PDC 2009

Realized I haven’t mentioned that I am planning on giving a talk at this year’s PDC. Here’s that abstract:

Visualization, UML, and DSLs

Cameron Skinner

Microsoft Visual Studio Team System 2010 Architecture Edition introduces a whole host of new designers and modeling tools to help enterprises and teams build software. UML Diagrams and the Layer Diagram can be used to plan and design the assets your team will produce, and communicate effectively about those designs during the entire development lifecycle. The Architecture Explorer and Graphs help you investigate and better understand the assets you have to enable more effective planning and decision making. Come learn how you can use all of these tools when investigating your current assets, and planning and designing your future work.

I hope to see you all there!

One other thing that I also want to mention is that Jens Jacobsen, a Program Manager on my team, has just started blogging. His first-time post is right here.

I’m looking forward to watching what Jens comes up with, as he is planning on focusing in on how to improve overall User Experience of the tooling we are producing, now and into the future. He is uniquely qualified to lead the charge on this as he has deep experience in user experience research.

So check out his blog and give Jens some feedback / participate in future discussions he begins.