David Walker

David Walker

Principal Solution Architect, Clear Measure

David Walker is a Principal Solution Architect at Clear Measure. He has over twenty years of experience in application development and lifecycle management with over eighty percent of that as a consultant. He was a Sitecore 2015 Technology MVP, has been an MCP since 2003, MCAD and MCSD since 2005 and was a 3 time Microsoft MVP - ASP/ASP.NET from July 2007 - July 2009, before he joined Microsoft as a Senior Application Development Manager where he mentored numerous Fortune 100 companies on full Application Lifecycle Management and Software Development best practices.

He has delivered well over one hundred presentations, including events like: Sitecore Symposium, Microsoft TechEd, VSLive! Dallas, VSLive! Austin and numerous User Groups, CodeCamp's, TechFests and other community conferences.

He has been the Chairman of the region's largest and highly successful technical training event, just finishing its twelth consecutive successful year, TulsaTechFest.com. He is the founder and current President of the Houston Sitecore User Group. He was formerly a board member for INETA (Vice President, Speakers Bureau), President of the Tulsa Developers .NET users group, founder and President of the Tulsa SQL Server Group and Tulsa Java Developers Group, and Vice President of the Tulsa SharePoint Interest Group.

Recently he has focused on a wide range of newer technologies, including: .NET Core, Azure, Machine Learning, AppFabric, MEF (Managed Extensibility Framework) and more.

Current sessions

Elevate Your Digital Maturity

In this session you will learn many of the modern, multi-channel, digital strategies that will help you go from building websites to building "Experiences". Come see how to take your web projects to the next level. I'll show you how to integrate numerous third party API's for various reasons, including contextual personalization.


Building Powerful and Intelligent Applications

Knowledge is power, but is it if you're not using it?

What if the application you delivered to your customers was extremenly intelligent? It could retrieve, analyze and use the massive amounts of data that businesses are generating today at an astronimcal rate.

Analyze business deals, conduct market research, estimate and predict potential issues, better monetize your product, and so much more. These things provide direct benefits to your company. Churning through that data by hand doesn't. Enter Azure Machine Learning.

In this session you will learn to how to integrate Azure Machine Learning into your existing applications and workflows with REST services. You will learn a modular, maintainable solution to empowering your users with the business intelligence that only Azure Machine Learning can easily provide.


You Serve Your Masters Well

Learn several tips and tricks from a seasoned industry professional. From the basic common sense things that everyone over looks to numerous modern "tools of the trade" that everyone can utilize.


Hard-Core .NET Core and the new Standard in .NET Development

This session will cover the evolution of the .NET Framework over the last several years - from .NET Core to .NET Standard. What it means to you, your applications and how to utilize the appropriate frameworks into your solutions today, so you reduce the amount of technical debt you would otherwise create for yourself from day 1.


Razor Pages versus .NET Core MVC

What's the difference? Why is Razor Pages now the new default when creating a new .NET Core Web Application? In this session you will learn all the intricate details and lessons learned I learned the hard way in migrating a .NET Core MVC application to Razor Pages. This session will be valuable to .NET developers of all skill levels, as we will cover the complete life cycle.


Empower Any Application with Azure Machine Learning

David Walker is a Principal Solution Architect at Clear Measure. He has over twenty years of experience in application development and lifecycle management with over eighty percent of that as a consultant. He was a Sitecore 2015 Technology MVP, has been an MCP since 2003, MCAD and MCSD since 2005 and was a 3 time Microsoft MVP - ASP/ASP.NET from July 2007 - July 2009, before he joined Microsoft as a Senior Application Development Manager where he mentored numerous Fortune 100 companies on full Application Lifecycle Management and Software Development best practices.

He has delivered well over one hundred presentations, including events like: Sitecore Symposium, Microsoft TechEd, VSLive! Dallas, VSLive! Austin and numerous User Groups, CodeCamp's, TechFests and other community conferences.

He has been the Chairman of the region's largest and highly successful technical training event, just finishing its twelth consecutive successful year, TulsaTechFest.com. He is the founder and current President of the Houston Sitecore User Group. He was formerly a board member for INETA (Vice President, Speakers Bureau), President of the Tulsa Developers .NET users group, founder and President of the Tulsa SQL Server Group and Tulsa Java Developers Group, and Vice President of the Tulsa SharePoint Interest Group.

Recently he has focused on a wide range of newer technologies, including: .NET Core, Azure, Machine Learning, AppFabric, MEF (Managed Extensibility Framework) and more.


Modernize Your Legacy Applications with Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery

Breath new life into your legacy applications by implementing Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery using Visual Studio Team System or Amazon Web Services (with Team City and Octopus).

Gain confidence in your delivery capabilities while at the same time enabling you to leverage the cloud provider of your choice for optimum scalability.


The Complete ASP.NET/.NET Core MVC/.NET Core Razor Pages Story

In this workshop, you will first learn a the history and key components of the ASP.NET MVC platform from beginning to the recently released .NET Core Razor Pages. Then, dive deep into building advanced web sites with ASP.NET Core MVC and Razor Pages applications. You will learn everything you need to know and more. This includes many advanced "Digital Strategies" that will help you build web "Experiences" and not just "Sites".


Hard-Core Integration Intoxication with .NET Core

Come learn how to take your solutions from 0 to 60 in 60 minutes or less.

First, see a few basic, yet powerful examples of how to provide a personalized user experience no matter what your application platform of choice, web, windows (WinForms or WPF) or mobile.

Then prepare to have your mind blown by learning how to integrate with an intoxicating amount of third-party APIs. Many you may have never heard of or thought to integrate into your solutions. Learn how to maximize your integration efforts between systems and any other third-party API's using intelligent design techniques.

Finally, learn how to save your company and your clients money by maximizing their investment and your efforts. You will learn how to write the right code, the right way, the first time. In addition, learn how to increase maintainability and reusability across your solutions. As well as, learn how to leverage and future-proof your solutions, while keeping up with the current wave of .NET Core and other technology shifts.