This post was updated on Feb 15, 2018
.NET community is pretty massive, not in the least due to the support of the software world’s goliath, Microsoft. If you want to connect with .NET developers to learn, hire, get hired, or any other reason, a big .NET conference is the place to be.
Luckily, there are quite a lot of great .NET events organized by Microsoft as well as independent enthusiasts. Here’s a list of 6 .NET conferences you can’t miss this year:
This year, IT/DEV Connections offers more than 250 sessions and full-day workshops.
Educational sessions will be presented in five distinct tracks:
Additionally, there will be a Solutions track that demonstrates sponsors' offerings through interactive, solutions-based sessions.
You’ll also get a chance to interact with peers and pick the brains of industry leaders on your toughest .NET dilemmas during a number of networking events.
When: October 15-18, 2018.
Where: Dallas, Texas, USA.
How much: Essential and All Access packages cost $1,299 and $2,099 respectively (early bird offer is going on through June 15); group and academic/government discounts available.
Formerly known as the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference, the newly named event offers a week packed full of networking, learning and collaboration for current Microsoft partners, as well as those interested in building a partnership with the tech giant. At Microsoft Inspire, you’ll hear the latest insights from top Microsoft leaders, meet fellow Microsoft partners, and get plenty of opportunities for face-to-face conversations with industry’s trendsetters. Simply put, there’s no other event that offers the same quality of Microsoft partner experience that Microsoft Inspire does.
When: July 15-19, 2018.
Where: Las Vegas, Nevada.
How much: All access passes are available for $1,995. Prices will be increased on March 1.
When: March 11-16, 2018.
Where: Bally’s Las Vegas Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, NV, USA.
How much: 6-Day Conference Package costs $2,895; student/educator discounts available.
Build is a major .NET event organized by Microsoft. This year’s program hasn't been announced yet, but the organizers promise to fill the schedule with solid content and do their best to add plenty of surprises along the way. Make sure to put Build in your .NET event list, as this conference is always jammed with strong .NET sessions and opportunities to meet and learn from the industry’s best. And why not check out previous sessions from Build 2017 here?
When: May 7-9, 2018.
Where: Seattle, WA, USA.
How much: Registration opens at 9:00 AM PST February 15, 2018. Full conference price: $2,495 (does not include hotel), join the mailing list to keep up with the updates.
This year DEVintersection will bring you a lot of industry experts including Microsoft MVPs. This exciting week-long conference will feature in-depth sessions and workshops on ASP.NET Core, SQL Server 2017, Visual Studio 2017, Windows 10 and SharePoint 2016.
When: March 25-28, 2018.
Where: Walt Disney World Swan, Lake Buena Vista, FL, USA.
How much: Various early bird package options range from $1,599 to $2,947 (the early bird giveaway expires on March 5).
Formerly known as TechEd, this conference is where big thinkers of the IT industry flock to connect with tech leaders and peers, get their hands on the newest product innovations from Microsoft and its partners, and get some hands-on experience on the technologies they use. This 5-day event includes 15 topics and connects Microsoft technical communities, IT professionals, customers, and partners. Azure, SQL Server, SharePoint and Windows are only a few of Microsoft products that will be featured during the conference.
When: September 24-28, 2018.
Where: Orlando, FL, USA.
How much: Pricing details will be shared In March 2018, sign up to get email updates on Microsoft Ignite.
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