TechDays Belgium 2010 – First update

Next year on March 30th/31st and April 1st 2010 we will be hosting TechDays 2010 Belgium. Like last year, the event is taking place at the Kinepolis in Antwerp.

300x250While the full agenda is not yet published we are getting closer to confirming about 80% of the speaker before the end of the year. To give you an idea, here’s a grab out of the confirmed speakers: Vittorio Bertocci, Laurent Bugnion, Gill Cleeren, Bart De Smet, John Durant, Scott Hanselman, Anders Hejlsberg, Peter Himschoot, Giorgio Sardo, Mike Taulty, Jan Tielens... Adding to that, three speakers from Pluralsight we just confirmed today: Aaron Skonnard, Matt Milner and Fritz Onion!

What can you expect?

March 30th 2010 - This year we have two pre-conferences which you can choose from:

  • .NET 4 Overview – full day of content introducing you to the new features in the .NET Framework 4.
  • SharePoint 2010 for developers – get up to speed with the new release of SharePoint 2010.

March 31st and April 1st 2010 – 2 conference days

Opening developer keynote will be presented by none the less than Anders Hejlsberg himself! Anders will kick of the conference with “Trends and Future Directions in Programming Languages”. After the keynote you will have the choice between three developer tracks as well as three IT-professional tracks. Developer tracks have sessions grouped in the following setup: Tools & Languages, Servers and Services and Web & UX.
Scott Hanselman will also be doing an ‘UnKeynote’ session with lots of demos on the last day, Hanselman-style!

You can expect quite some sessions on .NET 4 and the new features in Visual Studio 2010 and Team Foundation Server 2010. We are also making sure Azure and SQL Server is covered, and Vittorio Bertocci is joining us to talk about Identity Foundation.

I’m managing the Web and User Experience track myself, for which we are foreseeing quite some content on Silverlight (4), ASP.NET 4, ASP.NET 4 and ASP.NET MVC 2, and WPF 4.

We’ll keep you posted on speakers and sessions confirmations, you might want to check out short update on Twitter (@aralves, @hansver and @katriendg) and give us feedback there. You can also add the Facebook event.