What fun to be here at DevTeach! The day started out with being woken up by the slamming of the door of a nearby hotel room – a good thing in my case since it was 7:45 and Alan Griver’s LiNQ keynote was at 8am – and NOT to be missed! I took a lot of notes during his talk and I’m even more excited about LiNQ now. I’ll write more about that in another post.
There is a fantastic collection of speakers here – many of whom I’ve become friends with over the years coming to DevTeach (and from whom I learn a lot). Also the .NET community in Montreal is wonderful. Since I live nearby , I get to come up occasionally and am always treated to a great time by this incredibly friendly bunch!
A special thanks to Etienne Tremblay who showed me how to get my VPC talking to my laptop through a loopback adapter! Etienne was even doing a talk on virtualization today, but it was in the French track.
The weather is great. The Marriott where the conference is is a really nice hotel to be in. There are about 300 attendees this year and lots of people from across Canada.
I did a talk on writing web services today to be able to be used by wcf tomorrow to the usual small crowd of web service developers. Even though there aren’t a lot of people doing WSE, they still want and need help getting it working and just because WCF is coming, people still want and need to secure their web services today. I almost missed dinner because I was so enjoying answering questions after my session of a developer who has to port his vs2003/wse2 apps to vs2005/wse3. I have been there and done that and just wanted to give him a brain dump.
Unfortunately, I have a whole bunch of work to do for some clients remotely from here, so I better get on it before I fall asleep!
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