Join us on Wed Jan 15 for our first event of 2020 - with two talks by two excellent speakers:
1. Featured talk: "Microsoft Graph Up Close and Personal" by Azure MVP Jim O'Neil from 7:00-8:15.
2. Opening talk: "Microsoft Certification 101" by Azure MVP Jason Haley from 6:30-7:00.
Big thanks to Insight - Digital Innovation for sponsoring this event!
This is also Jim O'Neil's employer.
## LOCATION / ID REQUIREMENTS
This event is at Microsoft NERD. Government-issued ID needed for entry. Please check in at the security desk with photo id on street level. They will direct you to the first floor.
6:00-6:30: Gather, eat, drink, and be social
6:30-7:00: Opening talk - Microsoft Certification 101 by Jason Haley https://twitter.com/haleyjason
7:00-8:15: Featured talk - Microsoft Graph Up Close and Personal by Jim O'Neil - https://twitter.com/jimoneil
8:15-8:30: Announcements - then done!
## OPENING TALK
The talk will cover the highlights of Microsoft's current certification portfolio. Jason will explore the various technology tracks, and provide an insightful look into the value of certification.
## MAIN TALK
Microsoft Graph is the gateway to data and intelligence in Microsoft 365. For developers, the Microsoft Graph provides RESTful, authenticated access to users profile and activities within the Microsoft 365 ecosystem including Office, Window s 10, Azure Active Directory, and more. When you integrate with Graph you are able to provide end-users a more personalized (if not prescient) experience by melding the vast amounts of utilization data in Microsoft 365 with your application’s own unique business value. In this talk we’ll outline the Graph ecosystem and API surface, experiment with low-barrier to entry tools (like Graph Explorer), and build a simple, single-page application that leverages a few of the Graph APIs.
## SPEAKER BIOS
Jason Haley is a Microsoft Azure MVP, Independent Consultant specializing in Azure and Angular. Also very involved in the developer community around the Boston area.
Jim O'Neil is a Microsoft Azure MVP and a Senior Architect at the Digital Innovation division of Insight where he focuses on cloud-first applications with particular emphasis on IoT solutions for a wide variety of clients. As a member of the great(er) Boston tech community, he’s a perennial volunteer and coordinator of Boston Code Camp, New England GiveCamp, and Global Azure Bootcamp. When not geeking out with the cloud, he’s geeking out discovering his own roots via DNA and traditional genealogy and exploring craft brews (sometimes simultaneously).