Update Conference Prague 2018
The first year of the Update Conference Prague took place on 22nd and 23rd November. Before that, the .NET community could meet us at Update Days mini-conferences. These events happened several times a year, and were focused on specific topics like .NET Core 2.0, modernization of legacy applications or web application security.
We got amazing feedback on the first year, from both attendees and speakers. The conference was the largest .NET-focused event in the Czech Republic, with involvement of speakers from all over the world.
Our intent is to bring well-known speakers and influencers from every place of the world to the Czech Republic and present their opinions and experience to the Czech audience.
In 2018, we succeeded in bringing 28 speakers from 14 countries. In addition to the sessions, the attendees could network with the speakers and Czech MVPs in the Ask the Experts zone.
The conference offered three parallel tracks with 42 sessionsand seven workshops which took place in a special room.
- .NET Framework, .NET Core
- Azure Functions & Serverless
- Azure Machine Learning, ML.NET
- IoT, Virtual Reality
- Web Development
- Bots & AI
- Azure Service Fabric
- Kubernetes in Azure
- Xamarin, Visual Studio App Center
- Cloud & Mobile Security
- Performance & Architecture
In addition to the sessions and workshops, the conference offered the Microsoft Surface device expo and a presentation of 3D Expres ergonomic chairs.
There were also ITIXO Chill-out zone, Yoga Time sessions during coffee breaks and Quiet room.
The attendees could also network and win prizes at the showcases of conference partners: Vistaprint, PostSharp and Kentico. They could also chat with the developers of DotVVM, an open source framework developed by RIGANTI.
Richard Campbell and Carl Franklin were the main stars of Update Conference Prague 2018. During the conference days, they recorded several episodes of their famous .NET Rocks! podcast. We were also glad that Martin Šimeček and Vojtěch Mádr, the authors of czech .NET.CZ podcast, were also at the conference.
One of our greatest priorities is to compose a diverse lineup of speakers representing different backgrounds and opinions. We partnered with Czechitas, a non-profit organization that helps young girls to succeed in IT. Together with Julie Lerman and Rabeb Othmani, two influential and successful speakers, we recorded a short interview about their career in IT.
Session Video Recordings
The conference offered three parallel tracks with 42 sessions. All of them were recorded. All the session recordings are available free for conference attendees. During the year we were gradually publishing selected session recordings on our Youtube channel.
Thanks to your feedback, which we greatly appreciate, we can continually improve the conference and invite other interesting speakers to the Czech Republic.
Authenticity, honesty and empathy. Important in life but also for software tool companies to embrace when ensuring the happiness (and loyalty?) of the developers who use their products /@Rabeb_Othmani at #UpdateConference pic.twitter.com/g0YqWZynCI— Julie Lerman (@julielerman) November 23, 2018
Getting ready for my session "Building concurrent systems using https://t.co/14fT6hy2bH" at #UpdateConference in Prague (this is what it looks like as a speaker) #MVPBuzz @InfoSupportBV pic.twitter.com/XUDx5Cewwt— Edwin van Wijk (@evanwijk) November 23, 2018
Thank you to @update_conf for the thoughtful customised gift for speakers. #UpdateConference pic.twitter.com/1QonFeBnRN— Steve Gordon (@stevejgordon) November 23, 2018
@filip_woj on good form at #UpdateConference "people ask me why my name is base64 encoded" 😀— Matt Warren (@matthewwarren) November 23, 2018
Good bye #UpdateConference, and thank you for your hospitality! Great conference!— Tibi Covaci #RDBuzz (@tibor19) November 23, 2018
@Rabeb_Othmani rocking the stage. #UpdateConference pic.twitter.com/ZbziG1As0i— Mohamed Sahbi (@Sahbi_Mohamed) November 23, 2018
After one year of preparations, we’re finally here - the first year or #UpdateConference, the largest .NET event in Czech Republic, has just started. I am so thrilled! pic.twitter.com/ApGXbVaBIb— Tomáš Herceg (@hercegtomas) November 22, 2018
#UpdateConference did amazing so far. All sessions I watched today were very good or great! Looking forward to tomorrow.— Bruno Garcia (@brungarc) November 22, 2018
About to start my talk 'Understanding the Serverless platform in Microsoft Azure' at Update Conference 2018 in Prague. #updateconference @update_conf #Serverless #MVPBuzz pic.twitter.com/ruBG3ywyJI— Rodrigo Díaz Concha (@rdiazconcha) November 22, 2018
What a brilliant couple of days we have had at #UpdateConference! Big thanks to the people behind @update_conf for hosting such a great event! #OurTeam 👨🏼💻👨🏻💻 #OurPlatform 🌐#Prague 🇨🇿 pic.twitter.com/X4SAUFp5F5— two10degrees (@two10degrees) November 23, 2018
Today we will get back home after a great conference in #Prague, but first we will do some sightseeing. #UpdateConference /@hindrikes pic.twitter.com/vd8KTZV8cN— tretton37 (@tretton37) November 24, 2018
‘bout to predict Titanic survivors from an Excel sheet using https://t.co/ZjJJhwXbWI demo by @PeterDrougge #UpdateConference pic.twitter.com/ZG27MGc3XX— Santosh Hari 🤔 (@_s_hari) November 23, 2018
Deep dive into #benchmarkdotnet @update_conf #UpdateConference.@SitnikAdam explaining background of usefull testing! pic.twitter.com/YJykEcFoVv— Georg Schausberger (@BombadilThomas) November 23, 2018
You can find more, not only food for the brain at #UpdateConference pic.twitter.com/gHiHXdO9pU— Václav Pekárek (@vaclavpekarek) November 23, 2018
Great presentation by @tibor19 at #UpdateConference on the state of .NET! Especially the section on #Blazor gave hope for the future of browser based apps.— Jan Boström (@jgbptl) November 23, 2018
Pretending to be the expert once again 😁 Also a good excuse to interview people #UpdateConference pic.twitter.com/w0oT1gIoOQ— Martin Šimeček (@deeedx) November 22, 2018
#UpdateConference @richcampbell Ready to start the conference! pic.twitter.com/3jzyr7mxVa— Stacy Holt (@Stacy_CampHolt) November 22, 2018
@carlfranklin A great talk on #ketodiet on #UpdateConference. I will wrap my code in plenty of butter to make it run smoothly ;-)— Jan Vratislav (@honzajscz) November 22, 2018
Well, @to_pe made me think a lot. I'll go through his speach at least once again. #UpdateConference #ImmutableCode pic.twitter.com/gdNKcNy4Fu— Slávek Rydval (@SlavekRydval) November 22, 2018
Friends don't take their friends pictures without asking them to pose #UpdateConference pic.twitter.com/zaLQH0q6vZ— BiBi (@Rabeb_Othmani) November 22, 2018