MEDC 2007? So fast?

I just got out of a Kick-off meeting for MEDC 2007. So soon? So fast? you might ask. Well, for an event of this size, planning usually starts 6-7months before. Events such as TechEd / PDC, planning starts right after the event ends!! Can’t imagine the work those guys have to put in, no time to rest and celebrate.

This time round, there will be new blood in the team. All the Business and Content owners have changed, so has the logistics people. Derek is taking over my old role as Content Owner for MEDC 2007 and I’m sure he’ll do a fantastic job.

We also have a world tour, so you can expect us to deliver content that you want to at least 8 countries around the world.  Details are still sketchy, but I’ll post them up from time to time. Call for Papers will also begin pretty soon, Derek will let us know when it begins. So, in the meantime, start thinking of cool ideas for sessions or activities at MEDC 2007.

Post a comment if you have a cool idea you’d like to see at this event.


Comments (4)

  1. I would like to find some way to interact better with other developers working on the same kind of things I do.

    I think that talking with other people that work on the same kind of applications, devices, problems is a great way to improve your skills and to know the problems you may find in your work (and, of course, to improve other people skills and their work). I know that in this way you may find also some competitors, but as on usenet newsgroups, collaboration between developer could lead to good results.

    I think that building some web-forums organized by interests areas (ex: ARM processors, GPS, communication and networking, point of sale software etc.) and open them a few weeks before the event could be a good way to promote this kind of interaction. Also organizing some "informal" meeting during lunch-break or after the event could be a nice way to build-up a network of people that could speed-up the development of microsoft embedded OS-based devices and applications.

    P.S. since Mike Hall did the same request on his blog, I post the same message there.

  2. Loke Uei says:

    Thanks for the comment Valter. I’ll make sure the team thinks about this during the planning period.

  3. Bill MacAdam says:

    Will the dates be the same as last year?  Based on last year’s schedule it would May 9-11 in 2007.

  4. ... says:

    luogo grande:) nessun osservazioni!