Next week is TechEd and I’m really excited and just a bit overwhelmed. I was also a little afraid of going into Cowboy country as I used to call the DC area home and I’m a Redskins fan, but luckily there are a fair number of us current and former Redskins both presenting and attending. I also used to live in Austin (loved it thanks for asking) and people from Texas are really friendly so I’m not too scared. We have a ton of stuff going on for developers and I always find the toughest part being choosing what sessions to attend. So without further ado, here are my pics for sessions and events:
Can’t Miss C# Sessions:
Extreme Programming with C# - Ken Schwaber
C# Past, Present, and Future - (Me)
C# Best Practices - Eric Gunnerson and Juval Lowy
Best Practices for Debugging Visual Studio - Habib Heydarian
Building Middle-Tier Applications in C# - (Me)
**Other Cool Events: **
We’re organizing a TechEd Bloggers meeting on Monday night from 7-8PM in room 118A. If you blog and you’re attending TechEd, come join the fun and/or the after party! We may also be able to get a blogging room with wireless access so keep checking for updates…
Come Hang with the C# team on Wednesday night from 7-8pm in room 118A. We’ll probably go out for drinks this night too…
We’re also presenting to the Dallas .NET User Group Thursday night from 6-9pm at the Microsoft office. Click [here](<a) for directions, and the official TechEd party is this night, so join-in and have fun.
While this isn’t really a cool event per se, the Hands-on labs are IMHO the best way to learn .NET concepts you might not be familiar with.
**Other Interesting Sessions I’ll hit: **
Speech-enabled web applications - Richard Irving, Siddharth Bhatia
Developing InfoPath Solutions Part 1 and 2 - Adriana Ardeleanu
.NET and J2EE Strategies for Interoperability - Simon Guest
Strategies for J2EE Developers - David Weller
Word XML: The Word XML Schema - Brian Jones
A first look at the Microsoft Location Server - Steve Lombardi
My schedule is also chock full of customer meetings so I sadly won’t be able to attend as many sessions as I would like. What sessions are you planning to attend? Did I miss your cool event? Let me know!