Although I don't get the chance to go to many of these large conferences, I enjoy perusing the schedules and seeing what I would attend if I were at the conference. This week, I'm looking at the DevIntersection schedule and thought I would share my picks if I were at the conference.
BTW, by not mentioning a talk, I'm not saying the speaker is bad or the session is crap. I'm just saying that I wouldn't attend if I were present. Use free time to chat with people in the Expo Hall or hallway. This can be a better use of your time than sitting in a session you're not getting anything out of.
Monday, December 10th
Tuesday, December 11th
WA01: Azure Websites: How Far Can They Take You? - Zonier Tejada I've never seen Zonier present before, so this session would be a stab in the dark. However, if you haven't used Azure Websites for anything yet, you'll do yourself a favor to see they demoed at least once during this trip. WA02: Windows Azure Essentials for the Startup - Michele Leroux Bustamante I saw Michele give this session at TechEd, and I highly recommend it if you're not too familiar with Azure performance. Disregard the Startup aspect, as this talk is good for anyone wanting to do hardcore Azure development. VS35: Visual Studio Update 1 and Beyond - Matt Nunn VS Update 1 is a big deal, and if you're not doing Azure, go to this instead. I'm very much a fan of some the enhancements to Update 1. Keynote5: Windows Azure and the Cloud - Scott Guthrie It's the Gu.
Wednesday, December 12th
I hope if you're at DevIntersection you enjoy all the people and sessions available to you. Again, don't waste time in sessions you're not passionate in. A good session will grab you at the beginning.