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DNN Connect 2016 early bird registration now available

DNN Connect 2016 has just opened its doors. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard of last year’s DNN conference held in the South of France: DNN Connect 2015. We hope to repeat this success in Girona, Spain (just North of Barcelona) with DNN Connect 2016. This event will bring together DNN’ers from all over the planet in a rural, relaxed atmosphere to talk DNN. We feel there is no better way to network then over a good meal, with a fine wine surrounded by like-minded spirits. The top minds of DNN will be there to talk to you about the latest in DNN and ASP.NET. But we also encourage people to speak about how they’re running their business, how they leverage DNN to maximize their benefits. The opportunity we present is to bring all of you together and give you ample time to socialize.

To MVC or not to MVC

As most of us are enjoying a summer break (I’m addressing the European crowd of course) we have the opportunity to rethink our work from the helicopter view of our deck chair sipping a well deserved Mojito. And many of us will undoubtedly at one point or other ponder on the future of .net, DNN and our ecosystem. We even devoted a whole conference to it this year. And it’s all still very much “work in progress” when you examine what is happening at Microsoft and DNN Corp. So are we really screwed or not? Is it five past twelve? Did we miss the bus? Should we have listened to our nephew telling us to get with the mainstream and go LAMP? Here are some random thoughts on the ongoing debate and single page applications (SPA) as modules.

DNN Connect 2015 – it’s a wrap

I'm staring at my monitor with empty editor window open trying to come up with words to describe what has just happened. 3 days of being caught in some kind of whirlwind. Smiles and hugs, presentations, discussions, eating and drinking. And more discussions. And more drinking. And more discussions. And lots of laughing. And then it all slowly evaporates and we each make our way home. How to write down something that remotely approaches the experiences of those 3 days? Here's an attempt.

Poster Sessions

There is some confusion about the poster sessions we will have at DNN Connect 2015. I’ll try to elaborate on what we had in mind for this part of the conference. The idea was borne out of the fact that we wanted to cut back on the “product presentation” sessions we normally have in the conference. Many of you have great projects you are working on and traditionally our conference has been a vehicle to present those projects to your peers. But this year there is a lot to talk about regarding the technological changes at Microsoft and around DNN. So we’re going to experiment with a different format.

DNN Connect 2015 Program

We are thrilled to announce the program for DNN Connect 2015. This year we have taken a more active approach to content and have attempted to drive it with focus on two main themes: DNN 8 and neXt/asp.net vNext and mobile. There is a lot of noise around the changes that are happening at asp.net and DNN. Basically asp.net is being rewritten from the ground up and we can expect that some features that DNN uses will no longer be available to us. In part these changes are informed by “the mobile era” that we can ill afford to ignore. To make sense of all this we are very excited that Microsoft have agreed to send a speaker from their own asp.net team and we will welcome Eilon Lipton in our midst for this event. Together with DNN’s chief architect Charles Nurse you will have access to the very people that are shaping these changes.

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