ROOM at the
Courtyard Marriott Waterfront
41 North Roosevelt Blvd.
Key West, FL
8:45 a.m. – 9:00
Speaker: Kevin Wolf
9:00 a.m. – 9:30
Topic:Designing for Windows 8
Speaker: Brent Schooley
Taking inspirational cues from Bauhaus design,
International Typographic Style, and cinematography, the Windows 8 UI design
style brings an application to life while presenting content clearly and
beautifully. This session is intended to help developers and designers
understand the design concepts and basic building blocks of the Windows 8
user interface.In this session, you
will be introduced to the principles behind this design style and learn how
to effectively apply these principles in your applications.
9:30 a.m. – 9:45
9:45 a.m. – 10:15
an app developer, and so can you!
Think that developing
a Windows 8 app is hard? Think again! I’ll show you just how easy it can be,
and some of the great tools and features available.
10:15 a.m. – 10:45
Speaker: Russell Fustino
With one tool set you can develop for
many HTML5 platforms. In this session, see Wijmo in action. Want to build
apps for any of these any HTML5 client platforms including: WinJS, ASP.NET,
MVC, LightSwitch and Phone 8? Also, we will look at using Wijmo with
Knockout, AngularJS, ThemeRoller and more! Wow!
10:45 a.m. – 11:00
11:00 a.m. – 11:30
Topic: A look at Microsoft’s Windows Azure PaaS Services
Speaker: Scott Klein
This session will look at the
different PaaS services available in Windows Azure. We’ll look at Web Sites,
Mobile Services, and more, and explain how these services can help your
11:30 a.m. - noon
Building Services with WebAPI
Web API is a framework that makes it easy to build HTTP services that reach a
broad range of clients, including browsers and mobile devices. I’ll
show you how ASP.NET Web API works great for building backend services for
your applications and gives you the power and flexibility to build your Web
APIs your way.
Noon – 1:00 p.m.
At the hotel
1:00 p.m. – 1:30
Code Portability in .Net
Libraries and Dependency Injection we will build an application with
versions that run on Win8, WP8 and the Web and achieves the greatest
possible code reuse across those 3 platforms.
1:30 p.m. – 2:00
Topic: Speech Recognition API in WP8 apps For Dummies
Speaker: Kelvin J. McDaniel
and tired of those fruit-cakes going on and on about how great Siri is?
Still dreaming of that StarTrek-like “Computer...” experience? The wait
is over! Now YOU can implement that contextual experience everyone is raving
out. No, we won’t cover an end-to-end solution, but we will discuss the
building blocks necessary to get your next big idea off the ground.
2:00 p.m. – 2:15
2:15 p.m. – 2:45
Topic: For Love or Money, your IT Career
Speaker: Alex Funkhouser
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.
2:45 p.m. – 3:15
of a .NET Ninja
will blow your mind sharing his .NET Ninja Secrets