TechDays Winnipeg 2008

Techie Crunch Microsoft put on a show this year in Winnipeg on December 4th, 2008 by bringing the TechDays Tour to Winnipeg!  It was awesome to see so many people out at the event.  When I first heard about TechDays from John Oxley, I was pumped!  An EnergizeIT conference that would hit all the major cities? Nice!

What was TechDays going to be?  A cross-country technology conference that didn’t cost thousands of dollars.  A conference that came to the developers, and didn’t require travel and hotel accommodations.  Anyway, I was freaking excited!  I was able to send a bunch of guys from our team at Anvil Digital, and it didn’t cost that much at all!  Better yet, they got a box of Techie Crunch!

What was in Techie Crunch you ask!?  Well, the ingredients included:

  • 6 Month Full TechNET Plus Subscription
  • Visual Studio 2008 Professional
  • Microsoft Expression Web 2
  • TechEd 2008 DVD Set
  • $100 Discount Coupon for Dev/SQL Teach
  • Virtualization Kit
  • Black TechDays Toque

What were attendees saying about TechDays 2008?  Pretty much everyone I talked to or heard talking at the coffee or food stands were amazed at how well the conference was put together.  Sessions were awesome, logistics were awesome, speakers rocked the house, and the simple fact that you could network with people that were working on similar problems and projects you might be working on, was wicked.

I’d like to thank Microsoft for giving me the chance to speak at TechDays 2008 (Deep Dive into ASP.net AJAX Extensions),  and more importantly I’d like to thank Microsoft for coming to Winnipeg.  It’s a known fact that Winnipeg has been passed on a couple times in the past for the big tours.  I think Winnipeg stepped up and showed up to the event in huge numbers for Winnipeg!  Also, since the buzz was so great, I would expect even more if Microsoft comes back next year!

Conferences like TechDays are a fantastic idea!  It really shows that Microsoft is committed to developer community, and making us successful!  A special thank you to John Bristowe for making TechDays awesome from the developer side of things!  TechDays 2008 was a highlight for me this year, as well as many of the guys that came out to TechDays 2008 from our company.  It’s one of those events that makes you proud to be a software developer!

John Bristowe at TechDays 2008

Pictures courtesy of Barnaby Jeans

  • http://www.joyoohairextensions.com wholesale human hair

    What a great idea! Sometimes products and applications come out that really seem to
    wholesale clip in hair extensions
    wholesale hair products
    wholesale hair supplies
    be good for society. Thanks for writing about this one. My nephew is 15 and really just starting to explore programming. He got a copy of "Making it Big in Software" and has been glued to it! The book is written for software professionals, but with all the stories,
    wholesale hair extensions
    wholesale hair
    and interviews with major personalities it turned out to be pretty enlightening even for a teenager! For anyone (or their child) interested in a successful career in software I recommend “Making it Big in

    wholesale human hair
    wholesale hair weave

  • http://www.borsemart.com replica borse

    La collezione cruise di Louis Vuitton è davvero eccezionale e oggi vi presentiamo la campagna pubblicitaria in pieno stile anni sessanta. In generale, replica borse abate borse è regolabile che può essere diffusa o al di sotto di altezza.

  • http://www.longxiang-ltd.com rapid prototype

    Professional rapid prototype provides top quality "one-stop" product design services such as: rapid prototyping, Plastic mold, including rapid tooling and plastic mould. We will be your first choice for rapid prototypes.

  • http://www.locationtree.com/ rent property

    Thanks for this post its really interesting i bookmark your blog for future stuff like this..

  • http://www.robertreeveslaw.com/locations/orange-county/orange-county-brain-injury-lawyer.html Robert Reeves

    Another haven for writers such as myself. I have shared this link to friends as well. Hope this works. :)
    Orange County Brain Injury Lawyer

  • http://www.ghd-hair-iron.us chi us

    Happy to see this article as it is just what I have looking for and I am looking forward to another great article from you. As a fashion girl or lady, you must choose a right hair straightener to make you more attractive. You may be interested in http://www.ghd-hair-iron.us

  • http://www.findingdream.com/wholesale-hair-weave-extensions wholesalehair

    wholesale hair Currently the financial sector employs l million people and accounts for 6% of
    wholesale hair weave
    the national wealth. London is one of the three financial centers of the world, the other two being New York and Tokyo. At the heart of the British financial system is the Bank of England, which was founded in 1694 and nationalized in 1946.wholesale hair extensions

  • http://www.robertreeveslaw.com/locations/orange-county/orange-county-brain-injury-lawyer.html Brain Injury

    For a free consultation with an Orange County Brain Injury Lawyer, contact The Reeves Law Group at (800) 644-8000 or e-mail us.
    Orange County Brain Injury Lawyer

  • http://www.givenchyoutlet.com/ givenchy

    Thank givenchy you very much for your post, it is indeed wonderful to read your article,I like it very much.

  • http://www.fabfootwear.org ash sandals

    ash sandalsGood article, very nice writing. this website is really good, thank you for sharing the info I'll be indicating this blog to my friends so keep it up!

  • http://www.gogommo.com cabal
  • http://www.freshersboard.com/index.php?action=profile;area=summary;u=64 Law Firm

    Very good post, I was really searching for this topic, as I wanted this topic to understand completely and it is also very rare in internet, that is why it was very difficult to understand.
    Thank you for sharing this.
    San Jose Personal Injury Lawyer

  • http://www.salelacewigs.co.uk/ clip on hair

    it is indeed wonderful to read your article,I like it very much.

  • http://www.code-aster.org/forum2/profile.php?id=9114 injury

    Sacramento Personal Injury Lawyer Serving Sacramento, Citrus Heights, Carmichael, Davis, Elk Grove, Fair Oaks, Folsom, Galt, Isleton, Rancho Cordova, Woodland and surrounding communities.

