A Message from the Conference Chair

Modern applications leverage the power of multiple client devices, the cloud, and your local computing resources to provide end users with the richest and best experience possible. This type of app is so compelling, and yet so complex to build, that we thought it was worth a conference unto itself.

Modern Apps Live! is unlike any conference you've attended before. It consists of a single track containing sessions that provide you with an end-to-end narrative covering all aspects of building modern apps using today's technologies. All of the Modern Apps Live! speakers have worked together as a team to bring you the highest quality content, such that each session builds on those that have gone before.

Modern app development brings a new set of challenges to software developers, designers, managers, architects and team leads. Many of these apps target multiple client platforms and technologies, and rely on state-of-the-art, server-side platform capabilities. And gone are the days of "cowboy development." Users expect professional quality and performance in apps that are delivered on time, and that means we need to apply application lifecycle processes and tools effectively, along with embedded developer and acceptance testing.

If all that isn't enough, there's an increasing recognition that the data generated by modern apps can be used in business intelligence, analysis, and reporting in ways never before imagined. Any modern app project should include BI and data analysis right from the start to ensure the data is gathered and stored in a way that can support these critical scenarios.

I have personally worked with all of the Modern Apps Live! speakers to put together a series of sessions that bring all these concepts, tools and technologies together. So when you leave the conference you'll have a complete picture of what goes into building a modern app for Windows 8, iPad, Android, and HTML 5 devices that all interact with state-of-the-art backend services running in public or private clouds.

I also know that many of you wear multiple IT hats at the office, so I invite you to take advantage of the co-located technology tracks offered at Live! 360. This gives you an unprecedented opportunity to focus on not just Modern Apps, but also SQL Server, SharePoint, .NET development with Visual Studio, and more – all in a single venue.

There's nothing else like Modern Apps Live!; if you are a software architect, development manager, team lead, or senior developer you owe it to yourself to attend this event!

Rockford Lhotka
Conference Chair
Modern Apps Live!


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...Modern Apps Live conference provided a great selection of sessions and speakers that were able to bridge the gap between theoretical and real world solutions in our constantly evolving industry. -- George Nagi, President, Super Mind Consulting
The range and diversity of the sessions. Modern Apps Live is a great concept... -- Carlos Sarmiento, Developer, Legal Pro Systems
(I liked the) Modern Apps Live tracks. Presenters really knew their stuff, mastered their subject. -- Francois Mongeau, Manager, Dealerlive Inc.