Tech•Ed backstage 2010 – VOC208 – The Presentation

We did a talk on the infrastructure behind TechEd 2010 as one of the very last sessions of the event.

The video is available here: http://www.msteched.com/2010/Australia/voc208

The whole talk was very much ‘by the seat of our pants’ as we were insanely busy. Ben Parker, unfortunately, could not make it on stage due to other work commitments at the event. This was a real shame as he is ‘the man’ when it comes to the IT Pro side of the MS Enterprise software stack.

Unbelievably (given the rushed presentation and that most of the slide deck was a re-heated user group presentation I delivered a few months ago because we ran out of time ), we managed to score the #2 spot out of 165 sessions at the event, with an “Overall Satisfaction” of 4.74 out of 5. This is a great result but I cannot help but think there was a lot of other more deserving content at the event that probably should have rated higher.

We had a lot of good laughs – half of them at my expense. The notorious review comment from ARC301 came back to haunt me (2m 20s in … Thanks Jorke ;))

Evaluation scores follow:

VOC208 Tech•Ed backstage 2010!
Friday, August 27 13:45 – 15:00
Central A
David Connors, Ben Parker, Jorke Odolphi
Attendance Count:
Questions
Q10 Overall, I was satisfied with this Session.
Q20 The speaker was knowledgeable about the subject matter.
Q30 The speaker’s presentation skills helped me better understand the material.
Q40 The session was effective in demonstrating the product, technology and/or solution.
Q50 The knowledge/skills I gained are relevant to my role.
Q60 This session was worth the investment of my time.
Q70 I will recommend this session to others.
Q80 Please provide additional constructive comments, suggestions, feedback.

Overall Results

Evals Submitted Q10 Q20 Q30 Q40 Q50 Q60 Q70
19 4.74 4.74 4.58 4.68 4.53 4.53 4.58

Rollup Results

Question Avg % Strongly Disagree % Disagree % Neutral % Agree % Strongly Agree Num. Submitted
Overall, I was satisfied with this Session. 4.74 26.32 73.68 19
The speaker was knowledgeable about the subject matter. 4.74 26.32 73.68 19
The speaker’s presentation skills helped me better understand the material. 4.58 5.26 5.26 15.79 73.68 19
The session was effective in demonstrating the product, technology and/or solution. 4.68 5.26 21.05 73.68 19
The knowledge/skills I gained are relevant to my role. 4.53 10.53 26.32 63.16 19
This session was worth the investment of my time. 4.53 15.79 15.79 68.42 19
I will recommend this session to others. 4.58 15.79 10.53 73.68 19

Comments

Please provide additional constructive comments, suggestions, feedback.
Great look at the unsung heroes of etched. Great way to finish the conference.
Great session to end Tech Ed on. More of an FYI session than a learning one but still really enjoyed it and found it interesting.
interesting to know how the backend stuff is deployed so if i ever need to do something on a similar scale i will have an inkling of what to do
Need to use standard template – one used very hard to read.
This session was brilliant – I saw just how much work went into Tech.Ed to get it going, made me even more appreciative of you all!
Wicked stuff!