IT/Dev Connections 2016 Speaker Highlight: Kevin Griffin

IT/Dev Connections 2016 Speaker Highlight: Kevin Griffin

Part of an ongoing series, we're highlighting the excellent speakers we have handpicked to present phenomenal and extremely valuable content at the IT/Dev Connections conference. Want more? Get the Insider’s Scoop About IT/Dev Connections 2016 on September 8!

This speaker highlight is Kevin Griffin.

 

Kevin's IT/Dev Connection sessions:

Recently, we asked Kevin to give us a little information about himself. Here's what he shared:

 

ITDC: Give us a brief introduction to you.

Kevin: My name is Kevin Griffin.  I am an independent software consultant and training from Chesapeake, VA.   I'm a husband, and dad to three awesome little boys.  

 

ITDC: Describe the sessions you are presenting and why you feel the topic is important.

Kevin: There are three sessions I have the privilege of prese nting.  First is "ASP.NET Quick Wins: 20 Tips and Tricks for Better Performance".  Over the course of my career, I have walked into a lot of different projects where I see developers making the same little mistakes.  Fixing these little issues can often lead to massive results!

Next is "ASP.NET Development without Windows".  As ASP.NET Core comes over the horizon, it is possible to build and deploy a full ASP.NET application without Windows.  For developers that might not work with Windows on a daily basis, it can be welcoming to know that Windows is no longer a requirement to build ASP.NET applications!

Lastly, I'm presenting "Faster Deployments by Dockerizing ASP.NET Core Applications".  Docker has been revolutionizing the world of Linux-based applications by making it easy to package application deployments up into containers.   By using containers, developers can quickly ensure all their dependencies are met with the power to scale up or down on a dime.

 

 

ITDC: What should attendees expect to be able to take away from your sessions?

Kevin: I want attendees to leave with actionable advice.  If you participate in one of my sessions, I want you to leave energized for Monday when you can put all you learned into action.

 

ITDC: What is your primary reason to be excited about IT/Dev Connections?

Kevin: IT/Dev Connections is one of my favorite conferences to attend.  Attendees and speakers are all coming from the trenches, and this opens up engaging conversations.  It's not polluted by commercialism and marketing.  Everyone at IT/Dev Connections just wants to get stuff done.

 

ITDC: What is the one key technology you believe is changing the technology industry right now?

Kevin: I'm keeping an eye on Docker.  It's rapidly growing as a deployment strategy.  I believe this is going to be one of the next big skills to have on a resume.

 

ITDC: Assuming attendees want to know, what’s your favorite, non-technical hobby or pastime? What’s one thing that totally irks you.

Kevin: I'm a huge roller coaster guy.  When I was a kid, I memorized the stats for roller coasters all over the world.  I haven't been able to ride them all (yet).  As my boys get older, I'd love to start taking special trips just to ride new coasters.

I'm irked by bathroom sinks with shallow facets.  Seriously!  The sink is huge, but the facet overhangs by an inch.  Washing your hands is a sixty second knuckle banging endeavor.  Bathroom designers... please give us more room to wash our hands.

 

 

 

IT/Dev Connections runs from October 10 – October 13, at the ARIA Resort in Las Vegas. IT/Dev Connections has been designed specifically for IT, DevOps, and Developers. You can read all about what IT/Dev Connections offers you HERE.

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