Dave Balzer and Pat Toner sat down with Ian Philpot at DogFoodCon in Columbus, Ohio.

1:05 We discuss the internet of things and how Ian’s team at Microsoft is applying the technology to modern farming to help farming companies track things like the pH levels of an individual plant without manual labor.

4:19 Ian tells us about how we could apply internet of things technology at a smaller scale.

5:20 Ian introduces us to Docker and how we can configure a container to easily deliver complex dependencies to a project.

8:57 We talk about Azure Functions and how they us help build “serverless” applications including some techniques you can use to connect these functions to other parts of your application.

14:38 Building QA environments using slots in Azure Functions and how to test applications built with functions.

16:48 Microsoft is working with police departments to collect info from body cams, smart cars, social media, tons of sensors around the city, and using machine learning to predict when and where officers may be needed. They also include things like face detection and identifying repeat offenders. We also discuss the privacy impacts.

22:40 We also discussed autonomous cars and the dramatic impacts they’re going to have on society in the very near future. Including reducing the need for police in general and even how it will reduce the need for things like car insurance since accidents will become relatively rare events.

Ian is a Senior Developer evangelist working for Microsoft. He works with emerging technologies. He uses the full stack development skills he’s cultivated over 15 years to work across functional areas, domains, and disciplines. He focuses on using proven patterns and practices to ensure the adoption of these technologies is seamless and unobtrusive.

Ian has worked on Emmy award winning projects and helped customers around the globe to build scalable distributed systems. Cloud technologies, DevOps, and Automation are his focus and passion.

Right now he is focused on building distributed microservices using technologies like Docker and Node.js. These systems deploy and scale themselves. He is also researching Bots, machine learning, and artificial intelligence and how to integrate them into existing systems.

When he is not behind a computer you’ll find him on a trail running, riding his bike, or hiking with the kids.

Be sure to see the video version of this podcast on our youtube channel here:  https://youtu.be/mnD1-id53eg


In Akron, Ohio the public schools are transitioning their high schools to college and career academies that when students are in 8th grade, they will select which career pathway they want to be on during…

Dave Balzer and Pat Toner had the privilage of sitting down with Guy Royse at DogFoodCon 2017 in Columbus, Ohio.

Guy works for Nexosis in Columbus, Ohio as a Developer Evangelist. Combining his decades of experience in building software with a history of sharing what he has learned, Guy goes out into developer communities and teaches others how to use the Nexosis API.

Guy has programmed in numerous languages over the years—many of them semicolon delimited—including C++, C#, and Java. More recently he has worked with dynamic and more functional languages like JavaScript and Ruby. Teaching and community have long been a focus for Guy. He is President of the Columbus JavaScript Usergroup and has been part of the session selection committee for CodeMash for the last five years. When given an opportunity, he teaches programming at a prison in central Ohio. In past lives, Guy has worked as a consultant in a broad range of industries including healthcare, retail, and utilities. He spent several years as a consultant for Pillar Technology and several more years working for a major insurance provider. This has given him a broad view of technology application and business problems. In his personal life, Guy is a hardboiled-geek interested in role-playing games, science fiction, and technology. He also has a slightly less geeky interest in history and linguistics. He lives in central Ohio with his wife and three sons. In his spare time, he is a leader in his neighborhood Cub Scout Pack and goes camping a lot.

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Dave Balzer and Pat Toner sat down with Trey Mayer at DogFoodCon in Columbus, Ohio.

Trey Mayer is Portals and Collaboration Practice Lead for HMB. He has been with HMB for more than three years and has extensive knowledge working with organizations to help bridge their business with technology. Mayer specializes in Enterprise productivity and collaboration and has helped organizations of all sizes improve their productivity. Mayer has worked with numerous clients including Fortune 500, Privately held, State and Local Governments, Non-Profits and International organizations. In 2016 Mayer was selected as one of Top 20 People to know in Technology.

You can view the video version of this podcast here: https://youtu.be/ChAnynck9xI

Dave Balzer and Pat Toner had the opportunity to sit down with Cassandra Faris at DogFoodCon in Columbus, Ohio to discuss career development strategies for developers.

Cassandra Faris is the Director of Talent Management at Improving Columbus, a software development consulting and training company. She is passionate about growing the tech community and its people. She regularly attends, speaks at, and helps organize tech events. She has an MBA in Organizational Leadership, and is an avid tabletop gamer, runner, and soccer fan who travels as much as possible.

