TBCON 2005 Resources
We had a great time at TBCON 2005. About 90 ToolBook and .NET developers
traveled to Colorado Springs from July 30 - August 3 to enhance their skills,
meet other developers, and have fun. In the words of one attendee, "This was my
fourth conference and I believe it was the best -- I really feel that I picked
up some great tips and ideas from all of the sessions and pre-sessions."
Here are a few highlights:
SumTotal Systems ToolBook Design Awards
Congratulations to Michael Hersh of USASMDC the Best ToolBook Online Training.
A big pat on the back also goes to the Verizon team of Tom Hall, Lee Karns, and
Peter Hoyt for winning the best ToolBook Productivity Tool for "The
Verizon CIS Rapid Development Suite." Both teams won Apple iPod Minis.
Thank you to SumTotal Systems for sponsoring this contest. Charley Delaney and
Michael Ormes did their usual superb job of judging all the outstanding
Platte Canyon VBTrain.Net Design Awards
Congratulations to Mauro Rech, Bob Culver, Steve Stacy, Marvin McFarland,
Shannon Taylor, and Kim Halat for their award-winning entries.
Visit the VBTrain.Net
site for more information.
Bill Hurley regained his crown with a game show created in ToolBook. Mike Cline
created the first Windows Forms .NET hack ack. Mauro Rech also had a very
strong entry. Chris Bell wowed the crowd with his juggling and comic skills in
a demonstration entry. Great job everyone!
Facilities were decent. Very clean and comfortable. Everything was fairly close together so there wasn't a lot of trekking across campus.
Topics were good and varied. I think the true value of some of the sessions will be when we return home and look at the archive files and attempt to apply the knowledge to our projects.
New or seasoned, if you leave this conference w/out learning something you didn't know, you are either a ToolBook god or you weren't paying attention!!
Great! Personal attention by presenters and relatives of presenters (Chis Bell's mom was a great help to me) made me feel welcome and my business appreciated.
This is the only conference I have ever attended that is not primarily a sales pitch. Great job!
Excellent. Great sessions. Learned a lot of new things.