INSIDER DEV TOUR 

SALT LAKE CITY

 

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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

  

Kiln Salt Lake City

26 S. Rio Grande St., Suite 2072

Salt Lake City, Utah 84101

 

Parking at the Gateway, validation provided

 

SPEAKERS

Christian Buckley

Christian Buckley

Christian is a Microsoft Regional Director and Office Apps & Services MVP, a 6-time author and active blogger/vlogger, and the CEO of CollabTalk LLC based in Lehi, Utah. Christian is extremely active in building out technical communities, having helped launch more than a dozen SharePoint Saturday, Office 365, and Blockchain events across the western US.

Connect with Christian

LinkedIn  Twitter  Website

 

Corrie Rands

Corrie Rands

Corrie is DevOps enthusiast, frequent cloud experimenter, and a Senior Software Engineer with UpWell Health.

Connect with Corie

LinkedIn  Twitter

 

Darin Dickey

Darin Dickey

Darin is a Principal Software Engineer for the LDS Church, and a full-stack developer. He is currently leading a large organization (25,000 + users) through a transition to cloud-based business application computing.

 

Connect with Darin

LinkedIn  Twitter

 

Greg McMurray

Greg McMurray

Greg is a senior software engineer for the Western Electricity Coordinating Council and is co-founder of Aritus Computer Services, his own successful consulting firm. In addition, Greg is president of both the Utah SharePoint & Office 365 User Group, as well as the User Group for Dynamics 365 & CRM (D365UG/CRMUG)..

Connect with Greg

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Hari Ravishanker

Hari Ravishanker

Hari is currently a Software Development Engineer at ZAACT Consulting.

Connect with Hari

LinkedIn 

 

Rob Richardson

Rob Richardson

Rob is a software craftsman building web properties in ASP.NET, Node, and Angular. He’s a Microsoft MVP, published author, frequent speaker at conferences, user groups, and community events ,and a diligent teacher and student of high quality software development. 

Connect with Rob

LinkedIn  Twitter

 

Scott Golightly

Scott Golightly

Scott is a speaker, trainer, and technologist that loves to code and explore how technology can be appliedto problems in order to maximize business value and ROI.

 

Connect with Scott

LinkedIn 

 

Stephen Shaw

Stephen Shaw

Stephen is a passionate developer working for Xamarin (Microsoft) making tools for other mobile developers, and currently maintains the f-spot project. Stephen is constantly trying to improve his developer skills by attending the local software craftsmanship group, reading, and by working on side projects and open source projects.

 

Connect with Stephen

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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: Christian Buckley and Greg McMurray

10:00 AM - 10:15 AM (15 Minutes)
Morning Break

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM (30 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: Hari Ravishanker

10:50 AM - 11:20 AM (30 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: Darin Dickey

11:25 AM - 12:00 PM (35 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: Corrie Rands

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

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

1:35 PM - 2:15 PM (40 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: Scott Golightly

2:20 PM - 3:00 PM (40 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: Darin Dickey

3:00 PM - 3:15 PM (15 Minutes)

Afternoon Break

3:15 PM - 3:55 PM (40 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: Stephen Shaw

4:00 PM - 4:40 PM (40 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: Rob Richardson

4:40 PM - 5:00 PM (20 Minutes)

Wrap Up, Raffle and Thank You's

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]