On the 23rd and 24th of May about 1700 people gathered at Kinepolis Antwerpen for a two-day conference called Techorama. With over a 100 highly acclaimed speakers each presenting at least a single one-hour session. With topics ranging from Azure Active Directory implementations to adding your own c# language features using Rolsyn. Even the infamous Blockchain reared its hipster head in a couple of sessions.

A session given by Tess Ferrandez from Microsoft Sweden titled “A Developers Guide to Machine Learning” was extremely interesting. In it she laid out the various algorithms that form the basis of Machine Learning today in an entertaining and understandable fashion. Most of those algos even date back to the fifties! Another session by Microsoft employee Derek Martin provided a deep dive into how to leverage the blockchain in business. The most interesting part of which was his explanation on why blockchain was not the optimal or even usable solution in several cases.

In case you’re wondering, attending sessions in a movie theater is an awesome experience! The screen is absolutely big enough for everyone to read even the smallest detail. And you can be sure the seating scored very high in comfortability!

This edition also marked the 5-year anniversary of Techorama, the organizers went all out, making sure a wide selection of complimentary beverages and food was available at all time, after the last session on the second day there was a lively party with a live band.

In case this has peaked your interest,

  • Techorama 2019 will be back in Antwerp: May 27-29 2019
  • Techorama is also an event in the Netherlands: October 1-2-3 2018 in CineMec, Ede

Here is a short video of the event and you’ll find a lot pictures here.

Johan Peeters

Johan Peeters

Geo-ICT Consultant

Johan is a talented developer working on the Marlin core. Outside the office he can be found on various airports, taking thousands of pictures to bring realistic and accurate 3D renditions which will assist student pilots in their training. His specialties range from Silverlight, WPF, VB.net, UI Design, C#, WinRT, XAML, ArcGISRuntime and more.