August, 2008

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    Of the Developer, For the Developer, By the Developer = Don Box and Chris Anderson

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    Countdown to PDC2008: Clothing optional keynotes, comparisons to the pains of childbirth, the joys of sharing an office, how to give a 90 minute speech minus PowerPoint and only writing 130 lines of code, and why PDC is the most special developer conference...
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    All Eyes on the Engineering Windows 7 Blog and more from the Blogosphere

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    Yes. The Engineering Windows 7 blog is getting a lot of attention. Robert Scoble blogged about some organizational changes in the Windows Client team that could positively impact Windows 7. He also refers to PDC and the Windows 7 announcements to be made...
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    L.A. Insights: Like Japanese Food? You'll love Los Angeles

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    If you don’t, the city just might prompt a change of heart. The best restaurants are that good, whether in the historically Japanese-American neighborhood downtown known as “Little Tokyo,” or in Hollywood. So hop on the subway, or the daytime 25 cent...
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    Windows Home Server – Filling the Gap for Services in the Home

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    Not every service in "software + services" will run in an Internet datacenter. The Windows Home Server team believes that some services should "stay at home." Want an example? How about a service that controls the energy usage in your home-- turning off...
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    One Day Left to Enter T-shirt and Emmy Awards Contests

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    You have until 11:59 PM Tuesday, August 26, 2008 to submit entries to win $500 Visa Gift Card or a trip to the 60th Primetime Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theater in L.A. on Sunday, September 21st. Capture the essence of PDC by designing the PDC attendee...
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    David Chappell and Jon Flanders: Perspectives on “Oslo” and how to prepare for the road ahead

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    Explore "Oslo" (the family of new technologies that enable data-driven development and execution of services and applications) at PDC during several in-depth sessions . Get insights prior to PDC from two interviews by Ron Jacobs with David Chappell and...
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    Buzz on the Blogosphere: Submit a Session, What are the Tracks and more....

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    Mike Swanson highlights the top 3 questions he gets as the PDC Content Owner. Spoiler alert. They are: How do I submit a session, how do I become a speaker and what are this year's tracks? And he gives the answers. The most popular MS Blog these days...
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    Pick Your Sessions, Build Your Agenda and Win a Trip

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    Countdown to PDC2008 : In this week’s edition of the PDC Countdown (only 65 days to go), Mike and Jennifer host the event marketing manager of the conference who talks about all of the great opportunities to win, win, win ! Trips to LA, tickets to the...
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    L.A. Insights: American Food Downtown

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    With Midwesterners and Southerners flocking to Los Angeles in the 20th-century, the town is awash in outstanding, stick-to-your-ribs “American food.” If you’re looking for burgers, steaks and fried chicken heavy on flavor and light on restraint, you’ll...
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    Chris and Don join keynote lineup

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    Chris Anderson and Don Box will be delivering one of the keynotes at this year’s PDC. For the third consecutive PDC, Chris and Don will defy the odds and perform feats of live coding against “fresh” platform technology in front of thousands of attendees...
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    Wordle of August PDC2008 Content

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    Mike Swanson delivers again! This time with an amusing Wordle featuring the current PDC content and themes. This Wordle is nestled halfway down his third episode of "PDC2008: A Day in the Life." Take a look and enjoy.
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    Early Bird Discount Ends September 8th

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    Due to popular demand, the PDC2008 Early Bird Discount has been extended three weeks. If you register by 11:59 PM, Monday, September 8th, you will save $200 off the Full Conference Registration $2395. With many out for summer holidays, it just made sense...
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    Poems, Pre-Conferences, Prosise and Petzold!

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    Countdown to PDC2008 : Not only does Content Owner Mike Swanson issue his PDC Hard Hat Geek Challenge in the form of a poem this week (be the first to figure it out and win a limited edition PDC2008 shirt), but Jaime Rodriguez, who is driving the PDC...
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    L.A. Insights: A Trip to Koreatown

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    This vibrant neighborhood 3 miles northwest of downtown hotels has one of the of liveliest nightlife scenes in Los Angeles. When the South Korean government raised the limit on how much its citizens can invest outside of the country to $3 million last...
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    Countdown to PDC2008: Early Bird Discount Ends August 15th

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    Joan Hoshino, the PDC Business Owner, joins Mike and Jennifer this week to discuss the last chance to save $200 on the registration fee, we answer viewer’s questions, plus we unveil Mike’s Hard Hat Geek Challenge: Be the first to answer the puzzle correctly...
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    New PDC Contests = Fun and Prizes

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    We wanted to get your PDC2008 creative juices flowing with two new contests. Capture the meaning of PDC and submit an original PDC t-shirt design. The winner will get the joy of seeing everyone wearing their design and get a $500 Visa Gift Card. Capture...
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    LA Insights: Exploring the New Hollywood

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    The Hollywood neighborhood used to be a seedy and occasionally dangerous backwater, the kind of place where “You better hope you don’t run out of gas,” as Ry Cooder sang in 1979. (Think of where Richard Gere picks up Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman). But...
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    Buzz on the Blogsphere

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    Noise is elevating with the posting of new sessions on August 1st. Brad Abrams highlights sessions and invites feedback. Taylor Brown wrote about Hyper-V's PDC representation. Daniel Moth wrote about Parallel Computing's Pre-Con on Concurrent, Multi-Core...
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    Discount Ends Soon

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    The $200 PDC2008 Early Bird discount ends on August 15th. Register now and apply that savings towards a Pre-Conference Session , cool trip to and L.A. ice cream spot and other yet-to-be-revealed Fun Fact Friday adventures.
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    Countdown to PDC2008: Content be King

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    50 new sessions with abstracts announced! Pre-conference workshop popularity soars, Show Off contest launches, microwaves and the e-mail address direct to the content czar’s inner circle revealed. All in 10 minutes or less - Countdown to PDC2008 – it...
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    Fun Fact Friday: I Scream. You Scream. We All Scream for Ice Cream!

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    Los Angeles is a great ice cream town. While there are no shortage of Cold Stone Creameries here – in fact, there’s a convenient downtown location at 9th St. and Flower, near the Ralph’s grocery store – there are also numerous homemade or “artisanal”...
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    We Just Doubled our Published Sessions

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    We did a left shift on our published session count today, and we now have twice the geeky goodness for you to consume. You’ll find new sessions on “ Oslo ,” including one by the ever-popular Don Box and Chris Anderson. There are also new sessions on the...
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    Keep Track of your Favorite Sessions

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    Help us help you! Today, we added a new feature to the site called My Sessions that makes it easy for you to keep track of your favorite PDC2008 sessions. We’ll use this data to create a master agenda ( using some geeky genetic algorithms ) that enables...
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