Here we are on the final day of MIX. Thanks to Microsoft for putting on a great party last night at LAX in the Luxor. Also, thanks to Scott Hanselman and the guys at Bing for hosting Nerd Drinks at Wynn Encore earlier in the evening.
No keynote today, only sessions, and plenty of them. I’m starting off with Building Platforms and Applications for the Real-Time Web then on to Building Large-Scale, Data-Centric Applications with Silverlight, Participating in the Web of Data with Open Standards, Peanut Butter and Jelly: Putting ‘Content Management’ Back into CMS, and Building a Next-Generation Web Application with Microsoft ASP.NET MVC 2 and jQuery. Needless to say, it’s going to be a long day with plenty of information to absorb.
All in all, I’ve had a great time. I’ve learned a lot, got some swag, and met some good people. Over the last few days I’ve shared conversations with developers across a wide array of technologies and from various parts of the world. Sitting at my table last night at LAX there were developers from all over the United States as well as Iceland and Sweden. The sessions are great but the networking opportunities add a great deal to MIX as well.
I’ve followed MIX every year since inception but this is the first time I’ve been able to check it out live. If you haven’t been, it’s definitely worth the time and money to come out next year. Now, I should probably get back to my sessions…