I am here at PDC 2008
Finally, PDC 2008 is going to roll on this Monday, when Ray Ozzie will start the show off with his keynote. This year there will be quite a new things to be announced during the show. There will be first time preview of Windows 7 and Microsoft's new modeling platform Oslo. There will be C# 4.0 talks , Asp.net MVC and more. All these will be covered in couple of keynotes and a load of sessions during the PDC week. Also, there will be some book singing events where Anders Hejlsberg will be signing copies of the C# Programming Language. I am a part of the Telerik
PDC crew and it is all fun starting from setting up booth (you must try it to feel the joy :-), team work and IKEA stuffs.) with the team and meeting cool dev's. As many of you know that the soft copy of the early build of windows 7 will be delivered though a 160GB mobile hard-rive which is really cool. Finally, PDC is never been fun without Scott Guthrie, Scott Hanselman, Don Box, Chris Anderson with their cool keynotes and sessions.
This year Microsoft will be focusing on cloud computing platforms (Dublin and .net services), which is growing popular these days with plenty of API's flying around. I will keep you guys what I learn from the event and about cloud computing.
Some of my favorite sessions follows
Some of my Key interest sessions follows
TL16 The Future of C# by Anders Hejlsberg
TL40 "Dublin" and .NET Services: Extending On-Premises Applications to the Cloud
PC20 ASP.NET 4.0 Roadmap By Scott Hunter
PC21 ASP.NET MVC: A New Framework for Building Web Applications by Phill Haack
PC58 Framework Design Guidelines by Brad Adams
TL49 Microsoft .NET Framework: Overview and Applications for Babies by Scott Hanselman
TL27 "Oslo": The Language by Don Box
PC31 ASP.NET and JQuery by Stephen Walther
BB24 SQL Server 2008: Deep Dive into Spatial Data by Isaac Kunen
TL18 "Oslo": Customizing and Extending the Visual Design Experience by Don Box
PC54 Mono and .NET by Miguel de Icaza
TL32 Microsoft Visual Studio: Customizing and Extending the Development Environment
TL31 "Oslo": Building Textual DSLs by Chris Anderson
These are only few. More I will decide on demand :-) Apart from PDC I am really enjoying my stay at LA, its a nice place properly choreographed and I like it all. If you are coming to PDC want to say Hi, or you want me to do that as well. I will be around at the Telerik Booth and of course in the sessions and keynote halls. By the way, today I found that there will be Microsoft Surface booth. Therefore, it will be cool to play around them as well.
If you are not in PDC , don't worry you can enjoy all of it sitting in-front of your laptop. You can download keynotes and sessions from PDC site. That's all I can remember now and will keep you posted about my experience.