Yesterday (22nd August 2010) was mvcConf – “the Virtual ASP.NET MVC Conference”. This was an ambitious undertaking by the community to deliver a three track, 20+ session conference for FREE using Live Meeting. And… it worked great. A big well done to everyone involved.

It was  particularly interesting to me and my team as we are hoping/planning to do similar online conferences in UK time around technologies such as the Windows Azure Platform and Windows Phone 7 – and attending yesterday gave me the confidence that we are on the right track.

Highlights for me included:

Three tracks, great mix of sessions, no excuse to be bored!

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Could join all three rooms at the same time

and follow the open space “Law of two feet” with ease

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Every session could be rated on http://speakerrate.com

All sessions can be found at http://speakerrate.com/events/503-mvcconf. Alas only 78 ratings so far which is a shame. Rate them now!

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The return of IRC

IRC is my fave “chat thing” and is too often overlooked.

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Very professionally done

e.g. the slides explaining how it will all work

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and the joining a room page

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Sponsors a plenty

That were given plenty of air time at the start of sessions which is to be applauded. E.g. the wonderful JetBrains

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And plenty of buzz afterwards

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