I’ll be in Los Angeles next week for PDC 2009. My session is called “Future Directions for C# and Visual Basic” and it comes on Tuesday immediately after the first keynote.

I’m planning on spending the first half of the session talking about the biggest trends influencing C# and VB. The second part will be about more future looking features we are playing with these days.

My deck has just two slides, as always. It’s all about watching me typing code on stage, hoping that I make crazy errors …

There are several other interesting language related sessions at PDC. Here is a list of them (please notice that the times might change). Also feel free to drop by the languages booth and chat. My team and I will be there most of the time.

Day

Time

Title

Presenter

Room

Tues 11/17

11:00 - 12:00

Future Directions for C# and Visual Basic

Luca Bolognese

Hall F

Tues 11/17

11:00 - 12:00

Accelerated Windows Application Development with Microsoft Visual C++ 2010

Boris Jabes

408B

Tues 11/17

12:30 - 13:15

Dynamic Binding in C# 4

Mads Torgersen

Hall F

Tues 11/17

12:30 - 13:15

Using Dynamic Languages to Build Scriptable Applications

Dino Viehland

403AB

Tues 11/17

13:30 - 14:30

C++ Forever: Interactive Applications in the Age of Manycore

Rick Molloy

515B

Tues 11/17

16:30 - 17:30

Manycore and the Microsoft .NET Framework 4: A Match Made in Microsoft Visual Studio 2010

Stephen Toub

502A

Tues 11/17

16:30 - 17:30

Code Contracts and Pex: Power Charge Your Assertions and Unit Tests

Mike Barnett, Nikolai Tillmann

408A

Wed 11/18

11:30 - 12:30

Microsoft Perspectives on the Future of Programming

Panel

Petree Hall C

Wed 11/18

12:00 - 13:00

F# for Architects – Hitting the Sweet Spot

Chris Smith

VS and .NET Pavillion

Wed 11/18

13:00 - 13:45

Code Like the Wind with Microsoft Visual Basic 2010

Lucian Wischik

Petree Hall D

Wed 11/18

13:00 - 13:45

Future of Garbage Collection

Patrick Dussud

Petree Hall C

Wed 11/18

13:00 - 13:45

Microsoft Project Code Name “M”: The Data and Modeling Language

Don Box, Jeff Pinkston

408A

Thu

11/19

08:30 - 09:30

PLINQ: LINQ, but Faster!

Ed Essey, Igor Ostrovsky

515A

Thu

11/19

10:00 - 11:00

A Lap around Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 for the Visual Basic Developer

Lisa Feigenbaum

VS and .NET Pavillion

Thu

11/19

10:00 - 11:00

Axum: A .NET Language for Safe and Scalable Concurrency

Niklas Gustafsson

515A

Thu

11/19

11:30 - 12:30

F# for Parallel and Asynchronous Programming

Luke Hoban

515A

Thu

11/19

12:45 - 13:30

Microsoft Visual C# IDE Tips and Tricks

DJ Park

Petree Hall D

Thu

11/19

12:45 - 13:30

Microsoft Visual Basic IDE Tips and Tricks

Dustin Campbell

Petree Hall C