Last day in Vegas

Fri, May 13, 2005, 08:51 AM under Random
MEDC came to its conclusion yesterday and today is my last day in Vegas.

Yesterday was a good day: Alex_F gave his all inclusive COM interop talk; David_K/Mark_I held their debugging session and Roman_B on NETCF performance were simply great. Also, Chris_T announced our latest SDF release.

Reflecting on the conference now that it has ended, there were a few things here and there that were new to me but, due to our close links with MSFT and the numerous Whidbey drops I've played with over the past year, I must say that most content was familiar. How about some level 500 sessions next year?

However, that is not the main takeaway as the most important benefit was meeting tens of MSFT people and it was great to put a face to a name and equally beneficial meeting new MSFT names/faces. In the same vain, I got a chance to meet most of the MVP community and quite frankly that is what it is all about. Apart from a handful of MVPs that couldn't make it there and a few MSFT people that I (unluckily) just didn't run into, from a networking perspective this conference met my expectations 101% :-D

Soooo... I am catching a flight to San Francisco later on and after a brief stop there it is back to Blighty... I was going to go into how much I "deposited" at the casino but I think this is a good point to stop the diary-style blogging and go back to the technical focus starting from the next blog entry.