.NET Today, tomorrow and beyond – panel discussion

Live + Rec

Panel discussion about .NET technology – we will talk about .NET’s current state, development and definitely about new .NET 5.0

Date and time:

19:00 4th May 2020


We invited experts who are confident in the topic – Daniel Costea – Netherlands software architect and MVP, Illia Lubenets – a technology enthusiast working as Software Architect at EPAM, MVP, Jon Galloway – Senior Program Manager at Microsoft focused on .NET and Web Development and Olga Gavrysh, Senior Program Manager at .NET team, Microsoft.

Topic will be discussed:

  • NET 5.0
  • Advantages and disadvantages of .NET on the market
  • .NET architecture, components, and domains of application: Web, Mobile, Desktop, IoT, Game development, ML, and definitely, Cloud

Daniel Costea

Senior Software Developer at EU Agency, Microsoft MVP - Developer Technologies

Trainer and Speaker
.NET Developer
Microsoft MVP Award on Developer Technologies
Technologies: .NET Core, C#, ASP.NET MVC, WebAPI, Clean Code, IoT, ML.NET

“I’m Daniel and I’m from Cluj (located in the middle of Transilvania, Romania), but temporary based in The Hague, Netherlands.

My appetite for SciFi directed me to IT in a natural way. I still remember how frightened I was to speak in public, but one day I have decided to challenge this fear, joining a public speaking club. After four years I decided to spend my spare time in other directions, but something was missing until I have realized the meteoric passion for different areas like physics, electronics and handcrafting can help me make a difference. It was pretty much the same time when I hit a plateau in my career evolvement until one day when I get feedback at my yearly evaluation at job suggesting I have to catch up with the latest tech changes. It was a cold shower but it was a turning point when I rediscovered the passion for learning and sharing the knowledge with peers as a trainer and speaker for the next years.

Let’s get back to present days, I’m working as a senior .NET developer for an EU Agency and I’m a consequent fan of C# since 2001. I have delivered 1200+ hrs of training on .NET web technologies for more than 700 students, in the last 5 years and I was a speaker on .NET technologies at 30+ IT conferences in Europe, and the USA in the last 3 years.

These are the things that got me awarded with MVP on Developer Technologies and the facts which got me in front of you today.”

Illia Lubenets

Solution Architect – EPAM Systems

Illia Lubenets is a Solution Architect at EPAM. Microsoft Azure MVP. Co-founder of .NET Core Ukrainian User Group. He is interested in distributed systems development, mainly based on Microsoft Azure. Active meetup and conference organizer and speaker
“I am Solution Architect in EPAM. My responsibility is to build a solution that solves customer problems in a timely manner.
About my experience:

  • more than 5 years working with Azure and .NET
  • .NET Core early adopter starting from Alpha versions
  • Microsoft Azure MVP since 2019. Conference speaker and organizer. Sometimes write some staff in Twitter and Telegram.

Jon Galloway

.NET Program Manager at Microsoft

Jon works at Microsoft as a .NET Program Manager, focusing on Mac. He’s co-author of Wrox Professional ASP.NET MVC, writes samples and tutorials like the MVC Music Store and is a frequent speaker at conferences and international Web Camps events.

Jon’s been doing professional web development since the late 1990’s, including high scale applications in financial, entertainment and healthcare analytics. He’s part of the Herding Code podcast, Twitters as @jongalloway and blogs at https://weblogs.asp.net/jongalloway.

He likes to travel, but spends most of his time in San Diego with his amazingly patient wife Rachel, three wonderful daughters, a dozen avocado trees and the occasional rattlesnake.

Olia Gavrysh

Program Manager at Microsoft

Olia Gavrysh is a Program Manager at Microsoft. Currently she is focusing on .NET desktop platforms such as WPF and WinForms and future versions of .NET. Before, she was the PM for .NET machine learning framework called ML.NET. Her background is in applied mathematics, artificial intelligence and computer science.
Olia was born in Ukraine and started her career as a .NET developer. Now she lives and works in Washington state, USA.

In the last few years she became a public speaker for .NET technologies and an author of blog posts, articles and a book about .NET desktop.


Anton Boyko

15+ years of experience with Microsoft technologies (development, devops, architecture)

  • Microsoft Certified Professional since 2011
  • Microsoft Azure Most Valuable Professional Since 2014
  • Former Microsoft employee
  • Ukrainian Microsoft Azure Community founder

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