“TechEd Europe is the Microsoft premier technology conference for IT Professionals and Enterprise Developers, providing the technical education, product evaluation, and community resources to plan, architect, deploy, manage and secure a connected enterprise.”
This is how the portal presents TechEd, the major Microsoft event for all professionals in IT. Regardless whether you are a developer or work in IT operations, there are way more sessions, hands-on labs, training opportunities, etc. than you will ever be able to consume in the 4 days of the event. Thankfully you don’t have to. All sessions are recorded for posterity.
I personally am looking forward to this year’s event more than ever. My extended team has spun up a large number of activities for DevOps inclined people or attendees who want to know more about what DevOps might mean for them and their organization. The key activities are outlined below. But of course they are only supporting the biggest lineup of DevOps related sessions at a Microsoft TechEd to date.
There are several ways finding DevOps breakout sessions that are right for you. Here’s two:
- Use the session catalog in the Content section of the TechEd Europe website and either filter by Spotlight or use the keyword search on the same page
- Use the raw list of DevOps sessions I tweeted about earlier
DevOps Pre-conference Seminar
Starting TechEd one day early is a great way of learning the latest about DevOps and to connect with peers. All pre-conference seminars run on day 0 of TechEd, on Monday. PRC02 is the session code for the DevOps pre-con. If you have not yet decided which pre-con to go to or if at all, the DevOps dayis definitely worth your time.
DevOps Expert Q+A
On Tuesday we host an expert panel discussion on the Channel 9 stage in the exhibition area. Right before the welcome reception of the exhibitors, we have couple of DevOps experts from Forrester and Microsoft on stage.
Is your organization currently practicing or thinking of practicing DevOps? Tweet your questions using the official hashtag #TalkDevOpsfor a chance to be featured in our DevOps Expert Q+A at TechEd Europe this month. If your question is selected to be answered by our panel of experts, you could receive a copy of The Phoenix Project by Gene Kim.
We’re still figuring out how to best host a DevOps meetup at TechEd this year. Stay tunes for more details on this blog soon.
Hope to see you at TechEd 2014 in Barcelona.