I’m about to leave for a 12 day road trip that will take me to six different countries
on three continents.
My first stop, arranged by Adam
Cogan and Telerik, is an Agile
Seminar in Sydney, Australia. Should be fun, at least they already know what Rugby
is and will get my sports references. I will also be speaking on Silverlight
at the Sydney
.NET User Group. I’ll be doing my WCF walk through and then a RIA Services demo,
about 2 hours, no slides, only Visual Studio. In addition to my presentation, I will
also be demoing the new Telerik
Data Services Wizard at the user group and show how to build a data driven Silverlight
application in 30 seconds. I will also unveil to the world a brand new feature of
Telerik OpenAccess/Data Services Wizard at the user group.
I’ll come back to Hong Kong for a day or so and then for the three day weekend (Buddha’s
birthday!) will head up to Shanghai for the World
Expo. I’ll but a Telerik sticker on the door of the Bulgarian
pavilion. Just hope that act of guerilla marketing doesn’t lead me to a communist
The week after, I will head to Sofia and visit the Telerik mother
ship for a few days. Then off to Romania to speak at a PMI
conference, on yes, Scrum. A quick one day layover in Istanbul to visit the infamous
anti-suckieness club President and Vice-President: Malek and Goksin. Not sure if they,
now both being Microsoft employees, will make me go see customers or not.
Should be fun, I hope to see you at some of the events!
Stephen Forte sits on the board of several start-ups including Triton Works. Stephen is also the Microsoft Regional Director for the NY Metro region and speaks regularly at industry conferences around the world. He has written several books on application and database development including Programming SQL Server 2008 (MS Press).