It’s a great day for the Web.NET Conference today. Today we are announcing the date of the conference, launching the new site and graphics, announcing correlated events, our sponsors and launching the call for presentations.

The date

The date for the event has been fixed: it will be Saturday 20 October 2012. It will be in Milano, at Avanade Italy offices near Milano Central Railway Station. Start blocking your agenda and making your travel arrangements.

Registration will one at the beginning of September

Call for presentations

Also today we opened the call for presentation: so go ahead, and send us something you want to talk about. I recommend you read the description on the site to see the topics we are going to treat at the conference, but in a few words they have to be about: JavaScript/HTML5 frameworks, server-side lightweight frameworks and servers (both .NET and non-.NET), API/Rest, Cloud and .NET CMS.

The call will stay open till the 5 August, and after that will start a public voting to let everyone vote for the sessions.

New Site Launched

Thanks to GreenBubble, our first official sponsor and award winning Web Agency from Italy, we are launching our new web site and visual identity. The site is built with ASP.NET MVC 4, RavenDb and HTML5.


In the future we’ll move it to a cloud hosting, probably Azure or AppHarbour.

The events of the conference

The Web.NET conference is not just about the conference itself, but there will some events around.

  • Saturday 20 October, 10 to 18, there will be main conference: 19 sessions and 4-5 tracks
  • After the conference, from 19 to midnight, there will be a Hackathon, where you could sit together with like-minded developers and built something cool using the technologies shown during the day
  • Monday 22 October, a full day of training on RavenDb directly held by Ayende himself, still in the Avanade offices of Milano. This is a paid event organized directly by Oren, but if you attend the Web.NET conference you’ll receive a coupon code that gives you a 30% discount on the price of the training


Before closing a word on the sponsors, without which the conference will not be possible:

  • Avanade Italy is giving us the venue, for the 3 events, and offering the coffee break
  • GreenBubble that has designed our awesome new site and will take care of all the visual identity
  • will sponsor the conference t-shirt and help us in the promotion of the event
  • GitHub will buy beer, from Birrificio di Lambrate, for all of us
  • RavenDb offered us a free license of the server and will come and give a talk and is giving the discount for the attendees
  • Umbraco is a great friend of us, and will come give a talk and will have some prize for everyone

If you want to participate as sponsor, please drop me a message and we can inform you of the possible options available.

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