Glenn is a PM at Microsoft working on support for node.js in Windows and Azure. Glenn has a breadth of experience both both inside and outside Microsoft developing software solutions for ISVs and the enterprise. Glenn has been a passionate supporter of open source and has been active in involving folks from the community in the development of software at Microsoft. This has included shipping products under open source licenses, as well as assisting other teams looking to do so. Glenn is also a lover of community and a frequent speaker at local and international events and user groups. Glenn's blog can be found at http://blogs.msdn.com/gblock or you can follow him on twitter at you own risk at twitter.com/gblock
Wednesday 10.00 - 10.50 in: Gangnam Style
Building hypermedia systems these days is all the rage. Those who achieve building hypermedia systems are promised fame, success and mountains of riches. OK that’s not true! But hypermedia does help you to build systems where the client and server can evolve somewhat independently, and that is a big deal. Come this talk and we’ll deep dive into exactly what hypermedia is and different ways to achieve building hypermedia driven systems with ASP.NET Web API. This talk will not be a lot of slide ware. We’ll spend a lot of time in code seeing how to put the pieces together.
Wednesday 13.00 - 13.50 in: Keyboard Cat
If I told you that you can build node.js applications in Windows Azure would you believe me? Come to this session and I’ll show you how. You’ll see how take those existing node apps and easily deploy them to Windows Azure from any platform. You’ll see how you can make yours node apps more robust by leveraging Azure services like storage and service bus, all of which are available in our new “azure” npm module. You’ll also see how to take advantage of cool tools like socket.io for WebSockets, node-inspector for debugging and Cloud9 for an awesome online development experience.