Skype Night – Palo Alto
A huge thank you to everyone that attended our Skype Night event in Palo Alto, California last week. It was a great event and absolutely fantastic to get the chance to speak to all of you. Thanks also to everyone that came up and said hello after the event.
From the front of the room all I saw was a sea of heads but I am guessing that there were well over 350 of you, which is an amazing number considering it was our first event in the US.
In case you missed the event, this was the agenda:
Opportunities to Develop New
Products Using Skype’s API
Lenn Pryor, Skype Developer Relations
How to Get Started with Skype API
Lester Madden, Skype Developer Relations
Lenn spoke about the opportunities for developers to build products using the Skype API and had some great partners up on stage to demo their Skype hardware and software.
I did a 30 minute talk on how to get started with the Skype API, I even wrote code (which worked first time < /DEMOKING >). Other than when I wrote my message into the wrong box and caused an unhandled exception there were no surprises which is remarkable for me.
After the event we had a cocktail party, which is posh speak for beer and food.
We had lots of photos taken, I’ll dig them out and put them up as soon as I work out who has the camera and get the pictures off them.
In case you didn’t notice I recorded the event, so if you missed the sessions or you want to watch them again, I’ll put the download links here very shortly.
I am currently editing them, I’m almost finished and they should be ready in the next day or two.
Having listened to my session this morning, I have decided that there is nothing worse than hearing the sound of your own voice in a recording. I had always thought that I sounded husker and my voice was meaty rather than the squeaky. Sitting hear listing to my voice booming out the speakers is just horrible. I think I will be looking to hire a voice over in future recordings.
While I had a great time out in sunny California, it’s nice to be home again, even if it is cold and wet. I am still suffering from the jet lag and finally fell asleep this morning at around 4am, only to be woken up again by the alarm at 6:15am.
On a completely random and final note, some enterprising spammer keeps sending spam to the SampleCode alias, aside from the usual rubbish I receive, one this morning offered me DNA from a millionaire. That’s the most bizarre piece of spam I have had yet!