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Build 2017 Announcements, Azure Functions, and Mobile Dev with React & WP

May 18, 2017 @ 6:30 pm

We’ve got a totally packed night of dotNet Miami planned for you this May. Microsoft’s Joe Raio will be back to get us up to speed with all of the exciting announcements from Build 2017. Then, Rick Tuttle will give us a look into serverless with Azure Functions. Finally, Ptah Dunbar will show us how to create a mobile development with React and WordPress. It’s going to be an awesome night of great technical learning!
We’ll be meeting at the Microsoft Innovation Center at Venture Hive. The Microsoft Innovation Center in Miami (MIC Miami) is a state-of-the-art technology facility open to students, software developers, academic faculty, entrepreneurs, and startups for collaboration and skills development. Microsoft Innovation Center at Venture Hive is located at 1010 NE 2nd Ave Miami, FL 33132. There’s limited parking in front of Venture Hive. If that lot is full there’s an empty lot directly behind the Venture Hive building. 
And as always we’ll have prizes at the end of the meeting, including a free copy of Resharper from JetBrains!
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Build 2017 Announcements
Microsoft Technical Evangelist Joe Raio will kick off by going over some of the great announcements from Microsoft Build. These include announcements around Microsoft Azure, AI, Xamarin, Visual Studio, Machine Learning and More. 
Joe Raio is a Microsoft Technical Evangelist based in Miami, Florida. As a technical evangelist, Joe primarily focuses on presentations leveraging the Microsoft Stack focused on Azure App Service and cloud technology. Prior to becoming an evangelist for Microsoft, Joe successfully owned and operated three small businesses centered around website development and marketing. To learn more about Joe, visit his website at or , GitHub
Hold Your Nose and Get Started Using Azure Functions
Azure Functions is fresh, yo. Every week it sucks a little bit less. If you are willing to put up with some blemishes you can get started doing serverless computing using AF with C# or Javascript (Node). Rick Tuttle will do a short demo of how to use Azure Functions for webhooks, accessing Azure storage and calling other APIs.
Rick Tuttle is a Senior Web Developer at National Auto Lenders in Miami Lakes where he leads a team building web apps using ASP.NET, C#, SQL Server, jQuery and Bootstrap. Rick is a Miami native and a supporter of the local tech community as an organizer and speaker at WordCamp Miami and other local meetups. You can follow Rick at @ricktuttle
Rapid Mobile Development Using React Native and WordPress
With the promise of Learn Once, Write Anywhere: React Native opens up the mobile app development scene to JavaScript and WordPress developers like never before, providing unprecedented mobility for teams to develop, ship and deploy cross-platform applications and experiences to their users. *Whew.*
To showcase how React Native and WordPress can play together, let’s walk through a sample mobile app over the course of the lecture. Starting with an overview of why in the world anyone would want to do this, we’ll follow up with a breakdown all of the moving parts from zero to one hundred (I mean, real quick). Next, we’ll learn a little bit more about React Native with a recap on React itself. Finally, we’ll connect those ideas with the WordPress JSON API and ponder on ideas about the future to be written.
Ptah Dunbar is a Traveling Pirate, Full Stack Web and Mobile Developer, CTO on-demand, and Wielder of Worldly Languages. He has over a decade experience contributing to open source and enjoys living hyperlocal in metropolitan cities. When he’s not plundering for the next adventure, you can often find Ptah participating in communities through meet ups, events and volunteer-run conferences. For the latest happenings on his next adventure, follow Ptah on Twitter @ptahdunbar.


1010 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL, 33132, United States