Chris and I are about to embark on another road trip visiting all our favorite haunts here in the Northeast. Please come and join us for a day of deep technical sessions, questionable demos and the usual taunting from the back row.
Agenda: A Tasteful Blend of Satisfying Technology
8:30 AM – 9:00 AM Arrive, check in, grab some coffee and a seat
9:00 AM – 9:05 AM Announcements and Introduction
9:05 AM – 10:25 AM Coding in a Dynamic World
Clinging to static ways? Relax your grip a little and take a look into the world of dynamic languages. There’s been a lot of talk, but what are they, and most importantly, what do they mean for you and your development efforts today? In this session, we’ll introduce the concepts behind dynamic languages and the Dynamic Language Runtime (DLR). You’ll see how features such as dynamic types, method dispatch, and code generation in current dynamic languages like IronPython and future ones such as IronRuby and VBx offer effective new options for your designs and implementations.
10:25 AM – 10:35 AM Take a break and show your dynamic personality to fellow attendees
10:35 AM – 12:00 PM Practical Silverlight
Silverlight is cool but why would I use it and how does it fit into my existing web applications? How do you setup a Silverlight development environment? Can designers and developers really collaborate using Blend and Visual Studio? What impact will Silverlight have on my production environment? How can I build applications using Silverlight that invoke web services? These questions will be answered in another session. This one is about COM+. Just kidding.
12:00 PM – 12:45 PM You’ve seen the (silver) light, now see about some lunch
12:45 PM – 2:10 PM Developer Productivity Tips and Tricks for Visual Studio 2005 and 2008
You might be spending hours each day working with Visual Studio, tragically only a few keystrokes or menu options away from better ways of doing the same work. This session will help you become a more productive developer and architect with Visual Studio. We'll focus on tips, tricks, and hidden gems that are available in both the 2005 and 2008 versions of Visual Studio, but of course you just know we'll throw in a few 2008-only teasers as well…
2:10 PM – 2:25 PM Enjoy an efficient break
2:25 PM – 3:45 PM Software as a Service, Software + Services, Service with a Smile, Can I Get Some Service, Where is the Waiter?
This session will introduce the concepts behind Software + Services, and what that means in a practical sense as you architect and develop new systems. We’ll talk about leveraging web services, either your own or third-party ones such as Live.com, to create compelling service-enabled systems and mashups leveraging assets such as maps, photos, rich media, contacts, search and other services.
3:45 PM – 4:00 PM Wrap Up, Evals, and Free Books
REGISTER for one of our 5 city stops:
September 10, 2007
8:30 AM–4:00 PM
Event ID: 1032350476
September 12, 2007
Event ID: 1032350477
September 17, 2007
Event ID: 1032350481
September 18, 2007
Event ID: 1032350480
September 20, 2007
Event ID: 1032350668
Hey, that sounds like a great series of events. I think I'll attend every one!
I wanted to let you know about the upcoming events for developers and architects happening here in the
Chris and I will be in Burlington VT on Monday Sep 10th and Rochester NY on Sep 12th. Then we will be
Are you guys really sold out. I would love to attend.
We appear to be sold out in Waltham. There are seats in Portland ME and Hartford CT. -bob
The Waltham Event was a great day had by all!!!!