TechEd 2003: Dallas : Day 1 - The Afterparty
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!