This last Saturday I had the honor of presenting at the first Houston TechFest. Michael and his crew deserve to be congratulated in pulling this off so well. The found the balance between number of topics and number of tracks just right, and they pulled in over 450 people for the event.
Sogeti was there in force, with our Houston office going above and beyond. We had no less than 3 speakers (Ben Scheirman, Mike Azocar and myself), each giving two talks, and then members of the TechFest staff, and finally a table in the sponsor area with many friendly faces connecting with the developers there.
I gave my "Introduction to C# 3.0" talk to well over 100 developers in the large Houston Room, and early that day spoke to 20 valiant souls who showed up to "Introduction to BizTalk Server 2006". Both groups were absolutely great and it was a pleasure to meet everyone.
Thank you to everyone in Houston who made this event possible, and I look forward to next year!