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ASP.NET Core provides a robust, cross-platform solution that can be used to build web applications and RESTful services using C#. In this session you’ll learn about the different options that ASP.NET Core provides including MVC, Razor Pages, and Web API and see how you can get started using them on Windows, Mac, or Linux.

Dan Wahlin founded Wahlin Consulting (https://codewithdan.com) which provides training, consulting and architecture services on Web technologies such as Angular, Node.js, Express, JavaScript, TypeScript, C#, ASP.NET Core, Web API, Microservices, and Docker. He’s also published many developer courses on Pluralsight.com and Udemy.com. Dan is a Docker Captain, Google GDE, Microsoft MVP and Regional Director and speaks at conferences and user groups around the world.  Dan has written several books on Web technologies, hundreds of technical articles and blog posts (https://blog.codewithdan.com) and runs the "Code with Dan Web Development Newsletter" - a great way to stay up on the latest technologies. Follow Dan on Twitter @DanWahlin.
7/19/2019 11:00 AM
.NET ; Programming
In this session we will take a look at the tools and techniques that allow us to test our Vue.js applications, at all levels, including unit testing, integration testing as well as end-to-end testing. By the end of this session you will have a strong grasp of how we can build confidence in our code base, while writing a test suite that is easy to maintain and that grows as our application grows.

About the speaker
Raju Gandhi is a programmer, consultant, speaker, and trainer. With over 15 years of experience in software development, Raju is a strong proponent of the functional mindset, favoring immutability in both software and hardware. He believes that by embracing Agile and DevOps, we can deliver software that customers cherish. You can find him online on twitter as @looselytyped, as well as his blog, https://www.looselytyped.com. He is a speaker for the No Fluff Just Stuff Java conference series, as well as many other conferences like UberConf, RichWeb, ArchConf, FrontEnd Fest, Devoxx, GIDS (India) and acts as an instructor on O'Reilly (https://www.oreilly.com/pub/au/7764). In his spare time, you will find Raju reading, playing with technology, or spending time with his wonderful and significantly better half.
8/13/2019 1:00 PM
Programming; Quality Assurance / Testing
*This webinar will be worth 1 Strategic PDU until 8/15/2021!*

The future is here. Amazon and others are leading the way. What’s the secret? There is no secret. It is easy to see. Great companies align with emerging trends, take risks, fail fast and learn. They build internal cultures and teams that can work with new complexities and dynamic change by making high quality decisions at the speed of business.

Next generation business competencies are necessary skills for all individuals that help leaders make faster, better decisions. They help to make complex situations, ‘solutionable’ and ‘actionable’. You need the skills to help organizations find new areas of research, ways to prototype and test ideas, and quickly validate, so that the enterprise has momentum for innovation and value creation. You also need soft skills and leadership skills to build high commitment and trust in cooperative and co-creative teams. This is the future.

Kupe will present a model, developed in partnership with Curtis Michelson, that outlines the NextGen business competencies. Come prepared to think about the future and learn how you can be ready.

Expected Outcomes
• Understand why new competencies are needed.
• Learn about the capabilities and competencies that you and your team must possess
• Discuss where these skills can take you

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

Kupe is an author, keynote speaker, coach and a trained improv actor. Some think Broccoli & Cheetos is an odd combination, but you will be delighted with Kupe’s combination of laughter and learning. Kupe is a connector and has a goal in life to meet everyone! So, drop what you’re doing and connect with him on LinkedIn now. Why are you still reading this…connect with Kupe?!
8/15/2019 1:00 PM
Business Analysis; Leadership; Project Management
*This session will be worth 1 Leadership PDU (self-report) until 8/20/2021!*

Are you in a long-term relationship?  Recent statistics suggest approximately 14 to 15 million people in the U.S. considered themselves in a long- distance relationship.  In 2016, a report released on global virtual teams suggested that the virtual team model is ubiquitous; approximately 45% of virtual team members never meet in person. Not only has the virtual team model grown in popularity, it has expanded is boundaries- more than half virtual teams include members from other nations.    
How we manage our long-term relationships matter.  In this session, we will explore tips and techniques on how to strengthen our virtual teams to produce better results.  Topics will include
• How to communicate clearly and produce results
• How to employ patterns of reasoning to promote collaboration
• What to think about when preparing presentations to virtual team members
• How to leverage silence for success

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.
8/20/2019 1:00 PM
Communication; Leadership; Management; Project Management
Most organizations are at the start of their RPA journey, automating the initial processes. This is a huge task that will take many years to complete. In parallel, there is a growing ecosystem of services growing up around all of the RPA platforms. Understanding these will open up learning paths, career paths and both faster and enhanced ROI on the initial investment in RPA.

