About The Conference

.NET Conf 2020 is a free virtual developer conference co-organized by the Bangalore DotNet UG (BDotNet), XHackers UG community and Microsoft. Come and Join us to learn about the latest and greatest of Microsoft Technologies directly from Microsoft folks, Microsoft MVPs, Industry experts, and Community rockstars.

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  • 09:45 AM IST

    Welcome/Event Briefing

  • Nish

    10:00 AM - 10:45 AM IST

    Keynote - Welcome to .NET 5

    By Nish Anil
    Join Nish Anil, Sr. Program Manager at Microsoft, as he shows off the latest and greatest for .NET developers. This includes great enhancements to the core platforms, and awesome new tooling to be more productive than ever.
  • Swami

    10:45 AM - 11:30 AM IST

    What's new with Blazor ?

    By Swaminathan Vetri
    Wondering what’s in store for Blazor in .NET 5? Wonder no more! This talk features the latest and greatest features to arrive in Blazor as part of .NET 5. From improved APIs for working with the browser to CSS isolation to a variety of performance improvements, you’ll leave this presentation with rundown of everything you’ll be able to do in the latest version of Blazor.
  • Break

    11:30 AM - 11:45 AM IST


  • Nivedha

    11:45 AM - 12:15 PM IST

    Entity Framework Core 5.0 - The Next Generation For Data Access

    By Nivedha Lakshmanan
    Using C#, .NET classes and LINQ to interact with databases like Sqlite, Azure SQL Server and even Cosmos db from .NET 5 apps with Entity Framework Core 5.0. See the latest features in action like many-to-many, table-per-type
  • Swamy

    12:15 PM - 01:00 PM IST

    High Performance services using gRPC

    By Viswanatha Swamy
    gRPC is a high-performance RPC framework used by developers around the world to build fast apps. In this talk, you will learn about building gRPC using the reusable components, testing gRPC Service, adding gRPC Web capability into an existing gRPC Service with a demonstration of creating Blazor WASM, retrieving content from Web API, and gRPC Web and showcasing the Content Length and Time between API and gRPC Web.
  • Igor

    01:00 PM - 01:45 PM IST

    The Why and How of C# 9.0

    By Igor Rončević
    In this talk, we start with Why. After explaining the motivation behind individual C# 9.0 features, we demonstrate the How through live-refactoring of an existing C# 8.0 Blazor application to C# 9.0. By the time the talk and the refactoring end, you will: - understand the motivation behind the biggest C# 9.0 features like records and enhanced pattern matching. - learn which tools and techniques can help you efficiently refactor your existing code to C# 9.0. - understand how to safely use C# 9.0 on older, officially not supported, .NET frameworks and runtimes. - discover some smaller, less discussed, but very useful C# 9.0 features. Last but not least, we will have fun together, going through some C# memes and weird challenges that C# 9.0 made possible, like writing non-trivial programs without using any curly braces :-) ;-)
  • Gerald

    01:45 PM - 02.30 PM IST

    Xamarin.Forms 5: Beautiful and Fast Apps with Less Code

    By Gerald Versluis
    Xamarin.Forms 5 is jam-packed with new features to make it easier than ever to develop fast, beautiful, cross-platform apps. Come see what new features are in Xamarin.Forms 5, and learn more about how our Xamarin Community Toolkit is getting more features than ever into your hands!
  • Fatima

    02:30 PM - 03:15 PM IST

    Accelerate .NET to Azure with GitHub Actions

    By Fatima Mookthiar
    You want to use Github actions to setup your .Net App for CI/CD but don't know where to begin? We will take a look at how you could deploy Apps to Azure resources with GitHub Actions. And finally, we will also take a look at some other useful use cases for automating workflows like publishing packages and posting data to other services.
  • Wrap Up

    03:15 PM - 03:30 PM IST

    AMA with Speakers

  • Wrap Up

    03:30 PM - 03:45 PM IST

    Raffle/Wrap up/Give aways

    Swaminathan Vetri

Our Speakers


Nish Anil

Sr. Program Manager @ Microsoft (.NET Team)


Swaminathan Vetri

Architect @ Maersk, Microsoft MVP


Fatima Mookthiar

Cloud Architect @ Maersk


Nivedha Lakshmanan

Software Engineer @ Onemind India | MCT

Viswanatha Swamy

Viswanatha Swamy

Associate Architect @ AIS


Igor Rončević

System Architect @ AVL and Consultant @ Guide.New


Gerald Versluis

Software Engineer @ Microsoft (Codespaces)

Our Organizers


Swaminathan Vetri

Technical Architect, Maersk
Microsoft MVP


Durgesh Khandal

Solution Architect, Kimberly-Clark
.NET Foundation Member


Code of Conduct


Our User Groups (BDotNet and XHackers) are dedicated to providing a respectful, harassment-free community for everyone. We do not tolerate harassment or bullying of any community member in any form. To clarify expected behaviour in our communities we have adopted the Contributor Covenant, Code of Conduct version 2.0, available at https://www.contributor-covenant.org/version/2/0/code_of_conduct.html. While attending the event, you must follow this Code of Conduct. If you have any questions or feedback, please contact one of the organizers.

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