TBCON 2004 Resources
We had a great time at TBCON 2004. About 100 ToolBook and .NET developers
traveled to Colorado Springs from June 18 - 23 to hone their craft, meet their
peers, and have some fun. In the words of one attendee who has attended every
year except 2003, "I enjoyed it a lot. It was probably the BEST TBCON that I
been to so far!"
Here are a few highlights:
SumTotal Systems ToolBook Design Awards
Congratulations to Dawn Sekel of the U. S. Courts for winning the award for the Most
Creative Use of ToolBook. Big kudos also go to Peter Hoyt of Verizon
Data Services, Inc. for the Best ToolBook Online Training. They both
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
Brad Shuck won the Olympic-themed contest this year, decided once again by
audience vote. The Buckman Labs team of Tony Lin, Oscar Posada, Michele Nix,
Mauro Rech, and Catherine Walker came in a strong second. The other entries
were so outstanding that the audience decided they all tied for third: Andrew
Gould and Simon Price; Jose Rodriguez, Mike Pritchett, Launa Mallett, Doris
Ford, and April Whitson; and George Maggelet and Richard Kilmer. Denny Dedmore
created a demonstration application on path animation from ToolBook while Jeff
Rhodes built a PocketPC application in .NET that allowed attendees to draw
their own interpretation of Tim Barham.
I enjoyed EVERYTHING--the food, karaoke, the food, Hack Ack, the food . . .but I got the most out of the sessions.
I'm a novice and felt that, even in the sessions that were more advanced, I got one or two things I could use.
As always, this is the best event of the year.
I have the best time with the friendly instructors and exchanges--especially Chris, Jeff, and SumTotal experts. So many good sessions, hard choices to make.