It was a busy week with NDC Sydney and a lot of other user group conferences happening at the same time since all the international speakers were in town.The conference was three days long with 105 speakers, 37 technologies, and 137 talks. Some the popular speakers were Scott Hanselman, Jon Skeet, Mark Seemann, Scott Allen,Troy Hunt and a lot more.
Each talk is one hour long and seven talks happen at the same time. The talks that I attended are:
- Keynote: “If I knew then what I know now…” – Teaching Tomorrow’s Web to Yesterday’s Programmer
- Stairway to Cloud: Orleans Framework for building Halo-scale systems
- 50 Shades of AppSec
- ASP.NET Core Kestrel: Adventures in building a fast web server
- Domain Architecture Isomorphism and the Inverse Conway Maneuver
- Left early from Building SOLID ASP.NET Core 1.0 Apps to attend Alt.net user group
- Making Hacking Child’s Play
- A cloud architecture – Azure from the bottom up
- Functional Architecture: the Pits of Success
- Moved to Lightning talks after getting bored with Let’s talk auth
- Building Reactive Services using Functional Programming
- Microtesting: How We Set Fire To The Testing Pyramid While Ensuring Confidence
- What does an “Open Source Microsoft Web Framework” look like
- Accessing the Google Cloud Platform with C#
- One kata, three languages
- Head to Head: Scott Allen and Jon Skeet
- Deploying and Scaling Microservices
- The Experimentation Mindset
- C# 7
All sessions are recorded and are available here. I hope the NDC Sydney ones too will be there in some time.
Events like this are a great place to network with other people in the industry and was one of the reasons I wanted to attend NDC. I am a regular reader of Mark Seemann’s (@ploeh) blog, and his ideas resonate with me a lot. Also, I find his Pluralsight videos and his book, Dependency Injection in .NET helpful. It was great to meet him in person and enjoyed both of his talks on FSharp.
Most of the event sponsors had they stall at the conference, spreading their brand (with goodies and t-shirts) and also the work they do (a good way to attract talent to the company). There were also raffles for some big prices like Bose headphones, Das keyboards, Drones, Coffee machines, Raspberry Pi, etc. I was lucky enough to win a Raspberry Pi3 from @ravendb.
It’s confirmed that NDC Sydney is coming back next year. If you are in town during that time, make sure you reserve a seat. Look out for the early bird tickets, those are cheap, and the conference is worth it. Thanks to Readify for sponsoring my tickets and it’s one of the good things about working with Readify.
See you at NDC Sydney next year!