Scott Hanselman

The TechEd Party to Attend - Party with Palermo

May 24, '07 Comments [17] Posted in TechEd
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If you are headed to TechEd 2007 in Orlando, make sure you make the time to go to Party with Palermo. Jeff throws an unmatched geek party and you don't want to miss it.

It's free, and I can attest, it's great. You'll meet lots of cool folks, many bloggers, wonks and other geeks. I went to the last one in Seattle and had a blast.

Sadly this year, a very large combination of events, both business and personal, meant that I have had to bow out of TechEd, so I won't be there to join you. It's only the second time ever I've canceled a speaking gig, and I'm bummed, but it was the right thing to do at this point.

But for you who are going, go over to the Party with Palermo Website and RSVP by leaving a comment right now!

It's June 3rd, 2007 @ 7PM - 11PM at Glo Lounge:  http://www.gloloungeorlando.com/
8967 International Dr, Orlando, FL
(407) 351-0361

Enjoy. My giant head may appear via Skype Video Conferencing at some point during the evening. ;)

Jeff's also been kind enough to add Team Hanselman and our Diabetes Walk 2007 as honorary community sponsors of the event, so drink lots of beer and click for a Tax-Deductible Donation.

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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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Thursday, May 24, 2007 1:28:16 AM UTC
Sorry you won't be there. Built my schedule around you, Mark Miller and a couple of other superheros and now you go and tell me to attend some boring session instead.
Joe
Thursday, May 24, 2007 1:36:41 AM UTC
I'm very sorry, but when I am at liberty to explain in full, I'm sure you'll forgive me.
Thursday, May 24, 2007 2:45:52 AM UTC
Oh, and if anyone wants to "virtually" hang out while they're at teched, or whenever, call me on Skype at "glucopilot." It's amazing how well Skype's video works. Maybe we can do an Alt.Teched with Live Meeting or Skype Conference.
Thursday, May 24, 2007 2:52:38 AM UTC
Hey Scott, I hope everything is alright. I was hoping to get to talk with you in person at Palermo's or the influencial party, but I understand how things go sometime. Maybe we can chat at the PDC?
Thursday, May 24, 2007 4:18:28 AM UTC
Scott -

Very bummed to hear you won't be able to make it, but c'est la vie. What does this mean for your pre-conference seminar? I was really looking forward to that. Is somebody else going to be presenting it?
Thursday, May 24, 2007 4:29:59 AM UTC
Oh, never mind. I see they added Ron Jacobs to the billing for that one (it was just you when I registered).
Thursday, May 24, 2007 4:37:16 AM UTC
No, actually Ron Jacobs and I gave that Pre-Con in Barcelona together. In this instance, he'll be giving it all himself. It's very good content, mostly Ron's, so I encourage you to check it out. Not sure why he was "added" as he was always the Alpha Dog on that talk.
Thursday, May 24, 2007 4:51:26 AM UTC
Yep, I still plan to. Ron was already on my list of people to see, so I'm still looking forward to it.

I could be wrong about the billing on that pre-con, but I could swear yours was the only name on it when I registered back in March. *shrug* I didn't mean to imply anything by it.

It looks like Patrick is going to be doing the NDepend BOF now, right?
Thursday, May 24, 2007 4:55:46 AM UTC
Yes, Patrick Cauldwell has been using NDepend for a while now on our NextGen Platform and will be covering that talk for me, and John Lam will be doing the DLR. Patrick will likely join him for that also.
Thursday, May 24, 2007 5:26:52 AM UTC
Oh, too bad. Was looking forward to the architecture pre-con. I signed up after seeing you were giving it. I wonder if they would give me my money back?

I guess if the content won't change then it will be worth it anyways. I imagine you have a good reason for the change so don't sweat it.
Jose
Thursday, May 24, 2007 9:38:10 AM UTC
Really sorry about that José. Ron and I have a lot of run when we do this, but I know he'll do great with me dragging him down. :) He's got an interesting "Beyond Bullets" PowerPoint Style that I think you'll enjoy.
Thursday, May 24, 2007 1:34:43 PM UTC
Seriously sucks to hear that you're not attending Scott - and after I plugged your talk with John Lam and all...
I totally understand, as I'm lucky to make it to Orlando this time with a second child in the house now (two months)! I'm thankful for my mother-in-law right about now working for Skywest. Can you put a list together of talks you figure are off-the-chain for the modern developer/IT person? As for Party with Palermo - I don't get in early enough (10pm). :(
Mark Deason
Thursday, May 24, 2007 5:12:07 PM UTC
hey Scott, sorry to hear you're not coming. thanks for the heads up on the party though, I can never say no to a good party =)
Thursday, May 24, 2007 6:03:54 PM UTC
Scott,

I'm sorry to hear you're not attending. I am scheduled for the Software Arch. pre-conference session you were leading. I was looking forward to meeting you.

