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*This webinar will be worth 1 Technical PDU and CDU for those who have PMI and/or IIBA certifications until 7/17/2021!*

Why (and What) Does a BA Need to Know About Data?

Information systems are based around information or data. While not responsible for designing databases, every business analyst should be comfortable talking about data with business stakeholders, IT architects, software developers, BI professionals, UI designers, and quality assurance professionals. This presentation gives specific examples of situations where an understanding of data requirements, and how best to document them, are critical to BA success. Come learn how to ask strong questions about data which will increase the success of your projects.

Attendees will be able to:
• Recognize common situations where data requirements are critical
• Define the core components of a data model
• Improve their ability to critically review a database design
Speaker bio
About Barbara Carkenord, CBAP®, IIBA-AAC®, PMI-PBA®, PMP®, PMI-ACP®, SAFe® POPM

Throughout her career Barbara has been passionate about enabling people and organizations to succeed through analysis. Analytical thinking allows organizations to increase their process efficiency and improve the quality of their products. Beginning her career in software development, early assignments allowed her to design systems which streamlined employee processes, increased the quality of information, and improved customer relationships.
Barbara is a leader in the business analysis profession providing training and consulting to help companies improve their analysis maturity, consistency, and effectiveness. She combines her entrepreneurial and business analysis experience with her love of education to promote the development of the business analysis practice. During her career Barbara co-founded two successful companies and worked in varied industries including manufacturing, financial services, real estate, and software development. She has written numerous books, articles, blogs, and training manuals all aimed at helping professionals enhance their skills including Seven Steps to Mastering Business Analysis.
Barbara’s focus on critical thinking and increasing business value drove her to help define the business analysis profession. As an early IIBA Member, she worked on the development of the worldwide standard for business analysis, the BABOK® Guide.
7/17/2019 1:00 PMBusiness Analysis; Data; Data Science; Database; Project ManagementBusiness Analysis
This webinar will be worth 1 Technical PDU and CDU for those who have PMI andor IIBA certifications until 7172021

Why and What Does a BA Need to Know About Data

Information systems are based around information or data While not responsible for designing databases every business analyst should be comfortable talking about data with business stakeholders IT architects software developers BI professionals UI designers and quality assurance professionals This presentation gives specific examples of situations where an understanding of data requirements and how best to document them are critical to BA success Come learn how to ask strong questions about data which will increase the success of your projects

Attendees will be able to
• Recognize common situations where data requirements are critical
• Define the core components of a data model
• Improve their ability to critically review a database design
Speaker bio
About Barbara Carkenord CBAP® IIBA-AAC® PMI-PBA® PMP® PMI-ACP® SAFe® POPM

Throughout her career Barbara has been passionate about enabling people and organizations to succeed through analysis Analytical thinking allows organizations to increase their process efficiency and improve the quality of their products Beginning her career in software development early assignments allowed her to design systems which streamlined employee processes increased the quality of information and improved customer relationships
Barbara is a leader in the business analysis profession providing training and consulting to help companies improve their analysis maturity consistency and effectiveness She combines her entrepreneurial and business analysis experience with her love of education to promote the development of the business analysis practice During her career Barbara co-founded two successful companies and worked in varied industries including manufacturing financial services real estate and software development She has written numerous books articles blogs and training manuals all aimed at helping professionals enhance their skills including Seven Steps to Mastering Business Analysis
Barbara’s focus on critical thinking and increasing business value drove her to help define the business analysis profession As an early IIBA Member she worked on the development of the worldwide standard for business analysis the BABOK® Guide
Why and What Does a BA Need to Know About Data with Barbara Carkenord - 1 Technical PDU and CDU62 minutes
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You might have heard that the PowerShell Integrated Scripting Environment (ISE) is no longer under active development by Microsoft. Therefore, you have pressure to adopt VSCode as your PowerShell editor. How does this work? How can you get started?

In this information-packed, Q&A-style event, Microsoft MVP Tim Warner walks you through everything you need to know to set up Visual Studio Code for cross-platform PowerShell development. After this seminar you will be immediately productive and no longer need the ISE. Bring lots of questions and a willingness to learn!

Author Bio:
Tim Warner is a Microsoft MVP in Cloud and Datacenter Management and a full-time author with Pluralsight. He has worked in nearly every facet of IT, from systems administration and software architecture to technical writing and training. You can reach Tim via Twitter (@TechTrainerTim) or his blog, azuredepot.com.
7/9/2019 1:00 PMInfrastructureInfrastructure
You might have heard that the PowerShell Integrated Scripting Environment ISE is no longer under active development by Microsoft Therefore you have pressure to adopt VSCode as your PowerShell editor How does this work How can you get started

In this information-packed QA-style event Microsoft MVP Tim Warner walks you through everything you need to know to set up Visual Studio Code for cross-platform PowerShell development After this seminar you will be immediately productive and no longer need the ISE Bring lots of questions and a willingness to learn

Author Bio
Tim Warner is a Microsoft MVP in Cloud and Datacenter Management and a full-time author with Pluralsight He has worked in nearly every facet of IT from systems administration and software architecture to technical writing and training You can reach Tim via Twitter @TechTrainerTim or his blog azuredepotcom
PowerShell and Visual Studio Code BFFs 4-Ever with Tim Warner54 minutes
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Interested in serverless computing but don’t know where to start? Is serverless appropriate for your application scenarios? In this webinar Dan Wahlin will discuss the role that serverless can play in applications, discuss when and when not to use serverless, and cover different options that are available for serverless deployments.

Bio:
Dan Wahlin founded Wahlin Consulting (https://codewithdan.com) which provides training, consulting and architecture services on Web technologies such as Angular, Node.js, Express, JavaScript, TypeScript, C#, ASP.NET Core, Web API, Microservices, and Docker. He’s also published many developer courses on Pluralsight.com and Udemy.com. Dan is a Docker Captain, Google GDE, Microsoft MVP and Regional Director and speaks at conferences and user groups around the world.  Dan has written several books on Web technologies, hundreds of technical articles and blog posts (https://blog.codewithdan.com) and runs the "Code with Dan Web Development Newsletter" - a great way to stay up on the latest technologies. Follow Dan on Twitter @DanWahlin.
6/28/2019 1:00 PMCloud; Programming
Interested in serverless computing but don’t know where to start Is serverless appropriate for your application scenarios In this webinar Dan Wahlin will discuss the role that serverless can play in applications discuss when and when not to use serverless and cover different options that are available for serverless deployments

Bio
Dan Wahlin founded Wahlin Consulting httpscodewithdancom which provides training consulting and architecture services on Web technologies such as Angular Nodejs Express JavaScript TypeScript C ASPNET Core Web API Microservices and Docker He’s also published many developer courses on Pluralsightcom and Udemycom Dan is a Docker Captain Google GDE Microsoft MVP and Regional Director and speaks at conferences and user groups around the world  Dan has written several books on Web technologies hundreds of technical articles and blog posts httpsblogcodewithdancom and runs the Code with Dan Web Development Newsletter - a great way to stay up on the latest technologies Follow Dan on Twitter @DanWahlin
Getting Started with Serverless Cloud Computing with Dan Wahlin62 minutes
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*CompTIA has approved this webinar for 1 CEU for the following certifications until 6/21/2020 - Approved for A+, Network+ and Cloud+*

Continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) are considered by most to be the backbone of DevOps. The goal with this webinar is to show you a practical example of building, testing, and deploying applications with Azure DevOps Services. We'll step through the end-to-end process of building a fully automated build and release pipeline for a Node and Express application, and then use Azure DevOps Services to create the CI/CD pipeline and Azure App Service for deploying to development/staging and production.

This is a demo heavy session with plenty of code samples you'll be able to use immediately when you get back to the office.

Bio:
Mike Pfeiffer is a twenty-year tech industry veteran, published author, and international conference speaker. He's a former architect for Amazon Web Services (AWS) and engineer for Microsoft. Pfeiffer is the founder of CloudSkills.io and is a multi-year recipient of the prestigious Microsoft MVP award. He's a Pluralsight author, and you can find his courses via https://app.pluralsight.com/profile/author/mike-pfeiffer. Learn more about Mike's company via https://cloudskills.io
6/21/2019 1:00 PMCloud; DevOpsDevOps
CompTIA has approved this webinar for 1 CEU for the following certifications until 6212020 - Approved for A Network and Cloud

Continuous integration and continuous delivery CICD are considered by most to be the backbone of DevOps The goal with this webinar is to show you a practical example of building testing and deploying applications with Azure DevOps Services Well step through the end-to-end process of building a fully automated build and release pipeline for a Node and Express application and then use Azure DevOps Services to create the CICD pipeline and Azure App Service for deploying to developmentstaging and production

This is a demo heavy session with plenty of code samples youll be able to use immediately when you get back to the office

Bio
Mike Pfeiffer is a twenty-year tech industry veteran published author and international conference speaker Hes a former architect for Amazon Web Services AWS and engineer for Microsoft Pfeiffer is the founder of CloudSkillsio and is a multi-year recipient of the prestigious Microsoft MVP award Hes a Pluralsight author and you can find his courses via httpsapppluralsightcomprofileauthormike-pfeiffer Learn more about Mikes company via httpscloudskillsio 
Build Your First CICD Pipeline using Azure DevOps with Mike Pfeiffer - 1 CEU60 minutes
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*This webinar will be worth 1 Technical PDU until 6/13/2021, using PMI Code: 11005N26SQ!*

Stealing from ITIL, Agile, SCRUM and Critical Chain might sound like something wholly inappropriate, but the reality is that we should be looking at the project management approaches we don’t use and strive to find the components that might work in our reality.  Carl Pritchard takes you through some of the highlights of the day-to-day practices of these other approaches and identifies some common sense components that can make your management more effective.

Speaker Bio:
Carl Pritchard is the principal and founder of Pritchard Management Associates. He is recognized lecturer, author, researcher, and instructor. As a lecturer he is considered a leading authority on risk and communications management and presents on a variety of management topics, ranging from project essentials to the complexities of network diagramming and team motivation. As an author and researcher, he has published articles on project management language, advances in risk management, and on the challenges of training on the Internet. His work as an instructor has taken him around the world, training with some of the leading international training organizations, as well as for private clients and the Project Management Institute®. He is the U.S. Correspondent for the U.K. project management journal, Project Manager Today.
6/13/2019 1:00 PMProject Management
This webinar will be worth 1 Technical PDU until 6132021 using PMI Code 11005N26SQ

Stealing from ITIL Agile SCRUM and Critical Chain might sound like something wholly inappropriate but the reality is that we should be looking at the project management approaches we don’t use and strive to find the components that might work in our reality  Carl Pritchard takes you through some of the highlights of the day-to-day practices of these other approaches and identifies some common sense components that can make your management more effective

Speaker Bio
Carl Pritchard is the principal and founder of Pritchard Management Associates He is recognized lecturer author researcher and instructor As a lecturer he is considered a leading authority on risk and communications management and presents on a variety of management topics ranging from project essentials to the complexities of network diagramming and team motivation As an author and researcher he has published articles on project management language advances in risk management and on the challenges of training on the Internet His work as an instructor has taken him around the world training with some of the leading international training organizations as well as for private clients and the Project Management Institute® He is the US Correspondent for the UK project management journal Project Manager Today
Project Theft  Stealing the Best Ideas from other Practices with Carl Pritchard - 1 Technical PDU60 minutes
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*This session will be worth 2 PDUs for IIBA, Scrum.org and PMI certifications (Leadership category for PMI), one for completing the worksheet and exercise and one for attending the webinar, until 5/30/2021! The information for claiming the PDU is at the enf of the presentation.*

Maximizing Your Office Influence
The ability to influence others is the workplace is key to the success of IT professionals from the CIO to the newest college intern. CIOs must work at equal footing with other C-suite executives, Project Managers must motivate and direct their dotted line resources, and individual contributors must often influence others to get the resources and information needed to complete their tasks.

This webinar is ideal for IT executives, Project Managers, Business Analysts, Software Testers, Technical Leads and all others required to give direction and/or influence others without the specific organizational authority to do so.


Special Bonus:
The speaker, Eric Bloom, has identified 67 personal attributes that effect your ability to influence others within the workplace. Please take this survey, to help determine how they affect your ability to influence others. As a thank you, you’ll receive a ten-page instruction guide on how to enhance your office influence!  The summarized survey results will be presented as part of the webinar.

The survey link:
http://www.MMTrainingTechnologies.com/MMTT_ITMLI_Survey.php?UID=3488

FREE PDU! The combination of completing the survey and the downloaded worksheet takes approximately one hour.  Not only will it help your career, it can also be submitted for one leadership-related PDU to the association of your choice.


Bio:
Eric Bloom is the Executive Director of the IT Management and Leadership Institute, TEDx speaker, #1 Amazon bestselling author, former nationally syndicated columnist, contributing writer to CIO.com, technologist, and a research advisor for International Data Corporation (IDC).   Prior to his current role, Eric was a senior IT executive at various firms such as Fidelity Investments, Monster.com and Independence Investments.

He is a recognized thought leader, speaker and trainer on interpersonal communication in the workplace and the author of instructional materials on influence, negotiation, organizational change, conflict resolution, leadership, managing virtual teams and other related workplace employee interactions.

Eric is also the Past President of National Speakers Association New England, Certified Professional Speaker (CSP), and the author of various books, including:
• Office Influence: Get What You Want from The Mailroom to the Boardroom
• Productivity Driven Success: Hidden Secrets of Organizational Efficiency (#1 Amazon bestseller)
• The CIO’s Guide to Staff Needs, Growth, and Productivity
• Your IT Career: Get Noticed, Get Promoted, and Build Your Professional Brand
• Manager Mechanics: Tips and Advice for First-Time Managers

Contact him at eric@ ITMLInstitute.org, follow him on Twitter at @EricPBloom, or visit www.ITMLInstitute.org.
5/30/2019 1:00 PMCommunication; Leadership; Management; Project Management
This session will be worth 2 PDUs for IIBA Scrumorg and PMI certifications Leadership category for PMI one for completing the worksheet and exercise and one for attending the webinar until 5302021 The information for claiming the PDU is at the enf of the presentation

Maximizing Your Office Influence
The ability to influence others is the workplace is key to the success of IT professionals from the CIO to the newest college intern CIOs must work at equal footing with other C-suite executives Project Managers must motivate and direct their dotted line resources and individual contributors must often influence others to get the resources and information needed to complete their tasks

This webinar is ideal for IT executives Project Managers Business Analysts Software Testers Technical Leads and all others required to give direction andor influence others without the specific organizational authority to do so


Special Bonus
The speaker Eric Bloom has identified 67 personal attributes that effect your ability to influence others within the workplace Please take this survey to help determine how they affect your ability to influence others As a thank you you’ll receive a ten-page instruction guide on how to enhance your office influence  The summarized survey results will be presented as part of the webinar

The survey link
httpwwwMMTrainingTechnologiescomMMTT_ITMLI_SurveyphpUID=3488

FREE PDU The combination of completing the survey and the downloaded worksheet takes approximately one hour  Not only will it help your career it can also be submitted for one leadership-related PDU to the association of your choice


Bio
Eric Bloom is the Executive Director of the IT Management and Leadership Institute TEDx speaker 1 Amazon bestselling author former nationally syndicated columnist contributing writer to CIOcom technologist and a research advisor for International Data Corporation IDC   Prior to his current role Eric was a senior IT executive at various firms such as Fidelity Investments Monstercom and Independence Investments

He is a recognized thought leader speaker and trainer on interpersonal communication in the workplace and the author of instructional materials on influence negotiation organizational change conflict resolution leadership managing virtual teams and other related workplace employee interactions

Eric is also the Past President of National Speakers Association New England Certified Professional Speaker CSP and the author of various books including
• Office Influence Get What You Want from The Mailroom to the Boardroom
• Productivity Driven Success Hidden Secrets of Organizational Efficiency 1 Amazon bestseller
• The CIO’s Guide to Staff Needs Growth and Productivity
• Your IT Career Get Noticed Get Promoted and Build Your Professional Brand
• Manager Mechanics Tips and Advice for First-Time Managers

Contact him at eric@ ITMLInstituteorg follow him on Twitter at @EricPBloom or visit wwwITMLInstituteorg
Maximizing Your Office Influence with Eric Bloom - 2 Leadership PDU credits60 minutes
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*This webinar is worth 1 Leadership PDU until 5/16/2021, the information for claiming is at the end of the session. NOTE: when you enter the claim code, it populates to 8 hours, so just change to 1 hour.* 

Session Abstract
What would you do if you had one year to complete the largest project of your life? Where would you begin? What questions would you ask? What resources would you rely on? What processes and procedures would you want to use to ensure that your project was successful?

Now ask: What if you treated the next year of your life as a project?

A few years ago I was at the lowest point in my life: deep in debt, just out of a divorce, and a single dad. My business was failing – along with the economy – and I didn’t know how I’d ever recover from my self-created mess.

I needed something, anything, to back away from the edge and get my life moving in a new direction. I believed that all I had was project management. I held that assumption because I’d written five books on project management, delivered project management seminars for over a decade, and consulted for organizations across the globe.

So I asked: What if you treat the next year of your life as a project? It was a challenge to press on, an opportunity to learn and to grow, and a commitment to try just one more time.

I’m not a psychologist, a Zen guru, or some New Age zealot. I’m a man that’s learned and applied some universal truths to get what I want into and out of my life. If I can do it, you can too. Let me show you how.

In this hands-on course you will learn how you can treat your life as a project. You’ll create requirements, project plans, discover immediate actions to execute, identify the constraints that are anchoring your ambitions, and much, much more.

PDU Category (Technical, Strategic or Leadership): Leadership

Bio:
Joseph Phillips has more than 15 years’ experience as a project management consultant, educator, technology consultant, business owner, and technical writer. He has consulted as a project manager for a range of businesses, including startups, hospitals, architectural firms, and manufacturers.  Joseph is passionate about helping students pass the PMP certification exam.  He has created and led both in-person and web-based seminars on project management, PMP certification, IT project management, program management, writing, business analysis, technical writing, and related topics.  Joseph has written, co-authored, or served as technical editor to more than 35 books on technology, careers, project management, and goal setting for MacMillan, McGraw-Hill, Pearson Education, and AMA Press.

He holds the following certifications: PMP, PMI-ACP,  
CompTIA Project+ Professional, CompTIA Certified Technical Trainer+, Certified ITIL Foundations Professional, Professional Scrum Master I
 
Author of: 
PMP Project Management Professional Study Guide, McGraw-Hill
CAPM/PMP All-in-One Exam Guide, McGraw-Hill
PMI-ACP All-in-One Exam Guide, McGraw-Hill
PMP Project Management Lab Book, McGraw-Hill
The Certified Technical Trainer All-in-One Exam Guide, McGraw-Hill
IT Project Management: On Track from Start to Finish, McGraw-Hill
Project Management for Small Business, American Management Association
Software Project Management for Dummies, For Dummies Publisher
The Lifelong Project, Amazon CreateSpace
Vampire Management: Why Your Job Sucks,  Amazon CreateSpace
5/16/2019 1:00 PMLeadership; Project Management
This webinar is worth 1 Leadership PDU until 5162021 the information for claiming is at the end of the session NOTE when you enter the claim code it populates to 8 hours so just change to 1 hour 

Session Abstract
What would you do if you had one year to complete the largest project of your life Where would you begin What questions would you ask What resources would you rely on What processes and procedures would you want to use to ensure that your project was successful

Now ask What if you treated the next year of your life as a project

A few years ago I was at the lowest point in my life deep in debt just out of a divorce and a single dad My business was failing – along with the economy – and I didn’t know how I’d ever recover from my self-created mess

I needed something anything to back away from the edge and get my life moving in a new direction I believed that all I had was project management I held that assumption because I’d written five books on project management delivered project management seminars for over a decade and consulted for organizations across the globe

So I asked What if you treat the next year of your life as a project It was a challenge to press on an opportunity to learn and to grow and a commitment to try just one more time

I’m not a psychologist a Zen guru or some New Age zealot I’m a man that’s learned and applied some universal truths to get what I want into and out of my life If I can do it you can too Let me show you how

In this hands-on course you will learn how you can treat your life as a project You’ll create requirements project plans discover immediate actions to execute identify the constraints that are anchoring your ambitions and much much more

PDU Category Technical Strategic or Leadership Leadership

Bio
Joseph Phillips has more than 15 years’ experience as a project management consultant educator technology consultant business owner and technical writer He has consulted as a project manager for a range of businesses including startups hospitals architectural firms and manufacturers  Joseph is passionate about helping students pass the PMP certification exam  He has created and led both in-person and web-based seminars on project management PMP certification IT project management program management writing business analysis technical writing and related topics  Joseph has written co-authored or served as technical editor to more than 35 books on technology careers project management and goal setting for MacMillan McGraw-Hill Pearson Education and AMA Press

He holds the following certifications PMP PMI-ACP  
CompTIA Project Professional CompTIA Certified Technical Trainer Certified ITIL Foundations Professional Professional Scrum Master I
 
Author of 
PMP Project Management Professional Study Guide McGraw-Hill
CAPMPMP All-in-One Exam Guide McGraw-Hill
PMI-ACP All-in-One Exam Guide McGraw-Hill
PMP Project Management Lab Book McGraw-Hill
The Certified Technical Trainer All-in-One Exam Guide McGraw-Hill
IT Project Management On Track from Start to Finish McGraw-Hill
Project Management for Small Business American Management Association
Software Project Management for Dummies For Dummies Publisher
The Lifelong Project Amazon CreateSpace
Vampire Management Why Your Job Sucks  Amazon CreateSpace
How to Treat Your Life as a Project with Joe Phillips - 1 Leadership PDU62 minutes
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Every year companies pour billions of dollars of investment into expensive data technologies and data scientists in hopes of gaining a competitive edge with AI. However, for some companies the AI roadmap is slow to materialize. This is because algorithms and data is only one piece of the AI product puzzle. To accelerate AI product development, companies must have the right team, the right org structure and the right leadership.
This webinar focuses on:
1. How to structure an AI team (roles to include, what order to hire in, etc.) - first 20-25 minutes
2. The top 6 roadblocks that block AI product success - 25-45 minutes
3. Specific use cases for chatbots - last 15 minutes

Jaekob Chenina is an AI product manager for Oracle. Prior, he as an AI product manager for Adobe, where he put artificial intelligence in the center of customer experience. Previously, Jaekob co-founded social media visitor stitching startup Socyalitics.AI where he led product development efforts from ideation to external beta release with enterprise clients including Microsoft and Deloitte Digital. Earlier in his career, he worked as a product manager for Bay Area fin-tech startup Nav Inc. with a focus on infusing artificial intelligence into the product.
5/13/2019 1:00 PMArtificial Intelligence (AI)
Every year companies pour billions of dollars of investment into expensive data technologies and data scientists in hopes of gaining a competitive edge with AI However for some companies the AI roadmap is slow to materialize This is because algorithms and data is only one piece of the AI product puzzle To accelerate AI product development companies must have the right team the right org structure and the right leadership
This webinar focuses on
1 How to structure an AI team roles to include what order to hire in etc - first 20-25 minutes
2 The top 6 roadblocks that block AI product success - 25-45 minutes
3 Specific use cases for chatbots - last 15 minutes

Jaekob Chenina is an AI product manager for Oracle Prior he as an AI product manager for Adobe where he put artificial intelligence in the center of customer experience Previously Jaekob co-founded social media visitor stitching startup SocyaliticsAI where he led product development efforts from ideation to external beta release with enterprise clients including Microsoft and Deloitte Digital Earlier in his career he worked as a product manager for Bay Area fin-tech startup Nav Inc with a focus on infusing artificial intelligence into the product
AI Product Development with Jaekob Chenina chatbot use cases60 minutes
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Node.js provides many different options for hitting a variety of databases. If you’re working with a NoSQL database such as MongoDB you can use packages like mongoose to select and manipulate data. In this session we’ll examine some of the different options available and discuss how you can get started using mongoose in your Node apps to call MongoDB and work with data.

Bio:
Dan Wahlin founded Wahlin Consulting (https://codewithdan.com) which provides training, consulting and architecture services on Web technologies such as Angular, Node.js, Express, JavaScript, TypeScript, C#, ASP.NET Core, Web API, Microservices, and Docker. He’s also published many developer courses on Pluralsight.com and Udemy.com. Dan is a Docker Captain, Google GDE, Microsoft MVP and Regional Director and speaks at conferences and user groups around the world.  Dan has written several books on Web technologies, hundreds of technical articles and blog posts (https://blog.codewithdan.com) and runs the "Code with Dan Web Development Newsletter" - a great way to stay up on the latest technologies. Follow Dan on Twitter @DanWahlin.
5/10/2019 1:00 PMData; Programming
Nodejs provides many different options for hitting a variety of databases If you’re working with a NoSQL database such as MongoDB you can use packages like mongoose to select and manipulate data In this session we’ll examine some of the different options available and discuss how you can get started using mongoose in your Node apps to call MongoDB and work with data

Bio
Dan Wahlin founded Wahlin Consulting httpscodewithdancom which provides training consulting and architecture services on Web technologies such as Angular Nodejs Express JavaScript TypeScript C ASPNET Core Web API Microservices and Docker He’s also published many developer courses on Pluralsightcom and Udemycom Dan is a Docker Captain Google GDE Microsoft MVP and Regional Director and speaks at conferences and user groups around the world  Dan has written several books on Web technologies hundreds of technical articles and blog posts httpsblogcodewithdancom and runs the Code with Dan Web Development Newsletter - a great way to stay up on the latest technologies Follow Dan on Twitter @DanWahlin
Using Nodejs Mongoose and MongoDb with Dan Wahlin62 minutes
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Intermediate Git (DevOps)
You have been using Git for a while now. You understand the DAG and how commands like merge and rebase work. But there is a lot more to Git such as the stash, reflog, and interactive rebases. How can one use these to make their more effective use of Git?

In this session we will look at some of the advanced facilities that Git offers. We will see how we can use the stash to improve our workflow with Git, how we use rebase to rewrite and even split commits. After this session you will be well on your way to Git mastery.

About the speaker
Raju Gandhi is a programmer, consultant, speaker, trainer and all around nice guy. He has worked in the software industry for over 15 years, with experience in both government and private sector. He is a strong advocate of functional programming, and a proponent of immutability across both hardware and software. You can find him online on twitter as @looselytyped, as well as his blog, https://www.looselytyped.com. He’s a speaker for the No Fluff Just Stuff Java conference series, who host UberCon, RichWeb, ArchCon, Angular Summits, etc., and does about 20 conferences a year. In his spare time, you will find Raju reading, playing with technology, or spending time with his wonderful and significantly better half.
4/16/2019 1:00 PMDevOps; Infrastructure
Intermediate Git DevOps
You have been using Git for a while now You understand the DAG and how commands like merge and rebase work But there is a lot more to Git such as the stash reflog and interactive rebases How can one use these to make their more effective use of Git

In this session we will look at some of the advanced facilities that Git offers We will see how we can use the stash to improve our workflow with Git how we use rebase to rewrite and even split commits After this session you will be well on your way to Git mastery

About the speaker
Raju Gandhi is a programmer consultant speaker trainer and all around nice guy He has worked in the software industry for over 15 years with experience in both government and private sector He is a strong advocate of functional programming and a proponent of immutability across both hardware and software You can find him online on twitter as @looselytyped as well as his blog httpswwwlooselytypedcom He’s a speaker for the No Fluff Just Stuff Java conference series who host UberCon RichWeb ArchCon Angular Summits etc and does about 20 conferences a year In his spare time you will find Raju reading playing with technology or spending time with his wonderful and significantly better half
Intermediate Git with Raju Gandhi60 minutes
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*This webinar is worth 1 CEU until 4/19/2020 for the following CompTIA Certifications: A+, Network+, Security+, Cloud+, PenTest+, CySA+ and CASP+!*

Abstract:
As technology has gained strategic importance for businesses and IT infrastructure has become more complex, cybersecurity has gone through a transformation. Gone are the days of the secure perimeter, and companies must consider the technology, processes and education that lead to a strong security posture. With so many areas to cover, organizations are considering the formation of dedicated security teams. This webinar will describe how businesses are combining internal and external resources to fill all the skills needed for modern security.

Speaker Bio:
Seth Robinson is the senior director of technology analysis for CompTIA, the leading trade association for the IT industry. In this role, he analyzes technology trends in the IT industry and provides insight into trend drivers and future direction. Seth has led research studies on IT security, cloud computing, IoT, and mobility, among other areas. Previously, he spent 10 years in processor development at IBM. He has been cited in various media outlets, including Wall Street Journal and USA Today, for his thoughts on how businesses are using technology and how the role of IT is changing.
4/9/2019 1:00 PMInformation Security; Management
This webinar is worth 1 CEU until 4192020 for the following CompTIA Certifications A Network Security Cloud PenTest CySA and CASP

Abstract
As technology has gained strategic importance for businesses and IT infrastructure has become more complex cybersecurity has gone through a transformation Gone are the days of the secure perimeter and companies must consider the technology processes and education that lead to a strong security posture With so many areas to cover organizations are considering the formation of dedicated security teams This webinar will describe how businesses are combining internal and external resources to fill all the skills needed for modern security

Speaker Bio
Seth Robinson is the senior director of technology analysis for CompTIA the leading trade association for the IT industry In this role he analyzes technology trends in the IT industry and provides insight into trend drivers and future direction Seth has led research studies on IT security cloud computing IoT and mobility among other areas Previously he spent 10 years in processor development at IBM He has been cited in various media outlets including Wall Street Journal and USA Today for his thoughts on how businesses are using technology and how the role of IT is changing
Building Teams for Modern Security with Seth Robinson - 1 CEU50 minutes
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*If you have a PMI certification, you can claim 1 Leadership PDU using information at end of session.*
 
In this hour long webinar, we'll discuss:
- Why employees quit, and how to calculate costs
- The programs to develop or update to retain your talent longer
-The 3 mistakes that leaders make when trying to keep talent

Speaker Bio:
Gabrielle Bosché is America's Millennial expert. The bestselling author of four books on her generation, Gabrielle has spoken on stages around the world for companies like Audi Volkswagen, Microsoft, The United States Naval Sea Command and the Department of The Interior. Gabrielle has developed Millennial engagement strategies for presidential campaigns, Fortune 500 CEOs and top government agencies. A Millennial herself, Gabrielle specializes in demystifying the Millennial generation and motivating Millennials to do and be more. Gabrielle has been called a Millennial mediator- bridging the generation gap and bringing her passion and personality to solving the challenge of a multi-generational workplace
 
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PDUs claimed: 1 under leadership triangle
4/2/2019 1:00 PMManagement; Leadership
If you have a PMI certification you can claim 1 Leadership PDU using information at end of session
 
In this hour long webinar well discuss
- Why employees quit and how to calculate costs
- The programs to develop or update to retain your talent longer
-The 3 mistakes that leaders make when trying to keep talent

Speaker Bio
Gabrielle Bosché is Americas Millennial expert The bestselling author of four books on her generation Gabrielle has spoken on stages around the world for companies like Audi Volkswagen Microsoft The United States Naval Sea Command and the Department of The Interior Gabrielle has developed Millennial engagement strategies for presidential campaigns Fortune 500 CEOs and top government agencies A Millennial herself Gabrielle specializes in demystifying the Millennial generation and motivating Millennials to do and be more Gabrielle has been called a Millennial mediator- bridging the generation gap and bringing her passion and personality to solving the challenge of a multi-generational workplace
 
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PDUs claimed 1 under leadership triangle
How To Keep Great Employees From Quitting with Gabrielle Bosche - 1 Leadership PDU 60 minutes
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*If you have a PMI certification, you can claim .5 Leadership PDU using information at bottom of description until 3/22/2021.*

"The more you know yourself, the more patience you have for what you see in others." - Erik Erikson

In part 1 and 2 of this series on personalities we learned the 5 factor model of personalities. And how to optimize for our own personalities. In this last section, Jeff Baird, certified personality coach, will share how to recognize personalities of others, and how to optimize for your interactions with them.

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PDUs claimed: 0.5 under leadership triangle
3/22/2019 1:00 PMCommunication; Leadership; Management
If you have a PMI certification you can claim 5 Leadership PDU using information at bottom of description until 3222021

The more you know yourself the more patience you have for what you see in others - Erik Erikson

In part 1 and 2 of this series on personalities we learned the 5 factor model of personalities And how to optimize for our own personalities In this last section Jeff Baird certified personality coach will share how to recognize personalities of others and how to optimize for your interactions with them

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PDUs claimed 05 under leadership triangle
Optimizing for success with differing personality types with Jeff Baird - 05 Leadership PDU32 minutes
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Learn the fundamentals of using Node.js and Express to build web applications and/or RESTful services. In this session we’ll start with the basics and progressively add additional information to help jumpstart your learning process. By the end you’ll understand what Node and Express are capable of and how they can be used.

Bio:
Dan Wahlin founded Wahlin Consulting (https://codewithdan.com) which provides training, consulting and architecture services on Web technologies such as Angular, Node.js, Express, JavaScript, TypeScript, C#, ASP.NET Core, Web API, Microservices, and Docker. He’s also published many developer courses on Pluralsight.com and Udemy.com. Dan is a Docker Captain, Google GDE, Microsoft MVP and Regional Director and speaks at conferences and user groups around the world.  Dan has written several books on Web technologies, hundreds of technical articles and blog posts (https://blog.codewithdan.com) and runs the "Code with Dan Web Development Newsletter" - a great way to stay up on the latest technologies. Follow Dan on Twitter @DanWahlin.
3/21/2019 1:00 PMJavaScript; Programming
Learn the fundamentals of using Nodejs and Express to build web applications andor RESTful services In this session we’ll start with the basics and progressively add additional information to help jumpstart your learning process By the end you’ll understand what Node and Express are capable of and how they can be used

Bio
Dan Wahlin founded Wahlin Consulting httpscodewithdancom which provides training consulting and architecture services on Web technologies such as Angular Nodejs Express JavaScript TypeScript C ASPNET Core Web API Microservices and Docker He’s also published many developer courses on Pluralsightcom and Udemycom Dan is a Docker Captain Google GDE Microsoft MVP and Regional Director and speaks at conferences and user groups around the world  Dan has written several books on Web technologies hundreds of technical articles and blog posts httpsblogcodewithdancom and runs the Code with Dan Web Development Newsletter - a great way to stay up on the latest technologies Follow Dan on Twitter @DanWahlin
Getting Started with Nodejs and Express with Dan Wahlin75 minutes
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*If you have a PMI Certification, you can claim 0.5 Leadership PDU using the information at the bottom until 2/21/2021.*

“Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it.”
–Bruce Lee

Are you a worrier? Do you like to do lists? Do you get energy from being around groups of people, or does it drain you? As we discovered in Part 1 of this series on personalities, we are the product of our genetics and our environment. In part 2 Jeff Baird, certified personality coach, will share ways to optimize for our own personality, as we're working with others.

