Times, when programmers were perceived as nerds sitting in their basement, are gone. For many years whole IT industry evolved and grown to become more social and open for new people looking for some new experience or simply to change their profession. What is the best place to do so? Programming conference! Honestly, I’d say that we as software engineers are fortunate to have one the greatest events in the whole world. Full of knowledge, fun, entertainment but mostly – full great folks! In Poland, there are many great events including Boiling Frogs, 4Developers (on which I spoke couple days ago), DevConf (old DevDay) and many, many others. Luckily, on April 22nd there will be another chance to meet together as one programming family and that’s because of GET.NET conference organized in Łódź! Never heard about that? Keep reading 😉
What is GET.NET?
GET.NET is the conference organized by SII company mostly for .NET developers (but not only). For years they hosted almost 2000 participants and great speakers from all over the world like Udi Dahan, Oren Eini, Iris Classon or Maurice de Beijer. The event takes place twice a year in two Polish cities – Łódź and Gdańsk. What’s also worth to mention is the fact that all the sessions on GET.NET have different topics (not only about programming but also soft skills related) and all require different experience level so you’ll definitely find out something interesting! For more information, you can visit the following socials:
This year addition in Łódź has very promising agenda, which presents as follows:
As you can see, there are two parallel paths happening at the same time so, you’ll need to choose wisely (or go just on the half of each talk :D). I’ve already decided, so here are my choices:
[9:15 – 10:15/EN] TURNING LARGE SHIPS – OPENING UP A LARGE CORPORATION by Christian Heilmann
The first talk is not going to be super technical but that’s cool (just look at the time). Christian is going to discuss how Microsoft turned from „evil and closed for everybody” to open-source oriented. Looks very cool!
[10:30 – 11:30/PL] FROM LEGACY TO BDD, CZYLI CO MOŻNA ZROBIĆ Z 3-LETNIM KODEM NAPISANYM W RUBY ON RAILS by Paweł Tymura
Working with the legacy code does not associate with something fun. On this session, Paweł is going to present how to work with old code written in RoR and how to introduce tests (with BDD/TDD) to the working application since starting from scratch in most cases is not necessary. I don’t know RoR but even though the topic will be definitely interesting, helpful and full of good practices!
[11:45 – 12:45/EN] AN INTRODUCTION TO CQRS AND EVENT SOURCING PATTERNS by Mathew McLoughlin
I’m a really big enthusiast of CQRS pattern and Event Sourcing (you can check my series of post related to that topic). But it also good to know different approaches of other folks so I believe that this session will definitely help me sort out my knowledge and spot different point of view on that topic.
[13:45 – 14:45/PL] ELIKSIR MIŁOŚCI by Jakub Gutkowski
Functional programming is getting more and more lovers. The „obvious” choice for .NET developers is F# but there are many other languages including… Elixir! This is going to be a great introduction which will describe the way to fall in love in this language (spending only 1 hour every week) but also present common mistakes/fails that might happen at the beginning of work (with advice how to avoid them).
[15:00 – 15:00/PL] THE ONLY THING THAT MATTERS by Szymon Kulec
This one looks very cool. Szymon is going to discuss whether new databases are really „new” or they use patterns known from many years. Is there any common denominator between relational databases and approaches such as Event Sourcing or messaging? Szymon guarantees that the acquired knowledge will help us to learn new technologies but also create and model databases, libraries and distributed system. Simply AWESOME!
[16:16 – 17:15/EN] WHAT IS THE POINT OF … MICROSOFT? by Liam Westley
Liam will take a subjective stroll through where Microsoft is heading, and what the changes might mean for existing Microsoft developers. There will be time at the end to have an audience discussion, and take a vote on whether they believe they’ll be developing with Microsoft tools in 2020.
You can verify it here 😉
I hope that now the rules are clear. So, Assembler, Perl, F#, C or any other will be fine 🙂 Complete solutions should be posted below in the comment section as links to GitHub, Pastebin or wherever you like (but please don’t put the code here :D). The contest will end on April 13rd (Thursday).