Sam Basu

Sam Basu

Developer Advocate
Telerik
Erie PA
@samidip

Sam Basu is a technologist, author, speaker, Microsoft MVP, gadget-lover and Developer Advocate for Telerik. With a long developer background, he now spends much of his time advocating modern web/mobile/cloud development platforms on Microsoft/Telerik stacks. His spare times call for travel, fast cars, cricket and culinary adventures with the family. You can find him on the internet.

Sam's Sessions

  • Free Your On-Premises Data!

    Everyone is talking about the cloud & mobile – the new age. All the while, a voice inside your head screams ‘What about my existing on-premises data?’ Enterprise developers often deal with huge amounts of relational data in legacy databases and moving to the public cloud entails legitimate concerns.

    Relax. Your on-premises data can happily coexist with the modern cloud – you just need the right bridges. You can expose your data securely for consumption/updates from any device – web, mobile or desktop. In this talk, we look at two enticing options – Azure Hybrid Connections and Telerik Data Connectors. You’ll walk away with real-world scenarios of freeing up your on-premises data. Your data and your services powering modern apps!

    Speaker: Sam Basu

    Level: Beginner

    Tracks: Data Everywhere 

    Topics: Azure & Cloud  Database/SQL 

  • Introduction to NativeScript!

    Want to go cross-platform with your mobile apps? NativeScript is a framework for building truly native cross-platform apps, with JavaScript! Or, you can go with TypeScript as well. And it’s all free & open source!

    Let’s unwrap - Native iOS/Android/Windows Phone apps | Single codebase | Entire native platform API access | Pure JS/CSS layer | Common XML UI | Native UX | App Architectures | Data Bindings | Integrations | CLI Tooling | Choice of IDEs | Deployment story.

    The future is here – let’s build the next generation of X-Plat Native Mobile apps with NativeScript!

    Speaker: Sam Basu

    Level: Beginner

    Tracks: Mobile Development 

    Topics: Cross-Platform  JavaScript  Mobile 

  • Remote Worker – Sins & Virtues!

    Rolling out of bed onto your home office chair? As increasing number of software developers find remote working a reality, it’s time for a brutally honest conversation.

    Everyday sins & confessions can happily coexist with your top notch productivity. Take away 20 well-accepted tricks of the trade. Let’s be awesome!

    Speaker: Sam Basu

    Level: Beginner

    Tracks: Career and Soft Skills 

    Topics: Software Career 

  • Same Native Mobile App – Two ways, with C# & JavaScript!

    You want to build your next cross-platform mobile app, but want to go native. Choice is a great thing, and you have two wonderful technologies at your disposal – Xamarin and NativeScript!

    With Xamarin, you get to use the familiarity of C# and Visual Studio to build native mobile apps that run everywhere. Access to native APIs and polished UI controls add to your arsenal towards the next big cross-platform app.

    With NativeScript, you get to build a truly native cross-platform mobile app with either JavaScript or TypeScript. With easy XML UI markup, CSS styling, choice of IDEs and a rich plugins/API stack, you can just as easily build your next cross-platform app that is native.

    No matter what be your tech stack – C# or JavaScript, tooling has come of age to build true native cross-platform apps. Let’s build the same app both ways and take away lessons learnt.

    Speaker: Sam Basu

    Level: Intermediate

    Tracks: Mobile Development 

    Topics: C#/Language  JavaScript  Mobile