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PDUs claimed: 0.5 under leadership triangle
2/22/2019 1:00 PMCommunication; Management; Leadership
If you have a PMI Certification you can claim 05 Leadership PDU using the information at the bottom until 2212021

“Always be yourself express yourself have faith in yourself do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it”
–Bruce Lee

Are you a worrier Do you like to do lists Do you get energy from being around groups of people or does it drain you As we discovered in Part 1 of this series on personalities we are the product of our genetics and our environment In part 2 Jeff Baird certified personality coach will share ways to optimize for our own personality as were working with others

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Provider Jeff Baird
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PDUs claimed 05 under leadership triangle
Optimizing for success with your own personality with Jeff Baird - 05 Leadership PDU32 minutes
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*This webinar will be worth 1 Leadership PDU until 2/15/2021!*

Discover the 7 Steps of Intrinsic Motivation
What would it mean to your stakeholders, project, and career if you could consistently get 40% more productivity and commitment from your team members? Do you think that it’s possible? Studies by Dr. Robert Hartman have shown that workers (team members,
clients, stakeholders, etc.) withhold, on average, 40% of their capacity. He also discovered how to release that 40% latent reserve through “intrinsic validation”.

If you could release that 40% latent reserve…
• How much more successful would your projects be if your team members gave you 40% more than they are currently?
• Do you think your quality and performance would increase?
• Would your team’s communication and cooperation be enhanced?

In this presentation, you will learn why extrinsic motivation may not work in the 21st century and how you can use the principles of R.E.S.P.E.C.T. to lead
better.

You will discover:
• The 3 Dimensions of Value
• How value generation is the key to all success
• 7 Steps to Intrinsically Motivating people
• The important truth to getting 40% more

About Traci Duez:
Traci earned a bachelor's degree in chemistry from Case
Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH. She entered the master's program in athletic coaching at The Ohio State University. She has coached basketball at the high school and collegiate levels. She was also a project manager for 17 years and directed over 100 consultants for an IT consulting firm.

Traci has spoken to more than 23,000 people over the past 9 years including over 70 PMI chapters including 4 PMI Global Congresses.

Today she applies her background in science and
coaching to help Project Managers and executives
measurably improve their thinking and leaderships skills
using the breakthrough science of neuro-axiology.

You'll learn more about her and neuro-axiology during this presentation as well as how to immediately apply your new knowledge to your career and your life.
2/15/2019 1:00 PMCommunication; Management; Leadership; Project Management; Business Analysis
This webinar will be worth 1 Leadership PDU until 2152021

Discover the 7 Steps of Intrinsic Motivation
What would it mean to your stakeholders project and career if you could consistently get 40 more productivity and commitment from your team members Do you think that it’s possible Studies by Dr Robert Hartman have shown that workers team members
clients stakeholders etc withhold on average 40 of their capacity He also discovered how to release that 40 latent reserve through “intrinsic validation”

If you could release that 40 latent reserve…
• How much more successful would your projects be if your team members gave you 40 more than they are currently
• Do you think your quality and performance would increase
• Would your team’s communication and cooperation be enhanced

In this presentation you will learn why extrinsic motivation may not work in the 21st century and how you can use the principles of RESPECT to lead
better

You will discover
• The 3 Dimensions of Value
• How value generation is the key to all success
• 7 Steps to Intrinsically Motivating people
• The important truth to getting 40 more

About Traci Duez
Traci earned a bachelors degree in chemistry from Case
Western Reserve University in Cleveland OH She entered the masters program in athletic coaching at The Ohio State University She has coached basketball at the high school and collegiate levels She was also a project manager for 17 years and directed over 100 consultants for an IT consulting firm

Traci has spoken to more than 23000 people over the past 9 years including over 70 PMI chapters including 4 PMI Global Congresses

Today she applies her background in science and
coaching to help Project Managers and executives
measurably improve their thinking and leaderships skills
using the breakthrough science of neuro-axiology

Youll learn more about her and neuro-axiology during this presentation as well as how to immediately apply your new knowledge to your career and your life
Getting Forty Percent More Cooperation and Productivity with Traci Duez - 1 Leadership PDU60 minutes
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*This webinar is worth 1 CEU for the following CompTIA certifications until 2/5/2020: A+, Network+, Security+, Cloud+, PenTest+, CySA+ and CASP.*

Abstract
Code is now running on just about everything. Threats from around the world, would like to damage our data, reputation, finances, and more. As such, we need to be as secure as possible. There’s lots of arrows to that quiver. One of them is application security. But more broadly we need to look at the whole product and ecosystem. We need to find security bugs in the products and systems we build, before bad actors do. In this presentation, cyber expert, Dr. DeMott, will walk us through the process of how developers and security pros should be conducting product pentests, to make sure IoT and other products are safe for us all. The steps, the tools, the wars stories, the experience: hope to see you there!

BIO
Dr. Jared DeMott is an information security expert. He’s the founder of VDA Labs, and previously served as a vulnerability analyst with the NSA. He holds a PhD from Michigan State University. He regularly speaks on vulnerabilities at conferences like RSA, DerbyCon, BlackHat, ToorCon, GrrCon, HITB, etc. He was a finalist in Microsoft’s BlueHat prize contest, which helped make Microsoft customers more secure. Dr. DeMott has been on three winning Defcon capture-the-flag teams, and has been an invited lecturer at prestigious institutions such as the United States Military Academy. Jared is also a Pluralsight author, a professor at DSU, and is often quoted online and has made TV appearances.
2/5/2019 1:00 PMInformation Security
This webinar is worth 1 CEU for the following CompTIA certifications until 252020 A Network Security Cloud PenTest CySA and CASP

Abstract
Code is now running on just about everything Threats from around the world would like to damage our data reputation finances and more As such we need to be as secure as possible There’s lots of arrows to that quiver One of them is application security But more broadly we need to look at the whole product and ecosystem We need to find security bugs in the products and systems we build before bad actors do In this presentation cyber expert Dr DeMott will walk us through the process of how developers and security pros should be conducting product pentests to make sure IoT and other products are safe for us all The steps the tools the wars stories the experience hope to see you there

BIO
Dr Jared DeMott is an information security expert He’s the founder of VDA Labs and previously served as a vulnerability analyst with the NSA He holds a PhD from Michigan State University He regularly speaks on vulnerabilities at conferences like RSA DerbyCon BlackHat ToorCon GrrCon HITB etc He was a finalist in Microsoft’s BlueHat prize contest which helped make Microsoft customers more secure Dr DeMott has been on three winning Defcon capture-the-flag teams and has been an invited lecturer at prestigious institutions such as the United States Military Academy Jared is also a Pluralsight author a professor at DSU and is often quoted online and has made TV appearances
Hacking and Protecting IoT Devices with Dr Jared DeMott - 1 CEU60 minutes
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JavaScript and its ecosystem can be complex. What if you could learn a framework and be productive right away? We'll learn the basics of Vue.js and show how to get an app running in less than a minute! We'll explore what makes Vue unique, how to get started, and cover the fundamentals you need to produce web apps in today's environment. We'll touch on data bindings, templates, components, routing, state management, and the Vue CLI. You'll walk away knowing why Vue is one of the hottest rising stars in the Web world and how to take create apps on your own.

Speaker Bio
John Papa is a Google Developer Expert, Microsoft Regional Director and MVP, author of 100+ articles and 10 books, and a former technology Evangelist for Microsoft client teams. He specializes in professional application development with technologies including HTML5, JavaScript, CSS, Angular, Gulp, Knockout, C#, and ASP.NET. He can often be found speaking around the world at keynotes and sessions for conferences such as ngConf, Build, MIX, PDC, TechEd, VSLive and AngleBrackets. John is a co-host of the popular Adventures in Angular podcast and formerly was the host of the show Silverlight TV on Channel 9 and hosted many events including the MIXer and Open Source Fest at major conferences. He currently enjoys authoring courses for Pluralsight. You can always find John at johnpapa.net or on twitter at @john_papa.

If you’re looking for more training from John Papa, including AngularJS, John has 20+ courses available via Pluralsight – https://www.pluralsight.com/authors/john-papa
1/30/2019 1:00 PMJavaScript; Programming
JavaScript and its ecosystem can be complex What if you could learn a framework and be productive right away Well learn the basics of Vuejs and show how to get an app running in less than a minute Well explore what makes Vue unique how to get started and cover the fundamentals you need to produce web apps in todays environment Well touch on data bindings templates components routing state management and the Vue CLI Youll walk away knowing why Vue is one of the hottest rising stars in the Web world and how to take create apps on your own

Speaker Bio
John Papa is a Google Developer Expert Microsoft Regional Director and MVP author of 100 articles and 10 books and a former technology Evangelist for Microsoft client teams He specializes in professional application development with technologies including HTML5 JavaScript CSS Angular Gulp Knockout C and ASPNET He can often be found speaking around the world at keynotes and sessions for conferences such as ngConf Build MIX PDC TechEd VSLive and AngleBrackets John is a co-host of the popular Adventures in Angular podcast and formerly was the host of the show Silverlight TV on Channel 9 and hosted many events including the MIXer and Open Source Fest at major conferences He currently enjoys authoring courses for Pluralsight You can always find John at johnpapanet or on twitter at @john_papa

If you’re looking for more training from John Papa including AngularJS John has 20 courses available via Pluralsight – httpswwwpluralsightcomauthorsjohn-papa
Introduction to Vue with John Papa Vuejs58 minutes
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*If you have a PMI certification, you can claim 0.5 Leadership PDU using information at bottom of description.*

Researchers at TalentSmart conducted a study with over a million people and found that those in the upper echelon of performance at work also tend to be highly self-aware (90% of them, in fact). By gaining a better sense of yourself and your personality, you increase your self-awareness and emotional intelligence. This in turn helps you find jobs, get promotions and improve your performance.

Jeff Baird, certified coach in the Big 5 Personalities (probably worth a google) & certified body language trainer will share the science of personalities and how we can leverage that knowledge in our careers.

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1/25/2019 1:00 PMCommunication; Management; Project Management; Leadership
If you have a PMI certification you can claim 05 Leadership PDU using information at bottom of description

Researchers at TalentSmart conducted a study with over a million people and found that those in the upper echelon of performance at work also tend to be highly self-aware 90 of them in fact By gaining a better sense of yourself and your personality you increase your self-awareness and emotional intelligence This in turn helps you find jobs get promotions and improve your performance

Jeff Baird certified coach in the Big 5 Personalities probably worth a google  certified body language trainer will share the science of personalities and how we can leverage that knowledge in our careers

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This webinar will look at the importance of aptitudes and attitudes as indicators and prerequisites for a successful data science career. We will not focus much on technical skills, since (as some experts say) skills can be taught, but aptitudes and passion are either natural characteristics within the individual or else dispositions to success that are inspired by leaders and teachers. The "seven C's" is a reference to the "seven seas" that have inspired explorers, scientists, and other humans for centuries to embark on many voyages of discovery. Similarly, data scientists explore vast and endless seas of data for new insights, new knowledge, and new understanding. The "seven C's" also refer to the seven (actually, 12) qualities (aptitudes and attitudes) of successful data scientists, all of which begin with the letter "C", including curious, creative, continuous life-long learner, plus other core characteristics! Join the webinar to learn more. Come for the data. Stay for the science.

Bio: Dr. Kirk Borne is the Principal Data Scientist and an Executive Advisor at global technology and consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton based in McLean, Virginia. In those roles, he focuses on applications of data science, data management, machine learning, machine intelligence, modeling, and simulation across a wide variety of disciplines. He also provides leadership and mentoring to multi-disciplinary teams of scientists, modelers, and data scientists. In addition, he consults with numerous external organizations, industries, agencies, and partners in the use of large data repositories and machine learning for discovery, decision support, and innovation. Previously, he was Professor of Astrophysics and Computational Science at George Mason University for 12 years where he did research, taught, and advised students in data science. Prior to that, Kirk spent nearly 20 years supporting data systems activities on NASA space science programs, including a role as NASA's Data Archive Project Scientist for the Hubble Space Telescope and a term as contract Program Manager in NASA's Space Science Data Operations Office. Dr. Borne has a B.S. degree Summa Cum Laude in Physics from LSU, and a Ph.D. in Astronomy from Caltech. In 2016 he was elected Fellow of the International Astrostatistics Association for his lifelong contributions to big data research in astronomy. He has presented invited keynote presentations at many dozens of data science and analytics conferences globally. He is an active contributor on social media, where he has been named consistently among the top worldwide influencers in big data and data science since 2013. You can follow him on Twitter at @KirkDBorne.
1/10/2019 1:00 PMData; Data Science
This webinar will look at the importance of aptitudes and attitudes as indicators and prerequisites for a successful data science career We will not focus much on technical skills since as some experts say skills can be taught but aptitudes and passion are either natural characteristics within the individual or else dispositions to success that are inspired by leaders and teachers The seven Cs is a reference to the seven seas that have inspired explorers scientists and other humans for centuries to embark on many voyages of discovery Similarly data scientists explore vast and endless seas of data for new insights new knowledge and new understanding The seven Cs also refer to the seven actually 12 qualities aptitudes and attitudes of successful data scientists all of which begin with the letter C including curious creative continuous life-long learner plus other core characteristics Join the webinar to learn more Come for the data Stay for the science

Bio Dr Kirk Borne is the Principal Data Scientist and an Executive Advisor at global technology and consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton based in McLean Virginia In those roles he focuses on applications of data science data management machine learning machine intelligence modeling and simulation across a wide variety of disciplines He also provides leadership and mentoring to multi-disciplinary teams of scientists modelers and data scientists In addition he consults with numerous external organizations industries agencies and partners in the use of large data repositories and machine learning for discovery decision support and innovation Previously he was Professor of Astrophysics and Computational Science at George Mason University for 12 years where he did research taught and advised students in data science Prior to that Kirk spent nearly 20 years supporting data systems activities on NASA space science programs including a role as NASAs Data Archive Project Scientist for the Hubble Space Telescope and a term as contract Program Manager in NASAs Space Science Data Operations Office Dr Borne has a BS degree Summa Cum Laude in Physics from LSU and a PhD in Astronomy from Caltech In 2016 he was elected Fellow of the International Astrostatistics Association for his lifelong contributions to big data research in astronomy He has presented invited keynote presentations at many dozens of data science and analytics conferences globally He is an active contributor on social media where he has been named consistently among the top worldwide influencers in big data and data science since 2013 You can follow him on Twitter at @KirkDBorne
The Journey to Data Science Maturity - Sailing the Seven Cs with Kirk Borne67 minutes
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An integral part to any DevOps effort involves automation. No longer do we wish to manage tens, hundreds or even thousands of servers by hand, even if that were possible. What we need is a programmatic way to create and configure servers, be those for local development, all the way to production.

This is where tools like Ansible come into play. Ansible offers us a way to define what our server configurations are to look like using plain-text, version-controlled configuration files.

Not only does this help with avoiding “snow-flakes”, but it promotes server configuration to participate in the SDLC, pulling server configuration closer to the developers.

In this session, we will explore what Ansible has to offer, decipher the Ansible terminology, and run some examples to configure a local server.

About the speaker
Raju Gandhi is a programmer, consultant, speaker, trainer and all around nice guy. He has worked in the software industry for over 15 years, with experience in both government and private sector. He is a strong advocate of functional programming, and a proponent of immutability across both hardware and software. You can find him online on twitter as @looselytyped, as well as his blog, https://www.looselytyped.com. He’s a speaker for the No Fluff Just Stuff Java conference series, who host UberCon, RichWeb, ArchCon, Angular Summits, etc., and does about 20 conferences a year. In his spare time, you will find Raju reading, playing with technology, or spending time with his wonderful and significantly better half.
12/13/2018 1:00 PMProgramming; DevOps
An integral part to any DevOps effort involves automation No longer do we wish to manage tens hundreds or even thousands of servers by hand even if that were possible What we need is a programmatic way to create and configure servers be those for local development all the way to production

This is where tools like Ansible come into play Ansible offers us a way to define what our server configurations are to look like using plain-text version-controlled configuration files

Not only does this help with avoiding “snow-flakes” but it promotes server configuration to participate in the SDLC pulling server configuration closer to the developers

In this session we will explore what Ansible has to offer decipher the Ansible terminology and run some examples to configure a local server

About the speaker
Raju Gandhi is a programmer consultant speaker trainer and all around nice guy He has worked in the software industry for over 15 years with experience in both government and private sector He is a strong advocate of functional programming and a proponent of immutability across both hardware and software You can find him online on twitter as @looselytyped as well as his blog httpswwwlooselytypedcom He’s a speaker for the No Fluff Just Stuff Java conference series who host UberCon RichWeb ArchCon Angular Summits etc and does about 20 conferences a year In his spare time you will find Raju reading playing with technology or spending time with his wonderful and significantly better half
I-a-a-C with Ansible with Raju Gandhi58 minutes
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The confidence gap is real. Research shows that compared with men, women don’t consider themselves as ready for promotions, they predict they’ll do worse on tests, and they generally underestimate their abilities. Success, it turns out, correlates just as closely with confidence as it does with competence. So, how can women take control, increase professional confidence and Stop Settling? And how can you, as leaders, impart these lessons to your own employees?

Speaker Bio:
Leslie Vickrey, CEO and Founder of ClearEdge Marketing, and Co-Founder of ARA (Attract, Retain and Advance women in tech), will share data from a women in tech survey that reveals the number one piece of advice for women revolves around being confident, along with real-world examples of her own experiences as well as those she’s mentored over the years.
Leslie will also interview special guest Dana Shaw-Arimoto, Executive and Leadership Team Coach, Advisor, Speaker, Author & CEO and Founder of Phoenix5 and the Stop Settling® movement, to share how the Stop Settling movement was born of a perfect storm of convergence and what you can do to help you and your employees achieve the success they desire.


Resources:
1. If you haven’t seen Amy Cuddy’s TED Talk around Power Posing and body language as it relates to confidence, we encourage you to watch it in advance of the webinar: https://www.ted.com/talks/amy_cuddy_your_body_language_shapes_who_you_are.

2. You can also take Dana’s 5-minute Stop Settling quiz (optional!) to determine where you are making unconscious decisions and/or trade-offs in life. https://phoenix5th.com/stop-settling 

3. When Women Are Chronically Unhappy at Work and How to Fix it - https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/322976

4. To request a copy of Dana's book and receive 50% off, simply send an email to Dana via answers@phoenix5th.com and put in the subject line: Stop Settling - Apex Webinar

5. Interested in learning more about ARA (www.aramentors.com) or having Leslie speak at your company? Reach Leslie at lvickrey@clearedgemarketing.com or https://www.clearedgemarketing.com/leslie-vickrey-speaking-opportunities/.

12/4/2018 1:00 PMCommunication; Leadership
The confidence gap is real Research shows that compared with men women don’t consider themselves as ready for promotions they predict they’ll do worse on tests and they generally underestimate their abilities Success it turns out correlates just as closely with confidence as it does with competence So how can women take control increase professional confidence and Stop Settling And how can you as leaders impart these lessons to your own employees

Speaker Bio
Leslie Vickrey CEO and Founder of ClearEdge Marketing and Co-Founder of ARA Attract Retain and Advance women in tech will share data from a women in tech survey that reveals the number one piece of advice for women revolves around being confident along with real-world examples of her own experiences as well as those she’s mentored over the years
Leslie will also interview special guest Dana Shaw-Arimoto Executive and Leadership Team Coach Advisor Speaker Author  CEO and Founder of Phoenix5 and the Stop Settling® movement to share how the Stop Settling movement was born of a perfect storm of convergence and what you can do to help you and your employees achieve the success they desire


Resources
1 If you haven’t seen Amy Cuddy’s TED Talk around Power Posing and body language as it relates to confidence we encourage you to watch it in advance of the webinar httpswwwtedcomtalksamy_cuddy_your_body_language_shapes_who_you_are

2 You can also take Dana’s 5-minute Stop Settling quiz optional to determine where you are making unconscious decisions andor trade-offs in life httpsphoenix5thcomstop-settling

3 When Women Are Chronically Unhappy at Work and How to Fix it - httpswwwentrepreneurcomarticle322976

4 To request a copy of Danas book and receive 50 off simply send an email to Dana via answers@phoenix5thcom and put in the subject line Stop Settling - Apex Webinar

5 Interested in learning more about ARA wwwaramentorscom or having Leslie speak at your company Reach Leslie at lvickrey@clearedgemarketingcom or httpswwwclearedgemarketingcomleslie-vickrey-speaking-opportunities

The Confidence Gap How Women Can Stop Settling Build Career Confidence  Get More Out of Life with Leslie Vickrey65 minutes
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**This session will be worth 1 Strategic PDU (Category B, self-report) until 11/29/2020!**

Many organizations are faced with project execution and experience high cost overruns and challenges to deliver the anticipated value. In working with many clients and reading study after study a root cause points to requirement issues. It could be missing requirements, too many requirements, conflicting requirements, or multiple interpretations of the same requirement.

In the end this challenge and struggle relates to how organizations are making and communicating decisions before, during and after projects. Decisions need to be made with the right information available at the right time.

In this session, Kupe will be discussing Decision Making. One of your main responsibilities is to help others make better decisions, and to make decisions yourself. If decisions are not made during a project nothing can get accomplished. Easier said than done right? Making a decision, especially when there isn’t consensus can be interesting to say the least. However, there are tools that can be used to help facilitate decision making – tools that will lead you and the team to the right decision. After this session, you will look at your role in a whole new light.

Session Objectives
• The Importance of Decision Making to increase the success of projects
• When you need to make decisions and the tools to help make them
• How you help others make decisions

Bio:
As the founder of KupeTalks, Kupe’s main objective is to help you connect, collaborate, and be ready for the future. For the past 20 years, Kupe has been helping organizations achieve business value with an improvisational advantage.

Kupe is an author, keynote speaker, coach and a trained improv actor. Some think Broccoli & Cheetos is an odd combination, but you will be delighted with Kupe’s combination of laughter and learning. Kupe is a connector and has a goal in life to meet everyone! So, drop what you’re doing and connect with him on LinkedIn now. Why are you still reading this…connect with Kupe?!
11/29/2018 1:00 PMManagement; Leadership; Project Management; Business Analysis
This session will be worth 1 Strategic PDU Category B self-report until 11292020

Many organizations are faced with project execution and experience high cost overruns and challenges to deliver the anticipated value In working with many clients and reading study after study a root cause points to requirement issues It could be missing requirements too many requirements conflicting requirements or multiple interpretations of the same requirement

In the end this challenge and struggle relates to how organizations are making and communicating decisions before during and after projects Decisions need to be made with the right information available at the right time

In this session Kupe will be discussing Decision Making One of your main responsibilities is to help others make better decisions and to make decisions yourself If decisions are not made during a project nothing can get accomplished Easier said than done right Making a decision especially when there isn’t consensus can be interesting to say the least However there are tools that can be used to help facilitate decision making – tools that will lead you and the team to the right decision After this session you will look at your role in a whole new light

Session Objectives
• The Importance of Decision Making to increase the success of projects
• When you need to make decisions and the tools to help make them
• How you help others make decisions

Bio
As the founder of KupeTalks Kupe’s main objective is to help you connect collaborate and be ready for the future For the past 20 years Kupe has been helping organizations achieve business value with an improvisational advantage

Kupe is an author keynote speaker coach and a trained improv actor Some think Broccoli  Cheetos is an odd combination but you will be delighted with Kupe’s combination of laughter and learning Kupe is a connector and has a goal in life to meet everyone So drop what you’re doing and connect with him on LinkedIn now Why are you still reading this…connect with Kupe
Decision Making Addressing the Question of Value with Kupe Kupersmith - 1 Strategic PDU 55 minutes
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*This webinar will be worth 1 Leadership PDU!*
Getting clear, concise, accurate requirements is the most difficult part of business analysis because people are unique and requirements are complex. This presentation provides tips and techniques for improving your requirements elicitation practices by better preparing for requirements gathering sessions.
• Consider unique stakeholder characteristics and how best to communicate with each individual
• Prepare for discussions with stakeholders about requirements by focusing on one type of requirement at a time
• Use intense, active listening to pick up on stakeholder concerns, assumptions, and differentiate between needs and wants

About Barbara Carkenord, CBAP®, PMI-PBA®, PMP®, PMI-ACP®, SAFe® POPM

Barbara is a leader in the business analysis profession providing training and consulting to help companies improve their analysis maturity, consistency, and effectiveness. She combines her entrepreneurial and business analysis experience with her love of education to promote the development of the business analysis practice. Barbara serves on the board of directors for the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA). During her career Barbara co-founded two successful companies and worked in varied industries including manufacturing, financial services, real estate, and software development. Barbara has worked as a leader, mentor, consultant, trainer, and instructional designer. She has written numerous books, articles, blogs, and training manuals all aimed at helping professionals enhance their skills including Seven Steps to Mastering Business Analysis.

Throughout her career Barbara has been passionate about enabling people and organizations to succeed through analysis. Analytical thinking allows organizations to increase their process efficiency and improve the quality of their products. Beginning her career in software development, early assignments allowed her to design systems which streamlined employee processes, increased the quality of information, and improved customer relationships.

Barbara’s focus on critical thinking and increasing business value drove her to help define the business analysis profession. As an early IIBA Member, she worked on the development of the worldwide standard for business analysis, the BABOK® Guide.
11/16/2018 1:00 PMBusiness Analysis; Project Management; Quality Assurance / Testing; Leadership

This webinar will be worth 1 Leadership PDU
Getting clear concise accurate requirements is the most difficult part of business analysis because people are unique and requirements are complex This presentation provides tips and techniques for improving your requirements elicitation practices by better preparing for requirements gathering sessions
• Consider unique stakeholder characteristics and how best to communicate with each individual
• Prepare for discussions with stakeholders about requirements by focusing on one type of requirement at a time
• Use intense active listening to pick up on stakeholder concerns assumptions and differentiate between needs and wants

About Barbara Carkenord CBAP® PMI-PBA® PMP® PMI-ACP® SAFe® POPM

Barbara is a leader in the business analysis profession providing training and consulting to help companies improve their analysis maturity consistency and effectiveness She combines her entrepreneurial and business analysis experience with her love of education to promote the development of the business analysis practice Barbara serves on the board of directors for the International Institute of Business Analysis IIBA During her career Barbara co-founded two successful companies and worked in varied industries including manufacturing financial services real estate and software development Barbara has worked as a leader mentor consultant trainer and instructional designer She has written numerous books articles blogs and training manuals all aimed at helping professionals enhance their skills including Seven Steps to Mastering Business Analysis

Throughout her career Barbara has been passionate about enabling people and organizations to succeed through analysis Analytical thinking allows organizations to increase their process efficiency and improve the quality of their products Beginning her career in software development early assignments allowed her to design systems which streamlined employee processes increased the quality of information and improved customer relationships

Barbara’s focus on critical thinking and increasing business value drove her to help define the business analysis profession As an early IIBA Member she worked on the development of the worldwide standard for business analysis the BABOK® Guide
Requirements Gathering It’s Not As Simple As It Sounds with Barbara Carkenord - 1 Leadership PDU60 minutes
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**This webinar will be worth 1 Leadership PDU until 11/8/2020!**

Subtitle: Learn the 7 steps to creating your purpose & getting more out of your life and career!

Abstract: In working with executive clients, many will say, “I still don’t know what I want to be when I grow up” or “I just haven’t found my purpose.” In today’s world, many people are ending their workday feeling exhausted, overwhelmed, and unfulfilled. Some are just biding their time waiting for the weekend or looking even further down the road to retirement. Even people who like their jobs often feel as though something is missing.

In this presentation, you will learn the top 7 reasons why you haven’t found your purpose. You will also walk through the 7 steps to resolving this problem and learn how to create a life that is fulfilling to you and adds value to your world.

PDU: Leadership

Our presenter is…
• A former high school and collegiate basketball coach
• She is a chemist by degree which makes her a little nerdy and has 15 years of experience in IT that makes her a little geeky
• Her career has included positions as a chemist, medical technologist, laboratory automation specialist, computer validation consultant, project manager, and director for an IT consulting firm
• She has spoken to over 23,000 project managers, business owners, and executives over the last 9 years
• Her picture has twice graced the cover of the Project Management Institute’s trade magazine, PMI Today
• She is one of the few women who umpire Little League Baseball and you may catch her on the field at the Little League World Series soon
• Today she owns her own business and is passionate about inspiring audiences to think better and get unstuck so they can achieve more of what they want in their life
• Not too bad for a girl who was afraid of public speaking until 2006
You’re in for a real treat… an inspiring and actionable presentation from the Thought Coach, Traci Duez (pronounced Do’ Ez)!

11/8/2018 1:00 PMLeadership; Management; Project Management
This webinar will be worth 1 Leadership PDU until 1182020

Subtitle Learn the 7 steps to creating your purpose  getting more out of your life and career

Abstract In working with executive clients many will say “I still don’t know what I want to be when I grow up” or “I just haven’t found my purpose” In today’s world many people are ending their workday feeling exhausted overwhelmed and unfulfilled Some are just biding their time waiting for the weekend or looking even further down the road to retirement Even people who like their jobs often feel as though something is missing

In this presentation you will learn the top 7 reasons why you haven’t found your purpose You will also walk through the 7 steps to resolving this problem and learn how to create a life that is fulfilling to you and adds value to your world

PDU Leadership

Our presenter is…
• A former high school and collegiate basketball coach
• She is a chemist by degree which makes her a little nerdy and has 15 years of experience in IT that makes her a little geeky
• Her career has included positions as a chemist medical technologist laboratory automation specialist computer validation consultant project manager and director for an IT consulting firm
• She has spoken to over 23000 project managers business owners and executives over the last 9 years
• Her picture has twice graced the cover of the Project Management Institute’s trade magazine PMI Today
• She is one of the few women who umpire Little League Baseball and you may catch her on the field at the Little League World Series soon
• Today she owns her own business and is passionate about inspiring audiences to think better and get unstuck so they can achieve more of what they want in their life
• Not too bad for a girl who was afraid of public speaking until 2006
You’re in for a real treat… an inspiring and actionable presentation from the Thought Coach Traci Duez pronounced Do’ Ez

Are you still trying to find your purpose Here’s a better option with Traci Duez - 1 Leadership PDU60 minutes
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Exploring Java 9: Part II
Java 9 is by far the biggest change to the Java language, the JDK, and the JVM. In this two part series we will explore the improvements, the additions. and the advances. In part II we focus on Java Modularization. We will look at the need for modularization, discuss the benefits it offers, and with a series of examples build and use Java 9 modules. We will also discuss how to transition from pre-Java 9 to Java 9 modules.

About the speaker
Dr. Venkat Subramaniam is an award-winning author, founder of Agile Developer, Inc., creator of agilelearner.com, and an instructional professor at the University of Houston.

He has trained and mentored thousands of software developers in the US, Canada, Europe, and Asia, and is a regularly-invited speaker at several international conferences. Venkat helps his clients effectively apply and succeed with sustainable agile practices on their software projects.

Venkat is a (co)author of multiple technical books, including the 2007 Jolt Productivity award winning book Practices of an Agile Developer. You can find a list of his books at agiledeveloper.com. You can reach him by email at venkats@agiledeveloper.com or on twitter at @venkat_s.
11/5/2018 1:00 PMJava; Programming
Exploring Java 9 Part II
Java 9 is by far the biggest change to the Java language the JDK and the JVM In this two part series we will explore the improvements the additions and the advances In part II we focus on Java Modularization We will look at the need for modularization discuss the benefits it offers and with a series of examples build and use Java 9 modules We will also discuss how to transition from pre-Java 9 to Java 9 modules

About the speaker
Dr Venkat Subramaniam is an award-winning author founder of Agile Developer Inc creator of agilelearnercom and an instructional professor at the University of Houston

He has trained and mentored thousands of software developers in the US Canada Europe and Asia and is a regularly-invited speaker at several international conferences Venkat helps his clients effectively apply and succeed with sustainable agile practices on their software projects

Venkat is a coauthor of multiple technical books including the 2007 Jolt Productivity award winning book Practices of an Agile Developer You can find a list of his books at agiledevelopercom You can reach him by email at venkats@agiledevelopercom or on twitter at @venkat_s
Exploring Java 9 Part 2 with Venkat Subramaniam90 minutes
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Exploring Java 9: Part I
Java 9 is by far the biggest change to the Java language, the JDK, and the JVM. In this two part series we will explore the improvements, the additions. and the advances. In part I we will look at the language level changes and the addition of new and highly valuable methods in the JDK. We will also discuss the benefits of the Java REPL—JShell.

About the speaker
Dr. Venkat Subramaniam is an award-winning author, founder of Agile Developer, Inc., creator of agilelearner.com, and an instructional professor at the University of Houston.
He has trained and mentored thousands of software developers in the US, Canada, Europe, and Asia, and is a regularly-invited speaker at several international conferences. Venkat helps his clients effectively apply and succeed with sustainable agile practices on their software projects.

Venkat is a (co)author of multiple technical books, including the 2007 Jolt Productivity award winning book Practices of an Agile Developer. You can find a list of his books at agiledeveloper.com. You can reach him by email at venkats@agiledeveloper.com or on twitter at @venkat_s.
10/30/2018 1:00 PMJava; Programming
Exploring Java 9 Part I
Java 9 is by far the biggest change to the Java language the JDK and the JVM In this two part series we will explore the improvements the additions and the advances In part I we will look at the language level changes and the addition of new and highly valuable methods in the JDK We will also discuss the benefits of the Java REPL—JShell

About the speaker
Dr Venkat Subramaniam is an award-winning author founder of Agile Developer Inc creator of agilelearnercom and an instructional professor at the University of Houston
He has trained and mentored thousands of software developers in the US Canada Europe and Asia and is a regularly-invited speaker at several international conferences Venkat helps his clients effectively apply and succeed with sustainable agile practices on their software projects

Venkat is a coauthor of multiple technical books including the 2007 Jolt Productivity award winning book Practices of an Agile Developer You can find a list of his books at agiledevelopercom You can reach him by email at venkats@agiledevelopercom or on twitter at @venkat_s
Exploring Java 9 Part 1 with Venkat Subramaniam90 minutes
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Abstract: How confident are you that your training is sticking? Studies show that most adult learning falls flat for one big reason: engagement. In this dynamic session, discover the 7 secrets to creating a dynamic training program guaranteed to stick. Find out how to ensure habits are formed after your training and practical ways to measure growth. Brian Bosché will reveal what training America's top brands has taught him about trends and what big training and development trends you can expect to see with the next generation.

