On Sunday, June 2nd, I will depart for TechEd North America held in New Orleans, LA. It is a four day event starting on June 3rd thru the 6th. TechEd is Microsoft’s premier event for IT Professionals and Enterprise Developers. This is my second TechEd representing Telerik, where I have a focus on our Line-of-Business XAML and mobile control suites. Since I have attended TechEd before, I thought I’d share a few tips and tricks for newcomers as well as the things I’m the most excited about. So here goes:
One of the best things about TechEd is networking. You literally have thousands of like-minded individuals to talk tech with and the opportunity to exchange contact information. With e-mail, twitter and other social media networks, the conversation continues even after the event.
Besides learning about new technology from the attendees, you also have the ability to learn directly from Microsoft by visiting the technical learning center. You can get hands on demos of Microsoft products and even have your questions answered by Microsoft staff. You can get certified and receive 50% off the normal fee, just by being an attendee.
The sessions range from Windows 8, Windows Phone 8, Azure, ASP.Net and much more. They are led by the best presenters in the industry. If you can’t make it to a session, then don’t worry as they are recorded and available online shortly after the conference ends.
I hope this blog post helps you get the most out of TechEd this year. I am certainly looking forward to the event. I would encourage you to drop by the Telerik booth (#517) to chat with all of our experts on anything tech. Feel free to send me a tweet @mbcrump, if you can’t find us or would like some personal time to chat regarding our tools. In the meantime, add your favorite tips in the comment section below. Thanks for reading and I hope to see you at TechEd 2013.
Michael Crump is a Microsoft MVP, Pluralsight and MSDN author as well as an international speaker. He works at Telerik with a focus on everything mobile. You can follow him on Twitter at @mbcrump or keep up with his various blogs by visiting his Telerik Blog or his Personal Blog.