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TechEd or PDC – Which one do you like best?

Posted by Keith Elder | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 01-03-2007

This is the year that a lot of us will have to choose one conference over the other since PDC is on the 2007 calendar.  If you were given the choice where you had to choose one event over the other, which one would you go to? TechEd 2007 or PDC 2007? 

In 2005 I attended PDC 2005 and in 2006 I attended TechEd 2006 in Boston.  I’ve been to both events and enjoyed both.  PDC 2005 we got to first see Windows Workflow Foundation, Windows Communication Foundation and other goodies that just RTMed as of late.  They really are different type of events since PDC is going to talk about things that are on the horizon from the developer perspective and TechEd is focused more on today’s technologies.  On the flip side TechEd is a larger event and an opportunity to interact with more people and see a wider variety of topics.

For those of you that have been to both events more times than I have, which one do you enjoy the most?  Is it better to go to PDC 2007 and get an early jump on what is coming out?  Or, better to go to TechEd 2007 and take advantage of the labs and broaden your base of knowledge by stepping outside of your comfort zone?  Respond with your comments below if you don’t mind.

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Comments (3)

Correct both literally and figuratively.

You just want to go back to LA and put your feet in the ocean again, admit it boy!

I vote PDC05 because it’s the only one I’ve ever been to, and subsequently is the cooler of the two.

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