Microsoft Leap for the Future Program

Jan 28th - Feb 1st 2019

Redmond, Microsoft HQ

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Registration ends on January 18th

Who is it for?


LEAP is aimed at software architects and developers, delivering solutions for an enterprise, an ISV or as a consultant. With a broad focus on technology, LEAP will extend your knowledge of working with Microsoft’s technologies, although prior knowledge of Microsoft’s software portfolio is not required.


The program will give you the breadth of knowledge required by today's architects to deliver robust, secure and scalable solutions. It is founded on well-documented patterns and practices.

Why should you come?


LEAP provides an arena for questions and dialogue with some of the best speakers, engineers and program managers that Microsoft can provide.


A unique opportunity to visit Microsoft HQ campus in Redmond.


Value for money: Five days of guided architecture-focused topics that enable you to deliver tomorrow's solutions, today.


A great chance of getting to know the people behind the products at Microsoft. Learn who we are and what we can do for you, making the threshold for reaching out to us lower.

Cost


The price covers 5 full days conference with breakfast/snacks, lunch, 2 social events (dinners) and transportation from Hyatt Regency Bellevue to Redmond campus and back.


Flights and accommodations for the Redmond trip are not included.


As part of the LEAP program, we have partnered with the hotel Hyatt Regency, Bellevue to offer you a discounted price for your stay. The price is $225/night.


Prices:

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Early bird price: $2300
(3.Sep - 9.Nov 2018)
Regular price: $2600
(10.Nov - 18.Jan 2019)


Registration ends on 18th January 2019

Monday 28th of January 2019 – Day 1
Topic of the day: Designing for the cloud

Time Topic Description
7:00ShuttlesTake a shuttle from the hotel Hyatt Regency Bellevue to Microsoft LEAP event
7:15-8:15BreakfastJoin fellow tech professionals for breakfast served on Microsoft Campus.
8:15-8:45Registrations / Welcome
8:45-9:00Break
9:00-10:00Azure Strategy
Scott Guthrie
Designed for developers, this talk features Scott Guthrie, executive vice president of Microsoft's Cloud + AI Group, who will show how the intelligent cloud and intelligent edge are accelerating how you solve your most complex business and developer problems. Whether you're a seasoned expert or new to the Cloud, you will learn how to better develop, deploy and manage cloud applications during this talk. Scott will discuss the newest features and capabilities in Azure and Dynamics, and show how using the power of AI to help turn data insights into action, can help you deliver more for your customers and for your business.
10:00-10:15Break
10:15-11:30Microservices reference architecture
Francis Cheung
Masashi Narumoto
Microservices are becoming the default choice for many organizations. In this session we'll discuss best practices using Service Fabric and AKS as two primary platforms to build Microservices.
11:30-11:45 
11:45-13:15Lunch/Tour/Chalk talk
13:15-14:15Two Decades of Data Innovation: Celebrate the Evolution of the Data Platform and See into the Future with Extreme Cloud-Based Data Solutions
Raghu Ramakrishnan
The session begins with a celebration of 20 years of Pass and 25 years of SQL Server, and then I’ll present our thinking about how the data landscape is evolving, and our vision for data platforms, focusing on SQL DB Hyperscale.
14:15-14:30Break
14:30-15:30Cosmos DB
Deborah Chen
Azure Cosmos DB is Microsoft’s globally distributed, multi-model database service. In this demo-filled session, learn how easy it is to get started building planet-scale applications with Azure Cosmos DB. We’ll walk through how to get started with Cosmos DB and take a deep dive into important concepts for building a successful application with Cosmos DB, including request units, partitioning data, global distribution, and more!
15:30-15:45Break
15:45-16:45Azure Monitoring
Rahul Bagaria
Azure Monitor, which now includes Log Analytics and Application Insights, provides full stack monitoring tools for collecting and analyzing telemetry that allows you to maximize the performance & availability of your cloud or on-premises resources and applications. Learn how you can understand the health & performance of your apps and proactively identify issues affecting them and the infrastructure they depend on.
17:00ShuttlesTake a shuttle from Microsoft LEAP event back to the hotel Hyatt Regency Bellevue

