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About the conference

DotNext 2020 Piter is a conference for .NET developers that takes place in June 18-19, 2020 in St. Petersburg, Russia.

The conference talks are devoted to:

  • the present and the future of .NET platform;
  • performance optimization;
  • .NET platform inner workings;
  • architecture and design patterns;
  • .NET challenging problems and best practices.

DotNext is about:

  • over 1000 participants;
  • three dozens of talks held by the world's leading experts such as Jon Skeet, Jeffrey Richter, Sasha Goldshtein, Jon Galloway, Andrey Akinshin.
  • 2 days of talks in three rooms and over 1000 developers from companies like Google, Microsoft, and JetBrains, exchanging their experience and achievements at BOFs, discussion zones and the party.
  • the high-quality 1440p online broadcast allows those who can't reach St. Petersburg in person to take part in the conference.
Organizers

New dates and venue: June 18-19, Park Inn by Radisson Pulkovskaya

New dates

Due to the current ban on public events, we've postponed the DotNext 2020 Piter conference to June. The conference will be held in Park Inn by Radisson Pulkovskaya on June 18-19.

Tickets

Your ticket (purchased by you or your company) remains valid for the new dates.

If the new dates and venue are convenient to you, you don't need to do anything.

However, if they are not, please contact us at support@dotnext.ru. We'll help you get a refund, exchange your ticket to the autumn conference or change the type of the ticket from offline to online with a partial refund.

As the new venue is smaller than the originally planned one, we understand that not everyone willing to participate will be able to attend the conference in person, so we are preparing some big updates for online attendees.

Program

We're in the process of discussing the new dates with our speakers. These dates may not suit some speakers, so the conference program may also change, but we will do our best to make it as exciting and useful as can be.

One of the new features of the conference is the introduction of online tracks: one room will be equipped to hold talks and discussion zones with remote speakers. We will keep you posted.

In case of the quarantine prolongation and/or more restrictions

We are looking into different formats of participation (online and mixed) in case the current or further restrictions do not allow us to gather all together this summer. We will promptly inform you about any changes.

For further questions please contact us at support@dotnext.ru.

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Speakers

Andrey Akinshin
MVP Reconnect member
Andrey Akinshin
Andrey's favorite topics are performance and micro-optimizations, and he is the maintainer of BenchmarkDotNet (a powerful .NET library for benchmarking...

Andrey's favorite topics are performance and micro-optimizations, and he is the maintainer of BenchmarkDotNet (a powerful .NET library for benchmarking supported by the .NET Foundation). Andrey is a frequent speaker at various events for developers, and he is the program director of the DotNext conference. Andrey is also a PhD in computer science, a Microsoft .NET MVP, a silver medalist of ACM ICPC. In his free time, he likes to study science (his primary research interests are mathematical biology and bifurcation theory). Previously, he worked as a postdoctoral research fellow in the Weizmann Institute of Science and as a research scientist in the Sobolev Institute of Mathematics SB RAS.

Talk(s)

Jon Skeet
Jon Skeet Google
Jon has been a Microsoft MVP for more than 13 years, and is currently a software engineer at Google, London....

Jon has been a Microsoft MVP for more than 13 years, and is currently a software engineer at Google, London. He's the top contributor on Stack Overflow, the main contributor on the Noda Time library, and the author of C# in Depth.

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Eric Sink
Eric Sink SourceGear
A software developer at SourceGear. Eric has a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He...

A software developer at SourceGear. Eric has a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He also founded the AbiWord project and was responsible for much of the original design and implementation. Prior to founding SourceGear, he was at Spyglass for around five years. Eric served there as Project Lead for the browser team. They built the original versions of the browser you now know as "Internet Explorer".

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Dylan Beattie
Dylan Beattie Ursatile Ltd
Dylan Beattie is a consultant, software developer and international keynote speaker. He’s the director of Ursatile, an independent consultancy based...

Dylan Beattie is a consultant, software developer and international keynote speaker. He’s the director of Ursatile, an independent consultancy based in London that specialises in helping organisations bridge the knowledge gap between software development and business strategy. Dylan has been building data-driven web applications since the 1990s; he’s managed teams, taught workshops, and worked on everything from tiny standalone websites to complex distributed systems. He’s a Microsoft MVP, and he regularly speaks at conferences and user groups all over the world.

