Thursday, May 22, 2008 11:21 PM
Geek Night is behind us, tomorrow DevDays part 2
Today DevDays part 1 and Geek Night took place. The DevDays event is really getting bigger over the years. I heard someone say in a video that it was a 'mini-TechEd' and I think he was right.
The amount of sponsor stands is huge this year. Everywhere you look there are stands doing business and handing out swag. Sadly enough I don't have time to collect swag items :-) I run from session to session learning great things, boy there are so many technologies out in the open right now that it is almost impossible to keep up with all these things.
My main focus still is VSTO and Office Development (Wouter van Vugt is doing some sessions in that area) so that is the area of my expertise and I am able to keep ahead of things there. But you must be aware of all the other technologies that crawl into your expertise area. A couple of technologies that you hit when developing Office applications:
- C#, Linq, new features
- Same goes for VB.NET
- Entity Framework
- SQL Compact
- etc etc
There just ain't enough hours in a day to keep up!