TelerikNEXT 2015 Recap

This past week, on May 3-5, Telerik held its first ever (sold out!) US event in Boston named TelerikNEXT. The event featured 47 sessions and 7 hands-on workshops and an epic party at the Boston Museum of Science featuring music and celebrity guests. Besides being a ton of fun, a lot was learned and even some important announcements were made. In case you missed it, here’s the recap.

Didn’t make it to TelerikNEXT? Catch TelerikNEXT Online on May 13th at 11am ET. It’s your chance to hear the announcements and see the demos you missed – and it’s entirely free! Register here.

Announcements & Keynotes

announcements

First, let’s cover just a few of the many big announcements that came throughout the event.

Those are just some of what was announced – you can read more of the highlights here.

keynotes

Besides the announcements, the keynotes were also a lot of fun, none more so than the closing keynote by special guest speaker, Grant Imahara. Grant spoke about his time at Industrial Light and Magic, working on Star Wars and wearing the C3PO suit as well as building robots for BattleBots and The MythBusters.

Venue

venue

Did you think Boston still had snow in May? Well, fortunately, I was able to finagle a deal for some generally perfect weather during the event. The hotel was directly on the water with a gorgeous view of downtown Boston. Rather than take a taxi or Uber, the easiest (and most fun) transportation into the city was via water taxis that departed from a dock directly behind the hotel.

Workshops

workshops

The preconference day was filled with workshops that included hands-on experience in things like NativeScript, mobile UX, Sitefinity and DevCraft. If you didn’t get a chance to attend these, some of the slides and materials are already posted here.

Sessions

With 47 sessions over two days, a wide variety of topics were covered. Many sessions looked at some of the new features of Telerik products like DevCraft, AppBuilder and Sitefinity, while others covered relevant topics for our developer audience such as Angular 2.0, React.js, IoT and testing. If you didn’t make it, you can catch some of these via TelerikNEXT Online or by viewing the slides that are available here.

What’s Next?

We haven’t yet announced a TelerikNEXT 2016, but if you missed this edition of the event, be sure to sign up for TelerikNEXT Online on May 13th at 11am ET and catch up on some of the best content from the event. We’ll also be sharing select sessions recorded at the event on this site over the coming weeks. Stay tuned.

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