INSIDER DEV TOUR 

DALLAS / IRVING

 

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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 Technology Center

Building LC1

7000 State Highway 161

Irving, TX 75039

 

* You will need an ID due to the building required check-in

 

 

SPEAKERS

Harold Pulcher

Harold Pulcher

Harold Pulcher is a Microsoft MVP, co-ambassador for Hackster.io, developer, network engineer, magician, woodworker, and part time grease monkey. He has over 25 years of experience working in Information Technology. During that time he has done everything from running network cable, setting up various companies infrastructure from the absolute bare metal, and building line of business software for many of those companies. As passionate as he is about technology, you might happen to see him checking his air reserve while at a depth of 60 feet, cooking up a mean “free-range” fruit cake, doing pre-show table magic at the improv, or making a nice piece of wood into a lot of
sawdust so my wife will have potting bench for her plants.

Connect with Harold

Twitter   YouTube

Jacques Daniels

Jacques Daniels

Jacques Daniels is a husband, stepdad, former chess competitor, MTS and MCP based in Grand Prairie, TX. His first I.T. job was a high school intern at IBM from 1985 - 1987. That experience helped him decide on what he wanted to do for a living. Over the past 30 + years Jacques has worked with many programming languages, databases and applications at major

companies including Microsoft, Xerox, Baylor Scott & White, and D.R. Horton.

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Jared Simpson

Jared Simpson

Jared Simpson is a Software Developer working at General Dynamics Information Technology. He is currently the President of the Fort Worth .NET User Group and an active member in the development community. His interests include web application development, Azure computing, design, hardware, and IoT.

 

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Jeff Burtoff

Jeff Burtoff

Principal Program Manager, Partner App Experience at Microsoft. I help developers build web apps. blog: thishereweb.com Frameworks: PWABuilder.com, https://github.com/pwa-builder book: HTML5 Hacks for O'Reilly

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Robert Taylor

Robert Taylor

Robert Taylor is a Microsoft Solution Architect consultant specializing in .NET, Microsoft SQL Server, and core business systems with a focus on security and performance. He has been a part of the .NET community since it was released in 2001 and enjoys mentoring, sharing experiences, and punning.

 

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Ron Dagdag

Ron Dagdag

During the day, Ron Dagdag is a Senior Software Engineer with over 18 years of experience working on a number of business applications. He currently support developers at Crestron Electronics with their IoT, Cloud and Voice AI Assistant development. On the side, Ron Dagdag is active participant in the community as a Microsoft MVP, speaker, maker and blogger. He is passionate about Augmented Intelligence, studying the convergence of Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality, Machine Learning and the Internet of Things.

 

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Scott Dockendorf

Scott Dockendorf

Scott Dockendorf is the CTO of Remote Operations, a healthcare technology company that streamlines patient records for growing medical practices. He has over 25 years professional experience in software delivery and is a 4-time C# MVP recipient and current ASPInsider. He is active in the community, through speaking and volunteering as Program Director of the Dallas .NET User Group. This Owner of the Green Bay Packers, drummer and music fanatic is also passionate about secure coding, SOLID design and continuous learning.

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Srikanth Talla

Srikanth Talla

Srikanth Talla is a Solutions Architect with over 19 years of experience working in the Microsoft tech stack all the way from VC++ and COM to C# and .NET Core. After implementing an Azure-based large scale integration of property search with Elastic Search using NodeJS and Kafka at CBRE, Sri has become passionate about NodeJS and ReactJS. Additionally, as an IOT hobbyist Sri works with his kids on Arduino and ESP 8266 projects. Website.

 

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Teresa Burger

Teresa Burger

Teresa Burger is passionate about building great user experiences for business applications and believes that the relationship starts at the UI. This has led to a strong foundation in Business ERP Development where she has focused many years of her career. Prior to that, her work with blind and visually impaired users sparked her passion

for true usability. When she and her husband are not writing code, they can be found at any number of technical events. Teresa graduated from Southern Oregon University with a degree in Computer Programming and Software Engineering and is a Microsoft Certified Trainer.

 

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Toi Wright

Toi Wright

Toi Wright is an independent consultant who has over 25 years of experience as a software developer. She has been a Microsoft MVP in ASP.NET for 14 years and is an ASP Insider. She is a frequent speaker, author, trainer and community leader. Ms. Wright has a BS in Computer Science and Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University.

 

 

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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: Jeff Burtoff

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

10:30 AM - 10:55 AM (25 Minutes)

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: Toi Wright

11:00 AM - 11:25 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: Teresa Burger

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: Ron Dagdag

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)

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: Srikanth Talla

2:00 PM - 2:25 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: Scott Dockendorf

2:30 PM - 2:55 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: Robert Taylor

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

Afternoon Break

3:30 PM - 3:55 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: Jared Simpson

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

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: Jacques Daniels

4:30 PM - 4:55 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: Harold Pulcher

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]