TechEd 2006 Keynote

Next week is Microsoft TechEd in Auckland.

I would link to the registration page, but it sold out a long time ago.

This time last year I was preparing for the keynote. It was originally supposed to be a double team with me and Sam, but he had to pull out at the last minute, so I ended up doing it by myself.

Here are the slides and audio from my presentation on SlideShare:

http://www.slideshare.net/rowan/teched-nz-2006-keynote-rowan-simpson

The start may require some explanation: I was introduced by Jaquie Brown from TV3 who was the MC. She was boasting about her feedback on Trade Me, so I decided to look her up and see what people had actually said about her. :-)

Unfortunately I won’t be at TechEd this year, but if you’re heading along look out for the presentation by Alastair and Craig from Xero as part of the “voice of the customer” track.

UPDATE: I just got an email from SlideShare to say that this presentation is featured in their Spotlight section. That’s cool!

5 comments on “TechEd 2006 Keynote

  1. Ben says:

    Really awesome / motivational. I’m one of those “couple of guys in a skanky flat with a laptop” @ http://www.ignitionmagazine.co.nz.

    Is Tuesdays presentation online?

  2. Nigel Parker says:

    Hey Rowan it is a shame that you won’t be joining us this year.

    I will publish the keynote at http://techedlive.co.nz so that you can experience it virtually!

    Also we have made a great Make Your Mark customer video to show that features Sam, Rod and Hamish Carter ;)

  3. Awesome!
    I hadn’t heard the heater story! It’s really cool to hear about some of the initial milestones (i.e the first time you had 1000 people online at the same time) We’re not even close to being there, but I have been known to take a screenshot or two for memories sake, when we hit certain goals.
    Can’t wait to hear the stories of Xero’s success in the years to come :)

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