Wisej@BASTA Fall 2020: German .NET Developer Conference in Hybrid Mode

Seriously? Running a developer event during COVID-19 times?
With people hardly traveling at all it sounded too good to be true.

BASTA is one of the leading developer conferences in Germany for the .NET community. As a sponsor for BASTA Fall in Mainz 2020, we were curious to see how a hybrid conference with online and onsite attendees works out.

It’s been a challenging year for all of us. Such an event in these difficult times is totally different to what we attended for many years. Just about 10% of the typical number of attendees was onsite and many more participants joined online watching talks and sessions in real-time. The Swapcard platform allowed raising questions through a chat system. All tracks were streamed live and recorded for later playback.

Wisej on Stage at BASTA in Mainz 2020

Our team contributed two sessions to the conference program:

We chatted with several remote participants that would have loved to come to Mainz. Watching the videos at home or in the office is just not like being at a conference, exhanging thoughts and ideas, and learning more about the newest hypes and discussions.

If you are interested to see our slides or watch the videos, please drop us a line and we share the recordings with you.

Despite all odds: It was great to be there and we look forward to seeing you all again next year! Many thanks to the BASTA team! They did a great job and presented a well-prepared concept so that we felt safe at all times.

Wisej Booth at BASTA Fall 2020 in Mainz, Germany  Beautiful Mainz at night at the Rhine river