The Modern Web Tour 
ASP.NET Core, Blazor and More

Live. In Europe.

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There's no better time to be a web developer.

Join Progress Telerik, Microsoft, and .NET Rocks!'s very own Richard Campbell for a free event designed to entertain and educate you about the path ahead for the modern web developer.

To understand the present and the future, you need to understand the past and Richard Campbell is just the storyteller to do that. He'll kick off the event with a history of the web, and then Sam Basu will walk you through Progress Telerik .NET and Kendo UI JavaScript tooling. Laurent Bugnion from Microsoft and Microsoft Regional Director Christian Weyer will talk about ASP.NET Core & Azure—and maybe even give you a sneak peek at Blazor, Ooui and Uno. We'll end with a live .NET Rocks! show with a different special guest in each city.

Lunch will be served. Knowledge will be imparted. Surprises will most definitely occur. 

It's all free. And in person. But seating is limited so register today.

Schedule At-a-Glance

10:00 a.m. – 10:05 a.m.

Welcome and Introductions

10:05 a.m. – 11:05 a.m.

How We Got Here - The History of Web Development

11:05 a.m. – 12:05 p.m.

Modern Web Development with ASP.NET Core, Serverless, Linux on Azure, Web Assembly (Zurich & Munich - Bugnion)

Modern Applications: The WebAssembly & Serverless Revolutions - In Action (Berlin - Weyer)

12:05 p.m. – 12:15 p.m.


12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.

Lunch & Modern Web Development with Polished UI

1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

.NET Rocks! Live!


How We Got Here - The History of Web Development

The Internet existed before the Web, but the Web redefined the Internet - what started out as a protocol for helping scientists share documents and references has turned into one of the most important forces in the 21st century. But how did we get here? Join Richard Campbell as he tells the story of the World Wide Web and the web development tools and techniques that made it all possible. From the early versions of HTML where you laid out web pages with tables (GeoCities anyone?) and simple scripting languages to CSS, JavaScript and HTML 5, leading to Single Page Applications, Progressive Web Apps and Web Assembly! We've come a long way, and the story is continuing!

Modern Web Development with ASP.NET Core, Serverless, Linux on Azure, Web Assembly (Zurich & Munich - Bugnion)

Web development has come a long way since the early days of Active Server Pages. These days, using Visual Studio on Windows, MacOS or Linux, you can develop an ASP.NET application in C#, test it on Windows, run it in production on Linux, and all of this without a single change in the code. Azure runs Windows and Linux web server, you can create web APIs without having to worry about the infrastructure with serverless Azure Functions, and you can even use .NET code in the web client with Web assembly. In this presentation, we will show you that it’s not your grandfather’s Microsoft anymore and take you on a tour of these new exciting web development trends.

Modern Applications: The WebAssembly & Serverless Revolutions - In Action (Berlin - Weyer)

The landscape for modern software development is changing. There are new ways ahead to build real cross-platform, native-like web-based client applications together with lightweight Cloud architectures. In this session, Christian Weyer will look at these options and gives you a practical introduction to the techniques and technologies that may shape your application's future. Come and feel the potential of WebAssembly and Serverless computing in Azure - in action!

Modern Web Development with Polished UI

.NET developers have always had rich tooling to build web apps. But as the success of the modern web impacts the ASP.NET technology stack, maybe it is time to revisit our options – WebForms, MVC, Razor, .NET Core – paired with JS. And Progress has been enabling web development on ASP.NET for 15 years now – Traditional, SPA, Mobile Web or PWA – we have you covered with polished performant UI. Let’s take a look at what Telerik and Kendo UI can do for your modern web apps, with hints at what’s possible in future with WebAssembly.

 .NET Rocks! Live!

.NET Rocks was the first and is the longest standing .NET podcast in existence. Running for more than 16 years, .NET Rocks! has become the defacto source for .NET information. In this last hour, we will record .NET Rocks! live from our event with a different special guest in each city.



Sam Basu

Sam Basu is a technologist, author, speaker, Microsoft MVP, gadget-lover and Progress Developer Advocate for Progress Telerik products. With a long developer background, he now spends much of his time advocating modern web/mobile/cloud development platforms on Microsoft/Telerik technology stacks. His spare times call for travel, fast cars, cricket and culinary adventures with the family.

Laurent B&W

Laurent Bugnion

Laurent works as Senior Cloud Developer Advocate for Microsoft after almost 10 years spent working for IdentityMine and Valorem, two leading firms in Microsoft technologies. He is one of the foremost experts for XAML and C# based development. He codes in Windows, WPF, Xamarin (iOS and Android), Unity, ASP.NET. On his free time, Laurent writes for technical publications such as MSDN Magazine, and his blog is on He is a frequent speaker at conferences such as Microsoft MIX, Build, TechEd, VSLive, TechDays and many other international events.

Prior to joining Microsoft, Laurent was a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional for Windows development from 2007 to 2017, a Microsoft Regional Director from 2013 and a Xamarin Most Valuable Professional from 2015. He is also the author of the well-known open source framework MVVM Light for Windows, WPF, Xamarin, and of the popular Pluralsight reference course about MVVM Light.

RichardCampbell B&W

Richard Campbell

Richard Campbell wrote his first line of code in 1977. His career has spanned the computing industry both on the hardware and software sides, development and operations. He was a co-founder of Strangeloop Networks, acquired by Radware in 2013 and was on the board of directors of Telerik which was acquired by Progress Software in 2014. Today he is a consultant and advisor to a number of successful technology firms and is the founder and chairman of Humanitarian Toolbox (, a public charity that builds open source software for disaster relief. Richard is also the host of two podcasts: .NET Rocks! ( which publishes two shows a week to .NET developers and RunAs Radio ( which is a weekly show for IT Professionals.

Christian Weyer

Christian Weyer

Christian Weyer is founder and CTO of Thinktecture AG. As a Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional), Google GDE (Developer Expert) and independent Microsoft Regional Director for Germany, he is an engaged and passionated speaker on several software conferences and events all over the world. His heart has always been with cross-platform solutions and distributed end-to-end architectures - with his head in the Cloud since 2008.

JessicaEngstrom B&W

Jessica Engström

Being a geek shows in all parts of her life, whether it be organizing hackathons, running a user group and a podcast with her husband, game nights (retro or VR/MR) with friends, just catching the latest superhero movie or speaking internationally at conferences. Her favorite topics are UX/UI, Mixed reality and other futuristic tech. She's a Windows Development MVP. Together with her husband she runs a company called "Azm dev" which is focused on HoloLens, Windows development, UX and teaching the same. .

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Berlin, Germany

10:00 a.m till 2:15 p.m.
Tuesday, 24 July

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Zurich, Switzerland

10:00 a.m till 2:15 p.m.
Wednesday, 25 July

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Munich, Germany

10:00 a.m till 2:15 p.m.
Thursday, 26 July

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