Well. MEDC was a complete hoot! After the BillG keynote I got so engrossed in meeting attendees, sponsors, exhibitors and attending sessions and labs that I didn't manage to blog again.
I hope you were all able to keep up the the conference through the Podcast feed. I was delighted with the turnout for enterprise focused sessions at MEDC which were new this year. Ask The Experts was amazing and I hope if you were there you were able to get your question answered. The premier of The Code Room was packed. Our stars arrived "on the red carpet" and hung around afterwards to sign autographs. You can watch it now up on MSDN TV : http://msdn.microsoft.com/msdntv/episode.aspx?xml=episodes/en/20050519coderoom2/manifest.xml
I ended up giving a demo in Suzan DelBene's general session when I stepped in for a colleague who couldn't present. That was a nice surprise because I'd been disappointed I wasn't presenting because I was organizing :) The event closed with the Ultimate Architect competition. Now THAT was fun. <500g AI bots going toe to toe in the Sumo ring. There's nothing like it. If you wanted to get hold of one of these programmable little beasts ... you can find them here : http://www.parallax.com/detail.asp?product_id=27400. Personally I'm using mine to entertain my cats.
What's Next for James? I've spent the last couple of weeks tying up loose ends from MEDC. For example, compiling the session evals. Thank you all for your frank honest feedback, both positive and negative! I'm now looking forward to the MEDC World Tour. I'll be Germany, France, the UK, Malaysia, Australia and China between June 3rd and June 27th so if you're registered for one of those events, be sure to stop by and say HI! I'll be the one on stage doing the keynote demos.
See you there!