PDC 2008: BabySmash Preparations
As I've mentioned before, I've got a talk at PDC this year, it's "TL49" and it's called "Microsoft .NET Framework: Overview and Applications for Babies." It's on Monday at 5:15pm in Room 411.
The baby aspect is really secondary, mostly because BabySmash (and what I do with it in the talk) is Not Northwind. This was the strangest Microsoft talk I could sneak past the bosses without them noticing. It also crosses over into other talks and many other products that I'll mention as the week goes on.
Stressful times...I'm nervous because:
- I've never tried to do some many complex and intertwining demos at once.
- I've never had so many people help out to make it all happen.
- It may suck.
- I've got like 7 hours of content to fit in 75 minutes.
- I've forgotten completely what I'm talking about. ;)
I hope enough people show up. Starting to get the pre-show jitters!
Here's a teaser of what we were able to accomplish at Tim Huckaby's Party tonight in San Diego. More soon!
(That's Clemens Vaster's daughter and yes that's what you think it is. Tim has one at his house. Crazy.)
See you at PDC!
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.
Thoughts of Barney Rubble's son Bam Bam go racing through my head...
kept my 2.5 year old going for way too long. Now I can't play on my computer anymore...
If you need someone for the dutch translation, give me a yell :)
Saw your PDC session today, what a great story! It was Pure Evil! Just wondering, saw 'diwali' on your today screen when you showed the mobile BabySmash, do you and/or your wife also celebrate this event? My wife comes from India and celebrates it but your wife is from Zimbabwe right?
greetz Marco (and a hello from the +5 guy from the elevator in de Sheraton)
Watched your talk on the web. I thought it went great. Congrats on getting that done, it must have been a lot of work.
Quick question about your talk. You mentioned, briefly, some C#/VB.NET contracts -- e.g. requires some string not to be null, etc. Kind of design-by-contract. You said briefly in your talk something like, "this kind of contract checking will be available in the next version of... of Visual Studio" (about 20 minutes in)
Could you elaborate on that a bit?
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