• TechEd 2012–Day 3

    Caramel slice!On the Friday I went to 3 sessions:

    • DEV331 - A Modern Architecture Review: Using the New Code Review Tools
    • DEV333 - LightSwitch 2012 - Even Faster
    • WPH234 - Windows Phone Marketplace - Satisfy More Customers and Make Money

    I also ran my Instructor-led Lab - DEV ILL100 - Designing Windows 8 HTML apps in Blend. A nice lab which is probably more about getting familiar with Blend than with Windows 8 apps.

    Locknote arena

    After the closing keynote, I didn’t need to rush off as Narelle and I were staying another night, flying home Saturday afternoon.

    I also had a chance to briefly visit the beach. After quite a few visits to the Gold Coast, I had never until now managed to get down to the foreshore. A bit cool to think about going for a swim by that time, but nice to finally see it.

    Gold Coast beach

  • TechEd 2012–Day 2

    Ben car racingThursday was a busy day. I got to these sessions:

    • DEV221 – Design and Layout for Windows 8 and Windows Phone Style Apps
    • WPH323 – Build smart: Developing for Windows Phone and Windows 8
    • DBI225 – Big Data for Relational practitioners
    • DEV326 – Agile planning tools in TFS 2012

    Band BashI also helped in the hands-on labs and assisted with “ILL102 - Creating an Windows 8 Line of Business Application - HTML & JavaScript from Start to Finish”.

    In the evening was the party night – lots of food and entertainment options! I watched Ben show off his prowess on the racing simulator, then after a good feed we headed to the main arena to catch some comedy, quiz show and an ‘open mike’ band bash. Turns out there’s some pretty talented musicians masquerading as IT/Dev-types!

  • TechEd 2012–Day 1

    DJ with touch screenWednesday I caught the following sessions throughout the day:

    • DEV211 – What’s New in VS2012 with Adam Cogan
    • DEV212 – Windows 8 Development with Nick Hodge
    • DEV214 – Windows 8 Development Part 2 with David Burela
    • DEV215 – .NET 4.5: Just the good stuff with William Tulloch

    I ran my first ‘ExamCram’ session – on Exam 70-599 - Pro: Designing and Developing Windows Phone 7 Applications.

    With Windows Phone 8 just around the corner, I wasn’t sure if I’d have many takers. As it turns out, I had exactly one person. A high student-teacher ratio!

    I was also on the late-shift for helping in hands on labs today, from 5pm – 8pm.