Keynote: Managing Your Software Development Career


8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Rockford Lhotka



The software development industry goes through periods of stability, punctuated by moments of major change and upset. During your career it is very likely that vendors, platforms, tools, and technologies will come and go. We appear to be in one of these periods of change right now. How can you protect and leverage your existing investments in training, skills, knowledge, and experience given the rise of cloud computing, touch-based tablet clients, and other trending technologies? Based on over 24 years of experience, including living through multiple development platform shifts, Rocky will share his thoughts on how you can manage your career, enabling you to benefit from this type of major change.




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Cameron Skinner

Visual Studio 11: Turning Ideas into Software

The world of software today is defined by the word “Experience”. You can see it in the way people have adopted new experiences for devices of different form factors, you can see it in how people want to experience their information and you can see it in the context of how people interact to build software solutions. Regardless of the solution you’re building, the fundamental need for a compelling experience exists. In Visual Studio 11, Microsoft aims to ensure that developers have all the tooling to create compelling user experiences, an IDE that sets a new bar for the developer experience and a family of products dramatically improves the team experience for everyone.

Cameron Skinner, General Manager, Visual Studio Ultimate, Microsoft


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