Jan 28th - Feb 1st 2019
Redmond, Microsoft HQ

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What is LEAP?

LEAP is the program for software architects and developers who are seeking the best possible professional training, delivered from Microsoft in our headquarters in Redmond, WA.

LEAP gives you a deep understanding of Microsoft technologies and the relationship between these technologies and business challenges. Microsoft’s vision, mission, strategy and roadmap are also part of the program.

The program covers holistically why, how and when to deploy the different technologies with all the theory behind it.

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

Early bird price: $2300

(3.Sep - 9.Nov 2018)


Regular price: $2600

(10.Nov - 28.Feb 2019)

Speakers

Scott Guthrie
EVP, Cloud & Enterprise


Mark Russinovich
CTO of Azure


Brendan Burns
Distinguished Engineer, Kubernetes co-founder


Justin Bronder
Principal Applied Machine Learning Scientist


Deborah Chen
Program Manager


Barry Dorrans
.NET Security


Scott Hunter
Director of Program Management


Agenda

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

TimeTopicDescription
8:15-8:45
Registrations / Welcome
8:45-9:00
Break
9:00-10:30
Azure Strategy
10:30-10:45
Break
10:45-11:45
Patterns & Practices
11:45-13:15
Lunch/Tour/Chalk talk
13:15-14:15
Data platform strategy
14:15-14:30
Break
14:30-15:30
Cosmos DB
15:30-15:45
Break
15:45-16:45
Monitoring

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

TimeTopicDescription
8:15-9:15
Power BI
9:15-9:30
Break
9:30-10:30
Identity
10:30-10:45
Break
10:45-11:45
Secure Code
11:45-13:15
Lunch/Tour/Chalk talk
13:15-14:15
Live debugging - Diagnostics in the cloud
14:15-14:30
Break
14:30-15:30
Artificial Intelligence
15:30-15:45
Break
15:45-16:45
DevOps

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

TimeTopic
IDE (Developers)Non – IDE (Architects)
8:15-9:15Containers / Microservices
9:15-9:30Break
9:30-10:30Implementing Service MeshService Fabric- Choose how to use
Microservices, Service Mesh.
Why and how to use it – architectural
view
10:30-10:45Break
10:45-11:45Labs:
  1. Bursting (AKS+ACI)
  2. Lab for create and deploy
    applications/microservices in to AKS
    clusters and use the ACI connector
    to deploy windows containers
Containers & Serverless
11:45-13:15Lunch/Tour/Chalk talk
13:15-14:15Labs: Secure your application - AKS/ Security Labs: Secure your application - AKS/ Security
14:15-14:30Break
14:30-15:30Labs: How to implement Multitenancy on AKSLabs: Design Multitenancy on AKS
15:30-15:45Break
9:30-10:30Labs: Bursting (AKS+ACI)
Labs: Security AKS
Release automation tools

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

TimeTopic
IDE (Developers)Non – IDE (Architects)
8:15-9:15ML - Data science;
what is it, what do you need to think about, false positives, different learning models, introduction
9:15-9:30Break
9:30-10:30ML - From a Python perspectiveBML - Azure ML Studio
10:30-10:45Break
10:45-11:45Democratizing ML for the .NET Developer; ML.NETML - Out-of-the-box services; Cognitive ++
11:45-13:15Lunch/Tour/Chalk talk
13:15-14:15Labs: ML.NET, Cognitive ServicesLabs: Azure ML Studio, Cognitive Services (e.g. using PostMan)
14:15-14:30Break
14:30-15:30Labs: ML.NET, Cognitive ServicesLabs: Azure ML Studio, Cognitive Services (e.g. using PostMan)
15:30-15:45Break
9:30-10:30Labs: ML.NET, Cognitive ServicesLabs: Azure ML Studio, Cognitive Services (e.g. using PostMan)

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

TimeTopicDescription
8:15-9:15
Building a data center
9:15-9:30
Break
9:30-10:30
Fluent Design
10:30-10:45
Break
10:45-11:45
.NET 3.0 – Open source
11:45-13:15
Lunch/Tour/Chalk talk
13:15-14:15
Trends of the future
14:15-14:30
Break
14:30-15:30
Holographic computing
15:30-15:45
Break
15:45-16:45
Quantum Revolution, Q#

LEAP Quotes

"One of the best parts of LEAP is the networking and the opportunities to meet the people behind the products we use daily. As an architect you leave LEAP with knowledge, new contacts and inspiration to build the best systems for the future."

 

Niall Merrigan, LEAP participant, Capgemini

Participating at the LEAP Program gave me a more thorough understanding of the solutions and technologies that are available. I now know who to contact and where to find the particular information about all the newest tools and technologies that are available. Participating in LEAP has given me new tools and processes, as well as insights into how to deploy them to deliver maximum value for my company and the team. I am already looking truly forward attending LEAP 2018.

 

Kåre Seest Rasmussen, Leas Data Architect, DONG Energy

“The LEAP program gives us a remarkable opportunity to be in front on Microsoft technology. LEAP have succeeded in creating a forum where you connect with Microsoft product experts and fellow software architects from other industries. eSmart Systems have gained great value from participating in LEAP and will continue to send participants to the program.”

 

Erik Åsberg, CTO eSmart Systems AS

The team

Agenda Committee

 

John Henrik Andersen
ISV Lead


Einar Ingebrigtsen
External consultant - CTO of Dolittle


Olav Tollefsen
Principal Technical Evangelist


Jessica Perez
Senior Technical Evangelist


The organizer

 

Jana Amirali
LEAP Project Manager

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jana-amirali/
Twitter: @amiralijana
Email: a-jaamir@microsoft.com

Contact us

If you have any questions about the LEAP program contact us at leap-program@microsoft.com