At Microsoft Build
this year, we had great conversations with attendees, customers, partners,
exhibitors, and our friends at Microsoft about the latest technology trends and
the mobile development area, I met Jim Bennett, Cloud Developer Advocate at
Microsoft, with whom I discussed ways drones could be used for good, as
demonstrated in the first day keynote. He had many examples, the most
compelling of which involved his wife’s family in west Africa. The family grows
stevia on its farm, and struggles to keep out unwanted visitors who may steal its
cows, or allow their cows to graze on the stevia fields, which would devastate
the family’s crops. A drone could be used to patrol the property to look
for broken fences or unfamiliar faces,and send an alert to the farmers to check
it out. The drone could literally save the family’s livelihood if a problem is
on display at DJI booth. Source: Marissa.
theme at Build was mixed reality and how it could be used to help medical
professionals treat and diagnose patients. Plain Concepts, a Microsoft vendor,
showcased how to use mixed reality to train new doctors, EMTs, and other
medical professionals. In the image
below, you can see what a cardiologist might see through HoloLens in this
augmented reality – a 3-D version of a patient’s heart that is based on one set
of scans. With this technology, if the cardiologist wanted to see different
angles, they could simply manipulate this 3-D image instead of having to
request further scans of the patient and waiting another week for those
Concepts booth at Build. Source: Marissa.
also had the pleasure of meeting a Syncfusion customer who had worked with our diagram
component for many years and loved it. He was interested in starting his own
company soon, and appreciated how the Syncfusion Community License gives start-ups enterprise-grade
components for free.
met another Xamarin MVP who loved our Succinctly
series of free e-books, our collection of more than 130 short e-books on a
variety of technical topics, spanning web and mobile development, specific
programming languages, and everything in between. If you’re not yet familiar
with them, browse our library at syncfusion.com/ebooks.
and I enjoyed visiting with David Ortinau of Microsoft and Ed Snider, a Microsoft
MVP, who had been to our office a few times to speak at Xamarin Dev Days. David had created an AI app to recognize
logos at Build and had asked us to help train the app by sending him various
versions of our logo. We were happy to help.
Left to right: Ed Snider, Microsoft
MVP and Marissa Keller Outten of Syncfusion. Source: Marissa
to right: Alicia Morris of Syncfusion, David Ortineau of Microsoft,, and
Marissa Keller Outten of Syncfusion. Source: Marissa.
exhibited at Microsoft Build as well. Here is the Syncfusion team at our booth
right before the expo hall opened:
staffers at Build. Source: Syncfusion.
enjoyed speaking with attendees about their projects and sharing updates on our
most popular talking points with visitors who were amazed at how much
functionality our products offer. One visitor wanted a multiselect component, and was surprised to see
we offer one in our Essential JS 2 suite. Other visitors, new to Xamarin.Forms,
were impressed by the number of controls we offer—over one hundred—in Essential Studio for Xamarin.
highlight with many visitors was the ability of our Essential JS 2 data grid to work with hundreds of thousands of
rows, even though thousands of Build attendees were using the same Wi-Fi
JS 2 Data Grid. Source: Syncfusion.
staffers talking with attendees. Source: Syncfusion
staffers getting ready for the attendees. Source: Syncfusion
had a great time attending and exhibiting at Microsoft Build. We reconnected
with customers and Microsoft contacts, met with marketing partners, and engaged
with attendees. It was a great opportunity to speak with customers and spread the
forward to next year!
more information on Microsoft Build or Syncfusion’s offerings, check out these
Build content: https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/events/build/content
Build keynotes: https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/events/build/keynotes
Essential Studio for Xamarin: https://www.syncfusion.com/products/xamarin
Succinctly series of free e-books: https://www.syncfusion.com/ebooks