It is a long time since I last attended Microsoft Ignite 2015 in Chicago. This year I was again selected to participate as a Technical Learning Guide together with other 60 fellow Microsoft Certified Trainers to help the attendees to perform the hands-on labs.
Conference actually started on Sunday, with the Pre-Conference Workshops. I did not registered to any of them, so I went to conference center to collect my badge. Orange County Conference Center in Orlando is huge. Microsoft Ignite is taking place in all concourses, and several sessions are taking place in nearby hotels. Also this year, Microsoft Envision, a business oriented event, was co-located with Ignite.
The conference center seemed empty, but was a long queue at registration with attendees to the Workshops. Fortunately went quickly, after 15 minutes I got my badge.
With nothing to do until afternoon, I went to a Barnes & Noble bookstore and to the mall. A lot of people were buying the new iPhone Xs.
I returned to conference center in the afternoon and attended the TLG orientation, then I had a chance to see the preparations in the expo hall. There is a huge wide screen on one side of the hall, and also a TV studio.