A Quick Parse of the //Build 2015 Session List

I just flicked through the session list for //Build and was making a note of the sessions that (on first pass) line up with my particular set of interests and I thought I’d publish it here given that I was making the list anyway Smile

Note that the list;

  • isn’t sorted or prioritised in any way
  • has been made without any visibility about what’s happening in any of these sessions
  • is long – looks like around 80-100 hours of material to watch here at least
  • would be likely to be revised once the material starts to show up

With a big conference like this, I always watch the keynotes and then I typically make a few folders on my disk;

  • queue
  • watched
    • vital
    • useful
    • other

and I download as many videos as I can into that queue folder and then watch them and, once watched, I partition them across into one of the other 3 folders for future reference. It’s worth saying that ‘other’ category is often a reflection of whether I think the session is of use to me rather than a reflection on a talk.

I do generally download the videos because I can then watch them when travelling and so on and also because I usually watch them at 1.4x speed or similar.

Here’s the big list (so far);

Windows App sessions

Cross Platform App sessions

IoT sessions

Visual Studio sessions

Web sessions

.NET sessions

Azure sessions

Security sessions

Some ‘mystery’ sounding sessions;

Channel 9 Revisited

I’ve just been doing a bit of a review around videos/screencasts that I’ve put on Channel 9 over the past few years and I’m staggered by how many viewings they’ve taken.

From a quick count, it looks like I’ve put 112 different screencasts/videos onto Channel 9 in total and (according to the C9 figures) those have been collectively watched;

1.3 million


I find that astonishing although it does perhaps say more about how many videos I’ve made rather than how many people have watched each video Winking smile

( If you watched any of those videos then “thanks!” and I hope you found them useful and apologies where they have got out of date with respect to betas and so on )

I’ve been avoiding putting new material onto Channel 9 in recent months for reasons I won’t bore you with here but I think my early New Year resolution for 2011 will be to get a bunch of stuff back on Channel 9.

Here’s the link to all my “old” stuff but bear in mind that some of those betas have now expired;