Busy week ahead – Getting ready for Techdays 2009!

Hi Everyone,

I’m spending some time this afternoon catching up on some emails, reading planning briefs and building out our Fiscal Year 10 plan.  As an FYI – we have a July to June fiscal year.  Starting July 1st we are in our FY10.Wordle: Techdays_ca

If  you can’t tell I’m pretty excited about this coming year and amazed by how my team, key community individuals and many others around the country are busy putting together TechDays for this coming year.  I think it’s pretty special as it was your feedback that guided us to a conference that comes to you, supports the local ICT ecosystems and focuses on training and connecting each other to help grow/build our skills!   I’m sure this year is going to be better and while we are still working on locking the sessions, the learning kit…etc - I thought it important to callout the great guests that attended last year that invested in an unknown conference.  You not only were there at the start, you helped make this coming year better.  In thanks, watch your inbox during the week of the 15th Jun for a thank you from me and the team.  I don’t want to say to much more, but if you didn’t attend last year and want to this year - - it’s time to make friends with someone who has :-)  

This opportunity will be sent only to last years guests, yet we won’t limit their generosity. They can take advantage themselves and share this opportunity with who they want (anyone and anyway) during a limited timeframe ~ June 15th to July 1st. 

Get your approval process started, as you should get this on or just after the 15th June.

Oh, and keep an eye out for a beta of TechDays online coming soon – I know it’s a little delayed but we’ve been working closely with the TechEd team to make sure we are supporting your continuous learning…..and that’s all they’ll let me tell you.  I will take a risk and share that we have Digiflare doing some work on it right now.  I’m confident that it will be a great starting point to make better and can’t wait for your feedback then guidance.

Enough with the teasing and I’ll make sure while the rest of the team is busy making it happen, I’ll take the time to keep you informed.

Until next time.


John Oxley

Director Technical Audience Marketing and ICT Evangelism
Microsoft Canada | Direct (905) 363- 8589|Messenger
joxley@microsoft.com | twitter:joxley

Comments (4)

  1. Edward Letendre says:

    Still waiting for the invite for tech days 09 as I want to sign up again.  Do you know when the invites will be sent out (already the 16th of June (technically).

  2. Anonymous says:

    Last week when John blogged about the fact that TechDays registration was coming soon, I have received

  3. Jennie C. says:

    I can’t get over your title … Evangelism?  Seriously?  Are we preaching the gospel of Microsoft now?

  4. @Jennie C.

    Believe it or not – our internal titles at "Developer Evangelist" or "IT Pro Evangelist" and a number Microsoft Subsidiaries use the title externally. We’re a bit more "humble" as Canadians and go with Advisor instead of Evangelist.


    Senior IT Pro Evangelist / a.k.a / Senior IT Pro Advisor

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