Microsoft held its annual developer conference, Build, in San Francisco last week. Big announcements such as new offerings and improvements to various technologies are done at Build. Also, many developer sessions are offered on various topics. This allows developers to learn and discuss the information in 30 minute or 60 minute blocks.
The Keynote this year showcased many new things such as Windows 10 enhancements, being able to develop XBox games from your XBox, and voice bots aka “Conversations as a Platform”.
Dreaming of Attending
One of these years, I’m going to attend. Perhaps next year.
Estimated Price: $4,000. $2,000 for registration, $1,000 for lodging and $1,000 for travel and food.
Exercising on my elliptical machine while watching Build videos is one of my favorite activities in the spring. With so many sessions, this keeps me busy for about a month.
Watching presentations from Scott Hanselman is especially entertaining. He keeps it light while keeping the great knowledge flowing like a river.
Sessions To Watch
Building Resilient Services: Learning Lessons from Azure with Mark Russinovich – One of my favorite sessions to watch every year. Mark gives case studies from real clients of what they did wrong and how to improve.