.NET / Visual Studio

Building Great Libraries with .NET Standard

Building Great Libraries with .NET Standard
Start by Learn about the different Microsoft frameworks and where you should use each and then focus on how you can easily support multiple platforms with .NET Standard and have no compromises.


Architecture

An Architect’s Guide to Starting with a New Company

An Architects Guide to Starting with a New Company
Starting a new position as an architect is fun and exciting where the sky can be yours.  In this session you will learn from first-hand experience how to come into the architect position and rock it without making enemies of the preexisting developers.

Building an Ultra-Scalable API Using Azure Functions

Building an Ultra-Scalable APIU Using Azure Functions
The backend to most extensible applications are the APIs that provide the crux of the workload. We’ll identify what serverless computing is, why to consider having a serverless API backend, provide an example of how to develop a serverless architecture, and go over potential benefits and pitfalls.

Building Hyper-Scaled Event Processing Solutions in Azure

Building Hyper-Scaled Event-Processing Solutions in Azure
At the core of building hyper-scaled event-processing solutions in Azure is knowledge of how to use Azure Event Hubs.  In this session, you will learn how to create an event-processing pipeline in Azure.

Delivering Real-Time Data with Azure

Delivering Real-Time Data with Azure
Learn how to build real-time dashboards without managing any infrastructure, using only Azure services and Power BI capabilities.  Find out how to push data into Event Hubs, analyze the data with Stream Analytics, and how to build real-time dashboards with Power BI.

Event-Driven Architecture in the Cloud

Event-Driven Architecture  in the Cloud
Event-driven architectures is a versatile approach to designing and integrating complex software systems with loosely coupled components. In this session, you will learn how to create a loosely coupled architecture for your business that has the domain at the core.

Graphing Your Way Through the Cosmos: Common Data Problems Solved with Graphs

Common Data Problems Solved with Graphs Using Azure Cosmos DB Gremlin API
Data is naturally connected, but data modeling focuses on entities which cause complicated joins; this is where graph databases come in as they store data more naturally. See how to use Azure Cosmos DB Gremlin API to traverse such data structures and see practical examples to common data problems.

Serverless in Action

From Zero to Serverless
Have you ever needed the ability to develop something simple for a business request but did not want to go through the trouble of creating a full application? Serverless computing will help you do that quickly and without the mess and fuss of dealing with infrastructure.

Azure

Azure Durable Functions for Serverless .NET Orchestration

Azure Durable Functions for Serverless .NET Orchestration
Durable Functions is a new open-source extension to Azure Functions that enable long running orchestrations and stateful processes to execute as serverless functions. Learn how to write durable functions, and patterns and best practices to write simple or complex stateful orchestrations.

Azure Services Every Developer Needs to Know

Azure Services Every Developer Needs to Know
Azure is a powerful platform with many amazing services, but it can also be hard to know which ones you need to know about when you are first getting started with cloud development. You will learn the services you need to start with to modernize an existing ASP.NET application in the Azure cloud.

Building an Ultra-Scalable API Using Azure Functions

Building an Ultra-Scalable API Using Azure Functions
The backend to most extensible applications are the APIs that provide the crux of the workload. We’ll identify what serverless computing is, why to consider having a serverless API backend, provide an example of how to develop a serverless architecture, and go over potential benefits and pitfalls.

Building Hyper-Scaled Event-Processing Solutions in Azure

Building Hyper-Scaled Event-Processing Solutions in Azure
At the core of building hyper-scaled event-processing solutions in Azure is knowledge of how to use Azure Event Hubs. In this session, you will learn how to create an event-processing pipeline in Azure.

Delivering Real-Time Data with Azure

Delivering Real-Time Data with Azure
Learn how to build real-time dashboards without managing any infrastructure, using only Azure services and Power BI capabilities. Find out how to push data into Event Hubs, analyze the data with Stream Analytics, and how to build real-time dashboards with Power BI.

Event-Driven Architecture in the Cloud

Event-driven architectures is a versatile approach to designing and integrating complex software systems with loosely coupled components. In this session, you will learn how to create a loosely coupled architecture for your business that has the domain at the core.

Getting Started with Azure DevOps

DevOps is about people, process, and products; DevOps is about continually getting better in delivering value to your customers. Come to this session to learn about Microsoft’s products to bring DevOps goodness to your development process.

Getting Started with Azure SQL Database

Getting Started with Azure SQL
Are you still hosting your databases on your own SQL Server? Would you like to consider putting those up in the cloud? Then come and learn what exactly Azure SQL can do for you and how to go about moving your databases to the cloud.

Graphing Your Way Through the Cosmos: Common Data Problems Solved with Graphs

Common Data Problems Solved with Graphs Using Azure Cosmos DB Gremlin API
Data is naturally connected, but data modeling focuses on entities which cause complicated joins; this is where graph databases come in as they store data more naturally. See how to use Azure Cosmos DB Gremlin API to traverse such data structures and see practical examples to common data problems.

Serverless in Action

Have you ever needed the ability to develop something simple for a business request but did not want to go through the trouble of creating a full application? Serverless computing will help you do that quickly and without the mess and fuss of dealing with infrastructure.

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Cosmos

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Cosmos
In this session, you will learn what you can do with Cosmos DB, the benefits of each of these data models, and how to use everything Cosmos DB has to offer to make your applications rock solid. Come find out when and how to implement Cosmos DB and which options you should use based upon your needs.


