by Alvin Ashcraft

It's time to register for TechBash 2022. 3-day and 4-day early bird tickets are now available on EventBrite. We're back this fall, in-person, at the Kalahari Resort and Convention Center in Pocono Manor, PA. Join us November 8-11 for great keynotes, workshops, sessions, food, swag, and the best water slides in the Northeast U.S. Register soon because early bird rates are valid only through July 6th.

Get more information about our speakers, sponsors, hotel rooms, and more on techbash.com.

Want to send your dev team? Email us to ask about discounts for groups of five or more.

by Alvin Ashcraft

Greetings, speakers!

We're thrilled to inform you that our call for speakers for TechBash 2022 is now open here.

We are hosting our CFP on Sessionize once again this year, and you can submit proposals for standard sessions or workshops through April 13th.

TechBash 2022 will be happening on November 8-11 at the Kalahari Resort and Convention Center in the Poconos. This location is the second largest indoor waterpark in the U.S. Tuesday, Nov 8th will be our optional day of full-day workshops for attendees.

Head over to our home page for more information about TechBash or email our speaker committee (speaker@techbash.com) with any questions.

Please tell your friends! We want to make this the biggest, most diverse TechBash developer conference yet. We hope to see you this fall!

- Your TechBash Organizers

by Jason Gaylord

Save the date! TechBash 2022 will return to the Poconos on Tuesday, November 8, 2022 through Friday, November 11, 2022.

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 2022. 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! While we had to skip 2020 and 2021 due to the pandemic, we plan on making the 2022 event safe and enjoyable for all. We can't wait to see you in November, 2022!

- Your TechBash Organizer

by Jason Gaylord

Due to the ongoing concerns of safety for our attendees, speakers, sponsors, and families, we've made the difficult decision to postpone TechBash yet again. 

Last year, TechBash 2020 faced a similar fate as we were forced to cancel due to the ongoing threat of the pandemic. As organizers, we've spent a good deal of time talking with participants in TechBash 2021 and with organizers of regional events to better understand their concerns and to collect suggestions for our event. After spending time discussing, we felt that we could not offer an event that would create a safe environment for participants in the conference. Our decision was made easier when we had heard the news that the Steamtown Marathon in Scranton, PA would be cancelled and that beginning on September 7th, all students in public and private schools across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania are required to wear a mask. 

If you have purchased a ticket for the event, your purchase will be refunded. If you have booked a room at the Kalahari, you can either continue to stay at the discounted rate or you can cancel your room. To cancel, you can visit Passkey, the online registration system, or you could call the call center at 877-525-2427.

We do have some good news. We will be back at the Kalahari Resorts and Convention Center in Pocono Manor, PA next year. Additional details for TechBash 2022 will be announced soon. We are excited to see each and every one of you in person in 2022 and hope by then we've contained the virus and eliminated pandemic concerns.

Stay tuned for more information!

by Jason Gaylord

Many of you have been asking when tickets will be available. We have some good news. Early Bird tickets are now available for TechBash 2021!

If you want to save up to 20% on TechBash tickets for you and your team, the Early Bird ticket sail is available through midnight EDT on August 14th (or until they sell out). Visit our EventBrite page and choose a 3-day or 4-day ticket to join us on October 19th through 22nd 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, October 19. Select one of these workshops during the checkout process on EventBrite:

  • Building Your First Voice Experience with Alexa - Jeff Blankenburg, Amazon Alexa
  • Building Single Page Applications with VueJS ASP.NET Core - Kevin Griffin, Swift Kick
  • Workshop Duo: GitHub Actions and Application Security - Chris Ayers, New Signature & Joe Kuemerle, Salesforce
  • Contain Your Enthusiasm - A Full Day with Containers and Kubernetes - Jason Van Brackel, Cisco

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

Hello speakers! We're happy to inform you that our call for speakers for TechBash 2021 is now open here.

We are hosting our CFP on Sessionize once again this year, and you can submit proposals for standard sessions or full-day workshops through June 4th.

TechBash 2021 will be happening on October 19-22 at the Kalahari Resort and Convention Center in the Poconos. This location is the second largest indoor waterpark in the U.S. Tuesday, Oct 19th will be our optional day of workshops for attendees. Head over to our home page for more information about TechBash or email our speaker committee with any questions.

Please tell your friends! We want to make this the biggest, most diverse TechBash developer conference yet.

We hope to see you this fall!

- Your TechBash Organizers

by Jason Gaylord

Last February (2020), the organizers of TechBash were in the midst of planning their 5th straight regional software and web developer conference. We all felt that we were ahead of the game and making great strides to make our event even better than previous years. However, the event never took place due to the pandemic that caught nearly everyone by surprise.

Today we'd like to announce that TechBash will return to the Pocono Mountains in October. Our goal is to host a safe and enjoyable conference for all. We are hopeful and optimistic that the wide-spread effects of COVID-19 will continue to diminish over time. As we approach the event, if we feel that our attendees, sponsors, presenters, colleagues and friends will be placed in harms way or will not have an enjoyable time, we will reconsider the 2021 event.

We will be sharing additional information in the weeks ahead including the opening date for registration. For now, save the date, continue to be safe, and get ready for the return of one of the best regional conferences around, TechBash 2021.

We'll see you in October!

by Jason Gaylord

For an update on TechBash 2021, please visit https://techbash.com/blog/2021/02/09/update-on-techbash-2021. 

Save the date! TechBash 2021 will return to the Poconos on October 19-22, 2021.

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 2021. 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! While we had to skip 2020 due to the pandemic, we plan on making the 2021 event safe and enjoyable for all. We can't wait to see you in October!

- Your TechBash Organizers

by Jason Gaylord

Over the past several months, the world has been dealing with COVID-19. Many in person events have either been cancelled or moved to a virtual format only. The organizers of TechBash has spent significant time discussing TechBash 2020. We're fortunate enough to have a venue, Kalahari Resorts, that is willing to work with us.

After much deliberation, we are cancelling our in-person TechBash 2020 conference. We would like to announce that we'll be back at the Kalahari Resorts and Convention Center in Pocono Manor, PA from October 19-22, 2021. We're excited to see you all in person in 2021.

Stay tuned for more information!

by Alvin Ashcraft

Last month we published another awesome session from TechBash 2019. Subscribe to our YouTube page so you'll be notified of all the great new content from TechBash every year.

Zero to Eighty: Getting Your Testing Initiative Off the Line

Nicole Tibaldi

Just over a year ago, my team’s frontend codebase lacked any meaningful test coverage. Our release process was painful, requiring us to complete nearly one hundred manual QA steps to give us even the smallest amount of confidence that new features didn’t break existing functionality. Now, our tests are automated, fast, stable, and nobody complains about having to write them! As I recount the tale of how I became the team’s “test captain” and led us to testing bliss, you’ll learn about mistakes we made, how we changed course when needed, the milestones we achieved, and some general dos and don’ts for creating better habits within your team.

Check back soon for more announcements about TechBash 2020!

- Your TechBash Organizers