For those of you attending TechDays Vancouver (or those of you who are just curious), I’ve put together a schedule (with actual times, rooms and maps) as well as some other information that you might find useful. Enjoy!
TechDays Vancouver takes place at the Vancouver Convention Centre, located right on the waterfront. If you’re taking the SkyTrain, it’s right by Waterfront Station.
TechDays Vancouver takes place on Monday, September 14th and Tuesday, September 15th. There’s a complimentary breakfast from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. on both days, and the session start running at 9:00 a.m.. There’s an introductory session for each track on both days that runs from 9:00 a.m. to 9:15 a.m., where the track leads provide an overview of the day’s sessions.
Each track has two morning sessions spaced out by a 15-minute break, followed by 75-minute break for lunch.
Monday is the longer of the two days, as it has three afternoon sessions spaced out by 15-minute breaks; the third session is a bonus session. Demo Ignite Camp will take place Monday evening.
Tuesday has just two afternoon sessions, spaced out by a 15-minute break and will conclude at 4:00 p.m.
Track 1: Developer Fundamentals and Best Practices
Track 2: Developing for the Microsoft-based Platform
Track 3: Windows Client
Track 4: Servers, Security, and Management
Track 5: Communication and Collaboration
Track 6: Developer Foundations
Rooms 11 - 12
Rooms 8 and 15
8:00am to 9:00am
9:00am to 9:15am
9:15am to 10:30am
Tips and Tricks for Visual Studio
What’s New in Silverlight 3
Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010: The Next Generation
From Zero to Live Migration: How to Set Up a Live Migration
Deploying Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 in a Virtual World
S-O-L-I-D : The Five OO Principles that will Change your Life Forever
10:30am to 10:45am
10:45am to 12:00pm
Test Driven Development Techniques
Expression Blend for Developers
A Geek's Guide to Windows User State Migration Tool 4.0
SCVMM 2008: Performance and Resource Optimization (PRO) and Management Integration
Versioning and Upgrade of SharePoint-based Solutions
Going from 0 to 100 Dollars per Hour with the .NET You Never Knew
12:00pm to 1:15pm
1:15pm to 2:30pm
Patterns for the Rest of Us
Building Modular Applications Using Silverlight and WPF
Easing the Migration from Windows XP to Windows 7
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Virtualization Considerations and Best Practices
Comprehensive Security for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007
Layers, the Secret Language of Architects
2:30pm to 2:45pm
2:45pm to 4:00pm
A Strategic Comparison of Data Access Technologies from Microsoft
Optimizing Your Apps for the Windows 7 User Experience
Working the Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE)
Monitoring UNIX/Linux with Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2
Using Microsoft Dashboards, Scorecards, and Analytics to Monitor the Health of your IT Infrastructure
Refactoring for Fun and Profit
4:00pm to 4:15pm
4:15pm to 5:30pm
How ISVs can strengthen their business by Working with Microsoft
Taking Your Application on the Road with Windows Mobile Software
Application-Aware Data Protection with Dell EqualLogic
Interoperable Web Platform: IIS7, Web Platform Installer and Web App Gallery
Day 1 ends
Demo Ignite Camp For details, see below or visit Demo Ignite Camp's event page.
Practical Web Testing
Introducing ASP.NET MVC
Inside the Application Compatibility Toolkit 5.5
Reinventing Remote Access with DirectAccess
Architecture of Microsoft Exchange Server 2010
Better Software Change and Configuration Management Through TFS
SOLIDify Your ASP.NET MVC Applications
Solving Application Compatibility Issues Through Virtualization
BranchCache: Helping You Save on WAN Bandwidth Consumption at Branch Offices
Transition and Deployment of Microsoft Exchange Server 2010
Metrics That Matter: Using Team System for Process Improvement from Microsoft
Building RESTful Services with WCF
Windows-Based Application Readiness for Developers
Server Management Improvements in Windows Server 2008 R2
High Availability in Microsoft Exchange Server 2010
Day 2 ends; conference wrap-up
Since we had the venue for two days, it meant that we had these nice large conference rooms available to us on the night of Day 1. Rather than let them just sit there, we thought it might be fun to put one of them to good use with a community event. We got in touch with Boris Mann, and thus Demo Ignite Camp was born!
Demo Ignite Camp is a “show and tell” event for the Vancouver tech scene. It’s going to feature 8 short presentations, which can be one of two types:
We have 8 presentations, after which we’ll head to a nearby pub. Demo Ignite Camp is free to attend – just be at the Vancouver Convention Centre at 7:00 p.m.!
For more details about Demo Ignite Camp, see Demo Ignite Camp’s event page.
The Windows 7 Lounge is a place for you to chill out on a couch, play some XBox, get your email and take Windows 7 for a spin.
Want to find out more about the best search engine in Canada? Head over to the Bing Booth!
MSDN is Microsoft’s one-stop information place for developers; TechNet is the equivalent for IT pros. You can learn more about these valuable resources at the MSDN/TechNet booth.
Ford will have a car set up in Hall A showing off Microsoft’s Synch technology. No, you can’t the car as swag.
We’ll have two Internet Cafe Lounges set up with computers so you can check your mail, post some tweets, look at LOLcats or whatever else you need to do online.
[This article also appears in my personal tech blog, Global Nerdy.]