I am really looking forward to speaking at (and being at) the SOA and Cloud Symposiums next week in Berlin. This is my third year speaking at the SOA Symposium, co-located this year with the Cloud Symposium. I hope to share, and learn, a lot.

I was going to start listing and linking to my friends and esteemed colleagues that I would be seeing again next week, and quickly realized that would take too long, there are soooooo many! The cross-industry representation at these events is very impressive.

I have a lot of fond memories of last year in Rotterdam, including the honor of being part of the SOA Manifesto working group, which will be celebrating its one year anniversary, and we’ll be doing a retrospective.

This year will also be the European book launch of SOA with .NET & Windows Azure- Realizing Service-Orientation with the Microsoft Platform. We will be doing a book signing by the authors in attendance, which will be David ChouThomas ErlHerbjorn Wilhelmsen and myself.

This year I’ll be doing a couple of sessions (Azure/BizTalk/ESB of course) and at least one panel, and probably more that I just don’t know about yet.

In addition, on Monday, it will be CloudCamp Berlin, which is a free event, and also looks like fun.

Being in Berlin at Oktoberfest time is of course just PURELY coincidental. Prost!

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