As Summer comes to a close dotNet Miami continues to heat up. This month Dion St. Hilaire from Microsoft shows us how we can build applications that your users will love. Often times we as developers jump right into the good stuff, code. But when we don't pay attention to what the users actually need bad things happen. Dion will show us how not to ignore the user's needs and how we can be heroes in their eyes as opposed to the evil programming villain. So come to this fascinating session and be the hero we know your are. Scott Nimrod will also show us how to build business apps for Windows 8. This promises to be a great night of app development that you can use immediately.
We will also be giving away more books, swag, and more one-month subscriptions to PluralSight.
Because we don't want the fun to stop when the meeting is over we'll be at Miller's Ale House on Miracle Mile (101 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables) for food and networking. All are welcome.
Session and Speaker Details:
Developing Applications Your Users Want to Use
Typically, applications are designed from the backend requirements, then the interface is developed. User personas and their actual needs are often ignored and/or dismissed. This will be a quick overview on gathering technical requirements with the end user persona as a first class citizen.
Dion St. Hilaire has been involved in the application development space and within his short time at Microsoft has already worked with numerous customers within the Financial, Aerospace, Insurance, and Technology Industries. Dion specializes in back-end and mid-tier data access layer development, but also dabbles in front-end and User Experience design.
Building Business Apps for the Windows 8 Store
This presentation will challenge app developers to reconsider mobile development. He advocates that each app should be built to serve as a specific business function within the business workflow which can depend on several apps to satisfy an overall objective.
Scott Nimrod is from Cleveland, OH and now lives in Miami Beach, FL. He started off his career as an SDET working in the Control Systems industry as a coop. His work experience is composed of building systems for POS, software testing, and workflow monitoring. He is now an independent developer that builds Windows 8 apps under the publisher’s name Bizmonger.