October 26, 2016, 6PM: How to Listen to What Your Software Is Telling You – Chris Farrell

Location: IDCAST/UDRI, TechTown, 711 East Monument Avenue, Suite 101 in downtown Dayton. Google Map

Knowledge is power. Whether you are trying to fix a defect, optimize performance, improve the user experience or increase the return on investment of your software for the business, if you learn how to listen to what your software is telling you it will improve the outcomes of your actions. In the first part of this session we will demonstrate a number of tools & techniques to log data from the operating system, the .Net framework, and from your application in order to capture what is actually taking place in your software. The second part of this presentation will provide an overview and demonstration of free tools to help you query and analyze your logs to extract information from raw log data. By the conclusion of this session you will have everything you need to capture better log data as well and extract greater value from your log data.

Bio: Chris Farrell is the .Net Lead at Fusion Alliance in Columbus, OH and he has been a .Net developer since 2002. Over the years he has been a lead contributor on an open source project with 150,000+ users, a mentor and teacher to countless developers, an active member of the developer community both attending and presenting at a number of conferences and .Net user groups.