Scott Hanselman

TechEd 2003: Dallas : Going Home...

June 4, '03 Comments [2] Posted in Web Services | TechEd | Speaking | PDC | Tools
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I had a BLAST at TechEd this year.  Thanks to everyone who made my session DEV389 - Learning to Love WSDL a standing-room-only session!  A lot of great comments, a lot of good discussion.

If you're looking for code samples, the slides, snippets, links, etc look at my earlier post on Web Services Tools from the Windows Server 2003 Launch and the MyMsEvents site.

Thanks to everyone and see you at PDC!

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Scott Hanselman is a former professor, former Chief Architect in finance, now speaker, consultant, father, diabetic, and Microsoft employee. He is a failed stand-up comic, a cornrower, and a book author.

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TechEd 2003: Dallas : Day 3 - The Calm before the storm...

June 4, '03 Comments [0] Posted in Web Services | TechEd | Speaking
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It's the quiet hours before my session...the demos are ready, the laptop is stable (knock on wood) and I'm ready to jump in...it's Learning to Love WSDL - DEV389 at 1:30 in C147/C148/C154 - the only session with "love" in the title.  Wish me luck!

Also, kudos to Kate Gregory for having the highest rated session at TechEd so far!

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Scott Hanselman is a former professor, former Chief Architect in finance, now speaker, consultant, father, diabetic, and Microsoft employee. He is a failed stand-up comic, a cornrower, and a book author.

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TechEd 2003: Dallas : Day 1 - The Afterparty

June 2, '03 Comments [0] Posted in Web Services | ASP.NET | TechEd | Speaking
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Day 1 of TechEd is really just the Afterparty of the Sunday events.  We hung out at the Circle R ranch where I clearly dominated on the mechanical bull.  I also was crushed in Ping Pong by Chris Goldfarb (PDX INETA), sang a horrible version of Under the Boardwalk with Jonathan Zuck, who it turns out, is a fantastic baritone and while I assumed it was WE who sucked, it was in fact I who sucked. 

Software Legend Juval Lowy's cardboard cutout, that mysteriously absconded (clearly under its own locomotive power) from the Book Mall also put in an appearance on stage at the Influencer's Party.  Who knows where flat Juval will appear next?

Met lots of cool INETA people - User Group leaders from Seattle, Bay.NET, Pakistan and beyond!  Got a picture of me on a giant steer (cause who doesn't want a picture of that) and ate more meat that I really should have. 

Hung out manning the Advanced Web Services booth at Microsoft this afternoon from noon to 3 and answered questions around WSE and WSDL and I pimped my Weds 1:30pm DEV389 - Learning to Love WSDL session shamelessly.

I'm currently proctoring labs down in C141 and hanging with Kent Sharkey and Jas Sandhu.  Kent is teasing me for blogging wirelessly and I'm teasing him for not having updated his blogg in 8 days!

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Scott Hanselman is a former professor, former Chief Architect in finance, now speaker, consultant, father, diabetic, and Microsoft employee. He is a failed stand-up comic, a cornrower, and a book author.

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TechEd 2003: Dallas : Sunday Sunday Sunday!

June 1, '03 Comments [0] Posted in Web Services | XML
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Sitting in a great pre-meeting right now.  Just heard Steve Elston speak on Patterns and Practices, now we're listening to Don Box talk about Messaging in Windows and his thoughts about .NET Remoting and XML Web Services and the WSE (Web Services Enhancements) 2.0.

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TechEd 2003: Dallas :T-1 Day

June 1, '03 Comments [1] Posted in Web Services | Internationalization | TechEd | Speaking
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It's hot as hell in Dallas.  I wasn't here a hour before I heard no fewer than three "but it's a dry heat" jokes.  No, actually it's a wet sticky 130 degree heat.  My weak Oregon bones can't take it.  And me with jeans and a leather jacket.  Looks like this week will be "geeks in shorts 2k3."

Had a great dinner at "Texas de Brazil" - a bizarre place with no menu.  The meal is for a fixed $38.50.  They give you a small round disc with one side green and red on the other.  If your disc is turned up green, it means you want more meat - and then meat just flies out of nowhere.  "Filet Mignon, sir?" "Mas carne, senor?" "Chicken wrapped in bacon?" "Pork wrapped in more pork, with a pork sauce?"  It was crazy and fabulous.  All you can eat meat and a salad buffet.  Check it out at 2727 Cedar Springs Road.

Hooked up with lot of good friends, had a blast, and it's not even the first day.  Hung out with the INETA LATAM guys and Jorge Oblitas and tortured them with my 4 years of high-school Spanish.

Sat next to Chris Kinsman (the RD from Seattle) on the plane from Denver to Dallas with Keith Pleas two rows behind him, and talked to Chris the whole flight.  Chris is one of those guys who is broad and deep in knowledge.  I showed him some of the stuff I'm doing around internationalization and he grokked immediately and offered some ideas on how I can improve it.  That's what TechEd is all about to me.

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Scott Hanselman is a former professor, former Chief Architect in finance, now speaker, consultant, father, diabetic, and Microsoft employee. He is a failed stand-up comic, a cornrower, and a book author.

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