The cool guys at Microsoft HQ decided it would be a good idea to celebrate the MSP (Microsoft Student Partner) program by inviting a small number from all over the world to come together for the first Student Daze MSP Summit. This two day conference is jam-packed full of sessions for the MSPs as well as a bunch of entertaining activities as well to really have fun with.

I was fortunate enough to get scope to invite two Aussie MSPs to the event, and now the three of us are sitting happily in our hotel in Bellevue, waiting eagerly like little boys who can’t wait for Christmas morning.

It was a tough ask to select two from the more than two dozen MSPs in Australia – there are a bunch of guys who could have easily made it, but unfortunately I couldn’t get to invite more, so had to make the difficult decision (to help highlight how blessed we were to get two – the whole of the APAC region had an allocation of four – and I finagled 50% of them to come from Oz).

Anyhow – the two that ended up being invited and who accepted before I even got the words out of my mouth are Luke Kim from over in Perth and Edmund Tse in Sydney. These two guys are very much representative of the great individuals we have in the MSP program in Australia and I’m really looking forward to getting to know them better and helping them upload as much information as they can so they can bring it back to the rest of the MSPs.

So, as I said – here we are in our hotel, waiting for the morning. We’re told we have to be down in the foyer at 6.30 and even that didn’t elicit a groan (well, not a big one anyhow). Tonight we went looking for a reasonably priced restaurant and found a southwestern grill across the road called Z’Tejas. Turns out that Edmund is underage as far as Washington state is concerned so we couldn’t even go in one place!

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Luke and Edmund at Z’Tejas

Gonna try to hit the sack now – the next two days are going to be a wild ride!