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I’m speaking at IT/Dev Connections 2017

The IT/Dev Connections 2017 takes place in San Francisco from October 23-26. IT/Dev Connections is a highly technical and non blahblah event, delivered by professionals for professionals. To give you an idea, this is the only event (I think) that has no keynote sessions, just a small talk 5 minutes before the welcome drink on the first day of the event.

There are five technical tracks:

  • Cloud and Datacenter.
  • Data platform & business intelligence.
  • Enterprise Collaboration.
  • Enterprise Management, Mobility and Security.
  • Development and DEVOPS.

I’ve submitted a couple of sessions (surprisingly in the Enterprise Collaboration track) and I’m happy to announce two sessions were selected:

  • High Availability in a Microsoft federated infrastructure –
    October 25, 9:15 AM
  • Message Security – Is this legitimate email or not? –
    October 26, 8:30 AM

If you’d like to join me and other already confirmed speakers like Bert Wolters and Sander Berkouwer, use the following link to register!

The last 15 editions the event took place in Las Vegas, this is the first time it is NOT in Las Vegas but in San Francisco, in the Hilton San Francisco Union Square.

Want to know more? Any ideas or feedback? Just leave a comment below or drop me an email. I’m looking forward to see you all again in San Francisco!

ITDev Connections 2016 Las Vegas

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From October 10 until October 13 the annual IT/Dev Connection was held in the Aria Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, for the 15th time this year.

IT/Dev Connection is a relatively small tech conference with approx. 1000 ~ 1250 attendees (my guess). Because of this size the event is very accessible, attendees can approach speakers, vendors and sponsors easily without being too crowded. It happens regularly that a speaker is walking through the hallway or having lunch at the venue, and it being approached by attendees, this makes an event like this much fun, both for speakers as well as attendees.

The event has a strong Microsoft technology focus although you can see some other sessions as well like sessions about Docker or Amazon Web Services for example. The good thing about this event is that it is an event about Microsoft technology, not organized by Microsoft and sessions are presented by non-Microsoft employees so you get plenty of real world scenarios instead of the marketing talk you typically get at Ignite. Even better, this year there weren’t even keynote sessions since they contain too much marketing blahblah J

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