A welcoming cocktail party invited attendees to Tech.Ed last night, before getting down to business today with the opening keynote by Anne Kirah
Opening night welcome party
Good use of a Sandman: turning it into mobile gaming machine.
What could possibly make this many geeks line up?
A free shirt!
Sometimes you just have to be online, even in the midst of a party with free drinks.
Some of the fun of the FIFA 2006 tournament.
Anne Kirah delivers her keynote address.
Delegates moving into the first learning sessions.
Punters check out the vendor booths.
Attendee backpacks prove extremely popular - as evidenced by the reflective glow.
Security is playing a significant role at this year's Tech Ed.
In the beginning was the command line... some things never change.
A look into one of the intimate developer sessions.
Getting help at the Dev Garten.
Some would say that it is a long way from software engineering to journalism, others would correctly argue that it is a mere 10 metres according to the floor plan.During his first five years with CBS Interactive, Chris started his journalistic adventure in 2006 as the Editor of Builder AU after originally joining the company as a programmer.Leaving CBS Interactive in 2010 to follow his deep desire to study the snowdrifts and culinary delights of Canada, Chris based himself in Vancouver and paid for his new snowboarding and poutine cravings as a programmer for a lifestyle gaming startup.Chris returns to CBS in 2011 as the Editor of TechRepublic Australia determined to meld together his programming and journalistic tendencies once and for all.In his free time, Chris is often seen yelling at different operating systems for their own unique failures, avoiding the dreaded tech support calls from relatives, and conducting extensive studies of internets — he claims he once read an entire one.