Tracking the tracks at Tech Ed New Zealand


Unofficial event: Design Is King

, posted: 30-Jul-2007 13:00

I just found out through Nigel's blog that Microsoft is sponsoring Design Is King, this month's Auckland Web User Group meetup.


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).






Unofficial event: Dev Code Camp 2007

, posted: 30-Jul-2007 12:54

If you are coming to Auckland, why not arrive a bit earlier and attend the Dev Code Camp 2007, happening Sunday, 12 August 2007 (the day before 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.




Tech Ed Profile: Microsoft MVP Greg Low presenting at Tech Ed New Zealand 2007

, posted: 27-Jul-2007 21:14

Dr Greg Low will be one of the Microsoft MVPs speaking during the Tech ED New Zealand 2007. He will be presenting DAT301 on Visual Studio Team Edition for Database Professions (aka DataDude) in the Data Track.

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 TechFest 2007: MC Dominic Bowden

, posted: 26-Jul-2007 12:52

I just got a tip (not even on the official Tech Ed website yet): TV personality Dominic Bowden (New Zealand Idol host) will be the MC at the Tech Ed New Zealand 2007's TechFest 2007.




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.







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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