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  • Tech.Ed Australia 2010 begins today !

    While some keen attendees spent the past 2 days in deep dive sessions, for the main show, Tech.Ed Australia 2010 begins today. The event kicks off with a keynote at 4.30 this afternoon. Keynoting this year is Michael Kordahi and August de los Reyes. It’s going to be an...
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  • Tech.Ed 09 – Keynote liveblog

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  • Tech.Ed 09 – Pre-conference

    After arriving in Queensland on Sunday, I’ve enjoyed the sunshine, the beach and the lightning, but now the action is about to start. Attendees are starting to arrive (invade) in preparation for tonight’s Welcome party. It starts at 6pm, might see you there ! I’ve just picked up my...
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  • Interviews @ Tech.Ed

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  • Halo 3 hoodies!!

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