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Atley Hunter is a passionate mobile developer with over 15 years' experience. As one of the most prolific developers for the platform, he has more than 70 apps developed. He has also created the Lazy Library which promotes even faster app development on the already short development time of .NET.
Senior Software Developer, Intelligent Software Solutions, Inc. and C# MVP. He graduated from Colorado State University in 1997 with a BS in Computer Information Systems and a Minor in Computer Science. Ben joined the IT industry in 1996 as an intern and has worked with .NET since its inception back in 2002. Worked for Colorado Technology Consultants, Inc. from 2005 – 2010. He left the consulting world to go do some work for the Department of Defense. Currently he works for Intelligent Software Solutions, Inc. in Colorado Springs. His most recent projects include a Silverlight line of business application that uses the ADO.NET Entity Framework to access the backend data store. He also is working on an office automation solution that extends PowerPoint. Ben is a Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) for Web and Windows .NET 4.0. Finally, Ben is very involved in the local .NET community and is the leader of the South Colorado .NET User Group.
Internet Explorer 10 takes huge strides to enable multi-touch browsing. It also includes many new HTML5 enabled capabilities that speed up the web and provide a more interactive experience. IE 10 is not the only browser making strides in these areas. As web application designers\developers, we need to understand these capabilities and build our application to take advantage of them. This sessions will define these new capabilities and provide some tips and tricks on how to use them effectively in your web applications.
XAML developers love the Model-View View-Model (MVVM) pattern. Kendo UI enables this pattern for web based applications. It takes the client side coding model developers are familiar with and provides it to the web world. This talk will define the MVVM pattern and the benefits of using it. It will also show how you can use Kendo UI and ASP.NET MVC to build responsive, robust applications that feel like desktop applications.
Building the modern UIs that user’s demand can be tedious and difficult, whether they are built in XAML or HTML5\CSS3. Especially since the tooling provided for building these complex UIs is poor and unreliable. This forces developers\designers to hack the UI markup themselves. Expression Blend 5 takes major strides to enable trusted UI design without the need to editing the markup manually. This talk will demonstrate the new capabilities included in Blend 5 for solving this problem.
Esteban Garcia is a Solutions Architect and ALM Consultant at AgileThought and president of the Orlando .NET User Group (ONETUG). He has over 12 years of professional experience in software development, working in all phases of distributed object oriented enterprise application development and design using Microsoft technologies. Esteban excels in architecture and best practices and is passionate about Scrum and SDLC improvements using Visual Studio and TFS. Esteban also has a bachelor of science degree in Computer Engineering with an emphasis in software design from the University of Central Florida.
A lap around the new features coming in TFS vNext. The next version of TFS will give you the option of an on-premise solution and an Azure-hosted service. The session will cover both scenarios and new features such as: Developer productivity enhancements, Agile Planning, Lightweight requirements gathering, Testing improvements and a lot more!
Scrum is not a new concept but it has gained a lot of popularity in the last few years. It is a very powerful agile project management methodology that, when used correctly, can help your team deliver better software faster than before. We will start with a brief overview of the process and look at some techniques and tools that will help you succeed, as well as common pitfalls that you should avoid. Come prepared for an interactive session where you will be encouraged to share your experiences with Scrum.
A look at the new testing features found in Microsoft Test Manager 2010 and how they work together with TFS and Visual Studio to bring application testing to a new level. We will cover manual and automated testing, as well as load testing capabilities.
Gill Cleeren is a Microsoft Regional Director, Silverlight MVP (former ASP.NET MVP), INETA speaker bureau member and Silverlight Insider. He lives in Belgium where he works as .NET architect at Ordina. Passionate about .NET, he’s always playing with the newest bits. In his role as Regional Director, Gill has given many sessions, webcasts and trainings on new as well as existing technologies, such as Silverlight, ASP.NET and WPF at conferences including TechEd Berlin 2010, TechDays Belgium, DevDays NL, NDC Oslo Norway, SQL Server Saturday Switserland, Spring Conference UK, Silverlight Roadshow in Sweden.
He also leads Visug, the largest .NET user group in Belgium. Gill recently published his first book: “Silverlight 4 Data and Services Cookbook” (Packt Publishing).
Kunal Chowdhury is a Senior Software Engineer (SE-3) having 5+ years of experience in .Net Platform. He is a Microsoft MVP (Silverlight) since 2010 and also holds MVP awards from Telerik and CodeProject. Kunal presently lives in Pune (Maharashtra, India). He speaks in various Microsoft events. He is also an active member of KolkataGeeks UG and Pune UG.
Being a passionate blogger, he blogs on Silverlight, WP7, Metro UI & LightSwitch. Kunal shares his findings in his technical blog: kunal-chowdhury.com and also owns silverlight-zone.com. If you are in Twitter, connect with him @kunal2383
Laurent Duveau is a Microsoft Regional Director (RD), Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) and Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) and member of the Windows 8 Metro Insider group.
With more than 11 years of experience he was able to help major clients (United Nations, CN, Desjardins, CBC, ...) in their Microsoft development strategy, with a recent focus on Windows 8 (already involved in dozens of Windows Store app projects) and Azure.
He is a Montreal .NET User Group Leader and a regular speaker at industry events including TechDays, DevTeach, Code Camps, user groups, ...
Laurent distributes high quality technical training on Microsoft development technologies in Canada and Europe. He is certified MCSD.NET, MCTS, MCITP, MCPD and MTA.
