I got back from the Oredev conference in Malmo (Sweden) a few days ago, where I spoke on advanced line-of-business features of WPF and Silverlight. I presented at Oredev last year and became a big fan of this conference – I had to go back! Just like last year, I was highly impressed by:
The meticulous organization of the conference. Only in Sweden could there be so much attention to detail in such a big conference. I could go on about this…
High technical level and interest of the attendees. All attendees I interacted with were smart, experienced, and highly engaged. It was a pleasure to speak to such an audience.
Interactions I had with other speakers. Other than seeing old Microsoft friends, I had a chance to interact with people from others parts of the industry and get a broader understanding of software trends. I also had the chance to meet some very inspiring women, as you can see in this interview with Amanda, Kerry and me.
In other news, I was excited to find out recently that I was nominated for the Computer Weekly IT Blog Awards 2009, in the Individual IT Professional Female category. It would have been even better if Computer Weekly had contacted me and voting weren’t closed already. Still I am very honored to have been listed as one of the 10 nominees for this award – so thanks everyone for reading my blog and making this possible!