Lots of Launch happenings in South Central District. We've already held one of our events - the San Antonio Launch - last week, and are gearing up for three more:
- Houston: March 20, 2008 at the Westin Galleria (5060 West Alabama Street)
- Tulsa: March 27, 2008 at the Crown Plaza (100 East 2nd Street)
- Dallas: April 8, 2008 at the Dallas Convention Center (650 South Griffin Street)
- Baton Rouge: April 29, 2008 at the Baton Rouge Marriott (5500 Hilton Avenue)
I'm planning on attending all the remaining events and participating in various ways. In Dallas, I'll be part of the opening Keynote address, and delivering one of the breakout sessions, In Tulsa I'll just be doing one of the breakout sessions, and in Houston, I'll be hanging out at the Ask the Experts booth as well as anything else I can do to help the team put on a great event!
The Breakout session is a little more involved. The one I'm presenting is called "Defy Occasionally Connected Challenges With Smart Client Applications That Shine" (nice title, right? It's not mine...) This session covers some of the advances in smart-client technology, focusing specifically on User Experience, Collaboration and Productivity. Technologies featured in this session include Visual Studio 2008, Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), Expression Blend, Windows Workflow Foundation (WF), Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) and the new Microsoft Sync Framework. I believe that this one is 45 minutes long. There are 3 other sessions in the developer track, so the presentations are not as long as what their User Group equivalents would be or everyone would be there all night!
I hope you will come out and join us for one of the launch events. If you do, definitely come by and introduce yourself to me. Also please make sure to let us know how we can make these events better - these events are for you and your feedback is incredibly important to us.
See you there!