TechEd Europe 2008: A Brief Moment Of Excitement

Yesterday I presented Internationalizing WPF And Silverlight (non-TechEd branded slides here) at TechEd Europe 2008 in Barcelona. I was quite pleased with it and felt it went fairly well. I went straight from the session to the Ask The Experts stand to answer questions about my subject. So I missed the excitement. But fortunately for me Richard Costall took the following photo:-

TechEd Europe 2008 Speaker Scoreboard 1

This is the speakers leader board and it shows how well the sessions are doing at any one moment in time. Sadly this is one of those times when a picture is worth a thousand misleading words. I would love to end the story here but it only lasted a short while and my moment was over:-

TechEd Europe 2008 Speaker Scoreboard 2

And now I'm no longer in the top 10 (there are 210 speakers here and 330 unique breakout or interactive sessions and mine is currently 31st) but I remain chuffed to bits with my 15 seconds of fame. BTW take a look at Bart De Smet and Jeff Wharton on the leader board in third and fourth places in the first picture (at the time the photo was taken). Bart and Jeff are the Speaker Idol Winners for TechEd Europe 2006 and 2007 respectively (Jeff is still fifth place on the board). FWIW Daniel Moth is currently top of the leader board but I'm sure Daniel would be the first to point out that as Rafal Lucawiecki and Anders Hejlsberg are not speaking at TechEd Europe this year it doesn't really count (just kidding, Daniel).

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Posted by: guysmithferrier
Posted on: Thursday, November 13, 2008 at 11:43 AM
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