Dylan is the creator of the Rockstar programming language, and he’s performed his software-themed parodies of classic rock songs all over the world as Dylan Beattie and the Linebreakers. He’s online at dylanbeattie.net and on Twitter as @dylanbeattie.

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Johnny Hooyberghs
Johnny Hooyberghs Involved
Johnny Hooyberghs is a consultant for Involved since 2014 focusing on .NET architecture and backend development. Prior to joining Involved,...

Johnny Hooyberghs is a consultant for Involved since 2014 focusing on .NET architecture and backend development. Prior to joining Involved, he has had experience developing software for Corilus since 2008. He has been passionate about .NET ever since it was released and his areas of expertise are C#, .NET (Core), WCF, WinForms, WPF, ASP.NET (Core), Entity Framework (Core), Azure and ALM using the Microsoft Stack. Every now and then he enjoys doing some web development using JavaScript. Since 2010, Johnny spends some of his free time teaching .NET and C# for the adult education institute CVO Antwerpen. When he's not working or teaching, he likes some casual gaming, scuba diving, learning to play the piano, traveling the world and visiting as many theme parks as possible.

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Stephen Cleary
MVP Expert
Stephen Cleary Faithlife
Stephen Cleary is a Christian, husband, and father who programs software in his spare time. :) He is a Microsoft MVP...

Stephen Cleary is a Christian, husband, and father who programs software in his spare time. :)

He is a Microsoft MVP and the author of "Concurrency in C# Cookbook" (O'Reilly) as well as several MSDN articles. He's also the top answerer for async/await questions on Stack Overflow.

His work usually deals with asynchronous and multithreaded programming, but he finds any challenging subject interesting. These days he uses C#/TypeScript, but remains interested in many different languages.

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Kirill Maurin
Kirill Maurin Intelkon
A developer with experience in refactoring an ancient legacy, introducing useful templates, technologies and practices in a bloody enterprise. Now he...
Kirill Maurin

A developer with experience in refactoring an ancient legacy, introducing useful templates, technologies and practices in a bloody enterprise. Now he works for a small but ambitious company Intelcon. Kirill considers the savings on the quality of execution unprofitable. Believes that optimizing the correct code is easier than correcting the optimized one.

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Jeff Prosise
Jeff Prosise Wintellect
Jeff is co-founder and CTO of Wintellect, a developer consulting and education firm that serves companies all over the world....

Jeff is co-founder and CTO of Wintellect, a developer consulting and education firm that serves companies all over the world. He has written nine books and hundreds of articles on software development, and today spends most of his time working with Azure and AI. In his spare time, Jeff builds and flies large radio-control jets. He loves the smell of jet fuel in the morning.

Talk(s)

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Discussion zone

Discussion zone

Special areas to chat with speakers during the coffee breaks. No censorship, no panic, no time limit.

BOF sessions

BoF-sessions

Discussions with no leaders or speakers. The very secret place where the new ideas are born to define the future.

Program committee

Igor Labutin
Igor Labutin Lanit-Tercom
An architect. 16 years ago Igor started as a C++ developer, worked with Win, Linux, QNX in areas ranging from...

An architect. 16 years ago Igor started as a C++ developer, worked with Win, Linux, QNX in areas ranging from video processing to network card drivers with a full implementation of the TCP/IP stack. 9 years ago he switched to C# and started dealing with architecture as well. His special focus is on the challenges of apps interaction (mainly on WCF stack), performance problems, as well as the convenience of developers working on complex projects.

Anatoly Kulakov
Anatoly Kulakov Paladyne Systems
Anatoly was studying to become an information security specialist. He was earning money like a tough C++ developer on Linux....

Anatoly was studying to become an information security specialist. He was earning money like a tough C++ developer on Linux. After getting bored of coding, he felt the urge to create and switched to C#. He has been writing in .NET since its first versions. Currently Anatoly is designing and developing business applications, distributed and fault-tolerant systems. He spends his spare time with ES, CQRS and DDD.

Andrey Akinshin
MVP Reconnect member
Andrey Akinshin
Andrey's favorite topics are performance and micro-optimizations, and he is the maintainer of BenchmarkDotNet (a powerful .NET library for benchmarking...

