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A Letter from the Modern Apps Live! Conference Chair

In today's post, Modern Apps Live! conference chair Rocky Lhotka explains why you should attend Live! 360 Orlando!

Modern applications leverage the power of all client devices from phones to tablets to desktops, new intuitive user experiences, the cloud, and your local computing resources to provide end users with the richest and best experience possible. This type of app is so compelling, and yet so complex to build, that we thought it was worth a conference unto itself.

Modern app development brings a new set of challenges to software developers, designers, managers, architects, and team leads. Many of these apps target multiple client platforms and technologies, and rely on state-of-the-art, server-side platform capabilities. And gone are the days of "cowboy development." Users expect professional quality and performance in apps that are delivered on time with a regular cadence of updates and enhancements. This means we need to apply application lifecycle processes and tools effectively, plus embedded developer and acceptance testing, along with a solid DevOps process.

If all that isn't enough, there's an increasing recognition that the data generated by modern apps can be used in business intelligence, analysis, and reporting in ways never before imagined. Any modern app project should include BI and data analysis right from the start to ensure the data is gathered and stored in a way that can support these critical scenarios.

Modern Apps Live! is unlike any conference you've attended before. It consists of a single track containing sessions that build on each other to provide you with an end-to-end narrative covering all aspects of building modern apps using today's technologies. All of the Modern Apps Live! speakers have worked together as a team to bring you the highest quality content, such that each session builds on those that have gone before. This conference is almost more of a multi-day training session than a traditional conference.

I have personally worked with all of the Modern Apps Live! speakers to put together a series of sessions that bring all these concepts, tools and technologies together. So when you leave the conference you'll have a complete picture of what goes into building a modern app for iPhone, Android, Windows, and HTML5 devices that all interact with state-of-the-art backend services running in public or private clouds.

I also know that many of you wear multiple IT hats at the office, so I invite you to take advantage of the co-located technology tracks offered at Live! 360. This gives you an unprecedented opportunity to focus on not just Modern Apps, but also SQL Server, SharePoint, .NET development with Visual Studio, and even explore IT Pro content – all in a single venue.

There's nothing else like Modern Apps Live!; if you are a software architect, development manager, team lead, or senior developer you owe it to yourself to attend this event!

Rockford Lhotka
Conference Chair
Modern Apps Live!

Posted by Lafe Low on 08/15/2017 at 8:42 AM


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