So, I was pleasantly surprised to find out my boss is sending me to the Southwest Fox conference. I didn’t expect to go this year, and I’m really looking forward to it. It gives me a boost every time, and this year looks to be no exception. As usual, there are so many good sessions and speakers, I can’t possibly see every session I want, but that’s a good problem.
My first conference was the 2001 Advisor DevCon in San Diego. One thing I liked about that conference were the many sessions on architectural subjects like OOP, n-Tier, Design Patterns, Refactoring, etc. I had a lot of “aha” moments at that DevCon. Since then, the focus turned to .NET, especially at the Advisor conferences, and I put “Need More OOP” on the conference eval ever year. This year, not a problem. There are sessions on refactoring, data-driven architecture, business objects, and advanced OOP design. Let the noodle baking commence!
My Fox tank is refilling already. 🙂