After a wonderfully short flight compared to my recent travels, I arrived today in Orlando for Tech Ed 05. Upon checking in at the hotel I received my first SWAG of the trip. My very 0wn bottle opener on a key chain. Just what every developer needs. I've heard stories of other attendees receiving goodie-boxes, but I think that must be soemthing special for MVP's and certain user group leaders. Hey, I'm a user group leader! I guess I'll just have to wait until somebody trom the Tablet PC or other group nominates me or something.
After getting settled in, my first task was get get myselg to the Peabody Hotel to attend Jeffrey Palermo's "Party With Palermo" which was attending my a whole mess of people. Thanks Jeff for organizing the event which drew a great turnout The name tags were a bit geeky, but very helpful. I enjoyed meeting some new people (Jean-Luc David, Chris Dufour, Amanda Murphy, and others) and some familiar faces (DonXML, Brendon Schwartz, Matt Ranlett, Chris Williams)
Speaking of Chris Williams, Charleston, SC Code Camp is taking place September 17th!
After seeing how many .Net developers we could fit into a 2 door car, I decided call it an early night. (Don't worry, I'm sure photos of the car inicdent will show up sooner than later on a blog) I'll start tomorrow at the INETA event and go form there.