I’m just on my way back from ‘Developer Week 2013’ (#DWX13), which is - with more than 1000 attendees - one of the biggest german developer conferences.
I did two talks on SharePoint development. Inspecting the entire session catalog, I noticed that these are the only talks focusing SharePoint which was a little bit frustrating but also challenging on the other side.
I’d a good feeling with this talk because SharePoint’s new APIs are finally standards and therefor (upcoming) SharePoint developers are able to use their favorite development language or their existing skills and consume data and services from SharePoint without the need of excellent SharePoint API knowledge. The second talk was more a kind of general introduction into SharePoint’s new App Model.
If I had the choice, I’d preferred to do this talk before the API one. But this decision wasn’t up to me. You can also grab the slides from ‘The new Age of SharePoint Development‘ here. I think the talk was also good but unfortunately I ran into some certificate errors while executing Auto- and Provider-Hosted Apps from my dev environment (Perhaps some issues with the date/time settings on my env..) which made my last demo fail.
(slides) Overall I (and hopefully my audience too) was totally satisfied with the conference and my talks.As for every conference it was really great to meet again some friends and community members from allover the country.
See ya at #DWX14