//BUILD/ 2015 Event Recap

Dara Monasch / Thursday, May 21, 2015

One of the greatest parts of my job here at Infragistics is being able to organize and attend our events, and one of my favorites is always //BUILD/. This year’s event was again in the Moscone West Conference and Convention Center in San Francisco, CA, and it was held April 28-May 1st. Infragistics' 2015 Booth was #313, so we were again adjacent to the keynote room on the 3rd floor of the Moscone. Our event team this year was Alan Halama, Jason Beres, Brian Lagunas, Ken Azuma, and myself. A pretty all-star team in my personal opinion!

The //BUILD/ event was a huge success, beginning with the debut of Infragistics' Control Freak shirt giveaways. A lot of the team’s time was spent demonstrating a great cross-section of our tools, but by far the most popular demo was our new Xamarin.Forms controls. Due to Microsoft’s announcements, we also fielded a lot of questions about Windows Universal App and how that will impact our entire industry.


In addition to the standard conference, this year at //BUILD/ and in conjunction with the Microsoft MVP Program, Infragistics hosted a Microsoft MVP, invitation only, networking and happy hour. This was on the first evening of the conference at an off-site venue, the “Thirsty Bear” brewery. There were tons of MVPs there who all had a chance to pick up some of our custom party SWAG!

Additionally, as Infragistics is a member of the Visual Sudio Industry Partner Program (VSIP), we were encouraged to attend an invitation-only event of our own, and the event team went to the VSIP-only Mixology event on the second night of the show, where we got to talk to other partners and increase our ecosystem presence.

Finally, there were two additional highlights that I would like to mention. One is that MSDN magazine was able to interview the team in person, which was a great experience. ADDITIONALLY Brian was interviewed on-site at //BUILD/ by Channel9. That interview is live now, and you can check it out here.

Overall and as always, Build 2015 was a successful event for Infragistics as we got to stomp the ground out there with all of you! The team had a great time, and of course I did personally as well! Can't wait for the next one!!