Wow, it's been a few months now since I thought about doing a road trip talking about the next wave of technologies. I originally thought it would be the "Silvertour" but we've now actually made it happen. I can tell you that the behind the scenes of this has been a long process. It seems so simple and I can hear the people now saying 'why was it so hard, c'mon you are Microsoft and have zillions of dollars.' Sure, maybe that is true about a big company, but that's also the point. We are a company of companies and thus we still have budgets. For me, that's been the biggest challenge wrangling in budgets, efforts, desires, balancing other goals, etc. It's been a long process.
But it's on baby. The Code Trip is coming...like in a few days literally. We thought small (budgets) and wanted to go the RV route. Well, for various reasons (stop by an event and we can chat), we got a friggin tour bus. And in fact it's the tour bus coming off the Styx tour. How crazy is that? Here's a preview of what we'll be cruising around the western U.S. in:
So we're off...leaving from MIX on Thursday, March 6 (stop by the blogzone to help send us off). Our schedule is up on the site and will be continuously updated. The site will be evolving after MIX announcements :-). We're excited to head out. We know we've forgotten things probably. Heck, it will be a great time and we look forward to seeing you all on the road. Visit the site, subscribe to the main feed, follow us for real-time updates on Twitter and become a fan on Facebook. We'll be having contest announcements TODAY as well so you'll want to make sure you follow all those links as we'll announce some contest in certain areas.
From MIX we'll be hitting these cities first:
Please join us in person if you can, but follow us on line to view our daily log podcasts and code samples we'll be putting up. See you on the road!