- Its Las Vegas !
- It was an embedded and mobile devices conference...all the gadgets on display were supercool !
- I got to talk to the folks who developed various Microsoft products, like Vista, Tablet PC, Origami, Win CE, etc.
- I liked the concept of the hands-on labs that they had set up.
- Did I mention that it was in Vegas ?
- I got to meet this guy, who was an expert in not just the tablet PC and hand held devices, but also in C++ and its new managed extensions, C++/CLI. Finally, I got an insight into the managed C++ world...the new forum being pushed by Lippman and co.
- Oh yes, the venue for the conference was the Venetian Hotel, Las Vegas !
- The icing on the cake...I managed to win an Ultra Mobile PC (or Origami as the project is also called) in a lucky draw ! It has generated nothing short of oohs and aahs everytime someone catches sight of it...and I have not held back in letting people know of my good fortune !
Tuesday, May 16, 2006
Work ? Leisure ? Hard to say...
That is, of course, due to the fact that I was in Las Vegas attending MEDC 2006! Microsoft Research was kind enough to pick up my tab, and I should say, it was a fantastic experience...why? Well, here are my top reasons...