Agenda

May 17, 2022 8:30 am - 9:00 am

Breakfast

May 17, 2022 9:00 am - 9:05 am

Introduction

A short introduction of the day

Tibi Covaci App Innovation Lead / Microsoft
May 17, 2022 9:05 am - 9:50 am

.NET and Microsoft's Pivot to the Cloud

Today, Microsoft is all-in on the cloud. But how did it happen? Join Richard Campbell as he takes you through the history of .NET and the moment when Microsoft became a cloud company. From 2010 to 2015, Microsoft underwent a radical change in focus. Sure, Azure started before then, but that doesn’t mean Microsoft was […]

Richard Campbell Host of .NET Rocks and RunAs Radio
May 17, 2022 9:55 am - 10:40 am

Using Dapper with Blazor

Dapper is a lightweight ORM that scales and performs well. Carl demonstrates using a generic Dapper manager that uses the Repository pattern that you can re-use for multiple SQL databases and entities.

Carl Franklin Executive VP / App vNext
May 17, 2022 10:48 am - 11:30 am

This Talk Won’t Change You, But How You Remember It Will

Memories are unreliable and fickle, yet drive our emotions and our narrative. We are anchored not by our past but how we remember and process our past. Learn to improve the narrative by recognizing the fallibility of memory, how that fallibility serves us, and to release the attachment holding us back.

Christina Aldan Brand Strategy Consultant / Arana Software
May 17, 2022 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Lunch

May 17, 2022 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm

Ethics of AI

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has the processing capabilities of speed, scale, and capacity far beyond that of humans. As computers become more powerful, Machine learning (ML) the “brains” behind AI become exponentially more powerful. But… Can that power always be trusted to be fair and neutral? Can that power be trusted to protect your privacy within […]

Tim Huckaby Microsoft Worldwide RD
May 17, 2022 1:20 pm - 2:05 pm

gRPC in ASP.NET Core

gRPC is a modern open source high performance RPC framework that can run in any environment. With this new framework, should be looking at this interesting option when building your own APIs or connecting your systems? In this talk, Shawn Wildermuth will build a simple gRPC from scratch so you can see how it works.

Shawn Wildermuth Microsoft MVP, Speaker and Pluralsight Author
May 17, 2022 2:10 pm - 2:55 pm

Impactful mentorship - 2 sides of a story

When starting to engage with the community, it can be hard to find your own way. There is a lot of information around conferences, giving presentations, setting up blogs, and much more. However, initially we might not know where to start, and where to find the right places to convey our story. This is where […]

Eldert Grootenboer Senior Program Manager / Microsoft
Olena Borzenko Celestial Programmer / Xpirit
May 17, 2022 2:55 pm - 3:05 pm

Break

May 17, 2022 3:05 pm - 3:50 pm

Accessibility for the Benefit of Everyone

Whether typing on your phone with one hand, taking a call in a crowded room, or talking to Siri through an intoxicated slur, impairments are every-day common. Learn how Application Accessibility aids the entire user base, and how to implement it in your applications.

Jay Harris Problem Solver / Arana Software
May 17, 2022 3:55 pm - 4:40 pm

(Guitar) strings attached: from UTF-8 to EADGBE

EADGBE, in case you wondered, is the standard tuning for guitar strings. There are many things that pulled me into building guitars about a decade ago. And the more guitars I build, the more I realize that the reasons I like building guitars are pretty similar to what I enjoy about developing software. Have you […]

Hannes Lowette Head of Learning & Development / Axxes
May 17, 2022 4:45 pm - 5:30 pm

Modern Application Development with .NET and Azure

.NET 6 is the newest version of .NET, a modern, open-source development platform for building apps for any OS with the best performance and productivity. .NET 6 completes the unification of the platform and adds new capabilities for building web, native and hybrid apps for Android, iOS, Linux, MacOS, Windows. This session will show how […]

Scott Hunter VP Director Program Management, Azure / Microsoft
May 17, 2022 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Networking and Closing of the day