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Speaker Biography

Name: Lachlan Barclay


My name is Lachlan Barclay and I've been a professional software developer for 19 years (7,174 days). I wrote and maintain the Retirement Income Simulator in my role as the lead software developer at Mercer Australia. I have worked for CSIRO, Telstra, Fosters, Sensis, Intrepid Travel, CBM, Defence, Crown Casino & HP. I love 한글 but I'm really bad at it.
I've written articles for oWasp, volunteered at Rhok, been the guitarist in Toehider and played guitar, bass and drums many times at church. I've written mobile apps, built an arduino MIDI foot pedal, released a few albums, been on TV, ascended nethack and got a Grand Master rank in tetris.


Porting your ASP.NET app from framework to core

Do you have a framework application that you want to move to dotnet core? Does it seem like a massive, difficult and error-prone undertaking? Let’s discuss techniques for porting your application, taking small steps at a time, to reduce risk and end up with all the new dotnet core goodness.

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Optimise your code with visual studio's profiler

When code is running slow, most people start guessing at what the problem is, based on their previous experience. The problem is it's so easy to be wrong, and you can waste a huge amount of time fixing the wrong stuff! So how do you take the guesswork out and start making measurable differences? Visual Studio's profiler is a killer tool for working out what's slow. This workshop will cover the profiler extensively and give you the tools to make huge performance improvements to your app.

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