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Registration is now open for DevCon18

On Monday 9th April and Tuesday 10th April 2018 join us and get the information you need to lay the foundation for your teaching and learning ecosystem at our annual DevCon18, a special day and a half event just for developers like you.

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Build the future of ed tech at DevCon

Meet our architects and designers to get answers to questions like: What does the next generation of Blackboard Learn look like? How can I integrate other technologies into Blackboard Learn? What does the SaaS deployment do for me? and much more.

See our detailed agenda for more information.

Monday, 9th April 2018

8.30 – 17:30 Registration for DevCon18 Open
9:00 – 10:00 Welcome to DevCon DevCon Manchester 2018 kick-off. Mark and Scott will talk about the logistics of the conference and what has happened in the world of the Developer Community since we last met
10:30 – 11:15 REST+LTI 101 This session will set the tone for the rest of the conference. We will discuss the Blackboard Learn REST APIs, LTI at a very high-level, and best practices for using them in your applications
11:30 – 12:15 LTI Advantage In the last few months, IMS Global has shifted its focus from LTI 2.0 to LTI Advantage. In this session we will talk more in-depth about what that means and what you need to know as a developer or consumer of LTI
12:15 – 13:30 Lunch for all attendees
13:30 – 14:15 Integration Migration In this session, we will talk about the migration of existing integrations to REST, illustrating this process with real-world examples
14:30 – 15:15 REST+LTI In-Depth This session will take an in-depth look at REST and LTI through code and examples
15:45 – 16:30 How to Work Best with Blackboard Support Blackboard Support is here to help. The better we communicate, the better we can help. In this session, Client Support Manager Andy Hulme will give attendees all the tips and tricks to get the best experience with your support tickets
16:45 – 17:30 Collaborate APIs Since last we met, Blackboard has developed a path to production for client-built Collaborate Ultra integrations. In this session, we will do a refresh on the APIs and talk about the path to production

Tuesday, 10th April 2018

8.30 – 19:30 Registration Open
9:00 – 09:45 Grades Journey and the Grade Traffic Controller Many clients are interested in taking advantage of the Grades Journey capabilities in Blackboard Learn. Often, the biggest hurdle is the ability to build the middleware necessary to handle the messaging. Enter the Grade Traffic Controller. In this session Dom Gore and John Wiseman will give us a look at this new platform.
9:45 – 10:15 Open Discussion Hopefully your brain is full of new, useful information. This session is geared towards you. Let us know your thoughts, or ask questions, or listen to your peers
10:45 – 12:00 Developer Roadmap Senior Product Manager Mark O’Neil will give attendees a peek behind the curtain, to highlight API enhancements coming up in 2018. This is a can’t miss session for anyone thinking about building an integration in the coming year, or even just those interested in seeing what can be accomplished

What’s in it for me?

Technical training

We heard the applause when we asked, “should we make DevCon even more technical?” So get ready for it. We’ll be writing code, working on customisations, and answering your most technical questions. DevCon at TLC is the perfect fit for beginners and experts alike, so come prepared to ask your newbie questions or share your war stories, we want to hear them all.

Get together with other techies

DevCon18 brings together a unique group of developers, system administrators, and IT professionals from across the country (and globe).

Don’t miss this opportunity to connect over your common challenges and share your creative solutions.  As well as enjoy the renowned DevCon Social together!

Tailored sessions

Hear how your peers have leveraged commercial and homegrown integrations, web services, open standards, and other Blackboard Learn product capabilities.

DevCon sessions focus on integrating campus systems, extending new functionality, and meeting your institution’s specific requirements.

Conference pricing

Tickets Early bird GBP Regular GBP
DevCon Pre-Conference  £250  £280
Combi DevCon + Full Conference  £790  £880

N.B. All registrations are processed in GBP.  The exchange rate on the day of transaction is applied.

Conference pricing

Cancellations received on or before Monday 12th March 2018 in accordance with this Cancellation Policy will be eligible for a refund of the Conference Fee, less £50 due to a Processing Fee (“Processing Fee”). Any cancellations received after Monday 12th March 2018 are not eligible for a refund of any Conference Fees. Cancellations must be submitted via email to TLC Event Headquarters at Phone cancellations will not be accepted. There are no exceptions to this Cancellation Policy.

Refunds will be provided based on type of payment received for the Conference Fee; credit card refunds will be processed within approximately three (3) business days and cash refunds within approximately ten (10) business days.

Blackboard reserves the right to cancel any event related program and assumes no responsibility for any personal expenses incurred by any attendee in connection with such cancellation.

Have questions?

Contact TLC Registration Support if you have any questions. Hours of operation are Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm.


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