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    Why Dry Runs?

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    It's all about practice. The best speakers in the world - however smooth and experienced they are - will not deliver a great presentation if it has not been practiced. Delivery will not be smooth, the presenter will be scrambling to hit key points and...
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    The Art of the Keynote

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    One of the hardest things to do when preparing for a keynote is not the content or demos in the keynote, by far, the hardest thing to coordinate is people. You can have the best demos, best slides and best announcements that'll rock thousands of attendees...
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    Why so last minute "lah"

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    That's how my fellow country men and neighbors would say it. Some people call it the Last Minute Syndrome, and some Friday Afternoon Syndrome . But generally, this is usually called Procrastination. Everybody procrastinates, even the most diligent...
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    Dry-runs a-coming.

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    We have booked 3 large rooms for MEDC Session Dry-runs happening from April 10th till 21st to get through all of our sessions and to ensure that our speaker's delivery is great and session content is appropriate and good enough for everyone. If you're...
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    Panel Sessions at MEDC

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    This year we have not planned for any Panel Sessions as we got varied +ve and -ve feedback from attendees about Panels. What do you guys think? Would you attend a Panel session instead of attending a breakout? Would you spend your time talking to a...
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    Flight of the Bumblebee

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    ok so we just got our flight schedule for the MEDC International Ontour events. one word. CRAZY! I was expecting to fly a lot but ugh. Mike did some basic calculations and here's what he came up with. Total miles: 26,320 Flight Time...
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    MEDC OnTour Worldwide Events

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    We've just locked down on the International MEDC locations. This year we'll be covering a total of 8 countries / regions outside of the US and hope to reach a total of over 10,000 mobile & embedded (thanks Mike!) developers worldwide. here's the...
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    TechEd and DevConnections

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    So we're in a holding pattern while speakers and content providers begin building their content for MEDC. They have roughly 2 months to put their slides, demos and scripts together and upload them into our content tool. My personal hunch is that most...
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    Kick A$$ Content Management Tool

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    Thanks to our vendor, we now have a really useful tool for managing content for MEDC. You can imagine having to manage over 272 sessions, 100+ speakers covering over 11 technology areas belonging to 10 different sub-owners can be a demanding job. We used...
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    A Thousand Apologies

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    I realize that we've past the deadline for notifying all content submission owners. We promised that we'll send out the email yesterday 1/30. There were some issues internally with our process and systems and we should be done by tomorrow latest. We...
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    More Old or More New?

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    Part of our content planning process was to decide how many sessions were on new technologies and how many there we on the old. Most of the time, the discussion skewed towards whether we can talk about these new technologies and usually if we can, we...
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    First Content Review Completed

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    Phew. Survived the 3hour content review yesterday. We got all the content owners together in a big room (with a small TV) to stare small text in an excel spreadsheet to go through all content submissions from the Call for Papers Website at http://content...
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    Up and Running

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    Finally after many emails and headaches.. got this blog up.. so.. what is this blog about? well i'm hoping that this will give you some insights into our planning cycle for the MEDC 2006 event. If you don't know already, my name is Loke Uei (pronounced...
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