Wish I could go to Tech Ed

Most of what I have been reading lately on the blogosphere is about going to Orlando and Tech Ed.

I wish I could go to Tech Ed.  =(

  • It is in Orlando.  It is 55 degrees and overcast right now in Seattle
  • I love talking to customer about Visual Studio.  I never get to talk to customers enough in my role as a SDET – hence why I blog
  • I’ve wanted to go year after year
  • The last time I was in Orlando, I was a popcorn vendor in the Magic Kingdom

One day, perhaps.  One day…

Comments (10)

  1. rushidesai says:

    My sentiments exactly…!

  2. michkap says:

    Would you like us to bring something back? 🙂

  3. Know where your coming from! Our users conference is on at the moment (www.progress.com/exchange) and would love to go.

    Oh well, one day.


  4. saraford says:

    Yeah, please bring back summer with you!

  5. geckert says:

    Orlando has been very rainy and humid for several days. You are not missing much at the moment, at least as far as the weather goes.

  6. saraford says:

    Monday morning it is supposed to be 48 degrees! I’m missing plenty. =)

    Anyways, I miss the thunderstorms that only the Gulf Coast can bring. Up here, it just isn’t the same.


  7. Stefan D. Poulsen says:

    I know how you feel 🙁

    A friend of mine is attending, the funny part is that it is cheaper for a company in Denmark to stuff their people in a plane and send them to the states, than send the to the European TechEd in Amsterdam.

  8. JasonBa says:

    Maybe you should be a PM? I agree, it’s a shame SDETs don’t get to interact with customers more. As SDETs though, we owe it to ourselves to find creative ways to get in front of customers. Blogging is a great vehicle, and so are user group meetings, usability studies, ISV buddy programs, etc. I’m sure you know all this, but maybe other SDETs reading this could get some tips. 🙂

  9. saraford says:

    Yeah, I seriously thought about becoming a PM a couple of years ago, but let’s just say things didn’t work out. Anyways, i love breaking software way too much not to be a tester. =)


  10. Sweet… I’m going to PDC!!  After missing out on the fun at TechEd, I made sure it was crystal clear…