It's the Best, Coolest, Biggest, Rocking event we have ever had in Sri Lanka.
Early morning I was in a kick ass mood prepared for everything. Slowly walked into the hall. I was shocked ... speachless ... WOW! . Couldn't even believe '' Is this the BMICH hall ''. Man .. the stage Rocks!
Stage and the enviorenment was really amazing.
King on the stage
Event started with a cool scene where King Auther (Sriyan) came and draw the sward from a rock. and with a rock track playing. and then after that the whole day was rocking.
I'm glad and honered that I did a presentation @ the Launch Event ... Thanks to everyone who encouraged me ... Merill, Alan, Chandi, Fiqri, Mahesh, Pras, Jinath, Ruwan, Buddhike, Jinashiri and specially Ed. It became possible all thanks to the guidance I got from our good old (i'm not sure how old he is ) mentor Ed. I'm glad that for the first time a Sri Lankan tech speaker got a change to speak at a big Microsoft event line this in Sri Lanka. Somehow my buddy Casper have shot me doing the session without the flash in the cam. I'm sure i'll be able to get a photo of that ... hmmm ... somebody will put it on a blog. I better start hunting for it now.
Anyways, I'm not sure about how happy the crowd was about my presentation. Because there were two tiny silent moments, because I forgot few bits. Dudes! It's not like doing a presentation in the user group. Trust me guys, Can you imagine ... when you are on the stage ... alone . I'll wait for the feedback summary. Fingers crossed.
Interlude session about the communities was also a nice one. MVPs Ruwan, Pras, Jinath, Buddhike, Dinesh and my self participated on this with our mentor Ed. Andrew and Manzi was not there. Manzi boy is eating snow in Sweden ... I thought he went for an office project . We missed you on the stage buddy. I think we gave a good intro about the communities and what we do. Hope we get more and more techies to power-up both forums.
Cool thing is Manzi boy is not even in the country but he became the first to post the event photos on the web. See how advanced we are.
Behind every successful event there is a team dedicated. Managed to catch some of them on photos enjoying the outcome of the hard work.
And we found that there are some heavy metal rockers among the forum members. Cool!.
More photos coming soon.