Telerik and KendoUI going to BASTA 2018 Image

Earlier in February, we took part in the BASTA! Spring 2018 Conference for .NET and JavaScript development. In this blog post, I would like to share our impressions of the event and why we are putting it on our radar for next year.

As I wrote in my previous post, my colleagues and I recently travelled to Frankfurt for the BASTA! Spring 2018 Conference. This was our first time to Germany. And we absolutely loved it. We'll definitely be coming back! The developer community and environment was amazing. The sessions were great; covering topics relating to .NET and JavaScript development. Overall, the event was a fantastic experience and had lots of positive vibes.

Booth Talks, Product Demos, and New Faces

At our booth, we had the chance to meet and talk with local and international .NET and JavaScript developers and held individual product demos for our Kendo UI for Angular and Telerik UI for WPF products. We were very happy to meet some of our customers and hear the great feedback they had in store for us. It's lovely to hear firsthand what challenges they faced and how they tackled them. Additionally, there were quite a few new faces and introductions, who were fond to learn more about what we are doing. Thanks to everyone who dropped by our booth! It was great to meet you.

Memory Optimization in Xamarin.Forms

On the first day of the event, we delivered a session entitled, Caveats in Xamarin.Forms Memory Management. This was presented by Tsvyatko Konov, who has extensive experience with .NET and Xamarin development. During his presentation, he described the possible problems with memory optimization in Xamarin apps and how to solve them:

If you couldn't see it for yourself, don't worry, we've put all the slides online. You can check them out below:

We've also posted a video to our Facebook page covering the first part of the Tsvyatko's presentation.

Conference Swag

How can any developer conference go by without swag? Simply put, it can't! During the three days of the event, we were able to give away hundreds of t-shirts and laptop sleeves, branded with the famous Telerik Ninja and Kendoka. If you didn't get a chance to get one, please let us know in the comment section (below) and we'll try to work something out. 😀


As they say, a picture is worth a thousand words, so we'll let a few pictures do the rest of the talking about the great energy and community that we found at the conference.

Wrapping Up

We found the BASTA! Spring 2018 Conference a blast and we will sure be stopping by again. Thanks to all of you who came by and talked to us. It was a pleasure! We hope that you found these conversations useful. If you need to get in touch with us, please feel free to reach out on Twitter: @ProgressSW and @Telerik. We would like to further extend our thanks to the team behind organizing the event. It was amazing!

Looking for additional .NET content to dig into? Check out our latest whitepaper, The State of .NET in 2018. It's a comprehensive piece on the evolution of the .NET framework throughout the years and how the latest additions shape the industry in 2018.

About the Author

Dobrin Grancharov

Dobrin is a Product Marketing Manager for the Desktop UI suites at Progress. He is passionate about trends and innovations in desktop application development, UI and UX. In his leisure time, Dobrin enjoys doing gymnastics, skiing, playing guitar and traveling the world. You can follow him on Twitter or get in touch through LinkedIn.

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