Developer Advocate, Progress
Sam Basu is a technologist, author, speaker, Microsoft MVP, gadget-lover and Progress Developer Advocate for Telerik products. With a long developer background, he now spends much of his time advocating modern web/mobile/cloud development platforms on Microsoft/Telerik technology stacks. His spare times call for travel, fast cars, cricket and culinary adventures with the family. You can find him on the internet.
Wed, 08 May | 2:45 PM - 3:30 PM
The Next Frontier - Conversational Bots
Bots are apparently the new rage in human-computer interactions, but all you see are nebulous show-off demos. What’s in it for you and why should developers build Bots? Like most new technologies, usage and efficacy often come with deeper understanding.
Let’s demystify Bots – Conversational Bots in particular. Let’s explore where they lead to cost savings for enterprises or drive greater user engagements. Let’s explore several developer frameworks to build Bots and learn how/where to host them. The true power of Bots lies in how intelligent they get, the UI through which they provide the user experience and how well they mimic natural human conversations. Let’s explore tools and services that enable developers to build smarter Bots – aka, the next generation of apps.
Thu, 09 May | 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Xamarin.Forms Takes You Places!
You’ve heard the buzz – target every mobile platform from a single C#/XAML codebase. Sounds too good to be true? The story is actually even better. Let’s unpack the promise of Xamarin.Forms. The reach goes beyond just the mobile platforms of iOS, Android & Windows. Did you know your Xamarin.Forms apps could target MacOS, Tizen, Smart Watches, Smart TVs, Refrigerators & Hololens? And it’s not just futuristic devices or platforms, you can take Xamarin.Forms goodness back to WPF & even Web! Yes, we’re talking XAML being back in the browser – just done right this time. All this isn’t utopia, but an absolute reality today. Let’s dive into Xamarin.Forms and unearth the magic behind the cross-platform development democratization for .NET developers.