Tuesday 29th of January 2019 – Day 2
Topic of the day: Deploying for the cloud

Time Topic Description
7:00ShuttlesTake a shuttle from the hotel Hyatt Regency Bellevue to Microsoft LEAP event
7:15-8:15BreakfastJoin fellow tech professionals for breakfast served on Microsoft Campus.
8:15-9:15Power BI
Sergei Gundorov
Power BI is not just a self-service tool for business analysts. Power BI has many features that help developers build and extend their own reporting solutions. Power BI Embedded, real-time streaming with Power BI, along with powerful analytical engine of Power BI, help developers to take their applications to the next level. Come to this session to learn about all features that Power BI provides for developers.
9:15-9:30Break
9:30-10:30Identity
Stuart Kwan
The foundation for authentication in today's applications is the claims-based identity model. Used heavily in cloud and mobile scenarios, claims-based identity places an emphasis on interoperable protocols such as OAuth, Open ID Connect, and SAML. In this interactive lecture learn the fundamentals of claims based identity – how it works, how to design a system that uses it, and how it applies to applications both on-premises and in the cloud.
10:30-10:45Break
10:45-11:45The Code Behind The Vulnerability
Barry Dorrans
OWASP illustrates that developers keep making the same mistakes over and over again, but what about more esoteric vulnerabilities? In this session Barry will take you beyond SQL injection covering some of the code behind now fixed ASP.NET vulnerabilities. By the end of the session you should be poring through your own code looking for problems with dictionaries, compression, encryption and more.
11:45-13:15Lunch/Tour/Chalk talk
13:15-14:15Diagnostics in the cloud
Catherine Wang
Michael Milirud
Come learn about the power of Azure Monitor APM, known as Application Insights. Monitor, detect, triage, and diagnose your mission-critical production workloads at scale, effectively collaborating across your organization. Focus on the SLO of your digital business, rather than getting lost in the infra/platform level metrics.
14:15-14:30Break
14:30-15:30Artificial Intelligence
Justin Bronder
The space of machine learning is growing rapidly. We’ll talk about what machine learning/AI are, the different problem domains, deep learning models, tool chains, hardware, and dive into real world solutions.
15:30-15:45Break
15:45-16:45DevOps
Jessica Deen
DevOps is about people, process, and products. Getting it all right requires effort, but the benefits to your organization and customers can be huge. Microsoft has a fantastic set of products that can help you get the most out of the cloud with any language on any platform. Jessica Deen will show you how to go from "zero to DevOps" with exciting demos and you’ll leave with great resources to help transform your team.
17:00Reception and mingling
19:30ShuttlesTake a shuttle from Microsoft LEAP event back to the hotel Hyatt Regency Bellevue

Wednesday 30th of January 2019 – Day 3
Topic of the day: Accelerating Business Value (2 tracks)

