Microsoft Switzerland TechDays 2016 Keynote with Erich Gamma Announced

We are very happy to announce Erich Gamma as a Keynote Speaker for the TechDays 2016! Erich leads the team that builds Visual Studio Code out of Wollishofen, Switzerland. In his keynote, he will be sharing interesting insights into his work.

Visual Studio Code is a lightweight code editor with selected functions of a full IDE, optimized for developing web- and cloud-based solutions. It is in beta since November 2015. It is (and remains) free and runs on OS X, Linux and Windows. And Visual Studio Code is Open Source.

It fully supports web languages such as CSS, HTML, JavaScript, JSON, Less, Sass, TypeScript and C# including refactoring and Intellisense. In total it supports 36 languages with intelligent syntax highlighting.

Visual Studio Code supports Git Code Repositories which is useful for teams of developers.

If you are looking to get started using VS Code quickly, the Docs offer a great way in.


If you are interested in Microsoft’s Open Source strategy, the recorded panel discussion “Creating Products in the open” in which Erich Gamma also participates might be of interest to you. He has previously talked about Visual Studio Code at the Build 2015 conference: “Visual Studio Code: A Deep Dive on the Redefined Code Editor for OS X, Linux and Windows“.


TechDays 2016 offers a unique opportunity to see Erich speak and to meet him in person. The conference will take place on February 29 and March 1st at the Trafo congress center in Baden. It's this year's largest technology event by Microsoft in Switzerland and a place for IT pros and developers to get up to speed on the latest industry news and trends. And you can meet with peers and some of the best speakers and specialists from Microsoft and its partners. Day 1 starts with various keynote sessions while day 2 offers 4 tracks with 24 interesting breakout sessions. Sign up today!

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