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AIM Heartland Developer Conference is the region’s best developer & designer conference covering the latest trends, techniques, technologies, and best practices in software design and development.

As a conference attendee you have access to all sessions (on Thursday and Friday) so you can plan your own custom itinerary. There is a separate fee of $50 for workshop sessions held on Wednesday, September 7.  

Schedule is subject to change.

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Emerging Technology [clear filter]
Wednesday, September 7
 

1:30pm CDT

Unity3D Game Development - Full Throttle - Afternoon Workshop
This is a deep dive using your C# or JavaScript knowledge base with Unity3d to create a challenging virtual environment. We will create an island with beaches, hills, lakes, trees and an ocean to surround it all. On that island will be build a stone maze for our hero to navigate and escape.

This session is a hands on development session where we will create a modern video game. Come and participate or just to watch. We will prove that a fully functioning game can be created in 3.5 hours. Watch the creation process live and learn the next steps for leveraging your skills and talent to truly create what your imagination desires.

If you ever wanted to use your C# or JavaScript skills to develop an idea from concept to completion then this session is the one to learn how to do that in the virtual world.

If you want to follow along as the project is being developed come you will need the Unity3d Software installed on your laptop ( http://unity3d.com/get-unity ). No prior Unity3d experience is required.

Target Audience: You. Those with a passion for developing with state of the art tools.

Speakers
avatar for Timothy Ingledue

Timothy Ingledue

Application Developer, Farm Credit Services of America



Wednesday September 7, 2016 1:30pm - 5:00pm CDT
Windsor IV
 
Thursday, September 8
 

10:15am CDT

Rapid Microservices with .NET
Microservices are the new buzz technology term. However not every company can support everything that goes with supporting Microservices. Support questions like
Do I need Linux?
What is a container and how do I run them?
What Is Docker and do I run in Windows or Linux?
How do I scale?
How do I monitor my services?

In this session you will see C# .Net code that will allow you to rapidly build Microservices that can be hosted today in Windows and then moved to a container technology like Docker when your company is ready to support container technology.
Development tools discussed:
.Net C#, MongoDB, AutoFac, Log4Net, Metrics.Net, TopShelf, WebAPI

Speakers
avatar for Matt Huck

Matt Huck

Software Architect, Wex Health



Thursday September 8, 2016 10:15am - 11:00am CDT
Dapper I-II

11:15am CDT

A Lap around ASP.NET Core 1.0!
Man, naming products is hard! But change is in the air for ASP.NET developers, as vNext ushers in a new era.

Let’s talk – .NET Core | ASP.NET Core 1.0 | Open Source | .NET Frameworks Changes| ASP.NET Runtimes | WebForms | MVC 6 | Cross-Platform Tooling | Omnisharp.NET | Homebrew | Yeoman | CLI with VS Code or Sublime Text | Docker.

Join me as we explore all that’s new & shiny. This is one of the best times to be an ASP.NET developer – let me show you why!

Speakers
avatar for Sam Basu

Sam Basu

Progress



Thursday September 8, 2016 11:15am - 12:00pm CDT
Dapper I-II
 
Friday, September 9
 

1:15pm CDT

Responsive Web Design with ASP.NET Core 1.0
ASP.NET Core 1.0 is a new open-source and cross-platform framework for building modern Web applications using .NET. This session will share the lessons learned in converting an ecommerce site to be responsive a year ago, what would be done differently now, and the results from the last 9 months. You'll gain some useful responsive techniques, and learn how to create a responsive web site that works great on a variety of devices using this new framework, Bootstrap and Visual Studio 2015!

Speakers
avatar for Robert Boedigheimer

Robert Boedigheimer

Principal Systems Developer, The Schwan Food Company
Robert Boedigheimer works for Schwans Shared Services, LLC providing business solutions with web technologies. Robert has been developing web sites for the past 25 years. He is a Microsoft MVP, a Progress Developer Expert (Fiddler), an ASPInsider, a Pluralsight author, and a 3rd... Read More →



Friday September 9, 2016 1:15pm - 2:00pm CDT
Dapper I-II