PDC 2008 Is Approaching

20. October 2008 22:14

It is getting close to time for PDC, and I have been giving some thought to the sessions that I want to attend.  There are too many scheduling conflicts to make all of the ones that interest me.  So, I have tried to strike a balance between my focus areas and some things a little outside of my comfort zone.  Given the breadth of the technologies that will be presented, I wanted to get a broad mix to try and understand the vision of where things are going over the next year or two.  Considering all of the pending announcements, it is certainly promising to be a very exciting week.

For those that are interested, I will be blogging and using twitter quite a bit for the duration of the event.  If you want to meet up and talk tech for a while, feel free to ping me.  Here is my tentative schedule of sessions that I plan to attend, but it is certainly subject to change.

Sunday, October 26
Sunday Evening Party with Palermo

Monday, October 27
8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
 
8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Keynote
 
 
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Under the Hood: Advances in the .NET Type System
151
 
 
12:45 PM - 1:30 PM
Microsoft Expression Blend: Tips & Tricks
408B
 
 
1:45 PM - 3:00 PM
Microsoft Visual Studio: Bringing out the Best in Multicore Systems
502A
 
 
3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
ASP.NET MVC: A New Framework for Building Web Applications
153
 
 
5:15 PM - 6:30 PM
WF 4.0: A First Look
151
 
 

Tuesday, October 28
8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
 
8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Keynote
 
 
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Keynote
 
 
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
 
12:45 PM - 1:30 PM
WCF: Zen of Performance and Scale
515B
 
 
1:45 PM - 3:00 PM
SQL Server 2008: Beyond Relational
406A
 
 
3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
Microsoft Silverlight Futures: Building Business Focused Applications
153
 
 
5:15 PM - 6:30 PM
Entity Framework Futures
151
 
 

Wednesday, October 29
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
 
8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Keynote
 
 
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
WCF 4.0: Building WCF Services with WF in Microsoft .NET 4.0
151
 
 
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Improving Code Quality with Code Analysis
409A
 
 
1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
Modeling Data for Efficient Access at Scale
403AB
 
 
3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
The Future of C#
502A
 
 
4:45 PM - 6:00 PM
WF 4.0: Extending with Custom Activities
408B
 
 

Thursday, October 30
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Parallel Symposium: Addressing the Hard Problems with Concurrency
515A
 
 
8:30 AM - 9:45 AM
 
10:15 AM - 11:30 AM
Microsoft .NET Framework: CLR Futures
153
 
 
10:15 AM - 11:45 AM
 
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
"Oslo": Building Textual DSLs
502A
 
 
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
 
1:45 PM - 3:00 PM
An Introduction to Microsoft F#
502A
 
 
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