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  • Blog Post: Master CodeMason – the winner is chosen

    At the Mobility Smackdown session at TechEd Australia we held the final of the Master Codemason competition. All three finalists had won tickets to TechEd, and were present at Smackdown to demo their applications. The three finalists with photo’s from their on-stage demos Luis Ortega with The Follow...
  • Blog Post: Can You Stomach the Smack!Down?

    As you can tell from the other videos we’ve released over the week, no other breakout session at TechEd comes close to the energy, interactivity and pure fun, than the Smack!Down. Some (speakers) have commented that it’s not a “real” session, because it’s not “serious.” I say that it doesn’t get more...
  • Blog Post: Scarcity

    Scarcity is a well known, and thanks to Social Scientists, proven, characteristic of influence. The scarcer something is, the more people will desire it. I always find it intriguing that in taste tests people actually find the scarcer choice tastier. They don’t just want the food more, or will pay more...
  • Blog Post: Student APPrentice Competition – TechEd ticket winner

    The Student APPrentice has run and we’ve got Edmund Tse on his way to TechEd next week. Edmunds entry of the Scheduler app, will get showcased live at Smackdown at TechEd – so if you are at TechEd, come along to the Mobility Smackdown session on Friday afternoon. If you couldn’t get a TechEd ticket,...
  • Blog Post: Master Codemason Competition – The finalists announced

    The three Master Codemason Competition finalists have been decided, and are all booked for their trip to TechEd next week. We were really impressed by the range of entries we received, covering Lifestyle apps, Music & Video, Business, Utility, Travel, Education – there was social networking integration...
  • Blog Post: All the Toys

    There’s a lot that happens at TechEd in Australia, which to non-geek may seem, well, boring. At least that’s what my wife says. In the Microsoft ecosystem, however, it’s the conference that is chock full of the latest technology. You can get down and dirty with servers, and wireless networks, operating...
  • Blog Post: We Aim to Fail

    In a conversation with someone (outside the tech industry) the other day, I asked the question “Why do you think Microsoft holds events like TechEd at a conference centre like at the Gold Coast?” and his response, no lies, was “Because they want a junket.” This from an accountant. Of course this couldn...
  • Blog Post: Are you Ready?

    In just over a week, thousands of technical experts will converge on the Gold Coast Convention Centre to attend Microsoft TechEd09. But are you ready for the session of sessions?   Technorati Tags: Rog42 , Smackdown , TechEd , Microsoft , Windows Mobile
  • Blog Post: How to win a TechEd ticket

    With TechEd Australia all sold out there's still a way for you to win a fully paid ticket to TechEd Australia on the Gold Coast (with 3 nights accom & flights)!  Enter the Master Codemason Competition Simply submit your Windows Mobile app concept by this Friday - August 21, 2009 and you could...
  • Blog Post: Codemason Competitions Launched

    We have just opened two competition for developers in Australia, with the opportunity to win great prizes, all for getting your great concept for a Windows phone application. Here’s information for them both; 1. Master Codemason Competition For developers - d o you have a clever concept for a Windows...
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