Fun at Mini-PDC in Dallas

So today was fun. Somehow my employer got five free tickets to the miniaturized version of the PDC that they had today at the Galleria in Dallas. Thankfully, I was able to go.

This was my first look at Windows Azure and it looks interesting. I even went to a session on it. It was an interesting session, but I didn’t spend my whole day in that world.

The first session was on jQuery by Rob Paddock and it was quite good. I’ve been messing around with it lately so that was fun times.

I also went to one on building business apps with Silverlight 2 that ended up being interesting mostly because of the look at some of the things coming in Silverlight 3.

The last session was on the upcoming stuff in ASP.NET 4.0. Since I watched most of the video for this one from PDC I had already heard of some of it, but it was a useful session anyway.

And last but not least, the lunch provided was phenomenal! I ate four little bitty but tasty stakes, some very yummy potatoes and two pieces of fish. It was so good I couldn’t stop eating.

If there is one of these coming to your area, I highly recommend attending!