Prairie Dev Con Wrap Up

I just returned from Prairie Dev Con (PrDC) in Winnipeg. As with every previous Prairie Dev Con, I was not disappointed. Every PrDC I have attended has been fantastic and yet each year it continues to get better.

My Favorite Session

I attended a number of sessions related to improving the performance of web applications. I learned something in every session, but Nik Molnar’s session on Full Stack Web Performance particularly stood out for me. I picked up countless web performance tips that I was able to apply to my current project as soon as I got back to work. Some of the tips he covered can be found at

My Sessions

I was fortunate enough to present two sessions. I have posted the slides on SlideShare for anyone who is interested.

The State of Entity Framework

Visual Studio 2013 with Gulp and Bower

Sessions I did not get to attend

There are two sessions that everyone was talking about and I was unable to attend because they were at the same time as my sessions. Luckily for me (and you), these sessions were recorded and are available on YouTube:

The Empathy Equation – Dave Mosher

The 5 Stages of Entrepreneurial Grief – Derick Bailey