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Scott Kuhl Warning: I may have no idea what I am talking about!

Just got back from the Microsoft Heroes Happen Here event in St. Louis.  It was awful.  This is the first event from Microsoft I have walked out on.

The first track was titled Next Gen Web Apps and the presenter spent 15 minutes talking about CSS as if it was new and no one in the audience had ever seen it before.

Next he moved on to LINQ and then lost me as he typed out the samples.

Then we left.  Maybe it was going to get better, but I couldn't make it any longer.  It was definitely catered to the lowest common denominator and I think most of the people there just wanted to be anywhere but the office.  (and free software)

Oh, well.  Maybe I'm just having a bad day.  Back to the real fun - work.

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Posted on Tuesday, May 6, 2008 3:30 PM | Back to top

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Who was the speaker?
Left by Jeff Julian on May 06, 2008 4:09 PM

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After LINQ he moved on to AJAX and that was it. I agree he could probably do without the CSS stuff.
Left by Gurel on May 06, 2008 8:52 PM

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I had a similarly poor experience at the event in Winnipeg Canada. Most domos didn't work and there were obvious mistakes in the presentation.
The first session was all about how the new features of Windows Server 2008 was going to complicate app dev and how Visual Studio 2008 didn't really address any of them but rather you have to write your own code around them. Sheesh.

Winnipeg was a smaller event and SQL 2008 wasn't even mentioned in the developer track.
Left by Aaron on May 06, 2008 9:45 PM

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I believe his name is Mike Benkovich, this is his site: I have met him before and he has done a much better job. Part of the problem was probably the material he was told to cover, but the slow boring presentation style was at least partly his fault.

Aaron, yes, leaving out SQL Server 2008 from the developer track was a mistake. I think the Office developer stuff needs to come out and moved into it's own track.
Left by Scott Kuhl on May 08, 2008 8:38 AM

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