Upcoming speaking engagements

I’ve got a few speaking engagements coming up that I thought it might be worth publicising a bit further. They’re all within just over a week of each other, which is going to be somewhat tiring, but…

Here they are, in chronological order:

Progressive .NET 2017

Progressive .NET 2017 will be held on September 13th-15th in London.

The agenda is already available, and looks pretty awesome. I’d go into details of who I’m most looking forward to hearing, but it’s too tricky to rank talks with that line-up… Of course, I’m mostly looking forward to catching up with people afterwards. (In particular Carl and Richard, whose talk I won’t be able to attend without leaving my own audience somewhat disappointed.)

This is my most Google-centric talk of the three – it’ll show how you can get going on ASP.NET Core in Google Cloud Platform, with both AppEngine Flexible Environment and Google Container Engine. Basically, I get to show off what my team’s been working on for the last couple of years, which is always fun… although this talk is more about the tools than the libraries I specifically work on.

My colleague Mete Atamel will be approaching a related topic from a different angle – he’ll be going into more detail on the ASP.NET Core + Docker + Kubernetes stack.

.NET Conf

.NET Conf is a on September 19th-21st. It’s free and virtual, so there’s basically no barrier to entry here. The precise agenda has yet to be announced, but the speakers shown so far are stellar.

My talk for .NET Conf will be on diagnostics and problem solving: the path from “Something isn’t working” to “Here’s a great, well-researched Stack Overflow question” or “Ah, that’s what was wrong, and I fixed it!” Finding that path is a skill I’m passionate about – expect to hear more from me in all forms over the next few years. (Now that Noda Time is “mostly done” it’s probably going to be my next big goal in personal time.)

Developing a Digital Future

Developing a Digital Future is a one day conference in Moldova, hosted by Amdaris on September 21st.

I’m delighted to be giving the keynote, whose subject will be the name of the conference. What will tech be like in 5, 10, 20 years? How will it change society? How will our jobs as software engineers be different as a result?

In the afternoon, I’ll be doing a round-table event for a subset of attendees – live coding, answering attendee questions etc. Lots of fun!

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