader. She is currently designing an eco-system called Planet Q-Rah. As a project developer her passion is to empower others to understand and keep up with the latest by sharing high-tech, design and social media marketing techniques to the general public. Her many audiences are curated to include industries finest. Follow @planetqrah on Twitter & SnapChat.
Syed Ali
Knowledge Convey
http://www.knowledgeconvey.com
Kaizen -- Continuous Improvement in Technology


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.
Victor Moreno
Florida Vocational Institute
http://tech.fvi.edu
Node.JS essentials in an hour


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.
Walt Quesada
PwC
http://qnovations.com
Programming Voice Interfaces for the IoT


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".
Walt Ritscher
LinkedIn Learning

Extend and Customize the Visual Studio Environment


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.
Walter V. Williams, Jr.
CHB Consulting

Use Class Libraries Instead of Classes for Common Tasks


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.