Techorama 2014

Monday, June 02 2014

If you follow me on twitter (@mikewo) you may have noticed several tweets last week for #Techorama, which was a conference in Mechelen, Belgium

The about page for Techorama promised “deep-dive developer sessions, integration scenarios and best practices. All this goodness will be delivered by world-renowned speakers and local community rock stars”.  I’d say that the conference delivered on that promise.         

WP_20140528_003Much like the local Stir Trek event, the venue was a movie theatre.  That means the speakers are presenting in large theaters with giant screens and the attendees get nice, plush chairs to kick back and learn in.  The event was two days of solid learning, from 8:45 AM to 6:30 PM both days.  There were a ton of great sessions by really talented speakers.  You can check out some of the photos of the event on their Flickr stream.

I was honored to be selected to come speak at the event and I gave two presentations: my Be a Better Developer talk and a talk about the differences between Azure Storage Queues and Azure Service Bus Brokered Messaging Queues. 

Red Gate was a sponsor for the event, which means I also got to spend some time with some of the Cerebrata team, as well as fellow Red Gaters Michaela Murray, Grant Fritchey and Nik Molnar

This was the first year for Techorama and the organizers did an awesome job with the event.  I’m sure they will have a lot of success with this event going forward.  Congrats to the entire team at Techorama for a job well done.