MVP Summit next week

XAF Team Blog
10 April 2008

I'm going to be in Seattle next week for Microsoft's annual global MVP Summit. If you see me around there, please say hi, or contact me if you want to sort something out to meet me. It would be great to talk to some of our customers over there (or just to other people interested in talking to me <g>).

5 comment(s)
Linton
Linton

Hi Oliver,

I envy your freedom to travel hither-and-yonder to "evangelize". But I think you should have to produce at least one hour of screencams for every 1 week of travel, and post them where *all* your customers and prospects can veiw them.

Ray, (I'm guesing you're at the top of the org chart there at DevEx) let me know if you need any help on selling the value of public screencasts before you re-negotiate O's contract ;-)

10 April, 2008
Oliver Sturm (DevExpress)
Oliver Sturm (DevExpress)

Hi

Yeah, interesting idea... one immediate problem with that is that producing an hour of webcast content takes easily two days of somebody's time - as does preparing an hour's presentation for a conference, but at least that can be delivered again and again. If I personally had the choice, I'd go for a presentation with a live audience every single time.

That said, I don't disagree with you that webcasts are useful - that's why we continuously create more of them. Several people are involved with that, and I think I'm safe to say that the result is actually better that way - think about it, just because somebody has interesting things to say about technology doesn't mean they are great at producing a webcast out of it.

10 April, 2008
Oliver Sturm (DevExpress)
Oliver Sturm (DevExpress)

I should mention in addition to my previous comment that we have plans to create more video content - no promises about a time line yet, but rest assured that we see room for improvement ;-)

10 April, 2008
Linton
Linton

Thanks for your responses, Oliver. Looking forward to more content specifically with regard to XAF.

11 April, 2008
Joe Hendricks
Joe Hendricks

I you have downtime and want to try kayaking, I am about an hour from Seattle :)

11 April, 2008

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