9. November 2006
TechEd last for 4 days and in addition to that you can attend a pre conference one day before the main event. This year a thought this would be a good idea, and went to An Introduction to Software Architecture by Ron Jacobs and Scott Hanselman.
Ron Jacobs was first out with his talk about The Architect and Architecture, and to my disappointment I had seen it before. You can to if you go to http://www.ronjacobs.com/Noodle/default.htm. Actually the same thing was for his second and last talk for the day which was about Architecture Analysis, which you can se at the same link. I understand that speakers only have so much to say and it takes time to develop new talks and find subjects, but I was expecting something new at TechEd. Saying that, I would like to give credit to Ron Jacobs for putting his material online for everyone to see and I’m the first to admit that he’s a great speaker! If you ever get the chance to see one of his talks you will have great fun. If you want to know more about Ron Jacobs, go to his site http://www.ronjacobs.com/where you will find his blog, the ARCast show that he host and much more.
So then it was time for Scott Hanselman. First I didn’t recognize his name, but I knew I had seen it before. And when I saw him it came to me. He’s the guy (or one of the guys) behind DasBlog (the opensource blog). Of course he’s known for much more than that, but that’s what I recognized him for. Later I actually found out that he has a great web site called Hansel Minutes where he has weekly audio talks. Check it out at http://www.hanselminutes.com/. Also check out his blog at http://www.hanselman.com/blog/.
Scott’s talks where great. He really knows how to talk to an audience and I learned quite a bit. By the way, he was nice enough to help me out with a problem I had with hosting DasBlog on Vista. See previous post. So soon I’ll have to get back on that project.
Later I will do a post about the lectures I attended during the week, but right now there is just too much to see and not enough time for blogging.