The 3-day event filled with knowledge and networking opportunities

November 12-14, 2015

Ameristar Casino & Resort
One Ameristar Blvd
St. Charles, MO 63301 (Map)

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David Giard

Technical Evangelist

David Giard is a former accountant and a former biochemist, who has been developing solutions using Microsoft technologies for over 2 decades. Currently, David helps people build solutions in his role as a Microsoft Technical Evangelist. David has been very active in the developer community, speaking at numerous major conferences, code camps, and user groups; helping to lead user groups; and helping to organize conferences and other geek events. He is the host and producer of the mildly popular online TV show Technology and Friends. He is the co-author of the Wrox book Real World .NET, C#, and Silverlight. You can read his latest thoughts at His hobbies include video, photography, sports, and embarrassing his sons.

Microsoft Azure Without Microsoft

Microsoft Azure is a highly-scalable cloud computing platform. But what if my business is built on Linux and Oracle? What if I build iPhone or Android apps for a living? What if I’m a PHP developer or ... more

Level: Intermediate

Speaker: David Giard

Topics: Azure & Cloud   Cross-Platform  

Own Your Own Career – Advice from a Veteran Consultant

I have witnessed or committed many mistakes during my decades of consulting. I will pack into this presentation as much advice as I can about managing your career and your customer as you traverse the ... more

Level: Beginner

Speaker: David Giard

Topics: Software Career  

Scenarios for Taking Advantage of Cloud Computing

You’ve heard of the cloud but you are unclear how it is relevant to you and how to use it for your business. In this session, I will cover a number of scenarios in which cloud computing can help a bus ... more

Level: Beginner

Speaker: David Giard

Topics: Architecture Practices   Azure & Cloud