DDD3 On The Day

It’s difficult to imagine anyone saying that they didn’t enjoy DDD3 (or any DDD). Someone is doing something right here because this one left everyone that I spoke to in the 400 (approx) -strong crowd very content.

Every session that I attended had people standing at the back. The Ask The Experts panel was the only part which didn’t appear to get the use that the combined knowledge of so many experts warranted. Here’s a techet of experts looking for an attendee to ask a question:-

(Left to right: Guy Smith-Ferrier, Daniel Fisher, Ian Cooper, Michael Willers, Dave Sussman).

The star of the day for me had to be Richard Fennell. He was first up and gave a session on Unit Testing GUIs. He started the session by saying that he’d been given 6 minutes to prepare his session because Tim Haughton, the original speaker, had dropped out at the last minute. Richard wasn’t joking when he said he had 6 minutes - this really was the amount of notice he had to give this session. It’s true that he had started preparing this session a few months ago but he stopped when Tim Haughton’s session was voted for above his. I don’t know how many of you have prepared sessions before but 6 minutes is not enough time to even think about what you’re doing let alone prepare (even if you do have a half-prepared session to base it on). Richard Fennell definately deserves a huge pat on the back for stepping in at the last (6) minute.

Well done to all again. Hope to see you at DDD4.

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Posted by: Guy Smith-Ferrier
Posted on: Monday, June 05, 2006 at 1:00 AM
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