I was asked this the other day by an IT Pro who had just finished visiting the registration page and registering for the event. Hummm... well... sort of, but not really. Let me explain.
Last year - the guys on my team of community IT Pro Advisors came up with the idea of a day to celebrate your geekness and technology with a community angle. After much discussion, refinement and involvement of a LOT of other people our extended team from all over Microsoft Canada - things came to pass and EnergizeIT was created. Because the Developer, IT Pro, Student and Technology Hobbyist communities got together and bought into the idea with such numbers - we had to do it again this year - but Bigger and Better. The descriptive paragraph on the landing page says it all...
Join us for an action packed day of innovation, technology, community, and learning. Re-energize your IT career and your IT passion. If you are an IT professional, developer, designer, student or simply a geek at heart, this day is dedicated to you!
We had a v-team update meeting yesterday and all systems are go. I am so excited! I have a couple of roles to play this year.
- I get to be on the main stage as a traffic cop / excitement generator / MC for the keynote speakers.
- I get to walk about as a roving reporter / videographer (is that a word?) throughout the day.
- I am responsible for orchestrating the three Hands On Labs (System Centre Operations Manager, Systems Center Configuration Manager and Forefront Client Security).
So is this a TechEd of the north? I guess you can say - sort of... but it's really much more and reaches a broader community. It's distinctly Canadian, organized by Canadians that are passionate about all things technology.
Have to checked it out and registered? It's FREE... www.energizeit.ca will get you to the details page. Register TODAY if you haven't already - it's well worth it.
Oh - you can also join the Facebook Event or the ongoing Facebook group. Come to think about there is a twitter page you can use to message and keep up to date as the event unfolds and even share your photos LIVE using Flickr. More on these "social media" on an upcoming post - check for the tag EnergizeIT...