So TechEd is over, and the world is slowly returning to normal. How was it? In a word, "wow". Another word, "intense".
I had more high-profile things going on the TechEd than at any prior events, and they all worked out perfectly. Here's my personal scorecard for events I was directly involved in/coordinating:
- My TechEd session on BizTalk and Web services: a success. In fact, turns out this was the most attended BizTalk session at TechEd!
- INETA User Group Leader conf: a success, just like past ones, lot's of fun, great attendee feedback
- Regional UG Meeting: approx 120-140 people attended to hear the C#/VB.NET teams present at a regional UG meeting I organized
- INETA Board/working group meetings: done, many of them, lots of good brainstorming
- Number of sessions I was in all the way through: 1 (the one I gave!)
- First day I was able to see even a partial session: Thursday (Day 4)
- Best dinner award: The Marine Room
Yeah, it sucked. The attendees got to see the worst San Diego ever gets, it was like days we get in Feb (I warned you this could happen). On Saturday, after most of you had gone, the clouds parted and it was a bright sunny morning, followed by more seasonal temps in the mid-70's. My wife and I wandered around the Gaslamp and caught part of the jazz festival. Sunday it was ~80 at the coast (I did a therapeutic beach day :)), which is as hot as it ever gets. For those of you that chose to hang out for a couple for a few extra days: great choice, you got to see why we love to live here.
Thanks to everyone for making this the best TechEd yet. See you all in Orlando next June!