Surf the exhibitor isles at Tech-Ed 2005 and you'll be bombarded with
sales pitches, giveaways, and contests. MP3 players and smartphones are
common contest prizes this year. Altiris is giving away an Apple iPod.
Some exhibitors however, are going above and beyond the normal offering
of gadgets. Sybari Software, a security software provider in the
process of being acquired by Microsoft, is giving away a kayak,
snowboard, mountain bike, and assorted camping gear. Citrix is giving
away a Creative Labs MuVo Micro 1GB MP3 player every hour. So far,
Sunbelt Software takes the top prize with the customer chopper their
giving away on Thursday, June 9th at 3PM--must be present to win.
Post a comment to this thread and share you favorite Tech-Ed 2005 freebies and contests.
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Bill Detwiler is Managing Editor Tech Pro Research and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. He was most recently Managing Editor for TechRepublic Pro. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop support specialist in the social research and energy industries. He has bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Louisville, where he has also lectured on computer crime and crime prevention.