DEVCON, the first Ethereum’s developer conference, received a new sponsor. Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT), the multinational IT company, announced its direct involvement in the event. DEVCON2 is the next ethereum developer and community gathering to take place, the event will be held at Shangai from 19 to 21 September.
According to George Hallam (External Relations at the Ethereum Foundation) DEVCON2 will;
…showcase the most up-to-date research and development work supported by the Foundation, also represents the most comprehensive Ethereum-focused developer’s conference to date…
Vitalik Buterin, Ethereum’s inventor, and co-founder expressed words of gratitude:
We are very happy to have Microsoft’s sponsorship for Devcon2 and highly appreciate their continued support and collaboration with the Ethereum Foundation and the Ethereum ecosystem. We look forward to continuing to work together in the future.”
DEVCON2 is a Blockbuster Event
DEVCON2 Will bring together a variety of industry representatives, developers, and community members from all around the world. Microsoft decided to provide cloud infrastructure deemed Blockchain as a Service (Baas) on November 9 of 2015.
Microsoft will present its Baas solutions at DEVCON2. Marley Gray, Director of Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Business Development for Microsoft, said:
We’re thrilled to support the Ethereum Foundation’s Devcon2, which will bring together pioneers in blockchain from all over the world. The Ethereum blockchain is powerful, and we’re looking forward to continuing the collaborative relationship with the Ethereum community, together bringing the best of blockchain technology to our cloud platform, Microsoft Azure.
Microsoft also sponsored the previous DEVCON conference, which was held in November of last year at London -ether price was hovering from $1 to $0.7-. All in all, this event will bring value to the Ethereum ecosystem, and it may be a pivotal moment from which the platform will grow further.
Source: Ethereum Foundation