The conference took place between the 10th and 14th November 2008. It was my first time in such big event and I have to admit that I was excited! Thousands of developers around Europe and other countries near Europe, huge amounts of knowledge exchange, very interesting sessions on new Microsoft technologies, ask-the-experts sessions where someone could have deep technical discussions with Microsoft experts regarding the various MS technologies, exhibitions and of course, Speaker Idol!
Based on the fact that I wanted to experience TechEd as much as I could, I participated to the Speaker Idol Contest :). Even though I was somehow expecting to feel a little bit nervous I did not; after all I was among fellow developers!
So, I talked about the MERGE statement in SQL Server 2008; a really interesting T-SQL enhancement. The presentation went well but unfortunately I did not make it to the finals. Though, regardless the result, the experience was worth every minute!
With these great emotions, I am leaving Barcelona tonight and hopefully I will make it to the next TechEd in Berlin next year. Who knows? I might even participate again to Speaker Idol! :)