Lately, I've done a lot of talking and tweeting about Dog Food Conference, a local conference focusing on Microsoft technologies. I'm a relative newcomer to the IT community and a bit of a marketing nerd. So I'm super excited that I'm on the steering committee and handling marketing and social media for such a well-known conference.
Dog Food started when its founders realized that the Midwest needed an event for Microsoft professionals to meet and learn from one another. It was successful and, with the exception of 2011, has been held every year since 2008. Over 400 people will attend Dog Food 2012 to learn about technologies including .NET, SharePoint, Windows Phone 8, Azure, and Active Directory and XBOX. The conference takes place November 8-9 at the Microsoft Office in Columbus.
This year, Dog Food is adding two new events to the agenda.
- Dog Food for Human Food: A food drive benefiting Mid-Ohio Food Bank and LifeCare Alliance's Groceries-to-Go program.
- Women in Technology panel discussion: Five ladies will talk about their experiences working in a predominantly male-dominated industry.