Yesterday I had the opportunity to attend my first SuperMondays event. To quote the Web site, SuperMondays is "a strong and vibrant IT community based in the North-East of England." Based on last night's experience, I'd agree with that description, it does indeed appear to be a strong community and now that I'm back in Newcastle, I'll be attending regularly.
Ross Cooney, one of the organizers, took the opportunity to recruit several members of the AMQP working group, who were in town for a connect-a-thon event, to create an event focused on enterprise messaging. I gave a demo of Windows Azure AppFabric Service Bus, highlighting the new message queuing and publish/subscribe features that we've added as part of the May CTP. I think it went down pretty well with the audience. I've put my slides up on the presentations page but they're not very useful without the accompanying demo. I think a video of the session will be put up on the SuperMondays site soon.