Hanselminutes on Channel 9 - Video #1
Rory and I did a few videos together a while back to promote TechEd 2005. (Baby Carrots, Designing Software) They kind of worked, but were perhaps a bit forced. We thought they'd be cool at the time because when Rory and I hang out and just riff, we're a hoot. A hoot and a half, even. So, the Rawdawg got the idea for he and I to wander around Microsoft's Building 42 (Developer Division or "DevDiv") and simply pop in to folks offices and ask them "What are you working on?"
For me, I wanted to get back into the "Roots of Channel 9" - raw discussions, preferably with folks who know what they are talking about.
As Rory says:
Rory: In this first series (yes: first - if you like it, we might do more), we walked around building 42 and surprised people with impromptu requests for interviews. Most accepted.
A typical Channel 9 interview is booked anywhere from days to months in advance, so this is a different sort of thing.
We planned nothing and had no agenda. We ended up with a few hours of footage and if you like them, Rory will post them, and we might do more, perhaps even ask we approach the Mix conference.
In this first video we got lucky and bumped into an actual Dev on the ASP.NET team, Polita Paulus.
Sticking with my personal ongoing interest of not wasting your time, Rory and I changed the format even more:
Rory: Let us know what you think about this format. Another thing to note is that it's shorter than recent 9 videos. We've been seeing a lot of comments from viewers asking that we shorten them up. This one is just under 15 minutes long, so tell us what you think of that as well.
If you want more Channel 9 videos like this, forward the link around and say so in the comments of the video. So, we present for your consumption, Hanselminutes on 9 - #1. I hope it doesn't suck.