April 9, 2018 – Building Cross Device Experiences with Project Rome

Tony Champion

Tony Champion

Abstract:

Today’s users want more from their apps. They want a single experience that follows them no matter what device they are on. As a developer, providing this experience can be quite daunting. Microsoft’s Project Rome enables developers to extend their apps’ experiences across devices and platforms. In this session we will explore how Project Rome’s remote system APIs can help you drive user engagement with your apps.

Bio: 
Tony Champion is a software architect with over 20 years of experience developing with Microsoft technologies. As the president of Champion DS and its lead software architect, he remains active in the latest trends and technologies, creating custom solutions on Microsoft platforms. His list of clients span across multiple industries and includes companies such as: Schlumberger, Microsoft, Boeing, MLB, and Chevron/Philips. Tony is an active participant in the community as a eight year Microsoft MVP, international speaker, published author, and blogger.

The talk will take place at Microsoft Austin office from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on 4/9/2018.

 

March 12, 2018 – Give your App/Web Site Superpowers with Cognitive Services

Shawn Weisfeld

Shawn Weisfeld

Abstract:

Wish your app could see, hear, speak, understand and interpret your user needs through natural methods of communication? Started researching Artificial Intelligence and Neural Networks, but it all just makes your head hurt? Wish there was an easy to consume web service by the leading researchers in the field that you could just call to teach your app/Web Site to see, hear, speak, understand and interpret your user needs through natural methods of communication? In this session we will kick the tires on the Cognitive Services available in Azure. Attendees will leave with an understanding of how to give their app superpowers.

Bio:

Shawn is passionate about building awesome applications and websites with .NET technologies and Azure. He is currently a Cloud Solution Architect for Microsoft based in Austin TX and founder of http://UserGroup.tv. Read his full bio at http://about.me/shawnweisfeld

The talk will take place at Microsoft Austin office from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on 3/12/2018.

April 30 – May 4, 2018 – Visual Studio Live! Austin

Visual Studio Live! (VSLive!™) is back in Austin this spring with 5 days of practical, unbiased, Developer training. From April 30 – May 4, 2018, join us for hard-hitting sessions, insightful workshops, intense hands-on labs and fun networking events. Code with industry experts, hear the latest from Microsoft insiders and tune up on today’s hottest training topics! Plus, help us celebrate 25 years of coding innovation as we take a fun look back at technology and training since 1993. Come experience the education, knowledge-share and networking at #VSLive25.

For more information, check out https://vslive.com/Events/Austin-2018/Home.aspx.  For agenda, check out http://resources.vslive.com/Austin-2018-Agenda.html

 

The event will take place at Hyatt Regency Austin

Address: 208 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704

February 21, 2018 – Azure Dev Day Austin

Develop — Deploy—Transform

This 1-Day workshop will focus on most popular Azure PaaS and DevOps services. Each technical session will be followed by a hands-on Azure lab and a whiteboard design exercise. This workshop will help you gain a thorough understanding of the components of Azure and how you can take advantage of them as a developer.  For more information, check out https://aka.ms/AzureDevDayAustin

EVENT SCHEDULE

The talk will take place at Microsoft Austin office from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on 2/21/2018.

 

February 12, 2018 – Typescript, Angular and ASP.NET Core with Chander Dhall

Chander Dhall

Chander Dhall

Abstract:

In this code intensive talk you will learn Typescript, Angular and see how it works well with ASP.NET Core. If time permits Chander will show you middleware, tag helpers and view components.

 

About Chander:
Chander Dhall is an awarded Microsoft MVP and world-renowned technology leader in architecting and implementing solutions. He’s not only rescued software development teams, but also implemented successful projects under tight deadlines and difficult business constraints. His company has a proven track record of not just saving the client millions of dollars, but also providing an expedited delivery time. Chander’s team of experts are internationally-acclaimed speakers in top technical conferences in the world.  For more information, check out http://www.chanderdhall.com/about-chander-dhall.

 

The talk will take place at Microsoft Austin office from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on 2/12/2018.

No december meeting

No December meeting! Happy holidays!

