C# Corner Annual Conference 2019: Official Recap

This is the official recap of C# Corner Annual Conference 2019 that took place on April 20 at the Leela Ambience Convention hotel, New Delhi.

New Delhi (India), April 24, 2019

The C# Corner Annual Conference 2019, one of North India’s largest developer conferences, was held on April 20 at the Leela Ambience Convention Hotel, New Delhi. It was a one-day event and hosted 30+ celebrated international and national speakers with around 38 extremely informative sessions covering all the latest cutting-edge technologies, along with career advice and personality improvement tips.

The Welcome Note, Keynote, and Closing Note were open to all, and the sessions were divided into two separate tracks, each imparting knowledge on various latest technologies. After that, a private MVP-only session was also hosted exclusively for C# Corner MVPs, team members, and speakers.

Here are the highlights of the complete event.

C# Corner Annual Conference Public Event

The conference started at 7:30 sharp with registration and breakfast, as per the agenda. The attendees kept gathering at the venue on time for collecting their entry pass and enjoyed networking with each other just before the final showdown.

C# Corner Annual Conference 2019

After registration, the first session was started by Microsoft MVP and speaker Nitin Pandit. He covered the crucial topic of “Simplifying @Output and EventEmitter in Angular,”. Nitin is a Microsoft MVP three times in a row. He is passionate about learning and sharing knowledge on Microsoft and other technologies. Meanwhile, parallel sessions were also started. The first speaker to deliver a parallel session was Vivek Raj with the topic “Creating Chatbot Avatars using Unity 3D and IBM Watson” for the second Track. His expertise in Unity 3D and Chatbots proved to be vital for the attendees.

C# Corner Annual Conference 2019

Next were the sessions from Sachin Kalia and S. Ravi Kumar in both the tracks respectively. While Sachin explored the new features of latest version, C# 8.0, S. Ravi unveiled what is new is Xamarin Forms 4.0. These sessions by experts obviously motivated the audience to decide why they should work on the latest versions of these emerging technologies.

C# Corner Annual Conference 2019

Next sessions to take place were of Sundaram Subramaniam in Track 1 where he proposed the tricks and tips of using Flutter efficiently to build robust applications; and of Nanddeep Nachan in Track 2, who presented a session on building powerful Intranets with Office 365.


By this time, the halls were packed with attendees and MVPs. Now, Sourabh Somani started his session in Track1 unfolding the new updates added to ECMA 2019. In the parallel track, Vithal Wadje shared with the audience a practical approach of configuring and managing IoT devices using Microsoft Azure.

C# Corner Annual Conference 2019

While Vithal continued his session in Track 2, Track 1 attendees got the chance to get the insights of Deep Learning for Computer Vision, in an informative session taken by Stephen Simon. The knowledge was spread everywhere in the conference arena.

C# Corner Annual Conference 2019

After such wonderful sessions, attendees in both the tracks got to experience the power of Women in technology. The Track 1 stage was occupied by our avid speaker Nishu Goel where she performed the CRUD operations in Angular7. On the other hand, Niloshima Srivastava got hold of the Track 2 stage talking about Web API development in .NET Core 3.0, the latest version of .NET.

C# Corner Annual Conference 2019

After that, the keynote speaker, Magnus Mårtensson, put together a fully informative session with his topic, " Future of Azure PaaS", in Track 1. This was quite a wonderful topic because attendees got to have close look into the future of Microsoft’s Cloud services. In the parallel track, Mala Gupta talked about what is new in Java 12.0.


Now, the conference was in full swing and all the attendees and speakers were having a fantastic experience sharing and learning from each other. A well-deserved feeling of enjoyment among the speakers and the attendees was easily noticed everywhere. In Track 1, Ritesh Modi started his session where he talked how Azure is for Architects. In Track 2, Abhishek Kant reached the stage to talk about various modern-era technologies being used for Machine Learning.

C# Corner Annual Conference 2019

The last sessions before the grand keynote were taken by Nishith Pathak and David McCarter respectively. While David McCarter told the tips on how to rock the performance of your .NET Core code, in Track 2, Nishith talked about Cognitive Services in Azure, in Track1.

C# Corner Annual Conference 2019

By the time of the Keynote, the main hall was packed with over 500 attendees. Around 150 MVPs joined in the occasion from all over the world. The Keynote started with a cheerful welcome by Naveen Sharma, the host of the Keynote session. After a warm welcome of all the attendees, Naveen invited the founder of C# Corner Community, Mahesh Chand on stage. Opening the main public event, Mahesh Chand took to the stage, welcomed the MVPs, speakers and the attendees, and talked about the history of C# Corner and how C# Corner reached this success in 20 years.

