Tracking the tracks at Tech Ed New Zealand


The TechFest 2007: Las Vegas

, posted: 26-Jul-2007 12:35

This year's Tech Ed TechFest party will be on from 6:30pm on Tuesday 14 August at the Auckland Town Hall, 301 Queen Street (map).

The main act will be delivered by Evermore and the whole party will be themed after Las Vegas. I am told that a few "tables" will be around (21, roulette and more).

(picture rights: Evermore)

All Tech Ed attendees will receive a ticket, and additional tickets will be available for $145 plus GST (wow, tha's expensive!). If you need more tickets, contact teched@avenues.co.nz.

Because of regulations only people over 18 will be allowed to attend the party.





Women in Technology dinner at Tech Ed New Zealand 2007

, posted: 24-Jul-2007 09:09

Microsoft New Zealand will be running a Women in Technology dinner at Tech Ed New Zealand 2007. This is the first time this event is run, and after some feedback it seems Microsoft has decided to open this up to people not going to the main Tech Ed event as well.

The Women in Technology dinner will have a special guest speaker for this session only.

If you are going to Tech Ed New Zealand 2007 then your entry to the Women in Technology session is free. If you are not going to Tech Ed you can attend by contacting teched@avenues.co.nz or by calling (09) 309 2440. and purchasing your ticket, at $80.

Keep an eye on this blog or check Darryl Burling's blog for more details.



SMS to know more about Tech Ed New Zealand 2007

, posted: 23-Jul-2007 19:37

I have just created a "txtcode" with 842.co.nz. It's simple to use:

  • send a SMS to 842 (in New Zealand) with the word teched07 in the body and wait for the response

I will work to update the SMS a few times a week until the main event and will try to update it every couple of hours during the event, with up-to-date information. Each SMS costs $0.50 - and I am not receiving any of this money, it goes all to the company providing the service and to the mobile operators.




Tech Ed New Zealand 2007 Student Day registrations now open

, posted: 23-Jul-2007 17:37

Registrations for the Microsoft Tech Ed New Zealand 2007 Student Day are now open:


Microsoft Student Day is the premier IT student event offering you an interactive insight into the IT industry. If you have just started studying in ICT, you will be inspired by the latest innovations and trends in technology from Microsoft and other leading IT organisations. For those of you who are graduating soon, come and learn about career opportunities and ask those questions you’ve always wanted to ask. This event will be invaluable for students studying all levels of Computer Science, Software Engineering, Information Systems, Information Management and Information Technology.

Get Industry Insights & Find your first Job!
Get your first look at IT graduate positions available for 2008 from our major partners and find out what leading IT organisations are looking for in graduates and how you can advance your career. Join in the “Ask the Industry” session and get your questions answered by the interactive panel.


  • Auckland, 16th August 2007, SKYCITY Theatre (register)
  • Wellington, 7th September 2007, Massey University Campus (register)
  • Christchurch, 14th September 2007, Canterbury University Campus (register)






Tech Ed New Zealand 2007 Keynote Speaker Profile: Lou Carbone

, posted: 22-Jul-2007 12:04

The Keynote for this year's Tech Ed New Zealand will be delivered by Lou Carbone. Lou has been a leader in the experience management revolution for over two decades. His writings on the subject have appeared in business magazines and academic journals since 1994.

Lou is the founder and Chief Experience Officer at ExperienceEngineering, a company that specialises in helping clients create and manage the kinds of experiences their customers will tell other people about and come back for again and again.

He has also authored the book "Clued In: How to Keep Customers Coming Back Again and Again":


Clued-in management focuses on the total experience as the customer value proposition.


The Keynote will be delivered Monday 13 August, 8:30am. Delegates should go to the Keynote room on Level 5 of the SKYCITY Conventin Centre, but since space is limited, once this room is full atendees will be redirected to the SKYCITY Theatre to watch a live broadcast.







Microsoft Tech Ed New Zealand is a technology event run by Microsoft New Zealand. The Microsoft Tech Ed New Zealand 2010 is happening in Auckland (New Zealand), 30th August - 1st September 2010, at the SkyCity Convention Centre. If you are attending the Microsoft Tech Ed New Zealand 2010 and would like to contribute with stories, profiles, and feedback please contact us. This blog is written by Mauricio Freitas and published by Geekzone.



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