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ScottGu is my hero

Seriously, that guy is the best.  I've said it before, and I'll say it again: if you ever have a chance to see Scott Guthrie talk, do it.  He has all of the qualities of a great tech presenter: he knows his stuff inside and out, he presents through code - not slides, and he will answer all of your questions.  I bolded and underlined that last statement for a reason (I probably should have increased the font and set it to all caps too).  I don't simply mean his presentations cover all the material you'd ever want to know (though they come close).  He stated explicitly in the beginning of the talk (paraphrasing) "If you have any questions, come talk to me when I'm done, I will stick around and answer questions, as long as it takes".  And he means it.  That is exactly why I loved TechEd last year, and was so eager to get back this year.  Scott makes TechEd.  He just held court on ASP.NET 2.0 for over 4 hours!  Starting at 3:45pm, he gave back to back sessions (DEV313/DEV314) that were really just 2 parts of 1 session, with an intermission.  He then took questions at the front of the room for about 15 minutes, before getting kicked out because someone else had to use the room.  Instead of calling it a night (it is 7pm at this point), he invited everyone to walk with him to the cabana area where he continued to answer questions until after 8pm.


Hi Dear Joshua,
i'm searching for ScottGu contact mail, and see your page in in google result :)
i've a problem in new binding expression in 2.0 : Bind method
has 'Bind' method (used in aspx pages for two-way databinding) any equal code-behind version and if not, can i write code-behind version for that?
Nasser F - November 30, 2006 08:40am
Scott publishes his contact information on his personal website at

While Scott is always helpful, I think its good practice & etiquette to exhaust the usual channels for researching an issue, before escalating. If you haven't yet, try posting your problem at There are a lot of very active and knowledgeable people that should be able to help you out.
Joshua Flanagan - November 30, 2006 08:54am