This week's been super busy, and I'm probably not going to have any free or personal time. I won't even attempt to list my To-Do list here, but I'm really, really busy.
You may be interested in hearing about some upcoming developer events.
Middle East Developer's Conference 2004 (Jan 24-27, Cairo, Egypt) - I'll be presenting two sessions on Visual Studio Whidbey including ASP.NET and C#. BillG is doing the keynote so it should be a great event to attend. I've also never been to Egypt and I've heard it is absolutely beautiful.
Developer Days 2004 - This is a multi-city worldwide tour event which promises to be exciting. There are two tracks covering Smart Client development and Web development, and both will have good coverage of security fundamentals. In fact the web track is actually based on the eWeek OpenHack contest [Aside- no one broke MS security during OpenHack]. We will also be showing off some of the new features available in Visual Studio Whidbey, so if you didn't get a chance to hit PDC, this is the next best thing. Plus, all attendees will receive a copy of Visual Studio “Whidbey” (the PDC build) just for attending, and a CD with all of the sample code.
Imagine Cup 2004 - The Imagine Cup web site is now up and running! For those of you who may not know, Imagine Cup is a contest open to all students to share their brilliant ideas with the world. The Imagine Cup has expanded this year to include the following categories: Software Design, Algorithm design, short film, and rendering. You can even submit entries for the last three categories online. This article has some good info on last year's contest winner (who won over 100K student entries). If the red vs blue guys are students, they should submit their best entry for short film :)
Another cool feature on the Imagine Cup site is the interactive Worldview that let's you zoom-in to see where the Software Design Invitationals will be held.