Focusing on hot topics: high load, .NET core, new stuff in the ecosystem and many more.

.NET Belarus User Group welcomes developers and technologists willing to extend their general .NET knowledge & get detailed insights into new things.


  • Dino Esposito
    Dino Esposito Developer’s Advocate @JetBrains

    Dino Esposito authored over 20 books and 1000 articles in a so far 25 years long career. It is commonly recognized that his books and articles helped the professional growth of thousands of .NET and ASP.NET developers and software architects worldwide.

    Dino started back in 1992 as a C developer and witnessed the debut of .NET, the rise and fall of Silverlight and the ups and downs of various architectural patterns. He ended up leading the team of five dreamers who actually deployed in 1995 a thing today we would call Flickr or even Instagram.

    He now looks ahead to Artificial Intelligence 2.0 and Blockchain and is the author of «The Sabbatical Break», a theatrical-style work to travel the uncontaminated spaces of imagination hyperlinking software, literature, science, sport, technology, art.

  • Elizaveta Golenok
    Elizaveta Golenok Senior Developer @Gotech Software

    Elizaveta started back in 2012 as a ASP.NET developer. She has got experience in developing of various systems on C/C ++: platformless INS, unmanned underwater vehicles.

    Since 2014 - the lead developer on one of .NET projects at Central Research Institute «Kurs».

    Since 2016 - a Senior Developer at «Gotech Software» company. She often worked on system optimization issues.

    Among her interests there are route planning and multi-agent systems, compilations, LLVM, low-level debugging of applications, P/Invoke and Mono.

  • Andrei Gordienkov
    Andrei Gordienkov Senior IT Architect @Volvo

    Andrei is an architect that still love coding. Passionated about AOP, infected by TDD and «automate all the things» - possibly because of the great laziness.

    He is also IT Trainer at Luxoft PTC with topics about architecture, patterns, refactorings and other dev things. Constantly challenge colleagues against the «Least astonishment principle» for API.

  • Nikhil Barthwal
    Nikhil Barthwal Senior Software Engineer

    Nikhil Barthwal is a Senior Software Engineer currently working in a Social Media company in California. In past, he has worked in (Acquired by Walmart), Oracle and Microsoft. He interests revolve around Microservices design & implementation. He is particularly fond of using Functional programming languages like F# for better productivity.

    Outside work, he speaks at local meetups as well as international conferences on several topics related to Distributed systems & Programming Languages. He has a Master’s in Distributed Systems and a Bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering.

  • Svetlana Bozhko
    Svetlana Bozhko Founder and Director

    Over the last 7 years, I've been involved in software development. I was working as a server-side software engineer (primary using JVM languages - Java, Scala) in such areas as banking, gaming, adtech, processing sensor data using AI and food delivery.

    Back in 2015, I did my Masters's in stream data processing and big data analysis at Belarusian State University of Informatics and Radioelectronics. When I was a student, I won a Grace Hopper scholarship by Google and had a chance to attend the largest conference for women in computing in the US.

    Over the last four years, I've been hosting a weekly tech podcast called Its audience is more than 4000 listeners per each episode so far. It appeared to become a constantly growing community of engineers worldwide. Recently, we started organizing meetups for our listeners. It's in Russian, so you can definitely have a listen!

    In 2016 I've been accepted to the best European tech startup accelerator - Entrepreneur First, where I was validating different deep tech startup ideas - that's how I got into the UK. I was a CTO and co-founder of my own AI-startup. As it happens quite often with many startups, it didn't work out very well, but I've learned a lot - lots of ups and downs!

    Based on my tech background, I've got a Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa - 1 out of 200 immigrants to be recognised as an ""Exceptional Talent in Digital Technology"" by the UK Government in 2016-2017.

    At this moment, I'm the Founder and Director of, a machine learning R&D company. Besides running my company in London, I mentor prospective candidates for the above-mentioned visa type as a Tech Nation Visa Ambassador of Tech City UK.

    I enjoy sharing my knowledge and experience with communities. For example, last summer I was a mentor at the second summer school on social entrepreneurship for Belarusian teenagers supported by the European Union. I regularly speak at meetups and conferences in Belarus, Russia, Ukraine, Vilnius, UK. This year, in January I was teaching a course on Machine Learning and Big Data Engineering with Cambridge Spark (in partnership with Cambridge University).

  • Nikita Tsukanov
    Nikita Tsukanov Co-founder @MandarinBank

    Developer and open-source enthusiast. Core team developer of AvaloniaUI. A member of MskDotNet organizing committee.

