Diary of a trip to the UK and Ireland – Continued

Dateline Hetton, near Skipton.

Kings College The presentation in Cambridge was great fun, preceded by a quick walking tour with Rachel Hawley (who, it turns out, I’ve known thrice without understanding she was all the same person!  She was involved in hiring me to write a (mostly) political column in 2006/2007 for Simple Talk, then again in helping me with CodeRush and finally with arranging the Cambridge part of my trip, not least acting as tour-guide.

After a very warm reception at the Cambridge presentation, filled with highly motivated and skilled developers, I drove up to Leeds, where Black Marble played the role of host and benefactor, offering an incredible welcome. They have a remarkable company that I can’t imagine anyone not wanting to work for, and their presentations, offered free as a contribution to the community, attract a large crowd of world-class developers.  The presentation was followed by one of the best dinners I’ve ever had at a truly magnificent inn and today, before departing, yet another Full English breakfast, this one punctuated by the addition of Black Pudding.  (You’ll have to look it up, if you are American and you find out what it is, you may stop reading this diary altogether).

Now it is off to Newcastle Upon Tyne, with, I hope a side trip to Hogwarts.

About Jesse Liberty

Jesse Liberty is an independent consultant and programmer with three decades of experience writing and delivering software projects. He is the author of 2 dozen books and multiple Pluralsight courses, and has been a Senior Technical Evangelist for Microsoft, a Distinguished Software Engineer for AT&T, a VP for Information Services for Citibank and a Software Architect for PBS. He is a Xamarin Certified Mobile Developer and a Xamarin MVP, Microsoft MVP and Telerik MVP.
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6 Responses to Diary of a trip to the UK and Ireland – Continued

  1. Jesse, it was a pleasure meeting you at Newcastle. Your talk was interesting, amusing and engaging. I will be applying to join the SLHVP project;-)

    I’ve had a quick chat with the WPF Disciples, and we’d love to invite you to join the community alongside Karl Shifflett, Josh Smith, Marlon Grech, ScottGu, Adam Nathan and the likes. Drop me an email with your details and I’ll get you added to the list.

  2. Linda Hogg says:

    Jesse – it was a pleasure hosting you at Black Marble, and at The Angel Inn – glad you enjoyed your food there, and hope to see you back again in the future.

  3. Mark Stevens says:

    Great to see you at the Leeds event and hope you enjoy the rest of your time in the UK.

  4. Brian Bayes says:

    Hey Jesse, really sorry I missed you at the Black Marble event I had to leave before you arrived, I hope it went well.

  5. Rachel Hawley says:

    We really enjoyed having you in Cambridge. Thanks for such an entertaining and informative session. I hope we get to see you again for a session on the *next* iteration of Silverlight and all the goodies held within.

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