Bio:
Brian Bosché is the CEO of The Millennial Solution. He is a bestselling author and regularly speaks at conferences around the world on Employee Retention, Finding Your Purpose At Work, and Leading a Multi-Generational team. Brian is a former national journalist and expert in storytelling. Brian is also a former founder and corproate executive who led an international training company serving clients on every continent except Antarctica.
10/18/2018 1:00 PMLeadership; Management
Abstract How confident are you that your training is sticking Studies show that most adult learning falls flat for one big reason engagement In this dynamic session discover the 7 secrets to creating a dynamic training program guaranteed to stick Find out how to ensure habits are formed after your training and practical ways to measure growth Brian Bosché will reveal what training Americas top brands has taught him about trends and what big training and development trends you can expect to see with the next generation

Bio
Brian Bosché is the CEO of The Millennial Solution He is a bestselling author and regularly speaks at conferences around the world on Employee Retention Finding Your Purpose At Work and Leading a Multi-Generational team Brian is a former national journalist and expert in storytelling Brian is also a former founder and corproate executive who led an international training company serving clients on every continent except Antarctica
7 Secrets to a Successful Training Program66 minutes
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*Talk will be worth 1 Leadership PDU until 10/10/2020!*

Session Abstract:
This session will focus on the required wide range of skills required to lead successful change initiatives. You will learn integrated ideas to immediately improve your ability to address the challenges that leading change of any type or scale.  Business & organizational agility, to include agile development transformations, can present unforeseen issues to can stall or kill your vision and goals. 

This program will show you ways to leverage new skills to become more successful in achieving your goals and reducing stress.

Objectives:
1.       Learn the framework that leads to successful change that sticks.
2.       Understand the keys to organizing and executing your plans.
3.       Understand intelligent change management for results, satisfaction and growth.
4.       Practice these techniques to collaborate, obtain feedback and improve.

Join Kevin for this session of practical learning and some laughs along the way.

Bring your team, spouse, neighbor or work colleague, because the new leadership model is a team sport.

Leave with a new source for courageous leadership and REAL practices that improve the process of working together with real people. 

Biography

Kevin D. Martin, PMP, PMI-ACP brings nearly four decades of leadership and project/program/portfolio experience in Information Technology, Call Center Operations and Project Management disciplines.  Actively involved in the vision & growth of this global award winning Alamo PMI chapter, his focus is building and leading high performing teams to achieve business value and sustainable success.  His talents have benefited numerous Fortune 200 companies in the Oil and Gas, Banking, and Financial Services industries, in addition to various sports, volunteer and community service organizations.

Kevin is a graduate of St. Mary’s University – Bachelor of Applied Sciences and a holds a Master of Business Administration M.B.A.- Finance from St. Mary's University, San Antonio, Texas.  He is a graduate of the University of Virginia’s Darden Executive Education Program and the Leadership Development Program (LDP) at The Center for Creative Leadership. 

Mr. Martin is a member of the faculty at the University of Texas – San Antonio, with a focus on project management and agile business practices to develop future leaders for delivering organizational and business value through innovation and continuous learning.

As a leadership thought leader and international speaker in high demand, he enjoys the variety and challenges at every scale of complexity and business development.  You can connect with him on social media, facilitating teams, through mentoring or discussing timely topics over food and drink with other friends and colleagues.

A long-time resident of San Antonio, Kevin is a voracious business & leadership reader and leader in community and civic organizations. He is a devoted husband to his wife of 38 years - Cheryl, and they are blessed with three adult children, Jennifer, Matthew and Allison, all of them are leaders in their own chosen professions.
10/10/2018 1:00 PMCommunication; Leadership; Management; Project Management
Talk will be worth 1 Leadership PDU until 10102020

Session Abstract
This session will focus on the required wide range of skills required to lead successful change initiatives You will learn integrated ideas to immediately improve your ability to address the challenges that leading change of any type or scale  Business  organizational agility to include agile development transformations can present unforeseen issues to can stall or kill your vision and goals 

This program will show you ways to leverage new skills to become more successful in achieving your goals and reducing stress

Objectives
1       Learn the framework that leads to successful change that sticks
2       Understand the keys to organizing and executing your plans
3       Understand intelligent change management for results satisfaction and growth
4       Practice these techniques to collaborate obtain feedback and improve

Join Kevin for this session of practical learning and some laughs along the way

Bring your team spouse neighbor or work colleague because the new leadership model is a team sport

Leave with a new source for courageous leadership and REAL practices that improve the process of working together with real people 

Biography

Kevin D Martin PMP PMI-ACP brings nearly four decades of leadership and projectprogramportfolio experience in Information Technology Call Center Operations and Project Management disciplines  Actively involved in the vision  growth of this global award winning Alamo PMI chapter his focus is building and leading high performing teams to achieve business value and sustainable success  His talents have benefited numerous Fortune 200 companies in the Oil and Gas Banking and Financial Services industries in addition to various sports volunteer and community service organizations

Kevin is a graduate of St Mary’s University – Bachelor of Applied Sciences and a holds a Master of Business Administration MBA- Finance from St Marys University San Antonio Texas  He is a graduate of the University of Virginia’s Darden Executive Education Program and the Leadership Development Program LDP at The Center for Creative Leadership 

Mr Martin is a member of the faculty at the University of Texas – San Antonio with a focus on project management and agile business practices to develop future leaders for delivering organizational and business value through innovation and continuous learning

As a leadership thought leader and international speaker in high demand he enjoys the variety and challenges at every scale of complexity and business development  You can connect with him on social media facilitating teams through mentoring or discussing timely topics over food and drink with other friends and colleagues

A long-time resident of San Antonio Kevin is a voracious business  leadership reader and leader in community and civic organizations He is a devoted husband to his wife of 38 years - Cheryl and they are blessed with three adult children Jennifer Matthew and Allison all of them are leaders in their own chosen professions
Courageous Leadership with Kevin Martin - 1 Leadership PDU60 minutes
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Getting Started with Kubernetes
How do you manage multiple containers that may need to be scaled out over time? Kubernetes to the rescue! Kubernetes is popular open-source system for automating deployment, scaling, and management of containerized applications. In this webinar, Dan Wahlin will discuss the role that Kubernetes plays, describe key concepts such as pods, nodes, and deployments, and show how you can get started using Kubernetes locally or in the cloud. If you've heard about Kubernetes but haven't made time to learn more about it then this is the webinar for you!

Bio:
Dan Wahlin founded Wahlin Consulting (https://codewithdan.com) which provides training, consulting and architecture services on Web technologies such as Angular, Node.js, Express, JavaScript, TypeScript, C#, ASP.NET Core, Web API, Microservices, and Docker. He’s also published many developer courses on Pluralsight.com and Udemy.com. Dan is a Docker Captain, Google GDE, Microsoft MVP and Regional Director and speaks at conferences and user groups around the world.  Dan has written several books on Web technologies, hundreds of technical articles and blog posts (https://blog.codewithdan.com) and runs the "Code with Dan Web Development Newsletter" - a great way to stay up on the latest technologies. Follow Dan on Twitter @DanWahlin.
10/5/2018 1:00 PMProgramming
Getting Started with Kubernetes
How do you manage multiple containers that may need to be scaled out over time Kubernetes to the rescue Kubernetes is popular open-source system for automating deployment scaling and management of containerized applications In this webinar Dan Wahlin will discuss the role that Kubernetes plays describe key concepts such as pods nodes and deployments and show how you can get started using Kubernetes locally or in the cloud If youve heard about Kubernetes but havent made time to learn more about it then this is the webinar for you

Bio
Dan Wahlin founded Wahlin Consulting httpscodewithdancom which provides training consulting and architecture services on Web technologies such as Angular Nodejs Express JavaScript TypeScript C ASPNET Core Web API Microservices and Docker He’s also published many developer courses on Pluralsightcom and Udemycom Dan is a Docker Captain Google GDE Microsoft MVP and Regional Director and speaks at conferences and user groups around the world  Dan has written several books on Web technologies hundreds of technical articles and blog posts httpsblogcodewithdancom and runs the Code with Dan Web Development Newsletter - a great way to stay up on the latest technologies Follow Dan on Twitter @DanWahlin
Getting Started with Kubernetes with Dan Wahlin 70 minutes
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Powerful Habits of Wildly Successful Customer Service Providers, Part II
82% of customers have stopped doing business with a company because of bad customer service that could have been prevented.
78% of consumers have bailed on a transaction because of bad customer service.
68% of customer churn could be avoided if the business resolved the customer’s issue during their first transaction.
With statistics like these, it is more important than ever to succeed at customer service; not just in initial interactions but also in resolving customer concerns. In this presentation, participants will learn how Jesse’s three vital steps can be utilized to address client concerns, resolve complaints, and ultimately create customer loyalty.

Bio:
Jesse B. Good is the expert in Next Generation Customer Service. Years of hands-on expertise in customer success, call centers, and entertainment have allowed him to facilitate more than one million customer service experiences. He has worked with small businesses, international organizations on every continent, and Fortune 500 companies from Adobe to Zions Bank. With training and tools based on twenty years of on-going research, Jesse helps organizations drive rapid, sustainable, and measurable change in service performance to dramatically improve business results and cultivate loyal customer relationships.
9/27/2018 1:00 PMCommunication; Customer Service
Powerful Habits of Wildly Successful Customer Service Providers Part II
82 of customers have stopped doing business with a company because of bad customer service that could have been prevented
78 of consumers have bailed on a transaction because of bad customer service
68 of customer churn could be avoided if the business resolved the customer’s issue during their first transaction
With statistics like these it is more important than ever to succeed at customer service; not just in initial interactions but also in resolving customer concerns In this presentation participants will learn how Jesse’s three vital steps can be utilized to address client concerns resolve complaints and ultimately create customer loyalty

Bio
Jesse B Good is the expert in Next Generation Customer Service Years of hands-on expertise in customer success call centers and entertainment have allowed him to facilitate more than one million customer service experiences He has worked with small businesses international organizations on every continent and Fortune 500 companies from Adobe to Zions Bank With training and tools based on twenty years of on-going research Jesse helps organizations drive rapid sustainable and measurable change in service performance to dramatically improve business results and cultivate loyal customer relationships
Powerful Habits of Wildly Successful Customer Service Providers Part II with Jesse B Good 31 minutes
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A Java Developer’s Journey in Kubernetes Land
Deploying your Java application in a Kubernetes cluster could feel like Alice in Wonderland. You keep going down the rabbit hole and don’t know how to make that ride comfortable. This no-slide and code-only session will explain how a Java application consisting of different microservices can be deployed in a Kubernetes cluster. Specifically, it will explain the following:
• Show a Java application with three microservices
• How this application is packaged as a Docker image
• Create Kubernetes manifests
• How Helm charts are created and hosted in a Helm repository
• Test in a local environment such as minikube
• Attach debugger (may need to find out if tooling exists in this area)
• Install Istio in k8s, show service visibility
• Install k8s on AWS
• Migrate application from a local cluster to a cluster on the Cloud
• Setup deployment pipeline using CodePipeline
• Use an Alexa skill to scale the application
• Change application, show A/B using Istio

Bio:
Arun Gupta is a Principal Technologist at Amazon Web Services. He is responsible for the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) strategy within AWS, and participates at CNCF Board and technical meetings actively. He particularly enjoys AMA on Containers and Serverless. He has built and led developer communities for several years at Sun, Oracle, Red Hat and Couchbase. He has extensive speaking experience in 40+ countries on myriad topics. Gupta also founded the Devoxx4Kids chapter in the US and continues to promote technology education among children. A prolific blogger, author of several books, an avid runner, a globe trotter, a Docker Captain, a Java Champion, a JUG leader, he is easily accessible at @arungupta on twitter.
 
9/24/2018 1:00 PMJava; Programming
 
A Java Developer’s Journey in Kubernetes Land
Deploying your Java application in a Kubernetes cluster could feel like Alice in Wonderland You keep going down the rabbit hole and don’t know how to make that ride comfortable This no-slide and code-only session will explain how a Java application consisting of different microservices can be deployed in a Kubernetes cluster Specifically it will explain the following
• Show a Java application with three microservices
• How this application is packaged as a Docker image
• Create Kubernetes manifests
• How Helm charts are created and hosted in a Helm repository
• Test in a local environment such as minikube
• Attach debugger may need to find out if tooling exists in this area
• Install Istio in k8s show service visibility
• Install k8s on AWS
• Migrate application from a local cluster to a cluster on the Cloud
• Setup deployment pipeline using CodePipeline
• Use an Alexa skill to scale the application
• Change application show AB using Istio

Bio
Arun Gupta is a Principal Technologist at Amazon Web Services He is responsible for the Cloud Native Computing Foundation CNCF strategy within AWS and participates at CNCF Board and technical meetings actively He particularly enjoys AMA on Containers and Serverless He has built and led developer communities for several years at Sun Oracle Red Hat and Couchbase He has extensive speaking experience in 40 countries on myriad topics Gupta also founded the Devoxx4Kids chapter in the US and continues to promote technology education among children A prolific blogger author of several books an avid runner a globe trotter a Docker Captain a Java Champion a JUG leader he is easily accessible at @arungupta on twitter
 
A Java Developer’s Journey in Kubernetes Land with Arun Gupta 58 minutes
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Summary: summarizes the 5 levels of analytics maturity in organizations and how to derive insights from them: Descriptive, Diagnostic, Predictive, Prescriptive, Cognitive

Bio: Dr. Kirk Borne is the Principal Data Scientist and an Executive Advisor at global technology and consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton based in McLean, Virginia. In those roles, he focuses on applications of data science, data management, machine learning, machine intelligence, modeling, and simulation across a wide variety of disciplines. He also provides leadership and mentoring to multi-disciplinary teams of scientists, modelers, and data scientists. In addition, he consults with numerous external organizations, industries, agencies, and partners in the use of large data repositories and machine learning for discovery, decision support, and innovation. Previously, he was Professor of Astrophysics and Computational Science at George Mason University for 12 years where he did research, taught, and advised students in data science. Prior to that, Kirk spent nearly 20 years supporting data systems activities on NASA space science programs, including a role as NASA's Data Archive Project Scientist for the Hubble Space Telescope and a term as contract Program Manager in NASA's Space Science Data Operations Office. Dr. Borne has a B.S. degree Summa Cum Laude in Physics from LSU, and a Ph.D. in Astronomy from Caltech. In 2016 he was elected Fellow of the International Astrostatistics Association for his lifelong contributions to big data research in astronomy. He has presented invited keynote presentations at many dozens of data science and analytics conferences globally. He is an active contributor on social media, where he has been named consistently among the top worldwide influencers in big data and data science since 2013. You can follow him on Twitter at @KirkDBorne.
9/19/2018 1:00 PMArtificial Intelligence (AI); Business Intelligence; Data; Data Science; Digital
Summary summarizes the 5 levels of analytics maturity in organizations and how to derive insights from them Descriptive Diagnostic Predictive Prescriptive Cognitive

Bio Dr Kirk Borne is the Principal Data Scientist and an Executive Advisor at global technology and consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton based in McLean Virginia In those roles he focuses on applications of data science data management machine learning machine intelligence modeling and simulation across a wide variety of disciplines He also provides leadership and mentoring to multi-disciplinary teams of scientists modelers and data scientists In addition he consults with numerous external organizations industries agencies and partners in the use of large data repositories and machine learning for discovery decision support and innovation Previously he was Professor of Astrophysics and Computational Science at George Mason University for 12 years where he did research taught and advised students in data science Prior to that Kirk spent nearly 20 years supporting data systems activities on NASA space science programs including a role as NASAs Data Archive Project Scientist for the Hubble Space Telescope and a term as contract Program Manager in NASAs Space Science Data Operations Office Dr Borne has a BS degree Summa Cum Laude in Physics from LSU and a PhD in Astronomy from Caltech In 2016 he was elected Fellow of the International Astrostatistics Association for his lifelong contributions to big data research in astronomy He has presented invited keynote presentations at many dozens of data science and analytics conferences globally He is an active contributor on social media where he has been named consistently among the top worldwide influencers in big data and data science since 2013 You can follow him on Twitter at @KirkDBorne
Cognitive Analytics -- Beyond Information Mining to Insight Mining from Big Data with Kirk Borne72 minutes
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Summary: illustrates the power of one particular type of machine learning and data science -- clustering -- to bring value to organizations, including customer personalization and pattern discovery in big data

Bio:
Dr. Kirk Borne is the Principal Data Scientist and an Executive Advisor at global technology and consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton based in McLean, Virginia. In those roles, he focuses on applications of data science, data management, machine learning, machine intelligence, modeling, and simulation across a wide variety of disciplines. He also provides leadership and mentoring to multi-disciplinary teams of scientists, modelers, and data scientists. In addition, he consults with numerous external organizations, industries, agencies, and partners in the use of large data repositories and machine learning for discovery, decision support, and innovation. Previously, he was Professor of Astrophysics and Computational Science at George Mason University for 12 years where he did research, taught, and advised students in data science. Prior to that, Kirk spent nearly 20 years supporting data systems activities on NASA space science programs, including a role as NASA's Data Archive Project Scientist for the Hubble Space Telescope and a term as contract Program Manager in NASA's Space Science Data Operations Office. Dr. Borne has a B.S. degree Summa Cum Laude in Physics from LSU, and a Ph.D. in Astronomy from Caltech. In 2016 he was elected Fellow of the International Astrostatistics Association for his lifelong contributions to big data research in astronomy. He has presented invited keynote presentations at many dozens of data science and analytics conferences globally. He is an active contributor on social media, where he has been named consistently among the top worldwide influencers in big data and data science since 2013. You can follow him on Twitter at @KirkDBorne.
9/14/2018 1:00 PMArtificial Intelligence (AI); Data; Data Science
Summary illustrates the power of one particular type of machine learning and data science -- clustering -- to bring value to organizations including customer personalization and pattern discovery in big data

Bio
Dr Kirk Borne is the Principal Data Scientist and an Executive Advisor at global technology and consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton based in McLean Virginia In those roles he focuses on applications of data science data management machine learning machine intelligence modeling and simulation across a wide variety of disciplines He also provides leadership and mentoring to multi-disciplinary teams of scientists modelers and data scientists In addition he consults with numerous external organizations industries agencies and partners in the use of large data repositories and machine learning for discovery decision support and innovation Previously he was Professor of Astrophysics and Computational Science at George Mason University for 12 years where he did research taught and advised students in data science Prior to that Kirk spent nearly 20 years supporting data systems activities on NASA space science programs including a role as NASAs Data Archive Project Scientist for the Hubble Space Telescope and a term as contract Program Manager in NASAs Space Science Data Operations Office Dr Borne has a BS degree Summa Cum Laude in Physics from LSU and a PhD in Astronomy from Caltech In 2016 he was elected Fellow of the International Astrostatistics Association for his lifelong contributions to big data research in astronomy He has presented invited keynote presentations at many dozens of data science and analytics conferences globally He is an active contributor on social media where he has been named consistently among the top worldwide influencers in big data and data science since 2013 You can follow him on Twitter at @KirkDBorne
Clustering Techniques and Applications -- From Validation to Value with Kirk Borne 71 minutes
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*This session will be worth 1 Technical PDU until 9/5/2020! Go to https://ccrs.pmi.org, then "REPORT PDUS" --> "Education” --> Course or Training, https://ccrs.pmi.org/claim/new/Class --> Course name or ID = MEETMGCP1*

Abstract:
Meetings can be the bane or blessing of any project environment. From the opening seconds, they're an opportunity for success or failure. In this dynamic workshop, Carl hammers through the critical ways to encourage positive participation and to get those around you to actually look forward to attending!

This one-hour workshop drives home the powerful message of how to effectively turn mundane project meetings into something special. Carl walks through some of the critical success factors for running meetings with points that people will remember and with the efficiency to get the job done.

Speaker Bio:
Carl Pritchard is the principal and founder of Pritchard Management Associates. He is recognized lecturer, author, researcher, and instructor. As a lecturer he is considered a leading authority on risk and communications management and presents on a variety of management topics, ranging from project essentials to the complexities of network diagramming and team motivation. As an author and researcher, he has published articles on project management language, advances in risk management, and on the challenges of training on the Internet. His work as an instructor has taken him around the world, training with some of the leading international training organizations, as well as for private clients and the Project Management Institute®. He is the U.S. Correspondent for the U.K. project management journal, Project Manager Today.
9/5/2018 1:00 PMCommunication; Leadership; Management; Project Management; Business Analysis
This session will be worth 1 Technical PDU until 952020 Go to httpsccrspmiorg then REPORT PDUS -- Education” -- Course or Training httpsccrspmiorgclaimnewClass -- Course name or ID = MEETMGCP1

Abstract
Meetings can be the bane or blessing of any project environment From the opening seconds theyre an opportunity for success or failure In this dynamic workshop Carl hammers through the critical ways to encourage positive participation and to get those around you to actually look forward to attending

This one-hour workshop drives home the powerful message of how to effectively turn mundane project meetings into something special Carl walks through some of the critical success factors for running meetings with points that people will remember and with the efficiency to get the job done

Speaker Bio
Carl Pritchard is the principal and founder of Pritchard Management Associates He is recognized lecturer author researcher and instructor As a lecturer he is considered a leading authority on risk and communications management and presents on a variety of management topics ranging from project essentials to the complexities of network diagramming and team motivation As an author and researcher he has published articles on project management language advances in risk management and on the challenges of training on the Internet His work as an instructor has taken him around the world training with some of the leading international training organizations as well as for private clients and the Project Management Institute® He is the US Correspondent for the UK project management journal Project Manager Today
Making Meeting Magic with Carl Pritchard - 1 Technical PDU60 minutes
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Powerful Habits of Wildly Successful Customer Service Providers, Part I
Every organization recognizes that superior customer service is a competitive advantage. Surprisingly, less than 10% offer customer service specific training to employees. This session explores the definition of customer service, why great service is a business necessity, and exactly what superior service looks like. Participants will receive education on how better customer service builds business relationships, retains customers, and creates more engaged employees. Attendees will also learn Jesse’s three vital steps for delivering effective customer service in every interaction.

Bio:
Jesse B. Good is the expert in Next Generation Customer Service. Years of hands-on expertise in customer success, call centers, and entertainment have allowed him to facilitate more than one million customer service experiences. He has worked with small businesses, international organizations on every continent, and Fortune 500 companies from Adobe to Zions Bank. With training and tools based on twenty years of on-going research, Jesse helps organizations drive rapid, sustainable, and measurable change in service performance to dramatically improve business results and cultivate loyal customer relationships.
8/24/2018 1:00 PMCommunication; Customer Service
Powerful Habits of Wildly Successful Customer Service Providers Part I
Every organization recognizes that superior customer service is a competitive advantage Surprisingly less than 10 offer customer service specific training to employees This session explores the definition of customer service why great service is a business necessity and exactly what superior service looks like Participants will receive education on how better customer service builds business relationships retains customers and creates more engaged employees Attendees will also learn Jesse’s three vital steps for delivering effective customer service in every interaction

Bio
Jesse B Good is the expert in Next Generation Customer Service Years of hands-on expertise in customer success call centers and entertainment have allowed him to facilitate more than one million customer service experiences He has worked with small businesses international organizations on every continent and Fortune 500 companies from Adobe to Zions Bank With training and tools based on twenty years of on-going research Jesse helps organizations drive rapid sustainable and measurable change in service performance to dramatically improve business results and cultivate loyal customer relationships
 Powerful Habits of Wildly Successful Customer Service Providers Part I with Jesse B Good40 minutes
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Redux has fast become one of the pillars for state management in the modern era of web application development. Though tiny, it packs a punch, and in this session we will explore the principles behind redux and see how to use it in our web applications. We will start with the three principles of redux, then look at actions (and action creators), reducers, and finally the store, and how these three simple pieces allow us to reason about our code. We will also see how Redux DevTools can help us debug our applications easily, as well as some benefits of immutability such as time-travel.

About the speaker
Raju Gandhi is a programmer, consultant, speaker, trainer and all around nice guy. He has worked in the software industry for over 15 years, with experience in both government and private sector. He is a strong advocate of functional programming, and a proponent of immutability across both hardware and software. You can find him online on twitter as @looselytyped, as well as his blog, https://www.looselytyped.com. He’s a speaker for the No Fluff Just Stuff Java conference series, who host UberCon, RichWeb, ArchCon, Angular Summits, etc., and does about 20 conferences a year. In his spare time, you will find Raju reading, playing with technology, or spending time with his wonderful and significantly better half.
8/15/2018 1:00 PMProgramming; JavaScript
Redux has fast become one of the pillars for state management in the modern era of web application development Though tiny it packs a punch and in this session we will explore the principles behind redux and see how to use it in our web applications We will start with the three principles of redux then look at actions and action creators reducers and finally the store and how these three simple pieces allow us to reason about our code We will also see how Redux DevTools can help us debug our applications easily as well as some benefits of immutability such as time-travel

About the speaker
Raju Gandhi is a programmer consultant speaker trainer and all around nice guy He has worked in the software industry for over 15 years with experience in both government and private sector He is a strong advocate of functional programming and a proponent of immutability across both hardware and software You can find him online on twitter as @looselytyped as well as his blog httpswwwlooselytypedcom He’s a speaker for the No Fluff Just Stuff Java conference series who host UberCon RichWeb ArchCon Angular Summits etc and does about 20 conferences a year In his spare time you will find Raju reading playing with technology or spending time with his wonderful and significantly better half
Redux with Raju Gandhi60 minutes
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ASP.NET Core provides a great way to build and run web apps on multiple operating systems (Windows, Mac, or Linux). In this talk, Microsoft MVP and Regional Director Dan Wahlin will show how you can leverage Docker containers to develop apps locally while easily deploying them to different environments. You'll learn about Windows and Linux container options for building and running code, learn how to build custom images using dockerfiles, see Docker Compose in action, and much more!

Bio:
Dan Wahlin founded Wahlin Consulting (https://codewithdan.com) which provides training, consulting and architecture services on Web technologies such as Angular, Node.js, Express, JavaScript, TypeScript, C#, ASP.NET Core, Web API, Microservices, and Docker. He’s also published many developer courses on Pluralsight.com and Udemy.com. Dan is a Docker Captain, Google GDE, Microsoft MVP and Regional Director and speaks at conferences and user groups around the world.  Dan has written several books on Web technologies, hundreds of technical articles and blog posts (https://blog.codewithdan.com) and runs the "Code with Dan Web Development Newsletter" - a great way to stay up on the latest technologies. Follow Dan on Twitter @DanWahlin.
8/10/2018 1:00 PM.NET ; Programming
ASPNET Core provides a great way to build and run web apps on multiple operating systems Windows Mac or Linux In this talk Microsoft MVP and Regional Director Dan Wahlin will show how you can leverage Docker containers to develop apps locally while easily deploying them to different environments Youll learn about Windows and Linux container options for building and running code learn how to build custom images using dockerfiles see Docker Compose in action and much more

Bio
Dan Wahlin founded Wahlin Consulting httpscodewithdancom which provides training consulting and architecture services on Web technologies such as Angular Nodejs Express JavaScript TypeScript C ASPNET Core Web API Microservices and Docker He’s also published many developer courses on Pluralsightcom and Udemycom Dan is a Docker Captain Google GDE Microsoft MVP and Regional Director and speaks at conferences and user groups around the world  Dan has written several books on Web technologies hundreds of technical articles and blog posts httpsblogcodewithdancom and runs the Code with Dan Web Development Newsletter - a great way to stay up on the latest technologies Follow Dan on Twitter @DanWahlin
Containerizing ASPNET Core Apps with Dan Wahlin75 minutes
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Green Chemistry is an ongoing attempt to address the problems that chemicals and chemical processes can sometimes cause to the environment. Emerging in the 1990's, Green Chemistry primarily addressed issues within the synthetic chemistry industry. At that time, the EPA and UMass published a 12 Principles Checklist, as a way to reduce both the environmental impact and the potential negative health effects of chemicals and chemical synthesis. Removing hazardous materials from materials and processes decreases hazard-related costs associated with handling, transportation, disposal, and compliance. What began as a way to reduce waste, cost and toxicity has since become the source of amazing insights and innovation creating new materials ranging from water harvesting to Alzheimer treatment. Through Green Chemistry, environmentally benign alternatives to current materials and technologies can be systematically introduced across all types of manufacturing to promote a more environmentally and economically sustainable future. Please join us as we discuss the history, successes and potential of a new and better way of thinking about chemistry!



Speaker Bio:

Norman Fraley has spent the past 30 years in the field of Analytical Chemistry finding trace compounds for NASA, food, environmental, agrichem and clinical diagnostics. However, after spending a year in Ethiopia, he became an advocate for the creation of robust and durable analytical tools that could be used in developing countries where resources and power are unreliable at best. Currently, Norman is the Executive Director of the Frölich Institute for Research in Sustainable Technology, and is a Co-Lead Faculty member at Wake Forest University in the graduate program for the Science of Sustainability focusing on Biomass and Bioenergy.

7/26/2018 1:00 PMScience
Green Chemistry is an ongoing attempt to address the problems that chemicals and chemical processes can sometimes cause to the environment Emerging in the 1990s Green Chemistry primarily addressed issues within the synthetic chemistry industry At that time the EPA and UMass published a 12 Principles Checklist as a way to reduce both the environmental impact and the potential negative health effects of chemicals and chemical synthesis Removing hazardous materials from materials and processes decreases hazard-related costs associated with handling transportation disposal and compliance What began as a way to reduce waste cost and toxicity has since become the source of amazing insights and innovation creating new materials ranging from water harvesting to Alzheimer treatment Through Green Chemistry environmentally benign alternatives to current materials and technologies can be systematically introduced across all types of manufacturing to promote a more environmentally and economically sustainable future Please join us as we discuss the history successes and potential of a new and better way of thinking about chemistry



Speaker Bio

Norman Fraley has spent the past 30 years in the field of Analytical Chemistry finding trace compounds for NASA food environmental agrichem and clinical diagnostics However after spending a year in Ethiopia he became an advocate for the creation of robust and durable analytical tools that could be used in developing countries where resources and power are unreliable at best Currently Norman is the Executive Director of the Frölich Institute for Research in Sustainable Technology and is a Co-Lead Faculty member at Wake Forest University in the graduate program for the Science of Sustainability focusing on Biomass and Bioenergy

Principles of Green Chemistry47 minutes
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**This Talk is worth 1 Technical PDU (self-report under Category B) until 7/24/2020!**

More and more organizations are realizing that in order to achieve business agility they need to go beyond implementing agile in specific teams/projects. Real agility requires scaling agile to the program/portfolio/enterprise level. In this session we will explore the options organizations have when looking to scale agile, with an emphasis on SAFe(tm) - the Scaled Agile Framework - one of the most popular options these days.

Learning Objectives:
• When does it make sense to Scale Agile
• What are the leading scaling approaches
• An introduction to SAFe's Big Picture and implementation configurations
• How to implement SAFe - The Implementation Roadmap
• Typical Results of implementing SAFe
• Key risks/red flags to be aware of when implementing SAFe

Bio:
With over 24 years in IT/Technology, Yuval has been helping AgileSparks enterprise clients scale agile since 2009, working with companies such as Intel, Siemens, Amdocs, HP, Nice Actimize, Eagle Investments. He is a SAFe Program Consultant Trainer (SPCT4) You can check out his thinking on the AgileSparks blog, in his popular personal blog at YuvalYeret.com or in his book “Holy Land Kanban”. Yuval is currently based in Boston with a focus both on enterprise agility and SAFe as well as wider organizational agility and especially Agile Marketing. 
7/24/2018 1:00 PMAgile
This Talk is worth 1 Technical PDU self-report under Category B until 7242020

More and more organizations are realizing that in order to achieve business agility they need to go beyond implementing agile in specific teamsprojects Real agility requires scaling agile to the programportfolioenterprise level In this session we will explore the options organizations have when looking to scale agile with an emphasis on SAFetm - the Scaled Agile Framework - one of the most popular options these days

Learning Objectives
• When does it make sense to Scale Agile
• What are the leading scaling approaches
• An introduction to SAFes Big Picture and implementation configurations
• How to implement SAFe - The Implementation Roadmap
• Typical Results of implementing SAFe
• Key risksred flags to be aware of when implementing SAFe

Bio
With over 24 years in ITTechnology Yuval has been helping AgileSparks enterprise clients scale agile since 2009 working with companies such as Intel Siemens Amdocs HP Nice Actimize Eagle Investments He is a SAFe Program Consultant Trainer SPCT4 You can check out his thinking on the AgileSparks blog in his popular personal blog at YuvalYeretcom or in his book “Holy Land Kanban” Yuval is currently based in Boston with a focus both on enterprise agility and SAFe as well as wider organizational agility and especially Agile Marketing 
Foundations of Scaling Agile w SAFe with Yuval Yeret - 1 Technical PDU 60 minutes
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DevOps is a set of practices, tools, and teamwork methodologies that contribute to a faster, more reliable software release cycle. This closer relationship between IT Operations and Development personnel is challenging, to say the least. In this session, Pluralsight author and Microsoft MVP Tim Warner provides practical guidance on how and why an IT Operations professional can get comfortable and proficient with basic development practices. Overcome your learning curve and embrace agility!
7/18/2018 1:00 PMCloud; DevOps; Infrastructure
DevOps is a set of practices tools and teamwork methodologies that contribute to a faster more reliable software release cycle This closer relationship between IT Operations and Development personnel is challenging to say the least In this session Pluralsight author and Microsoft MVP Tim Warner provides practical guidance on how and why an IT Operations professional can get comfortable and proficient with basic development practices Overcome your learning curve and embrace agility
You Can Lead an IT Ops Professional to Development with Tim Warner  DevOps 55 minutes
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Have you heard about Docker and containers but wondered what all the hype is about? Do containers apply to you and the apps you build? In this webinar Dan Wahlin (a member of the Docker "Captains" group) will walk you through the significant benefits that containers can offer developers and devops alike. You'll also learn how to get started using containers to develop against "real" servers and "containerize" your apps to make them easier to move between different environments. Come join us for a solid hour of Docker fun!

