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 2018 sessions

Building chat bots with Bot Framework in Node.js

English session - Beginner

Bots and conversational apps give you the opportunity to bring your apps to your users right where they are. Users can interact with you via various messaging services, including text messages. Not only does this mean they don't need to install yet another app, they can access the information and services they want directly, without navigating a UI. This session will show you how to get a bot up and running quickly using Bot Framework.

TypeScript for JavaScript developers

English session - Intermediate

For all the power and flexibility JavaScript offers, maintaining even a medium sized JavaScript project can be a nightmare. In addition, IDEs offer limited support during development as it's hard to determine object types. TypeScript, a superset of JavaScript, brings strong typing, robust module management, and enhanced tooling while emitting cross-platform JavaScript. And, if you know JavaScript, you can get up and running in 45 minutes.

Vancouver 2017 sessions

Montreal 2017 sessions

Vancouver 2016 sessions