I’m in Calgary right now at Microsoft’s new paid conference, Tech Days. Despite being a little critical of the event when I first heard about it, I was asked to speak in Calgary. I figured it would be a great opportunity to get a first-hand look at the event so that I can offer more constructive feedback for future editions of Tech Days, and besides, I love sharing what I know with others!
I did the first two presentations in the Web Developer track – a session on ADO.NET Data Services followed by an introduction to Internet Explorer 8 for developers. I think my presentations went well for the most part, despite a few glitches with the demos. Initial feedback from people in the audience was positive anyway! Here are a few resources.
Goin’ Up to the Data in the Sky: ADO.NET Data Services for Web Developers
- ADO.NET Data Services at MSDN
- Astoria Team Blog
- Great introduction video at Channel 9
- Using ADO.NET Data Services Walkthrough
Internet Explorer 8 for Developers: What You Need to Know
- Official Site and Download
- IE8 Team Blog
- Internet Explorer Developer Center
- Internet Explorer 8 Demos
- Internet Explorer Gallery
Thanks to everyone who came to the sessions – feel free to contact me if you have additional questions.
Also, thanks to John Bristowe and the team at Microsoft for the opportunity to be involved with Tech Days. I’m looking forward to the rest of the sessions!