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June 26, 2024

dotNET 2024 ends as a resounding success!

We have concluded dotNET 2024 and the results of this seventh edition have exceeded all previous expectations.

We close this wonderful day with a record number of attendees, all the rooms packed, and talks that have left no one indifferent.

We started the day with a brief presentation of the event by Unai Zorrilla, CTO of Plain Concepts, followed by the awaited Keynote given by Scott Hanselman.

The attendees were early risers and did not want to miss any of the event. From early in the morning the Teatro Goya was full of technology enthusiasts who wanted to join us in the largest edition of dotNET to date.

After a break to regain strength, it was the turn of Marc Duiker (Sr. Developer at Diagrid), Andoni Santamaría (Software Development Engineer at Plain Concepts), and Augusto Ruiz García (Technical Architecture Manager at Repsol). With them, we were able to learn more about Dapr, observability in .NET Core or agents, and generative AI.

At mid-morning it was time for Natalia Venditto (Principal Lead JavaScript e2e DX on Azure at Microsoft), Isabel Delgado García (Senior Technical Specialist Azure Data & AI at Microsoft), Moisés Marín Delgado (Cloud Solution Architect – Data & AI at Microsoft), and Omar Rodriguez (Technical Software Architect at Vueling) and Daniel Madrigal (Senior Consultant at Vueling). They were in charge of sharing case studies and their vision of Azure Developer CLI, responsible innovation, and the role of Azure AI or the optimization of .NET applications in the Vueling development framework.

To end the morning, Manuel Sánchez Rodríguez (Director of Azure App Modernisation at NTT Data), Carlos Mendible (Sr. Cloud Solution Architect at Microsoft), Manuel Rodrigo Cabello (Principal AI Research Engineer at Plain Concepts), and Alexandra Spalato (Developer Relation Engineer at Storyblok) focused on talking about the interaction with AI in the real world, teaching how to develop your own multimodal chatbot or reflecting on whether the relationship between AI and Front-End development is a creative ally or an occupational hazard.

It was time to rest and regain strength during the lunch break, leading to the afternoon session. The first to take the stages of the three tracks were David Rodríguez (CTO at Intelequia), Luis Fraile (DevOps and ALM consultant at Plain Concepts), Sergio Valverde García (Cloud Engineer at Plain Concepts), and Stefana Raileanu (Data Scientist and AI Customer Engineer at Intel). With them we could learn more about Web Application Frameworks in ASP:NET Core, repository management in GitHub, or how to develop AI applications with Intel tools and technology.

After the halfway point of the day and with the last talks on the agenda, Jesús Serrano (Principal Program Manager at Microsoft), Irene Ovejero Gimeno (Senior Data Scientist at Microsoft), and Diego Loira Sotelo (CTO at Luckia) showed interesting views on whether AI will kill creativity, whether we can use AI for anything or how observability helps to see beyond the code.

And then it was time to close the day with the closing keynote by Chema Alonso and his advice on how to maintain cybersecurity at a time marked by AI. Almudena Vivanco, Principal Performance Engineer, and Robert Bermejo, Domain Technical Lead at SCRM Lidl International Hub, focused their presentation on observability, performance, and other buzzwords. Finally, Jorge Perona (Cloud Architect at Plain Concepts) and Daniel Garrido (Cloud Engineer at Plain Concepts) focused on Azure Deployment Environments.

And with the end of the talks came the traditional raffle, where two lucky attendees won a Nintendo Switch and an Alexa Echo Show.

The final point was the afterwork, where the bravest who endured this marathon day could relax and have a drink with the rest of the attendees to share impressions, reconnect with colleagues and friends, and reflect on everything they had learned during the day.

We want to thank our sponsors NTT Data, Intel, SCR, and Intelequia for helping us to make the event happen, the amazing speakers who made this edition so special, and all the attendees (new and old) who trusted us for another year. See you at dotNET 2025!

And here is a video summary of some of the highlights of the day:

Elena Canorea
Elena Canorea
Communications Lead