Parties galore at TechEd

Last night I had a dinner with the editors and folks from Addison-Wesley along with the other authors in the .NET Development Series. Nice place, great company, and unfortunately I had to leave before any food was ever served to go lead my BoF session on the Application Blocks.

After that, I went out to the MSDN party at the Bitter End, which was a rocking good time. I almost got pulled down to the jam sessions with Carl and Pat, but decided to go into the MSDN party to check it out. Then… after the bar closed down several hours later… it was time to call it a night. There are so many concurrent parties at TechEd you need to brush up on your task synchronization just to make sure you don’t deadlock trying to attend them all… or deadlock from a beer induced brain freeze. Net result is the same.

TonightI amoff to the “Influencer” party, otherwise known as the under the influence party. Should be another great time. All the Regional Directors, MVPs, speakers, INETA leads, and other folks that are heavily involved in the community. An intimidating crowd to say the least. Makes one’s brain feel puny and unworthy. But a great bunch of people who are fun to hang out with and have a good time.