Christopher Harrison

Christopher Harrison

Christopher Harrison is a self proclaimed geek who has managed to turn what he loves doing into a career. At present, he's a software development engineer at Microsoft. He's created content published to edX.org and Microsoft Virtual Academy, covering the full web stack, ASP.NET and OSS.

Christopher got his first exposure to computers when his father brought home a Vic-20. After graduating on to a Commodore 64, and eventually PCs, he realized there was a career to be had "playing" with tech.

Montreal 2019 sessions

Designing Chat Bots

English session - Beginner

Chat bots continue to be all the rage in application development. But is there really anything special about a chat bot? Is there anything a chat bot can do that a normal application can't?

Turns out a bot is really just an application with a different interface. And this new interface requires a new set of design skills.

Come see what chat bots can and can't do, and how to integrate NLP and ML to create a compelling user experience.

TypeScript for JavaScript Developers

English session - Intermediate

TypeScript is designed to help ease some of the common frustrations of writing JavaScript. TypeScript allows you to declare data types, increases compiler errors (decreasing the number of run time errors), and allows you to use newer functionality such as async/await on older engines.

The best part? Over 70% of the syntax of TypeScript is JavaScript.

This session will help you get a jump start on that 30% and start coding in TypeScript.

Montreal 2018 sessions

Vancouver 2017 sessions

Montreal 2017 sessions

Vancouver 2016 sessions