Time Topic
7:00Shuttles
Take a shuttle from the hotel Hyatt Regency Bellevue to Microsoft LEAP event
7:15-8:15Breakfast
Join fellow tech professionals for breakfast served on Microsoft Campus.
IDE (Developers)Non – IDE (Architects)
8:15-9:15Containers / Microservices
Brendan Burns
Digital transformation in the real world with Azure, Kubernetes and Containers. Containers and Kubernetes are key to modernizing the software development pipeline on Azure, but too often the patterns and practices assume a clean, build-from-scratch approach to cloud native computing. This talk will cover an incremental approach to adapting and updating legacy systems from legacy monoliths and databases to more modern containerized architectures.
9:15-9:30Break
9:30-10:30Virtual nodes in AKS
How to create and deploy applications/microservices in to AKS clusters and use a virtual node to deploy windows containers
Ria Bhatia
Containers as an Azure primitive
How Azure Container Instances (ACI) fit with VMs, Functions, Logic Apps, and Kubernetes.
Justin Luk
10:30-10:45Break
10:45-11:45Service Fabric: Designing microservice applications using Service Fabric Mesh
Mark Fussell and Vaclav Turecek
Microservices have become the industry standard to build scalable services that are up updated frequently. In this session we will deep dive into the serverless offering, Service Fabric Mesh, that enables you to rapidly build microservices applications in Azure, empowering you build scalable, highly available applications in Azure.
11:45-13:15Lunch/Tour/Chalk talk
13:15-14:15Labs: Secure your application - AKS/ SecurityBest practices on AKS
Azure Kubernetes service the current and the future. How customers have transformed their business with AKS and how Azure has led the containers tech in the public cloud space.
Saurya Das
14:15-14:30Break
14:30-15:30Slicing and Dicing: Tenants and Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
AKS is a fantastic managed Kubernetes service, and Kubernetes is one of the hottest things in container-based computing. This session will discuss when and how to handle multitenancy on AKS - and when not to.
Ralph Squillace
15:30-15:45Break
15:45-16:45Kubernetes Operability Tooling
Bridget Kromhout
Artisanally hand-crafting our own container hosting solutions can be a fun learning experience, but for repeatable production use, we want to deploy and manage Kubernetes in a reproducible fashion. Using Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) with open source tools like Helm, Draft, Brigade, and more, we can deploy and update our managed Kubernetes clusters and applications via a trusted, versioned, repeatable process. With the practical application of open source tools to simplify cluster management and application development, we can use Kubernetes at scale.
17:00Shuttles
Take a shuttle from Microsoft LEAP event back to the hotel.

Thursday 31th of January 2019 – Day 4
Topic of the day: Adding Business Value / Intelligence (2 tracks)

Time Topic
7:00Shuttles
Take a shuttle from the hotel Hyatt Regency Bellevue to Microsoft LEAP event
7:15-8:15Breakfast
Join fellow tech professionals for breakfast served on Microsoft Campus.
IDE (Developers)Non – IDE (Architects)
8:15-9:15Bring Machine Learning/Artificial Intelligence to Your Big Data
In this session, I am going to go over a standard data science process so that a software developer can understand what will happen when collaborating with data scientists. Then, fundamentals of machine learning and data science will be introduced. In the end, I am going to present several real stories of successful machine learning applications with end to end solution architects.
Hang Zhang
Machine Learning Fundamentals
In this session, we will cover the fundamentals of machine learning. We will discuss the different types of machine learning, how to measure the accuracy of a model, the difference between convolutional and recurrent neural networks and when you would use each, and some exciting research in the field.
Jennifer Marsman
9:15-9:30Break
9:30-10:30Applied ML with Python
Python is one of the top 2 languages used in the machine learning space. This presentation will show how to use Python to build machine learning solutions. We will explore the Python libraries and environments along with the Microsoft tools.
Bryan Smith
An Introduction to New Azure Machine Learning Service
Maxim Lukiyanov
10:30-10:45Break
10:45-11:45Democratizing ML for the .NET Developer; ML.NET
Ankit Asthana
Using Cognitive Services to power your business applications: An Overview and Look at Different AI Use Cases
Taking a look at the capabilities that make up our broadly-featured Pre-Built Azure Cognitive Services portfolio with a particular dive into some of the most popular customer use cases being used in the market today to powering business applications
Martin Wahl
11:45-13:15Lunch/Tour/Chalk talk
13:15-14:15Labs: How to interpret machine learning models
A walk through of linear models, tree-based models and neural networks.
Eric Schles
How to solve complex business problems using AI without needing a data scientist or machine learning expert
In this session you will learn how the democratization of AI can help you solve complex business problems leveraging the application development skills you already have. You will learn about the key use cases that pre-built models are can solve so that you can accurately deploy your data science resources on the right problems.
Noelle LaCharite
14:15-14:30Break
14:30-15:30Labs: How to interpret machine learning models
A walk through of linear models, tree-based models and neural networks.
Eric Schles
How to solve complex business problems using AI without needing a data scientist or machine learning expert
In this session you will learn how the democratization of AI can help you solve complex business problems leveraging the application development skills you already have. You will learn about the key use cases that pre-built models are can solve so that you can accurately deploy your data science resources on the right problems.
Noelle LaCharite
15:30-15:45Break
15:45-16:45Labs: How to interpret machine learning models
A walk through of linear models, tree-based models and neural networks.
Eric Schles
How to solve complex business problems using AI without needing a data scientist or machine learning expert
In this session you will learn how the democratization of AI can help you solve complex business problems leveraging the application development skills you already have. You will learn about the key use cases that pre-built models are can solve so that you can accurately deploy your data science resources on the right problems.
Noelle LaCharite
17:00Shuttles
Take a shuttle from Microsoft LEAP event back to the hotel.
19:00Bowling night

