Looking back at TechDays 2009 in Antwerp, Belgium

The Microsoft TechDays 2009 conference in Belgium was held from 10 till 12 March. A little more than 1.650 unique individuals came to Antwerp to attend one of 83 different sessions.Pictures of TechDays 2009

Here are a few blog posts from attendees and speakers:

At this point, most of the evaluations are in. We listen to our attendees:

  • 95% wrote that their time at TechDays was (very) well spent;

  • Attendees were happy with the content delivered – almost all sessions scored above our the required minimum score;

  • Also about the food and drinks:

    • Quite some people found the sandwiches too fancy and prefer more simple food;

    • Developers and IT pro’s are hungry after attending sessions – the caterer obviously didn’t expect people were so hungry;

    • We definitely must make all the rest rooms easier to find;

    • Attendees don’t like to get their drinks in a glass instead of the bottles (unfortunately the caterer ran out of bottles and had to give drinks in glasses on Thursday afternoon

    • Last year a lot of people asked for healthy food (fruit) instead of cakes and cookies - apparently people want to have both cookies and fruit.

  • Many people like the infrastructure of Metropolis and the location of the venue in Antwerp; some commented that they prefer Ghent as location for TechDays.

Comments (8)

  1. vaya says:

    please next year back in ghent

  2. Unexpected says:

    Thanks for the referring Tom, much appreciated!

    And congratz on the event, because it was excellent. The few, small negative remarks (like the glass, the sandwiches,…) are serious non-issues when compared to all the positive that can be said about the sessions, the organisation… Techdays in short ;-).  

  3. Christophe says:

    This year, I was not in Antwerp because of the location. I found the location of Ghent better and it was a surprise for me that Antwerp was now chosen as location. Even Brussels was a better choice.

  4. Patrick says:

    Antwerp rules, great location and also accesable for dutch people (like me) 🙂

  5. Patrick says:

    One thing concerns me, they promissed to send a conference DVD of all sessions to attendees, but so far I haven’t seen it, hope it’s still send out.

  6. tommer says:

    Don’t be concerned, the DVD is in production and should be sent out mid of May to all attendees… 😉

  7. Unexpected says:

    Btw Tom, my Twitter link is wrong 🙂 I’m at twitter.com/unexxx, not /unexpected as that one was already taken by spammers :s

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