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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

Applied Machine Learning with Python

1:20PM-2:30PM, AI/Virtual and Augmented Reality - Room TBD

The Applied Machine Learning with Python session introduces basic concepts, tools and a workflow used to explore, visualize, develop a model to attain answers from data. This is an introduction designed for those with minimal or no Machine Learning experience. It is also an applied session focused on getting answers from data, and it does not emphasize on the Mathematics behind the ML model, but focus on the utilization of the tools. The examples leverage the Python programming language integration with SQL Server Machine Learning Services (In-Database). Most importantly, those examples are designed in a manner that are easy to understand and to spur your future exploration, by making it possible for you to replicate and use it to expand your knowledge.

Jim Wooley

Getting started with Entity Framework Core

1:20PM-2:30PM, ASP .Net/Core 1

With the cross-platform version of .Net, Microsoft has had to rewrite many of the core components that we have come to depend on. If you include data in your applications, chances are you have used Entity Framework in the past. In this session, you'll learn how to get started using EF Core and how to handle the changes in this version.


1:20PM-2:30PM, ASP .Net/Core 2 - Room TBD

Dave Brock Bio
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Supercharge your Site Using Azure Search

1:20PM-2:30PM, Azure/Cloud 1 - Room TBD

Azure Search can morph your site from good to exceptional. From simple search, autocomplete, cognitive search, scoring, and more, its capabilities will make you look like a rock star with minimal effort. In this session, we'll walk through an Azure Search-powered application and demonstrate how to unleash its power and give you the tools to give your users an amazing search experience.

Santosh Hari Bio
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Implement Lambda architecture in Azure with Cosmos DB

1:20PM-2:30PM, Azure/Cloud 2 - Room TBD

Lambda architecture is a simple idea that allows you to process data immediately and long term. The hard part is piecing together the infrastructure required to make this happen. We will walk through an implementation of Lambda Architecture on Azure using Cosmos DB as the engine.


1:20PM-2:30PM, Career/Business Dev - Room TBD

Darius Liktorius Bio
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Deployment considerations for Azure workloads

1:20PM-2:30PM, DevOps - Room TBD

Whether you are developing from scratch, refactoring to embrace PaaS, or "lifting and shifting" an existing solution into the Microsoft Azure Cloud, you need to understand the implications of your decisions. This session will cover performance optimization considerations and best practices for solutions hosted in Azure.


1:20PM-2:30PM, IoT 1 - Room TBD

Robert Freiday Bio

60 Minutes to a Great Enterprise Architecture

1:20PM-2:30PM, Open Topics 1 - Room TBD

Everything you need to know about enterprise systems architecture can be boiled down to one 60 minute lecture. We will discuss the benefits of migrating toward a service oriented architecture. We also cover the pros & cons of cloud computing. This is a "must see" lecture for anyone interested in becoming an enterprise solutions architect.


1:20PM-2:30PM, Open Topics 2 - Room TBD

Kevin G. Boles Bio
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SQL Server Query Plan Deep Dive

1:20PM-2:30PM, SQL/BI - Room TBD

Another in TheSQLGuru's Deep Dive series! Query plans - the roadmaps of how your query will be handled by the engine. They contain TONs of information for the astute SQL Server user. Lets dig into them and see what we can learn about and from them and also talk about how they can be used to aid our query tuning efforts.


1:20PM-2:30PM, TBD 2 - Room TBD


1:20PM-2:30PM, TBD 3 - Room TBD


1:20PM-2:30PM, Web Development 1 - Room TBD

Tim Corbett Bio
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Understanding Observabes using RxJS in Angular

1:20PM-2:30PM, Web Development 2 - Room TBD

Since the release of Angular 2, angular has made extensive use of Observables in the HTTP service and the events. In this course we will teach all the fundamentals of Observables including: push vs pull consumption, Observable, Observer, operators, Subjects, BehaviorSubjects and more. We will be using the RxJS library to simplify and extend our use of observables. By the end of this course, you will have a clear understanding of Observables and RxJS to help you manage data and events.

Mark J Radacz Bio
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Xamarin Forms MVVM and Blockchain integration

1:20PM-2:30PM, Xamarin/Mobile - Room TBD

Learn how to integrate Xamarin Forms mobile app with Bitcoin and Ethereum blockchain