Hey Folks! I am so excited that TechEd North America – the 20th Anniversary of this incredible event – is less than a week away! I have heard from a lot of you that you would like to join in our Canadian Event – this will not be a formal event at all, but rather a bunch of Canucks getting together for drinks and appies J I will have a meager budget to buy most of you a drink – assuming we don’t have hundreds of people coming out!
For no good reason I have chosen to do this Tuesday at 5:30. We will probably meet in one of the hotel bars – I have to scope them out, but am open to suggestions. If you would like to come and have not done so yet please send me an e-mail atTechEd2012@swmi.ca so I can keep you informed. Also if you Tweet please forward this link and build the hype with the hashtag #CdnAtTechEd. We want people to connect!
Last year was such a great event – Damir and Rick Claus (our beloved former and always IT Pro Evangelist) hosted, and a great time was had by all. This year Damir will be taking my place in Winnipeg (I obviously won a bet along the way) but Rick, who has moved on to rainier pastures with the Global Evangelism Team in Redmond, will be there… as a guest/alumni!
Make sure you let your fellow countrymen/paysans/gens de pays know that they should be joining us… and pass my information along so I can fill them in.
Remember to wear your Maple Leaf guys and girls! Show your Canadian Pride at TechEd all day Tuesday, and then come straight from the conference centre (spelled RE) to the bar, and let’s show Orlando that Canada is not only a source of retirees and geese! (We also have hockey players, devs, and IT Pros… but most of us don’t have guns, so we shouldn’t belabour the point)
ALERT! The venue has been chosen! Join us Tuesday at 5:30 at the upper level of the bar in the Renaissance Orlando SeaWorld (Shuttle Bus 1 / Red Line)! See you then! ALERT!