Friday, October 16, 2009

Vancouver TechFest 2009

All user group and technology community leaders in Vancouver are working closely together in organizing Techfest-2009. Mark November 21, 2009 on your calendar; it's a Saturday and as usual the sessions will appeal to both Developers and IT Professionals. More details are at

The event will be held at three lecture theatres at the BCIT campus in Burnaby, BC. We are oganizing a nerds dinner at the Professor Mugs pub, also at BCIT, a night before the event on Friday November 20, 2009 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM. Attendees to the dinner are expected to pay for their own food and drink. Come to the dinner and mingle with your community leaders, fellow nerds, John Bristowe of Microsoft, and speakers.

Registration is now open! Register at: This event is filling fast so don't wait.

Get ready for an exciting line up of industry professionals providing you with free training; and be sure to bring your laptops, FREE WiFi will be available for all attendees.

Don't bother to bring lunch, its FREE as well, courtesy of Microsoft!

Although Rob Chartier is spear-heading this event, I am very proud that all user groups leaders in Vancover are actively involved in things like:

- securing the BCIT venue
- securing sponsorship
- finding speakers
- spreading the word
- developing an event website

I should also thanks John Bristowe of Microsoft for being actively involved in planning with us this event and offering valuable ideas. He also organizes a weekly conference call where we all update one another on the status of things pertaining to TechFest 2009. It is shaping up to be a super festival of technology.

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