November 13, 2017 – Building beautiful RESTful APIs with ASP.NET Core

Nate Barbettini

Nate Barbettini

BIO:

Nate is a Microsoft MVP and author who specializes in full-stack .NET and JavaScript. He’s a Developer Advocate at Okta, and frequently speaks about web security, C#, and ASP.NET Core. Nate hails from San Francisco, but calls Texas home. He’s passionate about helping developers learn how to write better, more secure code.
Abstract:
Many APIs claim to be RESTful, but what does that actually mean? What does it take to build a scalable API with ASP.NET Core?
In this talk, I’ll share best practices for building APIs on the ASP.NET Core stack, as well as the “hows” and “whys” of designing RESTful interfaces. The session will include real code examples and a discussion of REST best practices.

 

Topics covered include:

 

* What is REST and HATEOAS?
* What is the real difference between POST and PUT?
* How to represent hypermedia in JSON
* Building clean, lightweight API controllers
* How to secure the transport layer

 

The talk will take place on 11/13/2017 at the Headspring office 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm.
10415 Morado Circle
Building 3, Suite 300
Austin, TX 78759

October 9, 2017 – CI/CD with VisualStudio.com and Azure

Shawn Weisfeld

Shawn Weisfeld

Abstract:

In this talk we will take a simple ASP.NET MVC application and check it in to VisualStudio.com Source Control. We will then use the online Build tools to automate builds on check-in. Then using the online release management we will automate deploying it to our Dev, QA and Production environments. All the while ensuring that we keep all of the configuration for each of these environments safe.

About Shawn:

Shawn (http://www.shawnweisfeld.com, shawn@shawnweisfeld.com) is passionate about building awesome applications and websites with .NET technologies and Azure. He is currently a Technical Evangelist for Microsoft based in Austin TX and founder of http://UserGroup.tv. Read his full bio at http://about.me/shawnweisfeld

The talk will take place on 10/9/2017 at the Headspring office 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm.
10415 Morado Circle
Building 3, Suite 300
Austin, TX 78759

September 11, 2017 – Power of a Nudge

Jane Prusakova

Jane Prusakova

Abstract:

“Nudging is a tool every Agile leader should have in their toolbox. Nudging is making a subtle suggestion in a powerful way, while letting the team make the final decisions. This presentation will be most helpful to those with strong opinions, passion to improve, and ambition to be a servant leader. A nudge is a way to lead without authority or positional power. People’s choices are strongly influenced by the environment, and nudging is about creating an environment that helps people make better choices.

In this interactive session we will learn how to nudge others to become more Agile. Create a toolset of strong nudges to take your team to the next level. Build subtle yet powerful nudges to improve team spirit and productivity. Explore nudge patterns and techniques, and practice different ways to lead by nudging.

Nudge shorter and more productive meetings Nudge code base improvement by moving furniture Nudge better communication and more trust”

About Jane

I am a software architect and developer, an Agile proponent, and a great believer in building valuable software that users will love to use. I build large back-end systems that require high-performance and high-reliability, and process vast amounts of data. I believe that successful software is created by strong teams, requires good engineering practices, and evolves in close collaboration with the users. As a Principal Consultant for Improving Enterprises, I work with distributed teams on distributed software. As a consulting team, we focus on technical excellence, close contact with the client, and rapid iterations.

The talk will take place on 9/11/2017 at the Headspring office 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm.
10415 Morado Circle
Building 3, Suite 300
Austin, TX 78759

August 14, 2017 – Building pragmatic mobile apps

Yogiraj Aradhye

Yogiraj Aradhye

Session:

Last year, our team landed on a project that was just in a vision document form at a process management company with a huge portfolio. Over the course of time, I lead our team to convert that vision into an iOS app using Xamarin, ASPNET Core api, Angular Web App and NServicebus endpoint. It was quite a fun filled ride because all the technologies we were dealing with were new and were in flux. They presented a unique set of challenges. We, as a team, learned a lot of valuable lessons during this process. Some of them were new while others were relearned. This presentation is going to cover all of them.

Bio

Yogiraj(Yogi) Aradhye has been writing code since 2002 and professionally since 2007. He is currently leading projects at Headspring. He works on a variety of technologies from Xamarin, JS frameworks to distributed systems and microservices. In the past, he has worked at many different organizations such as Dell.

Yogi is a graduate of Shivaji University in India, and has received the Masters of Information Systems from Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY. He is a past speaker from .Net user group Code Camps in Hartford, Boston and Austin. When he is not coding, learning about new technology or presenting, Yogi loves to spend some time each week perfecting his serve at the local tennis courts.

The talk will take place at HeadSpring office from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on 8/14/2017.

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