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April 23, 2009

I’m Getting On The Bus!

It’s officially official…


MS Learning picked me as one of the six winners of a free trip to Tech-Ed 2009! Not only that, but I’m taking the road trip option. That’s right…cross-country via bus. Atlanta to L.A. in 11 days, with tons of stops in-between.

Here’s the current itinerary for the Career Express tour, straight from MS Learning’s kickass Born to Learn blog…

  • Friday, May 1st: Atlanta GA
  • Saturday, May 2nd: Atlanta, GA to Greensboro, NC
  • Sunday, May 3rd: Greensboro, NC to Philadelphia, PA
  • Monday, May 4th: Philadelphia, PA to Cincinnati, OH
    • Philly TechFest 2009 at Springhouse, 8:00am – 10:00am
    • Antonia Pantoja Charter School, 7:30am – 9:00am (private event)
    • Edward W. Bok Technical High School, 10:45am – 12:00pm (private event)
    • MCP “Tweet-up” in Columbus (be sure to follow us on Twitter for details!)
  • Tuesday, May 5th: Cincinnati, OH to Indianapolis, IN
    • MAX Learning Luau at MAX Technical Training in Cincinnati, 11:00am – 1:00pm (featuring Windows 7 previews, lunch, drawings and more!)
    • “Bring a Friend” Night at LANTech Training, Indianapolis, 5:00pm – 7:00pm Bring a friend interested in starting a career in IT, and you both might win a TechNet Plus subscription (and your friend might win a laptop, too!)
  • Wednesday, May 6th: Indianapolis, IN to Kansas City, MO
  • Thursday, May 7th: Kansas City, MO to Denver, CO
    • MCP Study Break, Red Rocks Community College, Lakewood, CO, 8:00am – 10:00am (featuring live rounds of “Are You Certifiable?” and Windows Server 2008 exam prep sessions)
    • Ask the Experts at Ameriteach, Greenwood Village, CO, 4:30pm – 8:00pm (featuring live rounds of “Are you Certifiable?” sessions on Windows 7, SQL Server, OCS and more—delivered by stellar MCTs!)
  • Friday, May 8th: Denver, CO to Santa Fe, NM
    • Get Off the Bus! Free day for our intrepid but tired riders—come join us as we explore Santa Fe (follow us on Twitter to see where we’ll be!)
  • Saturday, May 9th: Santa Fe, NM to Phoenix, AZ
    • Glendale Community College, 8:30am – 10:30am (details coming next week)
    • Microsoft Technology Round-Up, Training to You, Phoenix, 12:00pm – 3:00pm (featuring Windows 7 previews and Windows Server 2008 certification sessions—register here)
  • Sunday, May 10th: Phoenix, AZ to Las Vegas, NV
    • “How to Thrive in Your IT Career” at Netcom, 2:00 – 3:30pm (featuring Windows 7 preview)
  • Monday, May 11th: Las Vegas, NV to Los Angeles, CA

That’s a whole heaping lot of places where you can come get your learn on with us. We’ll be delivering technical intros and overview, career talks, and all kinds of stuff that’ll be so amazing, you’ll think you were stealing something. So if you’re within striking distance, I hope that you’ll come say “Heya” at one of our stops!

All that’s really just the start. The Career Express will also be at Tech-Ed 2009 with an “Are You Certifiable” booth where folks can play live rounds of the game for prizes. More details on all that later.

And you can bet I’ll be documenting the whole trip, right here at the Funcave. So stay tuned.

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  1. Pingback from the blog

    comment by Oliver Sommer | MVP EBS — April 23, 2009 @ 10:34 pm

  2. [...] thru 11 – The Career Express Tour, Atlanta GA, Charlotte NC, Philadelphia PA, Cincinnati OH, Indianapolis IN, St. Louis MO, Kansas [...]

    pingback by welcome to the funcave » Where I’ll Be In 2009 Redux — April 24, 2009 @ 5:30 am

  3. Now that is juzt crazy cool!

    comment by Mom — April 24, 2009 @ 7:08 am

  4. I will see you in KC!

    comment by Jason — April 24, 2009 @ 7:21 am

  5. Hey Mom…

    You need to check out the official announcement on MSL’s Born to Learn blog:

    Make sure to read Olli’s warning to the rest of my fellow bus travelers in the comments. It’s a riot!

    comment by chris — April 24, 2009 @ 9:09 am

  6. Hey Jason…

    Awesome! Look forward to catching up with you, man. Been way too long. Hope you and your fam are all doing well.

    comment by chris — April 24, 2009 @ 9:10 am

  7. Chris RUE is touring America talking EBS…

    Chris Rue, Essential Business Server MVP, says he’ll be joining the MS Learning crew as they travel on…

    trackback by Nicholas King — April 25, 2009 @ 8:45 am

  8. [...] here at the Funcave all weekend long. Trying to wrangle my personal logistics into shape for the cross-country bus trip to Tech-Ed next month isn’t impossible, but ain’t exactly a walk in the park [...]

    pingback by welcome to the funcave » Should We Stay Or Should We Go? — April 27, 2009 @ 1:31 am

  9. [...] Chris Rue’s Welcome to the Funcave ( [...]

    pingback by Welcome to the Funcave » The Career Express Tour Tweet-ups And You — April 29, 2009 @ 10:51 am

  10. [...] Chris Rue is coming to Cincinnati on Tuesday May 5 on the Microsoft Tour [...]

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  11. Chris,

    It was very cool seeing the bus tour yesterday in Cincinnati at the . Hope your whirlwind tour is a blast.

    Rock On! – Dale

    comment by Dale Unroe — May 6, 2009 @ 11:13 am

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