The LINQ to XML talk was earlier today. We had a slightly smaller turn out than expected and I’m wondering if it was the weather (it was warm), people went on holiday (it is June – but then why sign up?) or if it was the string quartet in the lobby that people shied away from.
Yes, you read that right! Tonight our event was accompanied by a string quartet playing Pachelbel, Bach and pieces from many other composers. But it wasn’t for our event, one of the neighbouring events in the university had the entertainment laid on. And if you’ve never heard a string quartet playing up close and live before then boy are these guys LOUD!
Anyway, for those that turned up we had a fun night and we issued prizes of a copy of JetBrains Resharper and a copy of Daniel Moth‘s famous book (something to do with Mobile Development).
If you want to learn more about LINQ to XML then you might want to read my series of posts on the subject, it is still in it early stages at the moment but more posts will added shortly.
- Introduction to LINQ to XML
- Getting values out of XML in .NET 3.5 (LINQ to XML series part 2)
- Navigating XML (LINQ to XML series – Part 3)
The presentation was a new style for me. I had but two slides in total. An introduction slide and an overview of LINQ slide. For the remainder of the two hours I staying in Visual Studio. I’m hoping that was more effective that sitting in slides the whole time, or bouncing back and forwards between slides and code.
I have to admit that I’d have been totally distracted by the string quartet! Indeed, I’d have probably elected to stay and listen to them! 🙂
@Rob They were off-key. You wouldn’t have stayed, it was awful.