December 5-7, 2016
Vancouver, Canada

IoT, Cognitive Services, and PowerBI Embedded

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Code against the odds, race against time and step inside a top-secret mission briefing as you dabble with experimental technologies such as IoT, Cognitive Services, and Power BI Embedded to help unravel a mystery of interplanetary proportions. Please join us from 10:00 am – 2:30 pm on Sunday December 4th for an interactive workshop where you’ll learn to connect and configure a device to IoT Hub services, connect and submit an image to Cognitive Services, and use Power BI Embedded to display a report in a web app.

Before you attend:

This is an interactive workshop. To get the most from your session, please don't forget to bring your laptop and power supply. In addition:

  • Activate your Azure account and bring your Microsoft account credentials. Don't have a Microsoft account? Sign up now
  • Activate a free 30-day trial Microsoft Azure account
  • If you subscribe to MSDN, activate your free Azure MSDN subscriber benefits
  • Windows 10 must be installed on your laptop before you arrive – we won’t be able to assist with the install at the event.
  • Visual Studio 2015 Community, Pro, or Enterprise must be installed; we won’t be able to assist with the install at the event.
  • Power BI Desktop must be installed before the event.

Christopher Harrison

Microsoft

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.

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Susan Ibach

Microsoft

Susan Ibach (aka @HockeyGeekGirl) is a technical evangelist at Microsoft, so she loves to talk about the latest developer technologies such as the cloud, machine learning, cognitive services, and more! She has worked as a consultant doing programming, testing, data conversions, roll-outs and also as a trainer teaching programming, databases, and business intelligence. Susan is a high energy presenter and takes pride in delivering engaging presentations.

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Sergii Baidachnyi

Microsoft

Sergii Baidachnyi is a principal developer evangelist at Microsoft. Currently residing in Canada, Sergii is responsible for working with the developer community and promoting client-development tools as a superior mechanism for creating cross-platform business applications.

The author was introduced to the .NET platform circa 2001, and since that time, he has actively participated in a number of .NET projects, developing, managing, and architecting financial, medical, and multimedia applications. At the same time, Sergii led Microsoft IT Academy, where he delivered .NET-related trainings on C#, Windows Forms, ASP.NET, and so on. He has published articles and reviews in multiple IT-industry magazines and several books on ASP.NET, Silverlight, Windows Forms, and Windows 8 Development. His book about Windows 10 development is available on Amazon.

You can read more of Sergii’s musings on his blog at http://en.baydachnyy.com. You can also catch him attending and speaking at Microsoft events around Canada. Sergii’s twitter is @sbaidachni.

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