SignalR's Crazy 8s

SignalR's Crazy 8s


Collaborative Coding, Prizes & Fun

Jan 12-15 |
11 am - 3 pm ET |

Join us for a week of SignalR!

Come join Alyssa Nicoll as she dives into the .NET world by learning SignalR. Ed Charbeneau will be co-hosting to create a week full of fun streams! They’ll be using SignalR to recreate the well-known card game, “Crazy Eights” throughout the week. This SignalR app will send asynchronous notifications to a client-side Blazor web application over WebSockets enabling real-time interactivity between users.

Alyssa and Ed will also be joined by influencers and developers in the SignalR community. The first day will kick things off with David Pine joining the show and answering all of our burning SignalR questions. Later in the week, we'll be joined by Kevin Griffin, Brady Gaster and Sam Basu! Come join the fun on the CodeItLive Twitch Channel!!



Q: What if I miss a stream? Will I still be able to follow along?

A: YES! For starters, all streams will be recorded, so you can always catch up on shows you missed. And if you're late, that's ay-okay, too, as you can just drop a greeting in the chat letting us know you're just tuning in and we'll try to get you up to speed. The benefit of the live show, you know. So no worries, if you're late or if you completely miss it, you'll still be very welcome to hang out with us!


As always, we want to hear all your suggestions and get your help with the code! So prep your Crazy 8s knowledge and SignaR questions and suggestions!

You can join in whenever you’d like! We’ll be live between 11:00 am – 3:00 pm ET every day from 12 to 15 January. We’ll be giving away random prizes throughout the week to people who participate in the chat, so bring your wildest, funniest, dreamiest suggestions and let's see what we can build together!

UI Wednesdays with Alyssa Nicoll

Alyssa streams all things UI every Wednesday at 3 pm ET. Get hyped for the SignaR's Crazy 8s streams by catching up on her latest episode.

The Blazor Power Hour

Ed Charbeneau goes live every Wednesday at 10 am ET to code all things Blazor. Catch up on past episodes and get hyped for the SignaR's Crazy 8s week of streams.

Meet the Crazy Coders

Alyssa Nicoll

Alyssa Nicoll


Alyssa is an Angular Developer Advocate & GDE. Her two degrees (Web Design & Development and Psychology) feed her speaking career. She has spoken at over 30 conferences internationally, specializing in motivational soft talks, enjoys gaming on Xbox and scuba diving in her spare time. Her DM is always open, come talk sometime.
Ed Charbeneau

Ed Charbeneau


Ed Charbeneau is a web enthusiast, speaker, writer, design admirer, and Developer Advocate for Telerik. He has designed and developed web based applications for business, manufacturing, systems integration as well as customer facing websites. Ed enjoys geeking out to cool new tech, brainstorming about future technology, and admiring great design. Ed's latest projects can be found on GitHub.
David Pine

David Pine


David Pine is a 2x Microsoft MVP, Google Developer Expert, and Twilio Champion who works in Developer Relations at Microsoft. David loves knowledge sharing with the technical community and speaks internationally at meetups, user groups, and technical conferences. David is passionate about sharing his thoughts through writing as well and actively maintains a blog at David's posts have been featured on ASP.NET, MSDN Web-Dev, MSDN .NET and Dot Net Curry. David loves contributing to open-source projects and as another means of giving back to the community. David sat on the technical board and served as one of the primary organizers of Cream City Code for going on five years. When David isn’t interacting with a keyboard, you can find him spending time with his wife and their three sons, Lyric, Londyn and Lennyx. Follow David on Twitter at @davidpine7.
David Fowler
Kevin Griffin



Brady Gaster


A friend from the .NET team over at Microsoft. He's a SignalR expert, who also loves to tinkers with MIDI hardware, and makes loud music with computers.



Kevin Griffin


Kevin will discuss a real-life project that uses SignalR heavily underneath the scenes.  It involves aggregating 911 data and then reporting changes to various dashboards.  It is used by emergency services and civilians alike.  The key to the service is that it needs to be updated in real-time as the dashboards are critical to reporting life or death incidents to emergency personnel.  SignalR is heavily used underneath the scenes to ensure all dashboards are up to date.  

Sam Basu

Sam Basu


Sam Basu is a technologist, author, speaker, Microsoft MVP, gadget-lover and Progress Developer Advocate for Telerik products. With a long developer background, he now spends much of his time advocating modern web/mobile/cloud development platforms on Microsoft/Telerik technology stacks. His spare time calls for travel, fast cars, cricket and culinary adventures with the family. You can find him on the internet.


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