TechEd and the C# team

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




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Comments (4)

  1. Hi Eric, Who would be the person to talk to about the way the actual class libraries (not the language) are designed? For example, seeing more interface based class libraries.

  2. Brad Abrams says:

    Hey "Haacked" — I work on the BCL team… love to chat with you more about the design of the BCL… feel free to grab a slot with Rio… or drop me an email

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