.NET track is ready

Riga Dev Days
5 min readMar 26, 2019


Intrigued to see Java & .NET tracks together at one conference? Well, we say “Make code, not war”. Technologies are moving towards each other and our goal is to provide a place for technologies dialogue and create a meeting point for developers in the Baltics!

So, this year at RigaDevDays:

  • Sessions and Workshops from MVP’s, book authors and thought leaders in the industry
  • Discussion zones about .NET, ASP.NET Core, Microservices, C#8.
  • 4 Keynotes
  • Afterparty in Riga City Centre
  • Networking Zone
  • Fun & interesting activities at stands of Top IT companies.

Simply put, .NET track is ready!

30 MAY, 1st conference day

1. It depends: .NET Core dependency injection, @Alex Thissen

The dependency injection system of .NET Core is very elaborate and allows for complex inversion of control scenarios. You will see the ins and outs of doing that, but also learn how to avoid mistakes that might be easy to miss.

2. When Azure AD is Not Enough: Creating a Token Service in ASP.NET Core 2.2, @Roland Gujit

After this session, you’ll be ready to implement a token service in ASP.NET Core. And you will understand how to make use of the more advanced options.

3. Building Web APIs with ASP.NET Core, @Cecil Philipp

Cloud Developer Advocate at Microsoft will show some of the capabilities in ASP.NET Core for developing and consuming Web APIs. Some things include OpenAPI support, content negotiation, working with HttpClientFactory and some other interesting features!

4. Secret talk

5. Roslyn for the rest of us, @Fanie Reynders

In this session, you will take a step back and realize how easy it is to create useful diagnostic analyzers and code fix providers to solve real-world problems that do not require a PhD in Math.

31 MAY, 2nd conference day

6. What’s coming in C# 8.0?, @Cecil Philipp

Nullable reference types, asynchronous stream, switch expressions, ranges, default interface implementations and more. In this talk, you’ll take a look at some of these features, dive into demos, and see how they will help improve your developer workflow.

7. Bring your ASP.NET Core solutions to Kubernetes in Azure, Marco De Sanctis

Thanks to Visual Studio 2017, porting existing ASP.NET Core solutions to containers is a breeze. This talk will showcase a possible approach to containerise an existing solution, deploy it to AKS and integrate it with Azure DevOps and the PaaS offering in Azure.

8. Using modern .NET technologies to decompose a monolith into micro-services, Dennis Doomen

Dennis will show some of the pros and cons of microservices and how you can leverage OWIN, .NET, Event Sourcing and the Onion Architecture to gradually move your monolith into a bright new future.

9. Communication in a microservice architecture, Irina Scurtu

You’ll explore different ways of getting data from one ‘microservice’ to another and while doing that you’ll know about the benefits or the drawbacks of choosing an approach or another

10. Component-based C# and Razor Programming in Blazor, Dino Esposito

In the session, you’ll see how to create highly reusable and configurable components that just look like plain markup elements with the syntax and behavior your code. And no JavaScript whatsoever. (Or at least no JavaScript is strictly required.)


The sessions that all developers no matter of technology specialization should visit to stay on the wave of engineering thought

1. Sonic Pi, Sam Aaron

A live coder, educator, and researcher will show how code generates music.

2. Next Generation Microservices, @Burr Satter

Red Hat Director of Developer’s Experience will dive you into the world of microservices The next generation of microservices will leverage sidecars, a service mesh and on-demand serverless services.

3. Spearheading the future of programming, @Venkat Subramaniam

Let’s see what are the directions that the programming field is evolving in.

4. Busy Developer’s Guide to Polytechnical Engineering, Ted Neward

Do you know how it feels to live across multiple languages, platforms and storage systems? By the end of the conference and this conversation, you’ll have a better idea of where you want to fit on the ‘polytechnical’ continuum, and how to make the necessary steps to get there.


And to be sure that you will get most of the conference, have a look at the Workshops day. Intense, full of useful hands-on practices, 8 hours with computational philosopher or Microsoft Press author and .NET Core Expert!

1. Busy .NET Developer’s Guide to Multiparadigmatic Design, Ted Neward

We can’t take out a single word from this brilliant description!

C++ was widely denigrated as a “hopelessly complex” language with “way too many moving parts”, and in truth, it was a language made up of three dominant paradigms: procedural, object-oriented, and meta-programmatic. C#, by contrast, has five dominant paradigms: procedural, object-oriented, meta-programmatic, functional and now dynamic. (Visual Basic doesn’t fare much better on this score.) If we’re to use these new multi-paradigm languages successfully, we’d better have a good idea of what the paradigms are, what a language paradigm is, and what the different paradigms are in the languages we know and love. In this workshop, we will explore all five design approaches, and see how each works, hands-on, to solve problems.

2. Programming ASP.NET Core, Dino Esposito

It’s a bit problematic for everyone to condense in one day the major facts around ASP.NET Core and be insightful and comprehensive at the same time. This workshop is structured to upgrade your web programming skills to the latest version of ASP.NET Core. The main takeaway is learning how to do the same web-related things you know how to do in your favorite environment in ASP.NET Core.


Also during the breaks on the conference, you will be able to visit discussion zones to talk about debatable topics, argue about frameworks and solutions, chat with top industry experts.

All the program see on the website!

See you in May at Riga Dev Days!



Riga Dev Days

Tech conference and the annual meeting point of developers in Baltic States. 29–31 May, Riga