From never using Azure, to implementing a large-scale Mobile Backend as a Service (MBaaS) and a Software as a Service (SaaS) in under a year, come listen to 2 developers reflect on their good and bad experiences. We will begin with reflecting on our decision to use Azure and end with some fun demonstrations. Along the way, we will reflect on the challenges, and solutions, pertaining to security, offline data synchronization with iOS and Android, migrations, and environment management.


Chris Steele

Chris Steele grew up in Pataskala, OH and received his Bachelor’s in Computer Information Systems (CIS) at DeVry University and his Master’s in Information Systems Management (MISM) at Keller Graduate School of Management — all while working full-time. Now with 7 years of industry experience, Chris is a Senior Consultant for Improving Enterprises where he’s primarily a Full-Stack developer. Chris’ passions include web technologies, professional development, teaching/growing/mentoring others, fitness, and his family of 6.

Twitter: @csteele86

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/christopherbsteele

GitHub: https://github.com/csteele86

About Chris Scherer:

Chris Scherer grew up between Ohio and Florida, did a 3 year stint at OSU and then decided to finish his education at Dev Bootcamp. After working at a variety of locations for the past 3 years, Chris has landed a gig as a Consultant at Improving Enterprises where he’s a Full-Stack developer breaking into mobile. In his free time, Chris is an avid musician, game developer, amateur physicist, chef and dancer; truly the bachelor life has been treating him well.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/cscherer549/

GitHub: https://github.com/chrisscherer