EDC 2008, Do you remember? (Because late always better than never) – Post 00

A Promise

The day before Microsoft EDC 2008 (Egyptian Developer Conference), I promised to blog about the conference minutes as I see them through my eyes, as I used to do with the MDC (Middleeast Developers Conference, I was the first blogger to write about its minutes and main reference, although I started writing the 3rd year!!!) and any conference I get into as an attendee not a speaker.

Usually, I blog about the conference day at the night of the same day. Once it took me a day after the conference was over. In EDC, although I have explicitly promised to blog about it, I have written none!! Actually, this is because I had so many notes this year (more about that below), I’ve got buried under so many mid-term exams and quizes at universities, had to write another document about Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) Messaging for work purpose, and yeah, I had other reasons as well. Still,  I was lazy.

The Notes

One of the reasons for not writing is that in EDC 2008 I had so many notes. More than I had in any conference ever. I have around ONE HUNDRED small sheets of notes. Most notes are very small reminder bulletins, some of them consist of one word, because those are meant to be the “compressed” version of the notes. Typically I read a word or more in my notes, and this turns into a statement to a a paragraph in the blog post.

I don’t really know how come I got with this huge amount of compressed notes that I found it’ll take me ages to extract in this blog. Maybe because my beloved fiancee was there this year. Sure this made me more enthusiast about the event, and gave me more power. BTW, she’s a very clever/smart fun developer too.

Late Better Than Never, Or, Now What?!

So, I have decided to keep my promise. I know it’s over 10 days since the EDC is over and maybe nobody is interested in the topic any longer, but I’ll bet on it. Please if you are interested, encourage me to extract more notes by sending an email or writing a comment out here.

The EDC videos are not released yet. Microsoft Egypt has kept the promise to publish the videos only once of 5 MDC rounds, and it was a weird story. The notes are not meant to replace the videos though. Those are VERY PERSONAL TAKES on the conference minutes the ways I saw them. The target of posting them is sharing different personal opinions with you friends and the rest of the community, and to provide “keywords” for those interested in the session topics to use when googling the topics online.

This is how the game will be:

Instead of the usual style of one post per conference day day, it’ll be one post per session of group of few sessions. I’ll add a new tag “EDC 2008” to the blog tags besides (“Local Events” and “EDC“) so that you can find them easily in one place. I’ll make a post every day or so – God Willing.

Hope this may have use to anyone around :).

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