Speaking

Jason frequently speaks at local Pittsburgh community events and at Microsoft events. Use the contact page to inquire about speaking engagements.

Professional speaking engagements:

  • Microsoft Mid-Atlantic CIO Summit, April 2014 (Microsoft, Hershey, PA)
    • Presented on Windows 8 Store App Development
    • Got to play around with a 55″ Perceptive Pixel device 😉
  • Visual Studio 2012 Launch Event in Pittsburgh, December 2012 (Microsoft)
    • Presented “Elevate Quality: Moving from Quality Assurance to Quality Enablement”
    • Worked the Microsoft “booth” for demonstrations and Q&A
  • Delivered “Silverlight: Cloud Connected” at a Microsoft Fire-starter event in Pittsburgh, 2009 (Microsoft)
  • Several webinars for CEI:
    • Creating SPPS Web-Parts to Drive Business Decision Making
    • AJAX programming for the .NET 2.0 Framework
    • Windows Presentation Foundation
    • Service-Oriented Architecture

Community speaking engagements:

  • .NET Reactive Extensions – Pittsburgh TechFest 2013
    • Demonstrated how to Create worry-free, asynchronous, reactive programs using the .NET Reactive (Rx) Extensions
  • iOS Best Practices: Avoid the Bloat – Pittsburgh TechFest 2012
    • Presented a handful of techniques to help avoid bloated Objective-C and to write more maintainable code
  • Developing an iPhone application (for Code Camp) – Pittsburgh Code Camp (April 17, 2010)
    • Track lead for the Code Camp
    • I demonstrated the creation of an iPhone application at and FOR the Pittsburgh Code Camp
  • Xul vs. Xaml: A head-to-head comparison of declarative programming languages – Pittsburgh Code Camp (April 14, 2007)
    • Track lead for the Code Camp
    • The goal was to compare the existing open-source XUL declarative model with the (then) brand-new Microsoft XAML language
  • Creating .NET solutions with OSS tools –  Pittsburgh Code Camp (April 8, 2006)
    • Co-organizer, track lead for the Code Camp
    • Demonstrated that it is completely possible to create .NET solutions (specifically an ASP.NET web application) using free and open source tools

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