Friday 1st of February 2019 – Day 5
Topic of the day: Looking into the future

Time Topic Description
7:00ShuttlesTake a shuttle from the hotel Hyatt Regency Bellevue to Microsoft LEAP event
7:15-8:15BreakfastJoin fellow tech professionals for breakfast served on Microsoft Campus.
8:15-9:15Building an Azure DC: land, power, actionHow Microsoft plans for, builds, and launches a new datacenter region
9:15-9:30Break
9:30-10:30The Soul in the Machine: Adapting your Design Philosophy
Albert Shum
How do we create technology that serves human intent? And what’s the role of AI in building that future? Explore how design systems and automation make us more creative with CVP of Design Albert Shum.
10:30-10:45Break
10:45-11:45.NET 3.0 – Open source
Scott Hunter
With .NET Core and the .NET Standard, Microsoft has done a major commitment to open source. Looking at GitHub alone, Microsoft is one of the largest contributors to open source. In this talk you'll get an understanding of why Microsoft doing this, and why is this important?
11:45-13:15Lunch/Tour/Chalk talk
13:15-14:15Trends of the future
Mark Russinovich
Mark will present key cloud technology trends that are changing every business, including serverless, IoT, AI/ML, blockchain and more. In addition to describing where they are heading, he will share and demonstrate Azure’s unique perspectives and offerings to show you how to leverage them.
14:15-14:30Break
14:30-15:30Mixed Reality & AI Perception
Nancy Li
Learn about how Mixed Reality & AI Perception is going to change the way humans interact with machines. Sharing how industry leaders across Manufacturing, Architecture, Engineering & Construction, Retail, Healthcare and Education are digitally transforming their workplace with MR & AI.
15:30-15:45Break
15:45-16:45Quantum Revolution, Q#
John Azariah, Julie Love
Quantum computing takes a giant leap forward from today’s technology — one that will forever alter our economic, industrial, academic, and societal landscape. This has massive implications for your customers in any industry including healthcare, energy, environmental systems, smart materials, and more. Learn how Microsoft is taking a unique revolutionary approach to quantum and how your customers can get started developing quantum solutions with the Quantum Development Kit.
17:00ShuttlesTake a shuttle from Microsoft LEAP event back to the hotel Hyatt Regency Bellevue

*Content may change due to speaker’s availability and new technology announcements

Agenda Committee

John Henrik Andersen

John Henrik Andersen
ISV Lead

LinkedIn:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/johnhenrikandersen/
Einar Ingebrigtsen

Einar Ingebrigtsen
Principal Technical Evangelist

LinkedIn:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/einari/

Twitter: @EinarI

Olav Tollefsen

Olav Tollefsen
Principal Technical Evangelist

LinkedIn:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/olavtollefsen/

Twitter: @olavtoll

Jessica Perez

Jessica Perez
Senior Technical Evangelist

LinkedIn:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/tjessicaperez/

Twitter: @j3ss1kP

The organizer

Jana Amirali

Jana Amirali
LEAP Project Manager


LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jana-amirali/

Twitter: @amiralijana

Email: a-jaamir@microsoft.com