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PDC 2008

Posted by bsstahl on 2008-10-26 and Filed Under: event 

Next week I will be attending the Microsoft Professional Developer's Conference in Los Angeles. This will be my 6th PDC (of, I believe, 10).  I will be attempting, as I have done in the past, to blog each session that I attend, as well as other events and functions at the PDC. I will also be updating my status on Twitter @bsstahl on a regular basis.

My current schedule looks like this:

Sunday, Nov. 26th:

  • 1:40 PM - US Flight 29 PHX-LAX Arrives 3:08 PM PDT
  • Hotel Check-in
  • Conference Registration

Monday, Oct 27th:

  • 8:30 AM - Keynote Address with Ray Ozzie, Amitabh Srivastava, Bob Muglia & David Thompson
  • 11:00 AM - 1 of the following sessions:
    • Microsoft Visual Studio Team System: A Lap Around VSTS 2010 with Cameron Skinner
    • A Lap around Cloud Services Part 1 with Manuvir Das
  • 12:45 PM - 1 of the following sessions:
    • Microsoft Visual C# IDE: Tips and Tricks with Dustin Campbell
    • Microsoft Expression Blend: Tips & Tricks with Peter Blois & Douglas Olson
  • 1:45 PM - The Future of C# with Anders Hejlsberg
  • 3:30 PM - 1 of the following sessions:
    • Microsoft Silverlight, WPF and the Microsoft .NET Framework: Sharing Skills and Code with Ian Ellison-Taylor
    • A Lap around Cloud Services Part 2 with John Shewchuk
  • 5:15 PM - 1 of the following sessions:
    • Framework Design Guidelines with Brad Abrams & Krzysztof Cwalina
    • Microsoft .NET Framework: Overview and Applications for Babies with Scott Hanselman
    • Agile Development with Microsoft Visual Studio with Lori Lamkin & Sunder Raman
    • IronRuby: The Right Language for the Right Job with John Lam

Tuesday, Oct 28th:

  • 8:30 AM - Keynote Address with Ray Ozzie, Steven Sinofsky, Scott Guthrie & David Treadwell
  • 11:00 AM - Keynote Address with Chris Anderson & Don Box
  • 12:00 PM - AZ PDC Lunch Meet-Up at the Microsoft Store
  • 12:45 PM - 1 of the following sessions:
    • Building Search-Driven Portals with Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 and Microsoft Silverlight with Stein Danielsen & Jan Helge Sageflat
    • Windows Presentation Foundation Animation, YouTube, iTunes, Twitter, and Nintendo's Wiimote with Dan Fernandez, Scott Hanselman, Brian Peek & Clint Rutkas
    • Visual Studio Debugger Tips & Tricks with John Cunningham
  • 1:45 PM - 1 of the following sessions:
    • Developing Applications Using Data Services with Mike Flasko
    • A Lap around the Live Framework and Mesh Services with Ori Amiga
    • Project "Velocity": A First Look with Murali Krishnaprasad
    • A Lap around "Oslo" with Douglas Purdy & Vijaye Raji
  • 3:30 PM - 1 of the following sessions:
    • Microsoft Silverlight Futures: Building Business Focused Applications with Jamie Cool
    • Microsoft Silverlight 2 for Mobile: Developing for Mobile Devices with Amit Chopra & Giorgio Sardo
    • Live Services: Making your Application More Social with Angus Logan
  • 5:15 PM - 1 of the following sessions:
    • Entity Framework Futures with Tim Mallalieu
    • Developing Connected Home Applications and Services for Windows Home Server with CJ Saretto & Fabian Uhse
    • Live Services: Building Applications with the Live Framework with Raymond Endres
  • 7:00 PM - Attendee party at Universal Studios

Wednesday, Oct 29th:

  • 8:30 AM - Keynote
  • 10:30 AM - 1 of the following sessions:
    • Live Services: Live Framework Programming Model Architecture and Insights with Dharma Shukla
    • Exposing Connected Home Services to the Internet via Windows Home Server with Brendan Grant & CJ Saretto
    • Panel: The Future of Programming Languages with Gilad Bracha, Douglas Crockford, Anders Hejlsberg, Erik Meijer, Wolfram Schulte & Jeremy Siek
  • 12:00 PM - Silverlight Controls Roadmap with Shawn Burke
  • 1:15 PM - 1 of the following sessions:
    • SQL Server 2008: New and Future T-SQL Programmability with Michael Wang
    • Improving .NET Application Performance and Scalability with Steve Carroll & Ed Glas
  • 3:00 PM - 1 of the following sessions:
    • Live Services: Mesh Services Architecture and Concepts with Abolade Gbadegesin
    • "Dublin": Hosting and Managing Workflows and Services in Windows Application Server with Dan Eshner
    • Offline-Enabled Data Services and Desktop Applications with Pablo Castro
  • 4:45 PM - Live Services: Building Mesh-Enabled Web Applications Using the Live Framework with Arash Ghanaie-Sichanie
  • 6:00 PM - Ask-the-Experts

Thursday, Oct 30th:

  • 8:30 AM - 1 of the following sessions:
    • SharePoint 2007: Creating SharePoint Applications using Visual Studio 2008 with Chris Johnson
    • Microsoft Visual Studio Team System Team Foundation Server: How We Use It at Microsoft with Stephanie Saad
    • Research: Contract Checking and Automated Test Generation using Pex with Mike Barnett & Nikolai Tillmann
  • 10:15 AM - 1 of the following sessions:
    • Live Services: The Future of the Device Mesh with Jeremy Mazner
    • Microsoft Silverlight 2: Control Model with Karen Corby
  • 12:00 PM - 1 of the following sessions:
    • Live Services: Notifications, Awareness, and Communications with John Macintyre
    • Services Symposium: Cloud or No Cloud, the Laws of Physics Still Apply with Gianpaolo Carraro
  • 1:45 PM - An Introduction to Microsoft F# with Luca Bolognese
  • 4:20 PM - US Flight 152 LAX-PHX Arrives 5:40 PM MST
  • 6:00 PM - Collapse in an exhausted heap on my bed

All of this, of course, is subject to significant change...

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Barry S. Stahl Barry S. Stahl (him/his) - Barry is a .NET Software Engineer who has been creating business solutions for enterprise customers for more than 30 years. Barry is also an Election Integrity Activist, baseball and hockey fan, husband of one genius and father of another, and a 30+ year resident of Phoenix Arizona USA. When Barry is not traveling around the world to speak at Conferences, Code Camps and User Groups or to participate in GiveCamp events, he spends his days as a Solution Architect for Carvana in Tempe AZ and his nights thinking about the next AZGiveCamp event where software creators come together to build websites and apps for some great non-profit organizations.

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