Wednesday, August 11, 2010

devLink 2010 Wrap-Up

devlink-2010 This has been a busy summer for speaking and .NET events! After the recent virtual mvcConf and (real) Dallas TechFest, I made my way to Nashville to participate in devLink 2010. If you’re not familiar with devLink, it is one of the largest (and best) community-run conferences in the US. John Kellar and crew put-on a 3-day, multi-track event that rivals the “big shows,” but unlike the big shows, devLink doesn’t cost you a paycheck. This year, devLink returned to the beautiful Lipscomb University campus in Nashville, and the event packed with over 800 paying developers.

I travelled to Nashville to deliver three sessions and participate on an impromptu panel on finding a job (hosted by David Giard or TechnologyAndFriends vidcast). My sessions were for the web developers at devLink, and we packed the rooms standing-room-only:

  • The Rich Standard: Getting Familiar with HTML5
  • Combining WebForms, MVC, and Silverlight
  • Getting the Most Out of What’s New in ASP.NET 4.0

Thanks again to everyone that joined me for the sessions, and big thanks to the person (sorry, didn’t grab your name) that taught that devLink vending machine a lesson for stealing my drink! I had a great time and hope you were able to learn something from the sessions. The code and slides for the sessions is available below for your on-demand learning pleasure.

For now, it’s time to prep and head-off to Baton Rouge for SQL Saturday. See you in Louisiana!

The Rich Standard: Getting Familiar with HTML5
[Slides (PDF)]

Combining WebForms, MVC, and Silverlight
[Slides (PDF)] [Code (Zip)]

Getting the Most Out of What’s New in ASP.NET 4.0
[Slides (PDF)] [Code (Zip)]