Day 1 of the Berlin SharePoint 2007 Conference

Yesterday was the first day in berlin. The flight (the day before yesterday) was short and dark. The landing was rather weird because it was cloudy and the pilot sad there was a freezing drizzle. So people looked at each other like ‘how are we going to brake?’. The wheels touched the ground and the pilot slammed the brakes, everything went as normal :)

The airport was small but nice, then in a taxi to the hotel, checked in and had a drink with my collegues.

Sessions – really day 1
So, yesterday was the real day of the conference. I’m not going to describe every session, but some where good and some wheren’t. I gues that was to be expected :)

The K2 blackperl session was good, the presenter wasn’t that good and he went very quick, also he’s demo crashed or had bugs. In general i think K2 Black perl will add a lot of stuff to the ECM project that i’m working on. I can’t wait to get the beta and start working on it.

Another presentation that i liked was the one from Patrick Tiggesem from U2U. The info was good, low level but also a little in depth. I went to two sessions from him and i sure hope he stops mentioning that SmartPart, that shameless plugg drops by every time you hear a session from the U2U guys. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a nice product, but come on, stop promoting it like it’s a requirement!

Evening program
In the evening we had a diner, what impressed me was the enormous room where with all the tables set up in under 2 hours. It reminds me of the AXA Cathering that Gasterij De Vendel had when i still worked there part time. I do see a lot of people walking around doing lot’s of stuff, compliments to Hotel Estrel.