It’s that time again for the IT Crowd…TechEd Europe. It’s the big Microsoft event every year we all look forward to. It’s worth the weight in gold just for the networking. As an MVP and MCT you meet others from the community who you commonly exchange email with and talk with, but this time, it’s face to face.
Last year I had the opportunity to work with one such influential person on the Microsoft Learning (MSL) stand and was looking forward this year to seeing her again. Well, unfortunately she wasn’t selected to man the booth again, however as she’s German and the conference is in Berlin I did get the chance to see her:
It’s my good friend Theresia Riesenhuber. What is even better is that upon her arrival in Berlin (just to say hello to all of her friends mind), she brought me an orange laptop bag, which I asked her for last year. Wow, can you believe she kept that for an entire year (it’s the orange bag in the photo on the right above)!
So, as you can see, TechEd isn’t just about learning, it’s about the experience and seeing people as if it’s a family reunion of sorts and similar to some things MasterCard can’t buy, the experience is priceless. Unfortunately though, the experience this year is without Theresia, though it was brilliant to catch up and hopefully I’ll see her again on the floor soon at another conference!