TechEd 2005 - What is a GrokTalk?
You may or may not have heard that the RDs are putting together a series of mini-sessions called GrokTalks (RSS) at TechEd 2005.
The deal is this: We've all sat through some pretty lousy technical sessions at conferences. For the most part, sessions at TechEd are filled with good information, but every once in a while you sit through 75 minutes in order to "grok" something that could have been explained in 10 minutes.
We thought it'd be interesting if we put together three days of presentations that were only 10 minutes long! Just the facts, just the technology, in a short format. We'll see presentations from folks you may have seen speak before like Scott Stanfield, Carl Franklin, Billy Hollis, myself, Juval Lowy, as well as a few from out of town, or the other side of that world that you may not have have had the opportunity to see.
We're doing our best to put together some compelling content. Right now we're all struggling to assemble 50+ presenters and 100+ presentations, and we'll get the info to you as it comes.
Sometimes you may find yourself with a free session slot at TechEd. Why not swing by the RD Both for three GrokTalk's in the space of one regular session.
The good news is that we'll be filming each of the talks for replay at GrokTalk.net and we may assemble them in some portable format for later.
Remember, these are only 10 minutes long, packed densely with information. Like espresso. Only with code samples.
Join us at the RD booth at TechEd for GrokTalk's starting Tuesday, June 7th.
Scott Hanselman is a former professor, former Chief Architect in finance, now speaker, consultant, father, diabetic, and Microsoft employee. He is a failed stand-up comic, a cornrower, and a book author.
On the topic of making the GT videos available, I might even be willing to pay a small price ($10?) for a DVD version with your code samples.
PS - Any more movies with Rory before next week?
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will the video's be avaliable to non-techEd attendees?