Totally hijacked from Dave Bost @ The Mind of a Developer Evangelist
On December 12th, the Microsoft Evangelist team on the West Coast is hosting a (virtual) Windows FireStarter event. This is a great chance for developers to learn “straight from the horses mouth” (so to speak) guidance, best practices and tips&tricks for building applications on top of the Windows platform.
They are holding this FireStarter event *LIVE!* in Redmond, but they are also streaming it live online to the rest of the world.
This would be a great opportunity to secure a conference room for the day, post the agenda around your office, and join us live on December 12th. I’ll see if we can also open up an IRC channel or something to carry the communication online during the sessions.
Be sure to register for online participation or if you can happen to be in Redmond on the 12th, you can participate in-person. Seats are limited!
Agenda: (all times are PST)
8:30 – 8:45, Kick off, Mithun Dhar
8:45 – 9:30, Keynote/Why Vista!, Chris Henley
9:30 – 10:45, The Case of the Unexplained, Mark Russinovich
11:00 – 12:15, Building Differentiated UI Applications Using Composite WPF, Glenn Block, Bob Brumfield & David Hill
1:00 – 2:00, Best Practices for Developing for Windows for Windows Standard User, Crispin Cowan
2:00 – 3:00, Windows Security and Bitlocker, Byron Hynes
3:15 – 4:00, (Windows 7 + Windows Server 2008 R2) Teaser Session, Byron Hynes
4:00 – 5:00, Windows for everyone!
I highly encourage you check this out if any of this applies to you, especially Windows 7, Server 2008, Mark Russinovich, AppDev, Security.. any of it!
Also, be sure to check out Dave’s Blog and the Thirsty Developer, by far one of the most consumable podcasts (which just happens to be about development and architecture!)