Tech-Ed 2011 on the Road in Ahmedabad

Monday, June 13, 2011 |

Ahmedabad (Amdavad) was fortunate to had “Tech-Ed 2011 on the Road” event on 11th Jun 2011. I have attended many Tech-Ed events in Ahmedabad but I am happy and surprised too with the overwhelming response this event gets this time. 

Event was held in AMA, Ahmedabad. Hall capacity was approx 300 person even organizers had to arrange chairs to accommodate more persons, so even Pinal & Jacob had to take initiative to find empty space in the room and arrange the chair there so more people can sit there. Hats off to their spirit and feelings towards community members. BTW, even arranging more chairs, many people were standing at the back of the hall without any complain and I am sure, they too were enjoying sessions.

We had back to back interesting technical sessions. 

1st session was taken by Mr. Mahesh Dhola regarding Light Switch which was quite interesting due to practical demos.

2nd Session was taken by Pinal and we all knew that his presentation and technical skills. It was not like just purely TECHNICAL SESSION but it was so interactive and been more interesting by his presentation skill. It was like our Gujarati idioms “Gyan sathe Gammat”. I really really really enjoyed it a lot. It was awesome, amazing. He used to give understanding of really really hard topic, like Wait Types, in very easy way which most of the people can’t do. Thanks to you Pinal.

After Pinal’s session, It was Ahmedabad’s true honor to have speaker like star Evangelist of Microsoft India, Mr. Harish Vaidyanathan. He took session for HTML5, CSS3, Javascript, though I have left web development for years but I thoroughly enjoyed his session, Especially Canvas, Video and Audio facility given in HTML5. It was really awesome, If I would not have attended this session, I would never know about these features this early as I have no touch with HTML now. Thanks Harish.

After Harish’s session, There was MOST AWAITED session there, which is LUNCH. J you know what??? “Gulab Jamun” and “Paneer Butter Masala Sabji”  are my favorite so enjoyed it a lot and wanted to had small nap but one more guest speaker “Dhananjay Kumar”  won’t let me do it by his good session over Microsoft’s “Mango Phone”.

He had small session but was interesting to see multitasking 3rd Party application functionality in Mango Phone. After this session there was no chance to sleep, no SQL guys could ever think to have nap in the session of legendary speaker Mr. Jacob Sebastian.

He is the proud of Ahmedabad and real SQL/XML guru. As Pinal has said in the starting of session, Jacob really felt us bad by his session, he show us what we were doing wrong so far everyday in our TSQL, he show us worst practices in TSQL code.

After finishing of this SQL session there was one more interesting session by one of my friend Tejas Shah on ASP.NET Tips & Tricks. He comes up with less slides and more practical example, people were happy to see the few of the very good tips from him.

After Tejas’s seesion, we had many gifts giveaway to the winners who won the quiz during the event and then we had tea after finishing the event and good chance for networking. 

Finally a BIG THANKS to Microsoft to give us this good opportunity.

Reference: Ritesh Shah
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