Media Kit

 Featured Speakers

Murray Vince, General Manager, OEM Embedded, Field & Server Partners, MicrosoftJohn Coyne, Partner Technology Manager, MicrosoftCaleb Jenkins, Principal Mentor, Proaction Mentors
Bob Gowdy, Microsoft Enterprise Strategy Executive, MicrosoftChris Koenig, Developer Evangelist, MicrosoftChris Miller, SQL Server Premier Field Engineer, Microsoft
Colin Page, Premier Field Engineer, MicrosoftDavid Parker, Senior Technical Accout Manager, MicrosoftForrest Dermid, Senior BI Technology Specialist, Microsoft
Jason Cornellier, Senior Consultant, MicrosoftJeff Brand, Developer Evangelist, MicrosoftJohn Weston, DPE IT PRO Evangelist, Microsoft
Keith Nicholson, Application Development Consultant, MicrosoftLisa Palmer, Enterprise Account Executive, MicrosoftPhilip Buelow, Premier Field Engineer, Microsoft
Rod Fournier, Senior Premier Field Engineer, MicrosoftSara Summers, User Experience Evangelist, MicrosoftDavid Walker, Senior Application Development Manager (ADM), Microsoft
Chris Patterson, Software Architect, Microsoft MVP, RelayHealthCorey Roth, Microsoft MVP - SharePoint, Enterprise Consultant, StonebridgeJason Ragsdale, Sr. Engineer, Yahoo!
Jay Smith, PMO Architect and Evangelist, Microsoft MVP, Tyson Foods, Inc.Shawn Weisfeld, Microsoft MVP - C#, INETASteve Andrews, Developer Evangelist, ALM MVP and INETA speaker, DevExpress
Tom DuPont, Vice President, CodeSmith Tools, LLCGlenn Jones, Assistant Professor, Tulsa Community CollegeJeff Bramwell, Lead Developer, Farm Credit Services of America
Juanita Woods, Project Management Consultant and Trainer, Pro3 SolutionsKristin Ferrier, President, OKC SQL Developers GroupMatt Peters, Domain Application Lead, Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group
Randy Walker, INETA Membership Mentor, Microsoft MVP, Owner, Harvest I.T.Rich Dudley, Technical Evangelist, ComponentOneRob Sullivan, Vice President, OKC SQL Developers Group
Ryan Hoegg, ConsultantSeth Juarez, Technical Evangelist, DevExpressTommy Falgout, Sr. Software Developer, Yahoo!
Jo Lea Anderson, Project/Program Manager, Scrum Master, Dollar Thrifty Automotive GroupLuke Crouch, Software Engineer, SourceForge.netMark Rackley, Solutions Architect, Juniper Strategy, LLC
Paul Holser, Principal Consultant, Improving EnterprisesTim Elrod, Founder, Ri0tnet SecurityBob Swanston, IT Project/Program Manager, Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group
Buddy Lindsey, Jr., Waterfield TechnologiesCarlos Moreno, Designer, Web Developer, Entrepreneur, Publisher, Oklahoma Performance MagazineChris Conley, CEO, C Solutions, Inc.
David Yancey, Manager Consultant, Sogeti, USADennis Bottjer, Solutions Architect / Consultant, Bank of AmericaEric Price, IT Professional, Your Local Tech Online, LLC
Faiz Farazi, Microsoft SQL Server Support Engineer, Tyson Foods, Inc.Gae Hill, Adjunct Professor, Tulsa Community CollegeGeoffrey Simpson, Co-Founder and Chief Software Architect, Moxie Software
Jennifer Marriott, Owner, Author, Marpo MultimediaJon Parker, Systems Engineer, Walmart, Inc.JP Jones, Creative Director, Designer, Author, Teacher, Owner of Paige1Publishing, Co-Owner of Collipsis Web Solutions, LLC.
Kari Mirabal, Career Advisor/IT Recruiting Services, CSI OklahomaMatt Galloway, Chief Technologist & Founder, Architactile LLCNarendra Shrivastava, PMP, Vice President, IIS Inc
Russ Wagner, Director - Enterprise Architecture, Farm Credit Services of AmericaSaif Khan, Freelance Designer / Consultant, Founder of OKGamers.comSarah Daigle Scott, @TechTeacherGirl, Sass Interactive

 Tulsa TechFest 2010 - Agenda


8:00 am - Check-In begins

8:45 am - Welcome/Announcements

9:00 am - Break-out Sessions (See details below)

10:30 am - Break-out Sessions (See details below)

12:00 pm - Lunch - Sponsored by DevExpress!

