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Ok, so I've been to quite a few VS Live's and I've seen the good and the bad, but here's my first impressions from VSLive 2007:

1st Keynote by Prashant Sridharan was good. Demo (by Sam G. (I think)) was clear and informative...

Nima Dilmaghani has some really interesting things to say, but his presentation quality--Well I've already blogged about that....

Lunch - Ok, they've gone away from the cold box lunch of past years; good. But they need a major lesson in crowd control. The lines were way, way too long.

Partners - Hello, anyone there? There's fewer booths than I've ever seen at a VSLive. They need way more, quadruple would be a start.... I've never been to a conference with this few partner booths.

The "Hands-On Center".... Uh. ok. It's a bunch of machines with XP and IE6.0.... No dev tools, no Vista, not even IE 7.0.... Ok, so I can check my email, but at a developers conference you'd think a "Hands-On Center" would allow you to play with the tools you're hearing about in the conference. Seriously sucky.

The VIP Lounge, ok nice yeah, a couple of widescreens running XBox-360's, and movies. The snack area is out of drinks, and the "private computer lab" seems to be two of the "Hands-On Center" pc's stuck in a corner....  Hmmmm.

Gotta go, my feet hurt. Yeah, no chairs in the "Hands-On Center" either.

-Andy

Posted on Monday, March 26, 2007 2:36 PM | Back to top


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Thanks for the post about VSLive. I had my heart set on going to the PDC 07 conference but since they've cancelled it, I am trying to determine if VSLive is going to be worthwhile. It seems to me that the VSLive website is somewhat limiting on information about their conference. I've attended a few Borland conferences before and they were very informative. They've had different tracks and various options for classes to attend. How is the VSLive conference laid out?

Thank you.
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Hey Andy I was at VSLive too that year, had similar thoughts about the setup!

Andy, Electrician & Owner - Best Electrician Guelph
Left by Andy on Nov 17, 2017 4:43 AM

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