Friday, January 17, 2014

SMUG Dev 2014 Agenda

February 19
3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Host: Kevin Wolf
Smokin Tuna Saloon
4 Charles St · Key West
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Sunset Celebration
Host: Mother Nature
Mallory Square
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Host: Kevin Wolf
Smokin Tuna Saloon
8:00 p.m.
Official SMUG Kick Off
Smokin Tuna Saloon


February 20

8:00 a.m.
Registration & Breakfast
Host: Kevin Wolf
Smokin Tuna Writers Room
8:45 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Speaker: Kevin Wolf
9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Session 1
Topic:  Introduction to Xamarin
Speaker:  Bill Reiss
Bill Reiss is a Microsoft MVP and has a passion for client-side application development in C#. He is a Senior Consultant for AgileThought in
Tampa and is also the Nokia Developer Ambassador for the southeast region of
the USA.
Xamarin can help you share code and reduce effort when creating cross platform mobile apps. This session is a brief introduction to Xamarin along with some discussion of real life experiences using this technology
over the last few months.
9:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Coffee Break
9:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Session 2
Topic: Dynamics CRM for .NET Developer or How to Mobile Fast

Speaker: Nikita Polyakov
Nikita Polyakov is Sr. Technical Consultant at Tribridge in the Dynamics CRM practice. Recently completed his 6th year as Windows Phone Development Microsoft Most Valuable Professional, even received an MVP of the Year award in 2011. A speaker, organizer and a community leader, in 2012 Nikita co-authored a book - Sams Teach Yourself Windows Phone 7 Application Development in 24 Hours.
Want to get away from building CRUD forms? How about a Login screen? Learn the joys of working with Microsoft Dynamics CRM as a .NET Developer and skip all the non-sense focusing on necessary focused Development. Also learn how Dynamics CRM can be used to work with your data across all of the mobile platforms with free clients and no writing code on multiple platforms. A refreshing way to build and extend your software.
10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Session 3
Topic:  SOA: Beyond the Buzzwords
Speaker: Barry Stahl
Barry is a .NET Software Engineer who has been creating business solutions for enterprise customers for more than 25 years. Barry is also an Election Integrity Activist, baseball and hockey fan, husband of one genius and father of another, and a nearly 30 year resident of Phoenix Arizona. When Barry is not traveling around the world to speak at Conferences, Code Camps and User Groups or to participate in GiveCamps, he spends his days building integrated systems for Flight & Crew Operations at the new American Airlines  and his nights thinking about the next
Arizona Give Camp an annual event where software developers come together to build websites and apps for some great non-profit organizations.
You can follow Barry on Twitter @bsstahl or read his blog at
There is much more to building a Service Oriented Architecture than just creating services. SOA services can be much more difficult to build, requiring more analysis and design work up-front than a non-service-enabled system or a system that relies on CRUD-style data services. In this session, we will look at real-world examples of SOAs, examining what a good SOA might look like, what conditions present a good opportunity to use a Service Oriented Architecture, and how we can make the process more agile.  We will also look at some practical tips to help make your services more extensible and maintainable.
10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Coffee Break
11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Session 4
Topic: 2014+ New Technologies
Speaker: Kevin Wolf
Kevin D. Wolf is a Windows Phone Development MVP out of Tampa FL.  Kevin enjoys spending time crafting world class mobile applications and invests a significant amount of time and energy sharing his hard earned lesson from over 25 years writing pretty much all kinds of software.

In addition to writing mobile apps, Kevin is building his line of NiVek quadcopter drones, brews all the beer he drinks at home and enjoys spending quality time with his wife of 14 years.

