November 2, 2019 - Cluj-Napoca

Your FREE .NET conference in Romania

There's never been a better time to be a .NET developer! Join us and let's shape the future together

Intro

Golden Tulip Ana Dome

129 Observatorului Street, 400352 Cluj-Napoca

Meet our great Speakers

Dino Esposito

Digital strategist

BaxEnergy

Dino Esposito

Ciprian Jichici

CEO

Genisoft

Ciprian Jichici

Radu Vunvulea

Technology Enthusiast

Endava

Radu Vunvulea

Marius Bancila

Software Architect

Visma

Marius Bancila

Liviu Mandras-Iura

Software Architect

Evozon

Liviu Mandras-Iura

Silviu Niculita

Software Professional, Microsoft MVP

Silviu Niculita

Dan Patrascu-Baba

Full stack developer, consultant, trainer

Codewrinkles

Dan Patrascu-Baba

Dylan Beattie

CTO

Skills Matter

Dylan Beattie

Konrad Kokosa

Microsoft MVP

dotnetos.org

Konrad Kokosa

Michael Staib

Co-Founder

ChilliCream

Michael Staib

Matthias Koch

Developer advocate

JetBrains

Matthias Koch

Emil Craciun

Software Development Engineer

Lateral

Emil Craciun

Tiberiu Covaci

CTO

Cloudeon

Tiberiu Covaci

Francesco Esposito

Founder

Youbiquitous

Francesco Esposito

Eduard Popescu

Team Lead

Ness Digital Engineering

Eduard Popescu

Sessions

Konrad Kokosa

High-performance code design patterns in C#

Konrad Kokosa - Microsoft MVP, dotnetos.org

More and more effort is being seen in .NET ecosystem put into the performance. Quite often we are seeing a new benchmark or blog post about memory allocations being reduced or overall throughput is increased. But how all this is achieved? Can any common code patterns be recognized, named and summarized in a modern C#, at the times of C# 8.0 and .NET Core 3.0? Can we provide a kind of Gang Of Four “design patterns” counterpart in the context of performance? As I believe so, in this talk a propose such a list of patterns, altogether with the rationale behind them and practical use cases. Please, feel invited to the world of common ways of using stackallocs, Span of T, pipelines, parallel processing and more.

Michael Staib

Hot Choclate: GraphQL schema stitching for ASP.Net Core

Michael Staib - Co-Founder, ChilliCream

GraphQL is a great way to expose your APIs and it has changed the way we think about consuming data over HTTP. With GraphQL we want to have one schema that provides all the data to us in a consistent way, enabling us to drill into the graph and fetch with one request what we actually want instead of having to issue multiple requests. In the real world, however, we more often build small services that serve certain use cases. Simpler services are easier to maintain and can be deployed more rapidly. Moreover, we often also want to use external services that are not built by us. Ultimately, we will end up with multiple APIs again.The solution for this dilemma is schema stitching. This talk will explore the schema stitching capabilities on ASP.Net Core with Hot Chocolate. We will show how you can set up a Hot Chocolate GraphQL gateway in under 5 minutes and move on to the various stitching scenarios.This talk introduces simple auto-stitching scenarios and goes on to demonstrate how you can rewrite your GraphQL APIs into something truly new.

Marius Bancila

Things you did not know about C# and .NET

Marius Bancila - Software Architect, Visma

No matter for how long you’ve been working with C# and .NET there is always something new to learn. In this talk we go through several practical but perhaps less known facts and gotchas about the language and the framework. Thi talk will shed light on various aspects and gotchas of the following topics: * Boxing and unboxing * Nullables * Rounding * Conversion * Enumerations * Exceptions * Operators * Testing privates * Type aliases * Partial function applications.

Silviu Niculita

Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence for mere mortals with Visual Studio 2019 and ML.NET

Silviu Niculita - Software Professional, Microsoft MVP,

Silviu will show us how we can infuse custom AI/ML into any .NET application with ease and how Visual Studio 2019 improves our debugging & development experience. This will be a demo heavy session that will cover different useful scenarios, providing you with all the knowledge you need to get started as soon as possible. Maybe you don’t need those expensive data scientists after all!

Matthias Koch

NUKE Build Automation 101

Matthias Koch - Developer advocate, JetBrains

Founded in April 2017, NUKE is a free, open-source build automation system for C#/.NET that runs cross-platform on .NET Core, .NET Framework, and Mono. While builds are bootstrapped with conventional Bash or PowerShell scripts, their actual implementation resides in simple C# console applications. This approach unleashes the power of the type system and natively provides IDE features like code-completion, refactorings, and debugging. A custom global tool and several IDE extensions further improve how build projects are setup, authored and executed. A revolutionary code-generation approach ensures scalable integration of third-party tools like MSBuild or dotnet CLI. Matthias is the man in charge of NUKE and during this session he'll provide you with an overview of the most important features by walking you from A-Z through the build automation process of a real app. It will be a demo-heavy session!

Emil Craciun

Devs! It's past time we got our security act together!

Emil Craciun - Software Development Engineer, Lateral

Didn’t you notice that these days you cannot get by on the Internet without seeing almost everyday news about data breaches, hacks, malware and the likes? Because I know I have, for the last years, and I’ll tell you what: I’m sick of it! Do you find this normal? Acceptable? Let me help you with the answer to those questions: it’s a definite NO! And who’s to blame for all of these? (well apart from the bad guys doing all the nasty stuff of course) It’s you the developer, yes, for writing that vulnerable code and leaving the door open for others to do harm. Wait, before you get your pitchforks out… Actually, the root cause for mishandling security is the improper education combined with the lack of awareness. In order to push things just one little step in the right direction I want to go through some of the most important web security headers and security flaws that every web developer should know. We will see how a simple ASP.NET Core with intended vulnerabilities can be exploited, and then how can it be easily be patched up, negating those attack vectors.

