Dev Around The Sun is bringing together technologists from all backgrounds and from around the globe, with two important goals in mind: to raise awareness and provide financial support for the many people fighting the current coronavirus and COVID-19 pandemic, while also delivering hope and reconnecting those in the global developer community.

This is a cross-platform, language-agnostic event, with high-level tech talks, as well as human skills talks. The public may sign up at https://DevAroundTheSun.org. Hear renowned speakers from a broad set of communities who will educate, entertain, and inspire an international audience in the comfort of their own homes. This is a 24-hour, worldwide fundraiser for Direct Relief's coronavirus emergency fund. The telethon-style fundraiser is hosted by the .NET Foundation. It begins at 12:00 UTC May 12th, 2020 and technology speakers are scheduled to present on Twitch and YouTube for 24 hours.

Sponsors of this event are World Wide Technology, Microsoft, Okta, Arana Software, and others.

Conference organizers want to ensure that no matter who you are and what role technology plays in your life, everyone has the opportunity to take part in a very important cause during these times, while at the same time being part of a vast community of people with shared interests. Conference organizer, Heather Downing stated, "We've always been connected globally as developers. We are uniquely positioned to help because we already have been connected in our love of technology. Technologists coming together to raise funds for those devastated during the coronavirus pandemic is something we can do as a community. We can help, together as one tech industry from many programming languages and platforms."

To sponsor or to make a matching contribution to Dev Around The Sun, visit https://devaroundthesun.org to confirm your sponsorship level.

.NET Foundation Presents 24-Hour Virtual Conference Streamed on Twitch and YouTube

Learn from incredible technology speakers during a 24-hour, worldwide fundraiser for Direct Relief's emergency fund for those affected by COVID-19.  The fundraiser will take place on May 12th, 2020 and is hosted by the .NET Foundation. The virtual event will begin at 12:00 UTC May 12th, 2020 and consist of technology speakers scheduled to present for 24 hours, while raising funds for a cause.

Technologists, from all backgrounds, have gathered together with one singular goal in mind: To raise awareness and funds for the treatment and prevention of COVID-19 related illness. Interactive collaboration and learning are the tools Dev Around The Sun organizers are using to accomplish their mission within the technology community. This is a cross-platform, polyglot event with high-level tech talks, as well as human skills talks.

"My initial thought was doing something similar to Live Aid, only for the developer community," said .NET Foundation Executive Director, Claire Novotny, "Using our skills and our network, this was something that the organizers and I felt would unite the global developer community to help support those suffering from the COVID-19 outbreak."

Regardless of who you are and what role technology plays in your life, Dev Around The Sun wants developers around the world to have the opportunity to take part in a very important cause during these times, while at the same time being part of a vast community of people with shared interests.

By collecting funds via sponsorship and match-donations, Dev Around The Sun will be able to give back to those affected by this crisis, with the hope that folks taking part in this event will be able contribute in any way they can.

To sponsor or to make a matching contribution to Dev Around The Sun, visit https://devaroundthesun.org to confirm your sponsorship level.