by Alvin Ashcraft

Catch four new TechBash 2019 session recordings on the TechBash Dev Conference YouTube channel today. Here's what you've missed if you aren't subscribed to our channel:

7 Habits of Highly Effective Developers - Gaines Kergosien

Software and website developers are in extremely high demand and rates continue to climb, but many developers have not yet realized their potential. Being good at what you do is important, but it's equally important that you can communicate the value you bring to an organization and build a reputation that will provide opportunities for growth, both professionally and financially. We will work together to measure your accomplishments, establish a personal brand, and walk away with a resume that conveys your true value!

From Razor to Blazor with ASP.NET Core - Bill Wolff

ASP.NET keeps adding exciting new features. See the progression from web forms to MVC, WebAPI, SignalR, and Razor Pages. The newest trend is client-side C# web development with Blazor and Web Assembly.

.NET: Past, Present, and Future - Scott Kay

.NET is a proven platform for building every conceivable category of software with an exciting and transformative future still ahead.

Impostor Syndrome: Slaying the Beast - 'Tine Zekis

Impostor Syndrome is a nasty beast that preys on us at all levels of our careers. But there are times when we are particularly vulnerable to its lures. Learn how to recognize the beast when it starts to sneak up on you, and more importantly, what to do about it! You will leave this talk armed with tools for fighting off Impostor Syndrome, and the confidence to strut into your next meeting, standup, or job interview. Once you’ve learned to slay the beast, you’ll be ready to just slay, in general.

Happy viewing, and keep an eye out for our call for speakers in the coming days!

by Alvin Ashcraft

The TechBash 2019 Keynote is now available to watch on our YouTube channel.

Learning at Lightspeed - Jeffrey T. Fritz

Is the speak of Open Source frameworks stressing you out? Do you need to be watching all of the podcasts and reading every blog about your favorite technology or else your career will be left behind? Distractions are everywhere in our community. We’ll learn how to focus our projects on the technologies they’re built on to manage the pace of change for our organization while still maintaining support where available.

Let's learn from Microsoft's open source journey over the last 5 years and how to interact with developers and ensure they get the latest updates without overwhelming them.

Stay tuned for another recorded session later this week!

by Alvin Ashcraft

It's that time again. The next TechBash 2019 recorded session is now available on our YouTube channel!

Getting Started with Docker - Tim Corey

Docker is everywhere but maybe you aren't quite up to speed yet. You can talk about it or at least fake your way through a conversation but you haven't had time to get started actually using it yet. If that sounds like you, this is your session. We will walk through Docker from the beginning. Don't be fooled though. This isn't a PowerPoint session. We won't be doing fun pictures and abstract concepts. We will be taking code and putting it into containers. Then we will look at how to use those containers, how to communicate with them, how to manage them, and more. After we cover the basics, we will get into orchestration and other more complicated topics. While this is a language-agnostic talk, we will use the Visual Studio tools for some sites and situations.

Check it out and subscribe to our channel to get notified when new sessions are posted each week.

by Alvin Ashcraft

We have another great TechBash 2019 recorded session now available on our YouTube channel, plus a TechBash 2020 promo!

Our Journey to DevOps at Microsoft - Dan Redman

Learn how Microsoft has taken in its journey to DevOps over the past 8 years and completely changed their approach to building software and services. You’ll learn about Microsoft’s 90,000 engineers working in the public cloud delivering into production multiple times per day and how some products handle the different cadences of several feature teams while maintaining a single coherent and continuously integrated source of the truth. Paul explains how his team in Microsoft works and leads a live demo of Microsoft’s internal engineering systems; he’ll also spend significant time talking through the harder cultural change issues that were encountered and discuss how Microsoft has gone about building a new, much more sharing-focused culture inside the company. Join in to discover what Microsoft has learned so far and the next areas it will focus on.

Check it out today and don't forget to subscribe to our channel to get notified when new sessions are posted.

Happy learning!

by Alvin Ashcraft

Our second TechBash 2019 recorded session is now available on the TechBash YouTube channel!

Full Stack Development with ASP.NET Core 3.1 - Jeff Fritz

ASP.NET Core 3.1 shipped in November 2019, and has updated features for building modern web applications and services. In this session, we'll show you how to use ASP.NET Core 3.1 to build beautiful and interactive client-side web UI with Blazor backed by high-performance gRPC microservices and long-running worker service processes. We’ll show you how to use SignalR for client-to-server streaming and take advantage of the latest performance improvements.

Check it out today and don't forget to subscribe to our channel to get notified when new sessions are posted.

Happy learning!

by Alvin Ashcraft

The first of our TechBash 2019 recorded sessions is now available on our YouTube channel!

The Impact of Diversity - Rachel Beard, Danica Pascavage, Anna Bateman, & ‘Tine Zekis

The news is rife with articles on diversity in technology, but what does this mean to our everyday lives? Why should diversity matter to me? What can I do to help foster a more diverse environment? What are some of the experiences of minorities in the workplace?

Check it out and subscribe to our channel to get notified when new sessions are posted. (Hint: You'll get one tomorrow.)

by Alvin Ashcraft

All of us at TechBash are extremely excited to welcome Jeff Fritz back to TechBash 2019. Jeff has delivered popular sessions at TechBash in previous years, including a fantastic welcome session at TechBash 2018.

You don't want to miss this year's keynote or any of the world-class speakers we have lined up for this year's developer conference at the Kalahari Resort and Convention Center. Mark your calendar, tell your friends, and register today!