Liviu Mandras-Iura

Worker services in .NET Core 3 a Deeper Dive

Liviu Mandras-Iura - Software Architect, Evozon

Worker services is a new type of project you can use in .NET Core 3 but the task of building background tasks goes way back to previous versions of ASP.NET Core. Join me in this talk to see what are worker services, what are they used for, how to implement them even in older versions of .NET Core and see what are the options for hosting and deploying them.

Radu Vunvulea

Developer tools for Microsoft Azure

Radu Vunvulea - Technology Enthusiast, Endava

During this session we'll take a look at the proactivity tools that can be used to improve our development experience on Azure. We'll talk about tools from multiple areas like storage, computation, automation, cleaning and many more. All of them are free to use, build by the Azure community or Microsoft to improve the cloud experience.

Matthias Koch

Riders on the Storm

Matthias Koch - Developer advocate, JetBrains

There are a few legends about JetBrains Rider, and where its name originates from. One fact we are certain about, is that it’s the most productive IDE for cross-platform .NET development. Rider is based on JetBrains’ two flagship products – namely IntelliJ IDEA and ReSharper. Its multi-process architecture ensures a smooth typing experience. Features from the IDEA front-end include a mature VCS integration, local history support, run configurations, and thousands of plugins. Commonly known ReSharper features like quick-fixes, navigation, refactorings, and code inspections are also available. Beyond that, Rider includes a powerful debugger, on-the-fly decompilation, a WinForms designer, XAML preview, extensive Unity support, and much more. Come to this talk to get to know one of the most exciting development tools. Existing users are invited to get their knowledge boosted, to get even more out of their favorite IDE.

Konrad Kokosa

Make your custom .NET GC - "whys" and "hows"

Konrad Kokosa - Microsoft MVP, dotnetos.org

Starting with .NET Core 2.1 a new feature called Local GC has been added. It allows you to do magic things - you can completely replace the default GC used by the runtime with your own, or you can use the default GC outside .NET environment. In the session we will look at this possibilities - how and why we can do it. We'll find out exactly where to start writing your own GC and whether it is difficult or not

Eduard Popescu

Functional Aspects in Object Oriented Programming

Eduard Popescu - Team Lead, Ness Digital Engineering

During this session we'll dive into functional concepts like “Maybe” and “Result”, that are easy to port to C#, and which will make your code more readable, easier to maintain and safer.

Dan Patrascu-Baba

Architecting Blazor Applications. An Angular inspired approach

Dan Patrascu-Baba - Full stack developer, consultant, trainer, Codewrinkles

Blazor is certainly a technology for the future seen that the server-side hosting model is already part of .NET Core 3.0 and that the client-side hosting model is planned to be shipped in .NET 5. Therefore, we can start building cool Blazor applications! But how to architect them? What goes where and how can we wire everything up? During this session we’ll try to sketch some Blazor architectural principles inspired by Angular. This means that we’ll cover topics like component design, component types, folder structure, communication patterns and services. All aspects will be backed by relevant code samples from a Blazor application created using these architectural principles.

Francesco Esposito

Vivisection of a Machine Learning Algorithm

Francesco Esposito - Founder, Youbiquitous

Hi everybody! I'm a machine learning algorithm and even though I face the difficulties of training and testing, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in Alan Turing's dream of thinking machines. I see people look at me as a wand through which IT wizards can channel their magic. I also see people look at me as if I were the silver bullet that will kill the werewolf of poor user experience. But I'm an algorithm in the end and all I dream to do is defining a distance, identifying a function, and minimizing the curve. And find great examples (of data) to learn from.

Schedule

Track 1 Track 2 Track 3
8:00 - all day Registration (all day long), welcome, coffee
9:00 - 9:45 Keynote
10:00 - 10:45 TBA - Dino Esposito High performance code design patterns - Konrad Kokosa Worker Service in .NET Core 3.0, a Deeper Dive - Liviu Mândraș-Iura
10:45 - 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 - 11:45 MLOps = DevOps for Machine Learning - Ciprian Jichici NUKE build automation 101 - Matthias Koch Developer Tools for Azure - Radu Vunvulea
12:00 - 12:45 Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence for mere mortals with Visual Studio 2019 and ML.NET - Silviu NIculita Things you did not know about C# and .NET - Marius Bancila Multi-tenancy in ASP.NET Core - Adrian Marinescu
12:45 - 14:00 Lunch break (lunch is not provided by ApexVox)
14:00 - 14:45 Architecture: The Stuff That's Hard to Change - Dylan Beattie Introduction to GraphQL with Hot Choclate - Michael Staib Devs! It's past time we got our security act together - Mihai Craciun
15:00 - 15:45 The State of .NET - Tiberiu Covaci Vivisection of a Machine Learning Algorithm - Francesco Esposito Riders on the storm - Matthias Koch
15:45 - 16:00 Coffee Break
16:00 - 16:45 Architecting Blazor applications. An Angular inspired approach - Dan Patrascu-Baba Make your custom .NET GC - "whys" and "hows" - Konrad Kokosa Functional aspects of object-oriented programming - Eduard Popescu
17:00 - 17:45 HotChoclate: GraphQL schema stiching for ASP.NET Core - Michael Staib TBD TBD

Partners

Platinum

Amdaris
Evozon

Gold

Yardi Systems
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Silver

Bronze

Community partners

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