Today is what I am referring to as Day 0 at Tech Ed. I've reserved day one for the tomorrow when the keynote takes places and the sessions begin. This may get confusing as my Tech Ed schedule calls today day 1, but that just doesn't seem right. Now with that out of they way....
Today was the INETA User Group Leaders Summit which brought together the organizing leaders from INETA as well as user group leaders from all over the place. This was a great event that allow me to finaly meet face to face with many that I have exchanged emails or phone calls with in the past, or other who's names I have just heard. Somehow being talked into working the registration desk gave me a really good opportunity to say hi and chat briefly with many of the attendees as well. The day included a variety of workshops aimed at helpign user groups be more effective in promoting themselves, obtaining sponsorship and adding value for all participants. If you're involved in a .Net user group and are not familiar with INETA, please check them out. If you're not involved in a user group, it's time to either go find one or start one up!
On of the highlights of the day was also having Ari Bixhorn present Indigo. It was a brief but very interested session where he even build a peer-to-peer cha application in under 5 minutes. I'm looking forward to much more Indigo content throughout the week.
And in other important news, today I stated the official collection of Tech Ed T-Shirts. So far 4 shirts and counting!
Now, it's off to try and decide which sessions I'll be attending tomorrow hopefully leaving time for the hands on labs and other networking.