27 June 2007

Gearing Up for HDC 2007

It's that time of year again here in the heartland - preparation for the fourth consecutive Heartland Developers Conference.  Last year's conference went very well (Philip and Joe did a great job putting it all together) with a lot of great presentations and this year is looking to be even better.  A new track, “Manage It”, has been added this year which will focus on providing cutting edge content on topics like virtualization, technology driven project management, strategic process management, empowerment tools, and other topics that will help you to manage the development and implementation of your development projects.

Although the speaker schedule has not yet been updated on the HDC web site, I understand that the two keynote speakers will be Ron Jacobs and Scott Guthrie.  If you have an interest in architecture and/or ASP.NET/AJAX, you will definitely want to check out these guys if you're able to make it to the conference.

Last year, I had the privilege to give a presentation on automating the build process with TFS.  This year, one of my co-workers (Ron Yenko) will be presenting on Clustering SQL Server 2005 for High Availability.  It promises to be a great talk.

Hope to see you there.