It was a good time in Boston for Tech Ed last week. Although Boston is a pretty cool place, I must admit that it’s been my least favorite venue for Tech Ed. Don’t get me wrong here, Boston is cool; it’s just not as conference friendly as some of the other venues. Maybe I’m just bitter because they wouldn’t let me switch just one of the seven TV’s off of the Red Sox game the other night to watch a little hockey! Maybe it was the fact that transportation sucked, although the drivers on strike might have been the major factor there. Even still, I was lucky that my hotel, (In the middle of the bay) was close, but for many the conference was a long bus ride, or an extremely expensive subway ride away. I'm certainly glad or their subway which quickly allowed me to get almost anywhere for a mere $1.25
The conference however was great! As planned, I spent much of my time attending sessions but on by the WPF (Avalon) and WCF (Indigo) teams. Let me first say, what a great group of people these folks are! It is amazing the expertise and passion that these teams have for their products, and the time they take to help us understand it. Both of the teams made themselves extremely accessible in the technology lounges during the week to answer our questions and help us understand! A special thanks to
Beatriz Costa, Chris Han, Clements Vasters, Karen Corby , Kevin Moore, Lauren Lavoie, Robert Ingebretsen, Steve Maine.
You guys alone made Tech Ed worth attending!