Alan Dean

CTO, Developer, Agile Practitioner

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Monday, September 8, 2008

For anyone who doesn't know me ... Yes! I'm a Political Geek

I have backed Obama since the start of the Democrat Primary season. I certainly hope that the following sentiment is well-founded:

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

PDC 2008 - I'll be there!


I have recently been given the happy news that Charteris are sending me to the PDC in LA. I'm very excited. I had to miss the PDC in 2005 but was there in 2003 and I found it very worthwhile.

Benjamin Goeltz will also be going from Charteris. I was hoping to be at the same hotel as the Red Gate chaps, but sadly it was sold out so we will be at the Millenium Biltmore. I will be able to geek out with West Wing reminiscence (the hotel was used extensively as a set in Series 1).

We will be going to the Pre-Conference Sessions as well. I'm booked for "Agile Perspectives, Industry and Microsoft".

Monday, September 1, 2008

Voting for DDD7 is open

  Developer! Developer! Developer! returns on the 22nd November.

As usual, there are lots of excellent sessions for you to vote on so you get to choose the conference.

You can check out my offerings and vote for them too!

Microsoft Log Parser Toolkit? What the heck is that?
Never heard of the Log Parser Toolkit? Then this session is for you! This cool piece of technology languishes in an obscurity that it doesn't deserve. This presentation will introduce you to the toolkit and show how you can use it in development.

Separating REST Facts from Fallacies
Still not sure what REST is or why it might be important to you? REST (Representational State Transfer) is still a deeply misunderstood architectural style. This presentation is designed to dispel some of the myths and demonstrate practical usage of REST.