.NET Conf 2023 – .NET 8, Uno Platform 5.0 and prizes to be won

Every year, the anticipation in our team grows as November approaches, and with it, the excitement of .NET Conf. This year is lining up to be another fantastic conference, filled with great speakers, sessions, and prizes. Most of all, we look forward to showing you our biggest and most anticipated release yet, Uno Platform 5.0.

Uno Platform 5.0: Elevate Your Cross-Platform .NET Development with .NET 8

Thursday, Nov 16th, 2023 – 5:00 pm EST

Imagine creating UI-rich, data-driven applications that run seamlessly wherever .NET sets its footprint. Whether you prefer XAML or C# Markup, Uno Platform 5.0 has you covered.

Join Francois Tanguay, CEO of Uno Platform, for a session all about the most significant advancements that come with Uno Platform 5.0 and .NET 8. He’ll explore the exciting realm of .NET MAUI Embedding, Model View Update eXtended (MVUX) reactive pattern, Figma integration, Hot Reload, and a whole lot more.

So, mark your calendars and don’t miss a first-hand look at how Uno Platform can boost your productivity in the dynamic .NET ecosystem.

.NET Conf 2023 – Decoder Challenge

One of the more exciting aspects of .NET Conf is the various challenges and activities that keep the community engaged. Similar to last year’s secret decoder challenge, the .NET team has planned something special for this year, and we are glad to be taking part in it.

For an early look into what you’ll be facing in this year’s .NET Conf decoder challenge, visit the Uno Gallery – a collection of ready-to-use Fluent, Material and Cupertino code snippets to help speed up your multi-platform development. We’ve hidden one of the letters you need for the decoder challenge behind one of the Uno Platform gallery controls. Find the letter to get one piece of this year’s .NET Conf decoder challenge.

To participate:

  1. Head over to https://gallery.platform.uno/
  2. Uncover the letter you need for the challenge 
    HINT: add an additional inner shadow using the Blue Uno Platform Logo Color (#FF229DFC) by clicking “+Shadow” on the ShadowContainer control.

Now, it’s time to proceed to the next clue offered by the other sponsors until you collect all the letters. Once you’ve gathered all the letters and successfully decoded the word or phrase, visit the secret decoder challenge at DotNetConf. Complete the form with your answers to be eligible to win one of the 9 fantastic prizes generously provided by other sponsors.

Additional Sessions

Now, let’s dive into what we have in store for you at .NET Conf 2023.

This year, we’re hosting two additional sessions that will take you on a journey to discover Uno Platform and how it can elevate your cross-platform .NET development powered by .NET 8. The possibilities are endless, and we can’t wait to share them with you.

About Uno Platform
For those new to Uno Platform, it allows for creating pixel-perfect, single-source C# and XAML apps that run natively on Windows, iOS, Android, macOS, Linux, and Web via WebAssembly. It offers Figma integration for design-development handoff and a set of extensions to bootstrap your projects. Uno Platform is free, open-source (Apache 2.0), and available on GitHub.

.NET Conf Challenge Prizes

Speaking of prizes, there are multiple reasons for you to get involved. As part of the grand prize for the decoder challenge, Uno Platform is contributing a $500 Amazon gift card. We’re also offering enticing rewards, such as a $250 Amazon Gift card as part of CodeParty prize, as well as another one for the .NET Conf SWAG bags.

Get Started with Uno Platform 5.0

Why wait for .NET Conf to explore Uno Platform 5.0? Dive right in and experience the fantastic new features for cross-platform .NET development, including C# Markup, Figma to C# Markup, Hot Reload, and MVUX.

To begin, simply update your packages to the latest Uno Platform 5.0 release using your Visual Studio NuGet package manager. Then, kickstart your project by following our Wizard guide or utilize our new workshops to embark on your Uno Platform journey.

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