I tried live blogging WebDD but it was tiring enough just watching and listening to ScottGu, so you’ll all have to put up with this late old entry!
The quality of the community organised events that happen at the Microsoft Campus in Reading have been steadily improving since they started and at the time I thought anyone would be hard-pushed to top DDD4. WebDD managed it, which given the line up I should have realised long before.
There were two downsides to the day, both revolving around Scott Guthrie. The first was that he was so popular a lot of the other great speakers didn’t get the audiences they deserved, the second was that Chicago 1 was just not big enough to cope with the demand.
It was unfortunate that I missed out on some of the other sessions, but I think it was worthwhile going in person to see Scott’s sessions as he is an excellent presenter and I don’t think that would have come across so much in the video’s. Over and above the quality of the presenting though were the demo’s that Scott did; I’ve never seen someone that fluid with Visual Studio in front of an audience before. I was even more impressed when, for the 3rd session, he started using C# when in the first two he’d used VB.NET.
Here’s to the next one!