After the Belgian Developer & IT Pro Days 2007 it took me a couple of days to get back to my PC. But it was worth the recovery time :-)! Microsoft has been using Wow a lot lately, but for this I'd like to use it once more: WOW!
Below a summary of facts of the biggest ever edition of Dev & IT Pro Days in Belgium:
- 350 Developers attended the Web-Development pre-Conference Day, delivered by overall great guy Jeff Prosise.
- 250 IT Professionals attended the Virtualization pre-Conference Day
- Opening Keynote with David Chappell
- 1350+ Developers & IT Professionals attended the conference and got in-depth training on the latest Microsoft products and technologies.
- 70+ sessions for Developers & IT Pros, and two dedicated tracks for Academics & Architects
- 50 top speakers and 1 singer-songwriter
- Closing Keynote with Chad Hower
- A dozen of side meetings with speakers and PMs from Redmond
- A DataNews special on some of the main topics of the conference :
- Microsoft Expression Studio
- Visual Studio & ASP.NET AJAX
- System Center
- An Open XML workshop by Doug Mahugh and Craig Kitterman
- 25 Partners participated in the event with very good feedback as a result
- A top crew from DDMC of 46 people
- 6500 minutes of recorded sessions
- 1000 meters of internet connection cable
- 8500 liters of soda and water
- 3 trailers of logistical materials
- 10.000 Sandwiches
Check out some pictures at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/matuvu/sets/72157600032354418/