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Attending TechEd 2010

It’s been a couple years since I’ve attended and always found Teched to be a great event, more content than you can possibly consume and first class treatment (or as close as you can get with 10k or so attendees). Didn’t plan to go this year as I’ve been trying to cut back on travel, but finally decided to go when I received an invitation to attend on a press pass.

Of course I’m a blogger, not exactly a reporter, so it’s uncharted water for me, and that was the real attraction. The details are kind of vague, seating at the keynote and the chance to do some interviews (but who?). Seems like a good opportunity for networking and to learn some lessons about how MS handles/supports press, maybe something I can take back for use with PASS.

I’ve never been to New Orleans either, and have to admit that and the relatively short travel time made it easier to decide to go. I’ll hit Cafe du Monde, not sure what else.

Flying in Sun, leaving Wed night, sadly missing the closing night party. I’m sure I’ll spend most of my free time in the SQL sessions, though how much free time there will be remains to be seen.


I'm Andy Warren, currently a SQL Server trainer with End to End Training. Over the past few years I've been a developer, DBA, and IT Director. I was one of the original founders of SQLServerCentral.com and helped grow that community from zero to about 300k members before deciding to move on to other ventures.


Posted by BuckWoody on 13 May 2010

I had exactly this gig before I started at Microsoft. I attended all my TechEd's this way - very cool. If you want any pointers, let me know - and of course I'm cajun so if you want to go out on the town I know a lot of good "eats" places. Happy to tourguide - we have a few folks that are going to get together for that.

Posted by Steve Jones on 13 May 2010

I'll catch up with you there. About the same schedule for me, though I'm not doing the press thing. I'm there to talk to and see people more than sessions.

Hope to see some good writeups on the press side. I'd take it seriously and add some commentary on all the events that you see and what they mean for us SQL folk.

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