3 min read
September 24, 2020

Microsoft Ignite ended today. While everyone processes and catches on a wild 48 hours. If you haven't watched anything here is a good source to get started with or if you just want "key" items, Book of News. If you want to watch or rewatch the videos, you can find then here:Microsoft Ignite Channel
Microsoft Ignite 2020 Playlist

We are going to have some fun trivia, that might be common knowledge.

From a coding standpoint, it has been shared that the term computer bug was started, because of the mainframe systems and the moths that would find their way in. The first documented case of this is from September 9, 1947, World's First Computer Bug. Through the telephone game, we got the concept that this is how the term bug was started. There is some truth to that, however, the term back be traced back to at least the mid-1890s. This could be how the term bug was started from a modern computing/programming standpoint.

The term bug has been around for a while, according to Hawkin's New Catechism of electricity, from 1896:
The term "bug" is used to a limited extent to designate any fault or trouble in the connections or working of electric apparatus. "
Then a modern definition, courteous of Google (define: bug), provides the following definition:
an error in a computer program or system. "
The definition from 1896 hasn't changed much, just seems more generic to cover more things.

In honor of Microsoft Ignite, we will do the second part about Ignite. The first conference was TechEd, and it happened in Orlando, Florida in 1993. That continued until 2014 with the TechEd in Barcelona. After that Microsoft altered its conference schedule and introduce Microsoft Ignite in 2015. Just to have some fun the first TechEd videos I could find are for 2007. I can find something about a Klingon at the 2004 TechEd, however, it is short and I do not have context but show some classic .NET winforms, Klingon at the 2004 TechEd.

Just reflecting how far we have come. The following videos will be from TechEd in 2007, 2014, and then Ignite 2015 and of course 2020. We have come a long way. I look forward to seeing what comes in the next 15 years.

TechEd 2007
TechEd 2014
Ignite 2015
Ignite 2020