INSIDER DEV TOUR 

SINGAPORE

 

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ABOUT THE EVENT

The Insider Dev Tour is for developers interested in building Microsoft 365 experiences (Windows, Graph, Office, Teams) today, using the latest dev technologies, as well as for those who want a peek into the future. If you can read code, this is for you, regardless if you are a beginner, an expert, a student, or a hobbyist developer.

The morning keynote session will give you a demo and code-focused overview of the new developer technology emerging from Redmond. It’s the best of Microsoft Build for Microsoft 365 developers. We’ll cover Windows, Graph, Office, AI, and more so that you are up-to-date and able to make informed decisions when choosing from the latest technology for your next project.

This is a 100 percent developer-focused event.

The tour is an opportunity to connect directly with leads and engineers from Redmond, as well as regional industry leaders and the community of Microsoft MVPs and RDs. We’re excited to meet you in person! #InsiderDevTour

LOCATION

  

Microsoft Singapore

One Marina Boulevard, #21-01

Singapore 018989

 

SPEAKERS

Ben Ishiyama-Levy

Ben Ishiyama-Levy

Microsoft & Xamarin MVP. Agile Technologist. One Step Ahead Practitioner. CEO at Xamariners.

 

Connect with Ben

GitHub  Twitter

 

Dipti Chhatrapati

Dipti Chhatrapati

Dipti Chhatrapati is a Modern Workplace Architect and Microsoft Regional Director in India. She is passionate towards Microsoft 365 technologies and love helping customers to get the best out of it for their business. She is an active contributor in the local and international speaking engagements in various conferences.

Connect with Dipti

Facebook  Instagram  

LinkedIn  Website

Dona Sarkar

Dona Sarkar

Head of the Insider Program at Microsoft. She believes the 7.6 billion people we share this earth with can and SHOULD develop technical skills to help achieve whatever goals they have--tech is the ultimate equalizer. 

 

Dona spends her days engineering software with a global community of 16M people as the Chief #NinjaCat of the Insider Program at Microsoft.

Connect with Dona

Twitter  

 

Eng Soon Cheah

Eng Soon Cheah

Microsoft MVP whose involve in Application Security, DevSecOps and Azure Security

Connect with Eng Soon

Website  

Eng Teong Cheah

Eng Teong Cheah

Eng Teong is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional for Developer Technologies with 5 years' experience, and he would like to share knowledge with others and encourage them involve in tech.

Connect with Eng Teong

Twitter  

 

Hiang Meng (Marvin) Heng

Hiang Meng (Marvin) Heng

Marvin is a tech enthusiast that also has strong interest in artificial intelligence & cloud development.

Connect with Hiang Meng (Marvin)

Twitter

 

Milton Goh

Milton Goh

Microsoft MVP in the Cloud & Datacentre Management. The hybrid guy who don’t favor between Infrastructure and Development.

 

Connect with Milton

Twitter  

 

Nilesh Gule

Nilesh Gule

Microsoft Azure MVP passionate about technology, Big Data Architect at Prudential

Connect with Nilesh

LinkedIn  Twitter  Website  Website

 

Priyanka Shah

Priyanka Shah

.NET Developer, Innovation lead at Franklin Templeton technologies, working with Elastic search, azure cloud, microservices, docker, .NET CORE etc.

Connect with Priyanka

Instagram

 

Rene Modery

Rene Modery

Rene is an Office Apps & Services MVP, and works as APAC Collaboration Project Manager in a large MNC. He’s passionate about the possibilites the modern workplace brings to employees.

Connect with Rene

Twitter  Website

 

Riddhi Agrawal

Riddhi Agrawal

A full-stack developer with over 6 years of experience. Currently working as a Senior Consultant @ Mavericks Consulting, Singapore.

Connect with Riddhi

Twitter

 

Riwut Lubinuko

Riwut Lubinuko

Riwut is Enterprise Architect and Office Apps and Service MVP. He is passionate on digital transformation, Microsoft 365, cloud technologies and devops.

Connect with Riwat

GitHub  Twitter

 

Riza Marhaban

Riza Marhaban

Microsoft MVP in Developer Technologies, .NET Developer, Cyber Security and Quantum Computing, Senior IT Architect at National University of Singapore (C4NGP Research, Innovation 4.0)

Connect with Riza

GitHub  Twitter 

 

Sakthis Kumar

Sakthis Kumar

Sakthis is a Microsoft Azure MVP, Cloud Solution Architect who is passionate about technology, Info-Sec

Connect with Sakthis

Twitter

 

Senthamil Selvan V

Senthamil Selvan V

Senthamil is a Windows Development MVP working as a SharePoint Consultant. 

