Today was a little less hectic as I only had one shift from 11:45 am to 2:45 pm.
I chatted with a few random people on the bus and at lunch and the majority are enjoying the conference. I’ve heard from three different people that they don’t like the two week split format with the first week focusing on developers and the second week on IT professionals. Those same attendees are responsible for IT and development and their companies won’t let them stay for two weeks.
Since I had only one shift, I didn’t get a chance to talk to a lot of people today. We decided to just show the WoW Addon Shell video today over and over and it drew a lot of curious eyes. We pulled in more folks interested in World of Warcraft than extensibility but once we started talking about extending VS and showing our cool pens, they showed a lot of interest. I was able to convince another 5 or 6 people to come to my Chalk Talk tomorrow at 10:15am.
The feeling at the conference today was to get in as much as possible. The sessions went ok yesterday but I heard of a few that were just horrible and folks left early to spend more time in the Hands on Labs. I haven’t tried the labs but will do that after my Chalk Talk. I’ve been spending my free time prepping for the talk.
Tonight, the VSX team will have dinner with our VSIP partners at Seaworld. I haven’t been to Seaworld Orlando before so I’m looking forward to checking it out. It’ll also be great to finally see the faces of people I’ve talked to over email.