Brady Gaster is a Christian dad who lives near Seattle, Washington. At work, he and his amazing colleagues work together to make it fun for .NET developers to party in the cloud. At home, he tinkers with MIDI hardware and makes loud music amidst a hurricane of wires.
well, i'm flying home today from the vslive conference, where i was able to learn a little - not a lot, mind you - about some new ms technologies. i also got to meet my boss for the first time (we have a virtual team across the country so we don't readily get to meet one another or work together in "meetspace"). in general, the conference was pretty good. some amazing demos were given like:
- a guy strapped to an EKG and heart monitor that sent signals via SOAP to a tablet pc client in real-time, demonstrating some of the new attributes we'll get when indigo comes out
- a nice demo of team system demonstrating what we used to hear about as whitehorse
- some interesting demonstrations of the sql 2005 technologies
- mouth-watering c# version 2 samples demonstrated by richard hale shaw, who i think may have been the best presenter at the conference (and a pretty good musician to boot)
- a horrible, somewhat offensive speech and critique by an oracle guy