Boston MSDN Developer Conference Summary


Last week’s Boston MSDN Developer Conference was a resounding success!  Keynote from Up CloseThank you the over 450 people who attended the sold-out event to see and hear about the latest on Windows 7, Azure, and many other developer technologies.

From the keynote by Amanda Silver, 12 technical sessions, to the Community Courtyard with many great discussions, to the Lego Serious Play WomenBuild workshop (that reached capacity!), XBox gaming area, and the Partner Pavilion, there was definitely plenty for attendees to check out.


WomenBuild - FULL!A sincere thank you to each of the session speakers, who made the event great:

Ben Day on AzureThanks to Amanda Silver for traveling from Seattle to deliver the keynote.  She, and the partners we had on stage, kicked off the day very well!

Thanks also to Roger Sessions and Steven “Doc” List for sharing their time and expertise to facilitate discussions in the Community Courtyard.  Thanks also to my colleagues from the Microsoft New England Research & Development center across the river in Cambridge, who hosted a table in the Courtyard.  The room was buzzing with talk throughout the day.

Curt Devlin on Geneva in the Community Courtyard Last but not least, immense thanks to Bob Familiar, who for many months has been devoted to putting the entire series of MSDN Developer Conferences together.  Great job!

Session Content

The core content can be downloaded from the Microsoft PDC site, but each speaker may elect to post their specific content via their blogs, linked above.

Griff Townsend and Todd Mancini on the Surface of it allIf you’re interested in the content for my sessions, “ASP.NET and jQuery” and (with Talbott Crowell) “An Introduction to Microsoft F#” , I’ve posted the content here:

Thanks again to everyone!