To view the video version of this podcast, go to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iwwP03jsbvI

Dave Balzer and Pat Toner sat down with Steve Smith at DogFoodCon 2017 in Columbus, Ohio to discuss new features in .Net Core and the benefits of clean code.

During the show, Steve was trying to think of the name of a package used as a server in .Net Core, he followed up later to let us all know he was speaking of WebListener, which has subsequently been renamed HttpSys. https://github.com/aspnet/Announcements/issues/211

Steve Smith (@ardalis) is an entrepreneur and software developer with a passion for building quality software as effectively as possible.

Steve has published several courses on Pluralsight, covering Domain-Driven Design, SOLID, design patterns, and software architecture. He’s a Microsoft MVP and ASP Insider, a frequent speaker at developer conferences, an author, and a trainer. Along with his wife and business partner, Michelle Smith, Steve founded and successfully sold an online advertising network and software consultancy studio. Recently, Steve has been focusing on ASP.NET Core, for which he has written dozens of articles for the product’s official documentation at docs.asp.net.

Dave Balzer and Pat Toner sat down for an interview with Warner Moore at DogFoodCon in Columbus, Ohio.

Warner Moore is a driven technology leader and architect with a background in web operations and information security.

He has focused his career in working with high growth organizations where technology is their business and product. Within these organizations, Warner has an accomplished record of building successful security programs and high performing technology teams.

His unique value proposition is an ability to align information security and external compliance drivers to an engineering culture. As a result, Warner can enable fast growth technology organizations and accelerate speed to market.

As an international speaker, Warner has been invited to present to university students, technology professionals, and business leaders in a classroom setting as well as at conferences such as Startup Week, CloudDevelop, Path to Agility, InfoSec Summit, CodeMash, and DevOpsDays.

Warner is passionate about culture, innovation, and community. His passion reflects in his volunteer work leading organizations such as Ohio LinuxFest, LOPSA, DevOpsDays, and Toastmasters.

Specialties: management, distributed computing, multi-user technologies, open source, governance, risk, compliance, high availability, scaling, community management, team building, contract negotiation, due diligence, devops culture, public speaking, hiring, and recruiting

Dave Balzer and Pat Toner of DevCoaches sat down with Christina Aldan to chat after her Keynote at DogFoodCon 2017 in Columbus Ohio.

Christina Aldan is a TEDx speaker, trainer, and digital advertising consultant whose boutique agency, LG Designs, offers businesses brand consulting and creative content for everyday media. With over a decade of experience in the digital advertising realm, Christina is highly regarded for her approach to business, partnering with clients to find unique strategies that ensure their advertising goals are met. Christina builds connections through her keynote addresses, workshops, and technological education. She uses these tools to help individuals and businesses cultivate value in everyday media. She also served as Chief Marketing Officer for PrayerSpark and currently serves as Marketing Coordinator for Starmark1.

Christina uses her charisma and expertise to inspire others by mentoring women in business like herself. She also has sat on state and local boards supporting women in tech, entrepreneurship, and children with learning disabilities. She is the recipient of the Las Vegas Women in Tech Community Service Award, the Distinguished Woman of the Year Award in STEM, and the Stevie Award for the category of Women Helping Women. Learn more at: ChristinaAldan.com.

On Today’s Show: Dave Balzer, Pat Toner, Sarah Dutkiewicz, Amanda Gragg, Randall Clapper and Matt LoPiccolo Topics of the Day: Up first we discuss Apple and Major League Baseball’s At Bat app that is adding augmented reality so fans can watch a game within the game. We also talk about how this might apply to fantasy sports.

Microsoft and Facebook have built their own Trans-Atlantic internet cable and we talk about joining the Facebook navy. https://www.pcmag.com/news/356384/mic…

We talk about a new hamburger flipping robot which is now being implemented by a chain of restaurants in California. https://techcrunch.com/2017/09/19/fli…

You can also check out the video version of this episode on our YouTube channel here.

DevCoaches Podcast has expanded from audio-only podcasts to video as well.  We are now recording our sessions and they can be found on our new YouTube channel.  Be sure to check it out at www.youtube.com/c/DevCoaches….