Friday, August 7, 2009

New Developer Foundations Track at TechDays Vancouver!

It has been a crazy couple of weeks since my last post about the lack of fundamentals at TechDays.  Shortly after, John Bristowe (Developer Evangelist for Western Canada) contacted me about presenting the TDD session at TechDays in Vancouver.  After some back-and-forth, I decided that what better way to influence the material at TechDays than to present it myself, so I agreed and will be presenting.

In the meantime, we also announced the evening sessions presented by ALT.NET Vancouver.  We’ll be hosting a keynote speaker and a series of lightning talks in the evening of Sept 14th, followed by an evening of open spaces on the evening of Sept 15th.  This will be a great opportunity for you to bring up any topics that you would like to have covered that were missing from the main conference.

Also, earlier this week Justice Gray contacted me about what I thought was missing from TechDays and what sessions I would add if given the chance.  This was right around the time that he was hinting that there might be something in the works, but I couldn’t have guessed that he had actually managed to get a new track added to TechDays Vancouver!  That’s right, TechDays Vancouver (and Toronto) will now have a Developer Foundations track that will be expanded to all TechDays in the future if it is successful, and who is going to doubt that?

It’s awesome to see that Microsoft listened to the community and added this track.  A big thank you goes out to the TechDays people, Justice and Peter Ritchie for making this happen!

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