After a busy month of travel, I finally made my way back to Seattle. As promised, here are the materials from all the talks and events.
BASTA! is a third party conference, led by Software & Support Media GmbH. Software & Support Media publishes magazines, hosts conferences, and manages websites with developer content for both Microsoft technologies and our competitors. BASTA! began in 1993. The conference name is a combination of “BASic” and “TAge”, where BASIC stands for the early Microsoft programming language, and “tage” is German for “days”. This was the 24th occurrence of BASTA!, which is a long run for a conference!
At the conference, I gave a keynote on Visual Studio 2010. You can find the PowerPoint deck and demo code here:
The keynote session video was recorded and will be posted to www.dotnet.de as well as the dot.NET Magazin CD. I’ll update this post with the link, once it is available. After the keynote, the conference organizers interviewed me about the VB Windows Phone announcement, Visual Studio 2010, and future directions. The interview is available here:
In the BASTA! keynote, I announced the Visual Basic CTP for Windows Phone Developer Tools. This CTP is to be installed on top of the Windows Phone Developer Tools RTW, and allows VB developers to create applications for Windows Phone 7. It includes VB templates, as well as great support for editing, debugging and designing VB Windows Phone applications. Please find the following resources for more information:
Download the CTP here! http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=a808a69d-6119-47b7-b858-262be5c49915&displaylang=en
Windows Team Blog: http://windowsteamblog.com/windows_phone/b/wpdev/archive/2010/09/23/visual-basic-comes-to-windows-phone-7.aspx
S. Somasegar’s Blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/somasegar/archive/2010/09/23/windows-phone-vb-developers-great-mobile-apps.aspx
Jason Zander’s Blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/jasonz/archive/2010/09/23/placeholder1.aspx
VB Team Blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/vbteam/archive/2010/09/23/announcing-microsoft-visual-basic-ctp-for-windows-phone-developer-tools.aspx
TechEd South Africa is a great event, well organized and full of high quality content. I really enjoy meeting the attendees and presenting lots of talks there. At TechEd South Africa I gave 4 sessions including C# 4.0 Language Features, Visual Studio LightSwitch, Visual Studio 2010, and a repeat session. My presentation materials are all posted here:
TechEd South Africa 2010 Conference Website
A little over a week ago, I went down to LA for my high school reunion. I learned that the next SoCal Code Camp was taking place at the same time, so I signed up to present while I was there. Southern California has a very active Microsoft developer community, which always makes them a great group to go visit. This was my 4th time presenting in the area. The code camp was held as a free 2-day event on the University of Southern California (USC) campus, and was a great success. You can find my session materials from this event posted here: