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MSDN DevCon Reflections

I had a great time at the conference yesterday. I really appreciate everyone who attended our sessions as well as all the positive feedback. For those of you in other cities,Orlando was just the 2nd conference. The rest are still to come.

For anyone interested in the materials from our sessions:

Why You Should Go

Yes, there are lots of presentations and great speakers, but in retrospect I really think these are secondary reasons. The highlight of the event is the under-advertised Community Courtyard.

Community Courtyard is an Open Spaces-ish gathering facilitated by "Doc" List. No one seemed to know about this portion of the conference, but  thankfully Joe Healy herded some of us into the courtyard for a tweetup. (I think the tweetup was just an excuse to get us into the courtyard.)

The result was great conversation. We talked about many things ranging from dealing with conflict to functional programming. These sorts of environments are where I have had the biggest gains in my craft. I can't encourage you enough to check this aspect of the conference.

post scriptum
For those of you  twitterati who have asked me to get Rob Eisenberg on Twitter, his name was apparently revealed at this

Posted 12-12-2008 12:17 PM by Christopher Bennage
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