Tech-Ed Europe 2013

I am booked for Tech-Ed Europe 2013.

It’s being held in Madrid this year which will be interesting as I’ve never been there before, all my earlier Tech-Ed visits have been to Barcelona, though the latter is a really nice place and I will miss not going there.

It’s also nice considering I had going there in my development plans for the last two years but it was postponed due to too much project activities and lack of time.

Architecturally it’s also very well timed as we’ve just finished our biggest project in many years and I’m free to look for both technologies to fill gaps, ease user pains and increase user friendliness and also look at both Office365 and cloud technologies such as Azure which are “hot topics” right now in the organisation.

Soon all of this will end

Major project reorganisation again. About the 5th or 6th I believe. With about 1,5 months left of the project it is starting to feel like there is maybe, really, a light in the tunnel ahead, soon.

Today it is almost 2 years since the project officially started. It has been a massive once in a lifetime experience (but that’s what I recall thinking about i-2001/Nextstep too at that time, so who knows…), performing a demerger, outsourcing and offshoring, while at the same time designing and building an entire IT infrastructure architecture from absolutely zero and up to what it is today, and in a completely hostile environment with all major stakeholders in opposition. That has been quite an interesting journey.

One day when all of this is over I shall look back on the project and say “I built this”,
by the time that happens, there shall be noone else left who remember it.