Explore the impressive new features on docs.microsoft.com with Brendan Richards and Dan Fernandez.

Docs.microsoft are awesome… and now have code samples that run! See how the magic happens via Azure containers that provide interactive docs that execute .Net code samples and Azure CLI operations in real-time.

Also, hear behind-the-scenes stories on how one documentation site was built to rule them all from thousands of disparate sources. This process came to be known as the “Mother of all Migrations”.

About the speakers

About the speakers

Brendan Richards and Dan Fernandez

Brendan Richards

Throughout his career, Brendan has been a big user and proponent of Open Source software. This has been applied to a broad variety of web-based programming projects spanning the last 17 years. Brendan has worked with an eclectic mix of languages, platforms and technologies including .Net, Java, PHP, Ruby and Perl across both Unix/Linux and Microsoft Windows platforms. This gives Brendan some unique perspectives on how different teams & platforms have tackled similar problems.

Since joining SSW in 2012, Brendan has been delivering great solutions on the .NET stack for his clients. He is also been sharing his knowledge and experience with the wider developer community by speaking at Conferences such as NDC and DDD as well as .NET User Groups

Dan Fernandez

Dan Fernandez is the Principal Group Program Manager in the Azure Growth & Ecosystem team where he runs a 20-person Program Management and Design team responsible for Microsoft technical websites including docs.microsoft.com, Microsoft Learn, channel9.msdn.com, and more.

Dan was previously a Principal PM Manager in the Visual Studio Tools for Azure team, creating the developer experience for Docker. Dan has worked at Microsoft including Channel 9, creating open source apps that show off fun, cool uses of Microsoft technology like Kinect-driven boxing robots or building cloud-connected cars, Lead Product Manager for Visual Studio Express and Microsoft Popfly, the Visual C# Product Manager, and as a Developer Evangelist in the Mid-Atlantic district.

Prior to joining Microsoft, he worked as a developer at several consulting firms including IBM Global Services specializing in web-based and mobile application development. Follow him on Twitter at @danielfe.

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