My TechEd North America session – I will be presenting on Monday 11th June at 4:45pm, or 16:45 if you prefer your numbers in 24 hour clock! The Agenda Builder for TechEd North America is here, and I recommend that you use it. There are so many great sessions, it is hard to keep track.
My TechEd Europe session – I will be presenting on Thursday 28th June at 10:15am. To build your agenda for TechEd Europe, please visit this link.
At these events, it can be difficult to find time to go and visit the sponsors, but I always find that it is worth the effort. Remember that these people love Microsoft technologies as much as you do, and they are accustomed to getting the technology to work in customer environments. They might be able to provide you with advice to solve a business problem, or to foresee a business problem which you didn’t know existed. For TechEd North America, the Partners and Sponsors (TechEd North America) link can be found here. For TechEd Europe, the Sponsors and Exhibitors (Europe) list can be found here.
Social Events – there are social events at TechEd. For example, at TechEd Europe, there are a number of social events. For example, on Tuesday 26th June, there is a Welcome Reception, and on Wednesday 27th there is a Delegate Party.
At TechEd North America, there is a Women in IT Luncheon with awesome speaker Catherine Kaputa and I’ll be there to hear the ‘people’ perspective in Technology. I help to organise SQLPass events for ‘Women in Technology’ in Europe as part of the SQLPass organisation, so I’ll be very interested to see the TechEd perspective too.
At TechEd North America, the closing party will involve a visit to Universal’s Islands of Adventure® theme park. That will be lots of fun!
My only (unsolicited) piece of advice: make the most of TechEd, don’t be shy! I love my subject, and I love the challenge of fitting technology to the business need.
The SQL Server 2012 motto of ‘further, faster, forward’ applies across the Microsoft technologies, and TechEd is the right place to pick everyone’s brains!
And if you’re wondering what my screensaver is going to be….
I love this song, this video and IE9. So it has to be done, although I will have it on ‘silent’!
Ilook forward to seeing you there.