STEPHEN WYNKOOP Founder/Columnist

Stephen spends his days writing editorials on and searching for the best in the data industry to learn more every day. He is passionate about learning from and sharing with the community.


It’s happening this May on...

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  • 9am Central
  • 10am Mountain
  • 11am Eastern



With speakers from all over the world with backgrounds in various technologies, our selection of session are vetted carefully for originality and relevance to bring the highest quality event possible to you, our audience.  

What can you expect from this event?

  • Learn from some of the most experienced speakers and professionals in the world.
  • Get a chance to ask questions during our live Q&A session.

To keep on top of the changes in technology and the industry, attending classes, conferences, and webcasts has become a necessity. puts together two conferences a year to help you get all that information in one place - allowing you to stay sharp and still have time to do your work. (Thanks, boss!)

Schedule so far...

5/22/2018 12:00 PM -to- 1:00 PM  

Tips and Tactics for a Better Salary Laura Rose  

5/22/2018 1:00 PM -to- 2:00 PM  

New features in EF Core 2.1 Joydip Kanjilal  

Entity Framework is an ORM from Microsoft that can work in the managed environment and helps you tie together the data in your database with the objects in your application, by abstracting the object model of an application from its relational or logical model. Microsoft's .NET Core is a new cross-platform, open source, lean and modular .NET stack from Microsoft that can support many different platforms, i.e., Windows, Mac and Linux. EF Core is the version of Entity Framework that can run on .NET Core. EF Core 2.1 includes many few features / enhancements. These include the following:  

Lazy loading Parameters in entity constructors Value conversions LINQ GroupBy translation Data Seeding Query types Include for derived types System.Transactions support  

This session presents a discussion on .NET Core, EF Core and its benefits and then presents a discussion on the new features in EF Core 2.1.  

5/22/2018 3:00 PM -to- 4:00 PM How to Realize the Value of Metadata Matthew Turner Metadata has the potential to impact nearly every part of your enterprise. From helping you connect data across business processes to holding the key to your most valuable assets, this underdog data is finally getting the attention it deserves. But most organizations have only begun to focus on this valuable data and, according to a study from Dataversity, a quarter have no metadata strategy at all. What might be holding organizations back is that metadata is notoriously sneaky data to manage, and it is even more difficult to put into action using traditional relational database technology. This webinar will look at the critical importance of metadata and highlight mission critical metadata apps that have taken a new approach to delivering on the value of metadata. Organizations including commercial entities, intelligence agencies, and some of your favorite entertainment companies have used this approach and made good on the promise of metadata. This webinar will cover how you too can make metadata the hero in your organization.

5/23/2018 12:00 PM -to- 2:00 PM  

Handling DevOPs challenges Joydip Kanjilal  

DevOps is a paradigm shift – a new collaborative culture that companies can take advantage of to reduce costs and increase productivity. In other words, DevOps is a cultural, process, and an organizational shift and embracing this change will need a strong leadership in any organization. This session takes a look at what DevOps culture is all about, why it is useful and then presents a discussion on the challenges faced in DevOps and the strategies on handling such challenges effectively.  

5/23/2018 2:00 PM -to- 3:00 PM  

New features in ASP.NET Core 2.1 Joydip Kanjilal  

Microsoft's .NET Core is a new cross-platform, open source, lean and modular .NET stack from Microsoft that can support many different platforms, i.e., Windows, Mac and Linux. ASP.NET Core is the web technology from the software giant that runs on .NET Core platform. This session presents a discussion on .NET Core and its features and then presents a discussion on the new features and enhancements in ASP.NET Core 2.1. Such enhancements / new features include the following:  

Support for WebHooks and SignalR UI as a library Support for IHttpClientFactory Simplified scale-out model Support for compact binary protocol based on MessagePack Rich Swagger support Enhanced support for security Support for .NET Core Module