1:00 pm - Break-out Sessions (See details below)

2:30 am - Break-out Sessions (See details below)

4:00 pm - Closing Keynote(s) (See details below)

5:30 pm(ish) - Grand Prizes (As many as possible will be given throughout the day.)


Computure: Our Computing Future

Speaker(s): Murray Vince

We will take a look ahead at the technologies and trends that will shape computing solutions and systems on a 1-5 year horizon. Covering evolution of silicon architecture, new form factors for consumers and business, race to the cloud, server technologies and embedded products: these are the forces that will influence software requirements for OEMs, developers, businesses and consumers: and will shape the nature of what we build, deploy and service. The talk will cover broad technology trends and how they will influence computing in the future.

We are at a point of accelerating innovation that is delivering increasing functional, performance and cost reduction for consumers. Changes in silicon, business models, software and cloud services are driving benefits for customers, both commercial and consumers. Anticipating the effect of new hardware and silicon capability on customer requirements, building the software to capitalize on demand and fully realize potential is part of devising a winning strategy. The new technologies promise greater functionality, lower costs and improved reliability for businesses and end users.
Nov 12th
Nov 12th - 4:00 PM

 Break-Out Sessions

Nov 12th
Nov 12th - 9:00 AM
Nov 12th
Nov 12th - 10:30 AM
Nov 12th
Nov 12th - 1:00 PM
Nov 12th
Nov 12th - 2:30 PM
Developing Silverlight Applications for Windows Phone 7
Chris Koenig
What I learned from having an iPhone app on the iTunes store
Scott Pendleton
iPhone Development
Chris Patterson
Developing Real World Applications on Windows Phone 7 with Silverlight
Caleb Jenkins
Cloud Generation
Glenn Jones
Windows Azure: What Microsoft?s Perspective is on the Cloud
Keith Nicholson
Connecting Windows Phone 7 and Azure with WCF
Rich Dudley
App Wars Webisode II.0: Attack of the Cloud
Tom DuPont
Adventures in Limited User Post Exploitation
Tim Elrod, Nathan Keltner
Cracking Open Kerberos: Understanding How Active Directory Knows Who You Are
Rod Fournier
12 Tips to Secure Your Windows Systems: How Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, and Windows 7 Change the Game
Rod Fournier
IT Security for the Home User and Truly Small Business
Eric Price
Beginning SharePoint 2010 Development for ASP.NET Developers
Corey Roth
Instant ECM with SharePoint 2010
Corey Roth
Wrapping Your Head around the SharePoint Beast - What every beginning developer needs to know
Mark Rackley
Road to SharePoint 2010: Trading Pot Holes for Smooth Surfaces!
Dennis Bottjer
Understanding MVVM with Microsoft Silverlight
Jeff Brand
Advanced Silverlight Data Binding
Chris Koenig
Silverlight 4: Off the Beaten Path
Jeff Brand
Building Silverlight Applications with RIA Services
Jon Parker
Serious Hands-On Social Media Workshop
Sarah Daigle Scott
Market Yourself
JP Jones
Networking or Not Working - Utilizing LinkedIn to Prepare, Connect, and Strengthen your professional network
Kari Mirabal
Microsoft Small Business Offerings with Social Media: Low Cost Solution for Business Growth!
Lisa Palmer
What?s new in Team Foundation Server 2010
Jeff Bramwell
Migrating to TFS 2010 - Lessons Learned
Jeff Bramwell
Creating Quality Software: A Look at Visual Studio 2010 Testing Tools
Jeff Bramwell, Russ Wagner
Requirements Analysis using Models and TFS
Keith Nicholson
App-V - Application Virtualization
Jason Cornellier
Virtualization 360 - Microsoft Virtualization Strategy, Products, and Solutions for the New Economy
Jason Cornellier
Microsoft Virtualization Roundtable
Jason Cornellier
Virtualizing SQL Server
Chris Miller
