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August 19, 2005

Goin' to the PDC

Hey, I'm going to the Professional Developers Conference in L.A. next month. Monad has a talk, some hands-on labs, and I'll be spending time in the "Track Lounge" (hope I don't have to wear polyester).

I have not been to a PDC since the very first PDC, back in July 1992 (I guess before that Windows conferences were for amateurs only). This was where NT had its big coming out party. Back then I gave a talk on NDIS 3.0, the interface for network card drivers. I'm looking forward to it, should be a good time, lots of bloggers there, and I get to show off my product.

Jeffrey Snover is giving the main Monad talk, along with Jim Truher, one of the other PMs on the team. Jeffrey gives a great talk--the definition of the phrase "infectious enthusiasm". This is some feedback from a recent talk he gave: "Jeffrey did a great job presenting the information" "Brilliant session. Exciting stuff. Great presenter with great content." "The demos were very effective in getting folks jazzed about the future of scripting on the windows platform. His demos should be voted '"Most Likely to get folks to go out and play with this stuff!'"

In fact, if any UFO Aliens are reading this on their intergalactic browsers, planning their inevitable invasion of Earth, I suggest they set the date, time, and location to September 13th, 2:45 to 4:00 PM, LA Convention Center Room 404 AB. Stop by, learn about the future of scripting, munch on some snax, and then go lay waste to the planet. The PDC is sold out, but if you give my name at the door they'll let you in.

Posted by AdamBa at August 19, 2005 10:47 PM

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My first glimpse of Monad was from a talk Snover gave, and it was fantastic, we applauded many times throughout the talk when he'd show off the latest cool trick. I recently recommended him for a talk for an internal event we're holding in a few months. Good, knowledgeable, passionate speakers are hard to come by.

Posted by: KC Lemson at August 24, 2005 04:32 PM