Anyone who has followed my blog for any length of time already knows what a HUGE fan of the Microsoft TechEd conference I am. And this year I am hoping to be there again.
(If you’re a Microsoft group who is looking for booth or lab proctor help, send me an e-mail!!!) But whether I am able to be there or not, you definitely should consider it.
From the e-mail I received this morning…
Picture yourself not only at the center of Microsoft’s premiere event for IT Professionals and Enterprise Developers, but also in the heart the “cultural gumbo” that is New Orleans. The convention and visitor’s bureau has created a site for you to plan your experience while you’re here. Take a look at the details of what to do, where to eat, how to get around and more!
Want to connect with other TechEd attendees? We’ve got a forum for you to start a thread, join a discussion and connect with your peers before the event. Insiders often provide the best tips and tricks for making the most of TechEd.
Don’t just picture yourself there, be there!
“How many years have you attended TechEd North America, Kevin?”
They’ve been happening since 1993! I missed that first year.. but only missed two other years (‘96 and ‘97) since then. I’ve gone as a customer and then from 2004-on as an employee. (Note: It’s much more fun as a customer… but that’s just my opinion.) I even claim that I went to TechEd 1994 as a Software Engineer and came home with a desire to move into IT, because I was so excited by what I saw in Windows for Workgroups 3.11 and Windows NT. I even took my first MCP test on Windows 3.11 at TechEd ‘94. I failed.. but the voucher for a do-over allowed me to take and pass it a few weeks later.
Here’s another indication of what a TechEd Geek I am: My TechEd Water Bottle Collection
“So.. What’s the rush to register now, Kevin?”
As the banner above says, you have until March 22nd to get $300 off of the conference registration price.
“But.. my boss still doesn’t think it’s worthwhile…”
Ah! We’ve got your back! CLICK HERE for a .pdf document that outlines all of the benefits. If the reasons contained therein don’t convince your boss to invest in you attending TechEd, then you should seriously start looking for work elsewhere.
(Okay.. not really.. but… c’mon, boss.)
Hope to see you there!