Chris Woodruff

Chris Woodruff

JetBrains
Wyoming, MI
@cwoodruff

Chris Woodruff (or Woody as he is commonly known as) has a degree in Computer Science from Michigan State University’s College of Engineering. Woody has been developing and architecting software solutions for over 20 years and has worked in many different platforms and tools. He is a community leader, helping such events as GRDevNight, GRDevDay, West Michigan Day of .NET and CodeMash. He was also instrumental in bringing the popular Give Camp event to Western Michigan where technology professionals lend their time and development expertise to assist local non-profits. As a speaker and podcaster, Woody has spoken and discussed a variety of topics, including database design and open source. He has been a Microsoft MVP in Visual C#, Data Platform and SQL and was recognized in 2010 as one of the top 20 MVPs world-wide. Woody is a Developer Advocate for JetBrains.

Chris' Sessions

  • Electron: Desktop Development for Web Developers

    Imagine if you will, your Manager asks you to develop a new desktop application. You're so used to web development that you don't know how to get started. What should you do? Dig out your old VB 6 books or learn a new technology? Better yet, keep those web skills and use Electron. Electron is the cross-platform application shell GitHub originally built for the Atom editor. The focus of this talk will allow you to leave with the starting skills to set up your development environment, generate your starter project, and build some business logic. We will also start building a killer UX with the Photon control kit. Chris Woodruff will be your guide to leveraging your valuable skills for the desktop.

    Speaker: Chris Woodruff

  • Learning the Language of HTTP for a Better Data Experience in Your Mobile Apps

    You know you have to have a great experience when you develop your mobile applications, right? The greatest experience you can give your users centers around their data. There are ways to improve your mobile applications and Chris Woodruff will teach you how to learn and understand the language of HTTP for better Data Experience. Come see why you should know the language of HTTP before developing your REST APIs and the mobile apps that consume them. You will be a Data Experience expert when you leave the room after this informative session.

    Speaker: Chris Woodruff