TechEd Europe 2006 - Day 2

On Wednesday I did my second session which was entitled "10 Things To Know Before Internationalizing An
Application". It was the first session of the day and I was happy with the result. About 150 people attended and
there were lots of good questions after the session.

TechEd Europe is running a competition called Speaker Idol where would-be speakers get to present a 5 minute slot to an audience and a panel of experts. The winner gets a speaking slot at TechEd Europe 2007. I’ve seen a number of these presentations and the speakers have been quite impressive. The eventual winner was Bart de Smit and if you get a chance to see him he should be well worth your time. Another notable contestant was Bogdan Prodan, a 25 year old from Romania. Bogdan gave a great presentation and even though he didn’t win I think we will be seeing more of him at future conferences.

In the evening each country had a "drinks and food" event at a local venue. The UK evening was at Shoko with some excellent food and some excitable dancers and musicians. Naturally they sang in Spanish but my spanish wasn’t up to understanding the lyrics. They could have been singing anything...
Shoko - Ian Cooper, Clare Parr, Dave McMahon

Shoko - Dancers and Musicians

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Posted by: Guy Smith-Ferrier
Posted on: Friday, November 10, 2006 at 9:39 AM
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