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
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.
9:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Topic: Dynamics CRM for
.NET Developer or How to Mobile Fast
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.
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 Airlinesand his nights thinking about
Arizona Give Camp an annual event where software developers come together to build
websites and apps for some great non-profit organizations.
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
10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
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
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
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.
1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
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 dotNetTips.com... 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: http://codingstandards.notlong.com).
He is one of the founders and directors of the 19 year old San Diego .NET
Developers Group (www.sddotnetdg.org). 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: – https://google.com/+SubMainSoftware
1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
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 (www.hallwayconversations.com),
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 www.twitter.com/skimedic
and read his blogs at http://blogs.telerik.com/skimedic
Details Embargoed until SMUG
2:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
2:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Topic:Cross Platform Mobile Development Strategies
Speaker: Brent Schooley
2:45 p.m. – 3:15
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 www.naf.org. 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!”
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
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
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.