The deadline for the C# team to have our TechEd slides done is this Friday, so we've been working hard on our slides. My talk (DEV320 - C# Best Practices: What's wrong with this code?) has been taking a lot of time, but I think it's finally shaping up, delta one problem.
The problem relates to the kind of talk that I'm doing. I like to do lots of walkthroughs on my talks so that I feel really comfortable with the content and timing. I can usually hit my time within a couple of minutes.
But this talk has a large customer-interaction part, and that's something that I can't practice and can't time. That makes me a little bit nervous and fairly excited, as I really like the challenge of doing a good job on a customer interaction talk.
I've also been devoting some time reviewing the talks by other C# members.
While we're at TechEd, we plan on spending lots of time with customers. There's a scheduling system named “Rio“ through which attendees can make requests to talk to MS people about specific subjects. If you want to talk to somebody from the C# team, you can schedule them directly (see below for who owns what), or if you're not sure, drop me a message, and I'll try to point you in the right direction.
Here's the full set of C# team activities while we're there.
Mon 5/24 (5:00PM - 6:15PM) - C# Best Practices - What's wrong with this code - Eric (Room 6A)Mon 5/24 (6:00PM - 7:00PM) - Ask the experts. All the C# team will be there Tue 5/25 (6:00PM - 8:00PM) - San Diego .NET User Group - Joe, AnsonWed 5/26 (10:15AM - 11:30AM) - Visual C# 2005: Language Enhancements - Anders (Room 31ABC)Wed 5/26 (2:00PM - 3:15PM) - Cabana Session with Anders (Cabana 05)Thu 5/27 (10:15AM - 11:30AM) - Visual C# 2005: IDE Enhancements - Joe, AnsonThu 5/27 (3:15PM - 4:30PM) - Visual Studio - Best Practices for Debugging - Scott, HabibFri 5/28 (10:45AM - 12:00PM) - Visual Studio 2005: New enhancements for debugging - Scott, Habib