techday lv 2012

By | 4th October 2012

Techday Latvia 2012 was a great place to be.

Superb organization, diverse lectures and friendly people.

I’ve been particularly amazed by the following presentation:

10 Deadly Sins of Administrators about Windows Security

Paula Januszkiewicz

Microsoft Most Valued Professional

Although I’ve kept the security subject in sight there are some cool features/known facts that I’ve certainly missed. Best part of the presentation was that it answers all those “Why do we do that and have this functionality” kind of questions, why are the products developing in a specific direction and etc.

Mix this up with a good sense of humor, a cute, passionate presenter – and you’ve got yourself a presentation you must attend. 😉

I’ve been so impressed that after attending the lecture spent some time googling up the information on her presentation and this subject and it turns out she did quite a few of them over the recent years and some of the info in those presentations cross-matches.

And here’s the sad part – I bet it’s not exciting at all to go through the same and same kind of info on numerous conferences over the years, must take an immense amount of patience.

Anyway – amazing, energetic person that really gets the message to you.

On top of that – participated in the lottery roll out and to my surprise I won, not the main prize – X-Box, but still a nice enough laptop bag plus some other minor things like an MS T-Shirt which signifies that I’ve sold my soul to the devil (ms). 😉

Good times.