TechEd 2014

June 30, 2014 Kevin Hulse

TechEd 2014

Last month I attended Microsoft’s developer show TechEd North America 2014 in Houston, Texas, and  with all this time passed, the conference is a blur. However, I do remember each of the firsts I accomplished:

üFirst business trip.
üFirst visit to Texas. 
üCreated first interactive demonstration application (much harder than it sounds).
üRode my first mechanical bull.
üWatched the Houston Astros win a game (I hear that’s an actual first). 

At the Atalasoft booth we gave away more than 300 shirts and received over a thousand entries for our 3D printer giveaway. Additionally, we showed our interactive demo numerous times and it did not irreparably break! (Achievement Unlocked).

I’d like to highlight a few things from the event and give some shout-outs:

  • Josh D’Ambrosio won the 3D printer. Congratulations!

  • Microsoft’s VSIP team threw a great “Dev-Hero Mixer” complete with LED ice cubes. Check out our glowing drinks below!

  • Scott Hanselman and Scott Hunter won the praise of our developers at the show. They presented on the proposed future of .NET on a server platform (vNext, RyuJIT and Rosyln). You can watch the presentation here:

  • And lastly, shout-out to our booth neighbor Cloudvue Technologies for having both a cool product and for being genuinely awesome to share space with.

We met a ton of interesting people from all over the world who are so passionate about their jobs and we got to show off our Wingscan and WebDocumentViewer controls to so many attendees! Overall the event was great. Microsoft definitely knows how to organize a huge show that’s both educational and engaging. Can’t wait for TechEd 2015!


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Kevin Hulse

Kevin is the Associate Solutions Enablement Specialist (a Technical Marketing position) at Atalasoft. He has worked prior in both engineering and support at Atalasoft. He also runs the company sponsored softball team and is an avid game player.

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