About the Speaker:
Edward Brooks is the Founder of The RPA Academy and The Beacons. Trained as a CPA with EY in London, Edward worked with Accenture, ISG and Booz Allen before starting to advise organizations on their digital transformation strategies.
8/28/2019 1:00 PM
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
*This webinar can be claimed for .5 Leadership PDU, self-reported in multi-media, until 9/6/2021.*

"The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place" - George Bernard Shaw
Nothing will derail work like miscommunication and bad vibes between co workers. In this series, certified communication expert Jeff Baird will share the 3 'shuns' of communication breakdown. PrevenTION, RecogniTION and reacTION.

Part 1 will shed  light into WHY communication goes wrong and provide insight into how we can prevent communication problems in the first place.
9/6/2019 1:00 PM
*This webinar will be worth 1 Leadership PDU until 9/12/2021!*

Many leaders want to transform their organization to become more agile, adaptive, and responsive to the market. However, most do not deeply understand how to lead their organization through such a massive change. They install prescriptive scaling frameworks and send employees to training, but discard the elements of true transformation that are difficult. When the inevitable failure ensues, they switch frameworks, fire people, and revert back to what worked for them in the past. What these leaders fail to recognize is that the mindset they used to build their organization conflicts with the mindset required to transform their organization. In short, they fail to shift from a hierarchical, command-and-control style to a holistic, systems-thinking approach. In this workshop, Steven Granese presents his Transformation Leadership Systems Model, which is based on his background in organizational psychology and experience in consulting companies of all sizes. This model is designed with systems thinking and teaches leaders why they must optimize their entire complex system, and not just the individual parts. Attendees will leave with a deep understanding that agile leaders must create a system which generates feedback at multiple levels. Attendees will also participate in a simulation to reinforce the model and deepen their understanding of leading real transformation.

Steven Granese has been building innovative teams and solutions for his entire nineteen-year career in the technology industry. His expertise lies in transforming organizations to deliver their desired business outcomes by adopting an agile way of working. He holds multiple agile certifications (CSM, CSP, PMI-ACP) and is an avid speaker for companies, conferences, and user groups. Steven currently serves as the director of agile consulting at AgileThought, where he leads a team of the top agile coaches in the Tampa Bay area. He holds master's degrees from Carnegie Mellon University and Georgetown University and a bachelor's degree from Wake Forest University.
9/12/2019 1:00 PM
*This webinar will be worth 1 Strategic PDU until 10/22/2021!*

The project management field out there is pretty crowded out there. Its no longer enough to be just really good at what you do.  You have to be more.  It’s no longer build it on time, on scope and budget.   You have to add value over and above the normal requirements of project managers.
So how do we add value?  How do we stand out in the crowd?  How do we get recognized in this very crowded field?
Our speaker will get us thinking about what we can do to innovate our careers and get to the next level.
Key Take-Aways:
- What is our industry looking for in a project manager these days?
- How can we stand up and be recognized in a crowded field?
- What do I need to do to ensure career success as a project manager?

About the Speaker:
David Barrett is a professional speaker, regular blogger, podcast host, author of 6 books and education advisor. 

He specializes in helping people and organizations Execute to the Plan by creating healthy projects and strategies.
David’s career includes the creation and directing of a conference business, training company, software development firm, speaker bureau, and most recently a TED-style event series for project professionals across North America. 
10/22/2019 1:00 PM
Project Management
Interested in learning more about serverless computing and how you can use it in AWS? In this webinar, Dan Wahlin will walk you through the core concepts you need to know to get started using AWS Lambda. Learn how about the benefits of serverless, how to create your first function, the role of API Gateway, event trigger options, how to integrate with other AWS services, deployment options, and more.

Dan Wahlin founded Wahlin Consulting (https://codewithdan.com) which provides training, consulting and architecture services on Web technologies such as Angular, Node.js, Express, JavaScript, TypeScript, C#, ASP.NET Core, Web API, Microservices, and Docker. He’s also published many developer courses on Pluralsight.com and Udemy.com. Dan is a Docker Captain, Google GDE, Microsoft MVP and Regional Director and speaks at conferences and user groups around the world.  Dan has written several books on Web technologies, hundreds of technical articles and blog posts (https://blog.codewithdan.com) and runs the "Code with Dan Web Development Newsletter" - a great way to stay up on the latest technologies. Follow Dan on Twitter @DanWahlin.
10/25/2019 1:00 PM
Cloud; Programming

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