Talk of the upcoming Microsoft Professional Developers Conference is certainly filling the airwaves. Many are saying how great it’s going to be. The folks in Redmond all seem to have new exciting technology to share. Cool buzzwords including “Longhorn”, “Avalon”, "Whidbey", and “Indigo” have become part of the regular vocabulary. However, there are now a few voices asking if it’s really going to be as great as everybody says. Is it going to be the conference of all conferences? Will more announcements be made and more secrets shared than at any other time in the history of conferences? Does it really matter? It’s already obvious that there’s more information there than any of us could absorb in such a short time. There’s no way to make every session, hear every tip, and see every single cool thing. For me, I just want to be inspired. I want to feel that I’m part of something bigger. I want to see the faces behind the code. I want to dream about what I can build. Sure, I’m expecting to learn some new things to do more, make my life easier and all that, but I think some times we get too caught up in the details. Go, learn, and meet some new people. Ask some questions, share some stories. People are going to be proud of what they’ve done and what they have to say. Let yourself buy in the vision and go away energized with their message. I try to remember an event like this is largely what I make of it.
Oh ya, than and I also hope to get a Datagrid Girl button!