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TechEd North America was a great event from a GITCA standpoint. Our thanks go to the GITCA NORAM team who did a great job of preparing for and running the GITCA booth in the Community Zone. There was a steady stream of visitors over the 4 days. Those visitors ranged from GITCA member leaders to “we have heard of GITCA but don’t know what they do?” to “I have never heard of GITCA”. We hope that everybody went away feeling that they had made a good time investment. Guitar Hero once again proved to be a great draw. We hope that the many people who went away with GITCA shirts will wear them regularly and with pride. The Bing map, showing the location of GITCA member groups, was a great tool for helping people find groups to join near their home, encourage people to start a group if none existed and to demonstrate our global presence. Our grateful thanks go to Graham Watson of Microsoft Corporate for setting it up. If your User Group isn’t displayed on the Bing map please email info@GITCA.org. See you at TechEd Atlanta in 2011.
BOF was again a great success thanks to the hard work put in by Tim, Barry and Russell for GITCA and Stuart, Bob and Chris from INETA. There were 32 sessions covering a wide range of technical and community topics. Our thanks go to Microsoft for their continued enthusiastic support for BOF.
If you happen to be attending Tech·Ed Europe, in Berlin again this year, please come to our booth and say hello. As we get closer we will keep you updated on our plans. Please note the following:
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GITCA will be making its first visit to the EMEA MCT Live Summit. If you are attending please come and visit us in the Community zone of the Exhibition Area on August 26th. Many GITCA volunteers are MCT’s and we appreciate their commitment to the ICT community.
Sanjay is the CEO of Wireless Strategist and Consultants, Pvt. Ltd. and is the Microsoft Regional Director for Mumbai, India. He has been active in the community for many years and is very well respected. From time to time we will feature articles by Sanjay.
Top 7 Reasons
The full article can be read at http://blogs.communitiesrus.in/communities/2010/07/03/top-7-reasons-why-people-join-a-user-group-community/.
William F. Miller is a celebrated world authority and visionary on business strategy, industrial development, entrepreneurship, innovation, technology, and international thought leadership. He advises world leaders including US Presidents.
Graham Watson is a Microsoft Senior Manager and is part of the team responsible for the relationship between the technical professional community and Microsoft on a global basis.
Alain Chenais is the newly elected ACM President. He has more than 25 years of management experience in the software industry, with a focus on 3D technologies and social media.
Chris Harrison is a Ph.D. student in the Human-Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of ACM XRDS and a Microsoft Research Ph.D. Fellow.
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