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/.