Florida Tweener Event
Florida has a great .Net user group culture and it was organized in full force putting together a great weekend of geeky stuff. Joe Healey, the local DE played a big part in helping to organize and support. He hosted a Friday night get together at TGI Fridays that included most of the Florida user group leaders and influential’s along with the User Group TV team filming interviews, Microsoft and INETA folks.
With oodles of presentation rooms available at the convention center, all of the weekend’s events went off well. There were lots of programs going on, over 1200 registered (although I don’t think that many actually showed up), really making good use of TechEd and convention center resources – smooth registration, good visibility. Great planning and execution by the Florida UG’s and DE Joe Healey
Saturday’s events included a Code Camp, Day of SQL /BI, Day of Silverlight, IT Pro Camp, Open Spaces discussions, and Train the Trainer. Check the link at ]inbetween[ for all the details.
Team System at Tweener
On Sunday, Rich Hundhausen did a most of day session on VSTS until he had to catch his flight. Great format – he passed out sticky index cards and attendees recorded what they wanted to see. He posted them on a board scrum like and we worked through as many as we had time for. Rich’s blog has the details. I contributed a short segment on test driven development and the benefits of documenting requirements with tests rather than or in addition to documenting in Word. Word docs don’t translate to code. Tests do. Great investment.