  • tiffany3uk3

    Be it Christmas or Valentine's Day or any other special day that you would like to celebrate, a swarovski gift would be just perfect for any occasion. Many people think of the perfect swarovski crystals to purchase for their loved ones. Even if you shop for your special occasion at the last moment, you are sure to find something nice at swarovski jewellery. swarovski uk gifts are not restricted to just your lover, you could also pick perfect for almost everyone, including your family and friends. What is so extraordinary and unusual when it comes to swarovski bracelet is that you have an option to pick and select your own to be attached onto the of your preference. Just in the range of swarovski rings, it provides options of a standard or you could opt for the obsidian. Once you select the bracelet, then you select the charms to be supplemented onto the bracelet.

  • http://www.hoplacewigs.com hair wigs

    Fill a sink with cold water and add in one to two tablespoons of wig shampoo. full lace wigs
    cheap full lace wigs Baking soda works well as a cleaner if you do not have access to a professional wig wigs for women towel to remove excess water. Squeeze with the towel, rather than twist or rub, to avoid tangles.
    black hair wigs for women

    shampoo. Together, the water and shampoo are enough to clean the wig of any dirt and buildup. You won't need additional cleansing agents, such as conditioner.

    Swirl the wig around in the sink to clean it. Carefully finger comb the synthetic hair to remove any tangles, and then give it one final rinse of cold water.

  • getredwatch

    best replica watches
    dive watches for men
    mens digital watches
    mens wrist watch
    I feel strongly about it and love learning more on this topic with useful links. If possible, as you gain expertise, would you mind updating your blog with more information ? It is extremely helpful for me. Thanks…!

  • thomassabo100

    In this modern and fashionable society, people are pursuing for abercrombie cool, unique, stylish and innovative. Whether it is abercrombie and fitch uk or fashion accessories all means a lot for modern society of today. Same is the case with trendy looking abercrombie uk. When these are abercrombie & fitch sale, the excitement just gets doubled. Most chic looking burberry outlet are in fashion now. These are one of the favorite fashion accessories for men and women long time ago. If you have not yet tried burberry handbags, it's time to own one and feel the difference it can make to your personality. These are just brilliant and fabulous burberry outlet store. They are most iconic and can provide you with a new feeling and enhance confidence.

  • jainsly

    Welcome to look at cheap ugg boots, which are more stylish, comfortable and powerful bailey button tall uggs. These ugg classic short boots keep your feet warm in cold weather for their A Grade twin-faced merino sheepskin. All these ugg classic cardy uk also feature light and flexible molded EVA bottom with a patent protected outsole design and cushy foam for extra comfort covered with a genuine sheepskin sock. In a word, these bailey button short uggs are most durable and powerful ugg classic tall boots which are very helpful for you and your winter life.

  • http://www.robertreeveslaw.com/locations/oakland.html personal injury

    I appreciate the information. In my articles, I typically put a lot of argument in the middle of the text. Lesson learned.
    Oakland Personal Injury Lawyer

  • http://www.soccerjerseyscity.com soccer jerseys

    We can also list the each exceptional league: As we set off for your new season, AC Milan Jersey is once much more a circumstance of rounding up quite a few the typical suspects inside the form of polemics, Inter Milan Jersey playing scandal and hardy annuals. The apparent substitute through the B Staff is Bartra, who last time was the

  • http://www.abercrombiefitchuksale.org.uk/ abercrombie
  • replicawatchesetatimeetatime

    Vintage Rolex Yachtmaster Replica Watches For Sale tend to be more than mere timepieces. They are tag heuer aquaracer quartz highlighting your individual style and flavor. Cheap Tag Heuer Carrera Replica Watches Price/Review are a stylish selection for people looking for stylish, sophisticated masterpieces transporting a conventional title. These Hiqh Quality Tag Heuer Monaco Replica Watches Price take advantage of the highest quality workmanship and cutting-edge know-how.

  • http://www.uggskin.com/ugg-knightsbridge-5119-c-5.html ugg free
  • http://www.adidastrainersuk.co.uk Adidas Trainers
  • yabin

    Chanel outlet is dedicated to provide you the Chanel online, Chanel online store, Chanel Bags online all over the world with EMS, free shipping. To secure your order we adopt online credit card payment and for each items sold, 14 days money back guarantee is made.

  • yabin

    Boutique Moncler fournir doudoune moncler,tous nos vêtements moncler femme,comme Moncler Manteau,moncler homme,blouson Moncler,femme Moncler,Moncler Homme Est-ce la marque avec l'étiquette originale,la meilleure qualité,pas cher moncler. Vous pouvez trouver les dernières doudoune moncler site officiel styles,des manteaux d'hiver ici. Obtenez une moncler gilets vous garder au chaud. Nous Boutique Moncler est Un moncler pas cher. Veste Blouson est le dernier modèle.>

  • sdsad

    Moncler Women from the UK many women and men whose love for moncler. They are moved to Wiki Moncler.

  • albertfineart

    Christian Louboutin Ankle Boots assuming I would no longer need them. The sexy christan louboutin high heels always makes me feel positive – so I was quite chuffed with Christian Louboutin Mary Jane.

  • http://www.teknocrat.com/what-is-iptv.html IPTV

    thanks

  • http://www.teknocrat.com/compare-hdmi-vs-dvi-vs-component-video-vs-s-video-vs-composite-video.html dvi vs hdmi

    great post

    component vs hdmi

  • http://www.teknocrat.com Technology blog

    nice man!

  • http://www.teknocrat.com Technology blog
  • http://www.teknocrat.com/wordpress-breadcrumb-code-without-plugin-using-tags-category-date.html breadcrumbs

    Very good thanks
    Best wordpress plugins