Hey hey hey, it’s another tech ed here in Auckland an another three day stint of me writing up my experiences of the talks that I go to and the things that I learn.
Instead of going through the day I’m actually going to start in the middle and work out.
Moving Beyond Industrial Software – Harry Pierson
So, this was possibly the most unexpected gem of a talk today, I wouldn’t have picked the talk on title, but there wasn’t much else on in the slot.
Rather than being about a technology or a specific thing coming out of Microsoft, Harry’s talk was about taking the overview of the whole IT industry, how it’s reflection should be in the post industrial age and how so many of the tools and techniques we have come to use and expect (especially in big it but applicable in all organizations) are starting to get torn apart as we refuse to follow the tenants of the factory work mentality.
His suggestions about how we should look at our role in the future were radical, and I’m sure scary to a number of people in the audience, but I agree with his assessment of the future, the game is changing, albeit slowly, and if people don’t take notice they’re gonna have their lunch eaten. I’ll try and write up a longer overview but for the moment try his blog: http://www.devhawk.net/
AJAX Enable your Windows communication foundation services- Rob Bagby
ASP.Net MVC – Scott Hanselman
Ok first off let me say if you’ve never seen Scott talk, and you get a chance, do it. He is one of the most charismatic and engaging tech speakers I’ve seen. He also represents the somewhat new wave of evangelists coming from Microsoft who kind of get the reasons why people have been so actively against ms in the past.
This was the talk that I wish I could have given yesterday at Code Camp, it was engaging an enlightening, it crystallized for me a great deal about how to explain the way MVC is formed and shaped and the why. I love the MS MVC Framework, but i got more inspiration from the last talk of the day
ADO.Net Data Services – Scott Hanselman
Astoria Rocks, IQueriable over rest is da bomb. More later, right now i have to go and have a beer,it’s shaping up to be a great day.