The conference “Best of TechEd & Convergence 2010,” hosted by Microsoft Iceland last week saw record-breaking attendance. With 1,134 guests, this was the best attended IT conference in Iceland to date. The previous record was set at last year’s conference, which 850 people attended.
The “Best of TechEd & Convergence 2010” conference saw record attendance.
“If we play our cards right innovation and IT can not only help us to increase accommodation in all our operations, but also become one of the most important factors of creating capital goods for Icelanders in the coming years,” commented managing director of Microsoft Iceland Halldór Jörgensson in a press release.
The “Best of TechEd & Convergence” conference was held for the first time in Iceland in January last year, following the abolishment of sponsored educational overseas trips for Iceland-based IT employees after the banking and currency collapse of 2008.
The Twitter wall proved useful during panel discussions.
Instead, Microsoft Iceland decided to invite foreign lecturers from the American TechEd and the European Convergence conferences to hold presentations in Iceland on the latest IT developments.
Everyone interested in familiarizing themselves with these developments could attend the conference for free. In addition to Icelandic attendees, a number of people traveled to Iceland specifically to attend the conference.
Microsoft’s latest software solutions were among the topics in the conference’s agenda. The latest technology was used during the conference, including an Icelandic registration system that runs on Windows Azure and a Twitter wall was used for communication between guests and to pose questions in panel discussion.
The conference will be held again next year.