Jonathan "J." Tower

Jonathan “J.” Tower is a six-time Microsoft MVP, author, and business owner with over twenty years of experience in the software industry. He loves solving problems and the creative aspects of software development, as well as sharing what he’s learned and helping to build the technology community. His current technology interests include architecture, .NET Core, and the whole JavaScript ecosystem. J. lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan with his wife and children, where he exercises his passion for the tech community by running the Beer City Code software conference.

"Cloud-Native Architecture for .NET Developers"
monday, 9/21 9:15am - 10:15am

If you’re a .NET Developer, you’re probably used to building applications with technologies like ASP.NET, Entity Framework, SQL Server, IIS, and other related ones. But, the cloud is quickly changing the way applications are built, and allowing us to write software that is much more performant and scalable than ever before. Will those skills translate to this new world?

Come learn how to apply your existing C#, .NET, and relational database knowledge to the world of cloud-native application development. We’ll look at an overview of the technologies that are likely to change the way we develop applications in the future–things like static sites generation, the JAMStack, serverless applications with Azure Functions, and cloud-scale databases with SQL Azure and CosmosDB.

If you’re a .NET Developer, you don’t have to be afraid of the cloud’s impact on your future. I’ll show you how you’re already set up for success in the cloud.