We would like to extend you an invitation to present at the Fall 2009 DevConnections conference in Las Vegas, November 9-13th 2009. All abstracts are due on April 5. 2009.
For submitting session, please use this URL: http://www.deeptraining.com/devconnections/abstracts
If you have an issue with the site, please follow up with emails as well.
Please keep the abstracts under 200 words each and in one paragraph. No bulleted items and line breaks, and please use a spell-checker.
Please submit at least 3 abstracts, but it would help your chances of being selected if you submitted 5 or 6 abstracts.
As for the content and conference theme, we expect the event to be post Beta 1 of .NET 4.0, and quite possibly to coincide with the release of Beta 2. Talks on the new CLR, the new Visual Studio, the new tools (such as the profilers), new frameworks (such as Kitty Hawk) are all welcomed.
Of special interest is anything to do with the cloud. In times of hardship, companies will look for ways for cutting costs, and the cloud is a great way of doing that.
Another theme will be quality. The businesses that will survive the recession will be those that maintain their standards and customer base, and offer the highest quality.
It remains to be seen (based on number of rooms) if we have a .NET 3.0/4.0 fundamentals track.
· We welcome Windows 7-specific sessions, preferably from a managed environment.
· If you want to talk about SQL Server 2008, then it should be done in the context of data access from VS 2010. Anything more than that should go in the SQL track.
· Web services, AJAX and the like should go to the ASP.NET track.
· Silverlight sessions (but not WPF) should go to the ASP.NET track. Sessions that cater to both WPF and Silverlight will be in the VS track.
Juval and Carl
VS-Connections Conference Chairs