Andrey's favorite topics are performance and micro-optimizations, and he is the maintainer of BenchmarkDotNet (a powerful .NET library for benchmarking supported by the .NET Foundation). Andrey is a frequent speaker at various events for developers, and he is the program director of the DotNext conference. Andrey is also a PhD in computer science, a Microsoft .NET MVP, a silver medalist of ACM ICPC. In his free time, he likes to study science (his primary research interests are mathematical biology and bifurcation theory). Previously, he worked as a postdoctoral research fellow in the Weizmann Institute of Science and as a research scientist in the Sobolev Institute of Mathematics SB RAS.

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Vagif Abilov
Vagif Abilov Miles
Vagif is a Russian/Norwegian developer working for a Norwegian company Miles. He has about three decades of programming experience, currently...

Vagif is a Russian/Norwegian developer working for a Norwegian company Miles. He has about three decades of programming experience, currently focusing on building systems in F# and C#. Vagif is a frequent speaker on software conferences, contributor to some open source projects and maintainer of Simple.OData.Client.

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Mikhail Shcherbakov
MVP Reconnect member
Mikhail Shcherbakov KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Mikhail is a PhD student and researcher at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, an independent developer and consultant, a participant...

Mikhail is a PhD student and researcher at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, an independent developer and consultant, a participant of Microsoft Bug Bounty Programs, co-organizer of DotNet.ru, and Microsoft MVP. His professional areas are Application Security, Web Security, Static and Dynamic Code Analysis, Information Flow Security.

Sasha Goldshtein
Sasha Goldshtein Google
Sasha Goldshtein is the CTO of Sela Group, Microsoft MVP and Regional Director, Pluralsight and O'Reilly author, and an international...

Sasha Goldshtein is the CTO of Sela Group, Microsoft MVP and Regional Director, Pluralsight and O'Reilly author, and an international consultant and trainer. Sasha is the author of "Introducing Windows 7 for Developers" (Microsoft Press, 2009) and "Pro .NET Performance" (Apress, 2012), a prolific blogger and open source contributor, and author of numerous training courses including .NET Debugging, .NET Performance, Android Application Development, and Modern C++. His consulting work revolves mainly around distributed architecture, production debugging and performance diagnostics, and mobile application development.

Elizaveta Golenok
Elizaveta Golenok MTS
Elizaveta is a leading developer at MTS Information Technologies. She has got experience in developing and designing systems both in...

Elizaveta is a leading developer at MTS Information Technologies. She has got experience in developing and designing systems both in C/C++ and C# ASP.NET, Mono (from navigation systems to enterprise solutions). She's into route planning and multi-agent systems, compilation, LLVM, Clang, low-level debugging of applications.

Alexey Merson
Alexey Merson Intermedia
Software developer, Architect, PhD. Implements Domain Driven Design and likes to share experience on that. Prefers a backend development, but...
Alexey Merson

Software developer, Architect, PhD. Implements Domain Driven Design and likes to share experience on that. Prefers a backend development, but isn't limited to. Likes good code and beautiful architecture. Looks towards functional programming.

Natalia Ershova
Natalia Ershova JUG Ru Group
...
Natalia Ershova

Maxim Arshinov
Maxim Arshinov HighTech Group
The co-founder of HighTech Group, teacher in KFU and blogger. Try to google "как писать тесты" ("how to write tests"...
Maxim Arshinov

The co-founder of HighTech Group, teacher in KFU and blogger. Try to google "как писать тесты" ("how to write tests" in Russian). The first result is his article.

Previously, before founding his own company, Maxim was employed as a Web Developer, Team Leader, CTO and Head of Quality Department in various companies from Kazan, Moscow, Saint Petersburg and Antwerp, Belgium.

He is sure that technology is not a "thing in itself", but tools. The tools must suit the problem being solved. The work of an engineer is to select the right tools and create new ones.

Partners

The conference includes not only talks, but also booths of our partner companies, where you can get acquainted with developers from leading IT companies, take part in quizzes and prize draws, and listen to lightning talks.

Gold partners

Information partners

If you want to become a partner of our conference, please contact us via email: partners@dotnext.ru.