Bob German Speaker Bio

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Bob German is Principal Architect at BlueMetal Architects, where he leads the architecture and development of collaborative workforce applications. Bob has been developing on the SharePoint platform since it was called “Site Server”, and now uses all of Office 365 and Office as the basis for solutions. is a Microsoft MVP for Office Development and Office Services and Servers. Over the last few years, Bob has demonstrated “future-proof” client side solutions that are now easily ported to add-ins and SharePoint Framework.

Prior to joining BlueMetal, Bob was an architect at the Microsoft Technology Center in Boston, MA; he also worked for Microsoft Consulting Services building and performance tuning web sites and other networking solutions.

Selected Speaking Engagements

  • Upcoming: Office 365 Developer Bootcamp – full day training beginning with an overview of all Office 365 developer opportunities, then deeply diving into SharePoint Framework (co-leading with Scot Hillier)
  • SharePoint Fest Denver 2017: “Introduction to the SharePoint Framework”, “Going with the Flow”
  • Boston Office 365 User Group: “Going with the Flow: Introduction to Flow and Logic Apps”
  • Granite State SharePoint User Group: “Modern SharePoint: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly”
  • SPTechCon Austin 2017: “Introduction to the SharePoint Framework”, “Future-Proof Development for SharePoint and SharePoint Online”
  • Boston Area SharePoint User Group March 2017: “Is it Safe to Customize SharePoint?”
  • SPTechCon San Francisco 2016: “Introduction to the SharePoint Framework”, “Future-Proof Development for SharePoint and SharePoint Online”, “Building Compliant Collaboration for SharePoint and SharePoint Online”
  • Boston Code Camp Spring 2016: “TypeScript 101” and “TypeScript 102 (TypeScript with AngularJS)”
  • New England JavaScript Conference 2016: “Developing JavaScript Widgets”, “TypeScript 101”
  • IT Unity Connect Online 2016: “Modern Provisioning of SharePoint Sites and Customizations”
  • IT/Dev Connections 2015: “Building Next Generation Portals”, “Power Up your Project Sites”, “Reusable Forms and Workflow”
  • SPTechCon Developer Days 2015: “Building Collaborative Applications with SharePoint and SharePoint Online”, “Reusable Forms and Workflow with SharePoint and SharePoint Online”, and “Building Modern Web Applications using SharePoint ‘Microservices'”
  • SharePoint Saturday Boston 2015: “Developing web parts with AngularJS”
  • Ignite 2015: “Transforming Your SharePoint Full Trust Code to the Office App Model” • SharePoint Conference 2014: “Developing Cloud-Hosted Apps with MVC5” and “Developing future-focused, on-premises solutions”
  • SharePoint Fest Chicago 2013: “Future-Proof your SharePoint Customizations: Build 2010 Solutions that become 2013 Apps” and “Search-First Migration: Using SharePoint 2013 Search for All Versions of SharePoint”
  • SharePoint Connections Las Vegas 2013: “Design for the Future: Build SharePoint 2010 Solutions That Become SharePoint 2013 Apps” and “Automating Site Provisioning for SharePoint 2010 and SharePoint 2013”
  • SPTechCon Boston 2013: “Future-Proof your SharePoint Customizations: Build 2010 Solutions that become 2013 Apps” and “Empowering Business with Hybrid Code/No-Code Solutions”
  • SharePoint Saturday New York 2013: “Apps 101 – Moving to the SharePoint 2013 App Model” and “Automating Site Provisioning for SharePoint 2010 and 2013”
  • SPTechCon San Francisco 2013: Empowering Business with Hybrid Code/No-Code Solutions – and – Turbo-Charge Collaboration by Automating Site Provisioning • SharePoint Saturday Boston 2013: “Turbocharge SharePoint 2010 with SharePoint 2013 Search”
  • KMWorld SharePoint Symposium 2012: Extranets – Moving the Boundaries of Business Collaboration
  • SharePoint Fest Chicago 2012: Developing Rich Solutions with SharePoint 2010 and Silverlight
  • Microsoft SharePoint Conference 2011, Anaheim, CA, October 2011, Advanced Data Access for SharePoint 2010 and Silverlight
  • Microsoft SharePoint Developer Connections, Boston, MA, April 2011, SharePoint Development Bootcamp
  • MIX 2011, Las Vegas, NV, April 2011, SharePoint and Silverlight Bootcamp
  • TechEd North America 2010, New Orleans, LA, Advanced Development for Silverlight in SharePoint 2010
  • Microsoft SharePoint Conference 2009, Las Vegas, NV, October 2009, Advanced Development for Silverlight in SharePoint 2010
  • SharePoint Saturday Boston, Waltham, MA, February 2010), Enterprise Search in SharePoint 2010