Techorama 2017

This week Techorama took place in the great city of Antwerp. This conference has been going on for several years now but this is the first time that they did it in Antwerp. They had a totally new venue which is actually a movie theatre. Yes, you read right. They rented an entire movie theatre to host the conference.

I was lucky enough to get selected as a speaker for this conference and for me this was also a home game because I actually am born in Antwerp. I did a session about the Microsoft Cognitive Services and more specific about the Language Understanding Intelligence Service (LUIS.ai). The conference was well organized and the speakers but also the attendees where spoiled a lot during both days. We got ice-creams, waffles, BBQ, burgers and a whole lot more. It must have taken a lot of work for the organizers to setup such a great conference.

It was actually the first time that they had SharePoint and Office 364 speakers at the conference. Normally this is just a development conference but now they expanded it for IT pro’s and also included SharePoint and Office 365. They even had Scott Guthrie to present the keynote on day 1.