Speaker

Don Wibier

Don Wibier

Don Wibier, Technical Evangelist / DEVEXPRESS

Don Wibier, Technical Evangelist / DEVEXPRESS

Rotterdam, Netherlands

Don Wibier has been programming for more years than he can count. At the age of 15, he built a ticketing and reservation system in Clipper for his father's cinema, for which he and his friend were compensated with a brand new 386 PC!

After studying electronics and IT, Don embarked on a career in development, working with some of the biggest companies in The Netherlands and developing multi-tier enterprise solutions. Seeing an exciting future with the internet, he started building Delphi-based ISAPI DLLs in combination with application servers and databases. Working with an internet startup, he architected one of the fastest online services for finding and booking airfares. Don then built one of the most user-friendly
Content Management Systems available, which is even now powering hundreds of web and mobile implementations across the world.

As Technical Evangelist at DevExpress, Don is eager to share his knowledge and experience with you!

Toen hij 15 jaar was, creerde Don een kaartverkoop en reserverings applicatie in Clipper voor zijn vaders bioscoop in ruil voor een nagelnieuwe 386 PC!

Na zijn electronica en IT studie besloot Don om zijn cariere in development voort te zetten en heeft bij een aantal grote bedrijven gewerkt aan multi-tier enterprise oplossingen.
Met de komst van het world wide web begon hij met het ontwikkelen van Delphi based ISAPI DLL’s in combinatie met applicatie en databases.
Bij een internet startup heeft hij één van de snelste online engines gebouwd voor het real-time zoeken en reserveren van vliegtickets.

Voordat Don bij DevExpress begon als Technical Evangelist, heeft hij één van de meest gebruikersvriendelijke Content Management Systems voor dotNET bedacht en gebouwd waarop dit moment honderden web-sites op draaien.

Als Technical Evangelist zal hij met veel genoegen zijn kennis en ervaring met je delen!

Area of Expertise

  • Information & Communications Technology

Topics

  • .net
  • .net core
  • ASP.NET
  • JavaScript
  • Azure Cognitive Services

State Management in Blazor

With the introduction of Blazor, it's now possible to create complex C# web front-ends. One really important aspect in front-end development is managing the state of your application.

Join Technical Evangelist Don Wibier and discover several ways of managing state outside the scope of components and pages.
You will even learn how to apply cross component change notifications and use Flux (Redux) patterns in your app.

TestCafé: Web Testing Made Easy!

Join DevExpress Technical Evangelist Don Wibier as he shares just how easy testing the UI of your web app should be. Using it's 'plug-in free' design, Don will demo the benefits TestCafé Open Source delivers in just a few mouse clicks.
• see how quickly TestCafé Open Source can be deployed
• learn the powerful API
• discover the browser-based script editor
• witness the true independence as Chrome, Edge, IE and FireFox all play host.

Keyboards? Where we’re going, we don’t need keyboards.

One of the cornerstones in Microsoft’s digital assistant Cortana are cognitive services. Instead of the
traditional Screen / Keyboard / Mouse combination for user interaction with your application, it offers
different ways of handling user input.

Think about vision, speech and language – the new way of communicating with your devices – but also
how to analyze and structure these kinds of user input.

This session will give you an introduction on the Cognitive Services Platform – show how it can help your
end-users – and with live coding examples you will experience how easy it is to start using this incredibly
cool API.

Building Real World Blazor Apps

Join Technical Evangelist Don Wibier and learn how to get a headstart on a new blazor project.

In this session, I will give you real-world tips and examples on how to use the Blazor Component model to the max.
We'll go into advanced component building, state management, data-access, MVVM and JavaScript Interopt.

At the end of the session you will have all the knowledge you'll need and I'm sure you’ll be raving as much about Blazor as I am!

Dependency Injection in ASP.NET Core. Why and How?

In this session Technical Evangelist Don Wibier will tell you why you should use Dependency Injection (DI) in your applications.
He will next tell about how this is done in .NET Core and by coding examples, he’ll show you how easy it is to start using this yourself.

Keyboards? Where we’re going, we don’t need keyboards

One of the cornerstones in Microsoft’s digital assistant Cortana are cognitive services. Instead of the traditional Screen / Keyboard / Mouse combination for user interaction with your application, it offers different ways of handling user input.

Think about vision, speech and language – the new way of communicating with your devices – but also how to analyze and structure these kinds of user input.
This session will give you an introduction on the Cognitive Services Platform – show how it can help your end-users – and with live coding examples you will experience how easy it is to start using this incredibly cool API.

From Olá? To Olé! with Blazor

By now, the web has been bombarded with all kinds of Blazor information but still not sure if it is for you?

Join technical evangelist Don Wibier and see how to get going with Blazor. Experience the power of C# running on the server – and in your browser!

In this session, you’ll get a quick introduction on what Blazor is and next , we'll dive right in and start coding a Blazor app.

We’ll go over several aspects like hosting models, dependency injection and data access, routing, editing and validation as well as using 3rd party controls and MVVM.

Discover why this technology is awesome!

Coding with the speed of Thought in VisualStudio and CodeRush

Join technical evangelist Don Wibier on this quest on how to become more productive with VisualStudio.

Be prepared to have your mind blown with some of the coolest features in the latest release of CodeRush to accomplish your coding with the least keystrokes possible.

Discover extended debugging features with code-evaluation, expression branching and more to make sure your code does what it should do.

Having fun with Generics and Abstract classes in C#

Join Microsoft MVP Don Wibier to bring your C# coding skills to the next level. He will show you one of his own personal killer combis: Generics and Abstract classes.
With a lot of coding examples, you will learn how to optimize and re-use your code to the max and lay down a solid and flexible foundation for your applications.

DDD East Anglia

Developer! Developer! Developer! (DDD) East Anglia is the newest event in the popular series of Developer Days events for the UK .NET Community that have run since May 2005. Although each DDD event has its own particular "flavour", they remain immensely popular and enjoyable, regularly attracting 200-300 attendees and often selling out within minutes.

DDD events were started on the following five principles, which we intend to adhere to in their spirit:

For the community by the community
Free to attend
Held on a Saturday or non-work day
No Microsoft speakers (with some exceptions)
Grow the local speaker community

September 2018 Cambridge, United Kingdom

NDC Oslo 2018

June 2018

Don Wibier

Don Wibier, Technical Evangelist / DEVEXPRESS

Rotterdam, Netherlands