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Event Date: March 2, 2019 7:30 am - 5:45 pm



AI/Virtual and Augmented Reality | ASP .Net/Core 1 | ASP .Net/Core 2 | Azure/Cloud 1 | Azure/Cloud 2 | Career / Business Dev | DevOps | IoT 1 | Open Topics 1 | Open Topics 2 | SQL/BI | TBD 2 | TBD 3 | Web Development 1 | Web Development 2 | Xamarin/Mobile | All


8:30AM-9:40AM | 9:50AM-11:00AM | 11:10AM-12:20PM | 1:20PM-2:30PM | 2:40PM-3:50PM | 4:00PM-5:10PM | All

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7:30am - Registration - South Entrance
8:00am - Keynote - Lobby
8:30am - 9:40am - Session 1
9:50am - 11:00am - Session 2
11:10am - 12:20pm - Session 3
12:20pm - Lunch - Lobby
1:20pm - 2:30pm - Session 4
2:40pm - 3:50pm - Session 5
4:00pm - 5:10pm - Session 6
5:10pm - Wrap-Up - Lobby
6:00pm - After Party! - TBD

Room 2082 - Speaker Lounge
Room 1049 - IOT Lab - All day

Adriano da Silva Bio

An Applied Introduction to Deep Learning with Python, Tensorflow and Keras

8:30AM-9:40AM, AI/Virtual and Augmented Reality - Room TBD

The purpose of this presentation is to introduce the subject of Deep Learning along with the basics of popular machine learning frameworks, Tensorflow and Keras, to those with minimal or no experience in the aforementioned subject and technologies. This session provides a high level coverage of some Deep Learning concepts (activation, cost functions, backpropagation, etc) along with practical code demos illustrating the machine learning process flow; including getting, reviewing and preparing data used to train, test and evaluate models to make predictions. The demos include a simple neural network without frameworks; as well as, code using the frameworks in the areas of text analysis, image recognition, etc. Python is the language used for the code but its knowledge is not required; however, a basic understanding of programming constructs, (functions, list, loops, conditionals, etc) is beneficial.

Adrian Gabor Bio

Blazing to the Future with Blazor

8:30AM-9:40AM, ASP .Net/Core 1

Admit it, as much as you've tried, you hate Javascript. Okay, maybe you don't hate it, but you tolerate it at best. Sure, you may have gotten really good at it, but doesn't mean you like it any better. What if I told you you could write c# code on the client that replaces Javascript? Intrigued? Join me for this cutting edge session on Microsoft's still evolving implementation of WebAssembly called Blazor.

Scott Dorman Bio
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Memory Management Fundamentals (part 1) – Garbage Collection Deep Dive

8:30AM-9:40AM, ASP .Net/Core 2 - Room TBD

Memory management in .NET is one of the fundamental aspects of .NET, yet it also seems to be one of the most misunderstood concepts in the CLR. Take an in-depth look at how .NET manages memory, allocates resources, and how the Garbage Collector works. (Part 1 of 2)

Pierre Donyegro Bio

A Lap around AzureDevOps

8:30AM-9:40AM, Azure/Cloud 1 - Room TBD

What is AzureDevOps? Azure DevOps consists of five independent and integrated services (Azure Boards, Azure Repos, Azure Pipelines, Azure Artifacts and Azure Test Plans) that can be used to help customers deploy with any (programming) language to any platform on any cloud.

Syed Ali Bio

Using WSJF technique for Prioritization - SAFe

8:30AM-9:40AM, Azure/Cloud 2 - Room TBD

Weighted Shortest Job First is a technique for prioritization of features & epics. This technique is used where we conflict of interest between various stakeholders and sometime it becomes a bottleneck for the team to select right feature for development. This is systemic approach which helps all the participants to choose right parameters and make an unbiased decision.

