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I just a few short weeks I will be at the SharePoint Fest (SPFest) conference in Washington DC presenting a few sessions for developers. This is expected to be a great conference just like other SPFest conferences such as those in Seattle and Chicago. You’ll find me presenting a full day workshop as well as 2 sessions at this show.

As this conference overlaps with my kid’s spring break, we’re making a bit of a family vacation out of it too... so if you see two kids in the back of one of my session rooms, know that those two individuals will be any reason why I’m a bit more nervous!

One of the biggest reasons I’ll like these SPFest shows is the size... it’s an ideal size for the attendees and speakers to interact. This is commonly referred to as the hallway track where attendees and speakers have an opportunity to interact and expand on the topic covered in the session or just general networking stuff. Make sure you take advantage of this!

Full-day Workshop: Mastering the SharePoint Framework

Are you a SharePoint developer who wants to learn the latest way you should be customizing and extending your SharePoint environment, either on-premises or in SharePoint Online? This is for you!

The new way Microsoft wants us to customize and extend SharePoint is to use the SharePoint Framework. This model brings client-side development as a first-class development model complete with packaging, deployment and real a full deployment lifecycle. But this model is very different from what traditional SharePoint developers have been used to. This workshop is for developers, both seasoned SharePoint server-side developers, and web developers, that want to be immersed in the SharePoint Framework.

You will learn what the SharePoint Framework is all about, what is involved in getting your environment setup to be productive and how to build custom components. We will go from vanilla JavaScript to using popular web frameworks to create client-side web parts, UI extensions, call SharePoint REST APIs & third-party or custom web services. In addition, you will see how you can leverage provided tools, both from Microsoft in the form of APIs and tools as well as the community to manage the lifecycle of your projects, version, upgrade and deploy things the right way.

By the end of the day, after this demo-heavy session, you will be well on your way to being a SharePoint Framework Master!

Breakout Session: Introducing the SharePoint Framework

Microsoft announced a new development model, the SharePoint Framework, to respond to emerging web technologies & address customer requests for better extensibility options at their Future of SharePoint event in May of 2016. In this presentation join SharePoint MVP Andrew Connell to find out what this development model is all about. We will first cover what you need to do to configure and setup your development environment so you can hit the ground running to then get up to speed on the SharePoint Framework (SPFx) and learn how to create custom client-side web parts for SharePoint Online in Office 365. Regardless if you are a developer new to SharePoint development or a seasoned SharePoint developer, this is for you!

Breakout Session: Be an SPFx Ninja: with these Performance, Debugging, Logging, and Telemetry Tricks!

While you might be a new or seasoned SharePoint Framework (SPFx) developer, but are you a ninja? In this demo-heavy session, you will learn tips, tricks, and techniques on how to be a SPFx ninja! Learn how to use powerful client-side tools to identify, troubleshoot and resolve memory or performance issues including some cool debugging and logging tricks. We will also cover how to capture, analyze and utilize telemetry activity from your users to proactively improve your client-side solutions!

I hope to see you there... make sure you register soon as the show is right upon us!

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