NopCommerce Days is an annual conference of nopCommerce arranged by the nopCommerce team with a goal of connecting global e-commerce experts. It also offers an opportunity to the participant to learn, explore and network.
The nopCommerce conference attracts key eCommerce business owners, project managers, and developers. It is a chance to catch up with the latest eCommerce technologies and trends, meet the right people to talk to and evolve your business!
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It’s always good to be at nopCommerce Days conference. This one was the fourth conference. Out of four nopCommerce Days conferences held till now I have attended three. The first one was in Amsterdam in the year 2016, and the second one I attended was in New York in the year 2017, and the third was this one in Las Vegas.
Last year there were about 180 participants, and this year it was nearly 300! There were two separate tracks and a dedicated room for exhibitors and networking. The atmosphere was electrified by the energy of all participants.
For me NopCommerce Days 2018 was a great opportunity to meet many of our customers who are using our products as well as services. It also helps me connect with many potential customers and partners. Apart from networking, I had and the opportunity to share nopAccelerate’s expertise in nopCommerce, Search and Performance Optimization. Like the last two conferences, I was one of the speakers at the conference and I spoke about e-Commerce Search and its importance in conversion optimization. I’m glad that my inputs were appreciated by many participants.
Apart from the conference, the venue of the conference was great as well. Las Vegas as you know is a dream land and I had a thrilling experience.
The conference is a must-attend event, and surely, I will be back at the next conference.
The first day, started with energetic session by Andrei Mazulnitsyn, he shared about the Present and Future of the nopCommerce. He also presented the road-map of what they will be doing next year.
After this there were interesting sessions on how to sell better than Amazon by HubSpot where they shared how right piece of technology like a CRM can be utilized to sell more.
This was followed by informative technical session on ASP.Net Core solutions by Steve Smith where he talked about developing ASP.NET Core solutions using Clean Architecture. He also shared many Tips & Tricks related to nopCommerce development.
We also got an opportunity to learn directly from Scott Addie from Microsoft on how to build the real-time web with ASP.NET Core SignalR. This was followed by another important lessons on Dot Net Core configurations and deployment presented by Jeffrey Fritz from Microsoft.
And then John Baluka shared his top 10 Dot Net Developer Tips & Tricks while working with nopCommerce.
The next day, the opening session was from Ms.Lauryn Smith from Baymard Institute. She shared many key insights from Baymard research on optimizing mobile experiences.
Another great session on Day Two was by Boyko Bonev, from Nop-Templates, who talked about Continuous integration and deployment for nopCommerce. It was an informative session.
Next session mine in which I shared the importance of Search in eCommerce and how it can help in shaping user experience and conversion optimization.