Scott Hanselman

TechEd 2004 - My Birds of a Feather session was approved!

May 10, '04 Comments [3] Posted in TechEd | Speaking | XML
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Looks like my Birds of a Feather session for TechEd 2004 was approved…Be there or be square!  I’m not sure how this format works, but if they have a projector I’ll show some of the extensions to CodeSmith that we’ve written.  We generate about 100,000 lines of C# code per implementation here at Corillian.  We’ve extended XML Schema with our own attributes and have effectively replaced XSD.exe for our company.  It will be fun to discuss these kinds of efforts.

BOF09 Code Generation: So What? 20 years later and we're still writing the code ourselves. What can we do to generate code? How can technologies like XSD, CodeDom, XSLT, CodeSmith and others save us time as developers?
23-May 7:00PM Room 15A

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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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Monday, May 10, 2004 11:56:43 PM UTC
I hope to be there once my pre-con gets out - assuming I don't have to go hang out with the team after we're done. It would be really great if it happened some other night, but I guess you can't control that - right?
Tuesday, May 11, 2004 1:47:42 AM UTC
I don't think they're giving us projectors. In theory they are supposed to be more "rountable" based...

Although I would certainly like to have one for showing off some CI stuff. If you figure out where to get one, let me know.
Friday, May 14, 2004 1:09:47 AM UTC
Nope, they made a point of not having projectors last time and intend to continue the tradition as far as I know. The idea is to have a discussion, not a presentation. Of course that only works well if you have an audience show up who has something to say about the topic, and a room that is conducive to that. Mine last TechEd ended being a packed room in an auditorium style set up where no one there knew anything about the topic (Microsoft Application Blocks). So I tried to make it conversational, but it ended up being a little too much of me talking with no AV to reinforce the things I was saying.

I think they should make AV available, just encourage you not to use it unless necessary to reinforce a particular point in the discussion. But alas... I am but a voice in the wind.
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