INSIDER DEV TOUR 

DENVER

 

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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 Region Office

7595 E Technology Way

Denver, CO 80237

 

 

SPEAKERS

Ben Hoelting

Ben Hoelting

Senior Technologist, 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 2001. This has given him the experience of a senior level full stack .NET developer. He is an experienced speaker and presents at the Visual Studio Live conferences all around the country. He loves sharing his experiences with developing software. Ben is a Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) for Web and Windows .NET 4.0. His blog is at http://www.benhblog.com and his twitter stream is at http://twitter.com/benhnet. Finally, Ben is very involved in the local .NET community and is the leader of the South Colorado .NET User Group.

 

 

Daren May

Daren May

Daren May is the President and founder of CustomMayd, a company that specializes in designing and building developer training and next-level digital experiences. Daren is a Windows Development MVP and has written and presented many training courses including Microsoft Virtual Academy videos.

 

 

Darlene Rouleau

Darlene Rouleau

Darlene graduated in 2006 with an MS in Software Engineering and a BS in Computer Science, Mathematics and Philosophy. She began working with C# at her first job in 2006 and shortly transitioned to a WPF developer. From 2015-2017 she managed a software development team but has recently returned to coding full time as the Senior UI/UX Engineer on the team.

 

 

Dave Rael

Dave Rael

Dave Rael is the host of the Developer On Fire podcast. He is a father of 3 wonderful children, a husband, podcaster, software developer and architect, and delights in matters technical and in human interaction.

 

 

 

David Yack

David Yack

Coming Soon

 

 

 

Ely Lucas

Ely Lucas

Ely is a web and mobile developer that works for Ionic and loves all things web. He lives in Denver with his wife and four kids. When not coding, he can be found coding something else.

 

 

Jerry Nixon

Jerry Nixon

Coming Soon

 

 

Laurie Atkinson

Laurie Atkinson

Coming Soon

 

 

Shawn Kendrot

Shawn Kendrot

Father, husband, coder. Shawn is a .NET enthusiast with a passion for the full XAML stack. He is a Microsoft Windows Platform Dev MVP and loves everything about Disney.

 

 

Sheila Shahpari

Sheila Shahpari

Sheila Shahpari is an Enterprise Architect/Software Engineer/Technology Evangelist, a Microsoft MVP, and recent Denver transplant. She is a freelance Technology Consultant whose focus areas include Full Stack Development, Dynamics 365, Enterprise Search, AI, BI, and consulting on various enterprise strategic initiatives. In her spare time, she is active in numerous technical communities, and is involved with various nonprofits. In addition, she is an active runner and musician (though not at the same time), and is currently attempting the title of whiskey connoisseur.

 

 

 

AGENDA

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (1 Hour)

Registration check-in

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM (1 Hour)
Keynote

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

Speaker: TBD

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM (30 Minutes)
Morning Break

10:30 AM - 10:55 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: Laurie Atkinson

11:00 AM - 11:25 AM (25 Minutes)
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. 

Speaker: Daren May

11:30 AM - 11:55 AM (25 Minutes)
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: Shelia Shahpari

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (1 Hour)
Lunch

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

1:30 PM - 1:55 PM (25 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: Darlene Rouleau

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

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: Ben Hoelting

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

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: Shawn Kendrot

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

Afternoon Break

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

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.

Speaker: David Yack

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

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: Ely Lucas

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

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: Dave Rael

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]