The MUST attend conference of the year

Again this year, ask any .NET developer and I bet the vast majority will tell you that TechEd Europe is the MUST attend conference of the year. Together with the Microsoft team, INETA Europe have put in a massive effort to make sure that there are useful and exciting things for you as an INETA user group member attending TechEd Europe 2010.

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There are meetings, parties, competitions, sessions, events and more you can take part in to build and renew your user group contacts. If you plan on attending Tech·Ed, stop by the INETA booth. This is your chance to shake hands and rub elbows with members of your community.

My personal goal as president of INETA Europe is to make sure that this event will be the best one you ever attended. During Tech·Ed, like always, we want to hear from you! What can we do to make INETA better? What can you do to help INETA? Got a question about running a user group? Want to start a new group? Want to get out and share your knowledge with others? Long story short, this is your chance to get your voice heard!

Join my fellow INETA Europe board members and me here for discussions, comments and suggestions! In this issue of our special newsletter we give you fresh news about the conference, speakers and special registration offer, and more.

If you have any questions about the goals of INETA, or if we can be a source of encouragement and information for you, do not hesitate to drop us an email at


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  2. Damir Tomicic
    President INETA Europe

Super special registration offer Tech·Ed 2010!

Image promo especial offer register before August 30th

Get access to key technical education, and hear direct from the people who know. Be part of an influential community and build personal connections with experts and peers that will last a lifetime.

Anderson's PhotoBrad Anderson to Keynote Tech∙Ed Europe 2010. Microsoft CVP, Brad Anderson, will be a keynoter at this year’s Tech∙Ed Europe event. More announcements on keynoters and sessions to come in September. Join the TechEd Europe email newsletter, or visit the website for the latest news.

Register by 31 August for Only €1,695 + VAT (save 200€ off Conference Registration Price -and €400 savings over last year’s full price). The full conference registration fee for delegates includes access to all Break-out Sessions, Hands-on-Labs, Exhibition Hall, Keynote and Welcome Reception), This is your last chance to save on registration.

 If you book your hotel through the Tech∙Ed Europe accommodation booking service by 31 August, you’ll also receive a FREE, 6-day public transit (BVG) pass. The BVG pass entitles you to full use of public transportation (metro/city train/tram/bus) in Berlin. Visit the registration page for details on both offers.

Attendees Receive a Free TechNet Subscription

Tech·Ed Europe attendees will receive a free, one-year Microsoft TechNet Subscription, specifically selected for IT Professionals that support enterprise-wide environments. The subscription includes access to the complete stack of full-version Microsoft infrastructure and business solution software for evaluation and testing purposes, as well as access to upcoming beta releases, E-Learning courses and priority support on TechNet Forums. The subscription benefit for attendees excludes the two (2) free support calls included in the Professional subscription level; all other benefits are the same.

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  2. Nicola Bartley

Tech·Ed Europe 2010 in Channel 9!

Go Behind-the-Scenes of the TechEd Europe event, Win a Free Pass!

Jennifer Ritzinger (event owner) and Mike Swanson (keynote owner) host a weekly video show to share the latest news and ‘behind-the-scenes’ details about the Tech∙Ed Europe event.

On the most recent episode, they talk to content owner, Steven Salazar, about the results of the session preference voting and the upcoming release of sessions. Also, they announce how you can win a FREE pass to the event! In case you’ve missed any, you can still view all the episodes:

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  2. Miguel Lopez
    Vice-president Marketing INETA Europe

Win a free pass ticket to Tech·Ed 2010

How do you get a free pass to Tech•Ed Europe 2010? Is very easy if you have read last entry, about channel 9... It is a big value; free ticket to tech•Ed Europe 2010 is worth € 1895 + VAT, and you can get one for free. This free ticket doesn’t include flight fares or hotels: You are responsible for your own travel and hotel costs.

You have to do is follow channel 9 videos about Tech•Ed Europe 2010 (, and go beneath, in the forms at the bottom of the episode, post the reasons why you think you need to come to Tech•Ed Europe, why you think you have to be there in person, and you have to be totally creative, remember there is a free ticket for Tech•Ed Europe 2010.

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  2. Miguel Lopez
    Vice-president Marketing INETA Europe

BcnDev Reloaded (UG Activities)

 To the end of July we organized the BcnDev Reloaded event in which we proposed a day of sessions to update the audience for the new capabilities of .NET 4.0 and Visual Studio 2010, from the hand of fabulous local Speakers. It was such a successful event, even we had the fact that it was celebrated almost in August, having a splendid register quota, of about 130 registered attendees, as you can see on the attached picture.

On the event, we would like to thank the fabulous sponsorship we had, from one side, INETA supported the event and we would like to thank properly. We were able offer great food to the attendees due to the great sponsorship, also we had a great venue & great gifts for everybody, making a special mention to the customized t-shirt we could give to everybody that attended - this was exclusively sponsorized by Renacimiento, from which we are grateful, as you can see on the group photo next.

We could offer some geeky Swag giveaways thanks to Microsoft, some subscriptions to a local technical developers magazine, DotNetMania, discounts for trainings for Aula Vulcan and, last but not least we also gave a impressive MSDN Subscription (with Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate, of course).

This was only possible through the support of our sponsors, mentioning MSDN (Microsoft), Barcelona Activa, INETA, Renacimiento, UGSS, Aula Vulcan, DotNetMania and Brainsiders. We also had great speakers to whom we have to be very thankful for their time, & great quality of their sessions.

If you want to know more, you can follow us at
The BcnDev Team.

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  2. Jose Luis Latorre
    Vice president Events & Sponsorship INETA Europe