Friday, August 15, 2008

RDN last night

Thanks to everyone that came to the RDN last night, and to Chris for doing the "In-Depth" session.

I defintely picked some good information up around Windows Workflow, and hopefully some of you got something out of my WCF Primer presentation. That was my 2nd presentation (I did one for the local .Net user group last year on the Composite Application Block).

I was pretty nervous before, and for the 1st 5 minutes or so, but once I settled into it I managed to put my nerves to the side and present! It's challenging presenting to so many people when everyone is at a different level.

One great thing from doing the presentation is that you learn things about the technologies that you might not have known about before. For example I understand the internals of WCF - its extensibility and messaging layer - much more than a week ago, and a lot of the terms I'd read about - behaviours for example - are a lot clearer in my mind!

As for the experience, it's a buzz and I'd recommend it to anyone. I think it's awesome for building up confidence. I'm hoping to improve my skills as-well as time goes by and will use last night as a personal bench-mark.

An interesting thing after last nights was looking through the feedback forms. I really appreciate the ones with the comments, and the lower scores as those are ones which are really useful for getting better. Not that I don't like the high scores - they are great too!!!

So more coming soon hopefully. Watch this space!

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