If you had only had tine for just one Session in this year’s TechEd then I would definitely recommend Mike Taulty’s one on Linq to Entities (is going to be repeated on Friday). If you didn’t make it this year then I would suggest watching its replay at The virtual side as soon as it comes available.
It’s not just the subject (which is interesting as it is), it’s also the fact that he’s a great speaker, one that speaks with a lot of examples and demos and avoids lengthy power point presentations. I was lucky to see him on two sessions today, Linq to XML and Linq to Entities, although the second one was packed full and had to wait till some people left to get in.
I also had the chance to attend Pablo Castro’s project Astoria presentation which was also great. His enthusiastic presentation on project Astoria renewed my interest on the project and plan to have another look once back home.
Having lunch today at the top floor of the exhibition center revealed the great view the exhibition center has to the ocean and got me thinking how great it would be if we could get the chance of hosting TechEd at Greece. After all the 2004 Olympic games left us with an infrastructure that can be utilized for such events (like the Taekwon-Do center which is planned to be converted into a convention center) and we certainly could use all the Tourism and advertisement this event would bring to Greece.
Today is also the Greek delegates party, we’re going to eat and have drinks at Red Lounge somewhere in Barcelonita. Let’s hope that food there’s going to be better from what I’ve eaten lately ;-). Barcelona’s cuisine constitutes mainly of fish which is not my greatest food.