Data / Databases

Delivering Real-Time Data with Azure

Delivering Real-Time Data with Azure
Learn how to build real-time dashboards without managing any infrastructure, using only Azure services and Power BI capabilities. Find out how to push data into Event Hubs, analyze the data with Stream Analytics, and how to build real-time dashboards with Power BI.

Getting Started with Azure SQL Database

Getting Started with Azure SQL
Are you still hosting your databases on your own SQL Server? Would you like to consider putting those up in the cloud? Then come and learn what exactly Azure SQL can do for you and how to go about moving your databases to the cloud.

Graphing Your Way Through the Cosmos: Common Data Problems Solved with Graphs

Common Data Problems Solved with Graphs Using Azure Cosmos DB Gremlin API
Data is naturally connected, but data modeling focuses on entities which cause complicated joins; this is where graph databases come in as they store data more naturally. See how to use Azure Cosmos DB Gremlin API to traverse such data structures and see practical examples to common data problems.

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Cosmos

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Cosmos
In this session, you will learn what you can do with Cosmos DB, the benefits of each of these data models, and how to use everything Cosmos DB has to offer to make your applications rock solid. Come find out when and how to implement Cosmos DB and which options you should use based upon your needs.

Time Travelling Data: SQL Server Temporal Tables

Time Travelling Data: SQL Server Temporal Tables
Have you built complicated triggers and procedures to track the history of data in your database? Come to this session to find out how you can use built-in support in SQL Server to do this more efficiently than your complicated code.

DevOps

Building an Ultra-Scalable API Using Azure Functions

Building an Ultra-Scalable API Using Azure Functions
The backend to most extensible applications are the APIs that provide the crux of the workload. We’ll identify what serverless computing is, why to consider having a serverless API backend, provide an example of how to develop a serverless architecture, and go over potential benefits and pitfalls.

Getting Started with Azure DevOps

Getting Started with Azure DevOps
DevOps is about people, process, and products; DevOps is about continually getting better in delivering value to your customers. Come to this session to learn about Microsoft’s products to bring DevOps goodness to your development process.

Serverless

Building an Ultra-Scalable API Using Azure Functions

Building an Ultra-Scalable API Using Azure Functions
The backend to most extensible applications are the APIs that provide the crux of the workload. We’ll identify what serverless computing is, why to consider having a serverless API backend, provide an example of how to develop a serverless architecture, and go over potential benefits and pitfalls.

Serverless in Action

Have you ever needed the ability to develop something simple for a business request but did not want to go through the trouble of creating a full application? Serverless computing will help you do that quickly and without the mess and fuss of dealing with infrastructure.

Soft Skills

An Architect’s Guide to Starting with a New Company

An Architects Guide to Starting with a New Company
Starting a new position as an architect is fun and exciting where the sky can be yours. In this session you will learn from first-hand experience how to come into the architect position and rock it without making enemies of the preexisting developers.

How to be a Leader

How to be a Leader
In order to become an effective leader, you must first understand what leadership is and what traits a leader exhibit. Come and learn how to demonstrate key leadership traits and principles so you can earn the respect, confidence, and loyal cooperation of those on your team.

Secrets of Conflict Resolution

Secrets of Conflict Resolution
Conflict within your team is inevitable. Come and learn how learn ways to deal with this conflict so it doesn’t tear apart your team.

Software Craftsmanship for New Developers

Software Craftsmanship
As a new developer, knowing language syntax is important; but just as important is understanding the concepts of software craftsmanship. In this session you will learn about terms like code smells, DRY, and SOLID. Even if for experienced developers, this will be a good refresher on the essentials.

Software Craftsmanship for Non-Developers

Software Craftsmanship
What exactly are these software craftsmanship terms like code smell, DRY, and SOLID and why are my developers frustrated that I do not understand these terms? During this session we’ll discuss what exactly software craftsmanship is and why it’s important for your team.

Workshops

Develop a Complete Serverless Solution in a Day

During this workshop, you will learn what exactly we mean by serverless computing and how to build complete serverless solutions that are connected to queues, web requests, and databases and seamlessly integrate with third part APIs. This hands-on lab will be using Microsoft Azure service offerings, but we will also provide highlights about how similar solutions could be developed using similar solutions could be developed using similar offerings from Amazon and Google.

Getting Gremlins to Improve Your Data

Getting Gremlins to Improve Your Data
Data is naturally connected, but data modeling focuses on entities which cause complicated joins; this is where graph databases come in as they store data more naturally. Learn hands-on how to use Azure Cosmos DB Gremlin API to traverse graph data structures and implement them into applications.

Retired

.NET Conf Keynote Review

Come and join the Louisville .NET Meetup where we will watch the .NET Conf keynote and have a panel of local Microsoft development leaders discussing the high points of that keynote. The panel members will include Mike Branstein, Jeremy Gray, and Chad Green.

Chad and Ed’s Excellent Adventure

Chad and Ed Excellent Adventure
Two Louisville software developers Chad and Ed are going to the largest software development events of 2018, Google I/O and Microsoft Build. They set out on their excellent adventure to gain knowledge and return to Louisville to share their findings with local development community.

Which Microsoft Framework Am I Supposed to Use?

Which Framework Am I Supposed to Use (Copy)
With .NET Framework, .NET Core, and .NET Standard, which Microsoft .NET framework are you supposed to use? Well it depends. During this session we’ll talk about the different reasons to use one framework over the other or when you should use a combination of frameworks.