Well we finally got to San Francisco to the very first Visual Studio 2005 launch event. We walked around and found some old friends to talk to.
San Diego is home to a handful of thriving .NET developer communities. We ran into some old friends there, and got some great stories.
We met up with Regional Director J. Michael Palermo and a cast of other characters in Phoenix, Arizona. It’s hot, but …. well… you know.
We spent the weekend in Austin, Texas. Although it was a small crowd at the University, we got to speak to 8 developers including Jeff Palermo, Scott Bellware, and Mark Miller.
There was a big crowd at the Houston event. We had a great time talking to the locals after the show. Markus Egger showed up and managed to sit behind the microphone for a few minutes too.
Dallas was great. For the second time in a row we didn’t have to eat Pizza for dinner. One of the attendees told me (Carl) after the show that I had “no fear” to be able to get up in front of people and sing Clementine like… well… you know.
In round 11 of the Road Trip, we got to have some real Memphis barbeque AND hang out with the one and only Jon Box. Does it get any better than this???
Nashville was a fun town. Never seen a crowd of geeks sing Clementine to Beethoven’s 9th before. It was awesome.