Sunday, January 21, 2007

CodeMash - Day 2 - Closing thoughts

Well, I've had a few days to stew on CodeMash and the event went exceedingly well. My only regret was that I didn't get to Neal Ford's Practical Programming presentation (although I got a good chunk of it on the way home from the conference) or do anything that was really outside my comfort zone (like the Flex UI presentation). That said I got a lot of of the conference both in new things to do and try out as well as validation of some of the things I'm already doing.

The conference itself was great and it was nice to never have to leave the hotel.

Possible Speakers to invite (bring back those from this year as well as everyone I went to was excellent)
- Martin Fowler if possible
- Michael Russell - testing guru - excellent perspective on testing and development as he's done both game development and business software development
- Speakers on multi-threaded development/patterns

General improvements
- Whiteboards or flip charts for the speakers
- Central repository to download slides/podcasts (may be coming though)

As you can tell these are just minor complaints on what was an excellent event.

1 comment:

Michael Russell said...

Thanks for the linkage.

I'd go if I got invited...I'm sure I could fill a lot of time...

...only catch is that right now, I'm seen as "too controversial to touch," according to many people I've spoken with.