Opening Keynote - Glenn Block - "Embracing HTTP in the .NET platform - Have it your way!"

Glenn Block In WCF "vNext" Microsoft is making serious investments to provide richer and more natural support for HTTP. This is not just about adding a new set of attributes :-) It's about providing pure HTTP support at every level within the stack. It's the "have it your way" of HTTP! We're embracing HTTP so you can embrace HTTP within your own development. And we're not just setting out on this venture alone. We're working with folks across the .NET, Java and Ruby communities so that we can cross this bridge together! In this keynote we'll explore the work we've done and where we're going; and you'll get an inside perspective on what the future looks like.


Glenn is a PM on the WCF team working on Microsoft's future HTTP and REST stack.  Prior to WCF he was a PM on the new Managed ExtensibilityFramework in .NET 4.0. Glenn has a breadth of experience both insideand outside Microsoft developing software solutions for ISVs and theenterprise. Glenn has also been very active in involving folks fromthe community in the development of software at Microsoft. This hasincluded shipping several products under open source licenses, as wellas assisting other teams looking to do so. Glenn is also a frequentspeaker at local and international events and user groups.  When he'snot working and playing with technology, he spends his with his wifeand daughter either at their home in Seattle or at one of the localcoffee shops.

Glenn's blog can be found at http://blogs.msdn.com/gblock or you canfollow him on twitter at you own risk at http://twitter.com/gblock

You!...if you're coming

A large part of the REST Fest goodness is unconference style lightning talks plus breakout sessions. Lightning talks provide a great opportunity for the community to contribute to itself by opening the door for anyone in attendance to present their ideas, concerns, quesions, hopes, or dreams in a five minute presentation. If you're coming, we hope you'll be ready to present your great RESTful ideas to the group or at least get up and tell us what you love, hate, or wish you knew about REST.

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