INSIDER DEV TOUR 

WASHINGTON DC

 

We apologize, but this event has been canceled.

Visit InsiderDevTour.com for more tour stops.

 

 

 

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

 

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater

1101 Sixth Street SW

Washington, DC 20024

 

 

Note: Parking is extremely limited.
We recommend the Metro Green Line.
https://www.arenastage.org/plan-your-visit/transportation-and-parking/

 

SPEAKERS

Amanda Silver

Amanda Silver

Amanda Silver is the Director of PM for Microsoft's Developer Tools: Visual Studio and Visual Studio Code. She has been involved in Microsoft's transformation to contribute to open source with the introduction of TypeScript, Visual Studio Code, the OSS JavaScript engine Chakra upon which Microsoft's browser runs, the acquisition of Xamarin and the acquisition of GitHub. Amanda believes that a tight digital feedback loop with zero distance between end-users and engineering teams is a critical element of customer obsession and end-user satisfaction. Her latest projects include Visual Studio Live Share to enable real-time collaboration between devs and Visual Studio IntelliCode which infuses the developer inner-loop with AI. Unleashing the creativity of developers is Amanda’s unrelenting passion.

Connect with Amanda

Twitter

 

Blair Glennon

Blair Glennon

Blair Glennon is a Software Engineer with the unofficial title of Chief Data Dude on the Windows Insider Program. He helps connect engineers to our Insiders so that we can use data rather than biased opinions to serve the world better. In addition to leading the analytics for the team, he built and launched the Windows Insider Program for Business which allows any organization in the world to get early access to our software. Outside of work, he geeks out with baseball data and is an avid DC sports fan – go Nats!

 

David Zientara

David Zientara

David Zientara is a Cloud Solutions Architect and consultant with Applied Information Sciences (AIS), a long-time Microsoft Gold Partner. David has a well-seasoned career in full-stack development and is currently focused on delivering solutions using Azure cloud technologies and DevOps. Of late he is particularly interested in the Azure Bot Service and Bot Framework, Cognitive Services and Cosmos DB.

 

Connect with David

Twitter  Website

 

Frank La Vigne

Frank La Vigne

Frank La Vigne is an AI and Advanced Analytics Technology Solutions Professional at Microsoft where he helps customers achieve more with their data. In his role, he helps organizations transform into data driven businesses. He writes the Artificially Intelligent column in MSDN Magazine and is the co-host of the podcast Data Driven, which explores the emerging field of Data Science and AI. He blogs regularly at FranksWorld.com and occasionally posts videos on FranksWorld.tv.

Connect with Frank

Blog  Podcast  Twitter

 

Jeremy Sinclair

Jeremy Sinclair

Jeremy Sinclair is a Web Engineering Specialist III at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLP where he specializes in creating PowerShell, ASP.NET Core and SharePoint 2013/2016 solutions. He recently served as a Native Dev MC for the 2019 Microsoft Build conference. Apart from his primary job, he develops applications for others targeting iOS, Android, and Windows using Xamarin Forms and UWP.

Connect with Jeremy 
Twitter  Website

 

Kevin Griffin

Kevin Griffin

Kevin Griffin is an author, teacher, mentor, and consultant focusing in software development.  He is also a 9-time Microsoft MVP, specializing in ASP.NET and web development.  As the owner of Swift Kick, a software training and services company, Kevin specializes in helping businesses push their technology stacks into the 21st century.   You can often find Kevin speaking at conferences and user groups across the country or blogging at http://kevgriffin.com.  In his spare time, Kevin is the co-host of the popular 2 Frugal Dudes podcast.

Connect with Kevin 
Twitter  Website

 

LaBrina Loving

LaBrina Loving

LaBrina Loving is a Senior Software Engineer for at Microsoft with over 18 years of experience in software development and consulting.  In her role, she works with companies in the Communications and Media space to help move their solutions to the cloud and expand their product offering.  She works with them to leverage the cloud for cutting edge technologies like Artificial Intelligence and Chatbots, IoT, Mobile, and Analytics. She is very passionate about ensuring there are more women and minorities in STEM careers and is working on several initiatives. She also is very active in the developer community speaking and volunteering at events throughout the world.

Connect with LaBrina

Twitter

 

Mandy Kaur

Mandy Kaur

Coming soon.