Bio:
Dan Wahlin founded Wahlin Consulting (https://codewithdan.com) which provides training, consulting and architecture services on Web technologies such as Angular, Node.js, Express, JavaScript, TypeScript, C#, ASP.NET Core, Web API, Microservices, and Docker. He’s also published many developer courses on Pluralsight.com and Udemy.com. Dan is a Docker Captain, Google GDE, Microsoft MVP and Regional Director and speaks at conferences and user groups around the world.  Dan has written several books on Web technologies, hundreds of technical articles and blog posts (https://blog.codewithdan.com) and runs the "Code with Dan Web Development Newsletter" - a great way to stay up on the latest technologies. Follow Dan on Twitter @DanWahlin.
7/13/2018 1:00 PMProgramming; DevOps
Have you heard about Docker and containers but wondered what all the hype is about Do containers apply to you and the apps you build In this webinar Dan Wahlin a member of the Docker Captains group will walk you through the significant benefits that containers can offer developers and devops alike Youll also learn how to get started using containers to develop against real servers and containerize your apps to make them easier to move between different environments Come join us for a solid hour of Docker fun

Bio
Dan Wahlin founded Wahlin Consulting httpscodewithdancom which provides training consulting and architecture services on Web technologies such as Angular Nodejs Express JavaScript TypeScript C ASPNET Core Web API Microservices and Docker He’s also published many developer courses on Pluralsightcom and Udemycom Dan is a Docker Captain Google GDE Microsoft MVP and Regional Director and speaks at conferences and user groups around the world  Dan has written several books on Web technologies hundreds of technical articles and blog posts httpsblogcodewithdancom and runs the Code with Dan Web Development Newsletter - a great way to stay up on the latest technologies Follow Dan on Twitter @DanWahlin
Docker for Web Developers with Dan Wahlin 84 minutes
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***This session is worth 1 Leadership PDU/CDU until 7/11/2020!  When claiming, type in 'The League of Analysts Inc' for Provider and 'Fail Fast – Fail Safe with Bob the BA' in the “Activity” box.***

Why is it we value people who don’t fail when research has shown you need to fail to maximize your learning to become significantly better when trying it again? Let’s face it, you didn’t just start walking without falling a few times first. In a corporate environment how can you fail in order to learn? This presentation will cover modern approaches that will set help you set yourself up to learn and develop your expertise more quickly, by failing – safely. You will learn techniques that can be used by business analysts and project managers that allow you to fail safely, and learn significantly deeper insights about your project solution and organization.

In business we are told from the very first day on the job that failure is bad. It’s as if not failing is more important than succeeding. We go to great lengths to avoid failure. We put ourselves into a make believe world where no mistakes can be made and we overwork ourselves to the point of exhaustion all in the name of 'not failing'. Deluded in the belief that failure isn’t an option, we are at a loss on how to handle failure. What can we do?

We learn more from the failures in our lives than we do in succeeding. If we can build a culture of failing fast and safe, not only will we have great project success, we will cause less long-term disruption, impacts to our stakeholders, and costly rework. Let’s build a strategy together on how to help your organization fail in a safe way and how to learn quickly from the failure to innovate new solutions and approaches for your projects.

Speaker Bio:
Bob Prentiss is a keynote speaker, author, mentor, coach and Business Analysis thought leader. Bob is passionate about helping you think, learn & work differently so you can become the best version of yourself. Bob is the CEO and founder of Bob the BA Training providing badass business analysis training, consulting and mentoring services. Bob the BA helps organizations transform their requirements practices utilizing modern techniques, an agile mindset and street-smart approaches to get the work done faster. Bob is CBAP® certified with 30 years of experience in corporate America; with a background in managing BA centers of excellence, assessing and managing BA maturity, quality, and competency. Bob has presented numerous keynote, workshops, seminars, conferences, and training sessions across North America. Bob is a founding member and past President of the IIBA® MSP Chapter.
7/11/2018 1:00 PMBusiness Analysis; Communication; Project Management; LeadershipBusiness Analysis, Communication, Project Management
This session is worth 1 Leadership PDUCDU until 7112020  When claiming type in The League of Analysts Inc for Provider and Fail Fast – Fail Safe with Bob the BA in the “Activity” box

Why is it we value people who don’t fail when research has shown you need to fail to maximize your learning to become significantly better when trying it again Let’s face it you didn’t just start walking without falling a few times first In a corporate environment how can you fail in order to learn This presentation will cover modern approaches that will set help you set yourself up to learn and develop your expertise more quickly by failing – safely You will learn techniques that can be used by business analysts and project managers that allow you to fail safely and learn significantly deeper insights about your project solution and organization

In business we are told from the very first day on the job that failure is bad It’s as if not failing is more important than succeeding We go to great lengths to avoid failure We put ourselves into a make believe world where no mistakes can be made and we overwork ourselves to the point of exhaustion all in the name of not failing Deluded in the belief that failure isn’t an option we are at a loss on how to handle failure What can we do

We learn more from the failures in our lives than we do in succeeding If we can build a culture of failing fast and safe not only will we have great project success we will cause less long-term disruption impacts to our stakeholders and costly rework Let’s build a strategy together on how to help your organization fail in a safe way and how to learn quickly from the failure to innovate new solutions and approaches for your projects

Speaker Bio
Bob Prentiss is a keynote speaker author mentor coach and Business Analysis thought leader Bob is passionate about helping you think learn  work differently so you can become the best version of yourself Bob is the CEO and founder of Bob the BA Training providing badass business analysis training consulting and mentoring services Bob the BA helps organizations transform their requirements practices utilizing modern techniques an agile mindset and street-smart approaches to get the work done faster Bob is CBAP® certified with 30 years of experience in corporate America; with a background in managing BA centers of excellence assessing and managing BA maturity quality and competency Bob has presented numerous keynote workshops seminars conferences and training sessions across North America Bob is a founding member and past President of the IIBA® MSP Chapter
Fail Fast - Fail Safe with Bob the BA 1 Leadership PDU  CDU 62 minutes
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React is a powerful library that enables building views in a functional style. React does not attempt to be a full blown SPA framework; rather it does one thing, and one thing really well, which is, render data to a view. In this session, you will get an introduction to react — we will see how to write our own react components, how inter-component communication works in react with props and event handlers, and do a brief look at the component lifecycle. Along the way, we will see how react leverages immutability to make it easier to reason about your application, as well as a glance at some of the tooling that exists in the react ecosystem.

Bio:
Raju Gandhi is a programmer, consultant, speaker, trainer and all around nice guy. He has worked in the software industry for over 15 years, with experience in both government and private sector. He is a strong advocate of functional programming, and a proponent of immutability across both hardware and software. You can find him online on twitter as @looselytyped, as well as his blog, https://www.looselytyped.com. He’s a speaker for the No Fluff Just Stuff Java conference series, who host UberCon, RichWeb, ArchCon, Angular Summits, etc., and does about 20 conferences a year. In his spare time, you will find Raju reading, playing with technology, or spending time with his wonderful and significantly better half. 
7/10/2018 1:00 PMJavaScript; Programming
React is a powerful library that enables building views in a functional style React does not attempt to be a full blown SPA framework; rather it does one thing and one thing really well which is render data to a view In this session you will get an introduction to react — we will see how to write our own react components how inter-component communication works in react with props and event handlers and do a brief look at the component lifecycle Along the way we will see how react leverages immutability to make it easier to reason about your application as well as a glance at some of the tooling that exists in the react ecosystem

Bio
Raju Gandhi is a programmer consultant speaker trainer and all around nice guy He has worked in the software industry for over 15 years with experience in both government and private sector He is a strong advocate of functional programming and a proponent of immutability across both hardware and software You can find him online on twitter as @looselytyped as well as his blog httpswwwlooselytypedcom He’s a speaker for the No Fluff Just Stuff Java conference series who host UberCon RichWeb ArchCon Angular Summits etc and does about 20 conferences a year In his spare time you will find Raju reading playing with technology or spending time with his wonderful and significantly better half 
React JS with Raju Gandhi 63 minutes
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This session highlights how both Microsoft 365 allows businesses to take a holistic approach to user, device and data security. In this tech talk, Andrew Bettany, Microsoft MVP for Windows, will discuss how you can demonstrate data security compliance, whilst bringing value and flexibility to your business.  Andrew will demonstrate high impact compliance tools including Azure Information Protection, Cloud App Security and Security and Compliance.

Bio:
Andrew Bettany is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP), recognized for his Windows expertise, and author of several publications including Windows exam certification prep, Microsoft official training materials and an author of video training materials for LinkedIn Learning and Pluralsight.

Having managed the IT Academy at the University of York, UK for 8 years, helping thousands of adult learners, he now focuses his time training and writing. As a Microsoft Certified Trainer, Andrew delivers learning and consultancy to businesses on a number of technical areas including Microsoft 365, Azure and Windows.

He has co-founded the “IT Masterclasses” series of short intensive technical courses, www.itmasterclasses.com and is passionate about helping others learn technology. He is a frequent speaker and proctor at Microsoft Ignite conferences worldwide.

Active on social media, Andrew can be found on LinkedIn Facebook and Twitter. He lives in a village just outside of the beautiful city of York in Yorkshire (UK).
6/28/2018 1:00 PMCloud; Infrastructure
This session highlights how both Microsoft 365 allows businesses to take a holistic approach to user device and data security In this tech talk Andrew Bettany Microsoft MVP for Windows will discuss how you can demonstrate data security compliance whilst bringing value and flexibility to your business  Andrew will demonstrate high impact compliance tools including Azure Information Protection Cloud App Security and Security and Compliance

Bio
Andrew Bettany is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional MVP recognized for his Windows expertise and author of several publications including Windows exam certification prep Microsoft official training materials and an author of video training materials for LinkedIn Learning and Pluralsight

Having managed the IT Academy at the University of York UK for 8 years helping thousands of adult learners he now focuses his time training and writing As a Microsoft Certified Trainer Andrew delivers learning and consultancy to businesses on a number of technical areas including Microsoft 365 Azure and Windows

He has co-founded the “IT Masterclasses” series of short intensive technical courses wwwitmasterclassescom and is passionate about helping others learn technology He is a frequent speaker and proctor at Microsoft Ignite conferences worldwide

Active on social media Andrew can be found on LinkedIn Facebook and Twitter He lives in a village just outside of the beautiful city of York in Yorkshire UK
Microsoft 365 All in One Solution with Andrew Bettany57 minutes
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***This webinar will be worth 1 PDU until 7/9/2020, which you can self-report as a Category B using the Leadership category!***

Companies want to be competitive. Yet, most companies are cutting back on innovation and creativity, focusing on cost cutting, people cutting and project cutting. This program is designed to provoke thought about the extent to which creativity supports project and business success. Participants learn how to tap into a team’s collective power of innovation to improve morale, reduce project risks and turn limited resources into renewable energy – all enhancing project outcomes. 

Speaker Bio:
Lisa DiTullio is the principal of Your Project Office, a PMI® Registered Education Provider and consulting organization dedicated to introducing project management as a business competency and enabling organizations to improve decision-making, instill accountability, and enhance communications. Her group offers training programs and advisory services supporting project/business management and team-building activities, as well as project office support services to organizations through an outsourced partnership.

Lisa is the editor of ProjectBestPractices, a quarterly newsletter from ProjectWorld, a regular contributor to the Silicon Valley PM and Project Connections blogs, a contributor to PM Network and a distance instructor for Prodevia Learning. She is also the author of Simple Solutions: How “Enterprise Project Management” Supported Harvard Pilgrim Health Care’s Journey from Near Collapse to #1 (iUniverse) and Project Team Dynamics: Enhancing Performance, Improving Results (Management Concepts) which was recently translated by The Publishing House of Electronics Industry in Beijing, China. Her third book, “The Government Manager’s Guide to Leading Teams” was just released. She is a recognized international speaker in her field.


6/7/2018 1:00 PMBusiness Analysis; Communication; Project Management; Leadership; ManagementBusiness Analysis, Communication, Project Management
This webinar will be worth 1 PDU until 792020 which you can self-report as a Category B using the Leadership category

Companies want to be competitive Yet most companies are cutting back on innovation and creativity focusing on cost cutting people cutting and project cutting This program is designed to provoke thought about the extent to which creativity supports project and business success Participants learn how to tap into a team’s collective power of innovation to improve morale reduce project risks and turn limited resources into renewable energy – all enhancing project outcomes 

Speaker Bio
Lisa DiTullio is the principal of Your Project Office a PMI® Registered Education Provider and consulting organization dedicated to introducing project management as a business competency and enabling organizations to improve decision-making instill accountability and enhance communications Her group offers training programs and advisory services supporting projectbusiness management and team-building activities as well as project office support services to organizations through an outsourced partnership

Lisa is the editor of ProjectBestPractices a quarterly newsletter from ProjectWorld a regular contributor to the Silicon Valley PM and Project Connections blogs a contributor to PM Network and a distance instructor for Prodevia Learning She is also the author of Simple Solutions How “Enterprise Project Management” Supported Harvard Pilgrim Health Care’s Journey from Near Collapse to 1 iUniverse and Project Team Dynamics Enhancing Performance Improving Results Management Concepts which was recently translated by The Publishing House of Electronics Industry in Beijing China Her third book “The Government Manager’s Guide to Leading Teams” was just released She is a recognized international speaker in her field


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Scala is a static typed, general-purpose programming language for the Java Virtual Machine (JVM) used in everything from data science to distributed computing. In this course, we will continue our introduction to the Scala programming language. In the second lesson, we cover apply, options, tuples, collections, and functions.

About Daniel Hinojosa:
Daniel Hinojosa is a programmer, consultant, instructor, speaker, and author. With over 20 years of experience, he does work for private, educational, and government institutions. Daniel loves JVM languages like Java, Groovy, and Scala; but also works with non-JVM languages like Haskell, Ruby, Python, LISP, C, C++. He is an avid Pomodoro Technique Practitioner and makes every attempt to learn a new programming language every year. Daniel is the author of Testing in Scala and video of Beginning Scala Programming Video Series for O’Reilly Publishing. For downtime, he enjoys reading, swimming, Legos, football, and cooking.
5/31/2018 1:00 PMJava; JavaScript; ProgrammingJava, JavaScript, Programming
Scala is a static typed general-purpose programming language for the Java Virtual Machine JVM used in everything from data science to distributed computing In this course we will continue our introduction to the Scala programming language In the second lesson we cover apply options tuples collections and functions

About Daniel Hinojosa
Daniel Hinojosa is a programmer consultant instructor speaker and author With over 20 years of experience he does work for private educational and government institutions Daniel loves JVM languages like Java Groovy and Scala; but also works with non-JVM languages like Haskell Ruby Python LISP C C He is an avid Pomodoro Technique Practitioner and makes every attempt to learn a new programming language every year Daniel is the author of Testing in Scala and video of Beginning Scala Programming Video Series for O’Reilly Publishing For downtime he enjoys reading swimming Legos football and cooking
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*This webinar is worth 1 Technical PDU until 5/14/2020, which you can claim by filling out PMI’s self-reporting PDU form with webinar title, company name of EGB Consulting, and labeling as technical category.*

Session Abstract:
The agile community has made great strides in improving the quality and speed of product delivery, evolving toward continuous delivery. What about product discovery? Can we align continuous product delivery with continuous product delivery? It is possible to overcome the immutable fact that product requirements are the source of so much uncertainty and waste? Can we balance satisfying customers with improving product viability through continuous product discovery? 

In my work with many product and engineering organizations, I have learned some key principles and practices that enlighten and energize product discovery. These include setting product context, clarifying outcomes and validation tests, amplifying collaboration, using Structured Conversations with Discovery Boards, and injecting visual models—with and beyond stories and story maps—to build shared understanding of the product. Indeed, agile discovery can accelerate delivery and help build better high-value products. 

About your Presenter

Ellen Gottesdiener is an Agile Product Coach and CEO of EBG Consulting, focused on helping product and development communities create valuable outcomes through product agility. Ellen is known in the agile community as an instigator and innovator for collaborative practices for agile product discovery and using skilled facilitation to enable healthy teamwork and strong organizations. 

She is an author of three books on product discovery and requirements, frequent speaker, and works with clients globally. In her spare time, she is Co-Producer of Boston’s Agile Product Open community and Director of Agile Alliance’s Agile Product Management initiative. You can connect digitally with Ellen via her Blog | Twitter | Newsletter | LinkedIn 

***This webinar will be worth 1 PDU, under Category: B-Continuing Education, for a period of 2 years from the date of the Talk (i.e. until 5/4/2020)!***
5/14/2018 1:00 PMAgile; Project ManagementAgile, Project Management
This webinar is worth 1 Technical PDU until 5142020 which you can claim by filling out PMI’s self-reporting PDU form with webinar title company name of EGB Consulting and labeling as technical category

Session Abstract
The agile community has made great strides in improving the quality and speed of product delivery evolving toward continuous delivery What about product discovery Can we align continuous product delivery with continuous product delivery It is possible to overcome the immutable fact that product requirements are the source of so much uncertainty and waste Can we balance satisfying customers with improving product viability through continuous product discovery 

In my work with many product and engineering organizations I have learned some key principles and practices that enlighten and energize product discovery These include setting product context clarifying outcomes and validation tests amplifying collaboration using Structured Conversations with Discovery Boards and injecting visual models—with and beyond stories and story maps—to build shared understanding of the product Indeed agile discovery can accelerate delivery and help build better high-value products 

About your Presenter

Ellen Gottesdiener is an Agile Product Coach and CEO of EBG Consulting focused on helping product and development communities create valuable outcomes through product agility Ellen is known in the agile community as an instigator and innovator for collaborative practices for agile product discovery and using skilled facilitation to enable healthy teamwork and strong organizations 

She is an author of three books on product discovery and requirements frequent speaker and works with clients globally In her spare time she is Co-Producer of Boston’s Agile Product Open community and Director of Agile Alliance’s Agile Product Management initiative You can connect digitally with Ellen via her Blog | Twitter | Newsletter | LinkedIn 

This webinar will be worth 1 PDU under Category B-Continuing Education for a period of 2 years from the date of the Talk ie until 542020
Amplify Discovery to Accelerate Delivery with Ellen Gottesdiener - 1 Technical PDU Introductory Agile Session52 minutes
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Scala is a static typed, general-purpose programming language for the Java Virtual Machine (JVM) used in everything from data science to distributed computing. In this course, you’ll get an introduction to the Scala programming language. In the first lesson, we cover scripts, classes, case classes, constructors, using the REPL, control statements.

About Daniel Hinojosa:
Daniel Hinojosa is a programmer, consultant, instructor, speaker, and author. With over 20 years of experience, he does work for private, educational, and government institutions. Daniel loves JVM languages like Java, Groovy, and Scala; but also works with non-JVM languages like Haskell, Ruby, Python, LISP, C, C++. He is an avid Pomodoro Technique Practitioner and makes every attempt to learn a new programming language every year. Daniel is the author of Testing in Scala and video of Beginning Scala Programming Video Series for O’Reilly Publishing. For downtime, he enjoys reading, swimming, Legos, football, and cooking.
5/10/2018 1:00 PMJava; JavaScript; ProgrammingJava, JavaScript, Programming
Scala is a static typed general-purpose programming language for the Java Virtual Machine JVM used in everything from data science to distributed computing In this course you’ll get an introduction to the Scala programming language In the first lesson we cover scripts classes case classes constructors using the REPL control statements

About Daniel Hinojosa
Daniel Hinojosa is a programmer consultant instructor speaker and author With over 20 years of experience he does work for private educational and government institutions Daniel loves JVM languages like Java Groovy and Scala; but also works with non-JVM languages like Haskell Ruby Python LISP C C He is an avid Pomodoro Technique Practitioner and makes every attempt to learn a new programming language every year Daniel is the author of Testing in Scala and video of Beginning Scala Programming Video Series for O’Reilly Publishing For downtime he enjoys reading swimming Legos football and cooking
Learning Scala Episode 1 with with Daniel Hinojosa 64 minutes
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“If you want something done ask a busy person to do it.” That’s a favorite chestnut when it comes to time management. As project managers, we are busy people: constant demands from stakeholders, team and client meetings, reports to create, and analysis of what’s happening in the project. Project managers know that it’s all about getting things done; there’s no value in reports, meetings, and emails if they don’t create results.
In this presentation, Joseph Phillips will share some proven time management techniques to get more done in less time. We’ll explore some tools that you can take back and apply immediately to your work. Invest one hour in this session, utilize the tools, and then reap the rewards.

Schedule your time now to attend this fantastic presentation.

{BIO}
Joseph Phillips has more than 15 years’ experience as a project management consultant, educator, technology consultant, business owner, and technical writer. He has consulted as a project manager for a range of businesses, including Berkeley National Laboratories, State Farm Insurance, Indiana University Hospitals, Mercedes-Benz, Chase Bank, and many others.  Joseph is passionate about helping students pass the PMP certification exam.  He has created and led both in-person and web-based seminars on project management, PMP certification, IT project management, program management, writing, business analysis, technical writing, and related topics.  Joseph has written, co-authored, or served as technical editor to more than 35 books on technology, careers, project management, and goal setting for MacMillan, McGraw-Hill, Pearson Education, and AMA Press.
Certifications: Project Management Professional (PMP), PMI-Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP), CompTIA Project+ Professional, CompTIA Certified Technical Trainer+, Certified ITIL Foundations Professional
Author of multiple books, including:  PMP Project Management Professional Study Guide, McGraw-Hill, CAPM/PMP All-in-One Exam Guide, McGraw-Hill, PMP Project Management Lab Book, McGraw-Hill, The Certified Technical Trainer All-in-One Exam Guide, McGraw-Hill, IT Project Management: On Track from Start to Finish, McGraw-Hill, Project Management for Small Business, American Management Association, Software Project Management for Dummies, For Dummies Publisher, The Lifelong Project, Amazon CreateSpace, Vampire Management: Why Your Job Sucks, Amazon CreateSpace

***This session will be worth 1 technical PDU until 5/9/2020!***
5/9/2018 1:00 PMCommunication; Leadership; Project ManagementCommunication, Leadership, Project Management
“If you want something done ask a busy person to do it” That’s a favorite chestnut when it comes to time management As project managers we are busy people constant demands from stakeholders team and client meetings reports to create and analysis of what’s happening in the project Project managers know that it’s all about getting things done; there’s no value in reports meetings and emails if they don’t create results
In this presentation Joseph Phillips will share some proven time management techniques to get more done in less time We’ll explore some tools that you can take back and apply immediately to your work Invest one hour in this session utilize the tools and then reap the rewards

Schedule your time now to attend this fantastic presentation

BIO
Joseph Phillips has more than 15 years’ experience as a project management consultant educator technology consultant business owner and technical writer He has consulted as a project manager for a range of businesses including Berkeley National Laboratories State Farm Insurance Indiana University Hospitals Mercedes-Benz Chase Bank and many others  Joseph is passionate about helping students pass the PMP certification exam  He has created and led both in-person and web-based seminars on project management PMP certification IT project management program management writing business analysis technical writing and related topics  Joseph has written co-authored or served as technical editor to more than 35 books on technology careers project management and goal setting for MacMillan McGraw-Hill Pearson Education and AMA Press
Certifications Project Management Professional PMP PMI-Agile Certified Practitioner PMI-ACP CompTIA Project Professional CompTIA Certified Technical Trainer Certified ITIL Foundations Professional
Author of multiple books including  PMP Project Management Professional Study Guide McGraw-Hill CAPMPMP All-in-One Exam Guide McGraw-Hill PMP Project Management Lab Book McGraw-Hill The Certified Technical Trainer All-in-One Exam Guide McGraw-Hill IT Project Management On Track from Start to Finish McGraw-Hill Project Management for Small Business American Management Association Software Project Management for Dummies For Dummies Publisher The Lifelong Project Amazon CreateSpace Vampire Management Why Your Job Sucks Amazon CreateSpace

This session will be worth 1 technical PDU until 592020
Time Management Strategies with Joe Phillips - 1 Technical PDU60 minutes
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*You can claim 1 Leadership PDU until 5/2/2020. Info is at bottom of description.*

There are 5 generations in the workplace today. Do you know what motivates them? In this training, you will get access to America’s top Millennial experts sharing the science behind what motivates each generation and how to get the most out of your team—no matter their age!

Discover:
•The Science Behind Millennial Motivation: Why They Quit And What Makes Them Stay
•The 3 “Musts” You Must Have To Retain The Next Generation ( Hint: It’s Not Money!)
•Your Checklist For Millennial Retention: Strategies That Cost You Nothing Including Feedback Best Practices, Questions To Get Them Reengaged, And How To Quickly Measure Millennial Loyalty
•What Millennials Really Want: Why We Need To Move Away From “Careers” And Toward Experience

**Every Attendee Receives A Millennial Management Checklist
Speaker Bios:
Brian Bosché is the #1 Millennial intrapreneuship expert. He is a featured keynote speaker, Bestselling Author and sought after success coach to thousands of entrepreneurs worldwide. In the last year alone, Brian has spent over 1,000 hours speaking and training business leaders, authors, and successful entrepreneurs on how to take extreme ownership to get explosive results. Brian is the Cofounder & CEO of 60-Day Solutions and Chief Strategy Officer at The Millennial Solution, America's Millennial experts.

Gabrielle Bosché is America's Millennial expert. The bestselling author of four books on her generation, Gabrielle has spoken on stages around the world for companies like Audi Volkswagen, Microsoft, The United States Naval Sea Command and the Department of The Interior. Gabrielle has developed Millennial engagement strategies for presidential campaigns, Fortune 500 CEOs and top government agencies. A Millennial herself, Gabrielle specializes in demystifying the Millennial generation and motivating Millennials to do and be more. Gabrielle has been called a Millennial mediator- bridging the generation gap and bringing her passion and personality to solving the challenge of a multi-generational workplace

Information for Claiming PDU:
PDU Type: Online or Digital Media
Provider: Brian Bosche
Description: use session abstract
PDUs claimed: 1 under leadership triangle
5/2/2018 1:00 PMLeadership; ManagementLeadership, Management
You can claim 1 Leadership PDU until 522020 Info is at bottom of description

There are 5 generations in the workplace today Do you know what motivates them In this training you will get access to America’s top Millennial experts sharing the science behind what motivates each generation and how to get the most out of your team—no matter their age

Discover
•The Science Behind Millennial Motivation Why They Quit And What Makes Them Stay
•The 3 “Musts” You Must Have To Retain The Next Generation  Hint It’s Not Money
•Your Checklist For Millennial Retention Strategies That Cost You Nothing Including Feedback Best Practices Questions To Get Them Reengaged And How To Quickly Measure Millennial Loyalty
•What Millennials Really Want Why We Need To Move Away From “Careers” And Toward Experience

Every Attendee Receives A Millennial Management Checklist
Speaker Bios
Brian Bosché is the 1 Millennial intrapreneuship expert He is a featured keynote speaker Bestselling Author and sought after success coach to thousands of entrepreneurs worldwide In the last year alone Brian has spent over 1000 hours speaking and training business leaders authors and successful entrepreneurs on how to take extreme ownership to get explosive results Brian is the Cofounder  CEO of 60-Day Solutions and Chief Strategy Officer at The Millennial Solution Americas Millennial experts

Gabrielle Bosché is Americas Millennial expert The bestselling author of four books on her generation Gabrielle has spoken on stages around the world for companies like Audi Volkswagen Microsoft The United States Naval Sea Command and the Department of The Interior Gabrielle has developed Millennial engagement strategies for presidential campaigns Fortune 500 CEOs and top government agencies A Millennial herself Gabrielle specializes in demystifying the Millennial generation and motivating Millennials to do and be more Gabrielle has been called a Millennial mediator- bridging the generation gap and bringing her passion and personality to solving the challenge of a multi-generational workplace

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Motivating and Retaining Top Millennial Talent with Brian Bosche - 1 Leadership PDU62 minutes
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If you’ve built an Angular application or are about to start one you’ve probably wondered about the app’s architecture and if you’re following established best practices. In this session Google GDE Dan Wahlin will discuss Angular application architecture and walk through the process he uses to help companies around the world architecture their Angular apps. In addition to architecture concepts, Dan will also discuss several best practices along the way to help make your applications more maintainable, more flexible to change, and easier to debug. Join us for a 1-hour discussion that will provide you with architecture guidance and important tips that can be used to build your next app.
4/27/2018 1:00 PMAngular; JavaScript; ProgrammingAngular, JavaScript, Programming
If you’ve built an Angular application or are about to start one you’ve probably wondered about the app’s architecture and if you’re following established best practices In this session Google GDE Dan Wahlin will discuss Angular application architecture and walk through the process he uses to help companies around the world architecture their Angular apps In addition to architecture concepts Dan will also discuss several best practices along the way to help make your applications more maintainable more flexible to change and easier to debug Join us for a 1-hour discussion that will provide you with architecture guidance and important tips that can be used to build your next app
Angular Architecture and Best Practices with Dan Wahlin73 minutes
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***This 90 minute webinar will be worth 1.5 PDUs, .5 in Technical, .5 in Leadership, and .5 in Strategic & Business until 4/25/2020!***

Implementing Agile So It Sticks - Using brain science and active engagement to embed change
Picture the last time you led a project that involved change. Did the plan you created and executed to perfection lead to changes that are still in place in the organization? If not, don't worry. Managing change is a skill that requires practice, but there are a few tips and tricks that can help ensure your changes stick…and many of them are already hidden in an agile approach to managing projects.

Join expert agile change management facilitator Barbee Davis to learn why you should consider every project a change project. In this 90 minute hands-on tutorial, Barbee shares the latest research on how our brains function and demonstrates how to use this knowledge to transform your work, introduce new ideas, embed them within your organization, motivate people to change—and maintain those changes long after the project has wrapped up. These lessons are key for competing in a fast-paced marketplace, and creating happy customer employees who understand and support the organization.

What you’ll learn—and how you can apply it
By the end of this live online course, you’ll understand:
● The latest research on how brains function and the specific ways people are engaged, learn, and motivated to adopt new behaviors.
● Why this research is at odds with the ways we currently introduce and implement change in our organizations.
And you’ll be able to:
● Apply the latest research on brain function to construct ways to ensure people internalize and act on new ideas in order to maximize success in change projects,
● Understand why agile is so successful and how to use it and its hidden hooks,
● Move from PowerPoint to people-pointed presentations,
● Assist your organization in achieving its strategic objectives through more-skilled change practices,
● Be creative in building internal meeting processes, resulting in happy employees who understand and support the organizational goals.

This course is for you because…

● You're an Agile team member, Agile Lead, or Scrum Master who wants to change the behavior of others.
● You're a Project Manager with a traditional team who wants to change the behavior of your team, your managers, or your customers.
● You are working to create a hybrid Agile/Waterfall team.
● You lead a team involved with a change-centric project.
● You're a business analyst, manager, product owner, or customer working with project teams, and you need to change the behavior of your employees or customers.

Prerequisites:

● Experience implementing change in your organization (successfully or not).
● A need to lead change projects in the future – and remember, all projects are change projects.

Speaker Bio:
Barbee Davis is an author and international speaker in the fields of Agile and Project Management. Barbee's calling is to use her own knowledge and experience to help others successfully transition from the clean-cut theory learned in training, to the often shocking reality of putting those methods into messy, frustrating practice in real life. Her latest book is Adding Agile to Waterfall Projects: Shifting Processes for Competitive Advantage. She also formulates tough, real-life type questions you may encounter in the workplace and allows you to check your own knowledge via four possible answers. Once you have chosen, Barbee then shares her idea of the best approach and further advice on agile and project management-related topics in her twice-a-month feature, Topic Teasers, for Projectmanagement.com, read by almost 400,000 people worldwide. Barbee is a certified Project Manager, Agile project manager, and Business Analyst through the Project Management Institute; she holds the PMP®, PMI-ACP®, and PMI-PBA® certifications.
4/25/2018 1:00 PMAgile; Project ManagementAgile, Project Management
This 90 minute webinar will be worth 15 PDUs 5 in Technical 5 in Leadership and 5 in Strategic  Business until 4252020

Implementing Agile So It Sticks - Using brain science and active engagement to embed change
Picture the last time you led a project that involved change Did the plan you created and executed to perfection lead to changes that are still in place in the organization If not dont worry Managing change is a skill that requires practice but there are a few tips and tricks that can help ensure your changes stick…and many of them are already hidden in an agile approach to managing projects

Join expert agile change management facilitator Barbee Davis to learn why you should consider every project a change project In this 90 minute hands-on tutorial Barbee shares the latest research on how our brains function and demonstrates how to use this knowledge to transform your work introduce new ideas embed them within your organization motivate people to change—and maintain those changes long after the project has wrapped up These lessons are key for competing in a fast-paced marketplace and creating happy customer employees who understand and support the organization

What you’ll learn—and how you can apply it
By the end of this live online course you’ll understand
● The latest research on how brains function and the specific ways people are engaged learn and motivated to adopt new behaviors
● Why this research is at odds with the ways we currently introduce and implement change in our organizations
And you’ll be able to
● Apply the latest research on brain function to construct ways to ensure people internalize and act on new ideas in order to maximize success in change projects
● Understand why agile is so successful and how to use it and its hidden hooks
● Move from PowerPoint to people-pointed presentations
● Assist your organization in achieving its strategic objectives through more-skilled change practices
● Be creative in building internal meeting processes resulting in happy employees who understand and support the organizational goals

This course is for you because…

● Youre an Agile team member Agile Lead or Scrum Master who wants to change the behavior of others
● Youre a Project Manager with a traditional team who wants to change the behavior of your team your managers or your customers
● You are working to create a hybrid AgileWaterfall team
● You lead a team involved with a change-centric project
● Youre a business analyst manager product owner or customer working with project teams and you need to change the behavior of your employees or customers

Prerequisites

● Experience implementing change in your organization successfully or not
● A need to lead change projects in the future – and remember all projects are change projects

Speaker Bio
Barbee Davis is an author and international speaker in the fields of Agile and Project Management Barbees calling is to use her own knowledge and experience to help others successfully transition from the clean-cut theory learned in training to the often shocking reality of putting those methods into messy frustrating practice in real life Her latest book is Adding Agile to Waterfall Projects Shifting Processes for Competitive Advantage She also formulates tough real-life type questions you may encounter in the workplace and allows you to check your own knowledge via four possible answers Once you have chosen Barbee then shares her idea of the best approach and further advice on agile and project management-related topics in her twice-a-month feature Topic Teasers for Projectmanagementcom read by almost 400000 people worldwide Barbee is a certified Project Manager Agile project manager and Business Analyst through the Project Management Institute; she holds the PMP® PMI-ACP® and PMI-PBA® certifications
Implementing Agile So It Sticks with Barbee Davis - 15 PDU credits Introductory Agile Session90 minutes
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Your Angular app is complete! Now it's time to deploy it to the cloud. But how? One key ingredient is determining our goals. Do you want to publish directly from your laptop or through source control and CI/CD? Do you worry that it may work differently on your machine than the cloud? What about locking down versions of node, packages, and OS? Is your head about to explode? We'll demonstrate how to code, debug, and run docker locally to have confidence that what works locally will work in the cloud. The good news is that tooling has improved to make all of these deployment options within your reach to guide you to successfully deploy your Angular app to the cloud.

