In the few remaining hours of .NET Fringe I found a seat, sat down, and just started contemplating the reasons .NET Fringe, and conferences it was inspired by like JSConf, Node Conf, and others are such great conferences. This is the list of reasons I came up with. Each bullet includes a few of the reasons why this is a contributing reason to these types of conferences. I also tried to prioritize them as seemed logical.
In 2011 I got a Macbook Air for a christmas gift. It changed my life in a huge way. I’d been a Microsoft Windows user for a long time. I’d also been doing primarily .NET C# Coding (along with more than a few other languages) for more years than I’d like to count. But at this particular time I knew that I was at a turning point in what I would be working on in the coming years. This Macbook Air was the gateway into a new realm of getting things done on the bleeding edge. This was something that had truly been a long while coming, and I was more than ready for this change.
My days exclusively using Microsoft Technologies were coming to an end.
Warning: This write up is rated PG-13 based on the Motion Picture Association of America because it has dirty words and it seems like a laughably silly and subjective rating system that’s as laughable as the need to warn of such things. Hope you too find my use of this rating system as LOL worthy as I do. So if PG-13 is safe for you, read on and enjoy the thoughts!
Note: Also note, that this has political overtones, but I do relate the article to the tech industry further onward in the article, just FYI.
Alright, the word has come up a number of times in the last few months. More so than under normal circumstances and the cause is squarely rooted in our leadership in the White House. Notice my nuance right now, in that I’m now circumventing direct blame in these statements. The leadership we have in the White House, when it comes specifically to speaking, writing, and communication are grossly incompetent.