Jonathan "J." Tower!

Partner & Principal Consultant, Trailhead Technology Partners

Jonathan, or J as he's known to friends, is a husband, a father, and the owner of Trailhead Technology Partners, a custom software consulting company with employees all around the world. He is also a Microsoft MVP in .NET and frequently speaks at software meetups and conferences. He doesn't mind too much because he loves sharing what he’s learned, and it also gives him an excuse to visit any nearby National Parks, a passion of his, proven by the fact that he's currently made it to 56 of the 63 parks. J also has a passion for building community and has served on several non-profit boards over the years as a result. Currently, J sits on the SoftwareGR board, a non-profit trade organization dedicated to building the software industry in West Michigan. He also runs Beer City Code, a software conference, and has served as president on that board for over a decade. J loves hiking, reading, photography, and trying to see all the best picture nominees before the Oscars ceremony.

Is Everyone AI-ing Without Me? A .NET Developers Guide to AI

AI is causing the tech landscape to evolve faster than ever, so it's important to understand how and when to use custom development versus when to use artificial intelligence (AI), and how to use the two together. This talk takes you on a journey that demystifies the process of integrating AI concepts into .NET projects, opening doors to endless possibilities in your software projects. We'll go through a list of many of the AI tools and services available to a .NET developer, when you would use them, and how they would integrate into your traditional algorithms. Participants leave equipped with a newfound understanding of AI's role in their .NET developer toolkit, poised to infuse innovation into their projects and embrace the exciting realm of AI-augmented software development.

9:45 AM

New hope (Live 15 - Simul 10, 11)