Talk Resources/Links:
Code: https://github.com/johnpapa/vikings
Angular extensions https://aka.ms/ng-essentials
Node extensions: https://aka.ms/vsc-node
Azure CLI: https://aka.ms/jp-viking-azdeploy
Free Azure Trial - https://aka.ms/jp-free


About John:
John Papa is dedicated a father and husband, a Principal Developer Advocate with Microsoft, and alumnus of the Google Developer Expert, Microsoft RD and MVP programs. His passions are deploying and teaching modern web technologies and enjoying everything Disney with his family. John is a co-host of the popular Adventures in Angular podcast, author of the Angular Style Guide, and many popular Pluralsight courses.
4/13/2018 1:00 PMAngular; Programming; JavaScript; Cloud
Your Angular app is complete Now its time to deploy it to the cloud But how One key ingredient is determining our goals Do you want to publish directly from your laptop or through source control and CICD Do you worry that it may work differently on your machine than the cloud What about locking down versions of node packages and OS Is your head about to explode Well demonstrate how to code debug and run docker locally to have confidence that what works locally will work in the cloud The good news is that tooling has improved to make all of these deployment options within your reach to guide you to successfully deploy your Angular app to the cloud

Talk ResourcesLinks
Code httpsgithubcomjohnpapavikings
Angular extensions httpsakamsng-essentials
Node extensions httpsakamsvsc-node
Azure CLI httpsakamsjp-viking-azdeploy
Free Azure Trial - httpsakamsjp-free


About John
John Papa is dedicated a father and husband a Principal Developer Advocate with Microsoft and alumnus of the Google Developer Expert Microsoft RD and MVP programs His passions are deploying and teaching modern web technologies and enjoying everything Disney with his family John is a co-host of the popular Adventures in Angular podcast author of the Angular Style Guide and many popular Pluralsight courses
Deploying Angular  Nodejs to Azure with John Papa  Cloud 48 minutes
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Not Either/Or: Partnering Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager and Azure OMS:
Some Windows administrators make the mistake of believing that SCCM is for on-premises environments and Operations Management Suite (OMS) is for the cloud. Not entirely true! Join Tim Warner in this webinar to understand the partnership between these products, and how you can use them together to manage your hybrid cloud infrastructure.

Author Bio:
Tim Warner is a Microsoft MVP in Cloud and Datacenter Management and a full-time author with Pluralsight. He has worked in nearly every facet of IT, from systems administration and software architecture to technical writing and training. You can reach Tim via Twitter (@TechTrainerTim) or his blog, azuredepot.com.
4/11/2018 1:00 PMCloud; Infrastructure; Networking
Not EitherOr Partnering Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager and Azure OMS
Some Windows administrators make the mistake of believing that SCCM is for on-premises environments and Operations Management Suite OMS is for the cloud Not entirely true Join Tim Warner in this webinar to understand the partnership between these products and how you can use them together to manage your hybrid cloud infrastructure

Author Bio
Tim Warner is a Microsoft MVP in Cloud and Datacenter Management and a full-time author with Pluralsight He has worked in nearly every facet of IT from systems administration and software architecture to technical writing and training You can reach Tim via Twitter @TechTrainerTim or his blog azuredepotcom
Partnering MS System Center Configuration Manager and Azure with Tim Warner52 minutes
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In this webinar, you'll learn the building blocks of migrating your legacy AngularJS (1.x) applications to Angular (2+). We'll start by walking through how to plan your upgrade and how to get your AngularJS code to best practices. Then, you'll learn about tools like Webpack, TypeScript, and the ngUpgrade library, and how they all fit together to let AngularJS and Angular run side by side. Finally, you'll learn about taking an ngUpgrade project to production.

Bio: Sam Julien is a C# and JavaScript developer in Portland, Oregon, and the creator of the comprehensive course Upgrading AngularJS (https://www.upgradingangularjs.com). He also co-runs the Portland Angular meetup. Like a good Oregonian, when he's not coding, you'll find Sam outside camping or hiking. Follow him on Twitter @samjulien.
3/22/2018 1:00 PMAngular; JavaScript; ProgrammingAngular, JavaScript, Programming
In this webinar youll learn the building blocks of migrating your legacy AngularJS 1x applications to Angular 2 Well start by walking through how to plan your upgrade and how to get your AngularJS code to best practices Then youll learn about tools like Webpack TypeScript and the ngUpgrade library and how they all fit together to let AngularJS and Angular run side by side Finally youll learn about taking an ngUpgrade project to production

Bio Sam Julien is a C and JavaScript developer in Portland Oregon and the creator of the comprehensive course Upgrading AngularJS httpswwwupgradingangularjscom He also co-runs the Portland Angular meetup Like a good Oregonian when hes not coding youll find Sam outside camping or hiking Follow him on Twitter @samjulien
Upgrading from AngularJS to Angular with Sam Julien54 minutes
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In this webinar, you’ll learn how Angular can be used to communicate with RESTful services using the new HttpClient service. This includes discussing RxJS observables, Http headers, GET/POST/PUT/DELETE and more.

Bio:
Dan Wahlin founded Wahlin Consulting (https://codewithdan.com) which provides training, consulting and architecture services on Web technologies such as Angular, Node.js, Express, JavaScript, TypeScript, C#, ASP.NET Core, Web API, Microservices, and Docker. He’s also published many developer courses on Pluralsight.com and Udemy.com. Dan is a Docker Captain, Google GDE, Microsoft MVP and Regional Director and speaks at conferences and user groups around the world.  Dan has written several books on Web technologies, hundreds of technical articles and blog posts (https://blog.codewithdan.com) and runs the "Code with Dan Web Development Newsletter" - a great way to stay up on the latest technologies. Follow Dan on Twitter @DanWahlin.
3/16/2018 2:00 PMAngular; JavaScript; ProgrammingAngular, JavaScript, Programming
In this webinar you’ll learn how Angular can be used to communicate with RESTful services using the new HttpClient service This includes discussing RxJS observables Http headers GETPOSTPUTDELETE and more

Bio
Dan Wahlin founded Wahlin Consulting httpscodewithdancom which provides training consulting and architecture services on Web technologies such as Angular Nodejs Express JavaScript TypeScript C ASPNET Core Web API Microservices and Docker He’s also published many developer courses on Pluralsightcom and Udemycom Dan is a Docker Captain Google GDE Microsoft MVP and Regional Director and speaks at conferences and user groups around the world  Dan has written several books on Web technologies hundreds of technical articles and blog posts httpsblogcodewithdancom and runs the Code with Dan Web Development Newsletter - a great way to stay up on the latest technologies Follow Dan on Twitter @DanWahlin
Integrating Angular with RESTful Services with Dan Wahlin 63 minutes
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Myth Busted: Virtualizing Microsoft Exchange Server:
A common myth is that you'll get bad performance and Microsoft won't support you if you run Exchange Server in a virtualized environment. False! In this webinar, Tim Warner will summarize Microsoft's best practice guidance for deploying an Exchange Server organization in virtual machines (VMs).

Author Bio:
Tim Warner is a Microsoft MVP in Cloud and Datacenter Management and a full-time author with Pluralsight. He has worked in nearly every facet of IT, from systems administration and software architecture to technical writing and training. You can reach Tim via Twitter (@TechTrainerTim) or his blog, azuredepot.com.
3/6/2018 1:00 PMInfrastructure; NetworkingInfrastructure, Networking
Myth Busted Virtualizing Microsoft Exchange Server
A common myth is that youll get bad performance and Microsoft wont support you if you run Exchange Server in a virtualized environment False In this webinar Tim Warner will summarize Microsofts best practice guidance for deploying an Exchange Server organization in virtual machines VMs

Author Bio
Tim Warner is a Microsoft MVP in Cloud and Datacenter Management and a full-time author with Pluralsight He has worked in nearly every facet of IT from systems administration and software architecture to technical writing and training You can reach Tim via Twitter @TechTrainerTim or his blog azuredepotcom
Myth Busted Virtualizing Microsoft Exchange Server with Tim Warner48 minutes
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Researchers at Harvard's department of Psychology did an experiment to see if individuals could guess what doctors had malpractice lawsuits against them. To do the experiment, the participants were only able to hear recordings of doctors voices. Not only that, but the words were warbled so all they could really hear was tone of voice. Despite having limited information the participants were able to accurately guess which doctors had past malpractice suits against them.

These days more and more of our interactions are not done face to face. We're increasingly having interactions via phone, web conferencing, email etc. Jeff Baird, certified body language trainer, will share ways that you can build trust and convey confidence with your nonverbal communication, even if you're not meeting in person.

Bio:
Jeff Baird is a certified body language trainer, goal hacker, hiring manager and the anti-boring corporate trainer. He's also worked in IT and Business intelligence for nearly 20 years and is a Chris Hemsworth look-a-like. Just checking to see if you're still reading. Jeff's approach is science backed, applicable & fun. He'll help you take control of your nonverbal communication, 'read' others' body language and finally nail those stretch goals. He's ready to help you break through your career (or life) plateaus.
3/2/2018 1:00 PMBusiness Analysis; Communication; Leadership; Management; Project Management; Customer ServiceBusiness Analysis, Communication, Leadership, Management, Project Management
Researchers at Harvards department of Psychology did an experiment to see if individuals could guess what doctors had malpractice lawsuits against them To do the experiment the participants were only able to hear recordings of doctors voices Not only that but the words were warbled so all they could really hear was tone of voice Despite having limited information the participants were able to accurately guess which doctors had past malpractice suits against them

These days more and more of our interactions are not done face to face Were increasingly having interactions via phone web conferencing email etc Jeff Baird certified body language trainer will share ways that you can build trust and convey confidence with your nonverbal communication even if youre not meeting in person

Bio
Jeff Baird is a certified body language trainer goal hacker hiring manager and the anti-boring corporate trainer Hes also worked in IT and Business intelligence for nearly 20 years and is a Chris Hemsworth look-a-like Just checking to see if youre still reading Jeffs approach is science backed applicable  fun Hell help you take control of your nonverbal communication read others body language and finally nail those stretch goals Hes ready to help you break through your career or life plateaus
Building Trust In your Phone Conversations with Jeff Baird30 minutes
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The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is transforming the nation’s food safety system into one that is based on the prevention of foodborne illnesses. It will be a system in which the food industry systematically puts in place measures proven effective in preventing contamination.

Keeping food safe to eat is paramount, no matter where it is produced, whether conventional or organic, whether the operation is small, medium or large, or includes produce or processed foods.

During this Tool Box Talk we will review the key elements of a Food Safety Plan that is compliant with FSMA and the resources available to industry professionals that work in the Quality and Food Safety area.

About the Speaker:
Michael Calderon is the Director of Quality and Food Safety at SunOpta. He has significant experience in the CPG and Tech industry focused in Quality Systems, Productivity, Six Sigma, Lean Manufacturing, Total Quality Management, Marketing Analytics and People Development.
2/28/2018 1:00 PMScience
Session Abstract
The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act FSMA is transforming the nation’s food safety system into one that is based on the prevention of foodborne illnesses It will be a system in which the food industry systematically puts in place measures proven effective in preventing contamination

Keeping food safe to eat is paramount no matter where it is produced whether conventional or organic whether the operation is small medium or large or includes produce or processed foods

During this Tool Box Talk we will review the key elements of a Food Safety Plan that is compliant with FSMA and the resources available to industry professionals that work in the Quality and Food Safety area

About the Speaker
Michael Calderon is the Director of Quality and Food Safety at SunOpta He has significant experience in the CPG and Tech industry focused in Quality Systems Productivity Six Sigma Lean Manufacturing Total Quality Management Marketing Analytics and People Development
Overview of the Food Safety Modernization Act 74 minutes
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In this webinar, you’ll learn about core routing features found in the Angular framework. Additional features such as child routes, lazy loading and route guards will also be discussed.

Bio:
Dan Wahlin founded Wahlin Consulting (https://codewithdan.com) which provides training, consulting and architecture services on Web technologies such as Angular, Node.js, Express, JavaScript, TypeScript, C#, ASP.NET Core, Web API, Microservices, and Docker. He’s also published many developer courses on Pluralsight.com and Udemy.com. Dan is a Docker Captain, Google GDE, Microsoft MVP and Regional Director and speaks at conferences and user groups around the world.  Dan has written several books on Web technologies, hundreds of technical articles and blog posts (https://blog.codewithdan.com) and runs the "Code with Dan Web Development Newsletter" - a great way to stay up on the latest technologies. Follow Dan on Twitter @DanWahlin.
2/23/2018 1:00 PMAngular; JavaScript; ProgrammingAngular, JavaScript, Programming
In this webinar you’ll learn about core routing features found in the Angular framework Additional features such as child routes lazy loading and route guards will also be discussed

Bio
Dan Wahlin founded Wahlin Consulting httpscodewithdancom which provides training consulting and architecture services on Web technologies such as Angular Nodejs Express JavaScript TypeScript C ASPNET Core Web API Microservices and Docker He’s also published many developer courses on Pluralsightcom and Udemycom Dan is a Docker Captain Google GDE Microsoft MVP and Regional Director and speaks at conferences and user groups around the world  Dan has written several books on Web technologies hundreds of technical articles and blog posts httpsblogcodewithdancom and runs the Code with Dan Web Development Newsletter - a great way to stay up on the latest technologies Follow Dan on Twitter @DanWahlin
Angular Routing with Dan Wahlin 68 minutes
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*You can claim 1 Leadership PDU for this session until 2/21/2020 using info at bottom of description.*

Why can’t we just get along? Each generation brings their own management preference, work styles and desire for work-life balance. Master the exact strategies to managing and leading the next generation.

 Discover: 
•The 5 Myths Keeping Leaders From Engaging Millennials
•Anticipating Trends In The Future With Gen Z
•Developing Your Plan To Engage Millennials And Metrics For Success
•Executive Best Practices: What Working With America’s Top Company Proves About Millennial Retention
•Overcoming Communication Barriers Across Generations
•Why Managing Millennials Is Different Plus Strategies For Millennial Managers

Speaker Bios:
Brian Bosché is the #1 Millennial intrapreneuship expert. He is a featured keynote speaker, Bestselling Author and sought after success coach to thousands of entrepreneurs worldwide. In the last year alone, Brian has spent over 1,000 hours speaking and training business leaders, authors, and successful entrepreneurs on how to take extreme ownership to get explosive results. Brian is the Cofounder & CEO of 60-Day Solutions and Chief Strategy Officer at The Millennial Solution, America's Millennial experts.

Gabrielle Bosché is America's Millennial expert. The bestselling author of four books on her generation, Gabrielle has spoken on stages around the world for companies like Audi Volkswagen, Microsoft, The United States Naval Sea Command and the Department of The Interior. Gabrielle has developed Millennial engagement strategies for presidential campaigns, Fortune 500 CEOs and top government agencies. A Millennial herself, Gabrielle specializes in demystifying the Millennial generation and motivating Millennials to do and be more. Gabrielle has been called a Millennial mediator- bridging the generation gap and bringing her passion and personality to solving the challenge of a multi-generational workplace.

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Provider: Gabrielle Bosche
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2/21/2018 1:00 PMLeadership; ManagementLeadership, Management
You can claim 1 Leadership PDU for this session until 2212020 using info at bottom of description

Why can’t we just get along Each generation brings their own management preference work styles and desire for work-life balance Master the exact strategies to managing and leading the next generation

 Discover 
•The 5 Myths Keeping Leaders From Engaging Millennials
•Anticipating Trends In The Future With Gen Z
•Developing Your Plan To Engage Millennials And Metrics For Success
•Executive Best Practices What Working With America’s Top Company Proves About Millennial Retention
•Overcoming Communication Barriers Across Generations
•Why Managing Millennials Is Different Plus Strategies For Millennial Managers

Speaker Bios
Brian Bosché is the 1 Millennial intrapreneuship expert He is a featured keynote speaker Bestselling Author and sought after success coach to thousands of entrepreneurs worldwide In the last year alone Brian has spent over 1000 hours speaking and training business leaders authors and successful entrepreneurs on how to take extreme ownership to get explosive results Brian is the Cofounder  CEO of 60-Day Solutions and Chief Strategy Officer at The Millennial Solution Americas Millennial experts

Gabrielle Bosché is Americas Millennial expert The bestselling author of four books on her generation Gabrielle has spoken on stages around the world for companies like Audi Volkswagen Microsoft The United States Naval Sea Command and the Department of The Interior Gabrielle has developed Millennial engagement strategies for presidential campaigns Fortune 500 CEOs and top government agencies A Millennial herself Gabrielle specializes in demystifying the Millennial generation and motivating Millennials to do and be more Gabrielle has been called a Millennial mediator- bridging the generation gap and bringing her passion and personality to solving the challenge of a multi-generational workplace

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Millennial Management Success Strategies - 1 Leadership PDU60 minutes
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Level Up Your Communication and Collaboration - “The secret skill you have been waiting for.”
In this highly interactive and fun session, Kupe, an improvisational actor, focuses on key improvisation lessons that will help you be a more attentive and flexible team member. You will walk away with lessons to help you suspend judgment, keep conversations moving forward, listen generously, and take collaboration to new levels. This will not be your average webinar where you sit back and listen. With Kupe’s Project management, Business Analysis and business background, he will be able to help you directly apply these skills on the job.

Why is this so important? The speed of business today requires teams to decide fast, learn fast and gain buy-in from all stakeholders involved. In Daniel Pink’s book, To Sell is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others, he highlights improv skills as a necessary competency for everyone. This quote sums it up. “In improv, you never try to get someone to do something. That’s coercion, not creativity,” Salit says. “You make offers, you accept offers— and a conversation, a relationship, a scene, and other possibilities emerge.” Your role is to help move others to accomplish agreed upon goals. Using the Improv Advantage, your job gets easier!

Speaker Bio:
Kupe Kupersmith possesses over 15 years of experience in software systems development. He has served as the lead Business Analyst and Project Manager on projects in the Energy, television and sports management and marketing industries. Additionally, he serves as a mentor for business analysis professionals. Kupe is a Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP®).

Kupe is the co-author of Business Analysis for Dummies and is a requested speaker. Being a trained improvisational comedian, Kupe is sure to make you laugh while you’re learning. For a feel for Kupe’s view on business analysis topics check out his blog on BA Times. Kupe is a connector and has a goal in life to meet everyone!

***This webinar will be worth 1 Leadership PDU/CDU until 2/7/2020!***
2/7/2018 1:00 PMBusiness Analysis; Communication; Leadership; Management; Project ManagementBusiness Analysis, Communication, Leadership, Management, Project Management
Level Up Your Communication and Collaboration - “The secret skill you have been waiting for”
In this highly interactive and fun session Kupe an improvisational actor focuses on key improvisation lessons that will help you be a more attentive and flexible team member You will walk away with lessons to help you suspend judgment keep conversations moving forward listen generously and take collaboration to new levels This will not be your average webinar where you sit back and listen With Kupe’s Project management Business Analysis and business background he will be able to help you directly apply these skills on the job

Why is this so important The speed of business today requires teams to decide fast learn fast and gain buy-in from all stakeholders involved In Daniel Pink’s book To Sell is Human The Surprising Truth About Moving Others he highlights improv skills as a necessary competency for everyone This quote sums it up “In improv you never try to get someone to do something That’s coercion not creativity” Salit says “You make offers you accept offers— and a conversation a relationship a scene and other possibilities emerge” Your role is to help move others to accomplish agreed upon goals Using the Improv Advantage your job gets easier

Speaker Bio
Kupe Kupersmith possesses over 15 years of experience in software systems development He has served as the lead Business Analyst and Project Manager on projects in the Energy television and sports management and marketing industries Additionally he serves as a mentor for business analysis professionals Kupe is a Certified Business Analysis Professional CBAP®

Kupe is the co-author of Business Analysis for Dummies and is a requested speaker Being a trained improvisational comedian Kupe is sure to make you laugh while you’re learning For a feel for Kupe’s view on business analysis topics check out his blog on BA Times Kupe is a connector and has a goal in life to meet everyone

This webinar will be worth 1 Leadership PDUCDU until 272020
Level Up Your Communication and Collaboration with Kupe Kupersmith 1 Leadership PDU  CDU 60 minutes
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Angular Data Binding Abstract:
Dan will cover the basics, input/output properties, nested components, etc.

Bio:
Dan Wahlin founded Wahlin Consulting (https://codewithdan.com) which provides training, consulting and architecture services on Web technologies such as Angular, Node.js, Express, JavaScript, TypeScript, C#, ASP.NET Core, Web API, Microservices, and Docker. He’s also published many developer courses on Pluralsight.com and Udemy.com. Dan is a Docker Captain, Google GDE, Microsoft MVP and Regional Director and speaks at conferences and user groups around the world.  Dan has written several books on Web technologies, hundreds of technical articles and blog posts (https://blog.codewithdan.com) and runs the "Code with Dan Web Development Newsletter" - a great way to stay up on the latest technologies. Follow Dan on Twitter @DanWahlin.
2/2/2018 1:00 PMAngular; JavaScript; ProgrammingAngular, JavaScript, Programming
Angular Data Binding Abstract
Dan will cover the basics inputoutput properties nested components etc

Bio
Dan Wahlin founded Wahlin Consulting httpscodewithdancom which provides training consulting and architecture services on Web technologies such as Angular Nodejs Express JavaScript TypeScript C ASPNET Core Web API Microservices and Docker He’s also published many developer courses on Pluralsightcom and Udemycom Dan is a Docker Captain Google GDE Microsoft MVP and Regional Director and speaks at conferences and user groups around the world  Dan has written several books on Web technologies hundreds of technical articles and blog posts httpsblogcodewithdancom and runs the Code with Dan Web Development Newsletter - a great way to stay up on the latest technologies Follow Dan on Twitter @DanWahlin
Angular Data Binding with Dan Wahlin85 minutes
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Practical and Passionate Product Ownership
Agile product ownership is arguably the most important work leading to successful product outcomes. Product Owners need to be inventive yet intensely focused; collaborative but decisive; far-sighted but detail oriented.

Ellen will share how product management and product ownership intersect, the key practices of practical and passionate Product Owners, and the aptitudes and attitudes of successful Product Ownership.

About your Presenter
Ellen Gottesdiener is an Agile Product Coach and CEO of EBG Consulting, focused on helping product and development communities create valuable outcomes through product agility. Ellen is known in the agile community as an instigator and innovator for collaborative practices for agile product discovery and using skilled facilitation to enable healthy teamwork and strong organizations. 

She is an author of three books on product discovery and requirements, frequent speaker, and works with clients globally. In her spare time, she is Co-Producer of Boston’s Agile Product Open community and Director of Agile Alliance’s Agile Product Management initiative. You can connect digitally with Ellen via her Blog | Twitter | Newsletter | LinkedIn 
1/26/2018 1:00 PMAgile; Project ManagementAgile, Project Management
Practical and Passionate Product Ownership
Agile product ownership is arguably the most important work leading to successful product outcomes Product Owners need to be inventive yet intensely focused; collaborative but decisive; far-sighted but detail oriented

Ellen will share how product management and product ownership intersect the key practices of practical and passionate Product Owners and the aptitudes and attitudes of successful Product Ownership

About your Presenter
Ellen Gottesdiener is an Agile Product Coach and CEO of EBG Consulting focused on helping product and development communities create valuable outcomes through product agility Ellen is known in the agile community as an instigator and innovator for collaborative practices for agile product discovery and using skilled facilitation to enable healthy teamwork and strong organizations 

She is an author of three books on product discovery and requirements frequent speaker and works with clients globally In her spare time she is Co-Producer of Boston’s Agile Product Open community and Director of Agile Alliance’s Agile Product Management initiative You can connect digitally with Ellen via her Blog | Twitter | Newsletter | LinkedIn 
Practical and Passionate Product Ownership with Ellen Gottesdiener Agile - 1 Technical PDU64 minutes
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Angular in 60-ish Minutes with Dan Wahlin
Dan will review the core features of Angular for those who are new to it!  He'll be covering Angular 5, the latest version, although most of the concepts apply back to Angular 2 as well.

Bio:
Dan Wahlin founded Wahlin Consulting (https://codewithdan.com) which provides training, consulting and architecture services on Web technologies such as Angular, Node.js, Express, JavaScript, TypeScript, C#, ASP.NET Core, Web API, Microservices, and Docker. He’s also published many developer courses on Pluralsight.com and Udemy.com. Dan is a Docker Captain, Google GDE, Microsoft MVP and Regional Director and speaks at conferences and user groups around the world.  Dan has written several books on Web technologies, hundreds of technical articles and blog posts (https://blog.codewithdan.com) and runs the "Code with Dan Web Development Newsletter" - a great way to stay up on the latest technologies. Follow Dan on Twitter @DanWahlin.
1/19/2018 1:00 PMAngular; JavaScript; ProgrammingAngular, JavaScript, Programming
Angular in 60-ish Minutes with Dan Wahlin
Dan will review the core features of Angular for those who are new to it  Hell be covering Angular 5 the latest version although most of the concepts apply back to Angular 2 as well

Bio
Dan Wahlin founded Wahlin Consulting httpscodewithdancom which provides training consulting and architecture services on Web technologies such as Angular Nodejs Express JavaScript TypeScript C ASPNET Core Web API Microservices and Docker He’s also published many developer courses on Pluralsightcom and Udemycom Dan is a Docker Captain Google GDE Microsoft MVP and Regional Director and speaks at conferences and user groups around the world  Dan has written several books on Web technologies hundreds of technical articles and blog posts httpsblogcodewithdancom and runs the Code with Dan Web Development Newsletter - a great way to stay up on the latest technologies Follow Dan on Twitter @DanWahlin
Angular in 60-ish Minutes with Dan Wahlin 80 minutes
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Defeat Shadow IT - Cloud App Security in Microsoft Office 365
The problem of "shadow IT," in which your users run unmanaged software within your enterprise, presents logistical, support, and security issues for IT. In this webinar, Tim Warner teaches you how to use Cloud App Security, an Office 365 E5 feature that manages the discovery and management of all SaaS apps in use in your organization.

Author Bio:
Tim Warner is a Microsoft MVP in Cloud and Datacenter Management and a full-time author with Pluralsight. He has worked in nearly every facet of IT, from systems administration and software architecture to technical writing and training. You can reach Tim via Twitter (@TechTrainerTim) or his blog, azuredepot.com.
1/17/2018 1:00 PMInfrastructure; Cloud
Defeat Shadow IT - Cloud App Security in Microsoft Office 365
The problem of shadow IT in which your users run unmanaged software within your enterprise presents logistical support and security issues for IT In this webinar Tim Warner teaches you how to use Cloud App Security an Office 365 E5 feature that manages the discovery and management of all SaaS apps in use in your organization

Author Bio
Tim Warner is a Microsoft MVP in Cloud and Datacenter Management and a full-time author with Pluralsight He has worked in nearly every facet of IT from systems administration and software architecture to technical writing and training You can reach Tim via Twitter @TechTrainerTim or his blog azuredepotcom
Defeat Shadow IT - Cloud App Security in Microsoft Office 365 with Tim Warner50 minutes
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Abstract:
This power-packed 60 minutes will include ten 5-minute training "packets", each covering one of the 10 practices that need to be in place to truly excel as project managers. In his engaging, storytelling way, Carl Pritchard comes back to Apex Systems with this "best of" presentation, highlighting the do's and don'ts of everything from WBS to tickler files and contract management. You will walk out this guidance with how to create better customer expectations, how to ensure others in a meeting verbalize their agreement, and how to avoid a contract "train wreck" with your next vendor.

Speaker Bio:
Carl Pritchard is the principal and founder of Pritchard Management Associates. He is recognized lecturer, author, researcher, and instructor. As a lecturer he is considered a leading authority on risk and communications management and presents on a variety of management topics, ranging from project essentials to the complexities of network diagramming and team motivation. As an author and researcher, he has published articles on project management language, advances in risk management, and on the challenges of training on the Internet. His work as an instructor has taken him around the world, training with some of the leading international training organizations, as well as for private clients and the Project Management Institute®. He is the U.S. Correspondent for the U.K. project management journal, Project Manager Today.

***This webinar is worth 1 Leadership PDU for anyone with a certification from PMI until 1/10/2020!***
1/10/2018 1:00 PMCommunication; Leadership; Management; Project ManagementCommunication, Leadership, Management, Project Management
Abstract
This power-packed 60 minutes will include ten 5-minute training packets each covering one of the 10 practices that need to be in place to truly excel as project managers In his engaging storytelling way Carl Pritchard comes back to Apex Systems with this best of presentation highlighting the dos and donts of everything from WBS to tickler files and contract management You will walk out this guidance with how to create better customer expectations how to ensure others in a meeting verbalize their agreement and how to avoid a contract train wreck with your next vendor

Speaker Bio
Carl Pritchard is the principal and founder of Pritchard Management Associates He is recognized lecturer author researcher and instructor As a lecturer he is considered a leading authority on risk and communications management and presents on a variety of management topics ranging from project essentials to the complexities of network diagramming and team motivation As an author and researcher he has published articles on project management language advances in risk management and on the challenges of training on the Internet His work as an instructor has taken him around the world training with some of the leading international training organizations as well as for private clients and the Project Management Institute® He is the US Correspondent for the UK project management journal Project Manager Today

This webinar is worth 1 Leadership PDU for anyone with a certification from PMI until 1102020
10 Essential PM Fundamentals in 60 Minutes with Carl Pritchard - 1 Leadership PDU60 minutes
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While Jigsaw, the implementation of the Java Platform Module System, gets the most attention, there are in fact many interesting additions to Java in version 9. This talk will review the Jigsaw features and then discuss private methods in interfaces, additions to the Optional class, new Stream methods, and the new Comparators, among other features.

If time allows, a demonstration of the new jshell console will be done, as well as extra methods added to the Date-Time API, and other parts of the specification.

Speaker Bio:
Ken Kousen is a technical trainer, software developer, and conference speaker specializing in Java and open source topics, including Android, Spring, Hibernate/JPA, Groovy, Grails, and Gradle. He is the author of the O'Reilly books "Modern Java Recipes" and “Gradle Recipes for Android”, as well as the Manning book “Making Java Groovy”. He recorded a dozen video courses for O'Reilly, on topics that include Android, Groovy, Grails, Gradle, Advanced Java, and Spring and Spring Boot.

He is a regular speaker on the No Fluff, Just Stuff tour, and has also given keynotes at conferences in Copenhagen, Delhi, and Minneapolis. In both 2013 and 2016 he was awarded JavaOne Rockstar status. His academic background include BS degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Mathematics from M.I.T., an MA and Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering from Princeton, and an MS in Computer Science from R.P.I. He is currently President of Kousen IT, Inc., based in Connecticut.
12/21/2017 1:00 PMJava; Programming
While Jigsaw the implementation of the Java Platform Module System gets the most attention there are in fact many interesting additions to Java in version 9 This talk will review the Jigsaw features and then discuss private methods in interfaces additions to the Optional class new Stream methods and the new Comparators among other features

If time allows a demonstration of the new jshell console will be done as well as extra methods added to the Date-Time API and other parts of the specification

Speaker Bio
Ken Kousen is a technical trainer software developer and conference speaker specializing in Java and open source topics including Android Spring HibernateJPA Groovy Grails and Gradle He is the author of the OReilly books Modern Java Recipes and “Gradle Recipes for Android” as well as the Manning book “Making Java Groovy” He recorded a dozen video courses for OReilly on topics that include Android Groovy Grails Gradle Advanced Java and Spring and Spring Boot

He is a regular speaker on the No Fluff Just Stuff tour and has also given keynotes at conferences in Copenhagen Delhi and Minneapolis In both 2013 and 2016 he was awarded JavaOne Rockstar status His academic background include BS degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Mathematics from MIT an MA and PhD in Aerospace Engineering from Princeton and an MS in Computer Science from RPI He is currently President of Kousen IT Inc based in Connecticut
New Features in Java 9 with Ken Kousen 64 minutes
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Abstract: "A Gentle Introduction to DevOps"
Terms like 'agile,' 'continuous integration,' and 'fail fast, recover fast' are all the rage in IT nowadays. And we do mean rage--DevOps is a contentious topic, prone to strong opinions and hyperbole.

Microsoft MVP Tim Warner will lead a calm, reasonable discussion on precisely what DevOps is, and could mean, for your business. You will leave this session with a clear understanding of DevOps, as well as a practical action plan.

Author Bio:
Tim Warner is a Microsoft MVP in Cloud and Datacenter Management and a full-time author with Pluralsight. He has worked in nearly every facet of IT, from systems administration and software architecture to technical writing and training. You can reach Tim via Twitter (@TechTrainerTim) or his blog, azuredepot.com.
12/13/2017 1:00 PMDevOpsDevOps
Abstract A Gentle Introduction to DevOps
Terms like agile continuous integration and fail fast recover fast are all the rage in IT nowadays And we do mean rage--DevOps is a contentious topic prone to strong opinions and hyperbole

Microsoft MVP Tim Warner will lead a calm reasonable discussion on precisely what DevOps is and could mean for your business You will leave this session with a clear understanding of DevOps as well as a practical action plan

Author Bio
Tim Warner is a Microsoft MVP in Cloud and Datacenter Management and a full-time author with Pluralsight He has worked in nearly every facet of IT from systems administration and software architecture to technical writing and training You can reach Tim via Twitter @TechTrainerTim or his blog azuredepotcom
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Title: End-to-End Troubleshooting for SQL Server
Alias: FIRE! A Fullproof Checklist for Tuning and Troubleshooting

Level: 300

Abstract: Learning how to detect, diagnose and resolve performance problems in SQL Server is tough.  Often, years are spent learning how to use the tools and techniques that help you detect when a problem is occurring, diagnose the root-cause of the problem, and then resolve the problem. 

In this session, attendees will see demonstrations of the tools and techniques which make difficult troubleshooting scenarios much faster and easier, including:

• XEvents, Profiler/Traces, and PerfMon
• Using Dynamic Management Views (DMVs)
• Advanced Diagnostics Using Wait Stats
• Reading SQL Server execution plan

Every DBA needs to know how to keep their SQL Server in tip-top condition, and you’ll need skills the covered in this session to do it.

Prerequisites: Intermediate database administration and development skills, especially competence with SSMS.

Goal 1: Learn the "sieve" method of troubleshooting and problem solving, and how to make SQL Server alert you when problems arise.
Goal 2: Discover how to use wait stat analysis, as well as correlate performance information from other sources inside of SQL Server including DMVs, performance counters, and Xevent/trace information.
Goal 3: Learn how to use the most important native tools within SQL Server through live demos to successfully conduct troubleshooting and performance tuning.

