Tech Talk 2 by Todd Swensen
Start planning for BrainShare 2009—it's only four months away
Believe it or not, BrainShare 2009 is less than four months away, which means it’s already time to start planning your trip to one of the most popular and well-regarded technical conferences in the industry.
If you’re a BrainShare veteran, you’ll recognize all the things you’ve come to love about BrainShare—informative technical breakout sessions, in-depth workshops and hands-on training opportunities, and plenty of close, personal interaction with Novell partners and the company’s top technical talent. But you’ll also notice some new and exciting changes to the conference that will enhance your BrainShare experience.
For example, the BrainShare team has combined the Novell Technology Lab with the Exhibitor Showcase to create a comprehensive new “IT Central” area that will provide an even richer and more hands-on experience featuring solutions from Novell and its partners. And based on its overwhelming popularity last year, the Installation & Migration Depot will be expanded and open all week long in the South Lobby of the Salt Palace. They’re also changing around the schedule just a bit, so make sure you visit the Web site to get up to speed.
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If you’re thinking about attending BrainShare for the first time, you’ll quickly learn what long-time attendees have known for years: BrainShare is one of the best technical conference values you’ll find anywhere. For the early-bird registration price of US$1,695, you get six full days packed with more than 500 hours of educational content and training—and there are plenty of other things to look forward to: great food, entertaining and enlightening evening parties and events, and much more.
During the next few months, Novell Connection will feature a series of articles with more detailed information about the sessions and activities you can look forward to at BrainShare 2009—along with some suggestions for making 2009 your best BrainShare experience ever. In the meantime, make sure you check out the official BrainShare Web site, register quickly to take advantage of the early-bird discount and review and vote on the session proposals for 2009.