[Pdx-pm] Code Camp

John Goalby jgoalby at hotmail.com
Fri Jul 8 14:03:25 PDT 2005

>On Thu, 7 Jul 2005, Michael G Schwern wrote:
> > On Thu, Jul 07, 2005 at 01:33:38PM -0700, Kris Bosland wrote:
> > > from http://pacwest.ms/about/
> > >
> > > "This site is provided by the Microsoft West Region Developer and 
> > > Evangelism (DPE) team."
> >
> > But its at Reed and Reedies are CrAziE!  However they're not 
> > known for their computer science department.  Its an odd choice.
> >
> > Anyhow, one of the best conferences I ever went to was a Java 
>conference.  So
> > don't put something down just because of the sponsor or registration 
> > Uggg, O'Reilly's speaker registration system has contained deep suckage 
> > years.
> >
> > Also Microsoft is deeply, deeply schitzoid.  "Small" departments within
> > Microsoft often have goals which seem directly opposite of the rest of 
> > company.
> >
> > More telling... as anyone heard of any of these guys?
> > http://pacwest.ms/codecamp/pdx/1/tracks.html
>Well, I am actually considering going (I just don't want to join Yahoo to
>do it).  I don't have a problem with any of the techies I have met from
>Microsoft, but I have a knee-jerk reaction when something looks like
>"hidden evangelism" (makes me envision isolate-and-hard-sell tactics).
>This sounds to me like a good way to learn about .NET and/or C#.  But I
>would have been upset if I did not know that before I went.
>Tangentially, is ".ms" the microsoft top level domain?

I wanted to clarify the reason I sent this to the list.  It was for people
that were interested in presenting as well as those interested in
attending.  The idea is really not to be pro-ms.  So, if you want show
pdx local devs something, this is your chance.  Those that attend get
the choice to see what they want.

Just curious, why is joining yahoo a problem?


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