On March 25th and 26th we helped run the first-ever
ASP.NET Developer Conference & Expo
in San Jose, CA. We'd like to take this
opportunity to thank all of the attendees for participating and
to give those of you who couldn't attend a taste of what you missed.
The conference was held at the DoubleTree Hotel in San Jose, California
and was hosted by 4GuysFromRolla, 15 Seconds, ASPWire, and ASP 101 (us!).
We had a great set of speakers including some of the leading personalities of the
ASP.NET community (Scott Mitchell from 4GuysFromRolla,
Rob Howard - the ASP.NET program manager from Microsoft, and
myself were among them).
That's right... they even managed to get yours truly up on stage to speak on the topic of
Migrating to ASP.NET.
From what I could gather by talking with attendees, it was an
informational and educational experience for all. In addition to the
sessions, attendees were given a chance to talk face-to-face with
many of the speakers and get their .NET questions
answered. At the same time, it was a great chance
for the speakers (many of whom were authors and webmasters)
to get to interact with some of the community on a more personal
level then they can usually achieve through website or book channels.
Note: If you're interested, I'll be adding some more
pictures and some scans of the show book to this page once I get home
and recover from the jet lag.
We had some technical problems with our digital camera and most of the
pictures ended out coming out very darkly, but here are a couple that came out decently:
For attendees who'd like final versions of the slide
presentations, you'll be able to find them all
If it asks you to login, the username and password were included on
the first page of your conference book.