  • Dmitriy Sorkin
    Dmitriy Sorkin Software consultant @CodeValue

    Currently working as a software consultant in CodeValue, mainly focusing on designing highly flexible and reliable applications using .Net Core. Previously an independent full stack web developer for ten years focusing on MS backend services.

  • Ronald Harmsen
    Ronald Harmsen CEO @NForza

    I've been working in professional software development for almost 20 years. Roles I had are developer, requirements & design specialist, consultant, team lead, trainer, (team) coach and operational manager.

    Currently I'm combining all these roles as entrepreneur and CEO at NForza. A privately owned Dutch company providing consultancy & development services to our customers.

  • Sergey Babitsky
    Sergey Babitsky Solution Architect / Team Lead @ISsoft

    Started in 2008 as .NET developer, he has got experience in developing various products from scratch using fullstack of Microsoft .NET technologies. Since 2012 he is working in a field of payment solutions for healthcare and financial services (SaaS).

  • Dmitry Soshnikov
    Dmitry Soshnikov Academic Developer Evangelist @Microsoft

    Дмитрий работает в Microsoft более 10 лет. Как старший технологический евангелист он занимается популяризацией самых современных технологий Microsoft, а также их применением на практике для цифровой трансформации в различных компаниях и проектах. Лично провел несколько десятков хакатонов, частый спикер на профильных IT-конференциях.

    К.ф.-м.н., доцент, преподаёт искусственный интеллект и функциональное программирование в МФТИ, НИУ ВШЭ, МАИ. Автор ряда книг и онлайн-курсов. В свободное время приобщает детей к технологиям, занимается цифровой магией и проводит китайские чайные церемонии.

  • Gunnar Peipman
    Gunnar Peipman Developer @Peipman Consult

    Gunnar Peipman is experienced software developer and active .NET community member from Tallinn, Estonia. Gunnar has grown up with coding and has worked on different Microsoft platforms and technologies right from primary school. Having seen technologies coming, going and evolving Gunnar has deep understanding of Microsoft technologies.

  • Elias Fofanov
    Elias Fofanov CEO @EngineerSpock

    I'm thankful enough for that I love what I do.

    I began my career as a postgraduate student participating in Microsoft ImagineCup contest.

    I've been working with .NET platform since 2003. I've been professionally architecting and implementing software for nearly 10 years, primarily based on the .NET platform. I'm passionate about building rich and powerful applications using modern technologies. I'm a certified specialist in Windows Applications and Service Communication Applications by Microsoft. I'm one of the coordinators of the MskDotNet User Group in Moscow.

    ""If it's work, we try to do less. If it's art, we try to do more."" - Seth Godin.

    What I can say is that software is my art.

  • Manuel Riezebosch
    Manuel Riezebosch Lead Consultant @Xpirit Netherlands B.V.

    Git enthousiast, TDD zealot, agile mindset & craftsmanship. Current interest in micro services and event sourcing. 12+ years experience in software automation and building release pipelines.

Programme Committee

  • Roman Bugaev
    Roman Bugaev CTO @Flo by OWHealth

  • Ivan Antsipau
    Ivan Antsipau Software & DevOps hacker

  • Polina Ruban
    Polina Ruban Full Stack Developer @Oxagile

  • Egor Bogatov
    Egor Bogatov Developer @Microsoft (Xamarin)

  • Sergey Shchegrikovich
    Sergey Shchegrikovich Development Manager @Dotmailer

  • Anton Shunkov
    Anton Shunkov Partner Technology Strategist @Microsoft

  • Sergey Tihon
    Sergey Tihon Solution Architect @EPAM, Microsoft F# MVP

Workshop SOLD OUT!

March 2, 2018
10:00 – 17:00

Next-Gen Design of Software Applications Dino Esposito Dino Esposito

The era of CRUD and tiers is gone. While still applicable this vision of the software gets more obsolete every day. Software is pervasive and aims at taking 100% of our lives; no way we could afford planning and designing software the way we did it for at least the last two decades. What’s new then? Here’s a list of crucial keywords: events, micro-services, business processes, domain modeling. In this workshop we’ll explore events and the silent revolution events and commands are bringing in software. We’ll talk Event Sourcing, persistence, CQRS and frameworks and we’ll go through an exercise aimed at building a To-do application with a new event-based framework.

The workshop is about software design but targets the .NET stack. Participants, therefore, should be familiar with C# and .NET.


March 3, 2018


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  • Volvo

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