Combining passion for coding and teaching.

Speaking

I have a passion for teaching and sharing my knowledge to help get you to your end goal faster. If you’d like me to speak at your event, drop me a line. I can cover pretty much any topic you see me blog about but feel free to request just about anything.

If you’ve attended one of my sessions, please send me your feedback or suggestions.

If you see me at an event, please be sure to come up and say “Hi”. The best part of the events is hanging out with other developers.

My Next Events

Nothing Scheduled.

If you’d like me to speak at your event, drop me a line and lets make it happen. I can cover pretty much any topic you see me blog about but feel free to request just about anything.

 


My Presentation Topics

Below are all of the talks that I have given with links to the slides and any additional resources that I may have.

If you would like me to given any of these talks you are meetings, please let me know. I am also open to new talks if you don’t see something below, just ask.

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Chocolatey - making the process of installing software on windows easy as pie

Chocolatey is a machine package manager somewhat like apt-get for Linux but built for Windows. No more searching for the install download or trying to figure out 32/64 bit or wonder what options to pick. Chocolatey takes care of doing the install for you and you can even create scripts to install multiple packages. With Chocolatey you can bring up a new development machine with minimal effort. By the end of this session you will have all of the information you need to be both a consumer and create of Chocolatey packages.Chocolatey isn’t just for system administrators. It is extremely useful for both developers and end-users as well.For developers, you can quickly bring up a new machine and get all of your software installed on it with minimal effort. It is also very easy to make Chocolatey packages for your software and distribute it to your users.For end-users, no longer will they need to search for where to download your software or how to install it. Chocolatey will do all of the work for them.

Slides: http://slides.com/digitaldrummerj/chocolatey/

Demo: https://github.com/digitaldrummerj/ChocolateyTalk

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Continuous Integration with Github and TravisCI

Come learn how easy it is to implement continuous integration using TravisCI every time you push your commits to Github.

If you don’t know what continuous integration is, it is where on push to your version control system, an automated build is kicked off that ensure that all of your tests and compilation works on a machine that mirrors production and is not your laptop.

Slides: https://slides.com/digitaldrummerj/travisci-intro/

My TravisCI: https://travis-ci.org/digitaldrummerj/digitaldrummerj.github.io

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Designing a Restful Api in Minutes with Backand

Are you like me and dislike having to waste time crafting an API for standard CRUD operations? Are you a front-end developer that doesn’t want to become a database expert in order to create your Restful Api? Then worst of all after once you do finally finish crafting your API, you have to figure out how to host it and get it deployed. This takes a lot of time away from you being able to focus on your UI and getting it out to the market.

Back& can take all of this pain away and allow you to focus on your UI and not crafting your API. Create your data model and Back& will generate the Restful Api for you. If you already have a database, just point Back& to it and Back& will generate the Restful Api from that database. If you also need user/password authentication, social login authentication, server side logic, or hosting, Back& has you covered here as well.

In this session, we will examine the features of Back& , walk through the creation of an API, hook the API up to an AngularJS application and then deploy it to the Back& hosting.

Slides: http://slides.com/digitaldrummerj/backand-intro

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Data Driven Restful Api Creation Made Easy Breezy

Are you tired of writing CRUD based APIs? Wish you could fast track your Api development so that you can focus on your UI? Don’t want to become an API/Hosting expert just to get a basic API in the Cloud? Then this session is for you. Creating and Hosting a Restful Api for standard CRUD operations should be an easy task and not one that slows down your applications development. In this session, we examine the pros/cons my favorite Cloud based API providers (Firebase, Back& and Strongloop) and then we will create an API in each. You will be able to see how with these 3 Cloud API providers how easy it is to create a full Restful Api in under 10 minutes.

Slides: http://slides.com/digitaldrummerj/data-driven-restful-api-creation-made-easy-breezy

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Gulp for the .Net Developer

With the release of Visual Studio 2015 Gulp has become a standard part of the workflow for .Net developers. Gulp has a lot of functionality available such as minification, injecting script tags into html, running js hint, creating source maps, generating css from sass files, plus much more. In this session, you will learn the basics of gulp, how it integrates into Visual Studio, and how to create your own gulpfile to automate common tasks. You will walk away with a starter gulp file to get you on your way to fully utilizing gulp.

Slides and Source Code: https://github.com/digitaldrummerj/GulpForNetDevelopers

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Cross Platform Mobile Apps with Ionic

Are you already a web developer and want to create a mobile application? Then come learn all about the Ionic mobile framework. Using technologies that we already know and love with Html 5, Javascript, and CSS 3, you can easily create a mobile application that targets Android, iOS, and Windows 10 Phone. Your application will look, feel and perform like a native application without you having to do anything special. Ionic takes care of all of the hard work of making it look right on the mobile devices so that you can focus on your application. After seeing the Ionic framework, you will be excited to deliver mobile applications. We will walk through the features of Ionic, getting it setup, and then create a fully working application that is ready to release in the app store.

Ionic v2 Overview

Ionic V1 Overview

Visual Studio Apache Cordova Tooling With Ionic

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Nuget is easier than you think and you should be using it as both a consumer and creator of packages

Nuget is a package manager for Visual Studio that allows you to easily share assets (dll, javascript, c#, etc files) and use them in your project. Most Visual Studio developers have consumer nuget packages but few have created and shared nuget packages. It is amazingly easy to create and publish a nuget package. In less than 60 minutes I will show you how move from a consumer to a creator. You will learn how to package up dll’s, source code that needs to be inserted in a project, add/change configurations, publish a package and host your own nuget feed.

Slides: http://slides.com/digitaldrummerj/nuget

Demos: https://github.com/digitaldrummerj/NugetTalk

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Side Waffle - The easiest way to build templates for Visual Studio

The SideWaffle extension adds a bunch of useful Snippets, Project- and Item Templates to Visual Studio. The purpose is to make your daily work in Visual Studio a richer and more productive experience.

Slides: http://slides.com/digitaldrummerj/side-waffle

Demo: https://github.com/digitaldrummerj/SideWaffleTalks

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Tips and Tricks to Maximize Your Productivity in Visual Studio

Come learn about the new productivity enhancements in Visual Studio 2015 and C# 6.0, some very cool Visual Studio Extensions, and standard shortcuts to use to unlock your productivity potential in Visual Studio. You will walk away from this session with all kinds of new tips and tricks to wow your fellow developers.

Slides: http://slides.com/digitaldrummerj/developerproductivity

Demo: https://github.com/digitaldrummerj/DeveloperProductivityTalk

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Vagrant - Devops Yourself: Fast-Track Your Dev Environment Setup.

Does this ever happen to you? The configuration takes forever to remember, document and configure. You can’t seem to reproduce the configuration on another developers machine? Then vagrant my friend is for you. Vagrant will change how you work. You will forever say goodbye to the “works on my machine” excuse for the development environment for everyone on your team.

Vagrant Only Slides: http://www.slides.com/digitaldrummerj/devopsyourself

Vagrant and Chocolatey Slides: http://slides.com/digitaldrummerj/devopsyourself-ndcoslo/

Examples: https://github.com/digitaldrummerj/VagrantTalk

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Why You Need A Blog and How to Create a Successful One

Blogging can greatly help you advance your career. Don’t wait until you need a blog to create one. This talk gives you all of the tools that you need to create a blog that is updated regularly.

Slides: http://slides.com/digitaldrummerj/blogging/

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