PDC 2003


PDC 2003 has come and gone.  "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />Some
quick highlights and observations of the conference:


 

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conference began with a red moon on Sunday night caused by the

California

forest fires.  Not sure exactly what the
symbolic meaning was, I will have to think about that.


 

Karl Malone stayed at our hotel.  We
saw him waiting for a town car to the Laker opener.


 

I met the developer of the Google toolbar
after one of the Xml talks.  The poor
guy had to put up with several Microsofties asking about the toolbar.  I
will have to drop him a note to make sure we answered his questions.


 

LA has multiple down towns, very strange.


 

The “Ask the Experts” night session was far
too short.  We however had a Sql Server
lounge where the experts hung out during all conference hours.  This
was a good idea, but had poor logistics since no one could find it.  I
look forward to fixing this at TechEd.


 

People like the new managed SqlXml stack and
ObjectSpaces beyond my expectations.  Now
we need to deliver and get the right information out there.


 

You really can hold a BOL session at
11 PM
and have people show up.


 

Nothing ROXs like Data ROXs.


 

The best thing about PDC being over is that
I can finally speak publicly about the technologies I have been working on for the
last three years. So let’s start talking about the XMLADAPTER, THREE PART MAPPING
and (my current project) OBJECTSPACES!