Gill Cleeren

Entrepreneurship / Innovation

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Bio

Hi, I'm Gill. I am a Microsoft Regional Director, Xamarin and mobile consultant and Microsoft senior architect. I speak at many international conferences such as VSLive, NDC, TechDays and many more. I'm also a Pluralsight author. I'm the founder of Techorama, Belgium's largest Microsoft conference. Currently, I live in Tienen, Belgium.

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Talk to me about: Mobile Development, Xamarin, Software Development and DevOps, HTML5, iOS and Android development, .NET, ASP.NET, ASP.NET Core and C# of course!

Spotlight

In 2013 Microsoft Belgium decided to stop organizing their yearly – and very successful – TechDays conference. This conference attracted about 2000 developers and IT Pros. Microsoft technologists in Belgium were left with few alternatives to learn and collaborate, with no conferences that could muscle the demand for knowledge sharing.

With my position as a Regional Director in Belgium, the local Microsoft team asked me engage the local community to see they could take over the conference. I had been running a smaller community-driven conference for many years, but felt that I could do more on a larger scale. Together with 2 MVPs, we started Techorama, a developer conference with an international audience. The conference was an instant success, with a notable speaker line-up in the very first year, which included several RDs.

In 2016 the conference reached 1000 developers. For 2017, the Techorama team is widening its scope to cover the entire spectrum of the Microsoft landscape, including developer, IT Pro & SharePoint content. With 100 speakers and 150 sessions, Techorama 2017 is now reaching a capacity of 1500 Microsoft enthusiasts. Techorama offers the national and international audience a conference where they can learn what’s new and hot in the Microsoft space, connect with peers and meet a group of fantastic speakers from all over the world.