By now I hope you know that TechDays is a technical conference that we’re putting on across most of Canada – 7 cities to be exact. The other day I tweeted that I was excited because we crossed the 350 registered attendees for our “expansion city” of Halifax as of the registration reports on Friday. This is awesome for the region – mainly from a community / ecosystem perspective – it’s probably now one of the largest technical gatherings in Atlantic Canada in recent years!
Not long after tweeting and emailing about that event – I started the packing process for TechDays Toronto. I arrived in on the flight this morning just after the thunderstorms blew through. Quick pit stop at the office for a meeting or two and then down to the MTCC South building to see the new Digs and help with the setup process.
TechDays is going to be BIG – over 1200 people registered for Toronto! Don’t worry – we have a couple of the large 800 series rooms for the food hall and some great sized breakout rooms on the 700 level for each of the tracks. I popped my head in room 718B (718 Butter) to see how the setup was progressing – the Servers, Security and Management track has over 400 registered attendees!
To accommodate this – we had changed the room setup to allow for the front half of the room in classroom style and the back half of the room as regular seating. If you are looking for the prime location – get there early!
I’ve got to get back to setting up the infrastructure and also get the Windows 7 Lounge area configured as well – more on this as they take shape.