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OK, I have wound down enough to get my thoughts together.

First, let me just say how utterly impressed I was with the event. I can’t think of another conference that gives you so stldodn much for so little. This conference was on par with Mix09 and it was ~$100 a person!

The content was top-notch as well. Tim Barcz’s talk on mocking, Phil Japikse’s talk on Patterns, Chris Patterson’s talk on Event Driven Architecture and Clint’s talk about starting a company (what little I could see from the hall since there was no way to get in the room). All great content and all great presenters. They were comfortable, relaxed and knew their stuff.

I also got quite a bit out of just hanging in the speaker room. I talked with Brian Button, Brian Blanchard, Chris Hammond, Dan Rigsby, Eric Brown, Muljadi Budiman, Ralph Wheaton, Perry Simeroth and Chris Deweese about everything from BizTalk to C# 4.0. From Twitter to Travel. We had a really good time just making fun of the fact that we were all in the Speaker Room practicing “JIT Presentations”.

The food was excellent and the staff at the Ameristar Casino was Johnny-On-The-Spot with everything the event needed. My only regret is that I didn’t take advantage of the TBD rooms more. I would’ve loved to been in on the REST talk with Dan Rigsby to learn more about REST.

Again, a big congratulations and pat on the back to the organizers of the event and a huge thanks to all the attendees. I hope that I gave enough knowledge to warrant the knowledge I took away.

Looking forward to the next one!

Posted on Tuesday, September 1, 2009 12:06 AM | Back to top

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THANK YOU so much Lee! And thank YOU for speaking at our event to help make it be as good as it was. Content is king!
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I'm glad you found it to be a valuable experience! It was great meeting you. Kickin' Chicken!!
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