Sunday, October 13, 2013

Dog Food Conference 2013

In the tech industry, when a team uses its own products or services, it's called dogfooding. The idea is that if a company or team wants to promote its products and services, it should use those products and services itself, or "eat its own dog food". Dog Food Conference started in 2008, based on this idea. Its founders wanted to create a Midwestern conference by and for those who work with Microsoft technologies.

Dog Food 2013 is scheduled for November 21-22 at the Microsoft Office in Columbus, Ohio. It features tracks on ALM, Azure, collaboration tools, infrastructure, mobility, .NET, security, SharePoint and SQL BI. Conference speakers are technical professionals who use these technologies in practical, real-world situations every day. 

In 2012, the Dog Food steering committee decided to give back to the community. The conference now features a food drive called Dog Food for Human Food. Attendees are asked to bring donations of nonperishable food to benefit Mid-Ohio Food Bank and LifeCare Alliance. 

Conference registration opens October 21 at 10:30am Eastern Time.

I hope to see you there!

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