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 Featured Speakers

Glenn Block, Senior Program Manager for WCF, .NET FX and the Managed Extensibility Framework, MicrosoftJeff Blankenburg, Senior Developer Evangelist, MicrosoftChris Koenig, Developer Evangelist, Microsoft
Colin Page, Premier Field Engineer, MicrosoftForrest Dermid, Senior BI Technology Specialist, MicrosoftJohn Weston, DPE IT PRO Evangelist, Microsoft
Noah Gomez, Senior Technical Account Manager, MicrosoftPhilip Buelow, Premier Field Engineer, MicrosoftTyler Chessman, Business Intelligence Technology Specialist, Microsoft
David Walker, Senior Application Development Manager (ADM), MicrosoftCory Smith,  Former Microsoft MVPD. Omar Villarreal, President, Microsoft MVP, Dallas .NET Users Group
Devlin Liles, Senior .NET Consultant, Microsoft MVP, Improving EnterprisesJay Smith, PMO Architect and Evangelist, Microsoft MVP, Tyson Foods, Inc.Jeff Bramwell, Enterprise Applications Architect, Farm Credit Services of America
Michael Perry, Solutions Architect, Microsoft MVP, AmerisourceBergenRandy Walker, INETA Membership Mentor, Microsoft MVP, Owner, Harvest I.T.Rob Vettor, Application Architect and Technical Lead, Microsoft C# MVP, SolArc
Seth Juarez, Technical Evangelist, DevExpressShawn Weisfeld, Founder, Microsoft MVP - C#, UserGroup.tvTim Rayburn, Microsoft MVP - Connected Systems, Principal Consultant, Improving Enterprises
Casey Watson, Partner, Konverge LabsChris Conley, CEO, C Solutions, Inc.Chuck Tryon, Tryon and Associates
Rob Sullivan, Vice President, DBA, OKC SQL Developers GroupLuke Crouch, Web Developer, MozillaPaul Holser, Principal Consultant, Improving Enterprises
Angela Belford, Marketing Maven, The Belford GroupBrian Hall, PMP, Tulsa Community CollegeBuddy Lindsey, Jr., CEO, Sourcehold
Carlos Moreno, Graphic Designer, Auryn CreativeChris Weldon, Consultant, Improving EnterprisesDavid Yancey, Manager Consultant, Sogeti, Inc.
Dennis Bottjer, Solutions Architect, ThriveFast LLCDevin Venable, Idea Geek, Gitwit CreativeEric D. Boyd, Director, Chicago + Cloud Practice, Centare
Gae Hill, Adjunct Professor, Tulsa Community CollegeGirish Gangadharan, ABSGJennifer Marriott, Owner, Author, Marpo Multimedia
Josh Varner, Web Developer,  InterWorks, Inc.Joshua Poehls, Software Engineer, InterWorks, Inc.Judd Wheeler, Director of Digital Media, Comm-Arts
Kari Mirabal, Executive Career Coach / IT Recruiter, IntelliSourceLarry Conklin, Senior Developer, QuikTripMatt Galloway, Founder & Chief Technologist, Architactile
Narendra Shrivastava, PMP, Vice President, IIS IncPatrick Forringer, Developer, RewardMeRandall Minter, CTO, Qrimp.com
Rod Knowlton, Senior Web Application Development Specialist, HCSCSaif Khan, Freelance Designer / Consultant, Founder of OKGamers.comSarah Daigle Scott, Digital Aficionado, The Belford Group
Sean Whitesell, Tech Lead, President - Tulsa .NET Developers Group, Dollar Thrify Automotive GroupStephanie McCratic, Social Media Strategist, The Belford GroupTaylor Otwell, Business Analyst / Programmer, Data-Tronics Corp.
Tim Costello, Business Intelligence Consultant, Interworks, Inc.Vance Lucas, Co-Founder, Brightbit

 Tulsa TechFest 2011 - Agenda

* WARNING: THIS IS STILL HEAVILY UNDER CONSTRUCTION AND WILL DEFINITELY CHANGE! *

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6th 2011! 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm: Community Town Hall organized by Arkansas MVP: Jay Smith - Register Here: http://clth4.eventbrite.com/


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7th 2011!

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 interLINK!

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.)


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8th 2011! Special Event: WP7 Accelerator Lab + More!

MUST PRE-REGISTER (LIMITED SEATING!) CLICK HERE for more details and to PRE-REGISTER NOW: WP7 Accelerator Lab (tab above)

 Keynotes

Speaking the language of the web with WCF Web API.

Speaker(s): Glenn Block

Proprietary protocols are out, openness is in. If your building applications today you want to talk to a large range of devices and you want to do it in HTTP, the language of the web. Microsoft has been getting serious about enabling you to do that with a new offering called WCF Web API. In this talk we'll look at how you can build nice friendly, light services over HTTP. We'll show you how you can take JSON further than you thought possible in the framework. And we'll talk about how you can build secure services.
Oct 7th
Oct 7th - 4:00 PM

