I attended Tech.Ed India 2011 last week in Bangalore, It was a wonderful experience.
Tech.Ed is the largest technological event organized in India, it lasts for 3-5 days, covers latest and up-coming tools & technologies.
This year’s Tech.Ed was held between 23-25 Mar, at the Lalit Ashok Hotel. It included keynote speeches by top executives, technical talks by experts, hands-on lab sessions and a product display expo.
It was a huge event, there were 3147 participants, 107 speakers, 136 tech sessions, 141750 live attendants, 8 conference halls and 2 labs. And journalists, reporters, camera crew etc..
Some of the top executives at the event were:
- QI LU – President, Online Services Division, Microsoft
- Brian Hall – GM, Internet Explorer and Windows Live
- Jason Zander – Corporate VP, Visual Studio
- Yousef Khalidi – Distinguished Engineer, Windows Azure
- Bharat Shyam – GM, Windows Azure Developer Platform
- Moorthy Uppaluri – GM, DPE, Microsoft
There were celebrities too, like Anil Kumble and Gaurav Kapoor.
The event was covered online by Times of India, Facebook and MSN.
I attended as a developer. Developer sessions covered the following topics:
- The Next Web
- Client Development
- Database Development
- Unleash a more beautiful web
- Core Dev
- Cloud Services with Windows Azure Platform
- Business Intelligence
- Visual Studio Tools
- SharePoint Development
(I am not going into technical details in this post.. will cover them in another post.. )
There was a product display expo too. All the latest and soon-to-be released products were kept on display. The main attraction at the expo was Kinect and Surface. Kinect’s stall was always over crowded.
Intel’s parallel studio, MS Azure, Intel AppUp and Capgemini’s stalls were also interesting.
And as always, there was lot of networking, socializing, great food, goodies, music, DJ and loads of fun.. Overall it was a fantastic experience. I would encourage all to attend it next time.