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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 topic
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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
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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.

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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
Managing Time for Project Managers with Joe Phillips - 1 Technical PDU
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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
5/2/2018 1:00 PMLeadership; ManagementLeadership, Management
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
Motivating and Retaining Top Millennial Talent
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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 Wahlin
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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
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***This webinar has been approved by CompTIA for 1 CEU for the following certifications: A+ and Cloud+ until 4/11/2019!***

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
This webinar has been approved by CompTIA for 1 CEU for the following certifications A and Cloud until 4112019

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 Warner 1 CEU
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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 Julien
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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  JavaScript
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***This webinar has been approved by CompTIA for 1 CEU for the A+ certification until 3/6/2019!***

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
This webinar has been approved by CompTIA for 1 CEU for the A certification until 362019

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 Warner 1 CEU
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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 ManagementBusiness 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 Baird
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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  JavaScript
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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.
2/21/2018 1:00 PMLeadership; ManagementLeadership, Management
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
Millennial Management Success Strategies
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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
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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 Wahlin
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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 PDU
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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
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***This webinar has been approved by CompTIA for 1 CEU for the following certifications:  A+, Network+, Security+, Cloud+, CSA+, and CASP until 1/17/2019!***

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
This webinar has been approved by CompTIA for 1 CEU for the following certifications  A Network Security Cloud CSA and CASP until 1172019

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 Warner 1 CEU
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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 PDU
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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
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***This webinar/talk can be claimed for 1 CEU for the A+ Certification from CompTIA until 12/13/2018!***

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
This webinartalk can be claimed for 1 CEU for the A Certification from CompTIA until 12132018

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
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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
15 Actions to Build Your Self-Confidence with Neal Whitten 1 Leadership PDU
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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
Artificial Intelligence with Richie Etwaru
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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.
10/26/2017 1:00 PMCommunication; Leadership; Management
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
How Managers Can Build Rapport and Influence with Team Members with Jeff Baird
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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
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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
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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
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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
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*** This talk is worth 1 CEU for the following CompTIA certifications until 9/12/2018: A+, Network+, Security+, Cloud+, CSA+ and CASP!***

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
 This talk is worth 1 CEU for the following CompTIA certifications until 9122018 A Network Security Cloud CSA and CASP

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 1 CEU
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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
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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
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Establishing a strong, positive, credible online presence, and engaging in Online Reputation Management, is a crucial piece of the job search process at this point! The major profile you want to build out and have a strong image on is LinkedIn. For Programmers, you'd also include GitHub. In this virtual workshop, we'll highlight LinkedIn profile best practices, including: a customized tag line, skills summary, power of recommendations, adding relevant skills, and more!
  

8/8/2017 10:05 AM
Establishing a strong positive credible online presence and engaging in Online Reputation Management is a crucial piece of the job search process at this point The major profile you want to build out and have a strong image on is LinkedIn For Programmers youd also include GitHub In this virtual workshop well highlight LinkedIn profile best practices including a customized tag line skills summary power of recommendations adding relevant skills and more
  

Dress for Success Online Building a Strong LinkedIn Profile
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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
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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
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Session Abstract:

Change management is nothing new to the project manager. A process for change is a standard requirement for any project large or small and having a process in place helps to manage through the many challenges of change including resistance from stakeholders. The project change process is similar to the processes of organizational change. The process must be well thought out and the effect of change anticipated. The impact of major changes within an organization can be substantial and in many cases, destructive, requiring the leaders to carefully develop their strategies for change. The main focus of that strategy is to create a change ready organization where the team members and employees understand why change is necessary, how it can affect the future, and why it is important to support and embrace change. This presentation addresses the effect of change within an organization and offers suggestions about how to plan for change, how to involve the entire organization, and how to minimize the fear and anxiety generally associated with change

Speaker Bio:


Frank P. Saladis, PMP, PMI Fellow is the Owner/Founder of Blue Marble Enterprizes Inc. and Project Imaginers. Frank is an accomplished leader and contributor in the discipline of project management. He is the author of 12 published books including “Positive Leadership in Project Management,” released in March 2013. He is a past editor of the internationally circulated “All PM” Newsletter and the author of over 160 articles and papers related to the field of project management. Frank provides training and consulting internationally and has educated and entertained countless audiences with a special blend of project management knowledge and tasteful humor.

Frank is the Originator/Founder of International Project Management Day which launched in 2004 and has been growing in recognition yearly. The goal of International Project Management Day is the worldwide recognition of the many project managers and project teams in every industry including nonprofit organizations and health care who contribute their time, energy, creativity, innovation, and countless hours to deliver products, services, facilities, and provide emergency and disaster recovery services in every city and community around the world.

Frank is a Project Management Professional, a graduate from the PMI Leadership Institute Master’s class, and has contributed significantly to the organizations growth and knowledge base for more than 25 years. His leadership activity within PMI included the position of President of the New York City PMI chapter from 1991-2001, President of the Assembly of Chapter Presidents, and Chair of the Education and Training Specific Interest Group. Frank was PMI's 2006 Person of the Year. He received the prestigious PMI Fellow Award in October 2013 and was honored with the PMI Distinguished Contribution Award in October 2015. Additionally, he completed a third term as president of the PMI NYC Chapter in 2015.

