| ||Just back from the Microsoft TechEd China this week, it was a great and fun trip! It's no doubt that the content of the event is good (I visited the site 1 day before the opening and it's just like a mess and I thought whether I go to a wrong place... but the owner can setup everything within just 24 hours anyway), and I've also visited the Great Wall and other famous tourist spots in Beijing with few of my friends. :)There's a plasma in the hotel lobby displaying some advertsement, I took this pic when I back to hotel at about 19:00, but it's actually start loading since 08:00. :S |
BTW, I just attend few sessions by Stanley, Harry and Omar only throughout the event, as these are the few English speaking sessions out of 200 presentations. I attended one session by Stanley and there was a translator who tried to translate the words from Stanley's mouth to Mandarin in real time, I think this idea is good as the majority are Mandarin-speakers over there, but I think Microsoft should do some rehearsal or practise for this kind of arrangement before live, as the translator said too much (I know he said some extra bullshit as I understand Mandarin a little bit) and he sometimes overlap and stop Stanley impolitely...
Specifically, I'm quite disappointed about the Q&A session, which is the most important part of a presentation IMO. The audience ask questions in Mandarin, but the translator didn't translate and repeat what're the questions back to the audience, or he assume all of the audiences are able to understand Mandarin? (There're obviously few foreigners paid for this event man...)
For the community and user group, I'm glad to work and meet the MVPs and UG leaders in China, and participate in the BOF and MVP booth over there. It's a big jump in the China community for sure.