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The best of the hub

01 Oct 11

Tech.Ed’s ‘The Hub’ is the conference’s central exhibition hall. If you didn’t get a chance to make it down to Tech Ed this year, or maybe you did but were too busy flitting between sessions, here’s what you missed:


Microsoft partners Intergen had a very popular display at Tech.Ed, mostly because it featured a four-way car racing competition. Needless to say, the competition was fierce.


Although Intergen’s display allowed entrants to compete head-to-head, the Xbox showcase was no less popular, offering conference-long contests in dance, bowling and table tennis on Kinect, as well as Formula One racing and FPS gaming in 3D.


Password management software providers Thycotic didn’t have a single piece of computing hardware on their site, but they have still received constant traffic thanks to the two espresso machines providing fresh coffee to weary delegates (especially popular the morning after TechFest).

Joob Mobile

Appealing to every delegate’s inner ten-year-old, the folks at Joob Mobile decided to go retro this year, offering a two-car RC track for delegates to test their old-school racing skills.

Fuji Xerox

The retro prize, though, must go to Fuji Xerox, who adorned their display with an arcade unit offering classic space-shooter Galaga. Good stuff.