Come hear Kevin D. Wolf (Windows Phone Development MVP) discuss what's coming in 2014+ for new technologies. 
In this forward thinking session, Kevin discusses some of the hot new areas that are expected to be in big demand over the coming years.  We will cover topics from wearable’s to drones to sensors and home automation.
As technology experts, we have an awesome opportunity to do some really cool and interesting work over the coming years that will radically change the world we live in...hopefully for the better!
11:30 a.m. - noon
Session 5
Topic:  App Studio, then what?
Speaker: Russ Fustino
Russ Fustino is Head of Developer Evangelism at ComponentOne.  He is a highly experienced Windows Phone and Windows 8 software developer with a passion for conveying relevant, current, and future software development technologies and tools through live seminars, teaching, and internet video productions.  Russ is a Microsoft Windows 8 Key Influencer and is a recipient of the INETA Lifetime Achievement award as well as a Microsoft MVP specializing in Client Dev.  Russ has a new company, Fustino Brothers, Inc.
So, you want to build an app quick in App Studio? Who doesn’t? And then of course, you will want to publish it, right? What does app studio do for you to build the shell? What do you need to do to put that app in production? What areas might you need to tweak in the code? Russ will review what he did in a mini case study on publishing the RussCam app by ComponentOne and his new company’s app, Tull Tribute by Fustino Brothers Inc. Flickr and YouTube API’s will be examined. Put on your hard hat, as this session will require a construction zone permit. J
Noon – 1:00 p.m.
Group Lunch
1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Session 6
Topic: Tools that make you look like a Rock Star!
Speaker: Dave McCarter
David McCarter is a Microsoft MVP and a software engineer/architect/consultant in San Diego. He is the editor-in-chief of a web site dedicated to helping programmers in all aspects of programming. David has written for programming magazines and has published three books (the latest is "David McCarter's .NET Coding Standards" available at: He is one of the founders and directors of the 19 year old San Diego .NET Developers Group ( In 2008 David won the INETA Community Excellence Award for his involvement in the .NET community. David is also an inventor of a software printing system that was approved by the US Patient Office in May 2008.
This session will focus on my must have Visual Studio add-ins and other tools that makes programming faster and easier (and makes you look like a rock star programmer). All the tools that are either free or very affordable. Tool categories include add-ins for debugging and profiling and more. These tools are designed to impress your boss and get you home at a reasonable time. This session is packed full of demonstrations! Sit close and you just might catch a custom dotNetDave guitar pick or Rock The Nation postcard. Some of some of them will win you free software!
A few of the demos from this session are already online: –
1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Session 7
Topic: Cross Platform Mobile Development with Icenium
Speaker: Philip Japikse
An international speaker, Microsoft MVP, MCSD, CSM, and CSP, and a passionate member of the developer community, Phil Japikse has been working with .Net since the first betas, developing software for over 30 years, and heavily involved in the agile community since 2005. Phil works as a Principal Developer Advocate for Telerik, serves as the Lead Director for the Cincinnati .Net User’s Group and the Cincinnati Software Architect Group, co-hosts the Hallway Conversations podcast (, founded the Cincinnati Day of Agile, and volunteers for the National Ski Patrol. Phil is a frequent speaker all over the world, from User Groups and Meet ups to large scale conferences. You can follow Phil on twitter via and read his blogs at  and
Details Embargoed until SMUG

2:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
2:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Session 8
Topic: Cross Platform Mobile Development Strategies
Speaker: Brent Schooley
2:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Session 9
Topic: For Love or More Money, Developing your I.T. Career
Speaker: Alex Funkhouser
Alex Funkhouser was CEO of his first company at the age of five, when he sold his father's organically grown vegetables door to door. In 1980, he wrote his first lines of code on a TRS-80. At 15, he bought a 1966 Ford Mustang GT with the funds from his second company, a lawn-care business. In 2005, Funkhouser opened his fifth business, Sherlock Technology Staffing & Recruiting, opening up international recruitment call centers across the world to help companies around the globe. Funkhouser is a headlining speaker throughout South Florida and has moderated international forums such as the Staffing Industry Executive Forum. His companies have consulted with many top international companies, including local heavy weights Carnival Corp., Office Depot and Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. From college to present, Funkhouser has consistently won awards for his entrepreneurial leanings, including "Entrepreneur of the Year, State of Missouri". He was awarded the “Beauty and the Beast award by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation for contributions to the community and the foundation. He serves as Chairman of Business Advisory Board of the Academy of Information Technology in Miami-Dade County school system, part of the National Academy Foundation Mr. Funkhouser earned an International MBA from Nyenrode University, The Netherlands School of Business, and a Bachelor of Science from Washington University. Mr. Funkhouser is fluent in Spanish, and speaks some Dutch. Mr. Funkhouser's current goal is to build this fifth company to become a highly attractive candidate for corporate acquisition. Regarding Mr. Funkhouser's business philosophy, he believes in: “Knowing who is best at what, and knowing who needs the best!”
Must Love and Money be mutually exclusive in your I.T. career?
• Contracting at the cutting edge of technology is exciting and produces great rates. But what happens when the contract ends and the mortgage payments must continue?
• Maintaining a steady job with a direct deposit salary is comforting. But do you ever feel technologically “stuck” at your job when so many other I.T. professionals are learning and using the latest, most marketable technologies? 
In this seminar session, you will learn multiple I.T. career strategies for maximizing both the Love and the Money of your multidimensional I.T. career.
3:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Closing Remarks
Speaker: Kevin Wolf
3:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Key West
6:00 p.m.
Formal Group Photograph
Mallory Square
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Dinner & Drinks
Smokin Tuna


February 21

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
3416 Roosevelt Blvd.
Key West
11:00 a.m.
Caravan to Miami for Code Camp
The road!