First of all, kudos to Michael Neel and everyone that put on CodeStock. This was my first time attending CodeStock and to see such a well-run conference is always a pleasure. I know from experience that there’s a lot of work that goes in to making things run that smoothly.
I got to attend a few very interesting sessions. Mike Falanga’s session on using F# and MongoDB for analysis of large datasets was very interesting. Daniel Mohl’s session on F# and Web Development was also good—and it was really nice to meet Daniel in person and get a chance to gab with him a bit. There were a few folks from the Nashville area at the conference and they must have some major-league brain power out that way.
Also Rob Gillen’s talk on how buffer overflow attacks work was both fascinating and a bit scary. I can just imagine how many unpatched vulnerabilities there are running around in all the publicly deployed sites I regularly depend on.
Finally, here’s the slide deck for my F# Shell Scripting Talk. I’ll edit this post later to share sample code. I’ve posted the slide deck as a PDF file to maximize the number of people that can see it.
Note: Thanks to Dennis for pointing out to me that I got the name of the presenter for the buffer overflow attack talk incorrect.