Sep 6, 2008

Tech.Ed Australia 2008

Tech.Ed Australia is over for another year and for me this Tech.Ed was very different to the others I have been to.  Previously I have attended as a delegate an I've simply gone to sessions and absorbed as much information and opinions from the presenters as I could.

This year I was fortunate enough to be given a breakout session on the Architecture track in which I talked about Dependency Injection, Inversion of Control and Unity (the IoC container that is part of enterprise library 4).  I also had a "chalk and talk" session where I gave a 20 minute version of my agile agile presentation.

Both sessions were well attended and for everyone who came and especially to those who gave me constructive feedback, I'd like to pass on a big thank you.

Apart from my sessions I also spent time getting the TFS environment and automated build and deployment scripts set up for the Tech.Ed DevGarten project where we were redeveloping the UNICEF web site, and I spent a fair bit of one-on-one time with some of the conference delegates who wanted to talk about either unity or agile development.

As for the other breakout sessions I only made it to a handful - I went to Scott Hanselman's presentation on ASP.NET MVC so I could pick up some tips on presentation style, a session on dynamic languages (Iron Python, Iron Ruby, etc) and one on F# so I could get expand my thinking beyond C# and VB.NET, and also one on managing complex development as I've worked with one of the presenters and was curious to see what would be said.

All up I thought it was a great tech.ed and I'd like to thank Microsoft and the DPE/Marketing teams for organising such a great event. Well done to all!

1 comment:

  1. Thank you Richard for your One-on-One session on Friday. I was able to take away a couple of valuable actions items, which I'm trying out. Taking baby steps.
    Cheers
    Sujeevan

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