MVP-run tech conference in the Poconos, TechBash


Microsoft has a great community of MVPs, or Most Valuable Professionals, whom we acknowledge annually for their commitment to their community and helping others. Recently, a group of MVPs gathered to plan TechBash, a technical conference in the Poconos at Kalahari Resorts, about 2 hours north of Philadelphia, and 2 hours west of New York.

  • Travel Time: 2 hrs. from Philly or NYC.
  • Size: Expect 400 registered attendees, plus speakers, sponsors and staff.
  • Target Attendee: Developers
  • Primary topics: ASP.Net/.Net Core, Client-Side Dev, Cloud/Azure, DevOps, Visual Studio
  • Speakers: 35+ (including 9 Microsoft Employees, 11 MVPs)
  • Sessions: 70+ (many Microsoft Staff and MVPs doing multiple sessions)
  • Our leadership team includes another 3 MVPs

I was there with my family earlier in the year, and we had a blast. It’s a large resort with an indoor water park, some restaurants, and an arcade. The perfect trip to bring the family on.

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September 28-30, 2016 · Kalahari Resorts, Pocono Manor, Pennsylvania

Why attend?

Wondering why you should attend TechBash? There are lots of reasons. For starters, we’ve got great presentations for you by a variety of awesome speakers, including keynotes from Pete Brown and Glenn Block. Our venue, the Kalahari Resort is really cool. It is a brand new Resort, Conference Center, and 100,000 sq ft indoor waterpark! Location?

There are 70+ sessions with a large selection of speakers, not only from the community, but also many Microsoft employees.

We want to inspire our attendees to build great things. At TechBash, we are building an environment that is designed for attendees to get the most out of the event. In the many sessions at TechBash you will learn all sorts of new things. But we know that a lot of great things happen outside of the talks as well. That is why we will have a great attendee lounge that will have plenty of space for you to hang out and talk with old friends and new. It will provide a great place for speakers and attendees to have follow up talks after sessions. There will be snacks and coffee. And it will also include our Hack Lab and our vendors as well.

Hack Lab

The Hack Lab is a space for our attendees, speakers and sponsors to collaborate, brain storm, hack and even demo the results! For 2016, there will be no kid coding sessions, but the Kalahari waterpark and arcade are fun for the entire family.



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