TechBash 2019

November 12-15 | Kalahari Resorts | Pocono Manor, PA
About TechBash 2019

At TechBash, attendees will take their skills to the next level, learning from experts who share their knowledge in a fun, collaborative, and inclusive environment. TechBash is focused on Web, Cloud, DevOps, Architecture, Best Practices, Soft Skills, and much more. They provide 3 full days of keynotes and breakout sessions plus an optional fourth day of deep-dive workshops. And, so you don't get burned out, they also have social events, a family day, and yes, they are hosted at the largest indoor waterpark in the country. TechBash is a non-profit, community run event, led by developers, for developers.

Conference Website
https://techbash.com/
Conference Location

250 Kalahari Blvd

Pocono Manor, PA 18349

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Here's what we are talking about!
Full-Day Workshop: Modernizing Your Apps to .NET Core / .NET 5
By Sean Killeen
An Introduction to Akka.NET
By Sean Killeen
The Joy of Functional Testing with SpecFlow
By Sean Killeen
Full-Day Workshop: Modernizing Your Apps to .NET Core / .NET 5
By Sean Killeen
Presentation time
November 12th
9:00a.m.
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With Microsoft's announcement about .NET 5, it's clear that .NET Core is the future, and a migration strategy is important for businesses and developers. In this workshop, we'll review some of the conceptual differences of .NET Core, and outline strategies for migrating a codebase with minimal pain. From there, we'll get into specific strategies and tactics for migrating .NET Framework applications, along with pitfalls along the way. This specific session will focus on web-based and services based applications, but many of the strategies will apply to desktop applications as well. Attendees will leave with .NET Core demystified, and a playbook for how to modernize their applications over time while providing value along the way.

An Introduction to Akka.NET
By Sean Killeen
Presentation time
November 13th
10:20a.m.
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Akka.NET is an Actor Model Framework that helps .Net developers create powerful concurrent & distributed applications more easily. The Actor Model is a well-established paradigm for building fault-tolerant and scalable applications that has recently seen a resurgence as distributed and asynchronous systems gain popularity. In this introductory talk, Sean will walk you through the concepts of the actor model, its benefits over traditional approaches, and the basics of how to use Akka.NET to achieve these advantages in your .NET applications.

The Joy of Functional Testing with SpecFlow
By Sean Killeen
Presentation time
November 13th
11:30a.m.
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Functional testing is a great way to ensure we're not just building the thing right, but building the right thing. In this session, we'll example the testing pyramid, the place of functional testing, and how to write Gherkin syntax with SpecFlow to move toward acceptance test driven development. We'll use real world codebase and show a few cycles of acceptance tests in the language of the business, and talk about one project's real-world functional testing journey.

A Brave dotnet-new world: Using and building templates in .NET Core
By Sean Killeen
A Brave dotnet-new world: Using and building templates in .NET Core
By Sean Killeen
Presentation time
November 14th
10:20a.m.
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In this session, I'll demonstrate how to create a template for a .NET Core solution, and will show an end to end out of the box template I've created to be up and running quickly with a .NET Core project, front-end project, containers, and a CI pipeline.

Full-Day Workshop: Modernizing Your Apps to .NET Core / .NET 5
By Sean Killeen

With Microsoft's announcement about .NET 5, it's clear that .NET Core is the future, and a migration strategy is important for businesses and developers. In this workshop, we'll review some of the conceptual differences of .NET Core, and outline strategies for migrating a codebase with minimal pain. From there, we'll get into specific strategies and tactics for migrating .NET Framework applications, along with pitfalls along the way. This specific session will focus on web-based and services based applications, but many of the strategies will apply to desktop applications as well. Attendees will leave with .NET Core demystified, and a playbook for how to modernize their applications over time while providing value along the way.

An Introduction to Akka.NET
By Sean Killeen

Akka.NET is an Actor Model Framework that helps .Net developers create powerful concurrent & distributed applications more easily. The Actor Model is a well-established paradigm for building fault-tolerant and scalable applications that has recently seen a resurgence as distributed and asynchronous systems gain popularity. In this introductory talk, Sean will walk you through the concepts of the actor model, its benefits over traditional approaches, and the basics of how to use Akka.NET to achieve these advantages in your .NET applications.

The Joy of Functional Testing with SpecFlow
By Sean Killeen

Functional testing is a great way to ensure we're not just building the thing right, but building the right thing. In this session, we'll example the testing pyramid, the place of functional testing, and how to write Gherkin syntax with SpecFlow to move toward acceptance test driven development. We'll use real world codebase and show a few cycles of acceptance tests in the language of the business, and talk about one project's real-world functional testing journey.

A Brave dotnet-new world: Using and building templates in .NET Core
By Sean Killeen

In this session, I'll demonstrate how to create a template for a .NET Core solution, and will show an end to end out of the box template I've created to be up and running quickly with a .NET Core project, front-end project, containers, and a CI pipeline.