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ALT.Net Functional Programming

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I got to sit in Dustin Campbell‘s Functional Programming session and really enjoyed it.  I’m starting to wrap my mind around what makes something functional programming. Next step is to download the bits and test it out.

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April 19, 2008 at 4:52 pm

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Alt.Net – Choosing Sessions

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I had my first Open Space session building experience. It felt a bit chaotic, but was really remarkable in how it worked out. We actually get to pick the topics that we want to hear. The topics look great. There are at least 2-3 that I want to be in for each timeslot.

I got to see my first fishbowl with Scott Hanselman, Martin Fowler, Jeffrey Palermo, Scott Bellware and many others. It could have used 6 chairs instead of 4, but it was fast moving and intelligent. It also gives you many different viewpoints which is great.

Jeffrey Palermo did some videos of some of the opening sessions if you want to see what it looked like.

I’m off to get some sleep so I’m ready for tomorrow.

Written by Chris Sutton

April 18, 2008 at 11:28 pm

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Alt.Net – Friday Afternoon

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I made it to Seattle around noon and had lunch with Roy Osherove, Adam Tybor, Sergio, Ian Cooper and Tim.  We had some interesting conversations from mocking to mobile phones (until Roy said he was tired of that talk) to firing practices in the UK.

It was good to put some faces to blogs I have been reading for a quite awhile.

Written by Chris Sutton

April 18, 2008 at 4:44 pm