DDD5 On The Day

Yesterday held the fifth of the DeveloperDeveloperDeveloper days at Microsoft in Reading and it looks like everyone had another great, free, Saturday’s worth of training, interaction and socialising.

(From left to right: Phil Winstanley, Dave McMahon, Alan Dean, Craig Murphy, Gary Short, Guy Smith-Ferrier)

This is the first one where I’ve been involved in the organization of DDD and it changed the DDD experience for me mainly in that there were so many other things to do that I really didn’t spend much time in other people’s sessions. I did, however, make a point of going to see Andy Westgarth and his IIS7 For ASP.NET Developers session. I was impressed. Andy really knows his stuff and the information content of his session was really high. I was quite pleased with my own session on Visual Studio 2005 IDE Tips And Tricks; it was the first time I had given this presentation and that always makes me on edge a little. The session itself is a slightly different style to my normal presentation as it is a straight 60 minute demo of tip after tip after tip. As such it is easy to keep people’s attention because if someone doesn’t like one tip then there’ll be another one along in a minute. On the other hand as each tip is small there are no profound moments of thought provoking discovery such as people got with sessions like Alan Dean’s An Appraisal of "Object Thinking" or Dan Taylor’s Evolutionary Algorithms and the Travelling Salesman - both of which I would have liked to have seen and heard good things about.

All in all I enjoyed it just as much as any other DDD. If you attended DDD then please don’t forget to fill out your eval forms online here. Also remember that all of the sessions in Chicago 1 were recorded and will be available on the DDD site soon. And finally be aware that we are thinking about holding a DDD ’north’ at some point - I will be sure to post more details here when I get them.

Technorati tags: DDD5, Visual Studio

Be the first to rate this post

  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Posted by: Guy Smith-Ferrier
Posted on: Sunday, July 01, 2007 at 3:15 PM
Categories: Events
Actions: E-mail | Kick it! | DZone it! | del.icio.us
Post Information: Permalink | Comments (2) | Post RSSRSS comment feed

Related posts


Guy Smith-Ferrier

Monday, July 02, 2007 3:15 PM



Thanks - glad you liked it. It made me think that I should do a "More Visual Studio IDE Tips And Tricks" session and put in all of the stuff I didn’t have time for, all of the stuff I cut out of the original presentation and all of the new stuff in Orcas. So that would be 3 new sessions then.


Steve Dunn

Monday, July 02, 2007 3:15 PM

Steve Dunn

Hi Guy,
Really enjoyed the VS Tips and Tricks sessions. Shame it was just an hour though! You should definately do another one.


Steve (the guy who won the keyboard shortcut card for the F12 go-to-definition tip (thanks!)).