10. June 2005 13:57
I was going to post about all the architecture talks I attended Thursday, and about how I feel we need to adopt more rigorous language when describing what an Architecture is and what the attributes of an Architecture are.
But, instead, I will save that for later and talk about the attendee party.
In the 90s I managed to miss all the craz JavaOne parties and such so TechEd was a big deal to me. For the attendee party Microsoft rented Universal Studios exclusively for TechEd attendees and their guests. The rides were running but the park was empty except for us. Jen and I were able to go on every ride we cared about and some of them twice, with just 10 minute waits. How cool is that? I would definately say Universal Studios probably isn't worth the price of admission with the two hour lines, but without the lines it was really a great time. Not only did we have the place to ourselves but there were stands placed every 50 feet or so with free beer, wine, and chewy pretzels. Needless to say, we had a great time and didn't get home until late and I missed my Friday morning talk concerning management and the SOA enterprise.