I hope all is well and I know you have good reason not to attend.

Richard
Thursday, May 24, 2007 9:22:33 PM UTC
You can plan out your sessions with the fairly decent TechEd Session Manager

Here's the sessions I had planned:

Monday, June 4, 2007
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
DEV11-TLC Microsoft Visual Studio Team System and Software Factories Blue Theater 13

1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
DEV341 Windows Vista Security for Developers S320 A

3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
WEB07-TLC Web Standards Critique Blue Theater 14

4:45 PM - 6:00 PM
DAT12-TLC Using Microsoft Windows PowerShell and SMO Together Blue Theater 12

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

8:30 AM - 9:45 AM
SEC312 How'd They Find THAT?: Implementing the New Microsoft Fundamental Computer Investigation Guide for Windows N310 E

10:15 AM - 11:30 AM
DAT327 Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Always-On Demo Fest S310 E
DEV21-TLC Discoverability and the Ultimate User Experience Blue Theater 14

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
BOF09 Exiting the Zone of Pain: Static Analysis with NDepend S331 A

1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
ARC214 Microsoft Windows CardSpace, Active Directory Federation Services, Identity Lifecycle Manager and More: A Comprehensive Overview of Identity on the Microsoft Platform N320 A

2:45 PM - 4:00 PM
ARC316 O-O? S-O? Workflow?: Architecture Tradeoffs in the Real World S310 A
WEB11-TLC Why Dynamic Languages? Blue Theater 14

4:30 PM - 5:45 PM
ARC18-TLC Making Sense Out of all the Types of Objects Blue Theater 9
WEB311 Optimizing and Extending ASP.NET AJAX S230 E

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
BOF53 Accessibility, CSS, and ASP.NET N320 A

7:45 PM - 8:45 PM
BOF64 Solving Digital Identity Problems: Windows CardSpace and OpenID N320 E

9:00 PM - 10:00 PM
BOF72 Developing Windows Vista Sidebar Gadgets N310 E

9:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Jam Sessions - The Groove, Universal Studios

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

8:30 AM - 9:45 AM
BOF14 Optimizing Virtualization Performance and Backing Up Applications S331 A
DEV325 Speaking Windows Vista: All You Ever Wanted to Know about Speech Recognition N220 E

10:15 AM - 11:30 AM
DEV332 XAML As a Better Microsoft Visual C# S310 E

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
LNC09 Microsoft Certified Architect Program N230

2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
MBL210 Microsoft Windows Live Services on Windows Mobile 6 N230

3:15 PM - 3:45 PM
Break - Refreshments in Partner Expo Hall

3:45 PM - 5:00 PM
DEV223 Next Generation Networking in Windows Vista N310 A

5:30 PM - 6:45 PM
ARC305 Practice-Centric Software Development with Microsoft Visual Studio Team Foundation Server S230 A

DAT328 Microsoft SQL Server Always-On Technologies: Disaster Recovery Strategies for Isolated Damage and Human Error S230 E

Thursday, June 7, 2007

8:00 AM - 9:15 AM
SEC310R Why I Can Hack Your Network in a Day! [A live demonstration of techniques and tools used by hackers to compromise your network] (Repeated from 6/6) S330

9:45 AM - 11:00 AM
ARC04-TLC Why Software Sucks Blue Theater 9

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
LNC14 (Panel Discussion) Open Source Software in Enterprise Development N230

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Dessert Buffet in Partner Expo Hall

1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
CLI426 Windows Vista Kernel Changes S310 A

2:15 PM - 2:45 PM
Break - Refreshments in Partner Expo Hall

2:45 PM - 4:00 PM
ARC10-TLC Agile Talk on Agility Blue Theater 9

4:30 PM - 5:45 PM
DEV13-TLC Windows .NET Client: “Acropolis” Client Application Framework Blue Theater 13
DEV344 Microsoft XNA Game Studio Express: Creating Your First Microsoft Windows and Xbox 360 Game N210 E

Friday, June 8, 2007

9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
ARC303 Building Your Own Software Factory N310 A

10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
DEV315 "IronPython" and Dynamic Languages on .NET S210 B

1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
SOA320 Microsoft Windows Communication Foundation Syndication, AJAX and REST Services in Web 2.0 with .NET Framework 3.5 S220 E

2:45 PM - 4:00 PM
SEC325 Advanced Microsoft Windows Troubleshooting with Sysinternals Process Monitor S330
Friday, May 25, 2007 3:49:36 AM UTC
That's a bummer. I signed up for the Architecture pre-conf and was particularly interested in your ideas and the banter between you and Ron during the session.
Sunday, May 27, 2007 6:05:13 AM UTC
Be sure to check out Patrick Cauldwell's BoFs, especially the one about NDepend.
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