Brian McKeiver Speaking at DevUp 2024

Join Brian McKeiver as he speaks at the DevUp Conference, where developers and other technologists come together to learn, network, and be inspired.

Catch Brian McKeiver, co-owner and solution architect at BizStream, as he takes the stage at the DevUp Conference in Missouri from August 14-16, 2024.

About DevUp

DevUp is a technology conference based in St. Louis, Missouri where developers and other technologists come together to learn, network, and be inspired. Their goal is to provide a platform for software development teams to gain new insights, knowledge, and make connections that will help them improve their craft and their technical capabilities.

The conference covers a wide variety of technologies including:

  • Cloud platforms such as Microsoft Azure or Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Development Technologies such as Microsoft .NET, Java, Rust, and many more platforms and languages
  • DevOps best practices including tools such as Azure DevOps, GitHub, and Jira
  • Agile Project Management best practices
  • Low Code/No Code platforms such as the Microsoft Power Platform
  • Many other cutting-edge tools, technologies, and best practices that development teams will find valuable

Session Abstracts

An image promoting Brian McKeiver's speaking session at the DevUp Conference. The text reads: "I'm speaking at DevUp - How to Win Friends & Influence ... Better Developer Estimates - August 14-16, 2024 - St. Charles, MO." Brian McKeiver, co-owner of BizStream, is pictured in a circular frame at the bottom of the image, wearing glasses and a blue shirt. The DevUp logo is displayed at the top.

How to Win Friends and Influence… Better Developer Estimates

Join the session to find out a few lessons learned, tips, tricks, and strategies for creating accurate and timely estimates on your developer tasks. Brian will share his experiences in creating the majority of estimates at his company for the past 22 years. If you can create better estimates, then maybe your project managers will end up becoming another one of your long-time friends.

  • Date: Friday, August 16
  • Time: 8:30 AM
  • Room: D1
  • Duration: 1 hour
An image promoting Brian McKeiver's speaking session at the DevUp Conference. The text reads: "I'm speaking at DevUp - Semantic Kernel (w/ Azure Open AI) Made Dead Simple - August 14-16, 2024 - St. Charles, MO." Brian McKeiver, co-owner of BizStream, is pictured in a circular frame at the bottom of the image, wearing glasses and a blue shirt. The DevUp logo is displayed at the top.

Semantic Kernel (w/ Azure Open AI) Made Dead Simple

Microsoft’s Semantic Kernel SDK is a tool for software developers to use to create applications that understand and interpret human language more effectively. However, it initially presents a steep learning curve. The overall architecture and multifaceted components can be overwhelming, often leaving developers unsure about where to start. This session confronts this problem head-on. Join the session to demystify the core components of the Semantic Kernel SDK.

  • Date: Thursday, August 15
  • Time: 9:45 AM
  • Room: Grand Ballroom A
  • Duration: 1 hour

How to Attend DevUp

To attend DevUp, purchase your tickets here.

 

About Brian McKeiver

Brian McKeiver is Co-Owner at BizStream, a digital agency in Allendale, MI. At BizStream, he is a solution architect, visionary, Microsoft Azure MVP, Kontent.ai MVP, and Kentico MVP. He has 21 years of experience leading his agency of more than 35 employees, about a hundred clients spread out across North America and one heck of an interesting story of how it all started from a two-person team. In addition to his expertise in web development, cloud, integration, and digital marketing, Brian is active with the tech community via his blog at mcbeev.com and podcast Kontent Rocks.

About the Author

Maddie Cammenga

Maddie is a student at Western Michigan University studying digital marketing and e-commerce. She is completing a marketing internship at BizStream this summer, where she is excited to learn about all the different aspects of marketing. She hopes to gain knowledge in design, digital marketing, content creation, and analytics. In her free time, you’ll find her snowboarding, weightlifting, or hiking with her dog.

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