Chris Patterson

Chris is an architect for RelayHealth, the connectivity business of the leading healthcare services company in the US. There he is responsible for the architecture and development of applications and services that accelerate care delivery by connecting patients, providers, pharmacies, and financial institutions. As an open-source contributor, Chris is an author of MassTransit, a .NET service bus framework, and Topshelf, a Windows service framework.



Hacking Developer Productivity


Actor Model Programming in C#

Track: .NET, thursday 15:40 - 16:30

With multi-core processors in all desktop computers and nearly every mobile device, developers must use asynchronous operations and concurrency to create responsive applications. The Actor programming model is an increasingly popular method of achieving the scalability without the impact to productivity that is inherent using traditional concurrency approaches. Stact is a library that enables C# developers to leverage the power of Actors, bringing the simplified concurrent programming to .NET.

Hacking Developer Productivity

Track: Excellence, wednesday 11:10 - 12:00

Serious software development requires the proper use of tools, practices, and settings to eliminate the tedium involved with creating quality software. From the individual developer to a large distributed team, there are many tips, tricks, and shortcuts that can save seconds, minutes, or even hours every day. By using the proper tools, following the best practices, and optimizing the development environment, this talk will help you get things done more quickly and with more predictable results.