Summary: Microsoft ships a multitude of tools to help detect, diagnose and resolve problems inside of SQL Server. But which is best to use and when? This session teaches attendees how to tackle the troubleshooting process to achieve repeated, optimal results.

Speaker Bio:
Kevin Kline is a renowned database expert and software industry veteran currently serving as a principal program manager at SentryOne, a leading vendor of database tools for the Microsoft data platform. A Microsoft data platform MVP since 2003, Kevin was a founding board member and former president of PASS. He has written/co-written eleven books including the best-selling SQL in a Nutshell.  Kevin is a monthly columnist for DBTA magazine.  Kevin is a noted trainer and thought leader on IT leadership skills, data and database technology and practices, and SQL Server performance tuning and optimization.  Kevin is a top-rated speaker at conferences worldwide such as Microsoft Ignite, the PASS Summit, Oracle OpenWorld, SQLBits, and IT/Dev Connections. He tweets at @kekline.
11/29/2017 1:00 PMData; Database; Infrastructure
Title End-to-End Troubleshooting for SQL Server
Alias FIRE A Fullproof Checklist for Tuning and Troubleshooting

Level 300

Abstract Learning how to detect diagnose and resolve performance problems in SQL Server is tough  Often years are spent learning how to use the tools and techniques that help you detect when a problem is occurring diagnose the root-cause of the problem and then resolve the problem 

In this session attendees will see demonstrations of the tools and techniques which make difficult troubleshooting scenarios much faster and easier including

• XEvents ProfilerTraces and PerfMon
• Using Dynamic Management Views DMVs
• Advanced Diagnostics Using Wait Stats
• Reading SQL Server execution plan

Every DBA needs to know how to keep their SQL Server in tip-top condition and you’ll need skills the covered in this session to do it

Prerequisites Intermediate database administration and development skills especially competence with SSMS

Goal 1 Learn the sieve method of troubleshooting and problem solving and how to make SQL Server alert you when problems arise
Goal 2 Discover how to use wait stat analysis as well as correlate performance information from other sources inside of SQL Server including DMVs performance counters and Xeventtrace information
Goal 3 Learn how to use the most important native tools within SQL Server through live demos to successfully conduct troubleshooting and performance tuning

Summary Microsoft ships a multitude of tools to help detect diagnose and resolve problems inside of SQL Server But which is best to use and when This session teaches attendees how to tackle the troubleshooting process to achieve repeated optimal results

Speaker Bio
Kevin Kline is a renowned database expert and software industry veteran currently serving as a principal program manager at SentryOne a leading vendor of database tools for the Microsoft data platform A Microsoft data platform MVP since 2003 Kevin was a founding board member and former president of PASS He has writtenco-written eleven books including the best-selling SQL in a Nutshell  Kevin is a monthly columnist for DBTA magazine  Kevin is a noted trainer and thought leader on IT leadership skills data and database technology and practices and SQL Server performance tuning and optimization  Kevin is a top-rated speaker at conferences worldwide such as Microsoft Ignite the PASS Summit Oracle OpenWorld SQLBits and ITDev Connections He tweets at @kekline
End-to-End Troubleshooting for SQL Server with Kevin Kline72 minutes
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15 Actions to Build Your Self-Confidence
Almost everyone suffers from low self-confidence at some time; while many people struggle with self-confidence issues regularly. Low self-confidence will hold you back from achieving your potential. It can cause you to miss out on many opportunities and leave you with a less happy, satisfying and fulfilling life. The good news? Self-confidence can be learned, practiced and become a core part of who you choose to be. Neal will show you how and presents 15 actions that can build your self-confidence. Mastering self-confidence can change the rest of your life.

Speaker Bio:

Neal Whitten is a popular speaker, trainer, consultant, mentor and best-selling author in the areas of leadership and soft skills, project management and employee development. He has over 35 years of front-line leadership, project management and human resource experience.

 In his 23 years at IBM, Neal held both project leader and management positions. He managed the development of numerous software products, including operating systems, business and telecommunications applications, and special-purpose programs and tools. For three years, he also managed and was responsible for providing independent assessments on dozens of projects for an Assurance group. Neal is president of The Neal Whitten Group, created shortly after leaving IBM in 1993.

 Neal is the author of several books, including:
1.The Gift of Wisdom: Lessons for a Lifetime (The Neal Whitten Group)
2.Neal Whitten’s Let’s Talk! More No-Nonsense Advice for Project Success (Management Concepts)
3.Neal Whitten’s No-Nonsense Advice for Successful Projects (Management Concepts)
4.The EnterPrize Organization: Organizing Software Projects for Accountability and Success (Project Management Institute)
5.Managing Software Development Projects: Formula for Success, Second Edition (John Wiley & Sons)
6.Becoming an Indispensable Employee in a Disposable World (Prentice Hall)

Neal is a frequent presenter and keynote speaker at conferences, seminars, workshops, and special events. He has developed and instructed dozens of unique leadership, project management and personal development classes, and presented to many thousands of people from across hundreds of companies, institutions and public organizations. He has written over 100 articles for professional magazines and had been a contributing editor of PMI’s PM Network® magazine for over 15 years.

***This session will be worth 1 Leadership PDU until 11/15/2019 for anyone with a PMI certification!***
11/15/2017 1:00 PMCommunication; Leadership; Management; Project ManagementCommunication, Leadership, Management, Project Management
15 Actions to Build Your Self-Confidence
Almost everyone suffers from low self-confidence at some time; while many people struggle with self-confidence issues regularly Low self-confidence will hold you back from achieving your potential It can cause you to miss out on many opportunities and leave you with a less happy satisfying and fulfilling life The good news Self-confidence can be learned practiced and become a core part of who you choose to be Neal will show you how and presents 15 actions that can build your self-confidence Mastering self-confidence can change the rest of your life

Speaker Bio

Neal Whitten is a popular speaker trainer consultant mentor and best-selling author in the areas of leadership and soft skills project management and employee development He has over 35 years of front-line leadership project management and human resource experience

 In his 23 years at IBM Neal held both project leader and management positions He managed the development of numerous software products including operating systems business and telecommunications applications and special-purpose programs and tools For three years he also managed and was responsible for providing independent assessments on dozens of projects for an Assurance group Neal is president of The Neal Whitten Group created shortly after leaving IBM in 1993

 Neal is the author of several books including
1The Gift of Wisdom Lessons for a Lifetime The Neal Whitten Group
2Neal Whitten’s Let’s Talk More No-Nonsense Advice for Project Success Management Concepts
3Neal Whitten’s No-Nonsense Advice for Successful Projects Management Concepts
4The EnterPrize Organization Organizing Software Projects for Accountability and Success Project Management Institute
5Managing Software Development Projects Formula for Success Second Edition John Wiley  Sons
6Becoming an Indispensable Employee in a Disposable World Prentice Hall

Neal is a frequent presenter and keynote speaker at conferences seminars workshops and special events He has developed and instructed dozens of unique leadership project management and personal development classes and presented to many thousands of people from across hundreds of companies institutions and public organizations He has written over 100 articles for professional magazines and had been a contributing editor of PMI’s PM Network® magazine for over 15 years

This session will be worth 1 Leadership PDU until 11152019 for anyone with a PMI certification
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Artificial Intelligence - A Conversation of Business Applications
Richie will cover the basic scientific segments of Artificial Intelligence, discuss the current state of each scientific segment and potential uses cases in financial services, healthcare and other industries. Discussion will include examples currently in development, solutions deployed in the real world, and a maturity model and view of the future of commerce.

Richie’s Bio:
In addition to being a c-level at multiple Fortune 500 companies, in the past five years, Richie has keynoted over 250 conferences, across five continents, presenting to over 100,000 live audience participants on digital topics ranging from the cloud, through wearables, into artificial intelligence, and now focusing on blockchain. He is a TEDx speaker, INC Magazine listed his book as of the top 10 leadership books of 2015, and Ray Wang and Vala Afshar from DisruptTV described him as one of the smartest Chief Digital Officers in the world. He is frequently covered on Forbes.com and has been on the cover of several industry trade publications in healthcare and financial services.

Richie was a former Clinton Global Initiative delegate and currently serves as a board member for multiple not-for-profit organizations. He earned his Bachelor degree in Management Information Systems from York College as well as his M.B.A. in Technology Management from University of Phoenix where he’s currently pursuing his PhD in Organizational Leadership.
11/14/2017 1:00 PMArtificial Intelligence (AI); Business Intelligence; Digital
Artificial Intelligence - A Conversation of Business Applications
Richie will cover the basic scientific segments of Artificial Intelligence discuss the current state of each scientific segment and potential uses cases in financial services healthcare and other industries Discussion will include examples currently in development solutions deployed in the real world and a maturity model and view of the future of commerce

Richie’s Bio
In addition to being a c-level at multiple Fortune 500 companies in the past five years Richie has keynoted over 250 conferences across five continents presenting to over 100000 live audience participants on digital topics ranging from the cloud through wearables into artificial intelligence and now focusing on blockchain He is a TEDx speaker INC Magazine listed his book as of the top 10 leadership books of 2015 and Ray Wang and Vala Afshar from DisruptTV described him as one of the smartest Chief Digital Officers in the world He is frequently covered on Forbescom and has been on the cover of several industry trade publications in healthcare and financial services

Richie was a former Clinton Global Initiative delegate and currently serves as a board member for multiple not-for-profit organizations He earned his Bachelor degree in Management Information Systems from York College as well as his MBA in Technology Management from University of Phoenix where he’s currently pursuing his PhD in Organizational Leadership
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How Managers Can Build Rapport and Influence with Team Members with Jeff Baird
Former FBI Special Agent Jack Schafer was given tasks such as getting information from foreign spies or convincing foreign diplomats to turn against their country and work for the United States. He was able to build a relationship of trust with these individuals, by following the pattern all humans go through in developing trust and friendship.

Certified body language trainer, Jeff Baird will share some of these science backed strategies to help you build trust, while still maintaining respect and influence with those that report to you. You'll be able to boost productivity throughout the whole team, as you develop these skills by creating a better working relationship.

Bio:
Jeff Baird is a certified body language trainer, goal hacker, hiring manager and the anti-boring corporate trainer. He's also worked in IT and Business intelligence for nearly 20 years and is a Chris Hemsworth look-a-like. Just checking to see if you're still reading. Jeff's approach is science backed, applicable & fun. He'll help you take control of your nonverbal communication, 'read' others' body language and finally nail those stretch goals. He's ready to help you break through your career (or life) plateaus.
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10/26/2017 1:00 PMCommunication; Leadership; Management
If you have a PMI certification you can claim 5 Leadership PDU using information at bottom of description 

How Managers Can Build Rapport and Influence with Team Members with Jeff Baird
Former FBI Special Agent Jack Schafer was given tasks such as getting information from foreign spies or convincing foreign diplomats to turn against their country and work for the United States He was able to build a relationship of trust with these individuals by following the pattern all humans go through in developing trust and friendship

Certified body language trainer Jeff Baird will share some of these science backed strategies to help you build trust while still maintaining respect and influence with those that report to you Youll be able to boost productivity throughout the whole team as you develop these skills by creating a better working relationship

Bio
Jeff Baird is a certified body language trainer goal hacker hiring manager and the anti-boring corporate trainer Hes also worked in IT and Business intelligence for nearly 20 years and is a Chris Hemsworth look-a-like Just checking to see if youre still reading Jeffs approach is science backed applicable  fun Hell help you take control of your nonverbal communication read others body language and finally nail those stretch goals Hes ready to help you break through your career or life plateaus
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How Managers Can Build Rapport and Influence with Team Members with Jeff Baird - 5 Leadership PDU  30 minutes
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Abstract: 
You might be starting to hear more about RPA (i.e. Robotic Process Automation) and how it’s becoming one of the “hottest skills and trends” in the market, and it’s relation to Cognitive Computing, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence. However, there are many questions on RPA technology and how it can be implemented and leveraged to successfully help business processes!  During this webinar, Edward Brooks, the Founder of the RPA Academy, will focus on:
1. What is RPA and how can companies use it to improve business processes?
2. Different RPA vendors and nuances of each of the major vendors/RPA tools
3. Case studies of how 2-3 different companies are using RPA technology
4. Additional best practices for selecting RPA tool/tech and using effectively
5. Training resources for learning more about RPA

About the Speaker:
Trained as a CPA in London, worked as a consultant in Outsourcing and Shared Services, designing, selling, implementing and running deals. Came into the RPA sector by accident, thinking that this was just a no-brainer - people would just adopt it and move on. Then started to work with clients who were looking at Robotics, AI, Watson, etc. and recognized the real challenges they were facing - on the strategy, technology, change management and skills fronts. So, based in New York, established The RPA Academy to make it easy and affordable for anyone to train in RPA.
10/12/2017 1:00 PMArtificial Intelligence (AI); Business Intelligence; Digital
Abstract 
You might be starting to hear more about RPA ie Robotic Process Automation and how it’s becoming one of the “hottest skills and trends” in the market and it’s relation to Cognitive Computing Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence However there are many questions on RPA technology and how it can be implemented and leveraged to successfully help business processes  During this webinar Edward Brooks the Founder of the RPA Academy will focus on
1 What is RPA and how can companies use it to improve business processes
2 Different RPA vendors and nuances of each of the major vendorsRPA tools
3 Case studies of how 2-3 different companies are using RPA technology
4 Additional best practices for selecting RPA tooltech and using effectively
5 Training resources for learning more about RPA

About the Speaker
Trained as a CPA in London worked as a consultant in Outsourcing and Shared Services designing selling implementing and running deals Came into the RPA sector by accident thinking that this was just a no-brainer - people would just adopt it and move on Then started to work with clients who were looking at Robotics AI Watson etc and recognized the real challenges they were facing - on the strategy technology change management and skills fronts So based in New York established The RPA Academy to make it easy and affordable for anyone to train in RPA
Robotic Process Automation with Edward Brooks AI  Artificial Intelligence 50 minutes
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Managers run into various roadblocks when trying to identify, engage, screen and attract quality candidates to join their teams.  It’s frustrating when it takes a considerable amount of time to identify strong candidates, and even more frustrating to then lose them during the process.

In this session, we’ll cover:
- Top 10 reasons we’ve seen clients lose good candidates
- Formula for a quality hiring process
- Primary motivators of technical candidates
- Key components for a quality job description
- Recommended exercises to improve process
10/4/2017 11:00 AMManagement
Managers run into various roadblocks when trying to identify engage screen and attract quality candidates to join their teams  It’s frustrating when it takes a considerable amount of time to identify strong candidates and even more frustrating to then lose them during the process

In this session we’ll cover
- Top 10 reasons we’ve seen clients lose good candidates
- Formula for a quality hiring process
- Primary motivators of technical candidates
- Key components for a quality job description
- Recommended exercises to improve process
Shaping Your Hiring Process to Attract Top Talent Hiring  Job Description  Interviewing Tips for Managers 50 minutes
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Let’s face it.  You can effectively do many IT jobs related to SQL Server without knowing the internals of how SQL Server works.  Many great developers, DBAs, and designers get their day-to-day work completed on time and with reasonable quality while never really knowing what’s happening behind the scenes.  But if you want to take your skills to the next level, it’s critical to know SQL Server’s internal processes and architecture.  This session will answer questions like:
- What are the various areas of memory inside of SQL Server?
- How are queries handled behind the scenes?
- What does SQL Server do with procedural code, like functions, procedures, and triggers?
- What happens during checkpoints?  Lazywrites?
- How are IOs handled with regards to transaction logs and database?
- What happens when transaction logs and databases grow or shrinks?

This fast paced session will take you through many aspects of the internal operations of SQL Server and, for those topics we don’t cover, will point you to resources where you can get more information.  So strap on your silly, as we cover all these topics and more at speed with tongue planted firmly in cheek!

Prerequisites: Basic understanding of SQL Server operations and activities – such as transactions, queries, and preventative maintenance tasks like backup and recovery.

Goal 1: Learn about the major components within the SQL Server architecture, starting with the relational engine and storage engine, working down to greater and greater detail.

Goal 2: See what happens inside the SQL Server query optimizer and how the query optimizer affects transaction execution time, both read-only and read-write transactions

Goal 3: Review the major operational processes inside of SQL Server that affect memory management and IO activity.

Speaker Bio:
Kevin Kline is a renowned database expert and software industry veteran currently serving as a principal program manager at SentryOne, a leading vendor of database tools for the Microsoft data platform. A Microsoft data platform MVP since 2003, Kevin was a founding board member and former president of PASS. He has written/co-written eleven books including the best-selling SQL in a Nutshell.  Kevin is a monthly columnist for DBTA magazine.  Kevin is a noted trainer and thought leader on IT leadership skills, data and database technology and practices, and SQL Server performance tuning and optimization.  Kevin is a top-rated speaker at conferences worldwide such as Microsoft Ignite, the PASS Summit, Oracle OpenWorld, SQLBits, and IT/Dev Connections. He tweets at @kekline.
10/3/2017 1:00 PMData; Database; Programming
Abstract
Let’s face it  You can effectively do many IT jobs related to SQL Server without knowing the internals of how SQL Server works  Many great developers DBAs and designers get their day-to-day work completed on time and with reasonable quality while never really knowing what’s happening behind the scenes  But if you want to take your skills to the next level it’s critical to know SQL Server’s internal processes and architecture  This session will answer questions like
- What are the various areas of memory inside of SQL Server
- How are queries handled behind the scenes
- What does SQL Server do with procedural code like functions procedures and triggers
- What happens during checkpoints  Lazywrites
- How are IOs handled with regards to transaction logs and database
- What happens when transaction logs and databases grow or shrinks

This fast paced session will take you through many aspects of the internal operations of SQL Server and for those topics we don’t cover will point you to resources where you can get more information  So strap on your silly as we cover all these topics and more at speed with tongue planted firmly in cheek

Prerequisites Basic understanding of SQL Server operations and activities – such as transactions queries and preventative maintenance tasks like backup and recovery

Goal 1 Learn about the major components within the SQL Server architecture starting with the relational engine and storage engine working down to greater and greater detail

Goal 2 See what happens inside the SQL Server query optimizer and how the query optimizer affects transaction execution time both read-only and read-write transactions

Goal 3 Review the major operational processes inside of SQL Server that affect memory management and IO activity

Speaker Bio
Kevin Kline is a renowned database expert and software industry veteran currently serving as a principal program manager at SentryOne a leading vendor of database tools for the Microsoft data platform A Microsoft data platform MVP since 2003 Kevin was a founding board member and former president of PASS He has writtenco-written eleven books including the best-selling SQL in a Nutshell  Kevin is a monthly columnist for DBTA magazine  Kevin is a noted trainer and thought leader on IT leadership skills data and database technology and practices and SQL Server performance tuning and optimization  Kevin is a top-rated speaker at conferences worldwide such as Microsoft Ignite the PASS Summit Oracle OpenWorld SQLBits and ITDev Connections He tweets at @kekline
Discover SQL Server’s Internals  Architecture with Kevin Kline70 minutes
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Blockchain stands to create more disruption and opportunity than the internet and the cloud combined. As the paradigm that was made famous by Bitcoin continues to mature, join this discussion with Richie Etwaru on the business implications, the near term opportunities, and the long term strategic changes to commerce that you c-levels should be thinking about today. Richie will cover the basics of the blockchain paradigm, cover some use cases, and discuss in detail the disruption opportunity and challenges that can be taken advantage of as we move into the next regeneration of commerce that is largely digital.

If you'd like a preview, Richie has several videos on Blockchain on his YouTube channel - https://www.youtube.com/user/CrashEtwaru

Speaker Bio:
In addition to being a c-level at multiple Fortune 500 companies, in the past five years, Richie has keynoted over 250 conferences, across five continents, presenting to over 100,000 live audience participants on digital topics ranging from the cloud, through wearables, into artificial intelligence, and now focusing on blockchain. He is a TEDx speaker, INC Magazine listed his book as of the top 10 leadership books of 2015, and Ray Wang and Vala Afshar from DisruptTV described him as one of the smartest Chief Digital Officers in the world. He is frequently covered on Forbes.com and has been on the cover of several industry trade publications in healthcare and financial services.

Richie was a former Clinton Global Initiative delegate and currently serves as a board member for multiple not-for-profit organizations. He earned his Bachelor degree in Management Information Systems from York College as well as his M.B.A. in Technology Management from University of Phoenix where he’s currently pursuing his PhD in Organizational Leadership.
9/27/2017 1:00 PMArtificial Intelligence (AI); Business Intelligence; Digital
Abstract
Blockchain stands to create more disruption and opportunity than the internet and the cloud combined As the paradigm that was made famous by Bitcoin continues to mature join this discussion with Richie Etwaru on the business implications the near term opportunities and the long term strategic changes to commerce that you c-levels should be thinking about today Richie will cover the basics of the blockchain paradigm cover some use cases and discuss in detail the disruption opportunity and challenges that can be taken advantage of as we move into the next regeneration of commerce that is largely digital

If youd like a preview Richie has several videos on Blockchain on his YouTube channel - httpswwwyoutubecomuserCrashEtwaru

Speaker Bio
In addition to being a c-level at multiple Fortune 500 companies in the past five years Richie has keynoted over 250 conferences across five continents presenting to over 100000 live audience participants on digital topics ranging from the cloud through wearables into artificial intelligence and now focusing on blockchain He is a TEDx speaker INC Magazine listed his book as of the top 10 leadership books of 2015 and Ray Wang and Vala Afshar from DisruptTV described him as one of the smartest Chief Digital Officers in the world He is frequently covered on Forbescom and has been on the cover of several industry trade publications in healthcare and financial services

Richie was a former Clinton Global Initiative delegate and currently serves as a board member for multiple not-for-profit organizations He earned his Bachelor degree in Management Information Systems from York College as well as his MBA in Technology Management from University of Phoenix where he’s currently pursuing his PhD in Organizational Leadership
Blockchain Going past the technology and into the business with Richie Etwaru 60 minutes
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War Stories on Embedded Security: Pentesting, IoT, Building Managers, and how to do Better
If security were easy, we’d have solved it 20 years ago. Unfortunately for complex networks and systems, we need the basics and more: developer training, correct implementation, cross-training, proper deployment, event monitoring, secure updates, and response planning. It’s a tall order. But with the right partners, it’s possible. Come be entertained and encouraged by Dr. DeMott as he shows some epic fails - that could have been wins.

Bio
Dr. DeMott is former NSA and Microsoft BlueHat Prize winner. He’s frequently quoted in media, and invited to speak. He’s the founder of Vulnerability Discovery & Analysis (VDA) Labs. You'll find fingerprints of VDA across the InfoSec community: fuzzing, code auditing, exploitation, incident response, malware analysis, pentests, threat intelligence, and security training. When DeMott isn’t leading a project, or bypassing a security control, he’s enjoying time with his family outdoors.
9/12/2017 1:00 PMInformation Security; Infrastructure
War Stories on Embedded Security Pentesting IoT Building Managers and how to do Better
If security were easy we’d have solved it 20 years ago Unfortunately for complex networks and systems we need the basics and more developer training correct implementation cross-training proper deployment event monitoring secure updates and response planning It’s a tall order But with the right partners it’s possible Come be entertained and encouraged by Dr DeMott as he shows some epic fails - that could have been wins

Bio
Dr DeMott is former NSA and Microsoft BlueHat Prize winner He’s frequently quoted in media and invited to speak He’s the founder of Vulnerability Discovery  Analysis VDA Labs Youll find fingerprints of VDA across the InfoSec community fuzzing code auditing exploitation incident response malware analysis pentests threat intelligence and security training When DeMott isn’t leading a project or bypassing a security control he’s enjoying time with his family outdoors
Embedded Cyber Security with Dr Jared DeMott 57 minutes
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Get Reactive with RxJS
Functional Reactive Programming is gaining traction. Reactive programming starts where functional programming leaves us—to make use of lazy evaluations and function composition to create highly responsive and reliable applications. What does RxJS offer from the point of view of reactive programming, where is it used, and how can you apply it for your projects? This presentation will answer those question, but not in theory, but by way of showing practical examples of RxJS in use.

About the speaker:
Dr. Venkat Subramaniam is an award-winning author, founder of Agile Developer, Inc., creator of agilelearner.com, and an instructional professor at the University of Houston.

He has trained and mentored thousands of software developers in the US, Canada, Europe, and Asia, and is a regularly-invited speaker at several international conferences. Venkat helps his clients effectively apply and succeed with sustainable agile practices on their software projects.

Venkat is a (co)author of multiple technical books, including the 2007 Jolt Productivity award winning book Practices of an Agile Developer. You can find a list of his books at agiledeveloper.com. You can reach him by email at venkats@agiledeveloper.com or on twitter at @venkat_s.
8/31/2017 1:00 PMJava; JavaScript; Programming
Get Reactive with RxJS
Functional Reactive Programming is gaining traction Reactive programming starts where functional programming leaves us—to make use of lazy evaluations and function composition to create highly responsive and reliable applications What does RxJS offer from the point of view of reactive programming where is it used and how can you apply it for your projects This presentation will answer those question but not in theory but by way of showing practical examples of RxJS in use

About the speaker
Dr Venkat Subramaniam is an award-winning author founder of Agile Developer Inc creator of agilelearnercom and an instructional professor at the University of Houston

He has trained and mentored thousands of software developers in the US Canada Europe and Asia and is a regularly-invited speaker at several international conferences Venkat helps his clients effectively apply and succeed with sustainable agile practices on their software projects

Venkat is a coauthor of multiple technical books including the 2007 Jolt Productivity award winning book Practices of an Agile Developer You can find a list of his books at agiledevelopercom You can reach him by email at venkats@agiledevelopercom or on twitter at @venkat_s
Reactive Programming with RxJS with Venkat Subramaniam 92 minutes
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Once Upon a Time: The Business Analyst Storyteller
Would you agree that requirements need to be clearly understood? It seems logical, right? What about memorable? That’s right, I said memorable, not measurable. Yes of course they should be measurable but that becomes meaningless if they are not first, memorable. So why is it that more Business Analysts don’t tell requirements stories? The most effective communicators tell stories – they ensure things are memorable and clearly understood. The Business Analyst should be the best communicator on the team given the sheer volume of requirements, plus all of the additional things that support the requirements like how we got there to begin with, the business case, the value proposition, business rules, and more. What is that you say? You are Agile? Then you better ramp up those storytelling skills!

Come join Bob the BA to learn what makes up a compelling requirements story. Stories that are memorable, contagious, interesting, and ensure the requirements are clearly understood. Learn the structure, how emotions play into the story, how to hold your stakeholder’s interest, how improvisation and the art of surprise can enhance the story and keep it relevant for your audience. Did you hear the one about the non-functional requirement looking for the functional requirement in all the wrong places? Probably not, but it sounds like there is a great story in there somewhere that needs to be told. What’s your story?

Speaker Bio:
Bob Prentiss is a keynote speaker, author, mentor, coach and Business Analysis thought leader. Bob is passionate about helping you think, learn & work differently so you can become the best version of yourself. Bob is the CEO and founder of Bob the BA Training providing badass business analysis training, consulting and mentoring services. Bob the BA helps organizations transform their requirements practices utilizing modern techniques, an agile mindset and street-smart approaches to get the work done faster. Bob is CBAP® certified with 30 years of experience in corporate America; with a background in managing BA centers of excellence, assessing and managing BA maturity, quality, and competency. Bob has presented numerous keynote, workshops, seminars, conferences, and training sessions across North America. Bob is a founding member and past President of the IIBA® MSP Chapter.

***This session can be claimed for 1 PDU and 1 CDU for recertification until 8/10/2019!***
8/10/2017 1:00 PMBusiness Analysis; Communication; Leadership; Management; Project ManagementBusiness Analysis, Communication, Leadership, Management, Project Management
Once Upon a Time The Business Analyst Storyteller
Would you agree that requirements need to be clearly understood It seems logical right What about memorable That’s right I said memorable not measurable Yes of course they should be measurable but that becomes meaningless if they are not first memorable So why is it that more Business Analysts don’t tell requirements stories The most effective communicators tell stories – they ensure things are memorable and clearly understood The Business Analyst should be the best communicator on the team given the sheer volume of requirements plus all of the additional things that support the requirements like how we got there to begin with the business case the value proposition business rules and more What is that you say You are Agile Then you better ramp up those storytelling skills

Come join Bob the BA to learn what makes up a compelling requirements story Stories that are memorable contagious interesting and ensure the requirements are clearly understood Learn the structure how emotions play into the story how to hold your stakeholder’s interest how improvisation and the art of surprise can enhance the story and keep it relevant for your audience Did you hear the one about the non-functional requirement looking for the functional requirement in all the wrong places Probably not but it sounds like there is a great story in there somewhere that needs to be told What’s your story

Speaker Bio
Bob Prentiss is a keynote speaker author mentor coach and Business Analysis thought leader Bob is passionate about helping you think learn  work differently so you can become the best version of yourself Bob is the CEO and founder of Bob the BA Training providing badass business analysis training consulting and mentoring services Bob the BA helps organizations transform their requirements practices utilizing modern techniques an agile mindset and street-smart approaches to get the work done faster Bob is CBAP® certified with 30 years of experience in corporate America; with a background in managing BA centers of excellence assessing and managing BA maturity quality and competency Bob has presented numerous keynote workshops seminars conferences and training sessions across North America Bob is a founding member and past President of the IIBA® MSP Chapter

This session can be claimed for 1 PDU and 1 CDU for recertification until 8102019
Once Upon a Time The Business Analyst Storyteller with Bob Prentiss - 1 PDU  CDU 60 minutes
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The functional programming additions in Java 8, which include lambda expressions, method references, and streams, make Java feel like a completely new language. Java 9 then adds in the Java Platform Module System, which changes how code is organized and distributed. Such fundamental modifications to a language with 20 years of backward compatibility issues can feel disorienting, to say the least. This talk will review the new recommended approaches for writing Java. The focus will be on understanding why the modifications were done and how best to react to them in the future.

Speaker Bio:
Ken Kousen is a technical trainer, software developer, and conference speaker specializing in Java and open source topics, including Android, Spring, Hibernate/JPA, Groovy, Grails, and Gradle. He is the author of the O'Reilly books "Modern Java Recipes" and “Gradle Recipes for Android”, as well as the Manning book “Making Java Groovy”. He recorded a dozen video courses for O'Reilly, on topics that include Android, Groovy, Grails, Gradle, Advanced Java, and Spring and Spring Boot.

He is a regular speaker on the No Fluff, Just Stuff tour, and has also given keynotes at conferences in Copenhagen, Delhi, and Minneapolis. In both 2013 and 2016 he was awarded JavaOne Rockstar status. His academic background include BS degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Mathematics from M.I.T., an MA and Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering from Princeton, and an MS in Computer Science from R.P.I. He is currently President of Kousen IT, Inc., based in Connecticut.
8/1/2017 1:00 PMJava; Programming
The functional programming additions in Java 8 which include lambda expressions method references and streams make Java feel like a completely new language Java 9 then adds in the Java Platform Module System which changes how code is organized and distributed Such fundamental modifications to a language with 20 years of backward compatibility issues can feel disorienting to say the least This talk will review the new recommended approaches for writing Java The focus will be on understanding why the modifications were done and how best to react to them in the future

Speaker Bio
Ken Kousen is a technical trainer software developer and conference speaker specializing in Java and open source topics including Android Spring HibernateJPA Groovy Grails and Gradle He is the author of the OReilly books Modern Java Recipes and “Gradle Recipes for Android” as well as the Manning book “Making Java Groovy” He recorded a dozen video courses for OReilly on topics that include Android Groovy Grails Gradle Advanced Java and Spring and Spring Boot

He is a regular speaker on the No Fluff Just Stuff tour and has also given keynotes at conferences in Copenhagen Delhi and Minneapolis In both 2013 and 2016 he was awarded JavaOne Rockstar status His academic background include BS degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Mathematics from MIT an MA and PhD in Aerospace Engineering from Princeton and an MS in Computer Science from RPI He is currently President of Kousen IT Inc based in Connecticut
How Java 8 Will Change the Way You Code with Ken Kousen 60 minutes
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Abstract - *Yes, You Can Become Cloud-Native. Here's How.*
Your company has to become good at software. There's no other choice. But is it really possible for established enterprises to look like Facebook, Stripe, Uber, and Netflix? Those cloud natives recognize the importance of delivering a quality service powered by software. In this talk, we'll look at what it means to be cloud-native, and how you get there. What are microservices? How does someone "do DevOps"? What does a cloud-native application look like? How about a cloud-native platform? We'll answer these questions and more, and look at how you can really start adopting these practices in your own organization today.

Speaker Bio:
Richard Seroter is a Senior Director of Product for Pivotal, a 9-time Microsoft MVP for cloud/integration, an instructor for developer-centric training company Pluralsight, the lead InfoQ.com editor for cloud computing, and author of multiple books on application integration strategies. As a Senior Director of Product at Pivotal, Richard works with customers and partners to realize the full value of the Pivotal platform and transform the way they build software. Richard maintains a regularly updated blog on topics of architecture and solution design (seroter.wordpress.com) and can be found on Twitter as @rseroter.

View all of Richard’s Pluralsight courses via https://www.pluralsight.com/authors/richard-seroter
7/13/2017 1:00 PMCloud; Infrastructure
Abstract - Yes You Can Become Cloud-Native Heres How
Your company has to become good at software Theres no other choice But is it really possible for established enterprises to look like Facebook Stripe Uber and Netflix Those cloud natives recognize the importance of delivering a quality service powered by software In this talk well look at what it means to be cloud-native and how you get there What are microservices How does someone do DevOps What does a cloud-native application look like How about a cloud-native platform Well answer these questions and more and look at how you can really start adopting these practices in your own organization today

Speaker Bio
Richard Seroter is a Senior Director of Product for Pivotal a 9-time Microsoft MVP for cloudintegration an instructor for developer-centric training company Pluralsight the lead InfoQcom editor for cloud computing and author of multiple books on application integration strategies As a Senior Director of Product at Pivotal Richard works with customers and partners to realize the full value of the Pivotal platform and transform the way they build software Richard maintains a regularly updated blog on topics of architecture and solution design seroterwordpresscom and can be found on Twitter as @rseroter

View all of Richard’s Pluralsight courses via httpswwwpluralsightcomauthorsrichard-seroter
Becoming Cloud Native with Richard Seroter 60 minutes
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Primarily we think of interviews as evaluations for if a candidate is a good fit for who we're trying to hire. But in such a hot market for IT professionals, we as hiring managers also have to put our best foot forward to attract the right talent. The impression we leave the candidate with, for better or worse, reflects on us, the position and the company.