Eugenio Jaramillo Bio

Top 5 Things NOT Taught in School

8:30AM-9:40AM, Career/Business Dev - Room TBD

There are many things NOT taught in today's schools at all levels. This session will focus on Public Speaking, Leadership, Personal Finance, Proper Nutrition and Proper Exercise. Mastering the art of Public Speaking is the single greatest skill to boost your career. There is a huge need for great Leaders. People need to live on a budget. Eat properly and exercise.

Camilo Sanchez Bio

Successful Software Projects

8:30AM-9:40AM, DevOps - Room TBD

Software projects are rarely just code. They start with an idea, they usually require different tools to operate, and they are rarely finished. This presentation will cover all the aspects of the product lifecycle: issue tracking, source control, testing approaches, deployments, state management, monitoring, security. This presentation will explain the different components and processes required to successfully build, operate, and secure a software project. Moreover, it will briefly illustrate use cases where my team has successfully applied these and other tools: Agile, DevOps, Git, TDD, Continuous Integration, SAST, OSA, and Splunk. This won't be a prescriptive recipe, most large software organizations are already covering most of these processes in one way or another. Chances are, your workplace is already following some of them with varied degrees of maturity. It should be a good learning experience for all kinds of projects ranging from solo developers to large enterprises.

Obinna Igbokwe Bio

Alexa, Google Assistance to improve process flow in IT

8:30AM-9:40AM, IoT 1 - Room TBD

Using IOT devices to managed DevOps deployments, cloud services and connect to other API's. A simple Demo to show how easy it can be to integrate into existing projects

Jeffrey Holland Bio
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End to End Testing With Nightwatch.js

8:30AM-9:40AM, Open Topics 1 - Room TBD

How is your testing plan? What feedback to you get with each pull request? How confident are you that your code changes won’t have unexpected consequences? In this talk we will discuss Nightwatch.js, an end to end testing platform that allows you to write Javascript tests against a standalone selenium server. We will start with some very simple tests and move up to a small test suite using Page Objects and Commands. We will also briefly discuss very powerful features you can bring back to your team including running the tests through other services, running tests in parallel, and visual regression testing


8:30AM-9:40AM, Open Topics 2 - Room TBD

Nicolas A Perez Bio
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Apache Spark Structured Streams

8:30AM-9:40AM, SQL/BI - Room TBD

Apache Spark is a leading processing engine mostly used to process huge data set in batch and / or streaming mode. The new streaming engine offers a way to query live streaming data using SQL while keeping running aggregates on the streams. We are going to explore these capabilities and the related APIs and at the same time we will show real use cases of the new Structured streams.


8:30AM-9:40AM, TBD 2 - Room TBD


8:30AM-9:40AM, TBD 3 - Room TBD

Marcelo Olivas Bio
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Migrating Monolithics to Microservices - Lessons Learned

8:30AM-9:40AM, Web Development 1 - Room TBD

Lessons learned in migrating monolithic applications to microservices. This talk will be around tools, patterns, but mostly it will be a retrospective of the past 4 years on what worked well and what did not.

Ariel Diaz Bio

What does it take to build Enterprise Software?

8:30AM-9:40AM, Web Development 2 - Room TBD

Dive with me as we go through the different stages of building enterprise software for your organization in this day and age. I'll go step by step with you on our journey that starts with obtaining the business requirements, then develop a solution and finally maintain a product that both you and the business can be proud of. I'll be talking about the Inception process, setting up your test environments, automating your deployments, the development life cycle, user acceptance reviews, delivery, support and future maintenance for your solutions. This session is intended to provide you with a high level overview and we will not go into the nitty-gritty aspects of software development.

Betty Pierce Bio
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React Native Up and Running

8:30AM-9:40AM, Xamarin/Mobile - Room TBD

React Native Up and Running - History of React Native & Current Support/Release Cycle > Difference between react-native-init and create-react-native-app > CLI for iOS, Android and Windows > React Native UI design, Router and Forms > Tools, Popular Plug-ins and Resources