Jeffrey Palermo is throwing another of his famous parties, this time at TechEd 2007 in Orlando, Florida. I attended a “Party with Palermo” at the Microsoft Global MVP Summit in Redmond this spring and it was a blast. A veritable who’s who in the Microsoft space. I got to meet a lot of cool people whom I’d only conversed with online. I hung out with Jeffrey and the rest of the agile crowd for the remainder of the week. Hence my association with the NHibernate Mafia by Richard Campbell on .NET Rocks. (Actually it’s the TDD Mafia, as Scott Bellware* later corrected him.) So this is a party that you don’t want to miss.
* I would like to go on record stating that Scott Bellware has done a tremendous amount for the agile community, but I don’t understand his anti-Microsoft rants as of late, nor do I agree with them. Microsoft, like any company, has good and bad aspects in terms of products, direction, competitiveness, licensing, etc. It’s also a huge organization. Maybe Scott doesn’t like some aspects of Vista — which he is within his rights to complain about – but don’t paint the Developer Division (and others) with the same brush. There is no place for personal attacks or derogatory comments when trying to engage in a meaningful discussion on improving a product or a company. Just my three cents. (Inflation, don’t cha know.)