 Break-Out Sessions

 
Oct 7th
Oct 7th - 9:00 AM
Oct 7th
Oct 7th - 10:30 AM
Oct 7th
Oct 7th - 1:00 PM
Oct 7th
Oct 7th - 2:30 PM
HTML5: Code for all the platforms!
Luke Crouch
The HTML5 Future is Now: Using Modernizr, Poly-fills, and HTML5 Boilerplate
Rod Knowlton
Fun with the Canvas Element
Devin Venable
CSS3 and You
Patrick Forringer
It's a Mobile, Mobile, Mobile World
Judd Wheeler
The Five Minute App
Casey Watson
Using Apple Core Data for Fun & Profit
Matt Galloway
Cross-Platform Mobile Development with Titanium
Vance Lucas
Public Cloud, Private Cloud, Hybrid Cloud, what's the Truth?
John Weston
Moving Web Apps to the Cloud
Eric D. Boyd
Hyper-V Virtualization to prepare for the Cloud
John Weston
Overview of the Windows Azure Marketplace DataMarket
Eric D. Boyd
Why Knowledge Management Matters To Your Organization and YOU!
Chuck Tryon
SharePoint Performance Tuning and Stress Testing
Dennis Bottjer
Unit Testing in SharePoint 2010
Chris Weldon
Road to SharePoint 2010: Lessons Learned from my Travels
Dennis Bottjer
Data Driven Applications with Windows Phone Mango
Chris Koenig
Envision. Explore. Evolve - Ideas to Prototypes in minutes using SketchFlow
Girish Gangadharan
Correspondence: Building Occasionally-Connected Out-of-Browser Silverlight Applications
Michael Perry
Data Binding without INotifyPropertyChanged
Michael Perry
Tweeting about more than just what you had for lunch: Why you must be social in social media
Sarah Daigle Scott, Stephanie McCratic
Using LinkedIN for Career Transition & Networking
Kari Mirabal
Social Media the @evolvedMommy way
Stephanie McCratic
Social Media Panel!
Sarah Daigle Scott, Stephanie McCratic
10 jQuery Time-Savers You (Maybe) Don't Know
Girish Gangadharan
ASP.NET WebForms to MVC & jQuery: Real-world tricks to make the switch
Joshua Poehls
Open Spaces: JavaScript Libraries
David Walker
Browser based Web Development with Qrimp
Randall Minter
Avoid My Mistakes : Entity Framework Code First
Tim Rayburn
ORM Smackdown: Dapper vs Massive vs PetaPoco
Rob Sullivan
Architecture and Entity Framework - Not the Odd Couple
Devlin Liles
TDD and Entity Framework 4.1
Devlin Liles
Crescent (part of SQL Server Denali)
Tyler Chessman
Pro Tips: Tuning the data flow in SSIS
Tim Costello
Spatial capabilities in SSRS 2008 R2
Tyler Chessman
Building your first Data Mart
Tim Costello
Stackbox: Next-Generation Content Management
Vance Lucas
IoC with PHP
Chris Weldon
Elegant PHP?! Writing RESTful Applications With Laravel
Taylor Otwell
Finding & Solving Performance Issues in PHP
Josh Varner
Google Analytics: For Real
Angela Belford
Talking to Your Ruby and Fully Linux Infrastructure from Within Your .NET Applications
Buddy Lindsey, Jr.
Overview of Mobile Marketing Technologies
Judd Wheeler
Intro to TFS 2010
Sean Whitesell
.NET Reflection: Taking a look at .NET from the inside out
Shawn Weisfeld
MVx: Making Sense Out of the Model View Patterns...
Rob Vettor
(RE)Building Basic
Cory Smith
Machine Learning for .NET
Seth Juarez
C# Design Patterns
Seth Juarez
The CAP Theorem and its Consequences
Michael Perry
Must-Know Design Patterns
Rob Vettor
Emergent Design
David Yancey
Team based SQL Development
Rob Sullivan
TBA - Details Coming soon
Krishna Sanka
SQL 2008 R2 and Very Large Databases
Noah Gomez
An hour in the life as the DBA for StackOverFlow.com
Rob Sullivan
"Tips and Tricks" and free stuff from Photoshop!!
Gae Hill
More "Tips and Tricks" and free stuff from Photoshop!!
Gae Hill
Digital Fabrication isn't just for Engineers Anymore
Carlos Moreno
TBA
Glenn's MEF Session moved to IT PRO track at 2:30
Getting Started with the TFS Object Model
Jeff Bramwell
Visual Studio v.Next: A Look at What's Coming
Jeff Bramwell
The Creamy Goodness of NuGet
Jay Smith
Office 365
Philip Buelow
Hot for HootSuite
Sarah Daigle Scott
Wordpress - An intro, and Walk Through
Saif Khan
Wordpress - Understanding Themes, Picking the right Plugins
Saif Khan
From Zero to Money in 1 Year or Less
Buddy Lindsey, Jr.
Living the Good Life
Randy Walker
How to Be a Software Consulting Entrepreneur
Chris Conley
Start Up Tulsa! An overview of resource available to Tulsa area entrepreneurs.
Matt Galloway
TBA
Exchange 2010 Tips and Tricks
Colin Page
Testable Code: Who's responsibility is it?
David Yancey
MEF 2.0, "Look ma no attributes and YES I can do IoC"
Glenn Block
Passing the PMP Exam on the First Attempt
Brian Hall
MORE BRICKS, LESS STRAW - Improving Productivity of Knowledge Workers on Single-Time Efforts
Chuck Tryon
Recovering Troubled Projects
Narendra Shrivastava
Risk Management for Projects
Narendra Shrivastava
Developer Productivity Tips: How to Get Things Done
Jay Smith
Web Development/Design Small Business Success
Jennifer Marriott
Get a Better Work/Life Balance Through Process Improvement
D. Omar Villarreal
Managing the Mentoring Process
Randy Walker
Secure coding
Larry Conklin
Bending JUnit To Your Will
Paul Holser
The Kinect API
Seth Juarez
Practical Test Driven Development
Tim Rayburn
 
 

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