Jerry Nixon @Work: November MSDN DevBash in Denver, Colorado

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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

November MSDN DevBash in Denver, Colorado

Yesterday was the MSDN DevBash. If you were there, thanks for attending. It was a standing room only event. And, looking back, I think the whole event was exceptional. I hope you all had a great time.


If you are looking for the code from my demo, it's in the next 5 or 6 posts on my blog, just scroll down! If you are wanting my PowerPoint slides, you need to email and for them. You can have them, I just don't want to post them here.

If you DID hear my presentation on using VSTO 3 in Visual Studio 2008 I would appreciate some feedback. I have a long way to go to be a great presenter, but I do love to present. I hope that came across. To those of you who came up to me after the presentation, thank you for your comments. 

But please, leave me feedback.


There is a lot to VSTO and we just covered a bit. I hope you walked away with a sense that VSTO is real, Office applications are plausible, and development doesn't have to be difficult. I also hoped you had fun.

My goals when I present are to:

  1. Present ideas not just lines of code
  2. Code. Code. Code. Prove it really works.
  3. Move fast, fill minds with content.
  4. Show cleaver tips and techniques.
  5. Make it as fun. Don't let them fall asleep.
  6. Be relevant. Apply it to the real world.