TechEd Sessions Posted and some useless Stats

Sessions Posted

The first pass of the sessions at have been posted and if you're a delegate you can login and vote for your favourite sessions (to help us with timetabling and room allocation). Your votes will be automatically migrated to your agenda when we finalise the time and room stuff.

If you're not yet registered (better hurry up, see below), you can still see the session catalogue which will continue to be filled in as more information is finalised.


I was away when we announced this and I missed out on the fun of the frenzy as news got around. In case you missed it too, we announced that we're giving (yes giving) each paid delegate an HP MiniNote 2140 running the latest build of Windows 7 (and a bunch of other stuff). Captain of the NetBook ship, Nick Hodge has lots more info. He's also calling for suggestions from you as to what we can do with these to really make the experience a ripsnorter.

Great new Blogs

While on the subject of blogs:

Both well worth a read.


There's a Twitter account, @auTechEd, for all the breaking TechEd Australia news, and the hashtag for other people talking about TechEd is #auteched.

There is a whole bunch of other social networking options on the TechEd Connect page.

Useless Stats

And now for some Excel fun. As I alluded to above, things are going very fast on the registration front (see the curve below) and if you're thinking of going to TechEd, now would be a good time to register (of course, if you're a member of a user group, you may want to chat to your User Group leader before you pay full price, or even the Early Bird price – 'nuf said).

Ticket sales as a percentage of tickets sold to date

This means that I've got a lot more stats to play with than I had last time I posted about this stuff.

Percentage of delegates by State

QLD 28.23%
NSW 23.52%
VIC 20.70%
ACT 11.42%
SA 6.65%
WA 5.24%
TAS 2.55%
NT 0.67%
(blank) 0.54%
NA 0.13%

Top 10 Names

David 3.70%
Michael 3.23%
Chris 2.22%
Paul 2.15%
Peter 2.08%
John 2.02%
Andrew 1.95%
Mark 1.81%
Matthew 1.61%
Richard 1.55%

By the way, the first lady's name comes in at equal 55th

Simone 0.34%
Neil 0.34%
Carl 0.34%
Jamie 0.34%
Ray 0.34%
Aaron 0.34%
Russell 0.34%
Brad 0.34%
Shaun 0.34%
Timothy 0.34%
Glen 0.34%

Countries Represented

(blank) 0.13%
FIJI 0.07%
SWEDEN 0.07%
Comments (2)

  1. Pete Calvert says:

    Could be "Chris" includes some women as well. Was a gender breakdown done as well on the names or just a straight parse of the first name field?

  2. Nope – we didn’t ask gender, so you’re right. Some Chrises chold be women.

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