An Afternoon With Glenn Block
Saturday, March 12, 2011 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM (GMT)
Spend an afternoon with Microsoft's Glenn Block
Glenn is in Edinburgh on the 12th of March - he'll be spending the afternoon at StormID's Leith office and you are invited!
The day will be split into two parts.
Favourite subjects from The Block
The first couple of hours will see Glenn focus on talking about his current work basket – expect to see him talking about Windows Communication Foundation, web APIs, HTTP, REST, MEF, Patterns & Practices and his experiences at the recent mvcConf 2 event!
Block unblocked chalk talk - your chance to ask Glenn anything he can answer
The second half of the afternoon will be "yours" - a chalk'n'talk if you prefer. It will be your chance to have an open and frank conversation with Glenn, to ask him questions, to challenge him and to get answers to those questions that you’ve been saving for such a celebrity!
Glenn is a PM on the WCF team working on Microsoft’s future HTTP and REST stack. Prior to WCF he was a PM on the new Managed Extensibility Framework in .NET 4.0. He has experience both inside and outside Microsoft developing software solutions for ISVs and the enterprise. He has also been active in involving folks from the community in the development of software at Microsoft. This has included shipping products under open source licenses, as well as assisting other teams looking to do so.
Glenn is a featured blogger over at CodeBetter, read what he’s writing about here:
His official Microsoft blog can be found here:
Storm ID's offices are easily reached via the A720, A1 and A199. The post code for sat nav is EH6 7BS. There is ample on street car parking.
Number 16 stop on Bernard Street. Numbers 22, 35 and 36 stop on The Shore which is a couple of minutes from the office.
By Train/On foot from city
From Edinburgh Waverley Station, take Leith Street, Elm Row and Leith Walk heading downhill towards the Firth of Forth. At the bottom of Leith Walk take Constitution Street until you arrive at the junction with Baltic Street and Bernard Street. The offices are in the building with the green copper dome. You can't miss it. The walk will take about 25 minutes. By taxi, allow 10 minutes.
From the airport
Edinburgh Airport is located to the west of the city, just 9 miles from the Storm ID offices. The journey takes about 30 minutes.
This event is only possibly with the support of our Sponsor, Storm ID
When & Where
2 helpings of Block for the price of 1!
Not only will Glenn be spending an afternoon talking to us about his work as well as fielding questions from the audience, he will also be coming out with us for dinner and you are invited!
We will be heading to Giuliano's on Union Place opposite the Edinburgh Playhouse where there will be more opportunity to talk to Glenn in a more social setting
For details and registration see An Evening With Glenn Block