 

Connect with Senthamil

Twitter   Website

 

Sohel Sheka

Sohel Sheka

Sohel Shekha is MVP in Developer Technologies and Consultant at Red Hat.

Connect with Sohel

Twitter

AGENDA

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM (1 Hour)

Registration check-in

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM (1 Hour)
Keynote

The best from Microsoft Build, condensed into a demo-filled and fun hour for developers.

Speaker: Dona Sarkar, Microsoft

10:30 AM - 10:45 AM (15 Minutes)
Morning Break

10:45 AM - 11:10 AM (25 Minutes)
Introduction to Microsoft Graph Services

Microsoft Graph provides a unified programmability model that you can use to build apps for organizations and consumers that interact with the data of millions of users. You can use the Microsoft Graph REST APIs to access data in Azure Active Directory, Office 365 services, Enterprise Mobility and Security services, Windows 10 services, Dynamics 365, and more. We will spend the next 30 minutes exploring what you can do with the Microsoft Graph.

Speaker: Dipti Chhatrapati

11:10 AM - 11:35 AM (25 Minutes)
Use your Web Skills and the Microsoft Graph to build Apps for Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams is the hub for teamwork in Office 365. Many people know Microsoft Teams for its chat and meeting functionality. But did you know that you can use your web development skills to build add-ins and tabs for teams that will help your team, or whole company, be more productive in? From bots, to surveys, to embedded dashboards, we’ll cover how to use the skills you already have, plus the Microsoft Graph, to make Teams work even harder for you.

Speaker: Rene Modery

11:35 AM - 12:05 PM (30 Minutes)

Connect your Desktop Apps with the Microsoft Graph

Connect to your user’s data and a variety of services with the Microsoft Graph in your .NET, Win32, or UWP app.  As work and life come together, use the same code to leverage the Graph’s power for both consumer and enterprise accounts. We will spend this demo-focused session covering how to utilize the .NET Standard Graph libraries in your apps to connect them to the world.

Speaker: Sohel Shekha

12:10 PM - 1:00 PM (50 Minutes)
Lunch

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM (30 Minutes)
Windows/Office: After-lunch game and prizes

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM (30 Minutes)
Web: After-lunch game and prizes

1:30 PM - 1:55 PM (25 Minutes)

Windows/Office: Coding your Future with the Windows Insider Program

Have you always dreamed of a career in tech but worried you wouldn't be able to pick up coding? Are you afraid to take your code to the next level? No matter where you're starting, the Windows Insider Program can help. Whether you're an expert, student, IT pro, or beginner, we have a developer learning path for you. Start learning the tools, building your first app, or turning your code into a business with our community of Insiders.

Speaker: Milton Goh

1:30 PM - 1:55 PM (25 Minutes)

Web: What's new for the Command Line and Windows Subsystem for Linux

Windows 10 supports multiple command-line interfaces including WSL, CMD, and PowerShell, all of which build upon the Windows console. The Windows console has been updated throughout the years, but it’s time for a Big Change to help us all be more productive at the command line with a fresh and more capable command-line interface. Web and C++ cross-platform developers have also discovered how the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) enables them to use their Linux tools and workflows on Windows, giving them the best of both worlds. In this architecture and roadmap session, join us to learn about the new open source Windows Terminal, WSL 1, WSL 2, and how they together enable developers to be happier and more productive in the natural home of developers: at the command-line.

Speaker: Nilesh Gule

2:00 PM - 2:25 PM (25 Minutes)

Windows/Office: Local or Community Talk

 

2:00 PM - 2:25 PM (25 Minutes)

Web: Productive Web Development with NodeJS and Microsoft Developer Tools

Did you know how productive you can be as a NodeJS developer on Windows 10? This fast-paced tips, tricks, and practices session walks you through some of the best and most interesting integrations with Visual Studio Code, Windows, and NodeJS, that will be sure to raise your developer productivity and enjoyment.

