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Real World. Real Time. Real IT.
ntSeptember 27 u2013 30, 2011, the TechRepublic editorial staff hosted the third annual TechRepublic Live Event, where IT professionals meet to share their experiences and exchange their collective knowledge about business technology.
ntIn keeping with our established tradition for TechRepublic Live, here are some candid photos taken at the three-day event.
ntKeep checking out the TechRepublic website to find out when next year’s event will take place u2013 you really should be here next year.
Deb Shinder and Nick Nielsen
ntParticipants begin to gather.
ntGrace Simrall from the Louville Digital Association gave a presentation.
Grace Simrall and Jason Hiner
First day whiteboard
ntOne of the highligts of TechRepublic Live is the afternoon breakout sessions where the attendees decide what topics to discuss. This is what they were thinking about on Wednesday.
ntAnother highligt of the TechRepublic Live is the daily raffle. We raffle gadgets, cracked open devices, geek gifts, and other items acquired by an active inquisitive editorial staff.
Deb Shinder and Jason Hiner
ntDeb Shinder brought an autographed book for our raffle: Zero Day: A novel by Mark Russinovich.
Sonja Thompson and Jason Hiner
ntThis is a wrist rest allegedly signed by Bill Detwiler himself – a collector’s item to be sure.
Topics remaining from Wednesday
ntOne of the presentations Thursday was Bill Detwiler showing off our plethora of tablets.
Tablet hands on
Tom Shinder talking Microsoft private cloud
Career management panel
ntJason Hiner, Grace Simrall, Toni Bowers, Rick Vanover, and Donovan Colbert share their expertise on IT careers.
The topic whiteboard is again full
Breakout Thursday 1
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Raffle day two
ntAnother autographed copy of Day Zero: A novel.
Raffle winner Thursday 1
ntOn Thursday, we tried something a bit different – to claim your prize you had to introduce yourself to the rest of the attendees. This really helped break the ice at that night’s dinner/party.
Raffle winner Thursday 2
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ntThis was the last raffled item – the Acer Iconia Tablet.
ntFrom all accounts I have heard, the 2011 TechRepublic Live was a great success. Everyone learned from the experience and many new friendships were created.
ntThe TechRepublic Editorial staff looks forward to an even larger turnout in 2012.