November 19, 2011 by Nitesh

Developer Conference 2011- My Experience

Hi Friends,

Today, I am going to write about  my experiences on the Developer Conference 2011, that took place at Bhartiya Bhasa Parishad, Shakespeare Sarani, Kolkata last Saturday 12th November, 2011. This event was organized by Kolkata Geeks Community, which exists as a Microsoft user community in Kolkata bringing the geeks of Kolkata on a single platform to share their experiences.

I was really was excited to see the agenda of the conference and as stated by Mr. Abhishek Kant, Microsoft the agenda was one of its best. There were discussions on MS technologies and only those technologies which have not been yet rolled by Microsoft publicly but released in Developer previews. The Agenda goes as below:




9.30 AM – 10.00 AM

KolkataGeeks.Com a new beginning for Kolkata IT Community Amit Bansal, Microsoft MVP & Abhishek Sur, Microsoft MVP

10.00 AM – 10.45 AM

Office 365 Launch Abhishek Kant, Microsoft
     11.00 AM – 12.00 PM SQL Server 2012 ( Denali ) for Developer Amit Bansal , Microsoft MVP
     12.00 PM – 1.00 PM A lap around ASP.NET 4.5 and Visual Studio 2011 Developer Preview Abhijit Jana, Microsoft

1.45 PM– 2.30 PM

Glance at ASP.NET MVC 4 Developer Preview Shravan Kumar, Thomson Reuters

2.30 PM – 3.30 PM

TPL Dataflow in .NET 4.5 Sankarsan Bose

3.45 PM – 4.45 PM

Develop your first Metro Apps in Windows 8 Abhishek Sur, Microsoft MVP

4.45 PM – 5.45 PM

Developing Application in Windows Phone 7 Kunal Chowdhury,Microsoft MVP

5.45 PM – 6.00 PM

Closing notes and Community Updates Amit Bansal, Abhishek Sur

The conference started at 9:30 AM with a funny video and opening keynote from Amit & Abhishek and went throughout the day as per schedule. Few things that I really liked:

  1. Agenda of the Event
  2. Event Organized–was a pack schedule starting and ending on time
  3. Technology Speakers

I really learned a lot of technologies from the Industry Experts specially the below technologies:

  1. Office 365
  2. SQL Server 2012 Denali
  3. New Features in VS 2011..Really loved the new changes MS has introduced!
  4. Parallel Programming in C#
  5. Metro Style Apps
  6. Windows Phone 7.1 Development

During the event lots of Goodies were distributed by the speakers including subscriptions from PluralSight & QuestPond and others from Microsoft/Telerik/.NetFunda and many more.. In simple words, it was a great experience being there and I hope to see more events like this in forthcoming months.

Thanks to the speakers: Abishek Kant, Amit Bansal, Abhijit Jana, Shravan Kumar, Sankarsan Bose, Abhishek Sur, Kunal Chowdhury

3 Cheers for the organizers!

Community site: Here

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