PDC 2008 Impression

Posted: November 2, 2008  |  Categories: PDC 2008 Uncategorized

I am back as most of PDC attendees are. It was exciting to be able to attend PDC in LA. I was not to thrilled about downtown LA, but I was in good company and had lots of opportunities to enjoy myself in the evening like Universal Studios, Lakers game at Staple Center and some local bars. As for PDC is was just awesome to witness announcement of Azure, seeing OSLO in action, watching session about .NET Services, Restful WCF and Dublin. Here is an overview of session I attended and its related video’s that can be watched online.


Day Session Speaker Video
Sunday Pre-conference: Working with WCF Juval Lowy & Ron Jacobs None
Monday Keynote Ray Ozzie & Rob Muglia http://channel9.msdn.com/pdc2008/KYN01/
Monday A lap around the cloud part 1 Manuvir Das http://channel9.msdn.com/pdc2008/ES16/
Monday Dublin & .NET Services Jacob Avital Download High Quality WMV
Monday The Future of C# Anders Hejlsberg http://channel9.msdn.com/pdc2008/TL16/
Monday A lap around the cloud part 2 John Shewchuk & Dennis Pilarinos http://channel9.msdn.com/pdc2008/BB01/
Monday Developing and deploying your first cloud service Steve Marx http://channel9.msdn.com/pdc2008/ES01/
Tuesday Keynote Ray Ozzie & Scott Guthrie Download High Quality WMV
Tuesday Keynote Don Box & Chris Anderson Download High Quality WMV
Tuesday WCF: Zen of Performance and Scale Nicholas Allen http://channel9.msdn.com/pdc2008/TL38/
Tuesday A lap around OSLO Douglas Purdy & Vijaye Raji http://channel9.msdn.com/pdc2008/TL23/
Tuesday OSLO The Language Don Box & David Langworthy Download High Quality WMV
Tuesday Architecting services for  the cloud Yousef Khalidi http://channel9.msdn.com/pdc2008/BB01/
Wednesday Keynote Rick Rashid http://channel9.msdn.com/pdc2008/KYN04/
Wednesday .NET Services: Connectivity Clemens Vasters http://channel9.msdn.com/pdc2008/BB38/
Wednesday .NET Services: Logging Mark Gilbert & Steve Garrity http://channel9.msdn.com/pdc2008/BB39/
Wednesday OSLO: Repository and Models Chris Sells & Martin Gudgin http://channel9.msdn.com/pdc2008/BB01/
Wednesday Architecting without big design up front Peter Provost Download High Quality WMV
Thursday WCF: Developing RESTful Services Steve Maine & Robert Bagby http://channel9.msdn.com/pdc2008/TL35/
Thursday .NET Services: Messaging Services Clemens Vasters http://channel9.msdn.com/pdc2008/BB38/
Thursday Cloud Computing: Programming in the Cloud Stefan Schackow & Daniel Wang Download High Quality Video
Thursday .NET Services: Orchestrating Services Moustafa Ahmed http://channel9.msdn.com/pdc2008/BB27/


It has been fun all these technical session’s, demo’s, code and interaction with other attendees (mostly Dutch). You can check out blogs from Edward Bakker, Rutger de Vries, Robert Jan van Holland, Dennis van der Stelt, Michel Heijman, Wouter Crooy, Alex Thissen and Paul Gielens. Other session video’s can be found at channel 9 PDC. Hope to be there again in 2009.



Author: Steef-Jan Wiggers

Steef-Jan Wiggers is all in on Microsoft Azure, Integration, and Data Science. He has over 15 years’ experience in a wide variety of scenarios such as custom .NET solution development, overseeing large enterprise integrations, building web services, managing projects, designing web services, experimenting with data, SQL Server database administration, and consulting. Steef-Jan loves challenges in the Microsoft playing field combining it with his domain knowledge in energy, utility, banking, insurance, healthcare, agriculture, (local) government, bio-sciences, retail, travel, and logistics. He is very active in the community as a blogger, TechNet Wiki author, book author, and global public speaker. For these efforts, Microsoft has recognized him a Microsoft MVP for the past 8 years.


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