TechEd Enterprise Geeks Dinner 2011


A few people have asked what we plan to do about the annual Enterprise Geeks dinner at TechEd this year. I’m afraid I have good news and bad news on that topic.

First the bad news: we are not planning to have an Enterprise Geeks organized dinner at TechEd Las Vegas this year. I will be the only one of the Enterprise Geeks founding members in attendance at TechEd Las Vegas this year. Let’s face it, without Rich’s leadership on getting the Buffet planning going, it becase less and less likely that we would be able to have the dinner. Add to that the fact that the podcast won’t be restarting until our first live recording from TechEd Las Vegas and we were left with little chance to promote the dinner. I still plan to go to the buffet at the Wynn before the concert on Thursday night if anyone wants to join me, but we won’t be trying to reserve a big block of tables as in years past.

Now the good news: for the first time we will be brining the Enterprise Geeks dinner to TechEd in Europe. Both Rich and I will be there and we are already starting planning for the dinner. We are open to suggestions, especially from anyone who lives or who has travelled to Madrid. Since TechEd Madrid doesn’t occur until November, this should give us plenty of time to plan.

So while plans didn’t allow us to continue this tradition in Las Vegas this year, we are bringing the fabled Enterprise Geeks dinner to a new geography this year. With any luck we will be able to have the dinner across all TechEd locations some day.

10 responses to “TechEd Enterprise Geeks Dinner 2011”

  1. Blag says :

    I’m a little sad and angry that Rich and Ed are not coming to TechEd this year…Craig has a better excuse and Dan is nowhere to be found…but…of course I want to join you on Wynn dinner -;)

    Greetings,

    Blag.

  2. KK Ramamoorthy says :

    Tom, that sucks but would be great to catch up for the adhoc buffet. Have fun in Madrid. A great place to go out and have fun, lot of food options, I suppose..

    Cheers
    KK

  3. Chris Paine says :

    Well, the buffet it will be then!

    Does this rule out any pool volleyball sessions? 😀

    See everyone who can make it there!

    Chris

  4. Martin English says :

    Hi Thomas,
    I’m unable to attend TechEd LV this year, due to some personal issues, however it looks like I’ll be attending TechEd Madrid. Looking forward to my 2nd ThinkGeek dinner 🙂

    Martin English

  5. Martin English says :

    DOH – I was thinking of my shopping requirements – Of course, I meant Enterprise Geeks Dinner !!!

  6. Luis says :

    hmmm I’m trying to attend in the Madrid Teched, this dinner is open for everybody or is some kind of sect 🙂 ?

  7. Thomas Jung says :

    @Luis – dinner is open to anyone interested and who is willing to try and eat while joining in on enterprise geek kind of conversations. 🙂

  8. Luis says :

    Cool! If I can convince my boss to let me assist to the Teched in Madrid, you can count on me!

  9. Thomas says :

    Sounds like a plan, will try to join you guys on Thursday!

  10. David Hull says :

    Thomas, I’m planning to see you there in Las Vegas! Had a good time at the Wynn last year, looking forward to it again.

    Cheers,
    David.

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