Plip's Weblog

Phil Winstanley - British .NET chap based in Lancashire. Enjoys tea and tech. Working for Microsoft.

March 2009 - Posts

Find me at MIX09 and win a prize!

 You may or may not be aware but my company is working on a TOP SECRET PROJECT at the moment.


The project is specifically for .NET developers and will be infinately useful! There's nothing like it out there today and you could be one of the first few people in the world to play with it! 

Sometime during the next couple of weeks we'll be launching it publically and we want to choose the most daring and exciting .NET developers in the World to get free and early access to our TOP SECRET PROJECT.

So what do you have to do to get access? Well it's pretty damn simple!


1. Find me (Picture below). It's not hard - I'm Ginger and Pasty White - I look like an inverted traffic cone.

2. Give me one of your business cards. (Don't have one? Not a problem - give me someone else's, I won't know!)

3. Wait for the e-mail (Or tell the person whose card you've given me they're going to get one).





Easy Peasy!

So DO IT !

Posted: Mar 16 2009, 01:07 AM by Plip | with no comments
Filed under: , ,
Preparing for MIX09

In a little over 48 hours I'll be arriving in Las Vegas and hooking up with all the other web types for MIX09. While this is the third MIX event I've attended (I missed out on the first one) it's certainly the one I'm most excited to attend.

So to help my MIX09 event attendance run smoothly I've decided to plan ahead a little.


Meeting cool people is the main reason I'm coming to MIX09.

So who are a few of the people I am looking forward to hanging out with and why ?


Scott Cate - Old time ASP.NET buddy and all round top bloke (He'll be Live Casting the Keynotes!

Tricky - One of the best designers I have the pleasure of knowing - this guy is a usability god!

Scott Hansleman - Speaker, author, ALT.NET fanatic and beard wearer. Scott usually hurls abuse at me which is fun :)

Ryan Christensen-Schwarz - Top .NET developer and good friend - not seen Ryan since his Wedding last year in San Fran.

Thomas Lee - Thomas was a contact in Microsoft for a while a couple of years back, now he's on the team that brings us MIX - PARTY ANIMAL! 

Sam Morrison - .NET Bloke from London who is running a VBUG group down there, it's his first MIX, will be great to catch up! Showing him Steak one night at the best Steak house in the WORLD*.

*May not be entirely true.

Chris Hardy - Awww Chrissss!!!! Chris is a .NET Developer in Manchester, he's worked with me for a few years and is another victim of having me attend his wedding.

Scott Guthrie - If he can spare a few moments it would be great to catch up with Scott and find out what he's been up to recently, not spoken to Scott properly since he came to the UK for REMIX:08 last year.

Phil Haack - MVC god. I need not say any more!

Michael McClary - Microsoft UK Agency chap - lots of stuff going on with this man - keep a close watch on him!


Mainly though, it's the people I don't know that I'm going to MIX09 for - I want to meet MORE cool people!

Wanna hook up? Drop me an e-mail and we'll sort it out!


What am I going to do whilst I'm in Vegas?

On Thursday night I'm heading to the "Together @ MIX09" gathering which has been arranged by Michael McClary of Microsoft UK.


I'll be uploading my Pictures here: -


I'll be Tweeting here: -

Posted: Mar 16 2009, 01:06 AM by Plip | with 5 comment(s)
Filed under: , ,
More Posts