In less than 24 hours I will be on an airplane heading towards Las Vegas to attend Mix07, the Microsoft conference that brings together the pocket protectors, turtle necks, and suits (Developers, Designers, and Business Decision Makers) of the world to discuss the future technology of the web and hear from "some of the most successful and innovative practitioners on the Web".
If you're not able to attend MIX07 which sold out early, be sure to pay attention to the www.visistmix.com website:
"Starting on Monday morning, we’re going to be updating this page continually – people at home will be able to see all of the news, fun, live keynotes, sessions and partner demos coming out of the show."
As I've said before, I'm really looking forward to MIX07. MIX06 was great, and provided me with a lot of inspiration to dig into the new technologues of WPF, WCF, and AJAX. It also opened my eyes to a world of opportunities developing for Media Center.
I truly think that WPF and Silverlight are going to positively change the status quo in computing today, allowing us as developers to truly write software that people love. And I'm not just talking about flashy special effects programs with little core value, but to allow us to really focus on make user interaction truly makes sense for a given task.
One of the many sessions I'm looking forward to is Scott Stanfield from Vertigo Software taking dive into their new WPF reference application Family.Show that was developed for Microsoft.