INSIDER DEV TOUR 

JACKSONVILLE

 

This event is over. 
Check out the hands-on labs and additional learning resources.

 

Launch 

 

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

  

University of North Florida

Andrew R. Robinson Theater Bldg 14A

Building 14A/Room 1314

1 UNF Dr, Jacksonville, FL 32224

 

Parking in Garage 44. Cost $5 per car at entrance, we will work with UNF’s parking services to obtain complimentary “event parking code” that will be provided exclusively to registered attendees 2 days before the event via automated email only.

 

SPEAKERS

Andreas Erben

Andreas Erben

Andreas Erben integrated backend applications and architected solutions for customers of all types and sizes, from startups to enterprises, for over 20 years. Meanwhile he spends a lot of time "in the cloud". In recent years he rediscovered VR that he explored in the 1990s already and now works with Microsoft HoloLens, Kinect, and democratized AI. Andreas has been recognized with the Microsoft MVP award.

 

Connect with Andreas

LinkedIn  Twitter

Bonnie Vande Velde

Bonnie Vande Velde

A technology business owner for 28 years, Bonnie is the President of Eagle Wings Enterprises, a Microsoft Small Business Partner certified in security products for small and medium business. During her career, she has implemented technology and process optimization protocols for clients, that have saved them hundreds of thousands of dollars and greatly increased their profitability. With intention and purpose, Bonnie and her staff work with the philosophy of ‘constant change for the better’ for the continuing benefit of clients. Since internet attacks and safety are a major issue, protecting a client’s book of business and their confidential information is such a top priority, that Bonnie and her staff became ‘Check Point’ certified. That security is the focus of each and every client business that Eagle Wings supports.

Brandi Kiehl

Brandi Kiehl

Co-Organizer of the Women in Information Technology of Jacksonville, PyJax, IT Pro/Florida IT Server Group, IT Pro Camp Conference, Tech Coast Conference, Women and Minorities in IT Conference, B-Sides of Jacksonville, and Microsoft Insider Dev Tour of Jacksonville. Co-Owner of Stardust Technologies and Career Network Outreach. A certified Project Manager and experienced IT professional with over 10 years of data science, analysis, public speaking, and management experience. Enjoys teaching and helping people to find new or transition careers, practice mock interviews, and elevator speeches. Educates about the importance of having a cleaner/more professional social media profile(s), adjusting peoples expectations with the modern hiring process, adapting their resumes accordingly to improve their probability of success, and how to network.

 

David Fekke

David Fekke

David Fekke is the chief mobile architect for Swyft Technology L.L.C. David also runs the JaxNode User Group which covers Node.js and JavaScript topics and frameworks. He is also a commercial pilot.

 

Connect with David

Twitter

Diana Torres Viasus

Diana Torres Viasus

Systems Engineer, IT & Cloud Consultant focused on Microsoft technologies. Recognized by Microsoft as Most Valuable Professional and Microsoft Student Partner, winner in the Women in Computing awards by the Windows Insider Program. I like Philanthopy, contribute in the education field and milkshakes!

 

Connect with Diana

LinkedIn  Twitter

 

Erin Gordon

Erin Gordon

Coming Soon.

 

Connect with Erin

LinkedIn  

Holly Mitchell

Holly Mitchell

Holly is a software engineer on Microsoft’s Rich Code Navigation team. She has a strong investment in accessibility, diversity, and inclusivity in tech. Outside work, Holly enjoys doing art and waacking.

 

Honya Elfayoumy

Honya Elfayoumy

Honya Elfayoumy has recently graduated with honors from the University of North Florida with her degree in Computer Science. Post-graduation, Honya has moved to Charlotte, North Carolina and will be working for Bank of America as a Software Engineer. Her interest in technology started when she was younger and continues to grow as she advanced throughout her career. Honya is currently the Vice President of Software Development at a tech startup, TrifidMed, dedicated in optimizing healthcare using Data Science, Machine Learning, and Artificial Intelligence. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, running and reading.

 

Connect with Honya

LinkedIn

 

Julian Radacz

Julian Radacz

Julian is a Software Developer for Suncoast Credit Union. He started developing apps for Windows Phone 8 which led him to seriously pursue mobile software development and specialize in Xamarin Mobile Development. His experience was also broadened to ASP.net MVC Web Development, Web API, and Knockoutjs. He has helped as a co-organizer to the Microsoft Developer User Group in Jacksonville as well as North Florida Xamarin User Group.

Connect with Julian

Twitter  

Mark Radacz

Mark Radacz

#HusbandFatherLife-L­­­ongMateGeekSpeaker­.­. 
Sr Mobile Architect at Mobile RAD Solutions­­, 26+ years hands-on experience in object-oriented software analysis, design and development, Microsoft MVP, Xamarin MVP, X-platform mobile architect-consultant, Certified Xamarin Mobile Developer, blockchain programmer, co-founder of NFLXUG.com and NFLBA.io

 

 

Connect with Mark

LinkedIn  Twitter

Robert Evans

Robert Evans

Robert Evans is a Principal Field Engineer and the world-wide Technical Lead of the Windows AppConsult Team. He is also a Microsoft Certified Professional Developer and a Windows Dev Bootcamp master instructor. Robert has been a full time employee of Microsoft for 19 years. He spent 12 years as a Software Development Engineer (SDE) and then 7 years as a Field Engineer working with external partners and customers.

 

Connect with Robert

Blog 

Steven Fowler

Steven Fowler

Steven Fowler is an Azure MVP and independent consultant providing business management and information technology services to startups and the Fortune 500. Steven presents at User Groups, SharePoint/Cloud Saturday, Code Camps, and prominent conferences such as IoT Evolution EXPO, Predictive Analytics World.

 

Connect with Steven

LinkedIn  Twitter

Vicki Gatewood

Vicki Gatewood

• Connecting people, opportunities, and resources to maximize business and personal success

• Founding Chapter Leader for the Jacksonville Women’s Society of Cyberjutsu (WSC), a 501c(3), National Non-profit Cybersecurity Community Advancing Women in Security Careers

• Career History: programmer, analyst, project manager, QA lead, SAP Technical Manager, Enterprise Architect, and a Senior Director of IT Audit, Governance, Risk, Compliance and Security, and Principle Cyber Security, Risk, and Privacy Consultant.

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: Holly Mitchell

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

10:30 AM - 10:55 AM (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: Honya Elfayoumy

11:05 AM - 11:30 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: Mark Radacz

11:40 AM - 12:05 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: Andreas Erben

12:05 PM - 1:00 PM (1 Hour)
Lunch and Women in Technology Panel

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

1:30 PM - 1:55 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: Julian Radacz

2:05 PM - 2:30 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: David Fekke

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM (30 Minutes)

Afternoon Break

3:00 PM - 3:25 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: Diana Torres Viasus

3:35 PM - 4:00 PM (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: Steven Fowler

4:10 PM - 4:35 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: Robert Evans

4:35 PM - 5:00 PM (25 Minutes)
Closing Remarks, Evaluations, Giveaway

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]