Looks like the events side of my life is heating up.

Most prominent is that June 11-16 (date/times to be confirmed), I’ll be speaking at TechEd (again) Boston on… you guessed it: Building a Next Generation ESB with Microsoft Technologies. I will be co-presenting this with two of my esteemed colleagues from this project: Lukas Cudrigh (Technical Strategist, Microsoft), and the Chief Architect from the large company where we’re actually building this. Early indications are that this will be a very popular session.

Before that, on May 6th, I will be speaking in Phoenix at the Desert Code Camp, and I’ll be doing 2 sessions:

• Intro to BizTalk Server 2006 (because I love to evangelize and help others see the light!)
• Building a Next Generation ESB using Microsoft technologies

Then the weekend of June 29th I’ll be speaking at the San Diego Code Camp, repeating the Phoenix sessions. Keep an eye on SoCalNetEvents.com for details on this.

In terms of events I’m organizing, if you’re in San Diego (as I am so rarely nowadays, but I will be in town this week, which is the only week I’ll be in town the whole week in the first half of 2006!!), I have put together two really interesting sessions:

March 28th, my friend Bill Evjen, Technical Architect at Lipper (div of Reuters) will be in town speaking at the San Diego .NET User Group. He will be presenting “Managing Membership and Role Management” and “Looking at some Cool New Features of ASP.NET 2.0”. Bill’s a great speaker, ironman extraordinaire author (working on multiple books at any point in time), and really knows his stuff, so this should be a great presentation. Bill told me that his “cool new features” includes some super-cool little-known gems, so… be there!

March 29th, through the San Diego Software Industry Council, we’re honored to have Dave Nielsen (StrikeIron, ex-PayPal/eBay Web services evangelist) presenting on “The Commercial Mashup Ecosystem” and commercializing mashups. Among his other impressive achievements, Dave also runs a Web services special interest group in Silicon Valley, and really knows his stuff, so this should be a most informative meeting.

Pretty busy, never a dull moment….