We had an excellent event over the last couple of days at Microsoft London.
All the program info is over here so I won’t repeat it.
We had around 100 people for 2 days geeking out on Excel, which was great. Even better there are another 1-200 hundred signed up as reserves for the next event in October. This will be a complete repeat of the one we just did, specifically for those who couldn’t get in this time. I’m thinking I might stick to my script next time and not miss half of it out by accident!
I have had a quick glance at the feedback forms (in the pub – well outside it in the ffrrreeezing cold) and they are extremely positive for all the sessions.
I did sessions on working with the grid (clever cut n paste, and select special stuff) and an intro to VBA (setting up the IDE and a bit of macro recorder). I think the sessions could have been aimed a bit higher without leaving many of the audience behind, but it was advertised as a beginner level event.
Next time we can maybe have a proper fight about the relevance of convoluted naming conventions in VBA in Excel, and the value of classes and Object oriented designs in an application extension scripting technology, especially when that application does not support data hiding in any shape or form.
One interesting point – about half the delegates said they were mainly using 2007, yet 90% of the presentations were done in 2003. (I did one in Classique, and one in 2007 – fair’s fair).
If you came along I hope you enjoyed it, if not maybe see you in October.
Plans are already afoot for the 2010 series…