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Steven Pears

Steven Pears

Regex Whisperer

Nottingham, United Kingdom

Steven has spent years working with .NET in its various forms since the beta arrived on his desk as a set of CDs. An IT career in various industries led him to Nottingham, where during the day he spends his time working as part of a consultancy firm. Outside of work (when not spending time with family or trying to keep fit) he's a .NET MVP and maintains several open source libraries - most notably Alexa.NET and Slack.NetStandard

Area of Expertise

  • Information & Communications Technology

Topics

  • alexa
  • slack
  • .NET

Easier Open Source with .NET & Roslyn

Taking the time to maintain an open source repo can often be a real commitment - so you want the time you spend on it to be as productive as possible.

In this talk we're going to look at how building and using two features of the Roslyn Compiler, Analyzers and Source Code Generators, can help improve the productivity of both you as a maintainer and that of your users as they contribute and use your libraries (open source or otherwise)

This is an introductory session to the topic, involving code samples and technical demos. The target audience don't have to have prior knowledge of the subject matter, but should have at least an intermediate level understanding of the .NET framework.

Alexa - More Than Voice

When developers think of using Alexa, they typically think of a device on a shelf being spoken to, and they're absolutely right. But what if you already have a good conversation? What else can you offer your users?

As I maintain Alexa.NET and its extensions I see so much of what's available for developers to enhance their Alexa skills. In this talk we look at the wider Alexa ecosystem and the functionality offered by the Amazon team to all skill developers that can enable you to add value, extend your capabilities or increase engagement with your users.

Take a look at what comes after you've created the core content to make your Alexa skill much more than just speech.

Steven Pears

Regex Whisperer

Nottingham, United Kingdom

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