Hi all,

Today I’m attending the SEARCC 2005 Conference at Darling Harbour which has been organised by the Australian Computer Society.  What is SEARCC I hear you asking?  Well it stands for this:

SEARCC (South East Asia Regional Computer Confederation) is the overarching body for ICT societies in the region. Its objective is to provide a common platform for ICT practitioners in the region to gain access to professional development opportunities and share experiences in the implementation and the use of best practices in ICT. SEARCC conducts Regional Conferences, Exhibitions, School's Software Competition and Regional Interest Groups. It was formed in 1978 and today it comprises 13 member countries, including Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Taiwan ROC and Thailand.

Microsoft is a platinum sponsor for this event as part of the ongoing relationship that we have with the ACS.  Our Managing Director; Steve Vamos will be speaking on Friday about the Business Value of IT which should be interesting.

I’m listening now to the opening keynote session by Paul Glen who is talking about Leading Geeks which is a talk based on his new book on the topic.  Hmmm..interesting topic.  Can geeks really be lead?  I’m not so sure.  I think true geeks will do it anyway regardless of what management says about it.  We will always play with the latest technology way ahead of everyone else and push it to the absolute limits!

Anyway check out his book and let me know what you think!  I bet he wasn’t expecting someone to be blogging in the middle of his session!  Ah the power of free press!