Conversational bots, App Modernization, Visual Studio Team Services, The Hololens and more at the latest Dev2 Developer Evening
10 November 2016, Johannesburg, South Africa. Are you mulling the benefits and problems of developing chat bot technology? Do you yearn for insight around PaaS, SaaS and other development trends in the cloud space? Can you benefit from an enlightening and highly engaging session around Visual Studio Team Services? Should you pay more attention to the role of open data and civic technology in helping boost accountability? Perhaps all you want is an evening sharing drinks and conversation with like-minded developers on the cutting edge of the digital era?
If any of that perks your interest, book the evening of 17 November, 2016, and attend Dev2’s Developer Evening at its headquarters in Hillcrest, KwaZulu-Natal. Dev2 created the Dev evenings, active since 2012, to bring developers of all walks into one space. Here they not only learn from each other, but from top talents and thought leaders in their fields. Entrance is free, but space is limited!
Attendees can participate in four sessions:
– Microsoft Principal Technical Evangelist and MVP (Most Valuable Professional) Brent Samodien will talk about adjusting applications for modern development trends in the cloud, including SaaS and PaaS. He will also touch on how developers can exploit augmented reality platforms such as the Microsoft Hololens.
– Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional) and Software Developer Gordon Beeming will give an enlightening walk (even run!) though Visual Studio Team Services for Devs, QA, IT and Product Management. Learn how to truly unleash this platform for your development needs.
– Richard Gevers, founder of Open Data Durban and an activist for good government through technological transparency, will discuss the goals and successes of this movement as well as how developers can participate and attach such goals to their own methodologies.
– Developer Pivendren Naik, will discuss the rise of conversational bots, weighing not only their applications, but the challenges facing developers such as basic I/O, language skills and communicating effectively with end users. He will also expose how Microsoft’s Bot Framework can be used to build conversational platforms.
Dev2’s Developer Evenings format combines quick-fire presentations with highly interactive discussion sessions. The venue is intentionally kept small and attendance is limited to encourage a casual atmosphere where learning and interaction go hand in hand. As developer to the groundbreaking Warewolf platform, Dev2 appreciates the speed of change in modern development, as well as the need to stay ahead of the pack.
“The opportunities and challenges in development are constantly accelerating,” said Wallis Buchan, Director at Dev2. “Anyone in this field appreciates that the more they know, the better they can be. But we don’t get there on our own. Creating a space where different developers can meet and exchange ideas is the best way to build on our knowledge, which is why Dev2 has been hosting Developer Evenings. It’s not just about giving back, it’s about helping South African developers stay in a world-class league.”