Episode 7 of the TechEd Countdown Show is cued up and ready for you to watch! Rick (@RicksterCDN) and Joey (@JoeySnow) “broke the news” about the presenters for the TechEd keynotes in New Orleans and Madrid. Of course, by the time the show was posted, the news had already broke because Microsoft sent out an email yesterday (on Tuesday) letting everyone know that Brad Anderson will be giving the keynote. Better luck next time guys.
They also talk about the conference parties and provide some useful tips and tricks. For example, if you are in New Orleans and are heading to the Closing Party at the Superdome, take note:
Leave your conference bag at your hotel. Do NOT bring your bag. You do not need it.
Do NOT bring your conference badge. As Rick says in the video, “Friends don’t let friends bring their conference badges.”
Do NOT lose the sheet of paper with party details and your wristband. Do NOT tear off the wristband until you’re leaving for the party. No wristband = No party for you!
The third topic they cover are the community outreach events where everyone will have a chance to give back in New Orleans. Check out the TechEd blog post about opportunities to help both on Sunday before the conference as well as during the week, similar to what was done at TechEd 2012 in Orlando.
Finally, they touch upon the TechEd achievement badges. Once again, check out the TechEd blog post for more info.