This month we are focusing on design, and its going to rock. We are bringing these designers out of their shells and we were are going to talk about why design matters and wins awards. (us programmers know design awards dont matter)....
We have an excellent line up with our new format, there will be 6 speakers on the night talking about topics close to our hearts.
Dave Sparks - Sparks Interactive, sorted.org.nz redesign
Che Tamahori - Shift - AA redesign
Matthew Buchanan - Cactuslab - Typography on the web
Now, the event is currently full (limit of 130 people), but you can keep an eye on the official page if you want to attend it. Design Is King happens Thursday, 16 August (the day after Tech Ed New Zealand 2007).
The event is free, and will have presenters from New Zealand, Australia and Redmond.
You need to register to attend the event. All will be happening at the Crowne Plaza Auckland, with lunch provided by the sponsors. All .Net developers are welcome.
Greg also plans to spend some time at the data cabana area and in the Ask the Experts session. It’s likely he’ll also be involved with a user group leaders’ BOF session while there.
He is an internationally recognised consultant, developer and trainer. He has been working in development since 1978, holds a PhD in Computer Science and a host of Microsoft certifications.
Greg is the lead SQL Server consultant with Readify, a SQL Server MVP and one of only three Microsoft MSDN Regional Directors for Australia. Greg also hosts the popular SQL Down Under podcast, writes a blog and organises the SQL Down Under Code Camp and co-organises CodeCampOz.
The Microsoft MVP Award recognises exceptional technical community leaders from around the world who voluntarily share their high quality, real world expertise with others.
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).
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 email@example.com.
Because of regulations only people over 18 will be allowed to attend the party.