 

Pete Brown

Pete Brown

Pete Brown is a Principal Program Manager at Microsoft, and author of several software development books. As a remote member of the PAX team in Windows (Pete lives in Maryland), Pete works on apps and tech for musicians, and among other things, is the primary PM for the Insider Dev Tour. Oh, and Pete loves his C64 :D

Connect with Pete

LinkedIn  Twitter

 

Roberto Hernández

Roberto Hernández

Currently a Developer Extraordinaire at InfernoRed Technology based out of Northern Virginia. Architecting and building software solutions using Microsoft technology for the past 19 years.Awarded a Microsoft MVP award for C# in 2007,2008 and 2010 and currently an active participant of the Microsoft MVP reConnect program. Originally from the Dominican Republic, and the proud father of two beautiful daughters that make my life special. You can track me down on twitter (@hernandezrobert) and on this blog at http://www.overridethis.com.

Connect with Roberto

Twitter  Website

 

Sean Killeen

Sean Killeen

Sean Killeen is a .NET Lead, Managing Consultant, and Trainer at Excella with over 15 years of experience in delivering impactful solutions for all types of clients. In his role, he leads teams, coaches clients on their agile and technical journeys, helps developers and testers level up their skills, and speaks on / write demos with a lot of fun tech. He loves solving problems, and has never been more excited about the future of .NET to help solve them. 

Connect with Sean

Twitter  Website

 

Sidney Andrews

Sidney Andrews

Sidney Andrews is an Azure MVP and a Microsoft Certified Training Regional Lead. Sidney has authored multiple developer and Azure courses available on http://edx.org. Sidney has also authored official courseware for multiple certification exams including 70-532, 70-535, AZ-200, AZ-201, and AZ-203. Sidney has been featured as a presenter on Channel 9, Ignite and Build. His specialties include Azure, NoSQL, XAML, C# and TypeScript.

Connect with Sidney

Twitter

 

Tom McKearney

Tom McKearney

Tom McKearney is a Managing Consultant with Applied Information Sciences (AIS). He has been developing with Microsoft technology since Windows 3.1 was the new hot thing. Currently, he lives and breathes JavaScript, TypeScript, Angular, and various other web technologies.

 

Tom is also an avid beer brewer :)

 

Vishwas Lele

Vishwas Lele

Vishwas Lele serves as the CTO at Applied Information Sciences, Inc. Based on his firm belief that public cloud is becoming the backbone of all IT, Vishwas assists organizations with envisioning, planning and realizing their public cloud objectives. VIshwas brings close to 30 years of experience and thought leadership to his position. A noted industry speaker (Channel9, Ignite, VSLive) and author (Pluralsight & books) Vishwas also serves as the Microsoft Regional Director for Washington D.C. and has been a recipient of the Azure MVP award for the last five years.

Vishwas is also creator of several tools and apps including Netizen, MyFOIA, Media Center App, WAMS Manager, Excel Calc Engine, and Azure Service Catalog.

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: Amanda Silver, Microsoft

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: Mandy Kaur

11:00 AM - 11:25 AM (25 Minutes)
Use your Dev 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 development skills to build apps 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 Microsoft Teams work even harder for you.

Speaker: David Zientara

11:30 AM - 11:55 AM (25 Minutes)
Leverage the Power of Machine Learning on Windows

 

AI and ML are not just for data scientists! They are tools that you can leverage to add intelligence to your applications. This session will show you how you can quickly get started with Machine Learning through the lens of 3 ML solutions: Azure Cognitive Services, ML.NET, and Windows AI platform. Come and learn how others have unlocked potential with AI/ML and subsequently, how any developer like you can make Machine Learning a reality.Speaker: LaBrina Loving, Microsoft

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (1 Hour)
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: 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: Sean Killeen

1:30 PM - 1:55 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: Kevin Griffin

2:00 PM - 2:25 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: Roberto Hernández

2:00 PM - 2:25 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.

 

Speaker: Jeremy Sinclair 

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

Windows/Office: 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: Sidney Andrews

2:30 PM - 2:55 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: Pete Brown, Microsoft

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

Afternoon Break

3:30 PM - 3:55 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.

Speaker: Frank La Vigne, Microsoft

3:30 PM - 3:55 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: Tom McKearney

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

Windows/Office: Authentication in Voice-Enabled Bots using Microsoft Graph

Speech-led user interfaces require different approach for design and other scenarios including authentication.  In this session, we will cover some key challenges to authentication in bots and techniques to perform authentication using MS Graph.

Speaker: LaBrina Loving, Microsoft

4:00 PM - 4:25 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.

 

4:30 PM - 4:55 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: Blair Glennon, Microsoft

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

Web: Technical Topic TBA

 

Speaker: Vishwas Lele

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]