Jason Beres (of INETA and Infragistics fame) came an spoke at the San Diego .NET User Group.
Always willing to make huge, selfless sacrifices for the good of the community, Jason left the winter wonderland of New Jersey to make the trek to San Diego.
It was a great presentation. The first part was on Tablet PC from a developers persepctive. I didn't want to stop him because the presentation was so interesting, but had to shut him down so we could take a quick break and he could do Whidbey. I rec'd so much positive response from mebers about the Tablet PC presentation, it was great content and subject matter, and very well delivered. We bolted out of there at 9:00 and made it to the airport in record time. I got call from him 45 minutes later saying his flight had been canceled due to bad weather back east, so he was force to endure another night in San Diego. Poor guy :)
So, here we are the day before the big San Diego Software Industry Council Web services event I'm chairing. It looksw like it will be a HUGE success. I've put together a program of 17 speakers and panelists from all over the country (even the cold parts!), and from companies like IBM/MSFT/BEA and Computer Associates. I think we sold out this morning.
I'll be delivering my first public (non-client) BizTalk 2004 presentation. Am I ready? Not a chance. I'm about half way there, and stressing pretty good.
Will I be ready? Sure (I hope).
Aside from that presentation and M/C-ing the event, I also get to moderate the IBM/MSFT/BEA/CA closing panel. I did one of these about 1.5 years ago, and it was a lovefest, no casualties or mud whatsoever. We'll see how this one goes. Is that a rift I see in the standards process over WS-Eventing and WS-Notification? Could it be? Nahhh....
Stay tuned dear reader to see how this ends...