David Chappell on Indigo

Folks, I have a very exciting event to share with you...we're fortunate to have David Chappell *, a world-renowned author and speaker, coming to the DC area to discuss Microsoft's upcoming Indigo communications stack:

Indigo Developer Event

Thursday, May 12, 2005, 6:00pm-9:30pm
Microsoft Corporation, Conference Rooms 2004, 2006, 2008
12012 Sunset Hills Rd.
Reston, VA 20190

Our Featured Topic -- Understanding Indigo

Indigo is the code name for Microsoft’s new foundation for distributed computing and service-oriented applications. This presentation provides an introduction to Indigo, describing what it is, how it works, and how it fits with existing technologies like ASP.NET web services, .NET Remoting, and Enterprise Services. While some familiarity with .NET is assumed, the target audience includes anybody who's interested in how software development will look in the coming service-oriented world.

Our Featured Speaker -- David Chappell

David Chappell is Principal of Chappell & Associates in San Francisco, California. David has been the keynote speaker for conferences in the U.S., Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East, and his seminars have been attended by tens of thousands of developers and decision makers in thirty-five countries. His books on enterprise software technologies have been published in ten languages and used regularly in courses at MIT and other universities. He is Series Editor for Addison-Wesley’s Independent Technology Guides, and more than 100 of his articles have appeared in various publications. His consulting clients have included HP, IBM, Microsoft, Target Corporation, Stanford University, and others.

  • 6:00-7:00pm Reception and Pizza dinner
  • 7:00-7:15pm Introduction
    G. Andrew Duthie, .NET Developer Evangelist, Mid Atlantic, Microsoft
    Geoff Snowman, MSDN Developer Champion
  • 7:15-9:00pm Understanding Indigo
    David Chappell,  Principal of Chappell & Associates
  • 9:00-9:30pm Q/A Session

How to Register

Registration is required to attend this event.  Please register no later than Tuesday, May 10, 2005, 2005, via the web at:

1. Registration Site: http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032273132&Culture=en-US
2. Or call 1-877-MSEVENT (673-8368)
    Event Code: 1032273132
We look forward to your participation. If you have any questions or suggestions, please feel free to contact G. Andrew Duthie via the contact link on his blog.

Directions to our Facility

Microsoft Mid Atlantic District:
Microsoft Innovation & Technology Conference Center
Reston, VA

Location Information
12012 Sunset Hills Rd.
Reston, VA 20190
Phone: (703) 673-7600
Fax: (703) 673-7611

From I-495/Washington Beltway
Take the Washington Beltway Rte. 495 to Dulles Toll Road west, exit 45A, towards Dulles Airport. Proceed through toll plaza. Exit onto Reston Pkwy, exit 12. Keep right at the ramp and take a right onto Reston Pkwy. At the first light, turn left onto Sunset Hills Rd. Take immediate right into the Two Discovery Square driveway. Park free in surface lot or garage.

From National Airport
Follow signs from airport to I-66 west, take Dulles Toll Road (Rt. 267 west) to Reston Parkway exit (Exit 12). Turn right on Reston Parkway. At first stop light, make a left onto Sunset Hills Rd. Take immediate Right into the Two Discovery Square parking lot. Park free in surface lot or garage.

From Dulles Airport
Follow the Dulles Access Road (no charge) to Reston Parkway exit (Exit 12)
turn left on Reston Parkway.  At second stop light, make a left onto Sunset Hills Rd. Take immediate Right into the Two Discovery Square driveway. Park free in surface lot or garage.
Public Transportation
Public transportation is available from various points throughout the Washington DC Metropolitan area. To determine the best route for your individual needs, please visit Metro's Ride Guide at www.wmata.com

Please join us for what I'm sure will be an exciting and informative event.

* - Chappell is one of the people I'd have to credit with helping me a great deal in my career, even if he didn't know it. His book Understanding ActiveX and OLE (a great COM book, even if it didn't have COM in the title) helped me to understand some of the important technologies of the day and be more successful in my work.

Comments (8)

  1. Julie Lerman says:

    oh torture me!

    I cannot stay an extra whole week 🙂

  2. A quick reminder…we’ve got an exciting Indigo event coming up on May 12th in our Reston, VA office….

  3. As I’ve mentioned a few times before, we have the privilege of hosting David Chappell in our Reston office…

  4. So if you missed the David Chappell Indigo event this evening, you missed out on hearing about:


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