Tracking the tracks at Tech Ed New Zealand


Confirmed speakers for Code Camp event

, posted: 13-Aug-2008 19:05

I just read the confirmed line up of speakers for the Code Camp event happening 31st August just before the Microsoft Tech Ed New Zealand.


We've finalised the speakers for Code Camp on 31 August -- and I'm very happy to report that we have some great local and international speakers coming along to present. I thank them in advance for volunteering their time to prepare and present to us.

  • Owen Evans from Xero will be talking about the ASP.NET MVC project
  • Jonas Folleso a Senior Consultant at Capgemini and a Microsoft Regional Director for Norway will be taking us through Silverlight from a developers perspective
  • Robert Fonseca-Ensor from Datacom Systems Limited will be talking about Test Driven Development and Dependency Injection
  • Scott Hanselman, Community Liaison and blogger from Microsoft will be talking about Dynamic Data
  • Ivan Towlson from Mindscape will be presenting a session on Thinking in WPF




Read more details at Kirk's blog.






Who attends Microsoft Tech Ed events?

, posted: 13-Aug-2008 08:00

This is an interesting question and the Microsoft Australia team may just have the answer - which may not be exactly the New Zealand but we can start with these numbers.



Some other interesting stats tells us that 44% use Facebook, 40% consider themselves "gamer", only 16% have a blog and only about 6% use Twitter.

And if you want to know where attendees to the Microsoft Tech Ed Australia 2008 come from, check the Connect Map.



Microsoft Tech Ed New Zealand 2008 Agenda and Track Information

, posted: 10-Aug-2008 08:55

You can now see the Tech Ed agenda and track  information on the official website. Remember to check your email for instructions on how to login to ComNet and create your own schedule.

By creating your schedule you will be helping the organisers decide which room is right for each session based on interest.





Web Futures panel at Microsoft Tech Ed New Zealand 2008

, posted: 9-Aug-2008 08:11

I found references to this "Web Futures" panel session in Darryl's blog last night, and since I couldn't find an agenda I reached out to him asking for more details on when this session would be happening.

The Web Futures panel is happening in the morning Tuesday, 2nd September. Here's a description with links to the sites for each participant in the panel:


If you are interested in where the web is going, we will be hosting a Web Futures panel at Tech Ed this year. This panel will be comprised of Scott Hanselman, Nigel Parker, Jonas Follesø and Trent Mankelow. I’m [Darryl Burling] interested in taking questions for the panel discussion, so if you have a question that you’d like to ask the panel, please drop me a line with your question.


This should be interesting...



Microsoft Tech Ed Live New Zealand on Twitter

, posted: 6-Aug-2008 19:44

If you are using Twitter to follow the activites and discussions of friends, you might be interested in adding techedlive to your Twitter list.

They have also announced that #tenz8 is the hashtag for Twitter posts associated with the Microsoft Tech Ed New Zealand 2008.





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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