NOIDA (India), C# Corner Summit. March
24, 2013 — C# Corner (www.c-sharpcorner.com),
an online social community of over 3+ million developers today finally wrapped
up its 4-day conference - the C# Corner MVP Summit 2013. This is a recap of the
event. We’ve decided to split this coverage into 4 separate parts, each part
giving brief highlights of each day.
Day 1: C# Corner Chapters and Moderators
The first day of the event was
dedicated to C# Corner Chapters and Moderators only. The meeting started with
the Core Group members followed by a dinner. The Moderators and Chapter Leads
discussed and finalized the agenda for the event.
Chapter leaders, Editors, and Team
C# Corner Chapters are local user
group meetings that happen in different cities. Currently, there are three
active chapters in INDIA located in Mumbai, New Delhi, and Trivandrum. The
first C# Corner chapter was started in Mumbai spearheaded by Shivprasad Koirala
and currently led by Kamal Rawat with the help of team members Akshay Patel, Shivanand
Arur, and Sukesh Marla.
The New Delhi chapter is led by Dhananjay
Kumar and the Trivendarum Chapter is led by Destin Joy.
Outside of INDIA, the two active chapters
are in Philadelphia (USA) and Istanbul (Turkey) led by Mahesh Chand and Ibrahim
Day 2: MVPs
Day 2 of the event was focused on
MVPs where C# Corner MVPs, Editorial team members, Development team members and
Founders reviewed last year’s highlights and achievements. The C# Corner
development team showcased new features and modules that are ready for launch.
The last discussion of the session was issues faced and corresponding
Editors, Moderators and MVPs at Coffee
Day 3: Members Day
The third day of the event was opened
to all C# Corner members at 8:30 AM. The conference hall was packed with over 250
C# Corner MVP Summit attendees
The event started with a video
showcasing the history, highlights, and evolution of C# Corner since 1999 to
2013. The video also captured the past year’s summit photos and highlights.
Chander Dhall Microsoft MVP,
INETA speaker and trainer and Ankur Malik, Project Manager at MCN Solutions
jointly hosted the event.
Dhall hosted C# Corner MVP Summit 2013
The Keynote session was presented by C# Corner founder Mahesh Chand.
Chand opens with “C# Corner
brings together tech influencers, community leaders and bloggers from all over
the world and provides a stage to share their knowledge. The Summit is a way to
appreciate and showcase their contributions.”
Mahesh Chand - Founder C# Corner, 8-times
Microsoft MVP, Author
Mahesh talked about a brief history
of C# Corner and the vision behind it. Mahesh also demoed last year’s progress
and the Chapter highlights. C# Corner online traffic has doubled since last
year’s launch. He also talked about how C# Corner is promoting more offline
community than online.
“In today’s online world, having
offline connection with other members is very special. It is real. It is
emotional,” Chand expresses.
International speaker Jason
Beres, Senior VP, Infragistics, talked and demoed HTML 5 and JQuery.
Jason Beres - Senior VP, Infragistics,
International Speaker, Microsoft MVP
Jason explained HTML5 – new
the jQuery library, jQuery widgets, data access & styling. He also demoed the
HTML5 video player which seamlessly plays in the browser without having to
worry about the plugins.
The most entertaining and exciting
session was by Dhananjay Kumar (DJ) on Windows 8 App development. DJ started
his session by engaging the audience with questions about DJ’s girlfriend
who left him because DJ commented about her face needing CSS3. Later, the
session involved his boss in an animated fashion and the audience could not stop
laughing and clapping.
Dhananjay Kumar - Microsoft MVP, C#
The MVP Awards ceremony is the most
vital part of this event. All C# Corner MVPs received the MVP Award kit from
speakers and leaders.
Praveen Kumar – Editorial Director, C# Corner, Microsoft
The next session was by Vidya
Vrat Agarwal, who is a well-known author and has published five (5) programming
books with Apress. In his session, Vidya talked about one of the newest
features of C# 5.0 language called Async Programming. Vidya started with
fundamentals and demoed the real usage of Asynchronous programming and how to
implement it in C#.
Vidya Vrat Agarwal - Senior Architect,
Chander Dhall, who was also the
host of the event, was the next speaker and talked about Top 10 Things
Developers Must Know combined with SOLID Principles by Sukesh Marla. He also
demoed how to build a real-time chat application using Node.js.
Chander Dhall - Microsoft MVP, Software Architect, Trainer, INETA Speaker
SignalR is one of the newest
technologies added by Microsoft to the Web programming. Shivanand Arur, the
Mumbai Chapter Core Group member and MVP talked about SignalR and how to build
real-world communication applications using SignalR.
Shivprasad Koirala, CEO of
QuestPond, Author, Trainer and Microsoft MVP talked about Interview
preparations and got a good interaction with students and programmers who were
curious about how to prepare for job interviews.
Shivprasad Koirala - CEO of QuestPond, Author, Trainer,
The day was ended with over 1
hour of Q&A with audience.
Day 4: An Emotional Good-Bye
The last day of the event was
started with a morning breakfast followed by a thank you speech, photos and
About C# Corner MVP Summit
C# Corner MVP Summit is an annual conference where C# Corner MVP’s gather for a
4-day event. This year, the summit will be held in Noida, INDIA (located near
New Delhi) from March 21 – 24, 2013.
MVPs are recognized as members
who regularly make contributions to the community by submitting articles, blogs
and resources and by helping others in the forums by solving their technical
About C# Corner
C# Corner was founded in 1999 as an online platform for Developers
and IT Professionals to share their knowledge and experiences. Community members teach and learn from one
another through various interactive online methods, such as white papers,
source code samples, contributing articles, forum discussions, blog posts and
C# Corner (www.c-sharpcorner.com)
has grown to become the premier destination for over 3+ million monthly
Microsoft .NET developers and professionals.
Courtesy photographs by Dhananjay Kumar and Nishanth Anil.