I'm a geekette who enjoys playing with new technology for software developers. I work as a Developer Evangelist for Microsoft. My current focus is on Windows Store development for Windows 8.
The Professional Developers Conference (PDC) is the definitive Microsoft event targeting influential software developers and strategic architects focused on the future of the Microsoft platform.
PDC 2008 will be held on October 27-30 in Los Angeles, CA. I browsed through the list of sessions, and the content looks extremely cool. I see lots of Silverlight, Live Mesh, developing services for the Cloud, Windows Mobile, Visual Studio/Team Foundation Server, and Windows 7.
You can also come early to the Pre-Conference Sessions on Sunday, October 26. These are a number of day-long deep-dive sessions on such topics as data access, debugging, agile development, and performance, as well as technologies like WPF, WCF, Windows Mobile, and Silverlight. If you're already traveling out to LA, it is well worth it to come a day early and take advantage of these great technical sessions from industry leaders.
Ray Ozzie is keynoting the event. He will be discussing Microsoft's Software + Services vision for the future.
Registration opens today! Check out http://www.microsoftpdc.com. Hurry - this conference does sell out.