Brent Stineman

Brent Stineman

Sr. Software Development Engineer
Microsoft
Minneapolis, MN
@brentcodemonkey

In an IT career that has lasted more than 20 years, Brent has touched on everything from mobile to the mainframe. He’s programmed AS/400’s, was part owner of an small internet company during the dotcom era, worked on fraud protection systems for the financial industry, and spent time as an enterprise consultant. In early 2009, he turned his passion for distributed and web based systems to the task of the cloud and dove headlong into the Azure platform. A passion that led to him being one of the inaugural Azure MVPs and eventually to a role with Microsoft in October of 2012.

Brent's Sessions

  • Containers for Windows Developers

    Over the last few years, Docker has popularized Linux containers, but Windows developers have been left out in the cold. This changes with Windows Server 2016. At this session we'll cover the basics of the new Windows Server container model and how to develop applications/services that can take advantage of this exciting new advancement, for cloud, for on-prem, and for the future.

    Speaker: Brent Stineman

    Level: Intermediate

    Tracks: DevOps Automation and Tooling 

    Topics: Architecture Practices  Azure & Cloud  Development Practices 

  • Introduction to the Azure Service Fabric

    Azure Service Fabric is not your father’s PaaS solution. You can use it to host and manage scalable, resilient, STATEFUL micro-services. These concepts are at the heart of Microsoft’s new Platform as a Service (PaaS) offering. If you’re confused, or just curious what Service Fabric is all about, then you need to attend this session. In less than an hour we’ll explain what exactly this new solution is, and why you should be paying attention to it. We’ll cover terminology, application topologies, and possible use cases. If that’s not enough, we’ll feature a few demos that show how easy it is to create resilient, scalable solutions using this new platform.

    Speaker: Brent Stineman

    Level: Intermediate

    Tracks: Next Generation Cloud 

    Topics: Azure & Cloud  Development Practices 

  • Workshop: Getting started with micro services and the Azure Service Fabric Development

    So you already know what the Azure Service Fabric is. In this session we’ll look past the marketing materials and show you how to go about creating your first Service Fabric micro service application. In this session we’ll go beyond the simple “hello world” tutorials and explore real world use cases for this exciting new technology. You’ll learn more about creating your own stateful services, and managing the lifecyle of Service Fabric applications. Come prepared to code along with the presenter as you build and modify examples highlighting the capabilities of this rich new solution offering from Microsoft Azure.

    Speaker: Brent Stineman

    Level: Intermediate

    Tracks: Next Generation Cloud 

    Topics: Azure & Cloud  Development Practices