Monthly Talk

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

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

September 11, 2017 – Power of a Nudge

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 [...]

August 14, 2017 – Building pragmatic mobile apps

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 [...]

July 10, 2017 – VSTS and Octopus Deploy to Azure

  Abstract In this lecture, you will learn the principles and practices in using a continuous delivery pipeline with the modern version of Octopus Deploy through Visual Studio Team Services. You will see how to stitch together VM environments with Octopus automated deployments in order to create a software environment that flies! DevOps is a term representing the convergence [...]

June 12, 2017 – Using MongoDB with .NET

Abstract What do MongoDB, Mars, Mythbusters, Michael Phelps, and Mass Spectrometers have in common? They are all a part of this informative talk about when and how to best use MongoDB from a .NET application. We will answer these questions: When is MongoDB the right fit for my application? How does MongoDB performance compare with [...]

May 8, 2017 – What’s new in C# 7

Abstract: Released just a few weeks ago (March 7, 2017, along with new version of VS), C# 7 brings some new and interesting features; like tuple, pattern matching, etc.  In this talk, I shall ‘show and tell’ some of these new features [with code examples], as well as few interesting ones that didn’t make the [...]

April 10, 2017 – How to Scale .NET Apps with Distributed Caching in Microsoft Azure

Abstract: 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 [...]

March 13, 2017 – Building UWP apps on Xbox

Abstract: With Windows 10, UWP developers can now deploy their apps to Xbox One and increase their user base. This session will take a look at what it takes to build apps for Xbox One, best practices, and discuss lessons learned from real world projects. Bio: Tony Champion is a software architect with over 20 years of [...]

February 13, 2017 – Typescript and Angular 2

Abstract: Angular 2 is taking the lead. Are you running behind? In this two hour session of intense code and concepts, Chander will take you from a beginner level in Typescript to an advanced level in Angular 2. If you’ve been in his sessions, you know he’s authentic and has a lot of fun. To [...]

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