TechEd Amsterdam – the tall guys

Well, I’m sorting everything out and getting ready to fly over to TechEd in Amsterdam on Sunday with Betsy.  I’ve bullied her in to delivering a session on how the blogging engiines are constructed at Microsoft.  Betsy looks after http://blogs.msdn.com, http://blogs.technet.com and http://gotdotnet.com and in her spare time she answers all of the queries from bloggers here asking for new features and wanting to start blogs etc.

I’m delivering a chalk talk session on blogging – not a session for a change – and it’ll be nice to be a delegate for most of TechEd instead of feverishly practicing my demos and praying that nothing will fail during my session, so I can relax and blog about the event instead which will be nice.  But there’s one thing I don’t like about TechEd in Amsterdam, and it’s not technical or logistical either…

I’m 5ft 3 inches tall.  Much, much shorter than the average dutch (or scandinavian) person.   So when everyone gets their delegate bags, and wears them over their shoulders, those bags are at head height for me in my flat shoes.  So when anyone turns round, I get sideswiped.  I can’t carry beers either – unless I hold the tray at arms length vertically above my head (which is then at eye level for everyone else).  Maybe I need a flag…

So come over and say hello to me at TechEd I’ll be at the LCS ask the experts stand during the week, and also manning the booth at the Ask the Experts area…