Thursday, May 15, 2008

How I'll be spending a week in June

I have to say I'm often amazed and humbled at the fact people actually read this blog. I'm also surprised I got people that excited about my little tease from the other day. I now hope this is worth the hype.

I'm often very hesitant to announce certain things, as they do have a chance of falling through. I recently had a contract signed to do some launch events for SQL 2008 until the contractor I was going through didn't get the deal at the last minute. But this seems to be pretty safe...

I will be doing a couple of the side presentations for the developer week of TechEd, Microsoft's biggest conference. Specifically, I'll be doing an instructor led lab on LINQ-to-SQL and two Exam Cram sessions on .NET basics and ADO.NET 3.5. I'm also going to be presenting two Train the Trainer sessions on ASP.NET and ADO.NET.

If I was to use a festival analogy, I'm not on the main stage, but I am on a side stage. It's a pretty cool thing, and I'm very jazzed about it. This will be my first time working TechEd.

If you want to see "my name in lights" you can go here and see if there's a speaker you recognize on the list.

And as a great side note, I will be able to have dinner with a frequent poster on this here blog.

8 comments:

Joe (Looking forward to that Dinner..) Bob... said...

I. Am. So FREAKING. Psyched. For. YOU.!!!!!!

Rock Star, Baby... Rock Star.....

Surround yourself with great people. Do what you love. Love what you do... and all the dreams of the universe will come to you...

wow.... Fantastic...

~B said...

I may have to hop a plane down, just to heckle--er, support you! Congratulations! Knock 'em dead.

Anonymous said...

Conga Rats! Heh. Big surprise. May I suggest the hour drive down to Bern's Steakhouse in Tampa if you have the time. Yes, you want the tour and Yes, you want to reserve a table in the dessert room. It's a gourmand's paradise.
~Amy

JoeBob said...

Amy... you are so right.. it's a great place.. but the last time I tried to make reservations.. they were 3 MONTHS out... and the bank I work out is WHERE THEY MAKE THEIR DEPOSITS!!!>>> and I couldn't get a table...

But, everything she said is true.. it's incredible.

( I returned a check on them the next day.... (kidding...))

MADCookie said...

That is awesome! I might have to use you when I want to suggest LINQ at work. It might help when I'm told, "there are security issues, just google it" or something like that.

Brian said...

Who generated that bio for you? Or did you have to write from the third person point of view?

jersey said...

Had to write it in the 3rd person.

~B said...

Trika is promoting your sessions at TechEd - ok, she actually is just listing all the sessions - but your name is featured quite a few times! http://blogs.msdn.com/trika/