Top 10 reasons to get excited about mvcConf (the Virtual ASP.NET MVC Conference) on February 8, 2011

mvcConf is a free, all day community run virtual conference on 2/8/2011. If you haven’t registered yet, grab one of the last remaining tickets quick – they’re going fast!

Here are the top 10 reasons to get excited about mvcConf:

  1. It’s free
  2. An outstanding lineup of community presentations in three simultaneous tracks (interactive sessions via LiveMeeting)
  3. An awesome series of presentations from the product team, including:
    • Keynote by Scott Guthrie
    • Phil Haack on NuGet
    • Steve Sanderson on the great MvcScaffolding system he and Scott Hanselman have been cooking up
    • Brad Wilson on Advanced MVC 3
  4. We’ll be live streaming the Microsoft speakers from  the newly renovated Channel 9 studios, which means
    • Lots more space for more attendees this time
    • Great quality video
    • Live, smooth streaming video so you can rewind and catch parts if miss a bit due to “too much awesomeness” overload
  5. On demand video with no downtime after the event – we’ll keep the smooth streaming player running after the event until the on-demand videos go live
  6. Great variety of sessions focused on hard-core MVC development, but with some sprinklings of related tools like WebMatrix, IIS Express, WCF (with Glenn Block), and lots more
  7. Supporting jQuery project – we’re donating a portion of the proceeds to the jQuery project
  8. Awesome sponsors – financial and technical support (including expenses like live video streaming) has been covered by great sponsors, like Umbraco, Microsoft, telerik, DevExpress, NimblePros, and TechSmith.
  9. Great community involvement – one of the best features of the first mvcConf was the backchannel communication in the IRC rooms and via Twitter. This is a great opportunity to mingle with some of the top developers, community leaders, and the ASP.NET product team.
  10. Did I mention it’s free?

After registering, why not read more about how we ran the first mvcConf (July 2010), and check out some of last years’ session recordings (lo-fi recordings last year, this years’ recordings will be high quality thanks to a donation from TechSmith).


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