Read my complete experience series of TechEd 2011, Bangalore
TechED 2011 – Bangalore – An Unforgettable Experience – Day 0
TechED 2011 – Bangalore – An Unforgettable Experience – Day 1
TechED 2011 – Bangalore – An Unforgettable Experience – Day 2
TechED 2011 – Bangalore – An Unforgettable Experience – Day 3
TechED 2011 – Bangalore – An Unforgettable Experience – Day Next
TechEd India is the one of the best Technology Events in India. The event venue was at Hotel Lalit Ashok, Bangalore. This three-day event was from March 23 to March 25, 2011, and this was my third TechEd Event.
I had presented on SQL Server Management Studio Tricks and Tips.
I had presented three topics: 1) MDS 2) Spatial Database, and 3) Database Myths and panel discussion on Blogging.
My Third TechEd in 2011
This time, I presented two level 400 sessions: 1) Extended Events 2) Wait Types and Queues
Instead of writing what happened at TechEd, I am going to write what I did at TechEd. I am sure you will enjoy reading the same.
Session Selections and Preparation
Every speaker knew the sessions they are going to present several months in advance. I had started to prepare for my sessions from then on. I will write a separate post on the how I prepared the sessions. Following were my major milestones in the preparation process:
- Two long discussions about the two sessions I was going to present with the Database Technology Evangelist Vinod Kumar (he is currently the Technology Specialist at Microsoft Technology Center).
- Vinod and I had 3-4 revisions regarding the outline of the sessions.
- I studied Extended Event for more than a month to understand the entire technology.
- I wrote a month-long series on the wait types and queues and learned this subject in depth.
- I spent hours creating slides. Each slide deck had more than 40 slides – where 15 slides were meant for presentations and 25 slides were kept as backup reference.
- I did not rehearse my session speech as it is in prompt, but I tested my scripts almost 2-3 times a day till the last moment.
- Following people helped me at various levels to prepare the sessions.
- Vinod Kumar – He helped me at every single level. From sessions review, flow review, additional resources, pre-session feedback, post-session feedback and much more.
- Govind Kanshi – He helped me with some key input for presentations and gave me opportunity to work with a real client for additional insight.
- Jacob Sebastian – He took my sessions and studied them diligently. In case, I was not there to present due to any unavoidable issue, he was ready as the backup speaker.
I created one more presentation on T-SQL Tricks and Tips in case of any emergency. So, I was ready with a total of three sessions.
Day 0 – March 22, 2011
I went to the hotel at 12.00 PM. I checked all the locations and stage where database track was going to happen. I joined Vinod Kumar and learned so many things about pre-day preparations. We tested all the audio and video as well stage locations. We were there till late evening. I ran all my demos one more time on Day 0. When I reached home, it was already 10.00 PM. I practiced my sessions demo one more time. By the time, I went to bed, it was like 2.00 AM. I set three alarms to wake up at 5 AM as I had to leave from home at 6.00 AM to reach to venue.
Reference: Pinal Dave (http://blog.SQLAuthority.com)