Report from TechEd – WomenBuild 2.0 SeriousPlay with LEGOs

Happy to have led the Women in Technology event at TechEd last week.  Asli Bilgin and I have been working with a team at Microsoft to build this event brand for a year now.  Microsoft has hosted WomenBuild events across the US and Australia already and intends to host more in the future.  (Take a…

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Report from TechEd – Jam on IT Community Party

Thursday was community party night at TechEd.  In addition to the attendee party, we in SoCal were able to invite around 300 people from the local tech community (who weren’t registered to attend TechEd).  It was really cool to see who turned out for our free food and drink, and then hung around for the…

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Report from TechEd – Windows Mobile Applications Update

People ask me ‘how do you keep up?’ Well, sometimes I don’t.  I am horribly ‘behind’ in the world of Windows Mobile applications, development, etc…So I decided to spend a bit of time at TechEd trying to remedy that situation.  First I attended the (in)famous Windows Mobile Smackdown session.  If you’ve never seen one of…

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Report from TechEd – ITPros know how to throw a great party!

Well it wouldn’t be TechEd, if there weren’t one or more fun parties to attend, but I have to hand it to our corporate ITPro team this year.  Their Windows 7 SpringBoard party at the StandardLA was really great. The atmosphere was great – Stephen Rose (Sr. Community Manager Windows Client ITPro) was a great…

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Report from TechEd – What’s new with SQL Server BI?

During the day, whenever I could I hung out in the SQL Server Business Intelligence world (another main site – here) – sessions, floor booth, also I did a book signing for my BI book.  I was also fortunate enough to have a long lunch with Gemini PM Donald Farmer.  So, what did I see?…

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Report from TechEd – MVP pre-show summit

Sunday before TechEd I represented local evangelists at the TechEd MVP pre-summit.  In addition to meeting several MVPs for the first time, I got a chance to plan new events with key SoCal MVPs (most of whom also lead or actively participate in local User Groups as well) — James Johnson, Denny Cherry, Mike Vincent,…

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Report from TechEd – What is Oslo? What is M? What is Intellipad?

All week at TechEd I worked in the Oslo booth in the SOA area.  I worked with Kris Horrocks, Miguel Llopis and Shy Cohen.  Kris and Miguel are on the Oslo product team and Shy is an architect and trainer, who recently left Microsoft after over 10 years in Redmond.  Working with Softies from the…

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Post TechEd SoCal Tech Events

There are worse problems to have, but a person really needs stamina to keep up with all of the possible tech events in SoCal.  I had fun at TechEd, working in the Oslo booth with the team (finally met Don Box in person!), leading the WiT event, attending sessions (mostly BI or Windows Mobile), and,…

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Going to TechEd in LA next week? – find SoCalDevGal there

TechEd starts for me on Sunday, May 10.  Here’s where to find me day-by-day – if you can’t find me send me mail via this blog with your number and I’ll text you back. Sunday day – MVP event at LACC -and- OSLO booth prepnight – SharePoint by Night Party -and- MCT ‘foodie’ meet up…

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