So ... first day at my first TechEd. It's been quite the ride already. As you've probably already seen I've gushed about seeing Mr. Franklin and Mr. Hanselman of DotNetRocks fame and of Hanselminutes fame.
More importantly I actually decided on a session, albeit 30 seconds before it started :) I decided to watch Roy Osherove's Agile Development with or without Team System as methodology is near and dear to my heart these days.
As I said this is my first TechEd and as such I had no idea what to expect. I've been to my fair share of MSDN Events and while they were decent Roy blows them all out of the water. He knows his stuff and it shows. He gave lots of pointers of generic stuff surrounding agile development and more importantly backed it up with actual personal experience. Instant authority. Mixing in some actual tools to get people started is great; especially for a person like myself who sees a tool for every problem :D
I could tell that he's very passionate about the subject. Sadly his real enthusiasm only shone though a couple of times. Don't get me wrong, the session was great but I can't help but feel that he was holding back a little for some reason. Maybe it's just his style.
Anyway great presentation, I'm certainly hungry for more. The hours went by without me noticing it. A good sign :) Tomorrow will for my part bring sessions on Commerce Server 2007, AJAX, a DotNetRocks panels discussion, and finally C# Language Innovations(with Anders Hejlsberg no less). I may not be able to sleep tonight :)
Finally here are some pictures of Sune (yes, Microsoft actually stole his name and made an MP3 player out of it, I guess Sune will be hearing from Microsoft Legal in the near future) and I lounging outside the conference center. Notice the ridiculously large badge around Sune's neck. Also check out included are a couple of pictures from the session.