Speaker: Eng Teong Cheah

2:30 PM - 2:55 PM (25 Minutes)
Windows/Office: Leverage the Power of Machine Learning on Windows

Launched a year ago, the Windows AI Platform revolutionized how Windows developers deploy and execute machine learning models, by introducing the Windows Machine Learning API. Customers are doing amazing things with it, and we are building on this momentum in 2019. We're improving Windows ML based on your feedback, launching DirectML for performance-critical machine learning solutions, and adding support for new AI-focused silicon. Come learn how you can leverage the power of Machine Learning and AI for your own applications whether you are looking to add a little intelligence to your processes, or leverage existing speech and other input recognition models.

Speaker: Eng Soon Cheah

2:30 PM - 2:55 PM (25 Minutes)

Windows/Office: Local or Community Talk

 

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM (30 Minutes)

Afternoon Break

3:30 PM - 3:55 PM (25 Minutes)

Windows/Office: Future-proof your Desktop Apps with .NET Core

Having a WPF or WinForms application doesn’t mean you have old code. It’s active code that represents an important investment for your company. Moving your app to the next version of .NET Core will give you access to all the benefits of the Open Source version of .NET, including better performance, easier deployment and all its new features. In this session we will show how to create a new .NET Core app, why would you do it, and how to upgrade an existing project.

Speaker: Riza Marhaban

3:30 PM - 3:55 PM (25 Minutes)

Web: The Future is Now with ASP.NET Core 3.0

ASP.NET Core 3.0 is loaded with new features for building modern web applications and services. In this session, we'll show you how to use ASP.NET Core 3.0 to build beautiful and interactive web sites built using the latest technology.

Speaker: Priyanka Shah

4:00 PM - 4:25 PM (25 Minutes)

Windows/Office: Create Powerful User Interfaces with the Latest Windows APIs and Open Source Libraries

Want to learn how to build more engaging Windows UWP applications? This session will cover new Windows platform features, like the new Composition APIs for 3D content, the new open source WinUI library, and the new additions to the Windows Community Toolkit, like Lottie animations.

Speaker: Ben Ishiyama-Levy

4:00 PM - 4:25 PM (25 Minutes)

Web: Myth busting PWAs: The New Edge Edition

We’ve heard a lot about Progressive Web Apps and what they can or can’t do. This session will walk through the top 10 myths around Progressive Web Apps and at the same time learn how to make great, productive experiences with the latest and greatest tools, the New Edge, and Microsoft Graph.

Speaker: Hiang Meng (Marvin) Heng

4:30 PM - 4:55 PM (25 Minutes)

Windows/Office: Build Embedded and IoT Solutions with Microsoft Windows IoT Core

Windows IoT is a family of products that enables rich edge devices and applications that can take full advantage of Azure IoT capabilities. We’ll explore the latest capabilities for Windows IoT, and then show how you can use all of your existing Windows development skills to create solutions ranging from fun hobby projects all the way through to critical Intelligent Edge solutions.

4:30 PM - 4:55 PM (25 Minutes)

Web: Developing with the new Edge Browser

Big changes are coming for Edge with its move to a Chromium-based browser engine. The New Edge will not only be available for all desktop users (including Windows 7 and macOS), but will also bring changes in the way we write apps for Windows. From Web Views, to Electron, to PWAs, the new Edge browser is something all devs should care about.

CONVINCE YOUR BOSS

 

Want to attend the Insider Dev Tour, but not sure how to bring it up to your boss? Here’s a sample letter that will help you out. Just replace the text in [brackets]

Dear [my boss’s name],

I’d like to attend the Microsoft Insider Dev Tour on [date] in [city]. The Insider Dev Tour is Microsoft's free, single-day, local, developer-focused event, bringing the latest technology and practical knowledge from the people who build the products. The content for the event, alone, is worth the trip, but the ability to network with Microsoft employees, community leaders, and subject matter experts will help me in my work here.

Here are two ways in which my attendance at the Insider Dev Tour will strengthen [company name]: 

  • The presentations are relevant to my daily tasks and growth. I will get a view of the broad developer roadmap at Microsoft, and also deep dives into current practical and future-looking technologies for building Microsoft 365 applications using Windows desktop, Web, and Graph.

  • Networking with other attendees, community leaders, and Microsoft engineers is highly encouraged, so I can talk with people who have solved issues similar to those we run into.

The event is free, so all I need is a single day to attend. You can learn more about the event by visiting http://insiderdevtour.com . Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns; I’d really like to attend this event!

Thanks.

[my name]