Gearing Up for HDC 2007

Conferences, Orcas, Team System, TFS
It's that time of year again here in the heartland - preparation for the fourth consecutive Heartland Developers Conference.  Last year's conference went very well (Philip and Joe did a great job putting it all together) with a lot of great presentations and this year is looking to be even better.  A new track, “Manage It”, has been added this year which will focus on providing cutting edge content on topics like virtualization, technology driven project management, strategic process management, empowerment tools, and other topics that will help you to manage the development and implementation of your development projects. Although the speaker schedule has not yet been updated on the HDC web site, I understand that the two keynote speakers will be Ron Jacobs and Scott Guthrie.  If you have an interest…
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HDC 2006 is "In the Books"

Conferences
The 2006 Heartland Developers Conference has officially come to a close.  It was two days of a lot of technical sessions, food, prizes, games, socializing, and more.  Although I don't know the official attendee count (yet) it was somewhere around 600 which is pretty good considering this was only the 3rd year for the conference.  Philip and Joe did a great job putting this together (no surprise there :-).  This was the first year I attended HDC and rumor has it that HDC '07 will be in Omaha as well so I look forward to attending again next year - I'm sure it will be even better! I also had the pleasure of giving a presentation of Team Build at the end of the first day and had a pretty…
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Heartland Developers Conference

Conferences
It's official - I'll be presenting on Team Foundation Server's Team Build features at the up coming 2006 Heartland Developers Conference.  This will be the first time I've attended the HDC (it's only in its 3rd year) and I'm looking forward to it. I'll post a link to the presentation materials as the event date approaches. If anyone out there is attending the HDC this year I'd be interested in hearing from you.
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Tech-Ed 2006 is in Full Force

Conferences
Tech-Ed 2006 is now in ful force in Boston! I arrived yesterday afternoon, checked in, received a bag full of goodies and attended the keynote address. I had a nice, long, descriptive post about the keynote but the hard drive in my tablet PC decided to go kabunk this morning (it made some really horrible sounds and finally "blue-screened" Windows). So, if I'm able to retrieve any data from my hard drive, I'll post about the keynote at a later time.This morning (Monday) I attended the session "Building Modern Software Services, Workflow and Identity" by David Chappell. He was a very good speaker (the best I've seen here so far) - almost to the point of being a motivational speaker. He is very passionate about software services and technology in…
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Tech-Ed 2006 – Boston Sold Out

Conferences
It's official... Tech-Ed 2006 in Boston is now officially sold out! Luckily I was able to register early on so I'll be there. If you were not able to register and would still like to attend, you can sign up for the waiting list.See you there!
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Heartland Developers Conference

Conferences
The 3rd annual Heartland Developers Conference has been scheduled for October 26th and 27th, 2006. This will be the first time the conference has been held in Omaha, NE. I'm excited to go because A: it's very close (about 15 minutes from my house), B: it's inexpensive ($125 early bird registration fee - which my company is paying for), and C: I'm looking forward to hearing some great speakers.If you live in the midwest (e.g. Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, Minnesota, etc.) then you should definitely consider attending this conference. Registration starts Monday, May 1st. There will most likely be a sellout crowd, so register ASAP :-)Although I'll be attending Tech-Ed 2006 in Boston this year I'm excited to know that I'll get at least one more conference in (i.e. learning…
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Goin’ to Tech-Ed 2006

Conferences
I just registered for Tech-Ed 2006 in Bostan, MA. It should be a great time if it's anything like last year's Tech-Ed in Orlando.I've never been to the northeastern part of the U.S. so I'm looking forward to a little sight seeing while I'm there - as well as learning a lot about the latest Microsoft development technologies.
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