I think that the best summary I can give of my experience at this event is through the tweets I sent in real-time while there. A few others tweeted about the event as well and you can see all tweets about the event on Twitter Search. Below, are what I think are my tweets most representative of the experience.
At first I hated that C# didn't have optional params. Now I know that life is better w/o them. Sorry C# 4.0.
Wells Fargo Center has much more comfy chairs than most conference centers #PDCPHX
"...and I say 'thingey' in the most technical way possible." - Rob Bagby #phxpdc
Did Rob Bagby just invoke Don Box? #phxpdc
XBox at the bottom of the hierarchy of needs Rob? #phxpdc
I don't envy @scottcate having to follow Rob Bagby at #phxpdc
Rob Bagby on Intellisense: "I just got nerdly goosebumps". #phxpdc
To the non-dev-geek members of my family: no I will not stfu about #phxpdc
I always feel so dirty after demos involving json. #phxpdc
Tunneling an HTTP Put through a Post seems like a massive cluge. #phxpdc
W00t, I finally got @stupiderr on Twitter!
Declarative programming, what a concept... #phxpdc
Rob Bagby is weakening on his anti-Twitter stance. Hit him now while his defenses are down. Resistance is Futile. #phxpdc
"automagically" is a word whose time has come and gone.
It's important for me to know what's available in the Ajax world, but I have no desire to live there anymore. Silverlight FTW!
OK, let's talk Silverlight! #phxpdc
@stupiderr "genie blink"? I am so uncool!
Azure Party Planning Services now live! #phxpdc
Rob Bagby can give presentations on the same topic 2 days in a row that are totally different and both awesome. #phxpdc
#phxpdc Crowd reference to "Hailstorm". Nicely done sir.
Imo the best example of cloud service bus at PDC was in the Don Box/Chris Anderson keynote. #phxpdc
He already said, "you don't need schema"... #phxpdc
First "Animal House" reference of the day goes to Rob. #phxpdc
I don't like the SOAP API for SDS right now. SQL string queries are so 1990s. #phxpdc
Using Linq to project query results into a POCO is awesome. #phxpdc
@steeleprice it means CLR Obj to me. That Linq trick should work in VB too. But then again, I'll always be VB at heart.
@scottcate, @jguadagno, and Rob were all amazing today! Great event! Thank you all!