This week, Microsoft is hosting an event called Microsoft Technology Summit 2007. It's a yearly event setup to have an open Sourced dialog with folks from the Open Source community and other non-Microsoft influentials about standards, technology, and hours of fist-fighting & name calling.
One of them is an old friend of mine, Dinesh Nair (dude on the right), who now blogs at http://www.openmalaysiablog.com/open_source/index.html. We grew up together doing "dodgy" things when we were young and when we started working in the industry, out paths separated. He went on to head the Open Source community in Malaysia working with the government to take a serious look at the OSS alternative. He has also worked with Dhillon Andrew to start a kick-ass underground hacker-oriented event called HITBSecConf2006 (Hack-in-the-box Security Conference) which has garnered respect from both the international hacker scene and corporations such as Microsoft.
I'm looking forward to our Windows Mobile session on Wednesday and taking on those super-tough questions that they'll dish out. My strategy is to show a few crappy slides and distract them with as many new and cool devices I can get my hands on.
Read Dinesh's post about Day One at MTS 2007.