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Tech-Ed Africa: MVP Engagement was Outstanding!

Tech-Ed Africa: MVP Engagement was Outstanding!

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Known as Microsoft’s flagship event in Africa, MVPs flew in from around the world to make their presence known at Tech-Ed Africa. Delivering over 25% of the sessions, MVPs helped drive advocacy around exciting, emerging Microsoft technologies, including Windows Phone 7 and Cloud computing at an event that featured 211 technical sessions, 13 lunch box sessions, 53 whiteboards and 19 Instructor-led hotlabs.

 

Altogether 142 speakers, and 62 Microsoft team members, gave testament to why Tech-Ed South Africa is renowned as a major Microsoft event.

 

 

Client App Dev MVP Tim Huckaby summed it up, “After 13 straight years of speaking at TechEd’s all over the world, I can only declare one as checked off my ‘bucket list.’ Tech-Ed South Africa was that one. Great people, great place, great event.  I cannot wait to come back.”

 

The enthusiasm didn’t stop there.  MVPs judged the DevIdols, conducted interviews and whiteboard sessions, and even encouraged engagement between delegates and key community influencer's in the community lounge.

 

 

 

Enterprise Security MVP Andy Malone was thrilled about his experience, “I had a fantastic time at Tech-Ed Africa 2010. Durban is an amazing, vibrant city with very welcoming people. In terms of the event I was blown away with delegate feedback, outstanding sessions and a great exhibition hall.”


 

 

Delegates and the technical community experienced an outstanding showcase of MVP engagement at Tech-Ed Africa.

  • Spotted in the photos:

    Photo 1: Jaco from the excellant 6 degrees of code user group and it looks like he is talking to Microsoft Guru Bart de Smet

    Photo 1: I think that is the back of ALM MVP Zayd Kara's head at the bottom

    Photo 2: ALM MVP Robert MacLean (me)

    Photo 3: Jaco and Bart again

    Photo 3: Windows Client App MVP Rudi Grobler using a Poken to share his details

    Photo 4: The community lounge team with Dave Coates on far left and Irwan De Beer on far right

  • Rob, you were just everywhere!! and don't forget about Minkey!

  • Hey, but where am I here!? Was I the only one missed?

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