Wroc# 2018- My Retrospective

Michał Smyk
Mar 12, 2018 · 6 min read

Do you have a ticket?

First things first — without ticket you cannot attend the conference. Tickets were sold in two turns, and both were sold-out within first minutes, so I wasn’t able to buy any. Fortunately I was able to win permission to buy one during one of events organised by Wrocław .NET User Group. Still, it was really surprising that tickets were sold out so quickly. But as someone said to me — if it happened so fast, that means it is probably worth it.

Location & First Impression

Conference took place in Municipal Stadium, in their conference zone. As I sometimes participated in music shows in that place, I didn’t had any problem how to get there. You could also find the right entrance rather correctly by following the crowd. Still, I don’t recall any information on social media and any markers around the stadium to know to which entrance you should go. If I weren’t there before (and crowd wouldn’t be there as well) I would probably have some issues and had to do round around a stadium to find the correct entrance.

Gift pack

Everyone loves them. Inside I was able to find t-shirt, eco-friendly notepad, a survey about the lectures that were planned for the event, some Wroc# stickers and Wroc# socks. And this last thing is something that I totally didn’t expect — it took me by surprise, and I very much liked it!

Lectures

One thing that I would have to say at the beginning — even through lectures were awesome, only two out of six were directly (or at least that’s how I see it) related to .NET technologies. One as about a current trend about architecture, two more PM related and one about web security. From strict .NET there was a lecture mostly focused on Azure applications, and another one about Xamarin.

Other remarks

In other news — food and beer was good, communication with organisers was good. It was funny to look at confusion of some people after at one point stickers pointing to toiler were replaces with the ones pointing at the other end of corridor.


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