Keynote - Learning at Lightspeed - Keeping Your Skills Current in an Open Source World

Is the speed of Open Source frameworks stressing you out? Do you need to be watching all of the podcasts and reading every blog about your favorite technology or else your career will be left behind? Distractions are everywhere in our community. We’ll learn how to focus our projects on the technologies they’re built on to manage the pace of change for our organization while still maintaining support where available.

Let's learn from Microsoft's open source journey over the last 5 years and how to interact with developers and ensure they get the latest updates without overwhelming them.

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Jeffrey T. Fritz - .NET Community Guy and Live Streamer

Jeff Fritz is a senior program manager in Microsoft’s Developer Division working on some of the latest web technologies by leading the ASP.NET Web Forms Team. As a long-time web developer and application architect with experience in large and small applications across a variety of verticals, he knows how to build for performance and practicality. You can find his first book, ‘Learn ASP.NET Core in 24 Hours’ on Amazon and other places where dead trees are sold. On Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays you can catch Jeff hosting a live video stream called 'Fritz and Friends'. You can also learn from Jeff on WintellectNow, follow him on Twitter, and read his blogs.

by Andy Schwam

We've just made the list of sessions for TechBash 2019 available on our website! 

This year for TechBash we got tons of submissions of great talks. And the list of talented speakers from around the world that want to present at TechBash is impressive. As organizers, we are humbled and honored that so many great people are interested in being a part of TechBash. Of course, there is a downside to all of this as well - it was REALLY HARD to pick the talks this year. In addition to the number of submissions, another complicating factor in choosing sessions is that we are a polyglot conference. We try to include many different topics including different languages, frameworks, and tools. We include soft skills. We have server side and client side technology. We have cloud and mobile and the list goes on. And it is not easy fitting all of that into a 3 days of breakout sessions. So unfortunately, due to the number of submissions, we have to turn down more people than we accept. That's tough for us organizers, but we are confident that we are planning a great event for you.

So click here to see list you have been waiting for: sessions for 2019. It is "fairly" complete. We do have a few slots open as we are still working on a few details. If you are still trying to decide about TechBash 2019, this should certainly make it easier for you.

See you in November, 

Andy

by Alvin Ashcraft

Are you ready for TechBash 2019? Many of you have been asking when tickets will be available, and now is the time.

If you want to save up to 20% on TechBash tickets for you and your team, Early Bird tickets will be available thru midnight EDT on August 23rd (or until they sell out). Visit our EventBrite page and choose a 3-day or 4-day ticket to join us on November 12th thru 15th at the Kalahari Resort in the Poconos. Get more registration info on our site.

Selecting either ticket type gets you tons of great content on Wed/Thu/Fri. We'll have sessions from world-class speakers. Some names will be familiar to those of you who have attended in previous years, and we're also welcoming some fantastic speakers to their first-ever TechBash event. If you select a 4-day ticket, you will also be able to attend one of our deep-dive, full-day workshops on Tuesday, Nov 12. Select one of these workshops during the checkout process on EventBrite:

  • From Zero to Hero with Azure DevOps - Paul Hacker, Microsoft & Daniel Redman, Microsoft
  • Intro to Web Components - Chris Lorenzo, Comcast & John Riviello, Comcast
  • Doing More with Serverless on Azure - Rich Ross, Microsoft
  • Modernizing Your Apps to .NET Core / .NET 5 - Sean Killeen, Excella

Get more info about our workshops and other speakers on the TechBash home page. And we are still finalizing speakers and sessions so be sure to check back often to see who else we're adding!

by Jason Gaylord

Are you interested in speaking at TechBash 2019? Our call for speakers is now open. We expect TechBash 2019 to have 5 breakout rooms and will have about 70 total sessions, depending on the talks received and audience size. You may submit as many talks as you like, but we recommend no more than five. Most TechBash speakers will be asked to present one or two sessions.

TechBash is a 3-day event (Wed/Thu/Fri) with an optional day of full-day workshops on Tuesday.

If you're interested in submitting one or more sessions, visit https://sessionize.com/techbash2019/

Topic suggestions include, but are not limited to:

Software Development

  • Front-End Web Development (Angular, React, Vue, Aurelia, Ember)
  • Back-End Web Development (Node.js, ASP.NET Core)
  • Mobile Development (Native and Cross-Platform)
  • Development Tools and Frameworks (npm, Bootstrap, .NET Core, VS Code, CLIs & More)
  • Programming Languages (JavaScript, C#, Python, Go, Swift, Dart, F#, TypeScript)
  • Bots and AI
  • IoT

Cloud Infrastructure & Development

  • PaaS
  • IaaS
  • Private Cloud
  • Security
  • AWS
  • Microsoft Azure
  • Google Cloud

DevOps

  • Build Tools, Version Control
  • CI/CD
  • Scripting
  • Tools & Monitoring
  • Containers & Virtualization

Requirements & Methodologies

  • Unit Testing
  • Functional Testing
  • Code Reviews
  • UX
  • Performance
  • Requirements / User Stories
  • Software Architecture

Soft Skills

  • Presentations & Storytelling
  • Interviewing
  • Leadership
  • Coaching & Team Building
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Self Awareness
  • Problem Solving

Database & Enterprise Solutions

  • SQL Server
  • NoSQL
  • Salesforce

All speakers must agree to the TechBash Code of Conduct to be accepted to speak.

For more details, please be sure to check out the Sessionize page at https://sessionize.com/techbash2019/.