Professor Stephen Ceci understood the importance of impressions in his classes and decided to do an experiment. He taught 2 classes exactly the same material, but used positive power body language in one of them. He hoped that at the end of the semester when he was evaluated that the students would rate him as more knowledgeable and accessible in the power body language class. When he got his results at the end of the semester, good body language did help him score better in those 2 categories. But he also scored better in ALL categories. Even the text book was rated better, even though it was only used for homework and never in lectures. There is a powerful halo effect for good or for bad, affecting how individuals see everything associated with us.

Jeff Baird, certified body language trainer will share nonverbal ninja tips on how hiring managers can represent themselves to attract good talent.

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Bio:
Jeff Baird is a certified body language trainer, goal hacker, hiring manager and the anti-boring corporate trainer. He's also worked in IT and Business intelligence for nearly 20 years and is a Chris Hemsworth look-a-like. Just checking to see if you're still reading. Jeff's approach is science backed, applicable & fun. He'll help you take control of your nonverbal communication, 'read' others' body language and finally nail those stretch goals. He's ready to help you break through your career (or life) plateaus.
5/25/2017 1:00 PMLeadership; Management
Primarily we think of interviews as evaluations for if a candidate is a good fit for who were trying to hire But in such a hot market for IT professionals we as hiring managers also have to put our best foot forward to attract the right talent The impression we leave the candidate with for better or worse reflects on us the position and the company

Professor Stephen Ceci understood the importance of impressions in his classes and decided to do an experiment He taught 2 classes exactly the same material but used positive power body language in one of them He hoped that at the end of the semester when he was evaluated that the students would rate him as more knowledgeable and accessible in the power body language class When he got his results at the end of the semester good body language did help him score better in those 2 categories But he also scored better in ALL categories Even the text book was rated better even though it was only used for homework and never in lectures There is a powerful halo effect for good or for bad affecting how individuals see everything associated with us

Jeff Baird certified body language trainer will share nonverbal ninja tips on how hiring managers can represent themselves to attract good talent

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Jeff Baird is a certified body language trainer goal hacker hiring manager and the anti-boring corporate trainer Hes also worked in IT and Business intelligence for nearly 20 years and is a Chris Hemsworth look-a-like Just checking to see if youre still reading Jeffs approach is science backed applicable  fun Hell help you take control of your nonverbal communication read others body language and finally nail those stretch goals Hes ready to help you break through your career or life plateaus
Win Over Top Talent with these Nonverbal Hacks with Jeff Baird Hiring  Interview Tips for Managers 30 minutes
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The Spock framework brings simple, elegant testing to Java and Groovy projects. It integrates cleanly with JUnit, so Spock tests can be integrated as part of an existing test suite. Spock also includes an embedded mocking framework that can be used right away. In this presentation, we'll look at several examples of Spock tests and review most of its capabilities, including mock objects and integration with Spring.

Speaker Bio:
Ken Kousen is a technical trainer, software developer, and conference speaker specializing in Java and open source topics, including Android, Spring, Hibernate/JPA, Groovy, Grails, and Gradle. He is the author of the O'Reilly books "Modern Java Recipes" and “Gradle Recipes for Android”, as well as the Manning book “Making Java Groovy”. He recorded a dozen video courses for O'Reilly, on topics that include Android, Groovy, Grails, Gradle, Advanced Java, and Spring and Spring Boot.

He is a regular speaker on the No Fluff, Just Stuff tour, and has also given keynotes at conferences in Copenhagen, Delhi, and Minneapolis. In both 2013 and 2016 he was awarded JavaOne Rockstar status. His academic background include BS degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Mathematics from M.I.T., an MA and Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering from Princeton, and an MS in Computer Science from R.P.I. He is currently President of Kousen IT, Inc., based in Connecticut.
5/16/2017 1:00 AMJava; Programming; Quality Assurance / Testing
The Spock framework brings simple elegant testing to Java and Groovy projects It integrates cleanly with JUnit so Spock tests can be integrated as part of an existing test suite Spock also includes an embedded mocking framework that can be used right away In this presentation well look at several examples of Spock tests and review most of its capabilities including mock objects and integration with Spring

Speaker Bio
Ken Kousen is a technical trainer software developer and conference speaker specializing in Java and open source topics including Android Spring HibernateJPA Groovy Grails and Gradle He is the author of the OReilly books Modern Java Recipes and “Gradle Recipes for Android” as well as the Manning book “Making Java Groovy” He recorded a dozen video courses for OReilly on topics that include Android Groovy Grails Gradle Advanced Java and Spring and Spring Boot

He is a regular speaker on the No Fluff Just Stuff tour and has also given keynotes at conferences in Copenhagen Delhi and Minneapolis In both 2013 and 2016 he was awarded JavaOne Rockstar status His academic background include BS degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Mathematics from MIT an MA and PhD in Aerospace Engineering from Princeton and an MS in Computer Science from RPI He is currently President of Kousen IT Inc based in Connecticut
Spock Unit Testing with Ken Kousen Java  Groovy Testing Framework60 minutes
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Abstract: The Project Coach: How to Stretch and Develop Others While Getting Work Done
Business coaching as evolved from fad to fundamental. Having the ability to “coach and develop others” is a necessary skill for all project managers. Bus with so much to do and so little guidance, how do project managers successfully stretch and develop others while getting the work done? Successful coaching is based on asking rather than telling, on challenging rather than giving directions and by holding a person accountable for results. This session provides a useful framework on how to get the best out of your team while getting stuff done.

Speaker Bio:
Lisa DiTullio is the principal of Your Project Office, a PMI® Registered Education Provider and consulting organization dedicated to introducing project management as a business competency and enabling organizations to improve decision-making, instill accountability, and enhance communications. Her group offers training programs and advisory services supporting project/business management and team-building activities, as well as project office support services to organizations through an outsourced partnership.

Lisa is the editor of ProjectBestPractices, a quarterly newsletter from ProjectWorld, a regular contributor to the Silicon Valley PM and Project Connections blogs, a contributor to PM Network and a distance instructor for Prodevia Learning. She is also the author of Simple Solutions: How “Enterprise Project Management” Supported Harvard Pilgrim Health Care’s Journey from Near Collapse to #1 (iUniverse) and Project Team Dynamics: Enhancing Performance, Improving Results (Management Concepts) which was recently translated by The Publishing House of Electronics Industry in Beijing, China. Her third book, “The Government Manager’s Guide to Leading Teams” was just released. She is a recognized international speaker in her field.
4/19/2017 1:00 PMCommunication; Leadership; Management; Project ManagementCommunication, Leadership, Management, Project Management
Abstract The Project Coach How to Stretch and Develop Others While Getting Work Done
Business coaching as evolved from fad to fundamental Having the ability to “coach and develop others” is a necessary skill for all project managers Bus with so much to do and so little guidance how do project managers successfully stretch and develop others while getting the work done Successful coaching is based on asking rather than telling on challenging rather than giving directions and by holding a person accountable for results This session provides a useful framework on how to get the best out of your team while getting stuff done

Speaker Bio
Lisa DiTullio is the principal of Your Project Office a PMI® Registered Education Provider and consulting organization dedicated to introducing project management as a business competency and enabling organizations to improve decision-making instill accountability and enhance communications Her group offers training programs and advisory services supporting projectbusiness management and team-building activities as well as project office support services to organizations through an outsourced partnership

Lisa is the editor of ProjectBestPractices a quarterly newsletter from ProjectWorld a regular contributor to the Silicon Valley PM and Project Connections blogs a contributor to PM Network and a distance instructor for Prodevia Learning She is also the author of Simple Solutions How “Enterprise Project Management” Supported Harvard Pilgrim Health Care’s Journey from Near Collapse to 1 iUniverse and Project Team Dynamics Enhancing Performance Improving Results Management Concepts which was recently translated by The Publishing House of Electronics Industry in Beijing China Her third book “The Government Manager’s Guide to Leading Teams” was just released She is a recognized international speaker in her field
The Project Coach - How to Stretch and Develop Others while Getting Work Done with Lisa DiTullio60 minutes
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The marketing technology landscape is a confusion mix of thousands of applications that all claim to be the miracle cure to your sales pipeline woes. While every company is seeking that silver bullet, savvy marketers have learned it doesn’t exist. But they’ve also learned that selecting the right combination of these best-of-breed products can help them understand their audience, identify the mostly viable prospects within it, and effectively convert them into customers. Attend this session to understand the critical categories of marketing technology, what key features make applications within them effective, and how to create a marketing technology roadmap that can help your company increase sales without breaking the bank.

Speaker Bio - David Giannetto:
David Giannetto is the author of three books, including his latest, Big Social Mobile, How Digital Initiatives can Reshape the Enterprise and Drive Business Results. He has been named a thought-leader by the American Management Association, Business Finance Magazine and Consumer Goods Technology Magazine. He is a guest writer for the Huffington Post, and a former columnist for US Business Review and Strictly Marketing Magazine. As SVP of Astea International helps some of today’s leading companies connect more closely and create superior service interactions with their customers. Learn more about David at www.giannetto.com and follow on Twitter via @dgiannetto.
3/15/2017 1:00 PMDigital
The marketing technology landscape is a confusion mix of thousands of applications that all claim to be the miracle cure to your sales pipeline woes While every company is seeking that silver bullet savvy marketers have learned it doesn’t exist But they’ve also learned that selecting the right combination of these best-of-breed products can help them understand their audience identify the mostly viable prospects within it and effectively convert them into customers Attend this session to understand the critical categories of marketing technology what key features make applications within them effective and how to create a marketing technology roadmap that can help your company increase sales without breaking the bank

Speaker Bio - David Giannetto
David Giannetto is the author of three books including his latest Big Social Mobile How Digital Initiatives can Reshape the Enterprise and Drive Business Results He has been named a thought-leader by the American Management Association Business Finance Magazine and Consumer Goods Technology Magazine He is a guest writer for the Huffington Post and a former columnist for US Business Review and Strictly Marketing Magazine As SVP of Astea International helps some of today’s leading companies connect more closely and create superior service interactions with their customers Learn more about David at wwwgiannettocom and follow on Twitter via @dgiannetto
Digital Marketing Technologies Overview with David Giannetto58 minutes
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The business case here is extending on-prem services to Azure as infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) virtual machines. This session covers deploying a site-to-site VPN and deploying Azure VMs.

Author Bio:
Tim Warner has worked in nearly every facet of IT, from systems administration and software architecture to technical writing and training. Tim currently works as a full-time technical trainer with Pluralsight. You can reach Tim via his website: timwarnertech.com.
2/22/2017 1:00 PMCloud; Infrastructure
The business case here is extending on-prem services to Azure as infrastructure-as-a-service IaaS virtual machines This session covers deploying a site-to-site VPN and deploying Azure VMs

Author Bio
Tim Warner has worked in nearly every facet of IT from systems administration and software architecture to technical writing and training Tim currently works as a full-time technical trainer with Pluralsight You can reach Tim via his website timwarnertechcom
On-Prem AD to Azure IaaS with Tim Warner  Cloud 57 minutes
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Session Overview
Understand what it means to be agile. Some teams think they can be agile by using a defined process or set of practices as defined by one of the agile approaches. This is just “doing Agile.” Other teams are agile in name only – the team says it’s “doing Agile” but ends up using the same old practices and achieving the same results.
Teams adopt agile for a variety of reasons, but it’s not the process or set of practices they select that produces the results they seek. Teams are most successful when they adopt a particular mindset in order to “be agile”. Join us as we describe what it means to be agile through 7 key ideas based on how people and organizations work best. We’ll discuss some specific techniques you can use to adopt the mindset on your project, how the business analyst role changes along with the mindset, and how to help your team move from “doing Agile” to actually “being agile”.

Session Roadmap
• Understand the key ideas that form the agile mindset
• How to help your team adopt the agile mindset
• Understand how adopting the agile mindset impacts business analysts

Bio:
Kupe Kupersmith, President & Principal, B2T Training, possesses over 15 years of experience in software systems development. He has served as the lead Business Analyst and Project Manager on projects in the Energy, television and sports management and marketing industries. Additionally, he serves as a mentor for business analysis professionals. Kupe is a Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP®).

Kupe is the co-author of Business Analysis for Dummies and is a requested speaker. Being a trained improvisational comedian, Kupe is sure to make you laugh while you’re learning. For a feel for Kupe’s view on business analysis topics check out his blog on BA Times. Kupe is a connector and has a goal in life to meet everyone!

***This session is worth 1 CDU and 1 PDU until 2/9/2019!***
2/9/2017 1:00 PMAgile; Business Analysis; Project ManagementAgile, Business Analysis, Project Management
Session Overview
Understand what it means to be agile Some teams think they can be agile by using a defined process or set of practices as defined by one of the agile approaches This is just “doing Agile” Other teams are agile in name only – the team says it’s “doing Agile” but ends up using the same old practices and achieving the same results
Teams adopt agile for a variety of reasons but it’s not the process or set of practices they select that produces the results they seek Teams are most successful when they adopt a particular mindset in order to “be agile” Join us as we describe what it means to be agile through 7 key ideas based on how people and organizations work best We’ll discuss some specific techniques you can use to adopt the mindset on your project how the business analyst role changes along with the mindset and how to help your team move from “doing Agile” to actually “being agile”

Session Roadmap
• Understand the key ideas that form the agile mindset
• How to help your team adopt the agile mindset
• Understand how adopting the agile mindset impacts business analysts

Bio
Kupe Kupersmith President  Principal B2T Training possesses over 15 years of experience in software systems development He has served as the lead Business Analyst and Project Manager on projects in the Energy television and sports management and marketing industries Additionally he serves as a mentor for business analysis professionals Kupe is a Certified Business Analysis Professional CBAP®

Kupe is the co-author of Business Analysis for Dummies and is a requested speaker Being a trained improvisational comedian Kupe is sure to make you laugh while you’re learning For a feel for Kupe’s view on business analysis topics check out his blog on BA Times Kupe is a connector and has a goal in life to meet everyone

This session is worth 1 CDU and 1 PDU until 292019
What it Means to Be Agile with Kupe Kupersmith 1 PDU  CDU 60 minutes
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ASP.NET Core brings significant changes to the ASP.NET development platform. Some traditional features of ASP.NET, like the Web Forms programming model, are gone. However, new features and capabilities have arrived. In this webinar, Pluralsight author Scott Allen will uncover the new vision for ASP.NET, which includes the ability to run ASP.NET on Linux, and the incredible performance benchmarks the framework is achieving. He’ll also discuss changes in how to build and deploy ASP.NET, as well as what day-to-day programming will look like.

Bio - Scott Allen:
I write software and consult through OdeToCode LLC. I have 25+ years of commercial software development experience across a wide range of technologies. I’ve successfully delivered software products for embedded, Windows, and web platforms. I’ve developed web services for Fortune 50 companies and firmware for startups. I'm also a Pluralsight author, and a host on the podcast Herding Code. I've written a few books, and spoken at a few conferences around the world. You can follow me on Twitter via @OdetoCode.
1/31/2017 1:00 PM.NET ; Programming
ASPNET Core brings significant changes to the ASPNET development platform Some traditional features of ASPNET like the Web Forms programming model are gone However new features and capabilities have arrived In this webinar Pluralsight author Scott Allen will uncover the new vision for ASPNET which includes the ability to run ASPNET on Linux and the incredible performance benchmarks the framework is achieving He’ll also discuss changes in how to build and deploy ASPNET as well as what day-to-day programming will look like

Bio - Scott Allen
I write software and consult through OdeToCode LLC I have 25 years of commercial software development experience across a wide range of technologies I’ve successfully delivered software products for embedded Windows and web platforms I’ve developed web services for Fortune 50 companies and firmware for startups Im also a Pluralsight author and a host on the podcast Herding Code Ive written a few books and spoken at a few conferences around the world You can follow me on Twitter via @OdetoCode
ASPNET Core  the Enterprise with Scott Allen64 minutes
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Session Abstract:
In risk, it's not just about the tools. It's about how you deploy them. It's about how you bring others into the risk conversation. And it's about how you affirm that you know what you're doing and where you're taking your project. In this session, Carl will drive home the power of clarity and metaphors in taking the risk management story to the next level, and he’ll talk about the importance of language, and how to craft risk terminology that's meaningful for you, your management and your team. Carl will share how a single clear rule can avoid cataclysmic events and how poorly structured rewards can create more risks than they cure.

Speaker Bio:
Carl Pritchard is the principal and founder of Pritchard Management Associates. He is recognized lecturer, author, researcher, and instructor. As a lecturer he is considered a leading authority on risk and communications management and presents on a variety of management topics, ranging from project essentials to the complexities of network diagramming and team motivation. As an author and researcher, he has published articles on project management language, advances in risk management, and on the challenges of training on the Internet. His work as an instructor has taken him around the world, training with some of the leading international training organizations, as well as for private clients and the Project Management Institute®. He is the U.S. Correspondent for the U.K. project management journal, Project Manager Today.

1/12/2017 1:00 PMProject ManagementProject Management
Session Abstract
In risk its not just about the tools Its about how you deploy them Its about how you bring others into the risk conversation And its about how you affirm that you know what youre doing and where youre taking your project In this session Carl will drive home the power of clarity and metaphors in taking the risk management story to the next level and he’ll talk about the importance of language and how to craft risk terminology thats meaningful for you your management and your team Carl will share how a single clear rule can avoid cataclysmic events and how poorly structured rewards can create more risks than they cure

Speaker Bio
Carl Pritchard is the principal and founder of Pritchard Management Associates He is recognized lecturer author researcher and instructor As a lecturer he is considered a leading authority on risk and communications management and presents on a variety of management topics ranging from project essentials to the complexities of network diagramming and team motivation As an author and researcher he has published articles on project management language advances in risk management and on the challenges of training on the Internet His work as an instructor has taken him around the world training with some of the leading international training organizations as well as for private clients and the Project Management Institute® He is the US Correspondent for the UK project management journal Project Manager Today

4 Cs of Risk Management with Carl Pritchard57 minutes
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Session Abstract:
Is it time to elevate your presentation skills? Do you want to educate, inspire and engage your audience? Join Michael Weiss, the Vice President of Marketing at Creative Circle, one of Apex's sister companies and one of the largest digital recruiting agencies, as he highlights some techniques for delivering strong, effective presentations that participants will enjoy and be energized by! Michael will also provide best practices for incorporating story telling into meetings.

"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." – Maya Angelou

Key Takeaways
• Learning to identify and accept your speaking style
• The importance of presentation preparation and rehearsal
• Understanding the importance of body language and eye contact
• Learning the art of storytelling
• Understanding the difference between a solo & ensemble presentations
• How to use PowerPoint effectively and not as a distraction

About Michael Weiss:
Michael has taken a bit of an unorthodox path to get to this point. Yet, storytelling has always been the backbone to whatever he chooses to do. After graduating from Boston University in 1991, he moved to Los Angeles with the dreams of being a rock star. While entertaining crowds all over the US, he took a job as a story editor and script analyst with Hollywood notables such as Quincy Jones, Jerry Bruckheimer, Arnold Kopelson and Propaganda Films. He then moved on to get his Masters in Counseling Psychology to help others tell their stories. From there he taught Life skills at the Crossroads School in Santa Monica - again focusing on helping students find their own personal stories and focus on what it meant to be a young adult. In 1997 Michael was the cofounder of imagistic - a digital agency - and was CEO for 14 years. It was during this tenure that Michael cut his teeth on digital marketing and worked with clients such as the ACLU, Hollywood.com, The Southern Poverty Law Center, Sir Speedy, Technicolor, The Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, Disney, Capitol Records, California Pizza Kitchen, GE, Kellogg’s, Estee Lauder, Bank of America and UCLA.

In 2011 Michael decided it was time to go out on his own and refocus his career on storytelling. This included becoming a seasoned TEDx Talker, a Presentation Specialist and a focus on Content Marketing.

Currently Michael is the VP of Marketing at Creative Circle – the largest creative staffing agency in North America.
12/8/2016 1:00 PMBusiness Analysis; Communication; Leadership; Management; Project Management
Session Abstract
Is it time to elevate your presentation skills Do you want to educate inspire and engage your audience Join Michael Weiss the Vice President of Marketing at Creative Circle one of Apexs sister companies and one of the largest digital recruiting agencies as he highlights some techniques for delivering strong effective presentations that participants will enjoy and be energized by Michael will also provide best practices for incorporating story telling into meetings

Ive learned that people will forget what you said people will forget what you did but people will never forget how you made them feel – Maya Angelou

Key Takeaways
• Learning to identify and accept your speaking style
• The importance of presentation preparation and rehearsal
• Understanding the importance of body language and eye contact
• Learning the art of storytelling
• Understanding the difference between a solo  ensemble presentations
• How to use PowerPoint effectively and not as a distraction

About Michael Weiss
Michael has taken a bit of an unorthodox path to get to this point Yet storytelling has always been the backbone to whatever he chooses to do After graduating from Boston University in 1991 he moved to Los Angeles with the dreams of being a rock star While entertaining crowds all over the US he took a job as a story editor and script analyst with Hollywood notables such as Quincy Jones Jerry Bruckheimer Arnold Kopelson and Propaganda Films He then moved on to get his Masters in Counseling Psychology to help others tell their stories From there he taught Life skills at the Crossroads School in Santa Monica - again focusing on helping students find their own personal stories and focus on what it meant to be a young adult In 1997 Michael was the cofounder of imagistic - a digital agency - and was CEO for 14 years It was during this tenure that Michael cut his teeth on digital marketing and worked with clients such as the ACLU Hollywoodcom The Southern Poverty Law Center Sir Speedy Technicolor The Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Disney Capitol Records California Pizza Kitchen GE Kellogg’s Estee Lauder Bank of America and UCLA

In 2011 Michael decided it was time to go out on his own and refocus his career on storytelling This included becoming a seasoned TEDx Talker a Presentation Specialist and a focus on Content Marketing

Currently Michael is the VP of Marketing at Creative Circle – the largest creative staffing agency in North America
Delivering Effective Presentations with Michael Weiss64 minutes
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Title: Where UX meets CX: Optimizing the CX agent experience
During this one-hour webinar, Andrew Sweany will discuss user research processes and activities, and present a few case studies around effective CX programs.

Speaker Bio:
Andy Sweany began as a Human Factors Engineer at Intel in 2000 and since that time has completed countless user research activities on a huge range of products (software, hardware, web/desk, tablet, & mobile) across the entire life cycle (from emerging concepts to well established enterprise and consumer products).
12/7/2016 1:00 PMDigital ; UI/UX; Programming
Title Where UX meets CX Optimizing the CX agent experience
During this one-hour webinar Andrew Sweany will discuss user research processes and activities and present a few case studies around effective CX programs

Speaker Bio
Andy Sweany began as a Human Factors Engineer at Intel in 2000 and since that time has completed countless user research activities on a huge range of products software hardware webdesk tablet  mobile across the entire life cycle from emerging concepts to well established enterprise and consumer products
Where UX Meets CX with Andy Sweany62 minutes
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For most companies data-driven marketing is nothing more than tracking consumers who visit their website and responding with personalized email. The result is an endless stream of outbound emails, low response rates and eventual discounts. But today’s best digital operators are using a series of analysis to uncover ideal consumers and ideal behaviors that can be combined to maximize conversion rates, market basket value and customer lifetime value. Learn how analysis such as personality, like-kind, pattern and taxonomy can be layered to create a digital marketing program designed to increase market penetration, open new market segments and create a sales pipeline.

Speaker Bio:
David Giannetto is the author of three books, including the newly released Big Social Mobile, How Digital Initiatives can Reshape the Enterprise and Drive Business Results. He has been named a thought-leader by the American Management Association, Business Finance Magazine and Consumer Goods Technology Magazine. He writes for the AMA and the Huffington Post, and is a columnist for Strictly Marketing Magazine. As SVP of Astea International helps some of today’s leading companies connect more closely and create superior service interactions with their customers. Learn more about David via his website at www.giannetto.com and follow on Twitter via @dgiannetto.
10/5/2016 1:00 PMDigital
For most companies data-driven marketing is nothing more than tracking consumers who visit their website and responding with personalized email The result is an endless stream of outbound emails low response rates and eventual discounts But today’s best digital operators are using a series of analysis to uncover ideal consumers and ideal behaviors that can be combined to maximize conversion rates market basket value and customer lifetime value Learn how analysis such as personality like-kind pattern and taxonomy can be layered to create a digital marketing program designed to increase market penetration open new market segments and create a sales pipeline

Speaker Bio
David Giannetto is the author of three books including the newly released Big Social Mobile How Digital Initiatives can Reshape the Enterprise and Drive Business Results He has been named a thought-leader by the American Management Association Business Finance Magazine and Consumer Goods Technology Magazine He writes for the AMA and the Huffington Post and is a columnist for Strictly Marketing Magazine As SVP of Astea International helps some of today’s leading companies connect more closely and create superior service interactions with their customers Learn more about David via his website at wwwgiannettocom and follow on Twitter via @dgiannetto
Using Layered Analytics to Drive Growth and Profitability with David Giannetto  Digital Marketing 60 minutes
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We all encounter difficult people in the workplace. We may be that way ourselves from time to time. How effective you are at dealing with difficult people has a direct impact on how successful you become and can affect your job advancement, your relationships, your overall confidence and even your health. This webinar defines actions that you can employ to stay in control. By demonstrating self-control, you are better prepared for dealing with almost any situation and any individual. Stuff’s going to happen but you don’t have to accept being the victim. You have choices.

About the Speaker:
Neal Whitten is a popular speaker, trainer, consultant, mentor and best-selling author in the areas of leadership and soft skills, project management and employee development. He has over 35 years of front-line leadership, project management and human resource experience.
In his 23 years at IBM, Neal held both project leader and management positions. He managed the development of numerous software products, including operating systems, business and telecommunications applications, and special-purpose programs and tools. For three years, he also managed and was responsible for providing independent assessments on dozens of projects for an Assurance group. Neal is president of The Neal Whitten Group, created shortly after leaving IBM in 1993.
Neal is the author of several books, including:
 The Gift of Wisdom: Lessons for a Lifetime (The Neal Whitten Group)
 Neal Whitten’s Let’s Talk! More No-Nonsense Advice for Project Success (Management Concepts)
 Neal Whitten’s No-Nonsense Advice for Successful Projects (Management Concepts)
 The EnterPrize Organization: Organizing Software Projects for Accountability and Success (Project Management Institute)
 Managing Software Development Projects: Formula for Success, Second Edition (John Wiley & Sons)
 Becoming an Indispensable Employee in a Disposable World (Prentice Hall)

Neal is a frequent presenter and keynote speaker at conferences, seminars, workshops, and special events. He has developed and instructed dozens of unique leadership, project management and personal development classes, and presented to many thousands of people from across hundreds of companies, institutions and public organizations. He has written over 100 articles for professional magazines and had been a contributing editor of PMI’s PM Network® magazine for over 15 years.
9/20/2016 1:00 PMBusiness Analysis; Communication; Leadership; Management; Project ManagementBusiness Analysis, Communication, Leadership, Management, Project Management
We all encounter difficult people in the workplace We may be that way ourselves from time to time How effective you are at dealing with difficult people has a direct impact on how successful you become and can affect your job advancement your relationships your overall confidence and even your health This webinar defines actions that you can employ to stay in control By demonstrating self-control you are better prepared for dealing with almost any situation and any individual Stuff’s going to happen but you don’t have to accept being the victim You have choices

About the Speaker
Neal Whitten is a popular speaker trainer consultant mentor and best-selling author in the areas of leadership and soft skills project management and employee development He has over 35 years of front-line leadership project management and human resource experience
In his 23 years at IBM Neal held both project leader and management positions He managed the development of numerous software products including operating systems business and telecommunications applications and special-purpose programs and tools For three years he also managed and was responsible for providing independent assessments on dozens of projects for an Assurance group Neal is president of The Neal Whitten Group created shortly after leaving IBM in 1993
Neal is the author of several books including
 The Gift of Wisdom Lessons for a Lifetime The Neal Whitten Group
 Neal Whitten’s Let’s Talk More No-Nonsense Advice for Project Success Management Concepts
 Neal Whitten’s No-Nonsense Advice for Successful Projects Management Concepts
 The EnterPrize Organization Organizing Software Projects for Accountability and Success Project Management Institute
 Managing Software Development Projects Formula for Success Second Edition John Wiley  Sons
 Becoming an Indispensable Employee in a Disposable World Prentice Hall

Neal is a frequent presenter and keynote speaker at conferences seminars workshops and special events He has developed and instructed dozens of unique leadership project management and personal development classes and presented to many thousands of people from across hundreds of companies institutions and public organizations He has written over 100 articles for professional magazines and had been a contributing editor of PMI’s PM Network® magazine for over 15 years
Dealing with Difficult People - 15 Tips to Stay in Control with Neal Whitten60 minutes
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JavaScript is one of those very powerful languages that is often misunderstood and underutilized. It is quite popular, yet there is so much more we can do with it. In this presentation we will deep dive into the capabilities and strengths of this prominent language of the web. Along the way, we will discuss things we should avoid and look at some practices that we should favor.

About the speaker:
Dr. Venkat Subramaniam is an award-winning author, founder of Agile Developer, Inc., creator of agilelearner.com, and an instructional professor at the University of Houston.

He has trained and mentored thousands of software developers in the US, Canada, Europe, and Asia, and is a regularly-invited speaker at several international conferences. Venkat helps his clients effectively apply and succeed with sustainable agile practices on their software projects.

Venkat is a (co)author of multiple technical books, including the 2007 Jolt Productivity award winning book Practices of an Agile Developer. You can find a list of his book at http://www.agiledeveloper.com. You can reach him by email at venkats@agiledeveloper.com or on twitter at @venkat_s.
8/25/2016 1:00 PMJavaScript; Programming
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JavaScript is one of those very powerful languages that is often misunderstood and underutilized It is quite popular yet there is so much more we can do with it In this presentation we will deep dive into the capabilities and strengths of this prominent language of the web Along the way we will discuss things we should avoid and look at some practices that we should favor

About the speaker
Dr Venkat Subramaniam is an award-winning author founder of Agile Developer Inc creator of agilelearnercom and an instructional professor at the University of Houston

He has trained and mentored thousands of software developers in the US Canada Europe and Asia and is a regularly-invited speaker at several international conferences Venkat helps his clients effectively apply and succeed with sustainable agile practices on their software projects

Venkat is a coauthor of multiple technical books including the 2007 Jolt Productivity award winning book Practices of an Agile Developer You can find a list of his book at httpwwwagiledevelopercom You can reach him by email at venkats@agiledevelopercom or on twitter at @venkat_s
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Misconceptions abound about the way requirements and business analysis fits—or doesn’t—into agile projects. Is “agile requirements” an oxymoron—that is, contradictory terms joined together? How is it possible for requirements to be agile? Do agile projects need requirements? Does business analysis even happen on agile projects? In practice, requirements are the basis of discovery and delivery on agile projects. Join us, as requirements expert and agile coach Ellen Gottesdiener exposes the realities and debunk the myths that surround the use of agile requirements and business analysis.

About the Presenter
Ellen Gottesdiener is an internationally recognized leader in the convergence of agile + requirements + product management + project management. Ellen is founder and principal of EBG Consulting, which helps organizations adapt how they collaborate to improve business outcomes.

Ellen’s passion is helping people use modern product requirements practices to build valued products and great teams. She provides training, coaching, and facilitates discovery and planning workshops across diverse industries, including education, energy, financial services, pharmaceutical, software, transportation, and telecommunications.

Ellen is a world‑renowned writer, speaker, and presenter. Her most recent book, co‑authored with Mary Gorman, is Discover to Deliver: Agile Product Planning and Analysis. Ellen is author of two other acclaimed books: Requirements by Collaboration and The Software Requirements Memory Jogger.
7/30/2016 1:00 PMAgile; Business Analysis
Misconceptions abound about the way requirements and business analysis fits—or doesn’t—into agile projects Is “agile requirements” an oxymoron—that is contradictory terms joined together How is it possible for requirements to be agile Do agile projects need requirements Does business analysis even happen on agile projects In practice requirements are the basis of discovery and delivery on agile projects Join us as requirements expert and agile coach Ellen Gottesdiener exposes the realities and debunk the myths that surround the use of agile requirements and business analysis

About the Presenter
Ellen Gottesdiener is an internationally recognized leader in the convergence of agile  requirements  product management  project management Ellen is founder and principal of EBG Consulting which helps organizations adapt how they collaborate to improve business outcomes

Ellen’s passion is helping people use modern product requirements practices to build valued products and great teams She provides training coaching and facilitates discovery and planning workshops across diverse industries including education energy financial services pharmaceutical software transportation and telecommunications

Ellen is a world‑renowned writer speaker and presenter Her most recent book co‑authored with Mary Gorman is Discover to Deliver Agile Product Planning and Analysis Ellen is author of two other acclaimed books Requirements by Collaboration and The Software Requirements Memory Jogger
Agile Requirements  Business Analysis with Ellen Gottesdiener62 minutes
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Existing applications don't just magically improve when hosted in a cloud-native PaaS platform. No, there's a different paradigm at play, and this impacts how you design and operate modern applications. In this talk, we'll review the reasons companies struggle with adopting application platforms, how to identify candidates for application re-platforming, what patterns and anti-patterns to be aware of, and how to co-exist with your existing portfolio.

About the Speaker:
Richard Seroter is a Senior Director of Product for Pivotal, a 9-time Microsoft MVP for cloud/integration, an instructor for developer-centric training company Pluralsight, the lead InfoQ.com editor for cloud computing, and author of multiple books on application integration strategies. As a Senior Director of Product at Pivotal, Richard works with customers and partners to realize the full value of the Pivotal platform and transform the way they build software. Richard maintains a regularly updated blog on topics of architecture and solution design (seroter.wordpress.com) and can be found on Twitter as @rseroter.

View all of Richard’s Pluralsight courses via https://www.pluralsight.com/authors/richard-seroter
7/20/2016 1:00 PMCloud; Infrastructure
Existing applications dont just magically improve when hosted in a cloud-native PaaS platform No theres a different paradigm at play and this impacts how you design and operate modern applications In this talk well review the reasons companies struggle with adopting application platforms how to identify candidates for application re-platforming what patterns and anti-patterns to be aware of and how to co-exist with your existing portfolio

About the Speaker
Richard Seroter is a Senior Director of Product for Pivotal a 9-time Microsoft MVP for cloudintegration an instructor for developer-centric training company Pluralsight the lead InfoQcom editor for cloud computing and author of multiple books on application integration strategies As a Senior Director of Product at Pivotal Richard works with customers and partners to realize the full value of the Pivotal platform and transform the way they build software Richard maintains a regularly updated blog on topics of architecture and solution design seroterwordpresscom and can be found on Twitter as @rseroter

View all of Richard’s Pluralsight courses via httpswwwpluralsightcomauthorsrichard-seroter
Transitioning to a PaaS Mindset with Richard Seroter  Cloud 50 minutes
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Andrew Bettany MVP (Windows and Devices for IT) - Dad, IT Geek, training mentor and consultant, entrepreneur, author. Andrew is a MVP recognized for his Windows expertise, and author of several publications, including Windows exam certification prep and Microsoft official training materials. As leader of the IT Academy at the University of York, UK and Microsoft Certified Trainer, Andrew delivers learning and consultancy on Windows deployment and troubleshooting. He created and manages the “IT Masterclasses” series of short intensive technical courses, www.itmasterclasses.com. He is a frequent speaker and proctor at TechEd and Ignite conferences worldwide.

