The month of December is about many things: the end of the year, the holidays, ugly reindeer sweaters, and yes, Microsoft Connect();.

Because so many DocuSign developers are using C# and .NET, we try to participate in as many Microsoft events as possible. (And build helpful tools and content, such as our new C# SDK which includes .NET Core 2.0 support, and a new Quick Start API code example for C# , complete with a four minute installation and demonstration video.)

For those of you who are not familiar,  Microsoft Connect(); is an online event taking place on Tuesday, December 4, and features lots of great technical content. Microsoft also happens to be launching Visual Studio 2019 Preview at the event. So, how are we participating you ask? Why by getting involved in #CodeParty! Streaming live from Las Vegas and open to all, you can tune in either at twitch.tv/codeparty or twitch.tv/visualstudio on Tuesday, December 4th from 5:30 – 6:30pm PT.  You will get an overview from Microsoft and some of the cool partners on the event itself (see below). You’ll also have an opportunity to test your knowledge with some cool trivia, and maybe even win great prizes like a Surface Go, Xbox, Amazon gift cards, and more.

The #CodeParty events are produced by a group of geeks who love the developer community, just like we do. We are proud to share the sponsorship role with some great companies including these fine folks:

Progress

The creator of Telerik .NET and Kendo UI JavaScript user interface components/controls, reporting solutions, and productivity tools, Progress offers all the tools developers need to build high-performant modern web, mobile, and desktop apps with outstanding UI. In addition to tools for creating web, mobile, and desktop apps efficiently, Progress also enables developers to create modern chatbot experiences in their apps.

Mobilize.Net

Mobilize.Net’s AI-driven code migration tools  reduce the cost and time to modernizing valuable legacy client-server applications. Convert VB6 code to .NET or even a modern web applicationMove PowerBuilder to Angular and ASP.NET Core or Java SpringAutomated migration tools cut time, cost, and risk from legacy modernization projects.

Docker

Need containers? Get Docker Enterprise. Used by millions of developers — and offering support for both Windows Servers and Linus distributions, Docker provides the ideal way to seamlessly integrate container solutions. First time using containers? Check out the Modernizing .NET Apps for Developer series. Already an expert? Then get started with Docker by downloading Docker Desktop.

Twilio

Twilio powers the future of business communications, enabling phonesVoIP, and messaging to be embedded into web, desktop, and mobile software. We take care of the messy telecom hardware and expose a globally available cloud API that developers can interact with to build intelligent and complex communications systems. As your app’s usage scales up or down, Twilio automatically scales with you. You only pay for what you use – no contracts, no shenanigans.

LEADTOOLS

LEADTOOLS Imaging SDKs help programmers integrate A-Z imaging into their cross-platform applications. The comprehensive toolkits offer powerful features including OCR, Barcode, Forms, PDF, Document Viewing, Image Processing, DICOM, and PACS. Whether you’re building an Enterprise Content Management (ECM) solutionzero-footprint medical viewer, or audio/video media streaming server, LEADTOOLS has something for every developer with native libraries for .NET, Apple, Android, and Linux, as well as a newly released consumption-based Web API in LEADTOOLS Cloud Services.

 PreEmptive Solutions

PreEmptive Solutions provides quick-to-implement application protection to hinder IP and data attacks and improve security-related compliance. With thousands of corporate clients spanning virtually every industry in over 100 countries, PreEmptive provides exceptional value with minimal implementation costs for organizations serious about enhancing secure development with application hardening. PreEmptive’s application shielding and .NET, Xamarin, and Java and Android obfuscator solutions help protect trade secrets (IP), reduce piracy/counterfeiting, prevent inspection/tampering of code and data. Whether its client, server, cloud, or mobile app protection, PreEmptive can help you protect your assets now.

CData

CData Software is a leading provider of Drivers & Adapters for data integration. The CData Drivers offer real-time SQL-92 connectivity to more than 100+ SaaS, NoSQL, and Big Data sources, through established standards like ODBCJDBCADO.NET, and ODATA. By virtualizing data access, the CData drivers insulate developers from the complexities of data integration while enabling real-time data access from major BI, ETL and reporting tools. Write SQL, get data – from anywhere!