DDD5 - thanks to the organisers for another top event

Saturday saw me off to Microsoft in Reading for DDD5. The first DDD where I didn't inflict myself on the delegates; unless you got caught in the taxi with me to and from the station.

Not preparing any presentations made it much easier to mingle and have a chat with other delegates. It's always impressive to see people giving up a day off to come and see a bunch of real developers talking on such a great range of topics.

I was well impressed from a developer from Northern Ireland who I chatted to in the taxi heading back to Reading station. Only finding out on Thursday that he was off the wait list and was going to the event, he had to book a last minute flight to Stanstead and back on the day.  Now that is dedication.

Top talks for me were the Team Foundation Server overview from Richard Fennel who confirmed my prejudice that this is still a scary product to install and manage; and Agile Methods for ISVs from Gary Short which was great fun, filled with humour as well as real world experience of agile methods applied to both the Enterprise and ISVs.

Roll on DDD6 ...

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Thanks for the kind words Liam, glad you enjoyed the talk :-)
Left by Gary Short on Jul 02, 2007 11:10 PM

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