Upcoming Events

Chad Z. Hower aka Kudzu – Speaker Extraordinaire

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See what attendees
and organizers say:

“What a show! Good speaker, good session, totally enjoyable.”
Attendee Feedback Form
TechEd Asia

“If you are looking for a brilliant speaker for a conference, consider Chad Hower. As you might know, I make very few endorsements of that sort. …. The good news is that he’ll be an independent speaker and if you run a conference or a user group anywhere in EMEA, you should really consider have him come over and talk.”
Clemens Vasters
WCF Program Manager

“Wow-Very very professional.”

“We could not have delivered the First Dev.Conference (Geek Event) in Gulf without Chad’s input to planning and excellent delivery which has had very positive effects on our perception and engagement with the developer community in the region.
Many many thanks.”
Vimal Sethi
DPE Lead
Microsoft Gulf

“An excellent presentation and a good overview of the technology. I’m not 100% convinced of it’s application but really impressed with the presenter. Well Done and thanks :-)”
TechEd Europe Feedback Form

“Good session. Great speaker…. good look into the future as well as pragmatic review of current stuff.”
Attendee Feedback Form
TechEd US

“Chad Hower was really amazing and made almost every one in the room to fall off his/her chair, he knows his stuff, but he also does it with passion and laughter. Thank you, thank you and thank you Chad for your support to MS Kuwait, and hope to have you back in the near future.”
Omar Draghmeh
EPG Manager
Microsoft Kuwait

TechEd Europe Feedback Form

“This is for me the best session I have attended; technically accurate, hot topic and the presenter knows and uses the power of humor to educate on the subject.”

“This guy is great and the contents is incredible.”

“Chad was presenting at our WebDevCon conference in Moscow, also I saw him presenting at various events before and I always was delighted by his style of presenting and being in contact with the audience. I can say for sure – Chad is one of those speakers whom you can learn from.”
Alexander Lozhechkin
Architect Evangelist
Microsoft Russia

“Very good speaker! Was overtime but we didn’t care!”

“The best session in the event till now.”

“Chad excelled in presentation, educational and technical skills while ‘performing’ during Developer & IT Pro Days 2006 in Belgium.”
Tom Mertens
Audience Marketing Manager
Microsoft Belgium

“Very good entertaining speaker. Great topic about user-friendly interfaces and user-experience.”

“Chad has a laid-back and comfortable way of presenting topics, he has the ability to lure knowledge into us, in a both entertaining and efficient way. He also has the ability to make the audience participants, not only spectators. By looking at things from new viewpoints – Chad is a master here, you start to think in a new way. His sessions become a trip in Aha!-land, an exciting trip.”
Ingvar Nilsen
Oslo Delphi Day 2006

“Wish he had more time for another session, excellent!”

“Best speaker of the 2 days for me. This man can fill a whole day without falling asleep or losing the public’s attention.”
Attendee Feedback Form
Belgium Developer Days 2006

“If you look beyond the jokes you will find a deeply knowledgeable individual who is always willing to help the community. Chad manages to excide the crowds not only by jokes but by deep knowledge and hands-on experience on the topics he delivers!”
Evangelos Hadjichristodoulou
BizTalk MVP

Upcoming Events

Events are listed in reverse order. Because of this events far in the future may be listed first. Events prior to September 2006 are not listed. This page is also available in RSS feed form.

Sep 10-13, 2007: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – TechEd South East Asia

Mar 27-29, 2007: Brussels, Belgium – Dev & IT-Pro Days 2007

Mar 27-29, 2007: Dubai, UAE – Geek 2, Return of the Code
Geek 2 is the second event of Geek which was launched in 2006 at the Cinestar complex in Dubai. More…

Mar 22, 2007: Helsinki, Finland – Dev Days

Mar 20-22: Portugal – Dev Days

Feb 27-Mar 1, 2007: Frankfurt, Germany – Basta
I will be presenting at least two sessions this year at Basta. When I was at Microsoft, Germany was outside of my territory and so it has been a few years since I spoke at Basta. It is good to be back. More…

Feb 4-7, 2007: Cairo, Egypt – MDC 07
Last year things conspired against me. Between losing my voice and being snowed in, I was not able to make MDC 06. But this year I am in Cyprus and it does not snow here at sea level. More…

Dec 20, 2006: Brussels, Belgium – Internal Microsoft Training Delivery

Dec 18, 2006: Nicosia, Cyprus – Vista / Office Launch

Dec 15, 2006: Oslo, Norway – Delphi Day
We are still deciding on actual topics, but I assure you whatever I present will be fun and interesting! More…

Dec 13, 2006: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia – Vista / Office Launch

Dec 12, 2006: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia – Vista / Office Launch

Dec 11, 2006: Khobar, Saudi Arabia – Vista / Office Launch

Dec 6, 2006: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia – Innovation Days

Dec 4, 2006: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia – Innovation Days

Dec 3, 2006: Khobar, Saudi Arabia – Innovation Days

Nov 7-10, 2006: TechEd: Developers Europe – Barcelona, Spain
This year TechEd Europe has been split into two events, one for IT Pros and one just for developers! I am a track owner of this event for the Base Class Library track. This track covers neat things like the FCL, ADO.NET, XNA, Robotics, MicroFramework and more. I will also be speaking at TechEd: Developers Europe. More…

Oct 25-27, 2006: TechEd Sri Lanka
One of the really nice benefits of being a professional speaker is all the exotic locations I get to visit. My next exotic place is Sri Lanka. More…

Sep 2006: TechEd Asia – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
I will be presenting three sessions at TechEd Asia. More…