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Jared Nielsen
Jared NielsenModernizing Applications Using API Driven Development


Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Building 8 Auditorium - 3:30 PM
(Coffee and cookies at 3:00 PM)

Siloed data and legacy applications can be overcome using a combination of Application Programming Interfaces (APIs), Open Authentication Protocols (OAuth), Representational State Transfer (REST) methods that use JavaScript Object Notation (JSON), API-driven application design using the Asynchronous MASHUP concept, automated Continuous Integration (CI), effective User Experience (UX) design, and AGILE methodologies for application delivery.

APIs: Expose all data to the user interface using C#,, and MVC. This is the intermediary that enforces business rules, logic, security, and metrics.

OAuth: This technology simplifies user authentication and user authorization.

REST and JSON: This establishes a common language between different API stacks.

MASHUPs: Using the latest jQuery libraries, Bootstrap and javascript tools, a user experience can be created with responsive layouts for PC, mobile, and tablet screens.

CI: Continuous Integration allows for fast auto-build and automated deployments with unit test integration.

UX: User experience can enhance how the application presents itself in a customer/human-centric approach.

AGILE: Rapid application development leveraging SCRUM and Extreme Programming (XP) methods can increase speed of development.

Jared Nielsen is a serial entrepreneur and software architect who has spent the majority of his career in the commercial world serving the needs of billion dollar e-commerce, financial, industrial and sports initiatives. His specialty is large-scale, high-volume web projects including, the largest online retailer of sports merchandise in the world; Yahoo! Sports, a premiere sports news and commerce platforml Sumitomo subsidiary TBC Corp, the largest automotive vertical in North America that includes Big O, Tire Kingdom, and NTB; Milliman, a global pension, insurance and risk management firm; Verisk, an ISO subsidiary forming the central data and risk data analytics storehouse for global insurance companies; and Universal Aviation, a global leader in private jet aviation. He leverages his expertise in the commercial sector for public sector technology initiatives that can benefit from modern methods of architecting large, stable, enterprise software solutions.
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