The deadline for the C# team to have our TechEd slides done is this Friday, so we’ve been working hard on our slides. My talk (DEV320 – C# Best Practices: What’s wrong with this code?) has been taking a lot of time, but I think it’s finally shaping up, delta one problem.
The problem relates to the kind of talk that I’m doing. I like to do lots of walkthroughs on my talks so that I feel really comfortable with the content and timing. I can usually hit my time within a couple of minutes.
But this talk has a large customer-interaction part, and that’s something that I can’t practice and can’t time. That makes me a little bit nervous and fairly excited, as I really like the challenge of doing a good job on a customer interaction talk.
I’ve also been devoting some time reviewing the talks by other C# members.
While we’re at TechEd, we plan on spending lots of time with customers. There’s a scheduling system named “Rio“ through which attendees can make requests to talk to MS people about specific subjects. If you want to talk to somebody from the C# team, you can schedule them directly (see below for who owns what), or if you’re not sure, drop me a message, and I’ll try to point you in the right direction.
Here’s the full set of C# team activities while we’re there.
Mon 5/24 (5:00PM – 6:15PM) – C# Best Practices – What’s wrong with this code – Eric (Room 6A)
Mon 5/24 (6:00PM – 7:00PM) – Ask the experts. All the C# team will be there
Tue 5/25 (6:00PM – 8:00PM) – San Diego .NET User Group – Joe, Anson
Wed 5/26 (10:15AM – 11:30AM) – Visual C# 2005: Language Enhancements – Anders (Room 31ABC)
Wed 5/26 (2:00PM – 3:15PM) – Cabana Session with Anders (Cabana 05)
Thu 5/27 (10:15AM – 11:30AM) – Visual C# 2005: IDE Enhancements – Joe, Anson
Thu 5/27 (3:15PM – 4:30PM) – Visual Studio – Best Practices for Debugging – Scott, Habib
Fri 5/28 (10:45AM – 12:00PM) – Visual Studio 2005: New enhancements for debugging – Scott, Habib