Second Week of European Conference Tour
Last week I had the pleasure of presenting again at the SDN Conference. I had a great time at the conference. I ended up presenting (or co-presenting) six talks at the conference. The Silverlight talks were some of my favorites:
In addition, I gave a breakout session at the Windows 7 launch (where they gave away 100 copies of Windows 7). My talk at the launch was:
- Adding Windows 7 Features to Your .NET Applications
I was able to show off how to create TaskDialogs, Taskbar features like progress, thumbnails and jumplists. I had a lot of fun doing that talk (et lekker!).
A couple of days before the talk, I noticed that Ted Neward and I had a similar talk on MGrammar so we decided to co-host both sessions. Since Oslo is early, there were a lot of skeptics in the rooms; not all did we convert but it did create some very interesting discussion of what is a Domain Specific Language and whether Oslo is the key to DSLs in the Microsoft space. The talks I did on Oslo included:
- Why Oslo Matters
- Writing Your First MGrammar (co-presented with Ted Neward) (download code)
- The Busy .NET Developer's Guide to DSLs in Oslo (co-presented with Ted Neward) (download code)
Of course conferences are not just about doing talks. They are also about visiting with *my* favorite speakers. The usual bunch were there:
Steve Forte and Richard Campbell
Ted likes his soup:
Paco Likes Soup too (aka Hadi Hariri)
Its been a fun time, and almost 1/2 over.