Localisation with Shane Bluemel & APIs with Azure Functions with Kevin Smith

Public group

Sheffield Hallam University

Owen Building Room 1028, City Campus, Howard Street, Sheffield, S1 1WB, Sheffield · Sheffield

How to find us

Enter Hallam Uni at the main entrance and take the lift to the 10th floor. Room 1028

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October's event will be split into two parts, Shane Bluemel presenting on Internationalisation and Localisation and the second half will be Kevin Smith presenting on Building APIs with Azure Functions.

Internationalisation and Localisation in .NET with Shane Bluemel

Today’s technology providers should expect their applications to be used by consumers across the globe who have different cultural backgrounds and languages. But what kind of experience are you giving them?

From the more obvious problems of date/time formats to the less well-known issues, we will discuss how you can prepare your software for the global market, avoid common mistakes, and what you can do to help translators localise your software.

This talk does not use any fancy frameworks or plugins, just basic C# with a bit of experience.

Shane is a C# and C++ software developer with over 15 years’ experience. 10 of those years were spent writing software for the localisation industry at Trados GmbH and SDL International.

Twitter: @shanebluemel (https://twitter.com/@shanebluemel)

Building APIs with Azure Functions with Kevin Smith

Functions as a Service (FaaS) seems to be trending as the next big buzzword, in this session we'll look at the advantages of using FaaS and how we can take advantage of Azure Functions to build our APIs. Through this demo lead session we'll see examples of how we can take advantage of HttpTriggers, Routing, Proxies and API definition to build a set of rich functions as the source for our APIs.

Kevin is an enthusiastic software engineer who is actively involved with community events. He runs dotnetsheff and dotnetYork, He also casually speaks at user groups. Kevin has worked across a broad range of domains including law, travel, finance and analytics. He is a keen contributor to open source projects.