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Brian Howden

Brian Howden Bhowden

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  • Countdown To PDC2008 : Producing a Ginormous Conference in 10 Minutes or Less!

    >>>official list of PDC's

    So what do your records show that the NT 3.51 Server conference in the Seattle conference center was?  I have the shirt that says PDC (white shirt with a sort of greeny / gold design on the back shoulders).  That was where they admitted that they were a bit to hasty in the 1992 pdc by saying theads were cheap and we should use as many as we want.  They back peddled, said "not that cheap", and introduced completion points for waiting on an event instead of blocking a thread dedicated to that completion event.

    A couple of speakers were late because they thought they could just drive across the bridge and got stuck in traffic.

    Brian 
  • Countdown To PDC2008 : Producing a Ginormous Conference in 10 Minutes or Less!

    >>>What am I missing

    I would be interested in the complete list as well.  The first was windows 3.1 in Seattle in late summer or early fall of 1991.  I think there were 2100 attendees and it was way way more than they expected.  The catered it out of a vacant lot in down town Seattle and got a parade permit to move everybody between venues at the end of the day.  #2 was July 1992 in San Francisco for NT 3.1 with about 5000 attendees.  #3 was November 1993 in Anaheim for Windows 1995.  I think February 1994 or 5 was Seattle for NT Server 3.51.  They started to blur together for me about then.  I missed Denver.

    Brian
  • Countdown To PDC2008 : Producing a Ginormous Conference in 10 Minutes or Less!

    As a total PDC Junkie that has been to most of them including the first one in Seatle on Win 3.1 (My only PDC shirt that says Proffessional Developers Conference but has no windows logo as that was where it was introduced),  I like the idea and I am sure I will watch them all.  My favorite PDC slogan that sums it all up was "No Ties.  No Salesmen.  No Beginners."  So which PDC was debateable?

    Brian