Build 2020 was last week and it delivered awesome content to over 200,000 attendees.

It’s safe to say that it was a success and it makes me wonder about the future of in person big tech conferences.

While we all ponder what the post-pandemic world will look like, you can enjoy all the content of Build 2020 offline with this handy session downloader.

The UI is no frills – seriously no frills.

Here’s a screenshot.

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The code is still a work in progress, so be patient.

Or better yet, help me improve it. It is on GitHub after all. Winking smile

Sure, Build 2019 may be over, but the videos are available online to stream anytime.

What if you wanted to watch the videos offline, look at all the slide decks, or simply set up a playlist and binge watch?

Sure you could download each file manually or use the bulk downloader PowerShell script Microsoft provides.  Manually downloading hundreds of videos seems like a waste of time.

As for the PowerShell script: it names the local files based on the Build session ID code.

I don’t know about you, but I found that frustrating. So, I did something about it: I made a session downloader in C# .NET Core and made the code available on GitHub.

The utility is no-frills and, like its predecessor, you are welcome fork and modify the code.

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