Chris Sharp
Dec 13, 2016
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Why you need to attend Episerver Ascend 2017

Episerver Ascend 2017 is quickly approaching, and as we get closer to the event in February, the event program gets better and better. In 2015, we had an amazing conference at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas with over 600 attendees and some great sessions. So far, the 2017 program has been greatly expanded, with over 70 sessions throughout 6 concurrent persona-based tracks, hands-on labs catered to your experience level, and keynote speakers you do not want to miss!

Keynote Speaker
For the technical crowd, one of the most exciting parts of Ascend will be our keynote speaker, Microsoft’s Scott Hanselman.  If you don’t know who Scott is, he’s a Principal Program Manager at Microsoft who has been blogging at hanselman.com for over a decade. He works in Open Source on ASP.NET and the Azure Cloud for Microsoft, and is an influential individual in the Microsoft technical community.

If you’ve ever seen Scott present a keynote before, you know it will be upbeat and “edutaining”. At Ascend 2017, Scott will present a keynote titled “JavaScript, The Cloud, and the Rise of the New Virtual Machine”, where we will explore the relationship between the cloud and the browser, translating from many languages to one, how it all fits together and what might come next. I saw him speak a few years ago at another conference and his keynote was amazing!

Agenda
The agenda for Ascend 2017 has been expanded from 2015, and now consists of 6 concurrent session tracks. There are two dedicated tracks for the technical leader and developer, both tracks consisting of presentations and hands-on labs. These sessions will allow you to learn more about the Episerver features and dive deeper into the Episerver platform.

If you find that your role lies both in technical and non-technical, you can mix and match your sessions, or focus on your topic of choice. Better yet, bring your colleagues to divide and conquer the sessions.

Code Bash
New to Ascend 2017 is Code Bash, sponsored by Microsoft. During Code Bash, you can work with a small team, racing to solve a task in the most clever, interesting, and visually-appealing way using the Episerver platform. When the race time is over, each team presents their solution to the audience, who will vote for their favorite to determine the winner.

You do not need to be an Episerver developer to participate! Everyone can contribute to a team’s success. Code Bash will be a fun way to connect and work with other Episerver enthusiasts.

Don’t miss your opportunity to attend Episerver Ascend 2017 in Las Vegas. Registration prices will increase after December 16th and January 31st. Register today to ensure you get the most value out of your experience.

Dec 13, 2016

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