Tuesday

8:00 AM

Build your own AI sidekick with Azure AI, Semantic Kernel, and .NET 8

Presented by: Matt Eland, Samuel Gomez
Time: Tuesday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Are you a budding super hero or super villain* but you feel like you're lacking that AI companion to help you reach that next level? Have you ever wanted to see what AI can do to help your daily life? Do you have an interesting application that would just be so much better with a little artificial...

Room: CypressTrack: DataTags: C#, Cloud, Data ScienceFormat: PreCompilerLevel: Intermediate

Wednesday

No Sessions

Thursday

10:30 AM

Async/Await from the Ground Up

Presented by: Stephen Cleary
Time: Thursday 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

An async refresher course for developers who use async and await but want to really understand what's going on. This session is a "re-introduction" to async and await. It covers what the keywords mean and - just as importantly - what they *don't* mean. We'll be covering What You Need To Know,...

Room: CypressTrack: Programming PrinciplesTags: .NET, C#, Code QualityFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate
11:45 AM

GPT Embeddings - Not Magic, Just Math

Presented by: Barry Stahl
Time: Thursday 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

Embeddings may be the least understood yet most valuable tool to come out of the world of Large Language Models. In this presentation, we will unravel the mystery of embeddings, emphasizing their mathematical foundations and practical applications. We'll start by discussing what embeddings are,...

Room: Salon BTrack: DataTags: C#, Machine Learning, Data ScienceFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate
1:00 PM

Rebuild your APIs Better, Stronger, Faster with Minimal APIs

Presented by: Jonathan "J." Tower
Time: Thursday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

If you currently have a controller-based API built in ASP.NET or ASP.NET Core, you might be eager to embark on the journey of transitioning it to a Minimal API approach, but not know the best process to make it happen. If so, this talk is tailor-made for you. We will delve into the advantages of...

Room: Indigo BayTrack: Programming PrinciplesTags: .NET, C#, BackendFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate

Friday

9:45 AM

Clean Architecture with ASP.NET Core 8

Presented by: Steve Smith
Time: Friday 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

Clean Architecture is a very popular approach for DDD and Microservices, and for good reason. It's not a new approach, and went by other names in the past (e.g. Onion, Hexagonal, Ports-and-Adapters). One of the main benefits of the approach is its focus on business logic and its reduction in...

Room: OrangeTrack: ArchitectureTags: .NET, C#, Backend, Object Oriented Programming, Programming Principles, Architecture, System Design, Code QualityFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate