Sunday, May 10, 2009

OPC at RVNUG: The code and the slides

First things first: Here is the code and here are the slides.

Thanks to everyone who attended (and participated in) my resent presentation on the Open Packaging Convention (OPC) at the Roanoke Valley .NET User Group (RVNUG). It was a rowdy group (my favorite kind) and it was a blast.

Besides coming up with various connotations for the words 'Package', 'Parts' and 'Stream', we discussed some handy ways to use OPC:
  • Exporting / backing up data
  • Storing a gallery of images with additional metadata (geocoding, timestamp information,etc)
  • Grouping together log files. This application seemed to generate the most interest.
OPC is a dirt simple way to store data in one place without needing a database.