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Ignite your IT and Enterprise Dev skills this May

Get ready for a glimpse at what’s possible today and in the future

Consolidating the various IT and Enterprise developer conferences, Microsoft Ignite will be in Chicago this May.  Microsoft Ignite kicks off with pre-conference sessions on Sunday, May 3, and concludes the afternoon of Friday, May 8.

This is a new conference and is aimed at IT professionals and enterprise developers looking to learn about new and existing technologies and network with the best in the business.  Ignite replaces TechEd and other IT/Enterprise related conferences.

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella will be the key note speaker and will be joined by other Microsoft leaders.  Brad Anderson, Joe Belfiore, Julie Larsen-Green, and Mark Russinovich are just some of the Microsoft executives that will be appearing at Ignite.

With over 270 sessions, there are topics to interest both IT and developers.  The topics cover Microsoft technology from A to V.

The conference will be held at the McCormick Place Convention Center, near downtown Chicago.  Registration is already open and if you are planning on attending, sign up now to get a good hotel close to McCormick Place.

On February 3rd at 9am (PT), join the Ignite team for #IgniteJam on Twitter.  The Ignite Team and conference speakers will be online to answer your questions.  To participate in this #IgniteJam

  1. Log in to Twitter at 9:00 AM PT on February 3rd. For easier real-time participation, use Twubs and join the Ignite Team at: http://twubs.com/ignitejam.
  2. Introduce yourself and include the hashtag #ignitejam and tag the Ignite Team at @MS_Ignite.
  3. Watch for questions coming from @MS_Ignite and chime in with your answers and commentary, using the hashtag #ignitejam.

You can find Ignite on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and for some odd reason, Google+.