Lee Brandt has been programming professionally for more than a decade and currently works as a Project Lead Consultant with AdventureTech. He speaks regionally about software development practices and mentors teams on improving their approach to lean and agile software development through achieving technical proficiency. He is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional, one of the leaders of the Kansas City .Net User Group, and serves as the Regional Mentor for .Net user groups in Kansas and Missouri.
If you're an ASP.NET programmer, chances are you’ve dabbled in MVC. MVC is the latest newcomer to the ASP.NET world and the demo’s you see looks simple, but there are some hidden gotchas' that you’ll only learn from hours of blood, sweat and tears that have been soaked into the keyboard. In this session you will learn what these hidden pitfalls are and how to avoid them. The focus will be on real-world MVC which will include how to best use forms authentication, securing your controllers and actions, error handling the MVC way, filter ordering, Inversion of Control (IoC) best practices as well as how to best use routes and controllers. Don't think this session will be a walk in the park. These are real world problems and how to solve them.
Everyone wants one thing when they're building websites; better performance. Caching has always been the developers friend in ASP.NET, but one type of caching that isn't widely used, or known, is native IIS 7 caching. By utilizing this amazing technology, you can go from zero to hero instantly with mind blowing performance. You will learn how to enable and configure native caching as well as creating new output cache rules. If a faster website means anything to you, you'll need to attend this session.
Michael Eaton is the founder of Validus Solutions, a custom software development and coaching company that specializes in leveraging client-based technologies. Validus has been developing solutions using Microsoft tools and technologies since 2001 and serves clients throughout the mid-west. Michael speaks throughout the United States at various regional events, user groups and conferences sharing his love of client development to other developers. He also spends time coaching and mentoring other developers. His focus over the past few years has been on XAML-based technologies like WPF and Silverlight. Michael runs the Kalamazoo X Conference and is a C# MVP. When not working on projects or spending time with his family, he treats his World of Warcraft addiction with ample doses of…World of Warcraft.
XAML Styles and Templates: Make your apps shine!
You're a developer, not a designer, but with no designer on the team, it's your job to make your WPF or Silverlight application look good. With a little effort and an understanding of styles and templates, you can impress your users with a compelling, easy-to-use application. You'll learn the ins and outs of styles, understand when and where to use templates and much more from a developer experienced in not only writing WPF and Silverlight apps, but in making them look good too!
Simplify your WPF / Silverlight Applications with Caliburn.Micro
You're an application developer, not a plumber (or carpenter), so why are you writing your own MVVM framework? Worse yet, maybe you're jamming all sorts of code in the code-behind! Put down the pipe wrench (or hammer) and pick up one of the best MVVM frameworks for WPF/Silverlight/WP7. Caliburn.Micro makes it extremely simple to create solid, testable applications, while also reducing the amount of code you have to write.
Working Effectively as a Team of One
Whether you work in a cube or the comfort of your home office, there are many challenges facing the lone developer. Everything, from estimation to project management to coding, changes when you are a single developer instead of a team. What are some things you can do to make life easier as a lone(ly) developer? In this session, I will discuss many of the lessons learned and practices I've developed working almost exclusively as a single developer for the past ten years.
Vim for Visual Studio Developers
While Visual Studio is an amazing IDE, it clearly lacks the power of the world's best text editor! Whether as a stand-alone editor or as a plugin to your favorite IDE (Visual Studio included), learning how to use Vim will change how you work. You'll learn how to install, configure and use this amazing text editor. You'll understand the difference between Insert, Ex and Command modes and how to stop the incessant beeping you're sure to encounter when you first try this amazing editor. :wq
Going Independent 101
Lessons learned from a decade of independence Breaking free from the confines of the cubicle farm and going out on your own can be one of the most satisfying things you do for your career. It can also be one of the most terrifying. This session will answer the most common questions I've been asked over the years such as "How do I get started?", "Where do I find clients?", "How much do I charge?" and many others. Come find out if the grass really is greener on the other side.
Mihai Tataran graduated the Software Engineering Faculty in Timisoara Romania in 2006. In the same year he founded H.P.C. Consulting, a custom software development and Microsoft .NET training company, where he always works with the latest technologies on the .NET platform. His time is divided between administrative and management work, technical work on current projects, trainings for software companies on Microsoft .NET, and organizing and delivering presentations to events in the .NET Romanian community and also at events organized by Microsoft Romania. Mihai is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional, title given for his knowledge on ASP.NET and involvement in the .NET community.
During this presentation you will see EF from the latest version of .NET, 4.0. We will observe what is new and better versus the previous version, and also how to rapidly build a performant, easy to maintain Data Layer in .NET.
Tiberiu Covaci has worked at Many-core in Sweden as senior trainer and mentor for .NET and other technologies built on top of .NET since 2004. He works closely with Microsoft, both as Author, and Technology Reviewer for the Microsoft .NET Official Curriculum courses. He is a member of the MCT Advisory Council, INETA Speaker, IASA Speaker, and INETA Country Lead for Sweden. After the huge success he encountered at TechDays 2009 in Sweden, he developed a passion for speaking about new technologies, and that made him a very popular speaker at conferences like TechEd, VSLive, DevReach, TechDays, Öredev, ScanDev, NDC and MCT Summit. He is interested in technologies like multi-core programming, ASP.NET, new programming languages and trends.
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