Bleeding Edge 2008: Postback 

I'm sorry it took a week, but here we go.

This is my exit content from Bleeding Edge 2008. I'm also posting complete conference contents, just in case.

Thanks go out to Dušan, Dejan, Miha, Miha and Miha.


Remark: PPT in Slovene only. Code international.

Thank you for attending. Hope to see you next year!

Categories:  CLR | Conferences | Microsoft | Web Services | Work
Thursday, October 9, 2008 8:42:02 PM (Central Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments


 Bleeding Edge 2008 

I'm happy to announce our organization work is coming to fruition.

Bleeding Edge 2008 is taking the stage for the autumn season.

Portorož, Slovenia, October 1st, 9:00

Official site, Registration, Sponsors

Go for the early bird registration (till September 12th). The time is now.

Potential sponsor? Here's the offering.

Categories:  Architecture | Conferences | MVP | Work
Thursday, July 17, 2008 2:50:06 PM (Central Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments


 Microsoft NT Conference 2007: Talks 

It's the time of the year again when the biggest local show gets going.

This year, I'm going to deliver three talks:

Tuesday, 15.5.2007, 18:00, Room D, WCF+Workflow: Et tu, Orcas?

Drilldown of: WCF support for syndication, POX, JSON, WCF + WF integration and WF instance correlation support.

Wednesday, 16.5.2007, 09:00, Emerald 1, MythBusters: Fat Clients and Thin Servers (with Dušan)

Drilldown of: Will not disclose. Stop by (if you dare). :)

Wednesday, 16.5.2007, 15:00, Emerald 2, WCF: About Messaging Sessions

Drilldown of: WCF messaging sessions, what they are, how to handle them, what's the underlying story.

Also, if you are a journalist, stop by for a press conference on Tuesday, 15.5.2007 at 1200 in the Press Center. Together with a client, we have a discussion on digital document archives, legislature and best practices.

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Saturday, May 12, 2007 8:20:38 PM (Central Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments


 NT Conference 2006 (NTK) - Distraction Overflow 

This year's NT conference has closed its doors. And it's a big event, this year around 2.150 attendees came. NTK is the biggest IT conference in Slovenia, hell; it's the biggest conference in Slovenia.

This is not without cause. Gathering 1 in 1000 from the complete country population is not simple - there has to be at least some additional fun present to pull this off.

As Dejan writes, some Microsoft partners went overboard this year. Having said that, one has to acknowledge that there are at least four profiles present at every conference:

  1. Those who get there to have fun
  2. Those who get there to have fun and learn a lot
  3. The speakers
  4. Other

Now, satisfying the first class of people is simple. Since NTK is a technical conference, one's expectation of a non-stop, 24 hour party is diminished by the fact that that is not appropriate for the conference of this caliber. These guys have fun with Nr. 2 and Nr. 3 guys during the conference evening events and make up their own things of interest between session hours.

Satisfying number 2 is harder. Anyone who wants to learn a lot and still have fun has some issues with the current agenda. There are fun things to visit during session hours and if you're a guy who wants to learn a lot, but still have fun, you have to decide what is more important. Now, why would someone want to make you, the paying customer, decision-ambiguous?

Number 3 can be satisfied by a couple of things. Technical readiness should be top-notch, and this year it was even better. The second thing speakers like is that their attendees are present and in good shape to follow the sessions. There should be no, or at least a minimum amount of distraction present during the session hours.

I am not discussing the 'Other' category, since its heterogeneous enough to make any relevant observations.

It is easy to see that a couple of speakers have some issues with the way things worked out. I am one of them.

Overall, NTK is one of the best Microsoft IT events in Europe. This year, it was just stunning - no major issues with the event organization, smooth transitions, and great evening events. If there is a solution to the problems raised, one would get the right quotient between pleasure and work.


Categories:  Conferences | Personal
Friday, May 26, 2006 10:23:41 PM (Central Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments


 TechEd 2005 Orlando Podcasts 

For those of you (especially in our land), who didn't manage to get to TechEd 2005 Orlando, there's a two step process to get insight and up-to-date:

  1. Download a Podcast client (see this site to find out how)
  2. Use this endpoint for TechEd 2005 Orlando podcasts

Have fun. I attended, but am still scraping through the content. It's brilliant.

Categories:  Other | Conferences
Friday, June 10, 2005 7:09:28 PM (Central Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments


 TechEd San Diego 2004 

Count me in.

Staying at San Diego Marriott Hotel & Marina. Flying in on 22/5/04, leaving on 29/5/04.

Categories:  Conferences
Sunday, April 18, 2004 1:16:39 PM (Central Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments


 Open for public 

(Some) PDC sessions are available at:

Have a fun weekend.

Categories:  Conferences
Thursday, November 27, 2003 10:08:32 PM (Central Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments


 PDC started 

The PDC just started. I'm sitting at a pre conf session hosted by dbox, tewald and mgudgin.

Categories:  Conferences
Sunday, October 26, 2003 7:02:52 PM (Central Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments


 12 hours 

In half a day I will be on a plane to Frankfurt, then off to LA.

It's gonna be a jolly week.

Categories:  Conferences
Thursday, October 23, 2003 7:56:49 PM (Central Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments


 PDC Hotel 

Since Jeff is having trouble finding a hotel for PDC, here's one I'm staying at. Reserved today.

Categories:  Conferences
Thursday, October 2, 2003 10:49:53 AM (Central Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments


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