Each year, the new .NET release is kicked off with an exciting exploration of .NET through .NET Conf. This notoriously engaging conference is a three-day event that is jam packed with deep dive sessions filled with exciting updates and deep dives into advanced content. As such, we created the pre-Conf Student Zone to provide learners and beginners with a approachable place to get started using .NET. The Student Zone includes beginner-level sessions for everyone – from students to professionals! Come build with us, ask questions, and walk away with some new projects to add to your portfolio.
Each track will be one hour with a ten minute break in between tracks.
Sneak Peak of the Sessions
Based on the excitement from last year’s session list, we decided to expand each session to a full hour of coding! Each of the tracks below will include a full hour where you will learn about the topic and dive into an exciting project.
Artificial Intelligencewith Semantic Kernel with Luis Quintanilla and Kinfey Lo
Back-end Web Developmentwith Minimal APIs with Aaron Powell
Front-end Web Developmentwith Blazor with Justin Yoo
Mobile Developmentwith .NET MAUI with Becky Buckler and Maddy Montaquila
Game Developmentwith C# with our Community Experts
How to Prepare
The .NET Student Zone is a beginner-friendly event, but we’ve gathered some content together to help you warm up for the day! Remember, all of the following is optional.
freeCodeCamp’s Foundational C# Certification– New to C#? No problem! Take this approachable, comprehensive certification from freeCodeCamp. The certification includes high quality training content from Microsoft Learn and is the perfect way to gear up for the Student Zone.
.NET Beginner Video Series– If you’re looking for a fun introduction to .NET development for mobile, web, and more, our .NET video series are a great place to start. Check out the bite-sized videos for an introduction to different .NET technologies and interactive tutorials.
Whether you’re an aspiring .NET developer, looking to sharpen your skills, or simply want to build some fun projects, the .NET Conf Student Zone awaits you! Check it out on November 13th and review the sessions after the event on the.NET YouTube.