IT Brief is confirming that National Party leader John Key will share the stage with Communications Minister David Cunliffe:
The pair will each speak for 15 minutes during the keynote morning session about what is being done to get New Zealanders connected to each other and the rest of the world.
It is a further indication that technology is firmly on the election agenda and it will be Key’s first opportunity to duke it out with Cunliffe on this increasingly important policy area for both political parties.
As posted here before, this year's Microsoft Tech Ed New Zealand headline keynote is Amit Mital, General Manager Live Mesh and Developer Platform.
- Overview of SQL Server 2008 (DAT302) – Monday 2:15pm
- What’s New in WPF 3.5 and 3.5 SP1 (DEV345) – Tuesday 10:45am
- Architectural Considerations for ASP.NET MVC (ARC402) – Wednesday 9am
- Reactive Programming (DEV375) – Wednesday 9am
- Productive WCF (SOA315) – Wednesday 10:45am
- Architecting Scalable Web Applications Using Velocity (ARC308) – Wednesday 12:10pm
- C# Tips and Tricks (DEV486) – Wednesday 3:45pm
And of course there's an "unofficial" official Tech Ed drinking game:
Every time a demo crashes: take 1 drink.
Every time a demo doesn't crash: take 2 drinks.
TechFest: take 6-10 drinks. Be restrained: you will need to be up early tomorrow to find which first-session speakers are most hung-over and to ask them very complicated and demanding questions VERY LOUDLY. (LATE BREAKING RULES CHANGE: Apparently I'm in the first-session slot the next morning. Therefore, the new rule for TechFest is: either (a) take 6-10 drinks and go to Kirk's session in the morning, or (b) take 20+ drinks and wake up in a bus station outside Otorohanga wearing nothing but your delegate pass, somebody else's socks and a strategically superglued trial DVD of SQL Server 2008.)
Every time a Microsoft speaker says "innovation," "community" or "super excited": take 1 drink. After taking 5 such drinks in a row, shout "Bingo!"
Every time a 200 level presentation includes a demonstration containing the phrase "Hello world": take 1 drink and yell "I told you not to call me 'world'!"
Read more to find all the other rules (yes, there's more).
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