Thursday, June 15, 2006

TechEd Day 3 Update

The days are actually starting to blend together. Despite my every intention to blog often, it just doesn't work that way when you are here.

So, I'm writing this on Thursday morning, trying to remember what I did yesterday or even the day before that I didn't blog about yet.

One thing that stands out in my mind was Scott Hanselman and Patrick Cauldwell's presentation on Dirty SOAP. It rocked! Scott added the perfect amount of humor, which totally rounded out the whole session. There are only a couple of sessions that I watched all the way through, and this was one of them (the others, I'll catch on the DVD).

Speaking of Scott, one other thing that stands out was watching him and Clemens Vasters hash out some new architecture details for DasBlog on a whiteboard in the TLC area. (Where else besides TechEd could a commoner like myself have a chance to see Scott and Clemens bouncing ideas off one another and a small audience). Totally fascinating. A flash mob started to form, but I didn't think to take a picture. [Disclaimer, whether it is appropriate or not: DasBlog is what we use for]

I was also fortunate to attend the Influencer Party last night, and met quite a few of the other influencers/bloggers/rock stars who I've only known by name: ActiveNick, Sahil, Julie, Michele, and others who I can't recall this very second.

To add to my NetFX 3.0 surveying, I found out from Tim Landgrave (RD out of Louisville, KY) that the WinFX stuff does do some magic under the hood to redirect calls into the 2.0 assemblies to elsewhere, so in his mind, the 3.0 version number might be justified because it's not the exact same 2.0 framework that we're used to using. While I followed what he was saying last night, I have yet to verify it personally in order to totally grok how it works, so I'll leave it at that.

Oh, and the obligatory mention of talking to Carl for more than 1 minute (10-15 actually) goes here... ;-)