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.)
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
As the TechBash team prepares for the next big event (Nov 12-15, 2019), we've put together a new website. We hope the new site makes it easy for you to find all the info you need about TechBash.
We've tweaked our styles and colors and tried to make it easier on the eyes. We've also got a news section now, so we will be able to post content there regularly. We look forward to keeping everyone up to date on all the happenings for TechBash.
Speakers who submit talks for TechBash will notice that we have switched over to use a 3rd party service to manage all of that - Sessionize.com. They seem to do a pretty good job with submissions, ranking, and schedule building. If you aren't familiar, we suggest you check it out.
And if you are interested to know, we built this site with a framework called cloudscribe. The framework provides some great features out of the box so we didn't need to write the admin sections, authentication, logging, etc. And it includes a blogging tool that we use for news, plus a small and simple content management system (CMS) that allows us to edit content live on the site without needing to update source code, commit, build and deploy. So that's nice.
Even after we go live, we hope to keep adding features and sections to the site to make it easier for you to learn about TechBash.
TechBash 2018 was an awesome event! We had a ton of great content, some of which was recorded. So, if you couldn't make it to the Poconos last fall, you can still see some of the great sessions. Or, maybe you were at TechBash but missed out on these talks? Whatever the case, we've got the content for you!
Which sessions can you watch? Here is a list with links:
If you enjoy this content, we hope you'll make it out to the Kalahari Resort for the next TechBash on Nov 12-15, 2019.
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