Matt Winkler, David Aiken
This third session was a disappointment… The two speakers used DinnerNow demo (available at Codeplex) which uses a little of all .NET framework 3.5 for things live user interface (AJAX, WPF), WCF for communications, Smart Card for authentication, LINQ for data access and so on. Their objective was to show integration instead of isolated functionalities.
It started with a power failure! All light and computers down. They took a while to setup the session software again, while they bought time by speaking about nothing.
They showed this system in a user perspective, and then started to talk a little about each technology point. After LINQ and WCF I stopped paying attention… Speakers’ sense of humor was awful. :-P (They were dressed as cookers…) And by making a presentation with such a large subject It became boring and too much superficial for me.
After half session I left to the entrance where I submitted the feedback form. After a while I gathered with the MSP team and went to the Exhibition Opening. I had contact with some companies and collected some goodies inside my TechEd Bag!
Then we had dinner, went to the hotel, crashed into André and Nelson’s room, I wrote these 3 posts, and went to sleeping (1:40 a.m.)!