While the Tech Girls Dinner is happening in the convention centre we will be meeting for dinner at The New Orient (Strand Arcade). This is happening from 8pm Monday 14th September after the Tech.Ed welcome drinks.
Registrations are essential - we have only a small number of seats available. Dinner will be sponsored, and we will open a bar tab to start (you will pay for your drinks after the tab runs out!).
Register here for the Geekzone dinner at Tech.Ed New Zealand 2009.
This would be a small gathering for Geekzone users attending the Microsoft TechEd New Zealand 2009 - probably limited to 40 seats, so pizza is more likely to be the ticket.
We are currently measuring interest in our forums - reply here if you would be interested and if we have enough numbers then we will open a formal registration page.
Note that if this goes ahead it will be open to TechEd attendees only, so you will need to show your TechEd badge at the door.
This is about $500 off retail price on a new system - which still comes with Windows XP.
The HP Mini 5101 spec includes:
- Intel Atom N280 processor, 1.66GHz
- 2GB RAM
- 320GB 7200 rpm SATA Hard Drive
- 10.1 inch LED-backlit HD 16:9 display screen (1366x768)
- Wi-fi a/b/g/draft-n, Bluetooth 2.1
There will be 500 units available and orders have to be sent in by 4th September. It's only available to Microsoft Tech.Ed New Zealand 2009 attendees and the NFR licence key will be provided during the event.
Full details here - and I am told there are still tickets available for this year's Tech.Ed New Zealand.
Now in its third yearcelebrating women working within the IT industry, Tech Girls Dinner will follow the theme of‘inspire’, ‘engage’ and ‘empower’. The keynote will be delivered by Julia Raue (pictured), CIO of Air New Zealand and attendees will also have the opportunity to see Michele A’Court, NZ’s Best Female Comedian 2002-2007.
Seats are limited so register now! The event is complimentary for Tech.Ed attendees, but extra tickets are available at $99+GST.
UPDATE: I got confirmation this event is not girl-exclusive...
This year the TechFest 2009 is back at the Auckland Town Hall, happening from 6:30pm on Tuesday 15th September.
The crew is inviting people for an "island" themed party. Every Tech.Ed attendee automatically receives a ticket for this party, and additional tickets are available at $150+GST.
People attending the event will see Elemeno P, Katchafire, Ben Hurley, Oscar Kightley and The Septembers performing live on stage.
(Picture from last year's TechFest courtesy of the official Tech.Ed site)