With 2014 just around the corner, it’s time to start planning your conference calendar. These 10 conferences offer exceptional opportunities for .Net Developers to learn and network. Whether you work in web, mobile, or gaming, there’s bound to be something that fits your interests.
9 Noteworthy Conferences for .Net Developers
January 7 – 10
CodeMash is a three-day conference that seeks to educate developers on the latest practices, technologies, and methodologies in .NET, as well as Java, Ruby, Python, PHP. Although price has yet to be announced, in previous years the conference has cost $195. Best of all, CodeMash is held at the Kalahari Resort, the largest indoor water park in the United States.
San Francisco, CA
Produced by leading tech publisher O’Reilly, this event covers every facet of web development. For three days, Attendees will get the best and latest in development strategies for mobile apps, intranet apps, games, and cloud technologies over the course of this three-day conference. There’s even a full day of workshops. Admission has yet to be announced, but 2013’s event cost $1,295.
Game Developers Conference 2014March 17 – 21
San Francisco, CA
For developers in (or interested in joining) the gaming industry, GDC 2014 is a must-see event. Past events have attracted over 23,000 attendees ranging from developers to artists to C-level decision makers. Register early for access to over 400 unique sessions for $1,495.
GPU Technology Conference 2014March 24-27
San Jose, California
With hundreds of hours of sessions, roundtable discussions, and panels, the GPU Technology Conference is ideal for developers interested in maximizing GPU potential in computer graphics, game development, mobile computing, and cloud computing. Admission prices will be announced later this fall.
DevWeek 2014March 31 – April 4
Now in its seventeenth year, DevWeek is one of the premier conferences for developers and IT professionals. Attendees are treated to five days of the best minds in the tech industry, to say nothing of amazing networking opportunities. Admission price is still TBD, but 2013’s universal access pass cost a hefty £1595, or about $2,580.
dotnet CologneMay 9
This conference in beautiful Cologne packs a ton of tech goodness into a single day. With multiple seminars and lectures running concurrently throughout the day, attendees can find themselves in sessions about topics as diverse as Scrum, Xamarin Mobile 2.0, and SQL Server. Though the cost for the 2014 event has yet to announced, regular registration for 2013 conference was € 55.00, or about $75.
TechEd North America 2014May 12 – 15
Microsoft’s flagship conference for enterprise developers and technology professionals has a place on any list of .NET conferences. TechEd provides the most comprehensive exploration of Microsoft’s technology around, covering PCs, mobile devices, and the cloud. Register before December 31 and pay the Early Bird rate of $1,895.
Progressive F# Tutorials NYC 2014
New York, New York
If you’re interested in bringing F# to your enterprise .NET platform, there’s no better place to be than the Progressive F# Tutorials conference in DUMBO, the beating heart of New York’s Silicon Alley. Past events have featured luminaries like Don Syme, Phil Trelford, and Tomas Petricek.
QCon San FranciscoNovember 3 – 7
San Francisco, CA
If innovation is your thing, mark your calendar. With over 100 inspiring speakers, QCon focuses on driving the next generation of software development. Plus, if you can’t make the San Francisco event, you can always catch it in New York, Beijing, London, Shanghai, Chengdu, or São Paulo. Admission is still TBD, but last year’s event carried a hefty $2,395 price tag, though early registration was much lower at $1,495.
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