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IT/Dev Connections
October 15 - 18, 2018
Fairmont DallasDallas, TX


Do you need insight on the latest and greatest development technologies, tools, and frameworks? 

If so, you belong at IT/Dev Connections.

With 130+ sessions, you can get deep insights on next-gen user experience (including voice and adaptive UI), IoT, cross-platform development, containers, app scalability, and more.

Dive deep into development technologies with us!


ASP.NET Core Loves Docker: From 0 to Azure in 75 Minutes

Containers are here, and they’re here to stay. And as a developer, the good news is that Visual Studio 2017 makes containerizing our applications a breeze. In this session, we'll port a non-trivial ASP.NET Core solution to Docker. After executing it locally on our machine, we'll explore which options we have to run it on the cloud and we'll deploy it to AKS (managed Kubernetes) in Azure.

Meet the speaker, Marco de Sanctis >> 

WORKSHOP: Mastering ASP.NET Core, Angular 6 and EF Core

Are you building next-generation web apps? Do you want a framework that is faster than Node.js on I/O and computation both? Do you know the best practices while building RESTful APIs? Do you want scalability as well as performance? Everything you need to know about best practices from a beginner to an advanced level will be covered in this workshop (for UI, API and server side).

Meet the speaker, Chander Dhall >> 

Build, Debug and Deploy your First Serverless Chatbot

Conversational interfaces through text and voice are rapidly becoming more mainstream. This session will explain how to build a fully functional chatbot with multiple frontends using a serverless cloud backend. Attendees will learn the key components required for building chatbots integrated with text, voice and response cards, and will gain foundational skills for enriching applications with natural, conversational interfaces. 

Meet the speaker, Tara Walker >> 

Building a Mobile Enterprise Application with Xamarin.Forms, Docker, MVVM and .NET Core

Mobile applications are getting more and more complex, and the requirements for apps change all the time. It’s vital that we build a flexible and modern architecture, both in the app and in the backend. This means that applications need to be built out of several, smaller components that work together seamlessly. In this session, we will explore an end-to-end architecture for building a modern enterprise mobile app and its backend, and by the end of the session you will have a good idea on how to create modern mobile apps.

Meet the speaker, Gill Cleeren >> 

Develop Blockchain Applications with Azure Blockchain Workbench

Blockchain has captured the collective curiosity of the business and technology world for streamlining business processes, verifying transactions, and reducing the potential for fraud. This session introduces Blockchain as a Service in Azure as a platform for building decentralized applications and enterprise smart contracts that run on Ethereum, completely provisioned in Azure. In this session, you will understand what it takes to build blockchain applications for the enterprise by meeting requirements for governance, security and scalability.

Meet the speaker, Stefano Tempesta >>

Michael Van Horenbeeck

Independent Consultant | Solutions Architect

VH Consulting & Training

[IT/Dev Connections is...] the one conference I would gladly pay for myself to attend because it provides you information about how technology is used out in the real-world. Many other conferences provide information about technologies, how they were designed and how they are supposed to work. And there's the catch. Technology isn't always used in the way that it's supposed to, and often doesn't behave the way you expect either. Because this conference is so focused on providing real-world information, every single session will provide you with at least a few tidbits you didn't know because they are badly or not documented at all. THAT is the real value. People talking about the practical use of technology rather than the theory of it.