TechMentor! Call for Presentations

The Call for Presentations for TechMentor Orlando, part of Live! 360, is Now Open

Presentations are due: Friday, March 27, 2015 5:00 PM PST

Submit your proposals here:

Join us at the Loews Royal Pacific Resort in beautiful Orlando Florida, November 16-20, 2015 for a break from the early winter chill and an exciting opportunity to present cutting-edge, production-ready sessions to an eager IT Pro audience of TechMentor attendees.

It’s a busy, exciting time in IT, and we’re asking our speakers to present new and exciting sessions. While we’ve always had, and continue to maintain, a strong Microsoft focus, we recognize that business datacenters are increasingly embracing a range of vendors and technologies, so you’re welcome to present on anything that’s relevant to the current IT landscape.

The TechMentor Orlando agenda for November 2015 will consist of 75-minute breakout sessions. Note that we will also have a small number of 4-hour and 8-hour opening and closing workshops available, if you’d like to propose deep dive topics.

While we’re always interested in helping our attendees prepare for the Next Big Thing in IT, we’re also trying to help them do a better job with what they’ve already got. Many organizations still rely primarily on Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2, for example. Many haven’t finalized plans to move to substantially newer core technologies.

With that in mind, here are some ideas to get you started:

  • Windows 10 – especially migration and centralized management topics
  • Containerization – of servers and apps
  • Virtualization – especially automation and large-scale management, and especially on VMware and Hyper-V
  • Mobile Management – this is a challenge for everyone
  • Windows PowerShell – predominantly looking for task-focused education
  • Desired State Configuration – topics built from WMF 5.0
  • Patch Management – pretty much an evergreen topic
  • Storage, Software – Defined Networking, and other deep infrastructure topics
  • Core Infrastructure – wireless networking, security, ethical hacking, and more, provided the sessions are technically deep and expert-level

Our audience consists of IT Professionals with years of experience, as well as the odd newcomer, so we tend to focus on technically deep sessions. Feature overviews and the like aren’t often appropriate. Also, we’re not really looking for entry-level sessions on virtualization, because most customers have already moved past that stage and are actively using virtualization in a big way.

TechMentor Orlando is part of Live! 360, so please make sure any SQL/Data and SharePoint/Office 365 sessions are submitted under the appropriate conference CFP.

We look forward to hearing from you!
Don Jones and Greg Shields, TechMentor Conference Co-Chairs

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