A few days ago I blogged about the Socal Code Camp, but another stellar event will be held this Saturday – The 2011 Houston TechFest! The Houston Tech Fest is the premier technical event in the Houston area designed for IT professionals, executives, business users, consultants and of course developers. The focus is to bring technology experts and IT professionals together to discuss current and future technologies. Even better, this is a FREE EVENT! As of right now, there are approximately 1,000 people registered for the Houston TechFest but it is expected that 1,200 attendees will be on hand.
The keynote speaker for this Saturday’s Houston TechFest is Jeffrey Richter, co-founder of Wintellect and author of a number of books such as “CLR via C#”, “The Applied Microsoft .NET Framework Programming C# Collection” and “Applied Microsoft .NET Programming in Microsoft Visual Basic .NET”. In addition to the keynote speaker, there are approximately 90 sessions scheduled for the day (not bad for one day). The session tracks cover such topics as .NET, SQL Server, Cloud Computing, Agile, Mobile Communications and more.
If the keynote and various presentations aren’t enough, there will be recruiters from the Houston area present so attendees are encouraged to bring their resumes. Also, don’t forget about the prizes that attendees can win. Some of the prizes that will be given away include a trip to Vegas, Xbox 360 and Xbox Kinect, iPods, component suites and more. Last but not least, lunch will be provided to all registered attendees.
The 2011 Houston TechFest will be held at the University of Houston and registration is absolutely FREE. Preregistration is closed but you may still register on site on Saturday.