A day without keynotes. A day with lower energy. TechEd day 3 brought sessions on top of sessions on top of sessions.
Going to a convention such as TechEd for the first time is an interesting experience. the first two days, the Keynotes were the highlight. Announcements, even with little new information, were made. The attendees were fired up or inspired. The was an energy in the air. Day 3, not so much. Don’t let that fool you, there was still a lot going on.
I went to 3 sessions, 2 of them on security, 1 on group policy. The sessions on security were the best. Not just from an I am learning something perspective, but the speakers were great. They made everyone feel welcome, joked around, would get sidetracked, and made sure you walked away with knowledge. Don’t get me wrong, the gentleman who did the group policy session was funny and all, but something about the session left me bored. Maybe group policy is just that boring compared to learning the basics of penetration testing, or seeing how hackers hide.
All that being said, I head into day 3 feeling great and looking forward to the last sessions before I head home.