I noticed this last night and on Brad Abrams' blog. This looks to be really good (especially for CLR/Rotor enthusiasts like myself). I would love to go, but my plate is getting full with some new consulting work coming up (nice problem to have!). But, I already got my friend Ernie interested in going. This should be a great few days!
[From Brad Abrams]
I wanted to extend
Sent: Thursday, January 20, 2005 5:50 PM
Subject: Invitation to Developer Lab
Iâ€™ve been asked to forward the following invitation. Iâ€™m sorry for the late notice â€¦ I fumbled the ball at the end of last year and didnâ€™t realize this hadnâ€™t already gone outâ€¦
I do urge you to consider attending if you possibly can. We have a good deal of information weâ€™d like to pass along, and weâ€™d like to use it as an opportunity to gather comments on some key decisions that still remain before we ship Whidbey.
The Developer Evangelism and Common Language Runtime teams of Microsoft will be holding a Whidbey Compiler Developer Lab on the Microsoft Redmond Campus, February 7-9th, 2005. The Developer Lab provides you the opportunity to find out what new features are being included in Whidbey directly from the product team. The lab still has a few openings. If you are interested in attending, please send the following information to Jeff Sandquist
In the lab, you will have the opportunity to get familiar with the technology through presentations and work with the latest builds of Whidbey. You will also be able to provide feedback to the product teams and get your questions answered. If you are already working on an implementation of a compiler that supports the CLR, please bring it along as weâ€™ll have experts available to help you with specific problems.
Some of the topics that will be covered in this lab are:
Â· Building your first .NET compiler
Â· Whatâ€™s new for compilers in Whidbey
Â· Supporting Generics
Â· Integrating with Visual Studio
There will be an opportunity while you are here to visit the Microsoft Company Store & attend a BBQ with the Common Language Runtime product team.
There is no fee to attend. You are responsible for your travel expenses. Breakfast and lunch are provided. Please note that attendees of this event will be required to sign a non-disclosure agreement, as the material that is being presented will not be public for some time after you see it.
Once your RSVP is received, you will receive an e-mail containing more logistical information to make your travel arrangements and any updated information.
If you have any questions about the developer lab, please contact Jeff Sandquist.
Looking forward to your attendance,
Developer Evangelism Team