Franks Holds a Master’s Certificate in Commercial Project Management from George Washington University and is currently providing project management and leadership training programs for several organizations.

***This webinar can be claimed for 1 PDU for anyone with a certification from PMI until 6/20/2019!***
6/20/2017 1:00 PMProject ManagementProject Management
Session Abstract

Change management is nothing new to the project manager A process for change is a standard requirement for any project large or small and having a process in place helps to manage through the many challenges of change including resistance from stakeholders The project change process is similar to the processes of organizational change The process must be well thought out and the effect of change anticipated The impact of major changes within an organization can be substantial and in many cases destructive requiring the leaders to carefully develop their strategies for change The main focus of that strategy is to create a change ready organization where the team members and employees understand why change is necessary how it can affect the future and why it is important to support and embrace change This presentation addresses the effect of change within an organization and offers suggestions about how to plan for change how to involve the entire organization and how to minimize the fear and anxiety generally associated with change

Speaker Bio


Frank P Saladis PMP PMI Fellow is the OwnerFounder of Blue Marble Enterprizes Inc and Project Imaginers Frank is an accomplished leader and contributor in the discipline of project management He is the author of 12 published books including “Positive Leadership in Project Management” released in March 2013 He is a past editor of the internationally circulated “All PM” Newsletter and the author of over 160 articles and papers related to the field of project management Frank provides training and consulting internationally and has educated and entertained countless audiences with a special blend of project management knowledge and tasteful humor

Frank is the OriginatorFounder of International Project Management Day which launched in 2004 and has been growing in recognition yearly The goal of International Project Management Day is the worldwide recognition of the many project managers and project teams in every industry including nonprofit organizations and health care who contribute their time energy creativity innovation and countless hours to deliver products services facilities and provide emergency and disaster recovery services in every city and community around the world

Frank is a Project Management Professional a graduate from the PMI Leadership Institute Master’s class and has contributed significantly to the organizations growth and knowledge base for more than 25 years His leadership activity within PMI included the position of President of the New York City PMI chapter from 1991-2001 President of the Assembly of Chapter Presidents and Chair of the Education and Training Specific Interest Group Frank was PMIs 2006 Person of the Year He received the prestigious PMI Fellow Award in October 2013 and was honored with the PMI Distinguished Contribution Award in October 2015 Additionally he completed a third term as president of the PMI NYC Chapter in 2015

Franks Holds a Master’s Certificate in Commercial Project Management from George Washington University and is currently providing project management and leadership training programs for several organizations

This webinar can be claimed for 1 PDU for anyone with a certification from PMI until 6202019
Organizational Change Management with Frank Saladis 1 PDU until 6202019
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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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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
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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
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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.

***This webinar is worth 1 PDU for anyone with a certification from PMI until 4/19/2019!***
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

This webinar is worth 1 PDU for anyone with a certification from PMI until 4192019
The Project Coach - How to Stretch and Develop Others while Getting Work Done with Lisa DiTullio 1 PDU until 4192019
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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 Giannetto
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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
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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
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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 Allen
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***Individuals with a certification from PMI can claim 1 PDU for this session, using PDU Code: RISKCOMP1, until 1/17/2019!***

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
Individuals with a certification from PMI can claim 1 PDU for this session using PDU Code RISKCOMP1 until 1172019

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 Pritchard 1 PDU good until 1122019
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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 Weiss
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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 Sweany
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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
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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.

***This webinar is worth 1 PDU for anyone with a PMI Certification until 9/20/2018!***
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

This webinar is worth 1 PDU for anyone with a PMI Certification until 9202018
Dealing with Difficult People - 15 Tips to Stay in Control with Neal Whitten 1 PDU until 9202018
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Abstract:
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
Abstract
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
Rediscovering JavaScript with Venkat Subramaniam  90 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
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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 Bettany
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Abstract - Creating Effective Teams - Enhancing Performance, Improving Results - ***This webinar/recording is worth 1 PDU until 6/22/2018!***
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
Abstract - Creating Effective Teams - Enhancing Performance Improving Results - This webinarrecording is worth 1 PDU until 6222018
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 1 PDU which expires 6222018
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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
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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.

***This webinar is worth 1 PDU for anyone with a certification from PMI until 5/18/2018!***
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

This webinar is worth 1 PDU for anyone with a certification from PMI until 5182018
Loving Your Job with Carl Pritchard 1 PDU until 5182018
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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
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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
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Abstract:
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!

***This webinar can be claimed for 1 PDU (PMI certifications) and 1 CDU (IIBA certifications) until 3/24/2018!***
3/24/2016 1:00 PMBusiness Analysis; Leadership; Project ManagementBusiness Analysis, Leadership, Project Management
Abstract
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

This webinar can be claimed for 1 PDU PMI certifications and 1 CDU IIBA certifications until 3242018
Critical and Design Thinking for Business Analysts from Kupe Kupersmith
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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
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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 Bettany
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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
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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
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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 Subramaniam
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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
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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
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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

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