For those who don’t know the NDC concept: this is an awesome combination of top-notch content and undeniable fun. The serious side is taken care of by a wide board of speakers, ranging from recognized personalities such as Robert Martin and Scott Guthrie to less known innovators (like me!) and luminaries.
As for entertainment, the NDC team could not find a better partner than Carl Franklin and Richard Campbell from .NET Rocks. I can only talk of what I’ve seen the last time I was at NDC. This was in Oslo in June 2011, two months before the twins got born and the two-years self-inflicted house arrest that followed. Richard kicked off the party by the hilarious story of how the teenager he was acquired a 4MB hard drive (as huge as a washing machine) and filled it with… ASCII p0rn. Then Richard joined with guitars and they start playing, guess what… rock! They are not named .NET Rocks without a reason. The second half of the evening was guaranteed by a local rock band. I forgot the name, and just remember I was picked by the security team after having tied the laces of the lead singer’s shoes and taken him on my shoulders. Hem. I didn’t know I was so strong. I was happy to wake up fresh enough to give my talk in the first slot of the next morning.
Lesson taken: you don’t want to miss the NDC party, but as the speaker you don’t want the first slot after the party.
I’ll be in London between December 4th and December 6th. If you want to meet up, discuss how you love PostSharp or how it sucks, please contact me and we’ll set up a date. And make sure to attend my talk on Thursday.