Event Schedule

Venue (Sessions Day): Addison Conference and Theatre Centre, 15650 Addison Rd, Addison, TX 75001 March 7, 2019

Venue (Workshop Day): The University of Texas at Dallas - 800 Franklyn Jenifer Drive, Richardson, TX 75080 March 8, 2019

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WORKSHOPS

Mastering ASP.NET Core, EF Core and Angular (v7)

Are you building next-generation web apps? Do you want a framework that is faster than Node.js? Do you know the best practices while building RESTful APIs? Do you want scalability as well as performance? Did you know Angular and ASP.NET Core were both created with performance and scalability first vision? Did you know that both these teams value community feedback and have an active and vibrant community? Read More...


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  • Date: March 8, 2019

  • Track: UTD, Building/Room SOM 12.202

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SESSIONS


08:30-09:30 am

Big Data can make you richer

This is the first time in a public forum, CEO of Cazton, Chander Dhall will share his actual experiences using Big Data in real life. He uses Big Data to make personal financial decisions. He uses these decisions to make investments that may include, but are not limited to, the following; houses, apartments, cryptocurrencies, stocks and oil wells. Read More...


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  • Date: March 7, 2019

  • Track: Auditorium

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09:45-10:45 am

Microsoft Keynote

Details about this session will be added soon...


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  • Date: March 7, 2019

  • Track: Auditorium

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11:00-12:00 pm

Google Keynote - The Future of Angular

In 2018, the Angular community grew over 50%. Developers and organizations around the world are choosing Angular to build their applications and businesses. Catch up on how far we've come, how teams can be effective today, learn about the upcoming version 8, and hear bout new investments by the Angular team into the future of web development. Read More...


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  • Date: March 7, 2019

  • Track: Auditorium

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12:00-01:00 pm

LUNCH BREAK


01:00-01:50 pm

Building great .NET libraries

As a member on the .NET team I know that building libraries can be hard. In this talk, I’ll show you some concepts and tips and tricks that will make your libraries better, regardless of whether you’re building an internal library for a small audience or an open source library for the world. Read More...


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  • Date: March 7, 2019

  • Track: Room 1

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Understanding How Indexes work through Everyday Analogies

This is a beginning level course for those who have always found indexes confusing and somewhat elusive. When you leave this course, you will CLEARLY understand each in a very physically relatable way. Analogy is heavily used in getting concepts across, referencing everyday items as examples and scenarios that attendees can relate to and visualize. Read More...


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  • Date: March 7, 2019

  • Track: Room 2

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Blockchain and the Enterprise

Blockchain will change the world, just not in the way you might think! Blockchain is ripe for the enterprise but it is so hard to get started. Join Derek for this deep dive into how to get started with enterprise scale blockchain development with the Azure Blockchain Workbench. Read More...


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  • Date: March 7, 2019

  • Track: Room 3

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02:00-02:50 pm

Introduction to .NET Standard

Many of you might wonder what this .NET Standard is that everyone seems to be talking about. I’ll show you exactly what it is and how it fits in with .NET Core. This is the only session you’ll ever need to understand .NET Standard. Read More...


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  • Date: March 7, 2019

  • Track: Room 1

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Step Forward to AI: Cognitive and Behavioral Aspects of Smart Driving

Driving is a personal experience and everyone has specific ways of driving. Driving behavior differs from person to person. From how they hit the gas and brake pedals, to the way they turn the wheel, and how much distance they keep when following another vehicle. Read More...


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  • Date: March 7, 2019

  • Track: Room 2

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Build Your Cloud Team

This is a look at the roles in a cloud team, which are not the same as we’ve been using in trad. IT shops. I’ll talk about the role, what skills the role player needs to have, how they supplement each other, and how traditional roles map…and how some traditional roles do not map and what needs to change. Read More...


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  • Date: March 7, 2019

  • Track: Room 3

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03:00-03:50 pm

Big Data Bigger flops?

Natalie has been an analyst and designer on multiple big data projects — some successful and some not. In this talk, she’ll take a trip down memory lane on some of the NOT-so-successful projects, exploring her past learning experiences and discussing what she’s found is needed to make big data projects successful — and things to avoid. Read More...


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  • Date: March 7, 2019

  • Track: Room 1

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Extreme Scale Open Source in Azure

What does it take to operate one of the largest websites on earth and do it in Azure? How can the lessons of a massively scalable implementation of WordPress be applied to your site? Join Derek in this session where we pry open the guts of Azure to squeeze every last ounce of extreme scale performance to deliver a truly remarkable, yet satisfyingly affordable Azure based OSS platform. Read More...


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  • Date: March 7, 2019

  • Track: Room 2

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Ultralight Architecture

The talk uses an analogy, ultralight backpacking, as a guide to help cloud architects simplify. It'll have a picture of a guy with a very large backpack, and then a transformation to a smaller pack with benefits: faster, more agile, fewer injuries. Then we'll have similar for architecture. Read More...


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  • Date: March 7, 2019

  • Track: Room 3

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03:50-04:00 pm

Sponsor Giveaway in the sponsor area


04:00-04:50 pm

Introduction to Deep Learning

Deep Learning is generating tremendous buzz these days and for a good reason. It happens to be behind almost all successful Artificial Intelligence (AI) implementations today, creating enormous value. In this talk, Aamer with present a simple, intuitive and hype-free introduction to Deep Learning. The talk is suitable for technical as well as business audience new to AI space. No prior knowledge of Machine Learning or AI required. Read More...


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  • Date: March 7, 2019

  • Track: Room 1

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Use .NET and Docker to create highly scalable applications in Azure and AWS

Tired of remotely connecting into servers to maintain their various settings? Come by and see how to use Docker to create containers for your .NET and other applications! Docker containers can be run on Windows or Linux machines and easily deployed to Azure and AWS. Once deployed Azure and AWS can automatically scale your application up and down to handle more or fewer requests, saving you money when you have fewer users and keeping your users happy when you have more users! Read More...


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  • Date: March 7, 2019

  • Track: Room 2

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