We recently hit the road on our Modern Web Tour in Berlin, Zurich and Munich. Learn about the speakers, what we covered and help us choose where to go next time!
In late July, I packed my bags and made my way across the pond for The Modern Web Tour. This whirlwind trip had three stops in three days – Berlin, Zurich and Munich. In each city, some of the brightest minds in the modern web space – Christian Weyer, Laurent Bugnion, Jessica Engstrom, Jimmy Engstrom, Sam Basu, and Richard Campbell – entertained and educated attendees of the free events.
In Berlin, Christian detailed new ways to build real cross-platform, native-like web-based client applications together with lightweight Cloud architectures. He gave a practical introduction to the WebAssembly and Serverless computing in Azure.
In Zurich and Munich, Laurent gave a technical tour of the new Microsoft by detailing ASP.NET Core, Serverless, Linux on Azure, Web Assembly and more.
And if all that wasn’t enough, we closed out each day with a live recording of .NET Rocks! In Berlin, Richard interviewed Jessica Engstrom. In Zurich he chatted with Laurent Bugnion, and in Munich, he talked with Jimmy Engstrom. The audience not only got to hear the interviews live (recordings will hit the airwaves this month), but they got to see how the shows are made and be part of the studio audience.
As with any trip that finds you in three distinct cities in three days, we did our best to have some fun while not in the conference centers. We all flew together from Berlin to Zurich but opted for a more scenic route from Zurich to Munich. We couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful day as we piled into two cars and one motorcycle and drove from Switzerland to Germany. We made a stop in Liechtenstein for ice cream, coffee, and passport stamps, and then cut through Austria before speeding down the autobahn into Munich.
If you missed the events – either because you live nowhere near the three cities we visited or because the weather was absolutely gorgeous in Germany and Switzerland the week we were there and you went on an impromptu holiday – let us know where you would like us to bring the tour next time around. We’d love to meet as many of you in person as we can and share our thoughts and experience around the Modern Web.
Hope to see you on a future Modern Web Tour stop!
Sara Faatz leads the Telerik and Kendo UI developer relations team at Progress. She has spent the majority of her career in the developer space building community, producing events, creating marketing programs, and more. When she's not working, she likes diving with sharks, running, and watching hockey.
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