DevDays 2010 afterburner

By mark
March 31, 2010

Unexpectedly I was able to go to the DevDays yesterday and I had a great time. At the moment I’m in between projects so I asked if there were any tickets left for the DevDays. One of our interns bought a ticket already so I was able to take his place.

The day started not so good, it took me about 2 hours to get to the conference centre in The Hague:( Due to that I missed the keynote by Anders Hejlsberg, So I immediately went to the Avanade stand on the first floor. Our stand was pretty dominant right on top of the stairs.

The first session I saw was the session on ASP.NET MVC by Scott Hanselman. He is a great presenter. If separation of concerns is your main goal then ASP.NET MVC is your friend. I value this presentation with an 8.5

After having a nice lunch(especially the pompoen sandwich with tuna) I sat down to see the presentation of Anko Duizer on Windows Azure. Sadly enough it was quite the same presentation as last year, though it was good to get a good recap on Azure. I value this presentation with a 6.5

The next session I watched was on Windows Azure Platform AppFabric by Aaron Skonnard, great speaker, very knowledgable guy. I think AppFabric is a very interesting topic, certainly for customers of Avanade(enterprise customers in the Microsoft space). When our customers start moving to the cloud, they will also start integrating with each other and then AppFabric comes into play. I value this presentation with an 8.

I didn’t attend the last slot of the day, because I had to get my child from kindergarten. Also I did not attend the second day of the DevDays. I hope I can found some time to view some of the recorded sessions of today.My overall impression was that it was better then last year. And it is always nice to meet some former colleagues, co-workers, etc.

CU next year maybe!


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