A story of Murphy–my technical issues at TechDays Switzerland #chtd

I had two sessions at the recent Swiss TechDays. While the first one (Advanced Development for Windows Phone 8) went extremely well (I think), I had a very annoying technical issue in the beginning of my second session.

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# re: A story of Murphy–my technical issues at TechDays Switzerland #chtd

left by Thomas Claudius Huber at 11/21/2012 9:38 AM Gravatar
Hi Laurent,

same for me. I was also not able to duplicate my mainscreen to the projector. Only Extended or Projector as Mainscreen (with a black laptop screen) worked.
The session before mine took a bit longer time, so I had only 5 minutes to solve the problem, and I didn't solve it. But I think even if I had the 15 minutes, it would not be possible.

So I started my session with only the projector as main screen to lose not more time (I had only a Surface RT with me, so no VS2012 on that...)
The session went very well (in my opinion), but it was hard for me to look always on the projected screen, as it was a session with a lot of Live-Coding.

What I'm interested in: What machine did you use? I was aware that my machine (Lenovo W520) has sometime problems with projectors. The problems are based on the NVidia Optimus Graphics Card, that switches to a basic mode where the projector doesn't work anymore. There are some resources on the web how this problem could be solved. So on sunday I tested it at home and figured out all workarounds out for that. And what can I say: "It worked on my projector". :-)

So, it would be great to here if you've also this W520 machine. :-)

Thomas


# re: A story of Murphy–my technical issues at TechDays Switzerland #chtd

left by Alex at 11/23/2012 9:47 AM Gravatar
It was a very good session even with all those technical problems.
Very nice demo with real-life code not the usual quick and dirty demo code.

# re: A story of Murphy–my technical issues at TechDays Switzerland #chtd

left by Laurent at 11/25/2012 6:03 PM Gravatar
Thanks so much Alex. Happy you liked it.

Cheers
Laurent
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