This came across my email twice today (thanks Tim and Joe). I have been hearing about it for a while now, but it looks like crunch time and time to register. It should be a great event, down and dirty learning, not a lot of fluff.
Do you miss the old Dev Days events? Do you wish that you could attend a TechEd or PDC, but don’t have the time or budget to get to one? Well the Big Event is for you. Come spend a day with us as we delve into developer and architect topics during the day. With a mix of some your favorite local presenters as well as some from Redmond.
The day will begin with a keynote from the Microsoft Patterns and Practices team. Peter Provost, a senior development lead from P&P will join us to discuss what P&P has delivered and how you can get started with their guidance.
The day's events will cater toward both developers and architects, with tracks accommodating both audiences. For developers, Rob Bagby will discuss exposing and consuming data using the Microsoft stack. He'll explore new data services frameworks for developers to exploit. Developers will also be able to learn how to use Office as a developer platform and realize the power of integrating functionality within Office applications themselves, using managed code! We've also brought in VB developer extraordinaire Beth Massi from the VB team to talk about what is new in VB9 for developers and some surprises you might not have known about. This line-up is must see!
The architect track will examine topics such as why user experience matters. Discussions around why we should be paying more attention to the user experience and what mistakes inhibit application adoption. Peter Provost from P&P will also discuss Agile Development methodologies at Microsoft and how it has been adopted. Finally the Live Platform will be examined. Live is much more than search and Virtual Earth...this session will examine the whole Live platform offerings available to architects.
This really is going to be a great day of interaction!
The event is completely free to attend for anyone (registration is required). Details and registration link are below, we look forward to you attending!
When: Thursday, January 31, 2008 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Where: Marriot DTC, 4900 S. Syracuse St, Denver Colorado 80237
Registration is appreciated: Click here to register