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Before the event Know yourself Where your skills are and what levels they are What you need to know in the future Identify Trends What is hot? What is new? channel9.msdn.com Get plenty of sleep that weekend before – cause it is a VERY busy event
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Decoder Ring APS309 Format: Track, level, session index APS – Application Server 3 – Level 1 – Hello World 2 – Hello Work 3 – Deep and Shiny 4 – Seriously DEEP! 09 – Unique Identifier
Don’t judge a session by it’s cover Title: Power features in .NET 4: Investigating the features of .NET 4 which you don’t know about Abstract: The .NET 4 Framework has over 100 new and improved features! Do you know them all? This demo-heavy talk is perfect for those who never have used .NET 4 and want to upgrade their skills as well as developers using it today wanting to learn something new! We will cover some of the big features you may have seen and a lot of the smaller power features that you may not have seen. These features will make your life as a developer easier!
Session Hints There are five video sessions These are videos of US Tech-Ed Sessions AVOID! You can download and watch later Check the description & title carefully
Session Types Whiteboard Breakout
Sessions Take paper & pen and take notes! (sessions are not recorded) Ask questions during the talk If/when possible Presenters prefer it to those who come up afterwards because you share with all. FEEDBACK! Rate the sessions, this is very important to the speakers. Provide comments, these are read and make it better. This is real time, so you can influence speakers and the event!
Micropolis Expo centre has a fancy new name LOTS of work being put in there this year Only open on Wed & Thur So don’t leave it too late to visit Really worth an hour or so to visit each stand!
Partner Summit Partner Summit is another Microsoft conference Focuses on Microsoft Partners, sales, marketing etc… Co-hosted for first time with Tech-Ed Joint opening keynote, opening party & closing party So some session rooms will be Partner Summit only
Networking Engage the presenters & the media The Expo Especially the Community Booth Ask The Experts Stand Twitter: @teched_africa #TechEdAfrica Don’t walk into random rooms Else you may be locked in
Parties Opening: Beach Party Closing: Moses MabidaStadium After parties at Hilton Bar
Thanks for some of my new 2011 tips Pieter Germishuys @pgermishuys Samantha Perry @samanthaperry