PDC09

PDC09

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PDC09Are you ready for our 14th Professional Developers Conference!? We’re back at the Los Angeles Convention Center this November, and as always, it’s going to be fun event! We have one day of workshops (formerly referred to as pre-cons) on Monday, November 16th, and the main conference runs from Tuesday, November 17th through Thursday, November 19th.

Our event site at www.microsoftpdc.com opens for registration in early August. In the meantime, here are a few ways to plug-in to the news and announcements…

  • First, add yourself to the PDC09 mailing list so we can send you information about the conference (like registration details, discounts, speakers, sessions, etc.). We don’t send a lot of mail, so you don’t have to worry about your inbox filling up.
  • Follow @PDC09 on Twitter, and if you tweet anything about the conference, be sure to include the #pdc09 hashtag so we can hear what you have to say (yes, we listen). If you’ve been resisting Twitter, I have to tell you that it’s a fantastic way to keep up with everything that’s going on. If you don’t want to follow on your mobile device, search the #pdc09 hashtag on occasion for the latest updates.
  • RSVP for the PDC09 Facebook event for yet another way to stay plugged-in to the event.
  • If you’re a company that would like to sponsor or exhibit at PDC09, we’ve recently opened the submission process. There are limited sponsorships and exhibitor booths available in the convention center, so my recommendation is to submit early. But you knew I’d say that, didn’t you? :-)
  • Bookmark the www.microsoftpdc.com event site. That’s the central location for everything related to the conference.

In addition to being on our PDC09 Core Team (which means that I’m somehow involved with just about everything related to the event), I own our keynotes this year. I’m also part of the team that is working to elevate our online experience; we heard a lot of feedback at PDC2008 and MIX09, and we’re doing our best to address that feedback for PDC09.

If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to add a comment to this post or contact me directly. And watch this space for future posts about PDC09 as we get closer to the event.

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  • Why is the conference only 3 days (not including precon)? When the PDC 2009 was announced last year, it would run until the 20th November.

    It may be great for North American participants to have a shorter conference, but for European participants like me it means spending a whole week (travel, recovering from jet lag (twice!)) for just 2.7 days of conference (assuming the conference ends in the middle of the afternoon the last day, like it always has in the past).

    Despite the shortening of the conference I still plan to go to the PDC, just like I did for every PDC since 2001.

  • Nico - I suspect the holding of PDC's in consecutive years means it's hard to find content to fill 4 days?

    We sent 3 devs last year, I'd guess we'd send 1 max this year unless we see something truly compelling that is coming out.  VS 2010 going production will not be enough.  Our interest is in WPF, of which there was a dearth of material last year, so maybe they'll make up for it this year?  Definitely taking a wait-and-see approach.

  • Will there be any infos published on the internet? Slides etc?

  • @Christian: Yes. We will publish the conference information as we've done for MIX and PDC for the past few years.

  • Mike, last year the videos were placed on Channel 9 and it wasn't very nice to download them, will this year be the same or will it be like MIX that has a videos.visitmix.com?

    Can you tell us a little bit about the contents that will be in PDC'09?

  • @Nuno: We've heard a lot of feedback about making the videos easier to download, and it's one of the items we're focusing on for the site. To answer your question, it should be more like MIX (and hopefully, even better).

    As far as what PDC09 is going to focus on, you'll have to sign-up and visit the site when we open in early August. :)

  • Any word if they doing Universal Studios again?

    Having run of the park was insane, felt like a rock star. Probably late for the fight fest version, but still an awsome time.

  • Wow this website is amazing, my daily desktop wallpapers ar from here. Thanks

  • Mike,

    Attendees at last years PDC got a USB drive as one of the giveaway "goods".  Tech-Ed Australia this year give away HP netbook to the attendees.  Will the giveaway for PDC this year be able to top that or at least something similar?

    Since most of the session contents can be view online, there have to be something special for the people who is willing to spend lot of $ to attend in person...

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