Session abstract:
Our job as IT Pros is to ensure users have a reliable and secure device running Windows. From time to time users will experience issues that we need to troubleshoot, and deliver remediation necessary to reinstate operational effectiveness. This session will outline some essential troubleshooting tools and techniques that you can utilize with most versions of Windows.
6/23/2016 1:00 PMInfrastructure; Windows
Andrew Bettany MVP Windows and Devices for IT - Dad IT Geek training mentor and consultant entrepreneur author Andrew is a MVP recognized for his Windows expertise and author of several publications including Windows exam certification prep and Microsoft official training materials As leader of the IT Academy at the University of York UK and Microsoft Certified Trainer Andrew delivers learning and consultancy on Windows deployment and troubleshooting He created and manages the “IT Masterclasses” series of short intensive technical courses wwwitmasterclassescom He is a frequent speaker and proctor at TechEd and Ignite conferences worldwide

Session abstract
Our job as IT Pros is to ensure users have a reliable and secure device running Windows From time to time users will experience issues that we need to troubleshoot and deliver remediation necessary to reinstate operational effectiveness This session will outline some essential troubleshooting tools and techniques that you can utilize with most versions of Windows
Windows 10 Troubleshooting with Andrew Bettany58 minutes
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No project can succeed without a project team. Most projects require a number of participants from different areas within your organization. It’s also likely you will need to involve parties from external agencies, whether they are consultants or vendors.

Regardless of whom and how many you have on your team, you cannot succeed in meeting deliverables and deadlines unless you act as a high-functioning team.

This session focuses on simple techniques to enhance team behavior and group dynamics. Attendees will leave armed with easy-to-adopt practices to enhance team members’ awareness and accountability – resulting in improved decisions, efficiency, and business results.

Speaker Bio

Lisa DiTullio is the principal of Your Project Office, a PMI® Registered Education Provider and consulting organization dedicated to introducing project management as a business competency and enabling organizations to improve decision-making, instill accountability, and enhance communications. Her group offers training programs and advisory services supporting project/business management and team-building activities, as well as project office support services to organizations through an outsourced partnership.

Lisa is the editor of ProjectBestPractices, a quarterly newsletter from ProjectWorld, a regular contributor to the Silicon Valley PM and Project Connections blogs, a contributor to PM Network and a distance instructor for Prodevia Learning. She is also the author of Simple Solutions: How “Enterprise Project Management” Supported Harvard Pilgrim Health Care’s Journey from Near Collapse to #1 (iUniverse) and Project Team Dynamics: Enhancing Performance, Improving Results (Management Concepts) which was recently translated by The Publishing House of Electronics Industry in Beijing, China. Her third book, “The Government Manager’s Guide to Leading Teams” was just released. She is a recognized international speaker in her field.
6/22/2016 1:00 PMLeadership; Management; Project ManagementLeadership, Management, Project Management
No project can succeed without a project team Most projects require a number of participants from different areas within your organization It’s also likely you will need to involve parties from external agencies whether they are consultants or vendors

Regardless of whom and how many you have on your team you cannot succeed in meeting deliverables and deadlines unless you act as a high-functioning team

This session focuses on simple techniques to enhance team behavior and group dynamics Attendees will leave armed with easy-to-adopt practices to enhance team members’ awareness and accountability – resulting in improved decisions efficiency and business results

Speaker Bio

Lisa DiTullio is the principal of Your Project Office a PMI® Registered Education Provider and consulting organization dedicated to introducing project management as a business competency and enabling organizations to improve decision-making instill accountability and enhance communications Her group offers training programs and advisory services supporting projectbusiness management and team-building activities as well as project office support services to organizations through an outsourced partnership

Lisa is the editor of ProjectBestPractices a quarterly newsletter from ProjectWorld a regular contributor to the Silicon Valley PM and Project Connections blogs a contributor to PM Network and a distance instructor for Prodevia Learning She is also the author of Simple Solutions How “Enterprise Project Management” Supported Harvard Pilgrim Health Care’s Journey from Near Collapse to 1 iUniverse and Project Team Dynamics Enhancing Performance Improving Results Management Concepts which was recently translated by The Publishing House of Electronics Industry in Beijing China Her third book “The Government Manager’s Guide to Leading Teams” was just released She is a recognized international speaker in her field
Creating Effective Teams with Lisa DiTullio 60 minutes
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The office is transforming, and for many organizations, the building is now primarily a location for hot-desking. As our workforce becomes ever more mobile and even home based, corporate IT managers need to effectively manage devices and the access to corporate data from anywhere. Providing, provisioning and maintaining devices, including BYOD/CYOD scenarios, is challenging the way traditional IT operates. Andrew will outline the mobility management options currently being adopted by dynamic corporations today.

Speaker Bio:
Andrew Bettany MVP (Windows and Devices for IT) - Dad, IT Geek, training mentor and consultant, entrepreneur, author. Andrew is a MVP recognized for his Windows expertise, and author of several publications, including Windows exam certification prep and Microsoft official training materials. As leader of the IT Academy at the University of York, UK and Microsoft Certified Trainer, Andrew delivers learning and consultancy on Windows deployment and troubleshooting. He created and manages the “IT Masterclasses” series of short intensive technical courses, www.itmasterclasses.com. He is a frequent speaker and proctor at TechEd and Ignite conferences worldwide.

5/26/2016 1:00 PMInfrastructure; Windows
The office is transforming and for many organizations the building is now primarily a location for hot-desking As our workforce becomes ever more mobile and even home based corporate IT managers need to effectively manage devices and the access to corporate data from anywhere Providing provisioning and maintaining devices including BYODCYOD scenarios is challenging the way traditional IT operates Andrew will outline the mobility management options currently being adopted by dynamic corporations today

Speaker Bio
Andrew Bettany MVP Windows and Devices for IT - Dad IT Geek training mentor and consultant entrepreneur author Andrew is a MVP recognized for his Windows expertise and author of several publications including Windows exam certification prep and Microsoft official training materials As leader of the IT Academy at the University of York UK and Microsoft Certified Trainer Andrew delivers learning and consultancy on Windows deployment and troubleshooting He created and manages the “IT Masterclasses” series of short intensive technical courses wwwitmasterclassescom He is a frequent speaker and proctor at TechEd and Ignite conferences worldwide

Windows 10 Mobile Device Management with Andrew Bettany 53 minutes
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Abstract: "Loving Your Job...and Getting Others to do Likewise!"
One of the great keys to successful projects is team engagement, enthusiasm and attitude. And while that's a very personal thing, it's also something that we, as project managers (and team members, for that matter) have an extraordinary level of influence on. We can build enthusiasm or crush it like a grape. To succeed, enthusiasm and a positive attitude must be honest. And in a "first things first" perspective, Carl Pritchard examines how we can make our jobs more positive, even when they're not the ideal. He'll look at how project management can naturally feed an infectious, positive attitude, given the opportunity. And by the time you log off, you'll have three specific things you should be doing tomorrow (and a couple you're already doing) that will provide you and your team with a higher sense of hope and promise for the days ahead.

Speaker Bio:
Carl Pritchard is the principal and founder of Pritchard Management Associates. He is recognized lecturer, author, researcher, and instructor. As a lecturer he is considered a leading authority on risk and communications management and presents on a variety of management topics, ranging from project essentials to the complexities of network diagramming and team motivation. As an author and researcher, he has published articles on project management language, advances in risk management, and on the challenges of training on the Internet. His work as an instructor has taken him around the world, training with some of the leading international training organizations, as well as for private clients and the Project Management Institute®. He is the U.S. Correspondent for the U.K. project management journal, Project Manager Today.
5/18/2016 1:00 PMCommunication; Leadership; Management; Project ManagementCommunication, Leadership, Management, Project Management
Abstract Loving Your Joband Getting Others to do Likewise
One of the great keys to successful projects is team engagement enthusiasm and attitude And while thats a very personal thing its also something that we as project managers and team members for that matter have an extraordinary level of influence on We can build enthusiasm or crush it like a grape To succeed enthusiasm and a positive attitude must be honest And in a first things first perspective Carl Pritchard examines how we can make our jobs more positive even when theyre not the ideal Hell look at how project management can naturally feed an infectious positive attitude given the opportunity And by the time you log off youll have three specific things you should be doing tomorrow and a couple youre already doing that will provide you and your team with a higher sense of hope and promise for the days ahead

Speaker Bio
Carl Pritchard is the principal and founder of Pritchard Management Associates He is recognized lecturer author researcher and instructor As a lecturer he is considered a leading authority on risk and communications management and presents on a variety of management topics ranging from project essentials to the complexities of network diagramming and team motivation As an author and researcher he has published articles on project management language advances in risk management and on the challenges of training on the Internet His work as an instructor has taken him around the world training with some of the leading international training organizations as well as for private clients and the Project Management Institute® He is the US Correspondent for the UK project management journal Project Manager Today
Loving Your Job with Carl Pritchard 60 minutes
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Abstract: Getting Started with AngularJS 2
There's been an awakening in the Web. Angular 2 has arrived and it's time to learn the key features that help you successfully build Angular 2 apps. We'll create an Angular 2 app from scratch and add components to track Star Wars characters. The data may be needed throughout the app, so we'll create a shared service and use dependency injection to access it from the components. We'll also cover accessing data via HTTP, using metadata to describe components, and the new templating and data binding concepts in Angular 2. You may not walk out a Jedi, but the you will feel the power of the force.

Speaker Bio
John Papa is a Google Developer Expert, Microsoft Regional Director and MVP, author of 100+ articles and 10 books, and a former technology Evangelist for Microsoft client teams. He specializes in professional application development with technologies including HTML5, JavaScript, CSS, Angular, Gulp, Knockout, C#, and ASP.NET. He can often be found speaking around the world at keynotes and sessions for conferences such as ngConf, Build, MIX, PDC, TechEd, VSLive and AngleBrackets. John is a co-host of the popular Adventures in Angular podcast and formerly was the host of the show Silverlight TV on Channel 9 and hosted many events including the MIXer and Open Source Fest at major conferences. He currently enjoys authoring courses for Pluralsight. You can always find John at johnpapa.net or on twitter at @john_papa.

If you’re looking for more training from John Papa, including AngularJS, John has 20+ courses available via Pluralsight – https://www.pluralsight.com/authors/john-papa
5/12/2016 1:00 PMAngular; JavaScript; ProgrammingAngular, JavaScript, Programming
Abstract Getting Started with AngularJS 2
Theres been an awakening in the Web Angular 2 has arrived and its time to learn the key features that help you successfully build Angular 2 apps Well create an Angular 2 app from scratch and add components to track Star Wars characters The data may be needed throughout the app so well create a shared service and use dependency injection to access it from the components Well also cover accessing data via HTTP using metadata to describe components and the new templating and data binding concepts in Angular 2 You may not walk out a Jedi but the you will feel the power of the force

Speaker Bio
John Papa is a Google Developer Expert Microsoft Regional Director and MVP author of 100 articles and 10 books and a former technology Evangelist for Microsoft client teams He specializes in professional application development with technologies including HTML5 JavaScript CSS Angular Gulp Knockout C and ASPNET He can often be found speaking around the world at keynotes and sessions for conferences such as ngConf Build MIX PDC TechEd VSLive and AngleBrackets John is a co-host of the popular Adventures in Angular podcast and formerly was the host of the show Silverlight TV on Channel 9 and hosted many events including the MIXer and Open Source Fest at major conferences He currently enjoys authoring courses for Pluralsight You can always find John at johnpapanet or on twitter at @john_papa

If you’re looking for more training from John Papa including AngularJS John has 20 courses available via Pluralsight – httpswwwpluralsightcomauthorsjohn-papa
Angular 2 with John Papa 70 minutes
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This session outlines the new security investments available in Windows 10!

Speaker Bio:
Andrew Bettany is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP), recognized for his Windows expertise, and author of several publications including Windows exam certification prep and Microsoft official training materials.

As leader of the IT Academy at the University of York, UK and Microsoft Certified Trainer, Andrew delivers learning and consultancy to businesses on a number of technical areas including Windows deployment and troubleshooting.
He has created and manages the “IT Masterclasses” series of short intensive technical courses, www.itmasterclasses.com and is passionate about helping others learn technology. He is a frequent speaker and proctor at TechEd and Ignite conferences worldwide. In 2011 and 2013 he delivered classes in earthquake-hit Haiti to help the community rebuild their technology skills.

Very active on social media, having co-founded Queuedit.com, as Social Media Management tool, Andrew can be found on LinkedIn Facebook and Twitter. He lives in a village just outside of the beautiful city of York in Yorkshire (UK).
4/14/2016 1:00 PMInfrastructure; Windows; Information Security
This session outlines the new security investments available in Windows 10

Speaker Bio
Andrew Bettany is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional MVP recognized for his Windows expertise and author of several publications including Windows exam certification prep and Microsoft official training materials

As leader of the IT Academy at the University of York UK and Microsoft Certified Trainer Andrew delivers learning and consultancy to businesses on a number of technical areas including Windows deployment and troubleshooting
He has created and manages the “IT Masterclasses” series of short intensive technical courses wwwitmasterclassescom and is passionate about helping others learn technology He is a frequent speaker and proctor at TechEd and Ignite conferences worldwide In 2011 and 2013 he delivered classes in earthquake-hit Haiti to help the community rebuild their technology skills

Very active on social media having co-founded Queueditcom as Social Media Management tool Andrew can be found on LinkedIn Facebook and Twitter He lives in a village just outside of the beautiful city of York in Yorkshire UK
Windows 10 Security with Andrew Bettany 58 minutes
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A collaborative presentation where we will share our experiences and insights on how you and your team can thrive at the intersection of critical thinking and design thinking.

There is a school of thought that business analysis is about eliciting information and defining requirements. Is this really all that analysis is about? When high performing analysis work is happening in organizations we see limited resources being utilized on initiatives which provide the greatest business outcomes. Design Thinking is an innovative approach to get your team in that high performing mode.

Experience problem solving in a different way (starting with the customer experience). Learn by doing and see design and critical thinking in action.

Session Roadmap:
1. What is Design Thinking and Critical Thinking
2. How we mythbust the thought that Design Thinking is just innovation and creativity wrapped in new package
3. How you and your team can add value to their organizations by utilizing Design Thinking

About the Speaker:
Kupe Kupersmith, President, B2T Training, possesses over 15 years of experience in software systems development. He has served as the lead Business Analyst and Project Manager on projects in the Energy, television and sports management and marketing industries. Additionally, he serves as a mentor for business analysis professionals.

Kupe is the co-author of Business Analysis for Dummies and is an industry requested keynote speaker. Being a trained improvisational comedian, Kupe is sure to make you laugh while you’re learning. For a feel for Kupe’s view on business analysis topics check out his blog on BA Times. Kupe is a connector and has a goal in life to meet everyone!
3/24/2016 1:00 PMBusiness Analysis; Leadership; Project ManagementBusiness Analysis, Leadership, Project Management
A collaborative presentation where we will share our experiences and insights on how you and your team can thrive at the intersection of critical thinking and design thinking

There is a school of thought that business analysis is about eliciting information and defining requirements Is this really all that analysis is about When high performing analysis work is happening in organizations we see limited resources being utilized on initiatives which provide the greatest business outcomes Design Thinking is an innovative approach to get your team in that high performing mode

Experience problem solving in a different way starting with the customer experience Learn by doing and see design and critical thinking in action

Session Roadmap
1 What is Design Thinking and Critical Thinking
2 How we mythbust the thought that Design Thinking is just innovation and creativity wrapped in new package
3 How you and your team can add value to their organizations by utilizing Design Thinking

About the Speaker
Kupe Kupersmith President B2T Training possesses over 15 years of experience in software systems development He has served as the lead Business Analyst and Project Manager on projects in the Energy television and sports management and marketing industries Additionally he serves as a mentor for business analysis professionals

Kupe is the co-author of Business Analysis for Dummies and is an industry requested keynote speaker Being a trained improvisational comedian Kupe is sure to make you laugh while you’re learning For a feel for Kupe’s view on business analysis topics check out his blog on BA Times Kupe is a connector and has a goal in life to meet everyone
Critical and Design Thinking for Business Analysts from Kupe Kupersmith60 minutes
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The rapid increase of systems producing massive amounts of data calls for innovative techniques and tools to derive value. In this talk, we'll detail how Spark and Spark Streaming can be used for data analytics and how to work around handling massive amounts of data efficiently and using approximations where exact numbers are impractical. Along the way, we'll show how to take advantage of the latest improvements in Spark Streaming for state management.

About the Speaker:
Ahmad Alkilani is a Data Architect specializing in the implementation of high-performance data warehouses and BI systems. Ahmad enjoys over 10 years of broad IT experience including SQL Server, .NET, big data systems and No-SQL databases like Hadoop and HBase. He enjoys speaking at various user groups and national conferences. Ahmad founded the site EASkills.com in 2008 and enjoys giving back to the community. When not tinkering with new code or consulting on projects, Ahmad takes pleasure in spending time with his wife and wonderful son.
2/25/2016 1:00 PMArtificial Intelligence (AI); Business Intelligence; Data; Database; Data Science; Programming
The rapid increase of systems producing massive amounts of data calls for innovative techniques and tools to derive value In this talk well detail how Spark and Spark Streaming can be used for data analytics and how to work around handling massive amounts of data efficiently and using approximations where exact numbers are impractical Along the way well show how to take advantage of the latest improvements in Spark Streaming for state management

About the Speaker
Ahmad Alkilani is a Data Architect specializing in the implementation of high-performance data warehouses and BI systems Ahmad enjoys over 10 years of broad IT experience including SQL Server NET big data systems and No-SQL databases like Hadoop and HBase He enjoys speaking at various user groups and national conferences Ahmad founded the site EASkillscom in 2008 and enjoys giving back to the community When not tinkering with new code or consulting on projects Ahmad takes pleasure in spending time with his wife and wonderful son
High Velocity Analytics with Spark Streaming with Ahmad Alkilani  Big Data 72 minutes
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For many years businesses have employed wipe-and-load or in-place deployment choices to modernize their operating system. With Windows 10, Microsoft has introduced new provisioning capabilities that they believe will make the process smoother and more efficient. This session will outline the new provisioning approach and compare and contrast it to the existing deployment options.

Speaker Bio:
Andrew Bettany is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP), recognized for his Windows expertise, and author of several publications including Windows exam certification prep and Microsoft official training materials.

As leader of the IT Academy at the University of York, UK and Microsoft Certified Trainer, Andrew delivers learning and consultancy to businesses on a number of technical areas including Windows deployment and troubleshooting.

He has created and manages the “IT Masterclasses” series of short intensive technical courses, www.itmasterclasses.com and is passionate about helping others learn technology. He is a frequent speaker and proctor at TechEd and Ignite conferences worldwide. In 2011 and 2013 he delivered classes in earthquake-hit Haiti to help the community rebuild their technology skills.

Very active on social media, having co-founded Queuedit.com, as Social Media Management tool, Andrew can be found on LinkedIn Facebook and Twitter. He lives in a village just outside of the beautiful city of York in Yorkshire (UK).
2/18/2016 1:00 PMInfrastructure; Windows
For many years businesses have employed wipe-and-load or in-place deployment choices to modernize their operating system With Windows 10 Microsoft has introduced new provisioning capabilities that they believe will make the process smoother and more efficient This session will outline the new provisioning approach and compare and contrast it to the existing deployment options

Speaker Bio
Andrew Bettany is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional MVP recognized for his Windows expertise and author of several publications including Windows exam certification prep and Microsoft official training materials

As leader of the IT Academy at the University of York UK and Microsoft Certified Trainer Andrew delivers learning and consultancy to businesses on a number of technical areas including Windows deployment and troubleshooting

He has created and manages the “IT Masterclasses” series of short intensive technical courses wwwitmasterclassescom and is passionate about helping others learn technology He is a frequent speaker and proctor at TechEd and Ignite conferences worldwide In 2011 and 2013 he delivered classes in earthquake-hit Haiti to help the community rebuild their technology skills

Very active on social media having co-founded Queueditcom as Social Media Management tool Andrew can be found on LinkedIn Facebook and Twitter He lives in a village just outside of the beautiful city of York in Yorkshire UK
Windows 10 Deployments with Andrew Bettany52 minutes
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Top 3 Focus Areas of webinar:
1.the reasons to move your business to Windows 10
2.how you can ensure maximum compatibility
3.how to easily train staff

Windows 10 Introduction Abstract
Windows 10 gained serious traction in 2015, but a new year is upon us and the pressures to migrate systems to this new operating will continue to build, both from Microsoft itself but also from colleagues . Others though might be more reticent when they could benefit enormously from upgrading for free, both in the home, and small business and the enterprise through Software Assurance. What compelling reasons exist to upgrade from Windows 7 or Windows 8.1? What productivity and security benefits exist, and most importantly, how you can ensure your existing software and hardware will continue to work perfectly, and productivity won’t suffer from the upgrade?

In this webcast, Mike Halsey talks you through what’s compelling, what’s secure, what’s improved and how you can help make sure everything works, just as it should, during an upgrade and in the future. Mike will address all your questions and concerns about productivity, security, compatibility and privacy.

About Mike Halsey
Mike Halsey is a recognized technical expert with Windows migrations and troubleshooting. He’s a 6-year Windows MVP and the author of more than a dozen books on Microsoft Windows. He also has a number of Pluralsight courses, including 15+ hours of content on Windows 10 troubleshooting, Windows 10 client administration, Windows Client Administration, and more!
1/27/2016 1:00 PMWindows; Infrastructure
Top 3 Focus Areas of webinar
1the reasons to move your business to Windows 10
2how you can ensure maximum compatibility
3how to easily train staff

Windows 10 Introduction Abstract
Windows 10 gained serious traction in 2015 but a new year is upon us and the pressures to migrate systems to this new operating will continue to build both from Microsoft itself but also from colleagues  Others though might be more reticent when they could benefit enormously from upgrading for free both in the home and small business and the enterprise through Software Assurance What compelling reasons exist to upgrade from Windows 7 or Windows 81 What productivity and security benefits exist and most importantly how you can ensure your existing software and hardware will continue to work perfectly and productivity won’t suffer from the upgrade

In this webcast Mike Halsey talks you through what’s compelling what’s secure what’s improved and how you can help make sure everything works just as it should during an upgrade and in the future Mike will address all your questions and concerns about productivity security compatibility and privacy

About Mike Halsey
Mike Halsey is a recognized technical expert with Windows migrations and troubleshooting He’s a 6-year Windows MVP and the author of more than a dozen books on Microsoft Windows He also has a number of Pluralsight courses including 15 hours of content on Windows 10 troubleshooting Windows 10 client administration Windows Client Administration and more
Windows 10 Introduction with Mike Halsey 57 minutes
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Today’s software teams aspire to continuously deliver business value to customers. For this to work, we have to build quality into the product from the start. The “old school” approach of testing after coding is “finished” doesn’t help with successful product delivery. We need new testing strategies: guiding development with business-facing examples and tests, helping stakeholders identify and define valuable features, preventing defects rather than finding them later.

In an agile organization testing is not a job or a phase or a department. Testing and coding are integral parts of software development, done together. Every member of the software delivery team, including the business stakeholders, must take responsibility for planning and executing necessary testing activities. Join Lisa to learn strategies to build quality into software products and optimize testing practices.

About the Speaker:

Lisa Crispin is the co-author, with Janet Gregory, of More Agile Testing: Learning Journeys for the Whole Team (2014), Agile Testing: A Practical Guide for Testers and Agile Teams (2009), co-author with Tip House of Extreme Testing (2002). Lisa was voted by her peers as the Most Influential Agile Testing Professional Person in 2012. Lisa enjoys working as a tester and sharing her experiences in the agile and testing communities. Please visit www.lisacrispin.com and www.agiletester.ca for more.
12/15/2015 1:00 PMAgile; Quality Assurance / Testing
Today’s software teams aspire to continuously deliver business value to customers For this to work we have to build quality into the product from the start The “old school” approach of testing after coding is “finished” doesn’t help with successful product delivery We need new testing strategies guiding development with business-facing examples and tests helping stakeholders identify and define valuable features preventing defects rather than finding them later

In an agile organization testing is not a job or a phase or a department Testing and coding are integral parts of software development done together Every member of the software delivery team including the business stakeholders must take responsibility for planning and executing necessary testing activities Join Lisa to learn strategies to build quality into software products and optimize testing practices

About the Speaker

Lisa Crispin is the co-author with Janet Gregory of More Agile Testing Learning Journeys for the Whole Team 2014 Agile Testing A Practical Guide for Testers and Agile Teams 2009 co-author with Tip House of Extreme Testing 2002 Lisa was voted by her peers as the Most Influential Agile Testing Professional Person in 2012 Lisa enjoys working as a tester and sharing her experiences in the agile and testing communities Please visit wwwlisacrispincom and wwwagiletesterca for more
Agile Testing with Lisa Crispin58 minutes
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ASP.NET 5 introduces some great new capabilities, such as the ability to host on multiple server platforms, and a number of new tools that you will want to get familiar with. In this session, Shahed will provide an overview of ASP.NET 5, MVC 6 and Web API.

About the Speaker:
Shahed Chowdhuri is a Senior Technical Evangelist for Microsoft and a public speaker in the DC Metro area. He focuses on app/game/web development, and Azure cloud training for startups, independent developers, enterprise developers and students. You can find him blogging at http://WakeUpAndCode.com or on Twitter via @shahedC
11/17/2015 1:00 PM.NET ; Programming
ASPNET 5 introduces some great new capabilities such as the ability to host on multiple server platforms and a number of new tools that you will want to get familiar with In this session Shahed will provide an overview of ASPNET 5 MVC 6 and Web API

About the Speaker
Shahed Chowdhuri is a Senior Technical Evangelist for Microsoft and a public speaker in the DC Metro area He focuses on appgameweb development and Azure cloud training for startups independent developers enterprise developers and students You can find him blogging at httpWakeUpAndCodecom or on Twitter via @shahedC
ASPNET 5 MVC 6 and Web API with Shahed Chowdhuri 60 minutes
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We all have heard about lambda expressions in Java 8. The real unsung hero of Java 8 are the Streams. In this presentation we will take an example driven approach to explore streams, their core capabilities form the application development point of view, and how to explore these capabilities for improve performance and efficiency.

Speaker Bio - Venkat Subramaniam - Founder of Agile Developer:
Dr. Venkat Subramaniam is an award-winning author, founder of Agile Developer, Inc., and an instructional professor at the University of Houston.

He has trained and mentored thousands of software developers in the US, Canada, Europe, and Asia, and is a regularly-invited speaker at several international conferences. Venkat helps his clients effectively apply and succeed with agile practices on their software projects.

Venkat is a (co)author of multiple books, including the 2007 Jolt Productivity award winning book Practices of an Agile Developer. His latest book is Functional Programming in Java: Harnessing the Power of Java 8 Lambda Expressions. You can reach him by email at venkats@agiledeveloper.com or on twitter at @venkat_s.

For more information on Venkat, and a sampling of his presentations, visit his No Fluff No Stuff profile via http://nofluffjuststuff.com/conference/speaker/venkat_subramaniam
9/24/2015 1:00 PMJava; Programming
We all have heard about lambda expressions in Java 8 The real unsung hero of Java 8 are the Streams In this presentation we will take an example driven approach to explore streams their core capabilities form the application development point of view and how to explore these capabilities for improve performance and efficiency

Speaker Bio - Venkat Subramaniam - Founder of Agile Developer
Dr Venkat Subramaniam is an award-winning author founder of Agile Developer Inc and an instructional professor at the University of Houston

He has trained and mentored thousands of software developers in the US Canada Europe and Asia and is a regularly-invited speaker at several international conferences Venkat helps his clients effectively apply and succeed with agile practices on their software projects

Venkat is a coauthor of multiple books including the 2007 Jolt Productivity award winning book Practices of an Agile Developer His latest book is Functional Programming in Java Harnessing the Power of Java 8 Lambda Expressions You can reach him by email at venkats@agiledevelopercom or on twitter at @venkat_s

For more information on Venkat and a sampling of his presentations visit his No Fluff No Stuff profile via httpnofluffjuststuffcomconferencespeakervenkat_subramaniam
Programming with Stream in Java 8 with Venkat Subramaniam93 minutes
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The paradigm of storage has and will continue to shift in even more dramatic ways in the next few years as NAND advances and storage class memory comes onto the scene. Now is the time for infrastructure providers and their suppliers to plan for the all-digital data center by incorporating solid state storage technology in even the most historically challenging areas. We will address TCO inflection points, the legacy challenges around using flash as flash and how the current storage and networking technology roadmaps will be critical to scaling out data centers now and in the future.

About the Speaker:
Russ McElroy is a Sr. Storage and Database Infrastructure Manager responsible for storage architecture, strategy and vision for eBay Inc. including eBay Marketplaces and PayPal. He has 17+ years in e-commerce and payments DevOps. In previous roles, he took on the scaling challenges of search, analytics and cloud environments. His current focus is on converging all of eBay Inc.’s storage intensive environments including big data and high volume transactional workloads onto the cloud while leveraging open source, distributed commodity storage, flash and next generation memory class storage. During the 2014 Flash Memory Summit, he received the award for greatest contributions to all-flash storage arrays in the last 5 years. He has a B.S. in Computer Science and Engineering from UC Davis.
6/3/2015 1:00 PMCloud; Infrastructure; Networking
The paradigm of storage has and will continue to shift in even more dramatic ways in the next few years as NAND advances and storage class memory comes onto the scene Now is the time for infrastructure providers and their suppliers to plan for the all-digital data center by incorporating solid state storage technology in even the most historically challenging areas We will address TCO inflection points the legacy challenges around using flash as flash and how the current storage and networking technology roadmaps will be critical to scaling out data centers now and in the future

About the Speaker
Russ McElroy is a Sr Storage and Database Infrastructure Manager responsible for storage architecture strategy and vision for eBay Inc including eBay Marketplaces and PayPal He has 17 years in e-commerce and payments DevOps In previous roles he took on the scaling challenges of search analytics and cloud environments His current focus is on converging all of eBay Inc’s storage intensive environments including big data and high volume transactional workloads onto the cloud while leveraging open source distributed commodity storage flash and next generation memory class storage During the 2014 Flash Memory Summit he received the award for greatest contributions to all-flash storage arrays in the last 5 years He has a BS in Computer Science and Engineering from UC Davis
Scalable Digital Data Center Design with Russ McElroy 53 minutes
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This session will cover some of the practices and patterns that my team used to launch a large AngularJS application. From code organization to error handling, we'll see tips and practical demonstrations to avoid complexities, headaches, and dead ends with AngularJS.

About the Speaker:
Scott Allen writes software and consults through OdeToCode LLC. He has 25+ years of commercial software development experience across a wide range of technologies. He’s successfully delivered software products for embedded, Windows, and web platforms, and developed web services for Fortune 50 companies and firmware for startups. He’s also a Pluralsight author, and a host on the podcast Herding Code. He’s written a few books, and spoken at a few conferences around the world. You can follow him on Twitter via @OdetoCode.
5/20/2015 1:00 PMAngular; JavaScript; Programming
This session will cover some of the practices and patterns that my team used to launch a large AngularJS application From code organization to error handling well see tips and practical demonstrations to avoid complexities headaches and dead ends with AngularJS

About the Speaker
Scott Allen writes software and consults through OdeToCode LLC He has 25 years of commercial software development experience across a wide range of technologies He’s successfully delivered software products for embedded Windows and web platforms and developed web services for Fortune 50 companies and firmware for startups He’s also a Pluralsight author and a host on the podcast Herding Code He’s written a few books and spoken at a few conferences around the world You can follow him on Twitter via @OdetoCode
Lessons from Large AngularJS Projects with Scott Allen  Ode to Code 66 minutes
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There is a good amount of excitement about the new version of Java. The big evolution of course is the lambda expressions. In this presentation we will dive into the language features in Java 8, take a look at some of their nuances, and look at ways to put them to good use.

Speaker Bio - Venkat Subramaniam - Founder of Agile Developer:
Dr. Venkat Subramaniam is an award-winning author, founder of Agile Developer, Inc., and an instructional professor at the University of Houston.

He has trained and mentored thousands of software developers in the US, Canada, Europe, and Asia, and is a regularly-invited speaker at several international conferences. Venkat helps his clients effectively apply and succeed with agile practices on their software projects.

Venkat is a (co)author of multiple books, including the 2007 Jolt Productivity award winning book Practices of an Agile Developer. His latest book is Functional Programming in Java: Harnessing the Power of Java 8 Lambda Expressions. You can reach him by email at venkats@agiledeveloper.com or on twitter at @venkat_s.

For more information on Venkat, and a sampling of his presentations, visit his No Fluff No Stuff profile via http://nofluffjuststuff.com/conference/speaker/venkat_subramaniam
6/27/2014 1:00 PMProgramming; Java
There is a good amount of excitement about the new version of Java The big evolution of course is the lambda expressions In this presentation we will dive into the language features in Java 8 take a look at some of their nuances and look at ways to put them to good use

Speaker Bio - Venkat Subramaniam - Founder of Agile Developer
Dr Venkat Subramaniam is an award-winning author founder of Agile Developer Inc and an instructional professor at the University of Houston

He has trained and mentored thousands of software developers in the US Canada Europe and Asia and is a regularly-invited speaker at several international conferences Venkat helps his clients effectively apply and succeed with agile practices on their software projects

Venkat is a coauthor of multiple books including the 2007 Jolt Productivity award winning book Practices of an Agile Developer His latest book is Functional Programming in Java Harnessing the Power of Java 8 Lambda Expressions You can reach him by email at venkats@agiledevelopercom or on twitter at @venkat_s

For more information on Venkat and a sampling of his presentations visit his No Fluff No Stuff profile via httpnofluffjuststuffcomconferencespeakervenkat_subramaniam
Java 8 Features with Venkat Subramaniam 90 minutes

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