Heroes .NET Community Launch (Windows 2008, Visual Studio 2008 and SQL Server 2008) – 10 April 2008

Bulgarian Association of Software Developers

jointly with

SofiaDev .NET User Group

kindly invites you to take part in a technical conference

Heroes .NET Community Launch (Windows 2008, Visual Studio 2008 and SQL Server 2008)

April, 10th (Thursday), 18:30h

“Elieff” Center for Education and Culture,

Studentski Grad, Sofia

General sponsor




The conference will run in two parallel sessions.

Web Development Session


ASP.NET MVC Framework – Anton Staykov


Coffee Break


ASP.NET 3.5 New Features – Svetlin Nakov


Silverlight 2.0 – Deyan Varchev


Beer Party

Server Side Development Session


Windows 2008 and IIS 7 for Developers – Georgi Baychev


Coffee Break


SQL Server 2008 for Developers – Vladimir Tchalkov


Workflow + Services: WWF & WCF – Branimir Giurov


Beer Party

ASP.NET MVC Framework

ASP.NET MVC Framework is the Microsoft’s entirely new concept for development of Web applications with the Model-View-Controller” paradigm and based on the ASP.NET. Some important advantages of the ASP.NET MVS are the concept of separating the business logic and the business model from the user interface and the presentation logic, the search engine friendly URL addresses and the build-in unit testing facilitation.

ASP.NET 3.5 New Features

This session will focus on the exiting recently introduced features and technologies in ASP.NET 3.5. Starting from ASP.NET and LINQ and LINQ-to-SQL integration and ASP.NET dynamic data, the speaker will go through the ASP.NET AJAX and the AJAX Control Toolkit and finally will present the new ASP.NET controls for Silverlight. You will see just few slides and all the rest will be a rich set of live demonstrations.

Silverlight 2.0

Microsoft Silverlight is a cross-browser, cross-platform, and cross-device plug-in for delivering the next generation of media experiences and rich interactive applications for the Web. In the latest version Silverlight hosts light version of CLR and runs .NET managed code. This lecture will introduce Microsoft Silverlight technology and will focus on the new features in the 2.0 version.

Windows 2008 and IIS 7 for Developers

IIS7 is the foundation of Microsoft’s Web platform, and offers many exciting new advancements in Web serving technology. This session will present the advantages of using Windows Server 2008 with IIS7: better security, FastCGI for improved PHP performance, improved error reporting for developers, FTP over SSL for encrypted file transfers, IIS7 modular architecture, remote administration of IIS7 for Web site administrators, etc. The audience will also learn about the end-to-end extensibility model in IIS7, which was used by the IIS product team to build all of the features in IIS7.

SQL Server 2008 for Developers

SQL Server 2008 introduces a significant amount of new or improved functionality, including new and enhanced data types, performance and security enhancements. In this talk we will discuss how you can easily take advantage of the new functionality available in SQL Server 2008 within your application development.

Workflow + Services: WWF & WCF

This session will focus on the build-in infrastructure in .NET Framework 3.5 for development and running of distributed applications with workflows base on Windows Workflow Foundation (WWF) and Windows Communication Foundation (WCF).

Anton Staykov

Anton Staykov is owner of “Staykov Net Ltd.” and a software engineer with rich experience in various Web development technologies and platforms (.NET, PHP and others). Visit his blog here: from: http://blogs.staykov.net/.

Svetlin Nakov

Svetlin Nakov is software engineer with more than 10 years of experience in the development of Java, .NET, Web and Win32 applications, software engineering consultant and trainer, author of 4 books and above 30 technical articles and presentations. He is one of the founders and currently chairman of the Bulgarian Association of Software Developers (BASD), director training and consulting activities in the National Academy for Software Development (NASD) and one of the founders of the Bulgarian Java User Group and author of open source projects. Visit his blog here: http://www.nakov.com/blog/.

Deyan Varchev

Deyan Varchev is experienced .NET developer and a speaker at various Microsoft events for developers. Currently he is co-owner of Avaxo Ltd. where handles complex .NET and Web projects. Visit his blog here: http://blog.varchev.net/.

Georgi Baychev

Georgi Baychev is Team Lead in Musala Soft with more than 8 years of experience and strong focus on the Microsoft technologies. He has lead the development of a number of projects in the .NET field, possesses strong architecture skills and special expertise in the Business Intelligence domain.

Vladimir Tchalkov

Vladimir Tchalkov is a founder and CEO of Crossroad Ltd, MVP and Microsoft Regional Director since 2004. Vladimir has 11 years of experience as a project manager, architect and developer. Vladimir has managed multiple projects for development of enterprise applications and e-Government solutions. His professional experience is focused on .NET development, Microsoft SQL Server and Microsoft BizTalk Server. Vladimir is frequently a speaker on many technical seminars and conferences – Microsoft Days 2002-2006 in Bulgaria, Sofia .NET user group, and many others. He was rated No. 1 by the audience of Microsoft Days 4 times.

Branimir Giurov

Branimir Giurov is very skillful Microsoft and .NET software engineer, with many years of experience as senior developer, trainer, consultant, team leader and development manager. He’s a C# MVP and a user group leader at SofiaDev.org. Branimir is freelance developer. Visit his blog here: http://blogs.sofiadev.org/blogs/branimir/.