Welcome to the NxtGenUG's TechEd Developers 2007 home page. this page will be updated with coverage from the NxtGenUG boys who will be helping out at TechEd Developers 2007 in Barcelona
on the 5th - 9th November 2007
TechEd Developers is Microsoft’s premier EMEA conference, designed to provide developers with deep dive technical training, information and community resources focusing on building software solutions with Microsoft development tools for current and soon to release products and technologies.
Evolving from last year's four day (plus Pre-Conference) event structure, the new FIVE-day event now offers a greater choice of content than ever before.
Customize your own technical curriculum with a choice of hundreds of learning opportunities; evaluate the latest products in the labs and meet face-to-face with the Microsoft and industry experts behind the products. So what will Rich, Dave and John be upto whilst in Barcelona?
Win a ticket to TechEd Developers 2007 in Barcelona !
NxtGenUG is pleased to announce the great TechEd ticket Treasure hunt. We had to call it that when we lost it. We don't know where it went, probably that Mike Hall (we'll be watching him!) is up to no good again.
So we need your help in tracking it down. You need to register/login [free] to the site first and then see all the details here
Speaker Idol - Have you got what it takes to be King of the Stage?
Dave and Rich are proud to announce that they will be hosting Speaker Idol this year!. Through the course of TechEd, Dave and Rich will cover the 4 heats and the grand final in what's expected to be a very popular competition.So what is speaker idol?
If you are technically competent and can confidently deliver a dynamic presentation to an audience of developers ... then you’re on! Join us on stage at Speaker Idol 2007. Demonstrate your presentation skills and you can become the star of the show.
Take your first steps on the road to success... Submit a short home video (3mins) of yourself delivering a presentation. 16 finalists will be selected to take part in the onsite contest. Deadline for video submissions is Friday 05 October.
The top Speaker Idol presenter will win a Speaker ticket to attend TechEd Developers 2008, with the opportunity of presenting a technical breakout session to an audience of developers.The first runner-up will win a Delegate ticket to attend TechEd Developers 2008. Hats off! Read what last year's winners had to say
. Click here
for detailed contest information or see quick links on right.
Expect the usual podcasts as Dave and Rich, bring you TechEd from the show floor, featuring interviews with Speakers, Organisers, Delegates and coverage of sessions and Rich has kindly offered to cover all the parties too.. Latest podcasts can be found on this page in the left sidebar
Dave, Rich and John will also be providing some entertainment, through their popular 'SWAG'-based gameshows. The Schedule will appear here when it has been finalised.
Speaking and Ask the Experts...
Well if we can schedule it in, you may be able to catch us presenting a session or two, or milling around posing as experts - please ask Dave an XSLT question, he'll then probably buy you a beer! We are happy to talk to anyone about our technologies (list below to appear soon), including running a user group or podcasting!
Dave McMahon - MVP Connected systems
Richard Costall - MVP ASP.NET
John Price - Media Centre, Vista
Dave, Rich and John will also be on Facebook
so sign up and search for 'Microsoft TechEd Developers 2007 Barcelona' and join the group, we'll be updating it with the low-down from the conference, with some interviews, musings and perhaps even some competitions!
[still being finalised]