Past Presentations

May 5, 2015

posted Jul 16, 2015, 8:38 AM by Todd Miranda

Presenter: Todd Miranda

Topic: ASP.NET 5 Concepts
ASP.NET 5.0 introduces quite a number of new concepts, not only regarding project structure and content, but also with regards to framework and runtime environment. In this presentation, we'll explore some of the core conceptual changes that are being introduced with this next version of ASP.NET. If you didn't make it to the BUILD conference this year, this is your chance to catch up on what's new in the next version of ASP.NET and the tooling that comes with it.

February 3, 2015

posted May 3, 2015, 6:29 PM by Todd Miranda

Presenter: Todd Miranda

Topic: ASP.NET Identity 2.0 Customization
Using ASP.NET Identity 2.0 and claims-based authorization is the default recommendation in an MVC application.  However the default MVC template tightly couples the supporting classes into the web application.  If you are trying to provide a better architecture and separate these dependencies into a separate class library, it might not be evident how to do this.  Let's take a look at how to move the default supporting libraries out of the main project and inject them back in with the help of an IOC.  We'll also provide some utility methods to make claims-based authorization easier.

August 5, 2014

posted May 3, 2015, 6:27 PM by Todd Miranda

Presenter: Michael Crump

Topic: Build Cross Platform Mobile Apps with Visual Studio & the Telerik Platform
Mobile has taken over, and you are still programming a line of business application for your employer. How can you get started building a mobile application that will run on your favorite device without learning a brand new programming language and getting involved with device vendors? In this session, I will introduce Apache Cordova (Adobe Phonegap) and the Telerik AppBuilder product. You will learn how to leverage your HTML5 and JavaScript skill set to build applications that will run on any iOS, Android, or Windows Phone device and can be uploaded to any store.

June 3, 2014

posted Jul 24, 2014, 7:02 AM by Todd Miranda

Presenter: Michael Lee

Topic: AngularJS For .Net Developers 
AngularJS is a JavaScript Single Page Application Framework backed by Google.  We will cover why to consider AngularJS, setting up a Visual Studio project to develop an AngularJS site, and how WebAPI can be used as an effective backend.  On the AngularJS side we will cover the following topics, routing, controllers, views, repeating data, sorting and filtering data, and using factories and services to communicate with an API.

April 1, 2014

posted May 21, 2014, 6:48 AM by Todd Miranda

Presenter: Todd Miranda

Topic: Pragmatic Application Architecture 
There is no silver bullet to building a well architected application. There is simply guidance and opinions. There are some overall good practices that, when followed, will aid in building an application that is easily maintainable and flexible. In this demonstration, we'll take a look at a few practices that should be part of a well architected solution. This will give you a good starting point. We'll look at principles like dependency injection and libraries to help mundane tasks become easier. This demonstration won't solve all of your architecture problems, but it will give you a foundation to build on.

September 3, 2013

posted Mar 29, 2014, 6:50 PM by Todd Miranda

Presenter: Todd Miranda

Topic: Programming the LeapMotion Controller 
Leap Motion has released the Leap Motion controller, a new device that allows you to interact with your computer in a real, natural way. The controller itself is tiny, just 3" long. Come to this presentation to see how this new device works and learn to write applications that utilize the device.  We'll look at how to track hands, fingers,and even handheld devices like paintbrushes.  We'll also look at gestures.  And we'll do it all for both desktop AND web applications!

August 6, 2013

posted Mar 29, 2014, 6:49 PM by Todd Miranda

Presenter: Todd Miranda

Topic: One ASP.NET - The future of ASP.NET 
You may have heard about the latest direction from Microsoft with regards to ASP.NET. It is referred to as One ASP.NET. What does it really mean? Is MVC replacing WebForms? Do you have to learn some new web-based technology? In this presentation, we'll take a look at what is meant by the term One ASP.NET.  We'll look at what it means from a direction standpoint as well as a technical standpoint.  Then we'll build an app utilizing some of the core concepts involved with One ASP.NET.  If you are interested in understanding where ASP.NET is heading and how it affects the various flavors of ASP.NET, then this presentation will answer your questions!

July 16, 2013

posted Mar 29, 2014, 6:48 PM by Todd Miranda

Presenter: Brent Schooley

Topic: Designing for Windows 8  
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.

June 4, 2013

posted Mar 29, 2014, 6:47 PM by Todd Miranda

Presenter: Nick Riggs

node.js + Azure = Realtime Multiplayer Game
node.js and JavaScript are hot topics - Time to find out why. We will be diving headfirst into node.js, express, and HTML5 canvas. These technologies will help us build a dinky but real-time multiplayer game that we will deploy to the Azure cloud using git. 
Nick Riggs owns and develops for Guardian Tracking, which helps law enforcement agencies with performance management, job task analysis and evaluations. On the side, Nick works on the HTML5 game: TagPro. 

Dec 3, 2013

posted Mar 2, 2014, 9:19 PM by Todd Miranda

Presenter: Todd Miranda

What's New in Visual Studio 2013
While Visual Studio 2013 is not fresh off the presses, it is still fairly new. There are a lot of developers who have not installed it yet; and some of those may not know many of the new features to make you a more efficient developer! In this presentation, we'll skip the slides and start off right in Visual Studio. We'll look at many of the new features that will make developing more efficient. Whether you are currently using Visual Studio 2013 or evaluating whether it is worth the upgrade, you'll get useful information from this presentation.

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