Monday, July 09, 2007 5:25 PM bart

Think you know your stuff? Announcing Speaker Idol 2007

As the winner of last year's Speaker Idol competetion at TechEd Developers, I'm happy to announce this year's edition of Speaker Idol.

So, if you want to get a chance to present at TechEd Developers EMEA in 2008, this is the ideal opportunity to show us your talents as a speaker.

In order to participate:

  • you should be a registered delegate on TechEd Developers EMEA 2007;
  • create a short 3 minutes home video of yourself delivering a presentation;
  • submit it to the jury by October 8th.

In total, the jury will allow 30 submissions and 16 out of these will go to the next round. The 16 finalists will speak at the event's Speaker Idol Theatre in one of the four timeslots, i.e. during the welcome reception and during three exhibition slots. The jury will pick one winner for each slot and all of these semi-finalists will compete against each other in the final time slot.

All detailed info can be found on the Speaker Idol Contest page. Also take a look at the Speaker Idol 2006 Winners page for some quotes by last year's finalists about participating to the contest. It was great to compete with both Anthony and Bogdan in last year's final.

I hope to see you at the Speaker Idol 07 competition in Barcelona this fall; if time permits, I'll be on the first row to watch you become the next speaker star. And if your schedule permits, come and see me during my session (topic still TBD).

A final tip to all of you who're thinking to partipate: impress the judges and show you know your stuff. And if you're really feeling confident: developers love to see (live) code ;-)

 

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