I had the unique priviledge of meeting Rob Howard at the the Philadelphia ASP.NET Roadshow.
Being a frequent visitor to the ASP.NET site, it was definitely worth listening to the experiences of the person who was in charge of the site.
The show on the whole was organized well. Attendees received packets with the ASP.NET Resource Kit, the ASP.NET VB Resource Kit, Infragistics promotional items and the ASP.NET Coding Strategies book.
Rob’s presentation was broken down into four sections:
- Differences between ASP and ASP.NET (Server Controls, Comparisons on Scalability)
- Tips and Tricks with ASP.NET (Caching, File Uploads, Dynamic Images)
- Security (SQL Injection Attacks, Cross Site Scripting Attacks)
- Whidbey (Naming Conventions for ASP.NET versions, Whidbey overview, Visual Studio.NET overview)
Furthermore, the hosts provided boxes and boxes of EXCELLENT pizza and gallons of soda. There were also free t-shirt giveaways, 2 pocket pc’s raffled off and 2 copies of Infragistics.