Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Join me at my TechEd BOF Sessions

Traveling to TechEd 2009 this May? If so, why not come visit one of my Birds-of-a-Feather sessions on Thursday. Thanks to your voting (and much thanks, by the way, for the votes!) both of my BOF sessions have been accepted and both have been voted popular enough to be on the "big BOF day." What's the big BOF day you ask? Well, since TechEd has cancelled the attendee party (typically held at Universal Studios) they are replacing it with a big "community night." One of the key "attractions" of the community night will be the Thursday night BOF sessions (I know- right on par with free food and drink at Universal), and that's exactly where you'll find me.

As a reminder, here are the two BOF sessions I'll be moderating:
  • Build Great Web Applications Today: What Technologies Should I Use? In this session, we'll bascially discuss whether you should use ASP.NET AJAX, Silverlight, or mixture of both (or something else altogether) to build great web applications today. The goal is to bring some clarity to often confusing question: Which Microsoft technologies should I use or spend time learning? [Thursday, 2:45 - 4:00 PM]
  • Telecommuting: Is the Grass Really Greener? In this session, I hope to moderate a good discussion about the pros and cons of working from home. I hope bring to the table my experience as a telecommuter for the last 2+ years and dispel some of the myths (both good and bad) of working remotely. It should be a fun session with lots of good answers to all the questions you've got about quiting your commute. [Thursday, 8:00 - 9:00 PM]
If you don't have time to visit my BOF sessions, be sure to stop by the Microsoft Web Experience Experts area and say hi. I'll be spending much of my time during the week staffing that area of Microsoft's "booth" and I'm always available to answer questions or talk about what's next from Telerik. See you in L.A. in a few short weeks!