MIX07 Pics From Mix

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Thought I’d post a few pics from mix with some notes. Click on any for a larger view.

Phil Jeff and

This first one is of the three amigos, not to mention coauthors. That is me on the left sporting a Subtext shirt, Jeff Atwood in the middle, complete with CodingHorror sticker, and Jon Galloway on the right.

Scott Hanselman and Rob

That’s Scott Hanselman (who runs that other .NET open source blog engine) on the left and Rob Conery (of Subsonic fame) on the right. The joke here is that Scott is standing on some stairs because Rob Conery is a giant.

ScottGu Miguel and

Sometimes, the best parts of conferences are outside of the sessions. A few of us were sitting around having drinks when we spotted Scott Guthrie walking by. Not content to just let him be on his merry way, as that would be the polite thing to do. We called him over and he proceeded to regale us with stories and walked us through some of the namespaces and such of Silverlight.

ScottGu, as he is known, is a total class act and I was happy to finally meet him in person.


Here I am regaling Sam Ramji with an obviously hilarious joke. The picture is not, you know, staged whatsoever. No, not at all.

Sam’s is Director of Platform Technology Strategy and runs the Open Source Software Lab at Microsoft. Didn’t know there was someone in charge of Open Source at Microsoft? Neither did I until meeting him. A few of us had his ear during a dinner. Hopefully we’ll see some interesting things come out of it.

Tantek and

Tantek Çelik was walking by and noticed my XKCD t-shirt which sports a unix joke and had to take a picture. Not many people got the joke.


John Lam prepares for the Dynamic Language Runtime session with Jim Hugunin. This was one of my favorite sessions. One of the demonstrations was an application that allowed them to evaluate script dynamically using Silverlight. The neat part was they could switch languages, for example from Ruby to Python, and still evaluate properties of objects they had declared in the previous language. Hot!

I got a chance to hang out more with John more at Pure and really enjoyed his perspective on Microsoft and child rearing.

Jeff Phil Miguel

Jeff, Jon, and I intently watch as Miguel de Icaza gives us a demo of Mono. The rotating cube desktop is pretty sweet.


Jeff cannot conceal his Man Crush on Miguel.


Scott Stanfield, CEO of Vertigo, on the right playing Guitar Hero, the addict. Tonight he and I cleaned up at Spanish 21, winning over $300 each. This surprised the guy at the craps table who informed us that Spanish 21 is a terrible game in terms of odds. But aren’t they all?

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5 responses

  1. Avatar for Damien Guard
    Damien Guard May 1st, 2007

    As I said on another attendee's blog... I'm so jealous!
    Half the .NET bloggers I read in one place including some people behind the software I like.

  2. Avatar for Simone Chiaretta
    Simone Chiaretta May 1st, 2007

    I want Subtext t-shirt, where can I get one?
    anyway... I DO want to come to next MIX08 next year

  3. Avatar for engtech
    engtech May 1st, 2007

    I'm hacking up a greasemonkey script as we speak to make this photo the background image whenever I read codinghorror.com

  4. Avatar for wife
    wife May 1st, 2007

    John Lam is using a MAC?!?!? Is that ALLOWED at MIX?!
    And just admit that you ALL have a crush on Miguel... though the picture of Jeff is pretty damning... and HILARIOUS!!! LOVE IT!!!

  5. Avatar for Matt Blodgett
    Matt Blodgett May 6th, 2007

    Too funny.
    It looks like you guys had a great time.