If you missed my last post about this, let me just give you another reminder: This Saturday we'll be holding what is becoming an annual one day only event for all the geeks and geeks at heart out there. It's our EnergizeIT event and it's going to be a blast. It's all about taking a look at the newest technology while meeting field experts and having fun.
It's a day that no designer, developer, IT professional or IT hobbyist will want to miss. I'll be there with my teammates Rick, Damir and Rodney from the Canadian IT Professional blog, Christian, Jean-Luc and John from the Canadian Developers blog and Qixing and Paul from the Canadian User Experience blog along with a couple thousand of our closest friends.
If you're going to be there, let me know! I'd love to meet some of you who read the blog but who I've never met.
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I attended EnergizeIT and it was a blast! I snagged three T-shirts (two just landed at my feet) and found out about the Security Development Lifecycle, which I will investigate in more depth, as application security is a hot topic in my workplace. I also satisfied my ex-DBA soul by finding out about SQL Server 2008, and got to hear about this year's award winners. (Among other things.)
Thanks to the free wireless, I was also able to send the following note, "Live from TO" to my boss and coworker: "So I’m at TO, at the EnergizeIT Microsoft event, and you can talk about why IT is exciting for 2 minutes. So I do that, UNAWARE, that I am going to get, just for talking: A mug with the word “Geek” on it, a pen (which I think lights up)AND a new book 'The New CIO Leader.' I am in Seventh Heaven!"
You can bet I'll be back next year!
Glad you had a good time - so did I! It is a different event than our usual TechNet tours - a ton of different speakers, hands on labs, etc. What a great day of just getting excited to be in this field!
I would like to know if there is any event, like EnergizeIT or other, planned for July and august 2007 near Toronto?
I am an IT consultant in Paris, focusing on .net application architecture and development. I will spend 4 weeks near Toronto during this period and, taking advantage of that, i'd like to assist to events like Technet ones. Not only, i hope to attend such a "blast" event, but also i will be glad to meet an IT advisor like you. This would be a good opportunity to exchange ideas and to discuss about what things are going on abroad. I will really delighted if such a meeting could happen.
Thank's in advance.
EnergizeIT is only held once a year and it's unique in it's format and excitement level. We run tours (cross-Canada events in major cities) several times throughout the year from Sept to June, but July and August are down times for us, as many of the people who would come out to our events are on holiday or otherwise occupied by summer activities.
However, I'd love to get together with you and talk about what you're doing and what's going on in the IT community. Use http://blogs.technet.com/cdnitmanagers/contact.aspx (or click on the Email link at the top of this page) to contact me with your email address and we'll get something set up.