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So what IoT device have you built? Carl and Richard talk to Suz Hinton about her experiences building IoT devices. Suz starts out talking about Meow Shoes, a pair of shoes she added sensors and an Arduino too - and used cat meows to test with. All sorts of hilarity ensues, but there are a number of interesting applications can be made from capturing someone's movements, even through their feet. The conversation turns to the dev stack - all Javascript, front and back! There are all sorts of libraries and tools now for anyone to build low cost IoT devices. Suz also talks about her fascination with 3D printers and their relationship to IoT and the maker movement in general. It's becoming a Makers world!

Suz Hinton is a JavaScript developer who likes to tinker with hardware. A maker at heart, she’s no stranger to minor burns from soldering irons and 3D printers. She's a regular contributor to the open source Node.js electronics scene, and enjoys teaching others how to immerse themselves in the nerdiverse

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Running Time 57 minutes      Date Thursday, February 26, 2015     Comments Comments


How do you test your mobile applications? James Montemagno talk to Carl and Richard about various testing approaches for mobile apps. James talks about the Xamarin Test Cloud with thousands of different devices you can test against... for a fee of course. This leads to a conversation about automating UI testing, testing against local devices and only going to the cloud when you're ready to test on a larger diversity of phones. James also talks about the broadening range of devices out there, not just phones but tablets, wearables and IoT. Everything needs testing, and there are tools to make it easier!

James Montemagno is a Developer Evangelist at Xamarin & Microsoft MVP. He has been a .NET developer for over a decade working in a wide range of industries including game development, printer software, and web services. Previously, James was a professional mobile developer on the Xamarin platform for over 3 years, with several published apps on iOS, Android, and Windows.

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Running time 58 minutes      Date Wednesday, February 25, 2015     Comments Comments


So where is Azure at today? Carl and Richard talk to Michele Leroux Bustamante about her work with a number of customers utilizing Microsoft Azure. The conversation digs into what Michele considers new Azure vs. old Azure. She still has customers depending on web and worker roles, while many have moved purely over to WebSites. And the evolution continues, with better analytics, the beginnings of container technology taking over from regular VMs... we're still at the beginning of the cloud revolution, and it's only getting more interesting!

Michele Leroux Bustamante is Managing Partner at Solliance (solliance.net), cofounder of Snapboard (snapboard.com), and is recognized as a Microsoft Regional Director and MVP. Michele is a thought leader with over 20 years speclializing in building scalable and secure end-to-end system design, identity and access management, and cloud computing technologies - for companies of all sizes. Michele shares her experiences through presentations and keynotes all over the world, and has been publishing regularly in technology journals. Michele wrote the best-selling book "Learning WCF" (O’Reilly 2007). Visit her blog at michelebusta.com. @michelebusta

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Running time 58 minutes      Date Tuesday, February 24, 2015     Comments Comments

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