Prairie Dev Con 2016 Presentation Materials

If you don't know by now, we love Prairie Dev Con at Western Devs. And if you attended last week, hopefully you saw why. It's a high quality conference in a most unlikely setting. Here are the materials from each of my presentations.

Death to the Batch Job

In addition to the slides, you can find the source code for the presentation here. There's also a blog post that expands a little on the ideas.


The two sample apps I showed during the presentation are:

For the first, I showed how to connect the app to PostgreSQL which can be running either locally or in Docker. For the second, I showed how to create a container for a .NET Core application running in Linux. If you want to play with this container, you can get it here on Docker Hub.

Pre-game Show

In addition to the presentations, Donald and I (but mostly me), with the help of the Winnipeg .NET User Group, hosted a fishbowl discussion and an evening of drinks and food the night before the conference courtesy of Particular Software. During the talk, we covered ways to build a solid team, the importance of company culture, and good ways to vet people. It was a great chat and it was nice to see so many people weigh in with their experience.

I'd like to thank...

It's hard to overstate the value this "big little conference" has for me. It has all the benefits of a larger conference while still being accessible to both the attendees and speakers. D'Arcy Lussier is a force to be reckoned with in the conference circuit.

Many thanks to the Winnipeg .NET User Group for their help with the fishbowl event.

Finally, a big thank you to those of you who came to the the conference itself and continue making it great.

Kyle Baley

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