HDC 2011 Recap - Thank you Omaha! #hdc11

ASP.NET Team Blog
10 September 2011


The Heartland Developers Conference (HDC) for 2011 just ended today. Like last year, DevExpress was not only a sponsor, I flew in to meet the many developers in and around the Omaha, Nebraska area.

The HDC conference is interesting because it brings together different platforms like .NET and Java. And different people like developers and designers. I had a blast meeting many of the attendees and talking about all sorts development topics.

When I do visit conferences, I like to interview speakers about their sessions. This is fun for me because I get to learn more about the session but more importantly, you get to experience a little bit from the conference even if you were not there.

So I recorded several video interviews at the show and we'll be publishing these videos in the coming weeks. Keep an eye on The DevExpress Channel.

I want to thank the Lincoln .NET Users group who put together a 150 person event for Scott Hanselman. At this user group meeting, I got to meet some more interesting devs like Nate Lowry (video interview coming soon).

Till then, enjoy a few of my pictures from the event:

Driving with Hanselman

Driving with Scott Hanselman to the User Group meeting. Yes, he's as intense in person too. In the picture, he's playing Zulu R&B music while making clicking noises with his mouth and explaining what they mean.

Jason Follas presenting jQuery & REST

This was Jason Follas' packed session titled "How jQuery and REST Saved My ASP.NET Project w/Jason Follas". Jason gave a very cool session using the ASPxGridView as part of his talk! In fact, I'm hoping to book him for future webinar to show you the slick jQuery integration he did.


The busy exhibitor area.

John Sheehan from Twilio.com

Here's John Sheehan from Twilio presenting "HTTP for ASP.NET Developers w/John Sheehan".

Omaha Steaks

Omaha is known for their great steaks. They even sell them at the airport!


Thanks again to the Heartland developers for welcoming DevExpress. If you were at the show, drop me a comment below on how you enjoyed the show.

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