Monday, January 24, 2022

Festive Tech Calendar 2021- its a wrap

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Gregor Suttiehttps://gregorsuttie.com
I have over 20 years experience in various roles throughout my career mainly working with Microsoft technologies, roles include, developer, site reliability engineer, architect, team lead, team manager. Experience building large Azure solutions using numerous Azure services to deliver the right solutions to our customers.

I would just like to say a big huge THANK YOU! to everyone who was involved in this years Festive Tech Calendar, organisers, helpers and the people who contributed thier submissions.

December is a busy time for most people trying to tie up loose ends with projects etc, and I appreciate its not a nice time to have to deliver a workshop or record a talk for our event.

This year we had 137 entries at the start if December but due to Covid we have had a number of people who had to withdraw.
To each and every person who withdrew, I just wanted to go on record to say you never need to say sorry to anyone, health and family health goes before everything else, thank you for submitting and I hope everyone submits again next year.

We had a record number of people taking part this year and its been the biggest event we have ran yet so next year we will continue to do the Festive Tech Calendar, if you missed out this time please submit again next year.

Everyone who submits gets to take part – and I do mean everyone.

I have learned a few things running these events of the past 4 years and I plan to record some videos on how to go about running an event like this using Sessionize.com, more on that coming in February.

This year we decided to raise money for charity and we set a target of £5000 which was hugely ambituous.

I am delighted to say that at the time of writing this we achieved £5000 and you can still donate https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/festivetechcalendar

Before I go here are some figures thus far:-

  • 90 Videos
  • 7.7k Views
  • 514 hours worth of content watched

Next year we will make some changes so that we can concentrate more on raising money for a charity as this year time ran away from us with regards to this.

Thanks for reading and I hope you all sign up again next year!.

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