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

Save the date! TechBash 2020 will return to the Poconos on October 13-16, 2020.

The event will mark the 5th annual TechBash Developer Conference at the Kalahari Resort and Convention Center in Pocono Manor, PA. Attendees can expect more of the great content, speakers, and activities they have come to expect from TechBash. Our newsletter is the best way to find out the day that Early Bird tickets go on sale. Don't miss out!

Speakers can watch for our call for presentations to open early in 2020. Are you interested in speaking? Sign up for our newsletter to be among the first to find out when the CFP is launched. Do you know somebody who should be speaking at TechBash? Send them our way!

Thanks to all of our speakers, sponsors, staff, and attendees for making TechBash 2019 a huge success! We can't wait to see you in October!

- Your TechBash Organizers

by Alvin Ashcraft

Go check out our 2019 schedule and start planning your week at the Kalahari Resort and Convention Center. From the full-day workshops on Tuesday, Nov 12, to the keynote on Wednesday, to the family day sessions and loads more on Friday, we have an amazing week of top-notch content on tap. It's not too late to register and reserve your spot at the best dev conference in the Northeast today! We're just a short drive from Philadelphia, New York City, Northern NJ, and Baltimore.

Can't join us for 3 or 4 days? We now have single-day tickets available for Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Choose your favorite one or two days of content on the schedule, and get tickets for any day of sessions for only $199! Each single day registration still includes breakfast, lunch, coffee, and snacks for each day you attend, plus all other activities happening on that day.

  • Wednesday - Keynote with Jeffrey T. Fritz & Evening Welcome Reception
  • Thursday - Game Night
  • Friday - Family Day Learning and Activities

Stay tuned for more exciting news! We can't wait to see you next month in the Poconos!

- Your TechBash Organizers

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 Andy Schwam

OK, if you've never been to TechBash, you may be wondering what it is like. To make this easier for you, we've added a Photo Gallery to our site. Here, you can get a feel for what life is like at TechBash. We provide a relaxed and fun space for you to hang out, network, and learn from the best. Check out the photos that include breakout sessions, keynotes, game night, the attendee lounge, and more. Sorry though, no waterpark pictures. If you want to see the slides, check out the Kalahari website.