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Techorama is coming to the Netherlands again – IT Pro – .Plans

After editions in 2018 and 2019, the event for Microsoft specialists is back in the Netherlands. Techorama, which takes place in Utrecht from October 10 to 12, offers a program packed with workshops and deep dives on practically all new possibilities within the Microsoft stack, with the theme ‘Viva Las Vegas’. The event offers many opportunities, especially for developers, data scientists and security specialists. Are you coming to take a gamble?

In Belgium in particular, Techorama has been the default event for Microsoft developers. “Many companies there send their entire development department to Techorama, sometimes a bus full,” says Gill Cleeren, one of the founders of Techorama. The last physical event before the corona outbreak, in Antwerp, was attended by almost two thousand participants. In the Netherlands, however, a lot of work is being done, given the amount of tracks and the various topics that are discussed.

The second edition of Techorama Netherlands, in 2019, was visited by 1250 developers. “That was a bull’s eye,” says Gill, CTO in daily life for Xpirit Belgium. “Unfortunately, due to corona, the event could not take place in 2020 and last year we had an online program. This year we are completely back and we continue what we were already doing, namely anticipating the trends and offering technical sessions in which you can really see that developers and data specialists are central.”

Even better than Tech Days

Gill has been active in the Microsoft community for years. “For example, I did everything for the Microsoft Tech Days in Belgium, including as a speaker, and always came to the Tech Days in the Netherlands.” When Microsoft focused less on local events almost ten years ago, it decided with two other community members – Pieter Gheysens and Kevin DeRudder – to set up an alternative to the Tech Days. After success in Belgium, the move was made to the Netherlands. “Together with the Microsoft community and user groups in the Netherlands, we have joined forces to do even better here.”

What makes the event slightly different from other Microsoft conferences, according to Gill, is that people with knowledge set the agenda. “We are all technical consultants and community members who have their feet in the mud every day. We know what developers are doing. Now, but also in the coming year.”

The event will take place from 10 to 12 October in Kinepolis Utrecht, close to the Jaarbeurs halls and Utrecht Central station. What can visitors expect this year? “On the first day we only organize workshops for smaller groups, for which you have to register separately. You can choose from ten different workshops. The program for the two days after that contains no fewer than 120 sessions, some of which are led by big names. Most of it really consists of deep dives where we show things that most visitors may have heard about, but where a lot of change is taking place that is not known, for example in the field of architecture, Azure AD, Microservices, devops, big data , deep learning, and Power BI.”

From microservices to SQL and C#

Which topics are especially new? Gill has to think about that question for a while. “Of course we highlight the full stack and in particular the most recent developments. If I have to mention something: Maui as a new way for mobile apps with .NET is very interesting to me. We also highlight a lot of new ones in the field of Azure. topics, including digital twins. In addition, Techorama visitors will learn about Github Codespaces and Github Actions, Blazor, Dapr and C# 11.”

The line-up of speakers is so extensive that it is difficult not to find something that suits you. For example, Rachel Appel, Developer Advocate for JetBrains, provides a session on dark patterns and how they influence user behavior. Jimmy Bogard, creator & maintainer of the popular OSS libraries AutoMapper and Mediatr, will also give a talk about microservices.

Other speakers include SQL Server expert Erik Darling, Barbara Forbes (technical lead at OGD and Azure MVP), Bart de Smet (Microsoft), IT Security expert and pentester Paula Januszkiewicz (Cqure Inc.), Power BI specialist Patric LeBlanc ( Microsoft) and many others. If you already went to Techorama Belgium earlier this year and would like to visit the Dutch edition, you don’t have to worry about repeating yourself. “The event in the Netherlands is certainly not a copy. A few sessions will overlap, but 90 percent of the program is unique.”

long live vegas

The decoration is the same as at the previous event in Antwerp. Visitors will be completely immersed in Las Vegas atmospheres this year. “We subjects the whole Las Vegas style venue. You immediately enter a casino atmosphere and the partners with the stands also contribute to this. “The decoration is not the main goal of the event, but Gill does think that the experience is important for Techorama. “We really want your eyes to fall short and leave with the idea of ​​’wow, this was really cool!’ You can also win a trip to Las Vegas at Techorama by participating in various activities. You will come to the right place with us vibe and that creates a good atmosphere. That makes you even more triggered to learn new things.”

Are you a developer, lead developer, security specialist, data scientist and/or do you work with the Microsoft stack on a daily basis? Then you definitely don’t want to miss Techorama on October 10 to 12 in Utrecht! More information about the program and booking tickets can be found here.

Watch the aftermovie of Techorama BE here.

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