It is always a great pleasure to associate with, and listen to intelligent people speak about topics that they are experts on. That is the beauty of being here at DevTeach. I work in an office without anybody to really bounce ideas off, at least, not C# or .Net ideas. The unfortunate side of being here is that the pace is fast. Try compressing a topic that could easily take an entire day into a one hour and fifteen minute session. It gets ugly fast.
This morning I participated in a session on data binding, hosted by Beth Massi. By the time I got there, it was standing room only. This room was occupied with about 50 people, and only four of them were women. One of them was the presenter. She started with a very quick overview about what we would do if we were using Orcas (which, of course, we aren't) and in the next 10 minutes took us on a tour, with examples, of no fewer than 5 different data binding methods. My head was spinning. Then she made the most absurd declaration I've heard in a while: "Now we're really going to start moving!". Oh boy.
When I crawled back to my room for a lunch break and some writing I hungrily gulped down two Tylenol. Throughout the session my mind kept flicking back to the movie "You've Got Mail". I don't know what Beth is like when she isn't on a short schedule, but I can tell you one thing that was certainly true this morning: She makes coffee nervous.