C# Corner Annual Conference 2019

After Mahesh, all the keynote speakers, Dhananjay, Magnus, Allen, and David their inspiring speeches one by one. The Keynote of C# Corner Annual Conference was made live on Twitter as well as Facebook for those who could not attend the conference. You can see the complete video here –

 
 

This year, C# Corner introduced new global awards for those community members who have made exceptional contribution to help the community reach the new record-breaking milestones. The Keynote ended with the announcement of these awards. Here is a glimpse of our 5 heroes of the community.


From Left to Right – Allen O’Neil (Dronacharya Award); Harish Chand (Eklavya Award); Alagunila Meganathan (Gargi Award); Dhananjay Kumar (Vivekananda Award); Magnus Martensson (Parasurama Award)

 
By the time Keynote ended, the delicious finger-licking meal was ready for all the guests. The Conference reached a halt and everyone enjoyed the lunch.

C# Corner Annual Conference 2019

After lunch, the first session in Track 1 was taken by Allen O'Neill where he delivered a very informative session on “Understanding Artificial Intelligence - Robotics, IoT, & Azure Cloud”. In Track 2, however, the attendees learned the tips and tricks of improving the productivity of Visual Studio 2019. This session was taken by Prakash Tripathi.

C# Corner Annual Conference 2019

Allen continued his session in Track 1 with practical examples of building robots, which the audience found intriguing and interesting. In the parallel track, Manoj Mittal was on stage now unfolding the tactics of automating business processes using AI and Office 365 Suite.

C# Corner Annual Conference 2019

After these discussions on futuristic technologies involving AI, in both the tracks, Naveen Sharma took the command of Track 1 and simplified the Enterprise Architecture for listeners. In Track 2, Shakti Singh Dulawat presented an overview of Azure Cosmos DB.


Now, it was time for a tea break but since we were running late, the sessions kept continuing as usual. In Track 1, Vijai Anand and Vignesh Ganesan took a joint session on SharePoint and Office 365. In Track 2, however, Gaurav Gahlot got on the stage to take the audience on deep dive into containerization with an informative session on “Getting Started with Docker”.

C# Corner Annual Conference 2019

Before we knew it, the conference had reached to its end and the last sessions in both the tracks started. In Tack 1, Ankit Sharma started instructing how to build SPA using Blazor and in Track 2, Viral Jain was unfolding the mystery of Git for developers.

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C# Corner Annual Conference 2019

The time quickly rolled by and the sessions were quickly over. Finally, it was time for the Panel Discussion and Closing Note. Many of our speakers were on stage now to offer solutions to the queries put forth by the attendees. Some of the questions were quite interesting and the environment of the hall became super-educating for everyone. Well, that was a wonderful discussion about pros and cons of AI, future-oriented technologies, career growth, and success.

C# Corner Annual Conference 2019

Then, founder Mahesh Chand thanked everyone for being a part of the conference and the C# Corner Annual Conference public event finished with applauds and cheers.


MVP Exclusive Event

After a half an hour break to get refreshed, the private event for the MVPs, authors, speakers and C# Corner team members started. Mahesh Chand, Founder, C# Corner, welcomed the delegates with his introductory speech. Mahesh, who is also a twelve-time Microsoft MVP, Microsoft Regional Director, technical author, and a software architect, thanked all the MVPs and the team, and shared his vision for the community in the coming years.

C# Corner Annual Conference 2019

All the delegates were sitting in a round table manner and shared their concerns and ideas about the community improvement. We collected a bunch of really cool yet useful ideas on how C# Corner can be a better community to help the developers, learn, share, and grow. It was such an insightful session that went on for almost 2 hours.

C# Corner Annual Conference 2019

Though everyone was enjoying this wonderful thing but it had to end at some point. Then, Mahesh thanks everyone again for their selfless contribution to the developer community and joining the C# Corner Annual Conference 2019. All MVPs and speakers were then awarded with a small token of appreciation – a momento, a C# Corner bag, and a T-Shirt.

And, the tenth installment of C# Corner Annual Conference ended with a group photograph of everyone present in the hall – the organizers (C# Corner Team), the speakers, the moderators, and the MVPs.

C# Corner Annual Conference 2019

About C# Corner Annual Conference

The C# Corner Annual Conference is an annual meeting where C# Corner MVPs, authors, International Speakers, Tech Influencers, Chapter leaders, moderators and editors meet, honor, demonstrate, plan, and have fun. Authors and speakers talk about the cutting-edge technology, trends and topics.