Last week, I had the honor of attending TechDays Stockholm as a speaker. It was the first time I've been to this conference and the size of the it surprised me. With approximately 1400 participants and 9 parallel sessions, I got the same vibe from TechDays as I've done from NDC Oslo and JavaZone. The most obvious difference being that TechDays is organized by Microsoft and therefore mostly concerns development on the Microsoft platform.
|Mary-Jo Foley at the keynote|
Before the conference, what I looked forward to the most was the keynote with Mary-Jo Foley, Albert Chum, Sara Kullgren and Jonas Persson. Unfortunately, the keynote was not as technical as I had hoped, at times it felt more like a sales pitch, which of course is unnecessary as the audience had already "bought" what they were trying to sell. That being said, it was great to see a changed Microsoft, a more open company that wants feedback from the community and are not afraid to admit the wrong turns they have made in the past. Because they have made mistakes and they've had to restore some faith among the participants of the community, but from the energy I could feel from the attendees at TechDays, I think the faith is close to restored.
|"Women in technology" lunch|
|TypeScript for C# developers by Chris Klug|
During the conference, an interview I had with Microsoft Norway a couple of months ago was published on their blog. How is that for timing! They're interviewing lots of developers as inspiration for others, a great initiative and I'm looking forward to upcoming posts. I know there are some awesome developers coming up! You can read my interview here..
|Nerdy party games by HP|