SQL Server Reporting Services 2008 R2 - Using Report Builder
Forrest Dermid
SQL Server Analysis Services 2008 R2 - Building and Using a Cube
Forrest Dermid
Chris Miller
Intermediate SQL Server Analysis Services 2008 - Developing Time Calculations
Kristin Ferrier
Using Mockito and PowerMock to Unit test JPA Entities that use the Active Directory Pattern
Mark Smith
Declarative Programming in Java: Proxied Interfaces Configured with Annotations
Paul Holser
Big Data with Apache Hadoop
Ryan Hoegg
Achieving Closure: A Peek Into Project Lambda
Paul Holser
Building a Search System with PHP & Apache Solr
Luke Crouch
Web Speed And Scalability
Jason Ragsdale
Using Frameworks to speed up development - CodeIgniter
Tommy Falgout
What is security?
Jason Ragsdale
Using Joomla! CMS for your New Web Project
Jennifer Marriott
Ruby on Rails from a ASP.NET MVC Perspective
Buddy Lindsey, Jr.
Harnessing the power of telephony with Twilio
Geoffrey Simpson
Beginners Wordpress 3: Inspired by Stephanie Leary
Sarah Daigle Scott
Machine Learning for .NET
Seth Juarez
Reactive Extensions for .NET
Seth Juarez
Getting to Testable Code
David Yancey
Practical Domain Driven Design
Matt Peters
Getting back to Basics
David Yancey
Path to Professional Architect Certification
Bob Gowdy
Benefits Management: Business Alignment at the Pointy End of the Spear
Kevin Walsh
How to gain a seat at the strategy table and what to do when you get there
Bob Gowdy
Chris Miller
Reading, Analyzing, and Improving Query Plans
Chris Miller
SQL Server 2008 Backup compression,Transparent Data Encryption
Faiz Farazi
SQL CLR: From Start to Fun-ish
Rob Sullivan
Working With Clients as a Creative Professional
JP Jones
Become a User Experience Designer in 60 Minutes
Sara Summers
An Introduction to SketchFlow
Chris Koenig
Photoshop Tips, Tricks and Shortcuts
Gae Hill
Getting Started with Umbraco CMS
Steve Andrews
10 Reasons your software sucks (and how to make it better)
Caleb Jenkins
Getting Started with the ADO.NET Entity Framework, Version 4.0
Rob Vettor
WCF Data Services
Shawn Weisfeld
Office 365
Philip Buelow
Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010
John Weston
Google Android: Get the most out of it!
Saif Khan
Google Apps: An Intro, and tutorial on getting your domain solutions like Email and services for FREE!
Saif Khan
The Bootrappers Toolbox: Software, Tools, and Resources every entrepreneur needs to build their business on a (tiny) budget.
Carlos Moreno
Livin the Good Life
Randy Walker
Start Up Tulsa! An overview of resource available to Tulsa area entrepreneurs.
Matt Galloway
How to Be a Software Consulting Entrepreneur
Chris Conley
Windows Server 2008R2 Overview
John Coyne
Exchange 2010
Colin Page
Unified Communications
John Weston
Discover Windows Embedded
John Coyne
Using Embedded QA to Build Rock-Solid Software
Tom DuPont
Standards are Great, because there are so many to choose from!! ITIL, MOF and others.
David Parker
So you decided to embrace ITIL! Where do you start?
David Parker
How can ITIL help me move to the Cloud?
David Parker
To Scrum or Not To Scrum - Selecting the Right Project Management Framework for your Project
Bob Swanston
Estimate Your Requirements With Planning Poker
Jay Smith
Risk Management for Projects
Narendra Shrivastava
PMP Prep Course In A Nutshell
Jo Lea Anderson
How to Find Work (even if you already have a job)
Eric Price
Technically Speaking: Community Speaker Tips and Tricks
Steve Andrews
Coaching 101 - Leading your Team to High Performance
Juanita Woods
Managing the mentoring process
Randy Walker
Microsoft Futures
John Weston
OLAP in Silverlight, Without Cubes
Rich Dudley
Developing TechFests - The Windows Phone 7 Application!
David Walker
Report Driven Design
Seth Juarez

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