Except for having a bad, bad experience using EasyJet on the way towards Milan, UGIALT.NET was a blast! Here's the slide deck and sample code for my session on SignalR.
Abstract: "SignalR. Code, not toothpaste. (or: Using SignalR for realtime client/server communication) Today’s users are interested in a rich experience where the terms client and server don’t mean a thing. They expect real-time action between both, no matter if the technology used is HTML5 websockets or something else. This session will cover SignalR and show you how it can be used to communicate in real time between the client and server, using HTML5 or not. Combine SignalR with ASP.NET MVC, jQuery and perhaps a sprinkle of Windows Azure and you’ll have an interesting, reliable and fast stack to build your real-time client-server and server-client communications. Join me on this journey between web, cloud and user. No toothpaste. Just code."
Demo code is available for download as well: Demos.zip (1.68 mb)
PS: EasyJet was kind enough to provide us with a flight attendant that looked and talked like Borat on the flight back, which made me laugh numerous times during the flight. Is nice!