I just got back from another great devLink. I did my presentation on Anatomy of an E-Commerce Site in the first time slot after the opening keynote, which left me the remainder of the event to sit back and enjoy the presentations. I missed last year’s devLink, so this was my first event at Lipscomb University, which provided a great setting for the conference.
The sessions I attended while at devLink included:
- Test Driven Development with T-SQL by Phil Japikse,
- Hyper-V: Tools to Build the Ultimate Virtual test Network by Matt Hester.
- Workflow Systems: Myths, Truths and Wishful Thinking by Brandon Satrom,
- Caliburn Micro by Bryan Hunter
- Architecting Silverlight Applications by Shawn Wildermuth
- Best of Both Worlds: Sharing code and UI between Silverlight and WPF by Pete Brown
- Combining WebForms, MVC and Silverlight by Todd Anglin
- Entity Framework 4.0: Restoring the Confidence by Jim Wooley
- Continuous Integration: More than just a toolset by Jay Harris
- Event Driven Architecture by Chris Patterson
- Picking a Data Platform for Silverlight by Shawn Wildermuth
- Leveraging Client Capabilities with jQuery in Visual Studio and ASP.NET by Robert Boedigheimer
I also sat in on an open space on RabbitMQ. I list all of these session to show the variety of topics and the quality of speakers at devLink. And these were only the sessions that I attended; there were many more I would like to have seen. And there were plenty of great open space discussions in which I would have liked to participate.
And beyond the sessions, I was able to spend time connecting with and learning from my peers who are passionate about technology. All for a $100 conference fee. If you’re anywhere near Nashville, keep an eye out for next year’s devLink. And if you’re not, attend the local community events near you. It’s a great way to get some valuable education at a great price.