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TechEd '04

So hey, about to attend my first MS TechEd conference this week...gotta admit, never been to one of these things, so I'm a bit nervous =)

I've picked out all my breakout sessions, but I'm curious as to what to expect outside of that.  Are the BOF sessions worth going to?  How about the Jam sessions?  Hands-on labs?  And the attendee party?

Any thoughts/comments welcome...


Saturday, May 22, 2004


Brace yourself for a large gathering of pasty, white middle aged men wearing shorts (that are too short) with black socks and dress shoes.

Well, I'm exaggerating, but only a little bit.

They are a blast, you'll learn a lot, probably eat and drink too much and get a chance to hang out with some interesting, if not poorly dressed, people.

Too many Tech Eds
Saturday, May 22, 2004

"a large gathering of pasty, white middle aged men wearing shorts (that are too short) with black socks and dress shoes."

Yeah! That sounds so *HOT* to me!

Elephant
Saturday, May 22, 2004

You know about the "no pants" thing, right?

Philo

Philo
Saturday, May 22, 2004

No pants, or no underpants??

Elephant
Sunday, May 23, 2004

If one has no underpants, one pants, neh?

Simon Lucy
Sunday, May 23, 2004

Wow, how will I ever manage to pay attention to the seminars with all those hot studs running around everywhere? lol...


Sunday, May 23, 2004

What's the "no pants" thing?


Sunday, May 23, 2004

Since everyone just wears khaki dockers anyway, there's this group consensus thing that after the first day everyone just wears swimsuits or running shorts and save on the drycleaning costs.

(All the pics are on the first day, so dress up - coat and tie)

Philo

Philo
Sunday, May 23, 2004

Well that's good!  This is San Diego...you're likely to catch heat stroke if you walk around all day in a suit and tie, lol.

OK, that's not *completely* true, business people do still dress up for day-to-day work here...but not me ;-)


Sunday, May 23, 2004

And of course, if you do decide to wear swimsuits or running shorts, they should be flattering to your package.

Hmm...I wonder if anyone will wear a jockstrap or a codpiece or speedos (sp?)...

Someone's at the door....someone's ringing the bell...

Elephant
Sunday, May 23, 2004

OK...first day is  half over, and I have yet to see anyone wearing a suit n' tie...even the Microsofties are all in business casual.  I'll report back tomorrow on whether anyone had the audacity to run around in a speedo ;-)


Monday, May 24, 2004

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