MIX07 - Day 0

The conference technically starts tomorrow, but I’m in town a day early to get settled so I can be there, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed. Or at least bright-eyed.

There was a mashup session that ran from 4:00p to 8:00p alongside registration, but by the time I got here, got registered, got to the room, and got something to eat… well, I also got a little tired and didn’t really feel like throwing down with the mad technical skillz. Instead, I thought it would be prudent to take it easy - it’s been a long day, and I do want to be ready to pay attention and learn in some of the great sessions planned.

My schedule looks like this:

Monday, April 30 9:30a - General Session 1:30p - Building Rich Web Experiences using Silverlight and JavaScript for Developers 3:00p - Using Visual Studio “Orcas” to Design and Develop Rich AJAX Enabled Web Sites 4:30p - AJAX Patterns with ASP.NET

Tuesday, May 1 8:30a - Front-Ending the Web with Microsoft Office 10:15a - Designing with AJAX: Yahoo! Pattern Library 11:45a - Developing ASP.NET AJAX Controls with Silverlight 2:15p - Go Deep with AJAX 4:00p - General Session

Wednesday, May 2 8:30a - How to Make AJAX Applications Scream on the Client 10:00a - Windows Presentation Foundation for Developers (Part 1 of 2) 11:30a - Windows Presentation Foundation for Developers (Part 2 of 2)

Interestingly, this isn’t the schedule as I originally planned it on Friday. Even up to the last minute the times, places, and topics are changing. I don’t know if this is the set of classes I’ll actually be in or not, but we’ll see.

Getting into the spirit of things, I’ve joined Facebook and Twitter since those seem to be ways folks are supposed to coordinate things. I’m not super taken with either one, but then, I’m not a big “social networker.” I’ll withhold judgment for now.